Not All Bloom Was
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe 8huma*e.
of WUkesboro route one, Is
now in North Africa.. I*fc. Shu
mate hasrbeen in the army for
one yeitr. He was in training
at Gamp Claiihome, La., before
learing for orerseas service.
Orcharduta of the Brushy
Mountain fruit growing area
are surprised to leam that
they may have as much as
fifty per cent, crop of apples
J. B. Snipes. Wilkes county
agent, and Carl B. VanDeman,
apple research specialist, have ex
amined the bloom in several or
chards, along with the orchard
men. and have found that there
yet may be from 40 to 60 per cent
of a crop.
A severe freeze two weeks ego
made It appear that the entire"
crop might have been wiped out
and for some time an accurate
forecast of crop prospects was im
The county agent reported that
many instances they found
Have An Election
felustef of a dozen or more is
cient. he said, and the per
centage of bloom frozen does not
’ necessarily indicate the percent of
Mayor H. A. Cranor and All
Members Of Boaird Un
opposed for Re-Election
Senior Class Play
The town of Wilkesboro will
have an election on Tuesday. May
Unlike some elections in the
town of Wilkesboro. It will be just
a matter of form, because those
who hold elective office have no
opposition and the time for can
didates to file has passed.
Mayor H. A. Cranor and the
present members of the town
board of commissioners, compos
ed of W. B. Smlthey, James Liowe.
borne, have all filed for re-elec
tion. Mr. Osborne was appointed
on the board several months ago
to fill the unexplred term of lA.
5. T. C(jlvard. who enlisted in the
The election will be held at the
Ranks Of The Local
. Company Must
Here Friday Night I Town and County
Case Is Postponed
Captain Harry H. Pearson,
commanding officer of the
State Guard company here,
said today that the local
company is badly in need of
at least 20 men to fill the
ranks and keep the company
up to required strength.
The company is now receiving
equipment, but it is imperative
that there be more men to replace
those who have gone into the arm
ed forces or away to war jobs.
North Wilkesboro is one of the
fortunate towns to be selected to
have a company of the guard, and
it may be that if the company
cannot have a sufficient number
of men that the privilege of hav
ing a military organisation will
go to one of the many towns who
are asking for a company.
Men up to fifty years pf age
and anyone Interested should Con
tact Capt. Pearson, L#t. John L
Wells or Lt. John V. Wallace.
Drills are carried out each
Captain Pearson hos been noti
fied to attend an officers’ train
ing school course at Fort Ben-
ning. Ga.. ne.xt month.
He and other officers recently
rttended a short course at Fort
By J. B. 8NIPE.S,
Mr. H. R. Niswonger, Extension
Horticulturist, Raleigh, states that
a victory garden is to be grown
primarily for the purpose of pro
viding a supply of vegetables to
meet the family needs. He says
the surplus should not be grown
unless it can be disposed of at a
In other words, I would suggest
to the people not to plant more
than they can conveniently take
care of, if so, seed and fertilizer
would be wasted. The weather is
warming up now and the people
are doing a lot of gardening and
they should plant whatever is
nqpeaaary for homo use,-
prevdht some.other famiS’ fihm
getting enough seed or ffertillzer.
As the vegetables come up and
grow, they should be examined
from time to time to see that they
are free of diseases and insects.
Should you find any Insects end
need any Information for controll
ing them, the county agent’s of
fice will be glad to furnish this in
formation to anyone who m; y
call for it.
Campaign In Tunisia
American forces today
were continuing their ad
vance toward Tunis and Bi-
zerte, the two strong points
in the northern tip of Tuni
sia now held by axis forces.
.Meanwhile, the attack by
the British first army near
Tunis was stalled by German
counter attacks, the first of
which was' repulsed with
heavy German losses.
However, the general allied sit
uation In ’Tunisia has improved
this week ond the axis may be
driven out of Africa during the
offensive now on and which has
progressed favorably for the
American, British and French
C^l. Hugh Kilby has recently
been promoted to his preeent
rank at thr camp where he Is
stationed in loulsiana. He has
been in the army for 18 months.
Pvt. KUby married Miss RnOi
Claudlli, of Hays, who now
makes her home with his par
ents, Mr, and Mrs. Qnlncy Kil
by, of Millers Creek.
Total Now Is About
John L. Lewis
President Says Miners Must
Be On Job Or He Will
Exercise His Power
President Roosevelt today sent
a strongly worded telegnam to
John L. Lewis that mine workers
must return to their jobs Satur
day morning or he will exercise
his powers as commander In chief
to-'prevent hindrance to the war
dropped many tons oY ex,
op military objectives in northern
France, The erect scope of the
raids were not made known today
but it was considered large be
cause of the fact that 23 British
planes were lost in the night’s op
AIR FIGHTS IN RUSSIA
There was little ground ectivi-
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Senior cl; s.s
play of North |
Wilkesboro high school will be j
presented on Fridav night, eight |
“Myster,'- -At Midnialu' is the |
wfie of the three-act comedy-mys
tery which promises to furnish ex-‘
cellent entertainment. |
Admission will he l.'i and
cents and all who attend are as
sured an enjoyable performance
Members of the c."st are as fj)
lows: Jimmie Moore. Jack .\nder-1
son. J'Tances Kennedy. Frances
The c(sp of North Wilkeslmro
vesus Wilkes county, which in
volves payment of bonds isisned
hy the town of North WilkesboiM
for school building purposes, has
been postponed in Wilkes court
Court was scheduled to convene
on Monday of this week lint was
postponed until Tuesday because
of illness of .ludge .) H. Clement,
of Winston-Salem, who is presid-
Rousseau. Lewis Hill Jenkins. I.
Peggy Finle.v, Lucille tVsey. Kern. docketed
Church. Evelyn Rhodes and Tom- two-weeks
■ Horton Elected
Poddy Horton was elected
president of the Student Council
of North Wilkesboro hi.gh school
in a spirited election Tuesday.
Bill Gabriel nan second and Mar
garet Jones, third.
Half Holiday To Begin May 5
' FARMERS SET OUT
, BLACK WALNUT
j Twenty Madison county grow
ers have set the new Thomas
variety of black walnut on their
forms to demonstrate that wal
nuts can be produced on a com-
mercial basis, reports Assistant j
NORTH AFRICA I Farm Agent J. E. Walker. |
.\ grejit. nia.iority of the (!«*-
IKirtmeiit .stor»'.s anJ grooert
stor»>s in North tVilke.sboro will
begin on Wcdne.slay, Ma.v o,
closing at one p. in. on Wednes-
da.v. Tlie half holiday will con
tinue through Mjiy, -lune, .liily
in additioii, fumitui-e .stores
anil Jtrj- (-leaning establi.sh-
nients will l>e clo.si-d ail day on
The Wetlne.sday holiday and
luilf-holiday is planned to give
.store employes time for work
in the victory garden and other
activities on behalf of the wai-
effort, and time, for recreation.
The list of stores to be clos
ed all day Wednesday is as fol
Mark Down Furniture
Better Homes Furniture
Wilkes furniture Ex
Gray Brothers Furni
All Dry Cleaners.
The list Of stores which will
close at one p. m. on Wednes
Belk's Dept. Store.
Tomlinson’s Dept. Store.
J. C. Penney Co.
G. P. Store and Market.
ADAMS BROTHERS IN SERVICE
Payne Clothing Co.*
Marlow’s Men’s Shop.
Jean’s Dress Shop.
Bare’s Dept. Store.
Hackney’s Dept. Store.
Dixie Home Store. .
Southern Bargain Store.
City Grocery Store.
1. H. McNeill & Sons.
R. & O. Grocery Store.
Kash & Karry Grocery.
Davis A Co.
/mirers uhloo, prevlonsiy said
that if the miners’ demand for tan
increase of two dollars per day in
wages was not met by FWday
night that 60B.000 coal workers
would go on strike. Already 60.-
000 miners are idle in wbot is
called ‘‘wildcat” strikes.
F. C. X. Board
In Meeting Here
A much greater number
of people must purdhaae
war bonds if the second War
Finance Csunpaign sxhievee
its purpose, W. D. Halfacre,
Wilkes chairman, said to
Mr. Halfacre announced that
sales to date are approximately
$675,000 as compared to a quota
of $374,100 for the county but
that the greater part was purchas
ed by heavy Investors and that ths
campaign did not have sufficient
response in number of buyers.
In order to give a greeter num
ber opportunity to take paH, the
campaign has been extended
throughout the country through
the first week of May tor the se
ries B bonds.
'The cipipatsA .hM *
The quiarterly meeting of the
Advisory Board of the Wilkes
PCX Service was held at North
Wilkesboro, April 20. The follow
ing members were present T. W.
Ferguson. Ferguson: T. J. Mc
Neil. Roaring River: W’. M, .4h-
sher. Halls Mills; W. H. H.
Waugh. North Wilkesboro.’ and
E. F. Edwards. Ronda.
C. F. Jones, manager of the- lo
cal PCX Service, reported o con
tinued increase in volume for both
the local store rnd for the State
PCX. His report showed that the
local volume for March was al
most as much as for .Icnuary and
February combined, rnd that to
tal volume^ for the first three
months was nearly $30,000.
Commenting on the record
^luB mondyr Ivhlch will tend to
create Inflation unless Invested.
A recent boost for the Wilkes
amount was" the allocation ny
state purchase of $85,000 In
bonds to Wilkes.-
Mr. Halfacre today urged early
action on the part of those who
have any money from $18.75 up
to invest it in war bonds. This
I will prevent inflation and will
I take care of wrr financing, --it the
,same time placing the money in
isafe investment at the iu-st rale of
interest now available.
Warlick Not To
Be A Candidate
Dr. McDonald and Gregg
Cherry Are Two Candi
dates For Governor
The announrement this week
hv .Iiidge Wilson Warlick, of
Newton, that he will not be a can
didate for the Democratic nomina
tion for governor next yoir
leaves the field to Dr. Ralph Mc-
Dansld and Gregg Cherry.
Judge W’arlick previously had
announced his intention to be a
q[ candidate for the nomination in
the State PCX, Mr. Jones said.
"The PCX has a volume of well
over three million dollars for the
first three months in^l943 which
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the June primary next ymr.
P ; 'A..
Tn>r K. Caudill is with
jw anti-aircraft detaeJunent in
North Africa. Ho has been In
the anny for one year and sail
ed toe overseas in October. Pvt.
a son of the late Mr.
•fra. Bfartin Claadlll, of
lg a brother of L.
Pvt. Robert Glenn Cothren.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Brett Coth-
ren of Tn^lll, entered the
service Jan. 32. 1943, and Is
serving in the U. 8. Air Force
in OMnp Kolhler, Saeramento,
Pvt. Clyde K Adams is attached with a Si^al Service R^ment
somewhere in North Africa. He v/as-inducted into the .Army in Sep
tember, 1942, and received his training at Fort McClellan, Ala^ and
Camp Butner, N. C. In a recent letter home he said he wan well
and doing fine. Pvt. Beechel Adams, right, inducted into the aerrte
in January, 1943, is now, stationed at Ciunp Pined^, Qaltfornia.
They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. P, Adams, of Hans Mills.
Cpl. Buren Barlow has' re
turned to Camp Maxey, Texas,
after spending a foriougb with
his wife, the former Miss Bw-
Bioe Faw. Qpl, Bartow Ix-
dneted teto the service Novam-
ber 7, 1»48.
. -V- -■
Pfe.'Winfield RacM is now
In AnstraUa,.accordihg to news
received here. Pfc. Riwhel he-
gnn army servloe in October,
IMl. He ia a aoit of
0.of North WflBehF
OpL Walter Buel Harrold, son
Of Mr. and Mra. V. M. Harrold,
of Ha^', -wms inducted into the
service at FiMt Adjctoii,. 8. C-. -
on Jhpreury' fl» thta
oritred .his baaie
to rmA ef
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