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XXXV, No. 88
Published Mondays and Thursdays.
I1J0 In $lila
^Oot of State
teds Drive Forward
War news today was high
lighted by accounts of vari
ed Allied successes on three
or more fronts.
In Africa the Allies are
busy frying to keep Rom
mel’s German troops from
retreating into Tunisia,
where they may seek to
unite with axis forces at
Tunis and Bizerte, and some j
fierce fighting has been in
progress with British, French !
and American troops uniting j
against axis forces.
JV)tn Russia comes the goon |
news that the great Red offensive i
continues to roll westward toward j
Rostov. Kharkov and other cen
ters in spite of all out efforts on
the part of the Germans to make j
Celebiitles join up ivith Uncle Saul »l&iifShow
R. W. (fwyii, who was pre-
.sentenl with a S-htM) war bond
Thursday at the annual stock
holders meeting of the Bank of
North Wllkesboro as a token of
the bank's npprecmtion for hi.s
more tlian 50 years of service
with the bank.
500.00 Bond For
50 Years Record
Entire regiments, numbering [
more than 1,000 each, have been
captured and killed by the Rus
sians during th.3 past week and
the Red drive goes on.
American airmen from 4juadal-
oanal have raided nearby Jap
of Munda constantly during
th last few days.
•nwhile, there is some
d action going on on Guad-
“ Jap forces still
Bank Cashier Honored At
Jesse Farris, former
North Wilkesboro resi
dent, has been killed in
action in New Guinea, ac
cording to information re
A son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. J, Farris of York, S. C.,
formerly of ' the Roaring
River community of this
county, Farris was employ
ed for a number of years
with the Wilkes Drug
Details of his death
were not learned.
Pvt. Farris was well
known in North Wilkes
boro and had many
friends here. Duiing the
time he was in North
Wilkesboro he wa« a mem
ber of the First baptist
church and was very active
in church organizations.
His family lived in the
Roaring River community
of Wilkes county before
moving to York, S. C.
In Meeting On
Men in all walks of life are snswering Uncle Sam’s call for fighters. In photo at left, Lieut. Charles Gehrin-
eer former Detroit Tiger slugger. It shown leaning on a wall decorated with baseball photos as he stndin a
man of the United States. Center: Two sons of i.ie late emperor of Anstria and Hungary are examined at
Fort Mver Va., for induction in the U. S. army. They are Karl Ludwig Hapsburg and Felix Ludwig Hapshnrg
(seated). The boys enlisted as privates. Picturi at right shows Stirling Hayden, yachtsman husband of
Madeleine Carroll, slinging lead on the rifle range at Parris Island marine corps recruiting station.
Women Schooled In
Home Economics to
Register In County
Local School Is
By A s s 0 ciation
At the stockholders meeting, J.
R. Ilix, president of the Bank of
North Wilkesboro, presented to ^
R. W. Gwvn. cashier of the Bank , , , ■ „ /-
, .. .. nn Mrs. .Annie Lanric H. Greene,
of North Wllkesboro. a $500.00
V. S. Bond in the following ap-1 Wilkes home deraonslration
proprlate manner: ! agent, today asked that all wo-
"You w'ill recall that in our
lest year’s minutes mention was
1 men and girls who have received
Received Current Year Mem
bership Certificate Among
Tuesday At Inscore’s Store
and Wednesday At Hen-
dren’s Store, Gilreath
Two very important farm meet
ings are scheduled for this week.
Farmers and home demonstra
tion club women are asked to
meet at Inscore’s store on North
Wilkesboro route three on Tues
n-.... -•«- - l®y> January 26. two p. m.. and
two or more years of college train- Colleges for the current year, a similar meeting will be held at
North Wilkesboro school has
received '*s rertifieate of member
ship in tlie Southern Association
of .Accredited .Sccondaiy Schools
Bank of North
Directors and Officers R«-
Elected; Bank Experienc
ed Excellent Year
Se several Wilkes
iHien, were removed from the is-
»land several days ago for a rest
and will be used elsewhere, later,
according to news dispatches Fri
test years minutes meniion two or more yaara of college train- “““ » suuimi mcouus .mi uc uc.m
made of the fact that Walter I i- The local achoohL ibMMfe atflM JB.
• woma-hafe-edmrp**' to ^ refttepaii® ‘bi^lnSffrf^ocla^n. S«n«ty Wednes^y, January
S his fifty years of service! accordance with a war time or- a member oitne.Msoc
Local School Makes Good
Record In Examination
.4 for Last Year Students
Seven students of North Wilke.s-
boro high school successfully
passed the state’s college entrance
examination ‘given recently end
may now enter college as high
school graduates under the acce
lerated war time educational pro
The examination wa.s offered
high .school seniors age 16 and
over throughout the slate who
were in the upper third in their
respective classes in sehol.Tship.
North Wllkesboro students
made a most enviable showing iu
comparison with other schools in
the state. Durham, Charlotte
and Winston-Salem, which are in
cluded among the str'e's largest,
were the only schools to equal or
excel the record of the North
Wilkesboro school in number who
,As8ed the state examination.
1^The students here passing the
vfftmlnation were Hill Carlton.
pTeted his fifty years of service!
with the bank. Thi.s is a meri- , der.
torious achievement for any man.
According to the heat informed
statisticians, not meny corpora
tions. companies, or partnershijis
exist for a period of fifty years-—
I Mrs. Greene explained that it
. is a vital war mea.sure and said
|!hi t women who hove not already
I registered should get in touch
[with -Mrs. Erid Gardner in .North
therefore, it is all the more re- , wilkestioro, Mrs. ('. T. Doughton
markable for a man to serve anioj. Mrs. N. 0. .'sinoak in Wilkes-
lioro. or Mrs. Greene in Wilkes-
Hix, Peg^ty Finley,
acre, PegST Nichols
institution for so long a period.
Through these yeors of efficient
and faithful service his reputation
and character has been establish
“I kiivw of no man who is more
highly regarded by the public and
his associates. He has been fair
and courteous in all of his deal
ing with the public. Through the
years he has est.ihlished himself
as a man of highest character and
civic leadership. No institution
has b.ren more helpful iu promot
ing the progress and development
of North Wilkealioro and Wilkes
-county than the B.'nk of North
WiIkesl-.-i>ro —Walter Cwyn is part
and p: reel of tlie hank. His higlt
.Christian charaeter. integrity, and
I sound judgment has been a pow
erful infliienee on the life of our
"As a smell token of apprecia-
; tion for the faithful service ren
dered for these fifty years and os
an expression of the high esteem
'of the stockholders, officers, and
I employees of this hank, I have the
pleasure to present you with Ihi.s
i *500,00 United States bond, and
Mary Moore'with the bond goes my sincere
William Half-! wish that you will have many
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
been a member of the -MsoclatJon,
which requires high standards
and excelience in many depart
iteing accredited by the usso-
ciation means that any high school
graduate of the North Wilkesboro
school may enter any college in
the south without t: king an en
trance examimition. Only schools
which meet the high standards
specified are granted member
ships In the association.
27, two p. m.
Farmers and home club mem-
her.s will be informed of war
food production goals for the
year and the Triple A program
for the year will be explained.
The meeting this week will be
part of a series of meetings for
the county and all runal people president of
are urged to attend the meeting
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
Highway Commission Opens
Lime Mine In Yadkin County
* ■ ' ■'
STATE-OWNED LIME MINE OPENED
and Henry l.more years of octive service
!the hank and this eommunity
Reins-Sturdivant Mutual Burial
Association Has 55,000 Members
’paid totaled $20,850. Tt is inter-
Annual Statement Shows to note that there was
r*ah Surplus Of Organiza- iiow death rate among members of
' . Wove About' $70,000 the association, the total being les.s
tioft IV than d’lring the previous year in
In North Wllkesboro is home I gpjt^ of the fact that the mem-
ffice of l>y largest burial Uership in the associetion has in
® jjce organization in the crea.sed by several thousand dur-
“ te of North Carolina, and per- jj,g the past year.
the largest in the nation. j a. A. Sturdivant is president of
j8 Reins-Sturdivant Mutual the Reins-Sturdivant Mutual Bur-
» rtal Association, which has a jg] association, Johnson Sander.s
bershlp of more than 55,000 jjg ytee president end W. K. Stiir-
^nem addition to the home j divant is secretary-treasurer.
here there are branch of- Annual statement of the asso-
eSST In Sparta, West Jefferson, ciation. which includes a list of
e and Lonolr. j funeral benefits paid, is publish-
i J gtatement of the asso-ied elsewhere In this newspaper.
atlon published this week shows V
association Is in splendid
•t the association
■ditlon financially, having
to cash »nd bonds of ap-
,70.000. Of that
it alwut I21.000 was add-
dnrtng the past
I 1^1 *1* asembers died
Jlri^irn »nd. , burial benefits
Mr. D. C. Caascevens, promin
ent citizen of the Traphill section
of the county, was among those
here several hours Friday. 'While
in the city Mr. Casstevens paid
Journal-Patriot a pleasant
trovernoi j. Melville Broughton as he pressed down jthe detonator
which set off nearly 400 sticks of dynamite, offidaHy reopei^g
century-old state-owned lime mine in Yadkin codhty. D. K Mc
Crary, acting chairman of the State Highway and PubUc Wwks
Commission, looks on as the Governor fires the charge. Brought^
said the State would sell the lime to farmers at flJ5 p» ton. TuS
is-the second mine in the State, owned by the State Highway Cflsn-
mission. which is turning out agricultural lime to aid, farmers of
North Carolina. . „ .
Elkin.—Governor J. Melville
Broughton. J; niiary 22. set off
nearly 400 stiok.s of dynamite,
which officially, reopened the
centui#' old. state owned Yudkin
county lime mine at I.imerock.
N. C, With a deafening report,
which echoed back from the
heights of Pilot Mountain, many
hundred tons of lime rock fell
trom the newly opened face of the
; old mine onto the floor below.
Rocks from the blast hurtled far
out into the muddy Yadkin river
several hundred yards oway.
Attending the opening cere
mony, in addition to the Gover-
I nor. wore many other state offi
cials. including D. B. McCrary,
acting chairman of the State
Hichway and Public Works Com
In an address. fnllo-n-ing a
banquet sponsored by Elkin civic
clubs. Governor Broughton an
nounced that coat of the lime to
fanners would be $1.25 a ton.
This price will cut costs of lime
for Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin
county farmers by more than half
Broughton pointed out that
possibly the price could later be
reduced, should the State High
way Commission find that pro
duction costs would permit. In
his address, aimed directly at the
more than 250 farmers of the sec
tion attending, he pointed out
that their part In the war effort
■wifis as imporant as the men who
were actually on the fighting
front or those manufacturing
The Governor lauded the ef
forts of the three members of the
lime committee,- H. F. Laffoon, T.
W. L. Bensoij and 'W. M, Allen,
who had untiringly fought for the
reopening of the mine.
Highway GoihmlMlon ^Chairmen
D. B. McCrary placed credit'for
(Continued on page eight)
Stockholders of the Bank of
North Wilkesboro in annual
meeting heard a report of the
lonk’s splendid growth during the
past year and accounts of achieve
ments of the institution.
The meeting was held Thurs-
di9~moralitg at (he bank ^th a'
good attendance of stockholders.
J. H. Johnson presided over the
stockholders meeting and a num-
t-er of short talks were made.
Speakers included Mr. Johnson, S.
V. Tomlinson and E. M. Black
J. R. HIx delivered his report
the bank, which
was well received and highly
prrised by the stockholders. As
pointed out in Ihe report, one of
major achievements was the retir
ing of $50,000 preferred stock by
the sale of $50,000'new common
Agricultural leaders of 24
piedmont and western North
Carolina counties in meeting
here Friday as guests of Co
ble Dairy Products company
laid plans for an annual
junior dairy show to be stag
ed annually for five years.
George Coble, president
and principal owner of Co
ble Dairy Products compsuay
which operates plants in
Wilkesboro and Burlington
and Is buying about 250,000
potmds of milk daily from
4,500 farmers, proposed to
give $7,500 in cash prizes
for the show, $1,500 annual
ly for five years.
Large Number Present
Present for the meeting were
more than 100, including county
agents, assistant agents, vocation
al home economics teachers, FSA
representatives and several rep
resentatives of State College and
the extension service.
As a steering committee the as
sembly named a group of six rep
resenting the county agents, agri
cultural teachers. State College,
Coble Dairy Products company
and the FSA.
„ .....committee For SImmv
' ' The committee, which will
make arnngenu-uts. including
time and place, for the annual
show was named as follows: Coun
ty .Agent R. A. McLaughlin, of
Yadkin county: Assist; nt County
Agent X. N. Harrold. of I'avid-
son: .1. .A. Arey, extension dairy
man. of State College: T. S.
Royster, of I.exin£rfon. distriet
supervisor for the Farm Security
adminislration: .A. L. Teachey, of
Raleigh, district siiiieriutendent
of voc: lion.-! aerii-nitare: K J.
Peeler, of Raleigh, ex'-cutive sec
retary of Future E'armers of
stock. During the year $25,000 i.\nierica in NorUi Carolina: John
was added to the shrplus fund, jp Brown, field manager for Co
giving the bank one of the best |),]e Dairy
oapital structures to be found
All directors of the hank were
re-elected as follows: E. M.
Blackburn, Ralph Duncan, R. G.
Finley, R. W. Gwyn. J. R. Hix. W.
D. Halfacre, John E. Justice, Jr.,
and S. V. Tomlinson.
Directors in meeting following
the stockholders meeting re elect
ed the officers of the hank. They
are: J. R. Hix. president: W. D.
Haifacre, vice president: S, V.
Tomlinson, vice president; R. W.
Gwvn, cashier: W. W. Starr. J. G,
McNeil and J, T. Brome, assistant
Report of President Hi.\ to Ihe
(Continued on page eight)
l-'ix)m ’J-4 Count U;s
John F. Brown, of the Coble
company, opened the meeting and
a roll call of coimlie.s found the
following well represented: .Ala
mance. .Alleghany. Ashe. WaLiuga,
Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, tlran-
ville. Guilford. Orange, Person,
[Randolph, Rockinuliam. Stokes,
Surry. Will-tes. V. dkin. Rowon,
.Alexander. Caldw>'ll. Cabarrus,
Iredell, Davie and Stanley coun
-Among those who .-.ddressed the
meeting were: I. O. Sch; iih. dean
of the extension service: Roy
Thomas, head of vocational agri
cultural department; Miss Anna
(Continued on page eight)
Cub Pack Puts On Circus As a
Feature Of January Meeting
The January meeting of the
Cub Pi ck of the Boy Scout or
ganization wes held in the office
of the Duke Power Company Fri
day night, and was in the form of
a circus with most everything you
would expect to find on a midway
of a fair or traveling circus like
Ringling Brothers or San Broth
did a ntinil.er of tricks tliat were
cleverly and quickly performed.
Next came the lion tamer's stunt
■a'ith John Hubbard being the
lion, and Joe Eller the lion tamer.
John Hulvert Emerson and Carroll
Yates put on a love .scene, follow
ed by good stunts by Julius Rous
seau, Jr., and Eugene McNeiil,
■ Dudley Moore and Can Swofford.
The meeting was ottended by a | Following the stunt.s the cub
large number of cubs, and their'pack business meeting took place,
parents and upon arrival the, This opened by everyone present
e«l-« serving in the capacity of saluting the flag and repeating In
Lrkers’’ quickly went into ac-j unison the cub pledge and giving
tion calling attention to their the cub pack sign,
pxmes of skill, zoo and bingo ta-1 Eugene McNeill was promoted
hot dordeprrtmTntrto’makc the' to the rapk of Webelos: and sil
affair ’complete. points were presented
After those present enjoyed the | to Louis Mann Nelson, Jr., Jimmy
circus Cub Pack Leader Robert; Moore, and J. C. Heyes.
S. Gibbs, Jr., invited those tak- The cub pack objectives for the
Ing in the circus to come to ano-1 month of February were chosen
ther part of the building where!to be gathering scrap for the wrr
stunts were put on by members ^ effort and Robinson Crusoe
of the various dens. After expressing apprectatloe
The performance got underu(«y to
with a black-face comedian act by I mak^y'tt po^lile *0 thi
with the red lemonade and ^ to the rank of Lion; Bobby Story
Gordon Forester, Jr., after which
the local magician, Charles Teve-
pangh. assisted by Dudley Moore,
meeting juefc itoif qiuntert. the'
meeting' ndjonrted wlBi the Scent ‘