TNliifaliiid Ifondai'a arid Thvndaya at
ilbttli WBIwabaro^ North Carolina
D. 1. CARTER and JULIUS C. HUBBARD,
One Year .fl.60
Six Months 76
Four Months 60
Out of the State $2.00 per Year
Bantered at the post office at Nortii Wilkes*
boro, North Carofina, as second class matter
ander Act of March i, 1879.
THURSDAY, MAR. 2S, 1943
Threat of a food shortage before the
next year ends has caused much hasty or
dering from Washington.
With so many men from rural areas m
the service, and others leaving farms for
lucrative wages in war plants, the nation
has belatedly become alarmed over the
prospects of producing the amount of
food necessary this year for our armies,
for fighting men of our allies and for the
civilian population of our own country.
Back in the early days of Selective Ser
vice many farm boys were drafted into the
service. In some localities there were
charges that the lists of inducted men
looked like the “farm census," because
town and city boys were getting easy de
Now much of the farm labor has gone.
The situation has become next to des
perate, and regulations have been drasti
cally changed. Selective Service boards
have been ordered not to induct a man
who is farming to a certain, specified ex
tent, or who is going to do so this year.
This has given an opportunity for town
people with previous farm experience to
go back to a farm and stay out of t'-e
Naturally, the feeling ia..».ot,.8Q «ood
among relatives of those who had been
But the nation and our allies must have
food, and there is no question about the
matter of the necessity of farmers keeping
What thinking people are wondering is
why the present situation could not have
been forseen a year ago and a policy .set
up then to govern the farm manpower sit
uation as it is related to the armed forces.
Farmers who remain on farms to pro
duce food should not have to be persecuted
as “draft dodgers.” But the policy of al
lowing deferment to a person who goes to
farming after being out of agriculture tV
several years is going to be the cau.se of
much unpleasant talk.
A person who works hard to produce
food is doing a patriotic duty of major im
portance. Without food otherwise mighty
armies are helple.ss.
Match This Record
mination to maintain for our?
and the people at home the higheet mMi-
cal standards in the world—not for this
year, or next year, but for every year.
Conform To Nature's
Man lost his longevity through disobe
dience to the divine law and only througn
conformity to nature’s law can that longe
vity be regained. Dr. Carl V. Reynolds,
president of the State and Provincial
Health Authorities of North America, de-
* dared in his annual address before that
body in Washington.
He pointed out that in the beginning
according to the Bible, man lived hundreds
of years; that, because of sin, he was put
on his own and that when the Ninetieth
Psalm was written the span of human ex
pectation had been reduced to “three
score years and ten"—or 70—^years. In
cluded in this period, he pointed out, was
the destruction of the world by the flood,
when God spared Noah, his family and
specimens of animal life for future pro
But man is on the upward climb. Dr.
Reynolds said, reminding his hearers that
since 1850 the span of human expectation
at birth in the United States has been in
creased from 38 to nearly 64 years, or to
within six years of what it was when the
Ninetieth Psalm was written.
By conforming to the laws of nature, he
said, therfe is no reason why the human
race should not continue to regain its lost
longevity. Preventive and curative medi
cine, which include and are aided by mod
ern science, offer the way, he emphasized
—^the way of escape from the curse that
was imposed when Eve was tempted by
and yielded to the serpent in the garden,
which he termed the first dictator.
"The serpent in the garden today,” he
said, “is exemplified by those forces of
evil impersonated by Hitler, Mussolini and
Hirohito, the Nazi and Fascist philosophies
of life, as opposed to the higher concepts.
These spiritless devils,” he continued, “rep
resent all that is evil in the world and our
mission is to make them crawl on their bel
lies and trample them underfoot.”
Humanity can be rehabilitated and is
being rehabilitated by the proper use of
forces at its command, D^-. Reynolds said.
But, he added, it must throw off ignorance
and utilize those forces and materials
which are available. By doing this, hu
manity can give an affirmative answer to
the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?"
and can back up that answer by its con
vice, i'of fo^iirhifonastton call
at XBplojrraent Of
fice, over tb^^Onlce i'ower Co.
AceoiuilaBt^ Ml^etrical englBeer,
Industrlai engineer, time atndy
engineer, MeehaakBl engineer,
StenoiTapher, Trplat, Weiver,
Macblnlat. Engine latbe operator,
Turret-IatUe ' operator, Silapw
operator. Sheet metat worker,
Boilermaker, Heat treiter. Line
man,'AutomoMle mechanic. Type
writer serviceman, Sta. boiler
fireman, Spot welder (tack wel
der), Laborers, Sawmill workers,
Lum and Abtitf, the laugh riot team in a picture which proves
them funnier than ever, come to the Allen Theatre Monday and
Tuesday. It’s a cream of laughs!
By DWIGHT NICHOLS, et aL
Macdonald was a leader of the
kirk. His increasing redness of
nose I very much alarmed his
brother elders, end a delegation
waited on him to inquire the rea
son for the increasing color. Mac
donald explained thus: ‘‘It Is
glowing wl’ pride at never putting
itself in anybody else’s business.”
More than 28,000 phy.sicians volunteer
ed their services without pay to the Selec
tive Service boards. More than 40,000
physicians gave up their careers in civilian
practice to serve with the armed forces,
four of these being from North Wilkes-
boro. The directing board of the Procure-
ment and Assignment Service for Physi
cians, and its many representatives
throughout the nation, serve without one
cent of remuneration., The hundreds of
physicians on the consultant committee of
the Division of Medical Research Council,
and in the Office of Research and Develop
ment, contribute time and income without
one cent of remuneration. Throughout the
nation, thousands of doctors furnish
countless services in connection with civi
lian defense, without one cent of remun
eration. It would be interesting to know
what other trade or profession can match
this record of public service.
And yet proposals are made to throw
American medicine into the political arena,
and level it off to the standards prevailing
in Europe countries where experiments in
socialized medicine have utterly failed to
produce the health records and btmefits to
the general public which are the rule rath
er than the exception in the United States.
Fortunately for the people of this country,
gjch efforts seem to have failed.
American medicine is marching ahead
unselHshly and scientifically in its deter-
John G. Magee, Jr., 19-year-old flier
was killed last December 11 in action with
the Royal Canadian air force. Magee’s
parents. Rev. and Mrs. John G. Magee of
Washington, have given permission foi
their son’s poem to be posted in all pilot-
training center.s of the British empire.
Oh, 1 have slipped the surly bonds of earth.
And danced the skies on laughter-.silvered
! Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the
Of .iin-split cloud.s—and done a hundred
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and
soared and swung
High in the unlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along and
My eager craft through footle.ss halls of
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with
Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
-And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve
The high untrespassed .sanctity of space.
Put out my hand and touched the face of
The so-called honor system in driving is
oft. But the A-card boys never had enough
gas to put their honor to any strain.—
Greensboro Daily News.
Now we know what lawyers mean by
“the bulk of the estate.” A New Jersey
woman bequeathed her automobile tires
to her son.”
We got 14,995 Japs out of a possible
15,000 on the way to New Guinea, and
now we look for some pre-Pearl Harbor is
olationist to demand a congressional inves
tigation on why we let five get away.—
Greensboro Daily News.
The fellow who wrote “Yes, We Have
No Bananas Today”, was about 20 years
ahead of the times.—Charlotte Observer;
An Irish soldier on duty in
Egypt received a letter from hia
wile saying there wasn’t an able-
bodied man left, and she was go
ing to dig the garden herself. Pat
wrote at the beginning of his
next letter: ‘‘Bridget, please don’t
dig the garden; thrt’.s where the
guns are.” The letter was duly
censored and in a short time a
lorry-load of men in khaki arriv
ed at Pat’.s house and dug up the
garden, from end to end. Bridget
wrote to Pat in desperation, say-
,ing that she didn’t know what to
do as the soldiers had got the
garden dug up, every bit of it.
Bat’s reply was short and to the
PQi*t: .-Put bMJta spu,d8.” . .
HE GOT THE JOB
A Carolina farm boy walked in
to the recruiting office and said
he wanted to join the Navy. An
offical asked him: ‘‘What are
"What?” the young man asked.
“Are you a mechanic, plum'her.
radio operator, machinist, or just
what do you want to do?’’
‘‘Do you have any place for a
good fighter?’’ the fellow asked.
(P. S. He's now in the Navy.)
LO.ST HIS HEAD
Once while campaigning in the
home state of his opponent. Wil
liam Howard Taft found his
speech constantly interrupted by
heckling from the gallery. Final
ly a cabbage landed on the stage
and came to rest neor his feet.
Pausing in his address, .Mr.
TVift peered at the vegetable in
tently and then remarked, “Ladies
and .gentlemen. I see that one of
my adversaries has lost his head."
M ARBI AGE WILL >IT
Upon boarding the train, Mr.
uiid .Mrs. Newlywed tipped the
porter generously to keep their
marriage a secret.
The next morning, noticing the
many knowingly looks cast in
their direction, the angry groom
called the porter to task for his
“Lan’ .sakea, boss!” said the
porter. ‘‘When dey all asked me ^
if yo’all was jest married, I sed. .
'No, de is just good friends, dai’s i
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL
tindor and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in an order of the
Superior Court under date of March
15, 1943, therein appointing the un
dersign^ substitute trustee to
fake the place of A. H. Casey, de
ceased, who was named trustee in a
cei*tain Deed of Trust executed by
Grant Ferguson on the 14th day of
January, 1940, and recorded in the
office of Register of Deeds for
Wilkes county, in book 207, page
216, to secure the payment of the
indebtedness therein mentioned,
and default having been made in
the payment of said indebtedness,
and demand having , been made on
me for the payment of said proper
ty for the satisfaction of said in-
I will, therefore, on Tliursday,
April 15, 1943, at the hour of 10
a. m., at the courthouse door in
Wilkesboro offer for sale for cash
to the highest bidder, the following
described real estate, ■viz:
15,000 square feet of land in the
Town of North Wilkesboro, N. C.
Being lots 1 and 6 in block 110, as
shown on the Map of the Town of
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
This 16th day of March, A- D.,
MRS. 'TORA ELLE® CASEY,
By Eugene Trivette, Atty.
Heard in an English air raid
“Is there a mackintosh in here
that's targe enough to keep two
young ladles warm?"
"No, but there’s a MaePherson
who's willing to try,” was the re
ply from a dark comer.
Mrs. V. W. Marloiv
Last Rites Sunday
f?Will Pay Ca«i'f(f>tSto‘ lloail
Wnek^ Caw-and nnda
*Bleetrie and Aeatykma
Funeral service was held Sun
day afternoon at Hunting Creek
Baptist church for Mrs. Elda
Marley, age 30. a resident of
Brushy Mountain township who
died Saturday. Rev. Parks Rob
ertson conducted .the service.
Mrs. Marlow was the wife of V.
M. Marlow and Is survived by her
husband and three children: El-
rea, Keith and Arllne Marlow.
Is Taken By Death
Funeral service was held this
afternoon at Roaring River church
at Traphlll for William David
Holbrook, Infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wint Holbrook, of Tiaphill.
I'he child died Sunday.
Surviving are the father and
mother and three sisters, Pauline,
Betty and Patsy Holbrook. Rev.
L. E. Sparks conducted the last
rites. . , . .
In a few short months, over ten
million V-mail letters 'have been
delivered. V'-mail has arrived
from Australia in seven days;
from Hawaii in three days; and
from Africa as fast as planes can
Having qualified as administra
tor of the estate of Manley Hol
brook, late of Wilkes county, N.
C., this is to notify all person'
having claims against said estate
to present them to the under
signed, whose address is Dockery.
N. C.. duly verified, on or before
the 25th day of Februai-y, 1944, oi
this notice will be plead in bar of
their right to recover. All per
sons indebted to said e.state ■wil!
please make inuuediate settlement
This 26th day of February, 1943
J.. H. HOLBROOK,
Administrator of the estate of
Manley Holbrook, dec’d. 4-l-6t-T
Core and proper use can do won
ders to insure efficient service from
your household appliances. Just bs o
good officer looks after his men, so the
Household Commander is taking core
of her electrical aids in order to get
the best results.
If cooking is to preserve nutritive
values, if refrigeration is to cut down
spoilage, then the electric ronge and
the electric refrigerator must be used
ond cored for properly. The some is
true of oil your appliances.
Why not took vn and review your appliance
KEEP SPARE FUSES ON
HAND. Help Conserve man
power and transportation by
calling our service men only
DUKE POWER GO.
Because Of Our Need For Greater Storage Space
WE HAVE MOVED OUR FEED STORE TO
On Route 421 at Cairo
Please Note Our New Phone Number 468W
niXEDO FEED STORE
TUXEDO FEEDS AND CHICKS
Poitoffice Box No. 467
North Wilketfa^o,, N. C.