, the grewbis
e«Bler of North-
Published Mondays and Thursdays
^lan To Reach All
Homes With The
North Carolina has taken
the lead, among all other
states, in its plans for Food
Conservation for l943. A
oMnmittee from the Nutri
tion Division of the Office of
North Carolina Civilian De
fense worked out a plan that
-will result in the most far
reaching food conservation
program the state has ever
A state meeting, in the nature
of a two-day Food Conservation
Workshop for training workers,
was held in Raleigh on March 5
^nd 6. This group was composed
representatives of College
Home Economics Staffs, Home
Economics Education Staff, FVirm
Security Staff. Extension Horae
Demonstration Staff, and Home
Economists in Commercial Fields.
Studies were made of the latest
method.s. equipment, etc., to be
used in food conservation and
plans were outlined of ways and
means whereby this training
could reach all North Carolina
homes, both riir»H and urban.
Similar to the meeting in Ral-
• eigh, a two-day Food Oonserva-
Workshop for Wilkes county
In th^ assembly hall of
J. T. PREVETTE
P25 and 26th. The demon
strations in food conservfition were
conducted by Miss Willie Hunter,
extension specialist of State Col
lege. Raleigh, assisted by Mrs.
Annie H. Greene. Wilkes county
home demonstration agent, and
Mrs, Mary H. Gale, home supervi
sor, Farm Security Administra
The Food Conservation Work
shop was opened by Judge J. A.
Rousseau. Chairman of Wilkes
County Civilian Defense. Present
and pledging their full coopera
tion and support of this program
-w|W Mr. C. B. Eller, county su-
penntendent of schools. Mr. J. B.
Snipes, county farm agent. Rev. A.
C. Waggoner, chairman of Red
Cross and representative of the
Ministerial -Association: Mr. John
S. Boyles, farm supervisor. Farm
Security Administration, and Mr.
Paul Vestal, chairmnii of Wilkes
Couuiy Hoard of Commissioners.
Receiving training the first
day w?.s a group composed of all
of Wilkes county high school
home economics teachers, one
commercial home economist, and
all of the college home economics
trained hou.sewives in the county;
Miss Ghita Tuttle. Wilkesboro,
home economics teacher: Miss
Reba McNeill. Champion home ec
onomics teacher, Mt. Pleasant
school: Miss Jewel Graham. Roar
ing River home economic teacher:
'ijfcrs. Annie H. Cragan, North
^Hkesboro. home' economics
teacher: Miss Vertle Rayburn.
Millers Creek, home economics
teacher: Mrs. Rachel K. Felts,
Ronda. home economics Teacher;
Mise Rena McNeill. Traphill, home
economics teacher: Miss Haz^l
Jenkins, Hays, home economics
teacher. Mtn. View school; Miss
Addle Malone, Duke Power com
pany home economist, Winston-
Salem; Mrs. Ora El Taylor, North
Wilkesboro, teacher, Mt. Pleas
ant school; Mrs. Flora P. Foster.
North Wilkesboro. teacher; Mrs.
K. G. Hodges, North Wilkesboro,
(Continued on page eight)
i§i S. Convention
Baptiat To Gatber Wednes
day Niarht Ai Wilkes
boro Baptist Church
Bntsby Mountain Baptist Sun-
r achool association -will con
ic Weidnesday night. 7:30, at
IkesbtHv Basest church.
Mias Ruth Keller, representa-
s'of the State Baptist Conven
ts will be leader tor tbe ses-
n and every ebnreb In tbe as-
ilation Is asked to be well rep
Funeral Tuesday 3:00
o’clock at Church
Joseph Talmadge Pre-
vette, 58, one of northwes
tern North Carolina’s most
prominent citizens, died Sat-
North Wilkesboro Ki-
wanis Club has appointed a
committee to make investiga
tions into the possibility of
erecting a Y. M. C. A. for
North Wilkesboro after the
end of the war.
The matter was first
brought to the attention of
the club several days ago by
I Dr. A. C. Chamberlain, who
suggested that work begin
on raising a fund for use in
I construction of a Y. M. C. A.
when such construction is
At the directors’ meeting Thurs
day night C. A. /Witherspoon,
field secretary of the Charlotte Y.
M. C. A., -a-as a guest of Dr.
Chamberlain and gave some inter
esting figures on the cost of a Y.
M. C. A.
Mr. Witherspoon told the club
that the minimum requirements
for a Y. M. C. A. plant here would
involve an expenditure of about
$50,000 for a tw-o-story building
and that if dormitory room.s were
added for a third story the cost
would be about $75,000. Such a
urday night, ten o’clock, at
building would have the rooms.
his home in Wilkesboro.
space and facilities for a modem
ill, but during the pasi few
months had suffered heart
attacks. He had retired Sat
urday night and was sleep
ing when the fatal attack
Funenal service will be held
Tuesday afternoon, three o’clock,
at Wilkesboro Baptist church.
The body will lie in state from
one until throe o’clock. Burial
will be in the family plot in Moun
tain Park cemetery. Rev. Howard
J. Ford, pastor, will conduct the
Stores and barber shops in
North Wilkesboro will be closed
for the funeral hour Tuesday,
three until four p. m.
Mr. Prevette was born March
10, 1SS5, 0 son of the late Rev.
Iredell T. Prevette end Mrs. Alice
A. Call Prevette. He was born
and reared in Wilkesboro and at
(Continued on page five)
The committee named to investi
gate the matter is composed of J.
MAJOR F, C
VISITING MINISTER FOR SERVICES
Medical Corps Major
Major Fred C. Hubbard,
.who has been in the army
medical corps since July 17,
1942, will receiv* an honor
able discharge and will re
turn to civilian life In the
very near future, it was
learned here today.
M?jor Hubbard befojje he was
accepted into, the., Service was
U. S. Forces
Also Gain In
Indications of Majbr
Battle In Pacific
British Eighth Army t«-
day made important advan
ces in the Mareth line in
Tunisia, occupied the town
of Mareth and took 6,000
Wilkesboro, which position
'will retuni to when he receives
The British were more
successful during the past 24
hours than at any time since
the big assault |began last
At the same time Americaa
troops were advancing toward ths
sea In a big piish to cut off the
possible line of retreat for Rom
mel’s axis forces, and In another
sector were advancing toward the
naval port of BIzerte.
Last night hundreds of British
bombers laid waste to parts of
R. Hix, J. R. Finley, R. G. Finley,
P. W. Eshelman, John E. Justice
and J. B. Williams. Reports of
[he committee’s findings will be
Concensus of opinioi, as ex-
(Continued on page eight)
From Staley; Is
his discharge from the army’s
Major Hubbard is now station
ed at Springfield, Mo. He enter
ed the army at Charleston, S. C..
was sent to Camp Atterbury, Ind..
and later to Camp Crowder, Mo.,
before he was assigned to the
generar hospitial at Springfield,
New Jersey Man Picked Up
Message Over Berlin Short.
Wave Radio, Mar. 25
Two Auto Thefts Are
Charged to J. W.
James W. Holbrook,
rested here a week ago for
the theft of an automobile
here belonging to H. L. El
ler, was turned over to Win
ston-Salem police this morn
ing for the theft of another
car in Winston-Salem on
B. P. Staley, of Wilbar, has
received a message from his
son, Pfc. W. Thornton Staley,
who wa.H listed by the AVar De
partment as missing in action
in North Africa .since February
14 and who is now a prisoner
in Germany, according to the
Mr. Staley receivetl a mes-
.sagp from George E. Blffler, of
(’amden, N. .T., that the German
radio on March 3.5 listed Pfc.
W. 'Thornton Staley as a prison
er now in Germany and the ra
dio was quoterl as saying for
him “Being prisoner not hai.
Good health. Will write you.
Love—Thornton." ’Tlie mes-
siige dircetwl that packages or
letters might lie addressed to
him at German prison ramp.
Care of the Red Ooss.
INc. Staley had been in the
army for one year. Prior to his
induction he was principal of
Cricket school near North
Exceeds $10,000 Goal
By Over 50 Per
Uofl Cross war fund in Wilkes
today lias passcsl the $15,000
mark, the goal of $10,000 be
ing exceeded by more than 50
Dr. John W. KJneheloe, Jr.,
war fund chairman for the
chapter, said deposits with Ver
non Deal, chapter treasurer,
tills morning tiitahsl $1.5,-
Tills was perhaps the mosjt
successful campaign ever car-
Vled out in the county and
thousands of people contribut
ed to Its success. 'The campaign
will officially close Wednesday
and any who have not contribut
ed are asked to send their con
tributions to the fund to the
Dr. R. Paul Caudill, formerly of this city and now pastor of the
Fips,t Baptist church in Augusta, Ga„ will be guest minister for a
series of evangelistic services to be held at the First Ba/ptist church
in North Wilkesboro April 5-16. _
Hens Do Patriotic
Duty and Decorate
With Victory Sign
.A. flock of hens on the farm
of Dock Walsh in the Lejivls
Fork community are not only
doing their patriotic duty by
producing about 500 cf^gs dally,
but sometimes they pot the “V”
for victor,' sign on them.
Jlr. Walsh today brouglit to
The Jonmal-Patriot office an
ep(g whicli was laid witli a ver,'
noticeable “V" sign on the
Man Is Found
In His Home
Shot In Head
Dogs Are Dying In
L. Anderson Dies
Eight Found Dead and Three
Others Had To Be Shot,
Police Chief Says
W. L. Anderson was found
dead in bed at his home
near Moravian Falls early
Anderson, who lived alone
in a farm house, died from a
pistol bullet wound in the
center of his forehead.
Johnnie Brown was appolntefl
acting coroner by C. C. Hayes,
of bombs were rained on the Ger
man city by three wavee of bomb
ers in what was described as the
biggest raid of the war on Berlin,
and even .bigger than the worst
Germany was ever able to hand
Later American bomber.s aided
by British fighters bla.sted sub
marine bases on the French coast
with devastating attacks.
Russian forces advanced a short
distance in their drive on
Smolensk, but spring thaw's were
slowing down war operations for
Russians and Germans.
JAP FLEET FLEES
Yesterday American naval ves
sels drove off a Japanese naval
task force west of the Aleutian
islands after a duel with nav.sl
BATTLE SHAPING UP
American and Japanese forces
in the South Paclftc today '.vere
reported e.s getting ready 'or a
big hatlle, nr series of sea battles,
"'hich may decide the mastery of
the South Pacific area for a long
Holbrook, who lives in the
Traphill community, was arrest
ed on March 20 by State High
way Patrol Sergeant Carlyle In
gle after the officer chased him
over several roads in eastern
Wilkes. Holbrook was driving
the car belonging to Eller, and
which had been stolen here the
Holbrook was released under
bond, but at the time of the In
vestigation Sergeant Ingle found
that Holbrook had another car In
his possession. It was learned
that the car had been stolen in
■Winston-Salem on February 17
and that the car’s body had heen
switched to the chains of a ear
which Holbroolf had prerionsly
pnrehased and wrecked.
Piedmont Mountain Fre^ht Lines
Buys Blizzard Motor Express Co.
Now In Position To Give Pa
trons Fast Service To and I
From Greensboro I
The 8t?te utilities commission i
at Raleigh has given Its approval j
to the purchase of the Blizzard j
Motor Express by the Piedmont
Mountain Freight Lines which has
its home office in this city. The
deal, which involved e considera
ble amount of money, was con
summated several days ago.
The acquisition of the Blizzard
franchise for hauling express be
tween Wlnston^alem and Greens
boro gives tbe local freight line a
direct connection between this
city and Greensboro via Elkin and
Wldston-Balem and will ebable
the firm to give a quicker service
between North Wilkesboro and
Greensboro and points beyond.
The Piedmont Mountain Freight
Lines now operates between 52
points, and keeps a fleet of 1$
units moving almost continuously
over its numerous lines.
The company’s home office Is
located in this city, with a branch
office In Charlotte.
Since its organization here last'
year, the Piedmont Monntaln
Freight Unee has grown rapidly
until it now'nambBra among Its
customers tboneands of hastness
in Piedmont North Carolina
and hanlB monthly a vast arnddht
of freight between the many
eerved dally iy Its fleet of
-rhere is an epidemic of disease _ _
or poisoning among the dogs ^liderk of court, because Coroner I,
North Wilkesboro, Police Chief J-jjj Myers was in Chisrlotte today
B. Walker said today. |and a jury was empanelled by
During the week-end eight dogs j Brown,
were found dead in the city and | ^ physician who examined the
three others with running fits or grated that Anderson had
worse had to be shot. j jead for several hours.
The police chief urged that all j pyQi,a|,iy since some time Sunday
dog owners keep their dogs ■ or ’early Sunday night. His body
fined until the epidemic of wluit-
ever It is passes.
Annual Public Meeting Of
Chapter To Be At Town
Hall Tuesday, 4:30
Wilkes County chapter of the
American Red Cross will have its
annual organization meeting
Tuesday afternoon. 4:.30, at the
Officers will be elected and re-
Jesse McNeill Is
Taken by Death
porta of the past year will be glv-
waa found today by a neighbor g„ j,y Rev. A. C. Waggoner.
who called at the house.
'The pistol was fofind
right hand near his head.
The jury late today had not re
turned a verdict on the case as to
whether Anderson killed himself during the coming year.
or was murdered. •y
The robbery motive was dis-I
counted when It was found that
and other of-
It will be a public meeting and
e large attendance Is urged. Plans
will be laid for local actlvltlei
Jesse McNeill, former resident
of Wilkes £nd a member of one of Anderson’s pocketbook with about
the county’s best known families,
died early today at his home In
He was a son of the late Rev.
end Mrs. MlUon McNeill, of
Wilkesboro, apd was a brother of
Attorney Robert H. MqNeiU, of
Washington, D: C., Mrs. M^le
Holbropl^ of Traphill, Mrs,'.
"bim'ffiette, of Washbiftoni Di
aoA'^tt. Ainertea W«it. of Ban
’ He'was » brother of fhe
$35 In cash had not been taken.
It was reported that he had sold
timber with e value of about $1.-
300 recently but that he had in
vested past of the mop^^ in w’ar
bonds and had defioelted thf re
mainder In a bank. None of the
reports were officially confirmed.
, Hielatlvesr-* of ^Mr. . A$ide^h.
fiij^nded BOBs snd^
fere et veve^^iBlBts,'I
Prisoner of Japs
Capt: John R. Bumgarner, ar
my medical corps officer who was
In serrice In the Philippines, was
listed officfidly by the War D*-^;
partment -totey a» w prisoner w'
the'Japaneea^j^rarioaely hie par- '
ents, Rev.'^Md;j|f«.v2i, jp. A. Bnm-
noUe»!]fimin Oe iTaf