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XXXVI, No. D
ire Buyers Needed
y To Help Raise
“They Give Their Live*—
You Lend Your Money”, is
the slogan for the Second
War Finance compaign now
in progress. ,
Latest reports >0^aeithat a
total of $640,841.7$ had been
raised in Wilkes since the
campaign officially opened
^ on April 12, but that amount
includes the bonds purchas
ed by the two banks for their
own accounts and the goal
has not yet been reached.
The goal for Wilkes county, ex
clusive of the purchases by the
banks, is $374,100, and the amount
sold to corporations and individu-
^als is still far short of that fig-
kwlare, according to W. D. Halfacre,
War Finance Chairman.
The large investors have al
ready bought during the cam
paign, and it is now up to those
who can buy the smaller bonds to
purchase freely and make the re
mainder of the county’s quota.
An urgent appeal is made to all
who can' buy any denomination
bond, from $18.75 up, to go at
once to their bank or postoffice
and make the purchase In order
that the county may reach its
quota and that the nation may
have the money to provide fight-
men, with the irapkmants of
oyer the .forces of
"They Give Their Lives-Yeu Lend Your Money"
U. S, Treasury Department
Wilkes chapter of the American
Red Cross is asking that relatives
wiring soldiers of sickness and
asking emergency furloughs in
clude the name of the phyakiaB
'^rt gr^i^ fi«fifhte theT work of
investigating the request and may
speed up getting the furlough.
This is the latest in a series of
weekly ration guides compiled
from official sources:
Persons gainfully employed or
doing volunteer war work can
qualify for certificates to buy bi
cycles. Bicycles also are availabie
to pupils who need them to get to
and from school.
Commercially canned, bottled
and frozen fruits and vegetables—
i##|ling juices, all soups, dried
' beMs. dried peas, lentils and de-
hydneted soup mixtures are ra
tioned ■ under the point system.
Persons wishing dried beans, dried
peas and- lentils for planting pur
poses only may buy them without
surrendering stamps from War
Ration Book Two (See stamp
timetable under “Dried Fruits”
Stamp No. 23 in War Ration
Book 1 will be good for one pound
of coffee for a period of five
weeks beginning Monday, April
All dried and dehydrated fruits
have been removed temporarily
from rationing. They now can be
bought without coupon points.
Hfce stamps “D”. “E" and “F”
“G”, "H” and “I" good for
' pivMfawed foods this week. Stamps
«E” and “F” expire April
Period 5 coupons now valid and
will be until September 30. Con
sumers piay go to local ration
boards and claim fuel oil to keep
tanks from "floating” during
spring and summer months.
A book coupons No. 5 good for
three gallons each, must last
from March 21 to July 21 Inclu
sive in North Carolina.
The “E” stamps (red stamps)
valid, with leftover “A”, "B”, ”C”
sad “D” stamps good through
April 30. The “A”. “B”,
; *D”i stamps will have
stamp “E” becomes valid
on May 2, “G” on May
9 "H” on May 16, "I” on May
lll.:ha(ptru !I*T 81- .•i*,-
Jn W«r. Ration
Notice to Persons
Furloughs In Army
Mt. Pleasant, Trap-
hill Two Vacancies
In the County
Choir Is to Sing
Will Appear In Wilkesboro
Methodist Church Next
Sunday, 8 P. M.
fgih ptte vur
Cospon MO. 1* in
1 good for ttr* ponnds. Must
The famed Damascus Colored
choir will sing at the Wilkesboro
Methodist church next Sunday
evening. May 2nd. at 8 o’clock.
This choir has made a number
of appearances at various churches
in this section of the state, and
all who have heard the singing
have been loud in their praise of
The choir emnraces some of the
best colored voices in this section
of . the state, and it is expected
that a large number will turn out
to hear them sing Sunday night.
The Wilkeboro Baptist church
will forego the regular Sunday
evening service in order to give
the membership an opportunity
to hear the colored choir. Every
one who possibly can is invited to
hear the choir.
A silver offering will be taken
to defray expenses of the choir
and for benefit of the church.
Six of eight school dis-
Tncts in Wilkes county have
elected principals for next
year, C. B. Eller, county sup-
Principals re-elected at /the
present locations were Wm. T.
Long at Wilkesboro, R. V, Day
at Millers Creek, E. R. Spruill at
Ronda. Gorman Johnso^^tit Roar
ing River, Grady Miller at Mul
P. E. Greer, Mount Pleasant
principal, wiD succeed Zeb V.
Dickson at Mountain View.
W. V. Nix, Fraphill principal,
As the situation existed today,
there were two vacancies in the
I county. Mount Pleasant and Trap-
hill. However, it was indicated
that both would be filled soon.
American force* in Tuni
sia, North Africa, today ad
vanced i^our miles against
Axis troop* now hemmed in
in the northern tip of the
Reports indicated that the
drive began against stiff re
sistance, which slackened as
American force* proceeded.
The advance was made with
caution in order to avoid
At the same time the British
Fifth Army and axis forces were
locked in a tank battle with the
outcome still undecided. How
ever, the reports were encourag
ing as the number of enemy banks
destroyed continue to mount.
Chungking reports today said
that .American airmen, against
Japanese forces which outnum
bered them, had driven off an
enemy plane attack and that the
Japs had lost five planes shot
dov n and four more probably de-
strryed as compared with three
American planes lost.
News comments today indicated
that Allied forces In the South
Pacific are preparing for offen
sive operations against , the Jap
anese at an early date and that
naval and army forces will co
operate closely in one or more ma
jor offensive actions.
.Dr. Ralph McDonald, left, of
Chapel Hill, and Judge WUson
Warlick, of Newton, have an
nounced their intentions to be
candidates for the Democratic
nomination for governor next
year. Another item of political
news recently was the announce
ment by 0.- Max Gardner, of
Slielby, that he would not be a
candidate for U. S. Senate next
2,500 Children Hear
- On Teeth
5 Cars Of T*yo Radio
Farmers May Secure
Wheat at $1.10
Fiv« f^loa^, of fovegp-
Thus. W. Sturdivant’s
Message Is Read
On the Air
A letter has been received in
this city telling of a radio mes-
eage from Thomas William
Sturdivant, ago 22,' who ia pro-
A most interesting report
of the recent dental clinic
conducted in Wilke* by a
representative of the State
Board of Health was given
befmre the North Wilkesboro
Kiwanis Club Friday by Dr.
A. C. Chamberlain.
Dr. Chamberlain reported that
the clinic was * conducted for ben
weeks under direction of Dr. A. D.
Underwood and Dr. E. T. Koonce.
The work was done at the folloav-
ing schools: Millers Creek, Mul
berry, Pine Ridge, Union, Whit
tington, Mountain View, Fergu
son, Ronda, Roaring River, Trap-
hill, Wilkesboro, Mount Pleasant,
Moravian Falls, Clingman, and
A total of 2,616 children had
their teeth inspected and 2,505 at
tended lectures given by the den
tists. Other figures in the report
were as follows: 838 children were
treated, 1,735 referred to local
dentists, 805 appointments, 373
fillings, 601 teeth extracted, 1,-
535 silver nitrate treatments, the
teeth of 762 children cleaned, 32
J. B. Snipes discussed a pure
bred hog project which is now un
der way in the county. Six mem
bers of the club have Mready
Gdrmai* have alKSlErently quit;
their offensive operations on
extreme southern front and
fighting lulled in the • Caucasus,
where Germans lost heavily in
trying to enlarge the territory
they have been holding.
No major offensives were re
ported from any part of the long
R. S. Mott, 58, Dies
In Florida H ome
County Nurse Is
Back On the Job
era for feed pu^oaea only,
3, L. Tunier, executive offi
cer of the Wilkes Triple A,
The wheat is being sold by the
Triple A office located in the
Wilkes county courthouse.
Price of the wheat in the cars
is $1.10 per bushel and the price
after the wheat is unloaded into
the bins will be $1.13'per bushel.
The wheat is being sold to the
farmers in c.’der to relieve a
threatened feed shortage and
must not be used except for feed
I>arge bin.s are being erected
I near the North Wilkesboro depot
' for storing the feed wheat and
I shipments will be received rega-
: A farmer or poultryman may
Bertha Bell Returns
From Hospital In
R, S. Mott, 56, brother of Dr.
Marshall L. Mott, pastor of Ard
more Baptist church, died sud
denly of a heart attack at his
home in De Land, Fla.. lost night
at 11 o’clock.
Mr. Mott, a widely known De ' ^ farmer or
Land attorney, was a native of 1 “"'y ^ 6> s«PP‘y
North Carolina, was born In Ire
dell county end reared in Wilkes. ^
Survivors include the widow, j T. QuCCn RiteS
addressed the letter te “any
member of the family of Thom
as Willism Sturdivant at Wil-
har, N. C,”
The letter stated that he had
heard a recent broadcast from
Tokyo, Japan, which purported
to carry a message from Sturdi
vant, a prisoner, and the mes
“Hello, mother. I am well.
Hope to see you soon”.
TTie po.stmaster at Wilbar ,
knows of no Sturdivants in that
part of Wilkes county, and the
letter wa.s referred to persons of
that family name here. It is
being published in order that
the relatives of the prisoner
from whom the message origin
ated may learn its contents.
Argentina is studying ways of
B. J. Kennedy’s
D. A. Kennedy, brother of B. J.
Kennedy, of Wilkesboro, died on
Wednesday at his home in Con
over. He had been in ill health
for several years and critically ill
for two weeks.
Mr. Kennedy was a former resi
dent of Wilkesboro, where he was .
associated with his brother, B. J.'
Kennedy, in the pottery manufac
He was bom July 16, 1866, at
Cleveland. N. C., eldest 'son of
the late Julius and Linnie Felts
Kennedy. He joined the Meth
odist church at an early age and
lived a consecrated Christian life.
He is survived by his wife, Nan
cy Hoyle Kennedy, four daughters,
three sons, five brothers and one
Funeral service was hejd Thurs
day at CoBOver. B. J. KemiedDr,
Mrs. Lottie Johnson; C. L. Ken-
jioiir sad Ckntgti .Kennqdy^
VSksfbe^ xad^ftiaik^ BSi ^
of '’WlflMoB-Ssleai, iSaSetng
those' attending the funentl serv
BUT MORE WAR BONDS
Mrs. Bertha Bell, Wilkes coun
ty’s efficient health nurse, re
turned to her home in Wilkesboro
Friday after undergoing treat
ment for several w'eeks in a
Mrs. Bell is much improved in
health, friends throughout the
county will he gratified to learn,
and has resumed her work with
the county health department.
Will Be Tuesday
the former Miss Ida Cowles; five i
children: two sisters. Mrs. W.- C. j
Burton of St. Louis and Mrs. Oli- i
ver Brown, of De Land. Fla., and t Funeral .service will be held
two brothers, F. J. Mott -• f. Tuesday, two o’clock, at Liberty
Charleston. Ark., and Dr. Mott, j church for A. T. Queen, age 71,
Funeral arrangements were in-, well known citizen of the Gilreath
complete today, but the services ' community, who died Sunday,
will be held at De Land, probably ' Mr. Queen is survived by six
tomorrow—Monday’s W’inston-Sa-! sons and one daughter: J. L.
lem Journal. * | Queen, Gilreath; D. D. Queen of
The Government of Switzerland Joe Mott, of Wilkesboro, and a
is encouraging the making of soft brother-in-law of Hon. Charles H.
drinks. Cowles, also of Wilkesboro.
j Olin; C. V, Queen. New Hope; R.
Mr. Mott was the father of Mr. | G. Queen. High Point; M. T.
I Queen, Bear Poplar, Va.; H. R.
Queen, Gilreath; Mrs. 0. B. May-
63 Graduate At Wilkesboro
supplying, fuel to all at economical
I voted to boy a purebred mal* for
the project and pay the freight
bill for the entire lot.
Jo'hn E. Justice, Jr., was pro
gram chairman Friday and he
a.sked Paul S. Cragan to present
the program, which was a playlet
bv five North Wilkesboro school
children. Phil Mitchell. Gordon
Reins, Jackie Warner, Cecil Gray
son and Bill Gabriel. The playlet
flopicted work which is being done
for crippled children an i made a
■nnst favorable impression on
n'embers of the dub.
Mr. Cragan reported that the
total collected by that date on sale
of cripple seals in the pre-Easter
season was $267 with many re
ports yet to be received.
Guests at the meeting Friday
were as follows: Santford Martin
with Ray Erwin; Frank Durham
with S. T. Taylor; W. G. Sloane
v.dth R. G. Finley.
First Lieut. H. L. Cromartie Cited
For Part He Played In Air Attack
Takes Part In Bombing At
tack On Porto Torres
W. A. Bumgarner Is
Claimed By Death
Santford Martin, editor of the
and member of the State Board of
North Carolina, saying that more
progress had been made in the
past decade than in ell previous
, history of the state in educational
education, told a graduating class '
of 63 members at Wilkesboro high j Martin spoke of the four free
school Friday that the present doms as outlined In the Atlantic
war is a war of survival for the Charter and added another,
American nation and that "If we "Freedom From Ignorance,”
lose the United States will be- prhlch he said must be attained,
come German and Japanese pro- He emphasized the Importance of
was the commencement
ednoetlon and knowledge In pres
ervation of democracy,
speaker at the closing exercises of I American Legion citizenship
the school. The program was award waa presented to Bobby
planned to be held on the athletic Rmoak and a similSi’ award ttom
but was fflOfSd 'Inside-be-
ohuse of inelemmt weather. was presented to. MBry Dais, Pr.
~^;Tho speaker"yWM presented Q.’ Edwards,>sdSortj
T. iieigv 'wool prlnclpat
snhjtfcd'wns “The School
and The Graduate in
ohnlrmah'end a LegUmnalfe, jw-
sented the Legion aaedal ahd Mrs.
a World at E. N. Phillips reprwnted the Le-
Igion Anxlliarr in prosentfakg the
iQ prellmlnary remarks he're-:medal to the ontsta^lpg girl In
vtafmd edneational progress In- the rising senior * '
: i. • I ■■ ■ • ■
/. List Of Graduates
The list of graduates follow;
Irene Sloope. •
, Marjorie Bjshop'. ,■
jJ;Psnlla«.dBi^ii. ^ > ■
, -Anna'^W GancoOJfc** ’ S;
Ann Cowles. /. ^
Eleanor Fergntjon. . .
Goselle Apdrawa. -i ';:- .-
(€oaHi|9M| On Faga ISnar)
Washington, April 2.5.—The
War department listed today ar
my air force personnel who par
ticipated in a “successful’’ raid
April 18 on harbor and dock In
stallations of Porto Torres in Sar
The raid was made by B-25
Mitchell medium bombers of the | two daughters:
Northwest African strategic air
force, escorted by P-38 Lightn
I Funeral service was held todey,
i two p. m., at Charity church for
, W. A. (Boat) Bumgarner, well
i known citizen of Wilkesboro route
one who died Saturday night at
I Mr. Bumgarners had been in ill
! health for some time. He is sur-
I vlved by his wife, two .sons, and
■Wilkesboro route one; Sherman
Bumgarner, North Wilkesboro;
, Bessie and Dollie Bumgarner,
The bombers made direct bomb WiBcesboro route one.
hits on three large enemy cargo j Rev. J. L. A. Bumgarner, pas-
vessels, leaving all three sinking | ttr, was assisted in conducting the
and'in flames. They also started Tnneral service by Rev. S. N.
two targe fires In the railroad I Bumgarner and.Rev. A. W. Eller.
i yards of the Sanjinia co*ast town.
and damaged the docks, eanslng
large explosion^, the War depart
ment reported. /
j Among those who participated
in the raid:
! First Lieutenants; C. iD. Amick
Leesvllle, S. C.; H. l>. Cf Jmartie,
Jr., Garland, N. C-: B, ‘W- Leve
man, Columbia, S. 0.; ,C. W.
I Smith, Fairfax, B B. L. Stults.
, ^l^xrtnbarg, N. C.; Malvln E. Tim-
-V |aeri^ ^l^^wc^'ihf-G:.
h ^IhaAidegl Sergnaihtt D-
ley, t)tea$. N. C.
Young Bond Buyer
A daughter was born April 23
at 3:30 a. m. to Mr. and Mrs. L.
H. (Pat) Patterson. At nine a.
m. on the same date a war bond
was purchased for the new arri
val, making her probably the
yooBgest war bond holder in
here, hi* mattai* Vefitff'idle fhhher'
Miss Rath Waugh, daughter of
thA - and MtU' W. rBL,