lists OCD Division |.eaders Names of Department Heads Posted At Control Center Organization of Civilian Defense in Wilkes county has recently been brought up to date with addition of sev eral department leaders. Judge J. A. Rousseau is chair man of the Civilian Defense Coun cll. Police Chief J. E. Walker and J. B. Norris are coordinators. On the executive committee are the following: Judge J. A. Rous seau, chairman, A. F. Kilby, J. B. McCoy, S. V. Tomlinson, George Kennedy, Dwight Nichols, J. B. Snipes, Charles C. McNeill and J. E. Walker. At the head of the control cen ter, which operates in the town Mhsll, are Mayor R. T. McNlel and Paul S. Cragan. Dwight Nichols heads the pub licity divlson and W. P. Kelly is in charge of the finance division of the organization. Other department heads follow: C. G. Day. fire chief, J. E. Welker, police chief; W. K. Sturdivant, vital services chairman; George Kennedy, utilities chairman; Dr. John W. Morris, emergency med- v^lcal services chairman. The full plan of organization names of all department 'men is posted on a large In the control center in the ^ ^V- i The Northwestern Bank Adds 2 New Units to Its System Branches Opened By Local Bsmk At Black Mountain And Old Fort; Now 12 The Northwestern Bank, which has home office here and branches in ^»vera! northwestern North Carina towns. has opened branche.s in Block Mountain and Old Fort. Xt the request of the Federal T/eposit Insurance Corporation, 'Gurney P. Hood,, North Carolina commissioner of banks, and the citizenship of the two towns, the Northwestern Bank was able to furnish Black Mountain and Old Fort banking facilities within 24 hours after the Bank of Black Mountain and its Old Fort branch were closed. At a mass meetirj of citizens of Black Mounbain held in the school building. Commissioner Hood made a report on the progress if the Northwestern Bank since fts orgenization by a merger of a number of banks on July 1, 1937. Jle stated that the banking de- 72 From Wilkes Placed Pvt. Everett© Tedder, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Everette Tedder, of WtUcesboro, was 1m- dncted into iflie service Febru ary 5, 1943. He was aasljcned to the air forces ani^ls now taking his basic training at Bt. retersbnrg, Fla. NewMan On Board Welfare Freel Johnson Is On Welfare Group Put Freel C. Johnson, a prom inent citizen of Rock Creek township, on Wednesday was named a member of the Wilkes county board of wel* Mr. Johnson succeeds W. E. Smithey. of WUkesboro, who was appointed by the hoard of com missioners and whose term expir ed this year. Chairman Peui J. Vestal and F. U. Forester were present for the board of commissioner’s meeting. M. F. Absher was not present. The welfare board is composed of three members, one each ap pointed by the state board of charities and public welfare, the county commissioners end the third named by those two. Terms of P. J. Brame and Dr. J. G. Bent ley on the board do not expire this year. All members of the board now are Democrats. Smithey was a Republican. V NY AT rainingCenters . Turning Out Trainees War production training of the National Youth Ad ministration, War Msmpow- er Commission, in North Carolina placed 72 youths from Wilkes county in em ployment in industries hold ing essential war contracts during the first six months of the current fiscal year, Deputy Regional Adminis trator Warren T. Davis, Jr., announced yesterday. North Carolina youths were principally placed in the ship building and aircraft Industries, with laj-gest groups entering em ployment in the yards of the Nor folk Navy Yard, North Oa.roUna Shipbuilding Company, Newport News Shiphuilding and Dry Dock company, and the Glenn L. Martin bomber factory at Baltimore. Among other industries taking substantial groups of North Giro- lina youths were Wright Automa tic Machinery Company, Baltimore Dry Dock Company, United States Signal Corps in civil service po sitions,, Fairchild Aircraft Cor poration, and military bases re cently located in the state. Sev eral placements were made in the government shipyards at Pearl Harbor during the same period. NYA projects now In opera tion in North Carolina., with the types of training provided, are located as follows; Elisabeth i ; ' - Repulsed North Africa ESTES BROTHERS IN THE NAVY CpL Joseph G. Owens, who volunteered for the army in F’ehrnary, 1941, Is now station ed somevdiere In North Africa, and Is getting along fine, ac cording to letters received by his sister, Mrs. E. F. Parsons, of WUbar. Cpl. Owens sailed in September of 1942. April 151$ to Be Deadline Signing For ’43 Triple A 3,775 Have Signed To Datej Expect More Than Num ber Signed Last Year .A total of 3,775 have signed for partiepation in the Triple A farm program in Wilkes this year ‘ment is well pleased with the land others have an opportunity to | of the bank and the excel- sign up before April 15, S. L. j lent services it is rendering to the people of northwestern North Carolina. Although the Black Mountain and Old Fort branches are now operating efficiently, no officials have been permanently appointed for the two branches. The Black Mountain and Old Fort branches brings to a total of 12 the units of the Northwestern bpuk, which are as follows: North WUkesboro, Sparta, Jefferson, Boone. Blowing Rock, Bakersville, Burnsville. Taylorsville, Valdese. Spruce Pine. Black Mountain and Old Fort. -V Turner, executive efficer of the i Triple A, sa'd today. i For the year 1942 there were i 3,934 who participated and Mr. Turner predicted that there would I be a much larger number this > year due to increased farming: operations to meet wo.r time food j goals. ' Farmers who have not signed 1 the form indicating that they in tend to participate are urged to • call at the Triple A office at the earliest opportunity. Rocky Mouat sneet mnal, foun dry, machine shop, aircraft wood working. and welding: Green ville, radio, machine shop, and aircraft woodworking: Wilming ton, welding; Scotland Neck, air craft woodworking: Kinston, air craft woodworking; Washington, aircraft woodworking. Durham, sheet metal, ri dio. mochine shop, and aircraft woodworking; Bur lington, aircraft sheet metal, air craft welding, aircraft wood working, and machine shop: Greensboro, power sewing; Lex ington. aircraft woodworking: Le noir, production woodworking; Winston-Salem, welding and ma chine shop; Charlotte, sheet metal, welding, radio, machine shop, and production woodwork ing; ap'd Asheville, machine shop, radio, welding, sheet metal, ship carpentry, and auto mechan ics. Young men and women be tween the ages of 16 and 24 in clusive who wish to take training for war jobs are asked to file ap plications by mail at once with F W. Lawrence. Jr,, Nationul Youth Administration. Charlotte, Nort'ii Carolina. In the state as a whole, the 19 NYA war production training pro jects now in operation ploced a total of 2,775 youths in employ ment, with more than 95 per cent entering firms holding defense contracts, with the remaining group entering work in indus- (Continued on page five) 24 Justices Are Named For Wilkes Story Lists Names Of Newly Appointed Masristrates T. E. Story. WUkes repre- io -thr fiftneri who w«re ipTOinfeid tor Wilkes by act of the legUla- ture. The magistrates appointed by townships follow: Boomer, Ralph Swanson; Edwards, J. M. Walker, T. D. Barker and R. C. Harris; Elk. Mrs. S, F. Miller: Jobs Cab in, W. A. Payne; North Wilkes horo. A. E. Spainhower and L. B Pierce: Reddies River, H. I Shoemaker. A. G. Bumgarnei. Mrs. Kate Hayes and W. H. Hur ley: Rock Creek. Harrison Felts; Stanton, H. O. Parsons; Traphill. W. F, Cooper; Union, S. J. Dancy. A. R. Miller. Vance Miller, David Roten and Coy Miller; Walnut Grove, A. J. Moxley; Wilkesboro, Ed Crysel. C. G. Glass end Miss Clyde Shepherd. V-— Two sons of B. F. Estes, of this city, are in service in the United States navy and are making good. Left; above is Benjamin S. Estes, a second class pettyofficer, who is now stationed at Itoinbridge, Md. On the right is Billy Wade Estes, who enlisted in the nary a few months ago and was recently transferred from Charleston, S. C., to Norfolk, Va. Wilkes Among T^ 100 Counties Reds Make Gains Near Smolensk German counter attack against the British Eighth army’s newly won posHiona in Tunisia today were aM beaten back, according to ^ate radio reptwts, but no o»- dication was given that the battle for Tunisia had reach ed a crisis. Fighting between Rommel’s German forces and the attacking Brltsh today had reached great in tensity and German losses In counter attacks were reported as very high. While Mareth line fighting raged, American patrols were ad vancing to the north and west U put the squeeze on R immel’s ar my. NEWS FROM RUSSIA Wilkes connty Is one of the first iOO oonntles in the en tire nation in the valne of food prodnoed on guldens, according to a iieport received today by J. B. Snipes, county agent, from the United States department of ag^cuUnre. The statistics were based on the ten-year period from 1929 to 1989. In 1029 value of gar den products in Wilkes was list ed at S305,000 as compared to -w fkl9,0^ in 19to. There being more than 3,000 counties in the nation, it is eon- sldered noteworthy that Wilkes was included In the top 100 and ranked 86th among all counties In the oountrj-. Ija.st year tliere were more tlian 4,000 productive gardens in Wilkes. The number will b‘ much larger this year and value of products will rcacli an all- time h^h, Mr. Snipes said. LOST PARACHUTE REPORTED HERE Navy Wants WAVES Now Now In Florida Car Stolen Friday , JljMovered Saturday Omcei Seers made quick work of re covering a car belonging to H. L. •Eller which was stolen here on Friday afternoon. On Saturday the «r was re- U. S. Marshal Died Today Funeral Will Take Place At Greensboro Tomorrow At 3 P. M. United States Marshal William T. Dowd died at the Wesley Long r-^rted seen in the Traphfll com- Hospital in Greensboro thl^ morn- SUte Highway Patrol Ing at 3 o’clock-where he had mvnii,jr. . . . , ^ carried Friday in a critical The United States Navy is asking newspapers to publicize the fact that women between ages of 20 and .36 are badly needed in the W.^iVES and that their serv-ices are a vital part of the war program. 14. Comm. Charles B. Neely, of Balelgli, in charpje of navy recruiting in North Oarolina, has written for ’Hie Journal-Pa triot a comprehensive article on the .subject, and the article ap- years on the society page of this newspaper, along with .a coupon for Interested women to fill out to B®t full data on WAVES enlistment. Attention of all women Is called to the article. Incidentally, a naval reramlt- ing officer will he at the post- office here Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. Wo men in the 20-36 age bracket and young men age 17 are ask ed to contact tl»e recruiting of ficer. V In response to a new.s item in Th( Joumal-Patriqt Monday, a parachute lost by one of the fliers who bailed out of a bomber before it crashed near Morrvian Falls, has been recovered. Mrs. Tom Greer, of Boomer, re ported to Police Chief J. E. Walk er here that the parachute was found near her home and it will be sent to Morris neH, Charlotte, as requested by army officers. V John Robert Church Graduates at State Annual Meeting of Wilkes Red Cross Tuesday, March 30 central front near Smolensk, at tacking from the east and north east. In the Donets river area a desperate attack^ by German forces near Kharkov failed and both sides were sending up rein forcements for another major bat tle. Losses were described aa particularly heavy for the Ger mans. Public Invited To Meeting of Chapiter; Officers For Year To Be Named John Robert Church, .son of Mr. and Mrs, Paul Church, of North Wilkesboro route two. re ceived his degree yesterday at State College in the early grad uation. Mr. Church majored in animal production in the agricul tural division of the college. In Tennessee $1,000 Uouor Haul Made Here 3 o’clock-where Sergeant Carlyle Ingle Traphill, found trace of the car co^ltlon. aS chased it over several roads. Funeral and burial services will The car was recovered and i he held tomorrow afternoon in Holbrook of Tranhill, was Greensboro. Funeral wUl take Hfciged with larceny. His trial place at 3 o’clock at the Hanes has not been held. -V- PUY MORE WAR BONDS Chapel. Marshal Dowd had not been (Condnned or. page eight) Seiunan (sc) Herman H. l4>ckhikt, who recently spent a seven-day leave wwith his par- mits, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Lock hart of North WUkesboro route one, has been transferred from Bainhridge, Md., to the Naval Air Tedmlcal Training OentW- at Jacksonville, Fla. Two highway fiatrolmen cap tured a lord of liquor valued at about $1,000 in a car near here last night. Edward W. Cline, of Hickory, route one, driver of the car, was arrested and placed under bond for trial. The car contained 667 pints of federal tax paid liquor, ■which was taken to be tumrf ovey to the connty as the law providee. Annual meeting of the Wilkes County chapter of the American Red Cross will be held in the North Wilkesboro town hall .o.-i Tuesday afternoon. March 30, 4:30 o’clock. Rev. A. C. Wfggoner, diopter chairman, in making announce ment of the meeting stressed that the public is cordially invited and that a large attendance is urged. Officers of the chiapter will make their reports for the year and officers will be elected for the coming year. The nominating committee is composed of A. P. Kilby, chair man, P. W. Eshelman, W. 0. Grier, Mrs. W. D. Halfacre and j Mrs. J. A. Rousseau. j ’The Red Cross faces perhaps the greatest year in its whole history during Ae coming year. The ■wholehearted support of every cit izen of Wilkes county to this or ganization is necessary if the Service Men on the various battle fronts are cared for as they should be. Lend the 'Chapter your sup- ■piirt by your presence at the meet ing ’Tuesday. LITTLE AIR ACTIVITY 'The R. A. F. operating fro* England was held to the ground last night by bad we?then. Four German raiders were shot down over tKirts of England and their bombs did little damage. News came from England that the American bomber forces there i re receiving reinforcements for heavier scale bombing of points on the continent in daylight. SOUTH PACIFIC AREA Very little activity except air ptitrols an-1 light bombing raids was reported from the South Pa cific war agrinst the Japs today. V Army and Navy Offers College Training Free Eligible Bovs 17-20 May Get Paid While In Snecializ- ed College Work 400 Pounds Sugar In Auto Taken North WUkesboro and Wilkes county high school principrls are announcing 'the college training program now open for boys at government expense. The specialized training pro gram for the army and college training for the navy is offered high school graduates, college students or boys who will grad uate from high school this year. They must be age 17 and not over 20 by July 1, 1943. The tests will be given in the schools on April 2 and application I blanks may be obtained now fro* I high school principals, j From those who successfully I complete the tests candidates for j the Army Specialized Trainiag Program and the Navy CoIIego Training Program will be seleet- - I ed to attend college under eqa- Sergeant Car-'tract to the respeeUve services. ■elected for the Ar*y must undergo fnrthar- dnriog thirteen weeks Pvt. Wm. F. A. Bash, who had heen stationed at Gamp Blawdlng, Florida, has been tran«fe”red to a camp near Nashville, Tbnn. Pv*. Rash Is the son of Mr. and Miu.’W. P. Rash, of Circle, and has b«M la the army 10 moatto. Highway Patrol lyle Ingle chased a car over hi£^-j Students ■trays near the city until it Stopped \ Program the occupants, who appeared. screening to be young men, made, their es-1 of basic military trainiag hetofe cape on foot. - |they are.Anally. qnsUfM tor etf),- in the car the officer found 400' lege attendtoen- Stadenta fhoia pounds of sugar. The sugar was.for the Navy/-Prograra. after at- stored at the police department ■ lection by the OfAce of Navid Pi4- here, hat owners hiave not called corement, wUl be detnfled latoA for it. BUT MORE WAR BONDS 1y to college. StudenU who at-' tend college under eithw of tHip (Oonttnaed on page eight) ll I . 'JW..