Need to Raise)
The people of Wilkes
county will be put to the acid
test during the Second War
Loan campaign, beginning
April 12, it was announced
today by W. D, Halfacre,
The quota of Wilkes county,
which is not to include bonds pur
chased by the banks for their own
accounts, is f374,100. Quotas for
neerby counties are as follows.
Alexander county, $76.SOy.OO;
Alleghany, $50,200.00; Ashe.
$118,500.00; Avery $36,200.00;
Caldwell, $489,800.00; Burke,
$520,000.00; Catawba. $1,077.-
300.00; Iredell, $701,100.00.
^ (Continued on page five)
Bonds Refinanced At
A Big Saving To
The County •
C. B. I’.ller, ivlio tolay was
re elertetl superiitendent of
Wilk>s rouiitv schools for ano
ther two-year term. He has
been hejul of the Wilkes county
school .system since 1933.
C. B. Eller Again
Of School System
jiames Are Published
At the request of many contn-
hutors to the recent Wilkes Coun
ty Sed Cross War Fund Oam-
palgn, and on the authority of a
committee which gave considera
tion to the matter, the list of con
tributors' names is beine publish
ed in this newspaper. Tn regard
to the following list, cerkiin things
should be kept in mind.
1. This is not a complete list.
Because of the large number of
names, portions of the list will
have to be printed in several edi-
tioim^f the newspaper.
‘zT A.S far as possible, contri
butions have been grouped iiv
relation to the area, township, .-r
section from which they were r-"--
ceived. In many cases, though,
insufficient addresses made it ini-
ptissible to designate which locali
ty the gift w'as from. The names
of some contributors will there
fore appear in other pieces in the
total list than where they might
3. Some gifts to the campaign
have been received by Individuals
or groups other than designated
solicitors. In most oases these
amounts have been taken to the
Red Cross office, and these names
appear under the heading “Red
Cross Office" in the tabulated list.
Other gifts have been taken by in-
tj^iduals and groups directly to
Mi Red Cross Treasurer at the
^k, and these names could not
In every case be classified ac
cording to their township, locali
ty, etc. They apnear at various
places in the total list.
4. Some names in this list may
be mlspelled due to misinterpreta
tion of hcndwriting in the con
5. Some gifts were contribut
ed and no names accompanied
them. Many school children and
others gave contributions averag
ing less than a dollar. These
names are listed by groups, etc..
Instead of individually.
6. It is possible that through
typographical errors, some names
may be accidentally omitted from
Ihe published list. If so. the lo-
eal Bed Cross office, 'phone 307,
appreciate notification so
tba|Broner corrections may be
made-to the newspaper list.
7. It is to be further kept In
mind that In many cases contri
butors who were unable to give
but small gifts to the Red Cross
hhve demonstrated a degree of pa
triotism and generosity equal In
degree to that Of other contribu
tors who were financially able to
, large gifts.
Oek Ffflrrftare Ompany
;. H. Shell $6,'Mrs. A. S. Cas-
$1, Kathleen Hayes $1, J. B.
fl’O, Margaret Cassel
Board Education Today Or
ganized For Two Years;
McNiel Is Chairman
Wilkes county board of edu
cation today perfected organiza
tion for the next two years and i
re-elected C. B. Filer rs county |
superintendent of schools for his
sixth consecutive two-year term.
Tlie term of R. R. Church on
the ho^nrrt of education expired
this year and he was reappointed
for a six-year term. The other
members are C. Q. McNiel and D.
C. 0. McNiel was re-elected
chairman ond the school superin
tendent is clerk ex-offlclo. to the
The board began the task of
appointing committee.s for the
school districts but had not com
pleted the appointments today.
Wilkes county has sold
refunding bonds in the
amount of $51,000 at the
rate of 3 per cent. There
were several bidders for
'Fhe bonds refinanced
by the board of commis
sioners were school, rc^d
and bridge bonds which
have been bearing interest
rates from 4 to S 1-2 per
cent. The resale is qu'te
a saving in interest to the
The bonds brought a
prem ium of 1 -_1 -57.50.
which makes the interest
rate to be oatd bv the
countv under the 3 per
Attomev J. H. Whicker,
Jr., county at»r>mev,
handled fhe lewal phases
of the sale of fhe refund
ing bonds for the county.
Dealers In Processed
Foods Must Register
Dealers in processed foods
foods which are included in the
rationing progrem must register
with the rationing boards before
April 10 if they are to remain in
bnsines.s. Forms may be obtain
ed from*the rationing hoards.
Gives Much Data On
State Finances j
Out of “B” Books
Local rationing- botird officials
today said the presert supply of
“B ’ gasoliii? rationing books had
exhausted and that applio^nts
whose application'! have been ap
proved must wait until a new
supply, which has been ordered
for sevenal days, arrives.
Dulas Going To
Harry and -Alfred Dula. sons of
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Dule, of
Wilkesboro, will leeve tomorrow
for South America where they
will be engaged in war work.
Dr. Paul Caudill
Is Kiwanis Speaker
_7oA PM* ••»>
tonia, for many years a
prominent legislator and
leader in public life in the
state and who is considered ^
a candidate for governor ^
next year, addressed the •
North Wilkesboro Kiwanis |
club Friday noon.
.1, C. Reins was program chair
man tor the meeting and J. O. ■
Hackett presented the speaker. j
Mr. Cherry, after some humor, ,
reviewed the happenings of the i
recent se.ssion of the Legislature. ^
He stated this was the shortest ,
se.ssion in 1.8 years, it being 64 j
days long. In that time he said ,
the body stored away as a post j
war fund $20,000,000. He then ;
stated that the income of the state
is in excess of any thing in its
past history He estimated that
this year income tax would yield
31 million dollars, sales tax 16
million, and franchise taxes 7 1-2
millions, and the beverage taxes
will amount to nearly 3 1-2 mil
He said the money wa.s spent
somewhat as follows: for schools,
approximately 40 millioh. This is
an increase of about , 10 million
As Mayor of North Wilkesboro I ask my feUow
citizens to join to the fullest extent of your financial
ability in the^^easury Department’s Second War
Loan Campaign which opens April 12. ^
I feel sure that when the final returns are in, our
community will stand high among cities and towns of
our size and resources in the country for our accom
plishments in tbis^ great patriotic drive.
The Government is asking the people of this
country to len^ IS billion dollars to help prosecute
this war. All of us know how vital this money is in
our common cause. We have 'sent our fathers, sons,
brothers and friends off to fight. We must provide
the money to put the finest weapons and other muni
tions in their hands so that they can end this war as
quickly as possible.
The Second War Loan Campaign is more than a
mere transfer of our money to the Government for a
period at good interest rates. It is a demonstration
of our will to victory and our c^esire to back up our
men on the fighting lines. The Treasury Depart
ment has recpgnized this basic patriotic aspect of the
Second War Loan Campaign by offering a series of
securities designed for every pocketbook.
There are the familiar War Bonds, tax certifi
cates, and other long term and short term securities.
Democracy never hag given a finer example of its
strength than in this forthcoming Second War Loan
appeal. Workingman and business man, professional
man and industralist, housewife and war worker—all
may send their dollars off to fight alongside our
If there ever was a time when we should as a
community sound a patriotic note in a public under
taking it is tfcuLt^'Ba.ign. And so I ask^everyone
—home^ stores, sc.
.. 5*lag on^ Al
Let us( all take' to our hearts the theme of fhis
campaign: “They Give Their Lives, You Lend Your
R. T. McNIEL, Mayor
In Tunisia Is
Lt. Ool. Ralph R. Rein.s was
promotcxl from rank of major
to his present rank recently at
Swanannoa, where he is now
stationed. Lt. Ool. Reins en-
h*red the army as major with
the National Guard In 1940.
Prior to ids promotion in 1940
fo rank of major he was cap
tain of the local company of
the National Guard.
15th of April
Services Ati'f'™ S
in J.- X learsUihcers
First Baptist! installed Here
Maximum Prices Are
I Year Ended With Splendid
I Meeting Held At Lodge
! Hall On Thursday
Dr R Paul Caudill Is' chapter No. 42, Order
UT. IV. 1 €».«» Eastern Star, held the last
Dr. R. I’aiil CaudHl. pastor of,
the First B*.!ptist church of .An-1
Kust?. Ga.. who is here as euest.
minister for the evangelistic ser- since the last biennium.. In 1931
vices at the First Baptist church, Ithe sum spent for schools was 16
address the North Wilkes- millions. And In 1900 the entire
boro Kiwanis club Friday noon.
(Continued on page five)
regular meeting of the 1942-43
year on Thursday evening, March
25, at 7:30. The regular routine
1 of business was followed, after
Dr, R. Paul Caudill, pr.s-1 ^’hlch the officers for the ensuing
tor of the First Baptist
year were Installed.
. 1 I farewell address. Mrs,
church m Augusta, V»a., ar- williams, outgoing Worthy
rived this afternoon to begin I j^atron, enumerated the many
preaching as guest minister things accomplished the past year
in the evaneelistic services ; by the local chapter, one of which
was the purchase of a $100.00 U.
beginning tonight and con
tinuing through April 16 at
the First Baptist church.
Dr. John W. Klncheloe, Jr.,
pastor of the First feaptist here,
announced that servi^ will be
held each evening, 7:30, except
Saturday, and cordial^ invites all
(Continued on tage five)
S. War Bond. Miss Mabel Hen-
dren. Past Matron, presented Mrs.
Williams with the Past Matron’s
jewel from the chapter and
Mr. Williams. Mr. Williams pre
sented thfi past patron’s jewel t"
Mr. W. P. Kelley.
Those aiding In installing the
(Continued on page five)
Price Administrator Pren
tiss M. Brown today issued
specific cents-per-pound re
tail ceilings on beef, veal,
lamb and mutton, to go into
effect April IS, providing
uniform maximum prices in
all stores of the same type in
each of 12 pricing zones into
which the country is divided.
With these new ceilings posted
at each me?t counter or store.-
every American housewife will
know the top price which she m-iy
he charged, when she surrenders !
to her butcher the necessary reJ
stamps from War Ration Book 1
Pork already is under similar |
retail controls. Thus, the latest
move sets price ceillngs-^readily |
identifiable to shoppers in wch j
city, town and hamlet—on every i
important meat reaching the
.American dinner table. Striking '
a telling blow at black market^ in ;
m&at, the new price action—'
coupled with meat rationing—will
British and America
bombers continued devastai-
ing raids on German objec
tives during the past 24
The German naval biM
at Kiel was laid waste by
bombers in force as they
dropped hundreds of tons of
bombs directly on their ob-
Meanwhile, American flying
fortresses from Africa hit Naples
in Italy In a mighty attack which
damaged many ships in the har
bor and destroyed port facilities.
More than 100 large planes par
ticipated In the very snccessfil
Today flying fortresstjs were
reported going across the English
channel on their way to visit Ger
man held bases on the French
In Africa there was very little
land fighting with the exception
of a fierce German counterattack
gainst Aniexlo^_fo«»s ^
central 'Tunlsipn froalr There
Americans forces repnlsed the
attack and inflicted heavy losses
on Rommel’s picked troops. On
other sectors of the Tunisian area
there was no news of major im
Previously all allied forces in
Tunisia had made substantial
gains r nd the British Eighth ar
my and -American forces were
nearing a junction in central
Tuni.sia. .At the same time
British and Americans were ad
vancing toward Bizerte and Tunis
in the northern part of the war
No major developments were
reported today from any area of
war operations against the Jap
More encouraging reports came
from Russia, where the toll of
German dead in an attack near
‘•Kharkov incre-'sed from 1.000 to
1.300 since yesterday. The Mos
cow news agency, however, report-
,’d that Germans were massing
strength behind the southern
front to launch a spring offensive.
To Be Operated
Wilkes Naval Hero Wouldn’t Sell
Captured Jap Flag For $»,000 Cash
Many here will be glad to hear
that the swimming pool located
near the Yadkl.n between the
make It Impossible for black mar-■ wilkeshoros will *^he opereted
ket operators to continue to pose again this summer.
(Continued On Page Four) I North Wilkesboro Swimming
—: —■— Pool, incorporrted,'a non-profit
'corporation, has been chartered
j and will oirerate the pool with H.
IT. Clark. Scoutmaster of Boy
I Scout troop 35. as genenal mana
ger. Boy Scouts of troop 35 will
“We got the flag
around the waist of a ^ cap
tain, a two-star captain in
the Imperial marines,” wid
William Clay Sebastian,
1st class, of North Wilkes
boro route two, here yester
day, pointing to the Japanese
flag he captured at Guadal
canal. “A friend of mine
from Reidsville was with me
when I got it.”
'•I, was offered $2,000 for this
flag In San Francisco,^’ he said,
"but I’m keeping It for personcl
feelings. 1 lost a lot of friends at
“The flag was captured the
first part of September when the
Japcnese were trying to take
Henderson field. We were operat
ing from IT. S. S. Hornet when-
mate, 1 could get in. There was
' BO much action you couldn’t get
In « lot of the time.
Ijanded By .Aircraft
"We landed by aircraft just be
fore a real stiff battle. The Jap
anese tried to start marching in.
We were mowing them down.
They didn’t seem to oare for ma
chine gun fire or anything. They
just marched right on Into It. '
' ‘‘When thq battle was over,
that’s when I got the flcg. It'#'
jnst the fifth of its kind on the
.Halted States. I also got hla Iden-
tification, stars, money (worth i from Mountain View high school,
about $8 In American currency) he had lived all his y*^**^^
and campaign hfrs.’’ 1 parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ell Sebas-
The flag, which measured 28 1 tion. North Wilkesboro r^te two.
by 40 inches. Is different from He trained first at Norfolk Na-
that of an enlisted man in that val base, but has been In the Pa-
it has no rays emanating fromjclfic area since 1939. Dwenr er
the rising sun. Instead, that area 7, 1941, he was at Pearl Harbor
is filled with descriptions by the Four stars on his blouse Indicate
' action In 12 battles.
captain of two battles, name of
his outfit, names of officer friends
rnd a list of girl friends, which
he won’t be needing any more. lii
the upper half of the flag are two
blotches of captain's blood.
tian, a brown eyed, -blond torpedo
pteae pilot, Btrnds five i.set 11
inehee, and weighs ISO pounds
Until he ealildsd tn fhs piwy in
Sebastian hrs already received
the elr medal and hla been recom
mended for the navy cross for
sinking a Japanese cmteer. -Off
Guadalernal, he dropped a ''fWl*i
from his torpedo plane on|o
Japanese ship. ' .aV-Vir'
In aerial combat he
^rne, .and hi# gsim^.l
plane skirmish, he said, ‘‘I was
trying to maneuver into position
for my gunner to shoot him do-wn,
1 banked off to the right and looq-
ed my flaps. He came on by me.
I jerked the flaps up and fired
about 40 rounds into him.”
Sebastian was on U. S. S. ^lor-
net when It was put out of action
by the Japanese October 26. He
told how it sustained nine bomb
hits and five torpedo hits before
being abandoned and sunk by the
But .BUI Sebaatlaa^brd been out
of the United States fOr 27 m«!lM^ha
until his present leave and ht#
Veal .Interest lay in gniiling hadh
\0lkkee o^uaty new hi# tdlto-
operate the refreshment strnd
and the troop will get the profits.
Any profit-s from operation of the
pool will go to the First Baptist.
First Methodist and Presbyterian
Sunday schools here.
Several Improvements are
planned at the pool, which wll
open shout June 1.
Miss Marg;le Gabriel has agreea
to be In charge of the pool dur
ing the season.
S. V. TonJimon Is
In Bai>tist Hospital
S. V. Tomlinson, prominent In-
cal business leader, was earrleS
Friday ' to ’ SMtkt ,.bo#ptUI in ‘
Winstea-Ssl«m; ,VlMnLk* i#.n«j#^
a patknt; •, Trtendii:J^ SM
feitf that Mr. ToidMi^’C eonSk.
ti^% not .edaaMbM mUeai
that lia to In-