Jen - County Moot Is
Held to Talk On
Extention workers of ten
northwestern North Cnrolinn
counties gathered b Wilkes*
boro today for an important
County asects. assistant agents,
home agents and other extension
workers in Wilkes, Mitchell, Alex
ander, Avery, Watauga, Caidwell,
Ashe, Surry and Yadkin counties
were present for the all-day meet
ing, which was held in the fed-'
Representatives of the state
headquarters of the extension ser
vice were present and there were
many discussions on how the ex
tension workers might best aid
the farmers to solve their labor
shortage problems in producing
d crops of ‘food for freedom’
There was also interesting dis
cussion on other phases of meet
ing food goals for the year.
For Theft Of
A trail of automobile
thefts was brought to an end
with the conviction of James
Holbrook and Colonel Roo^-
velt Holbrook, of Traphill,
in Superior Court in Win
James was convicted on two
counts of larceny of automobiles
and one of reckless driving. He
was given nine months and $200
and costs in the larceny cases and
$25 and costs in the driving case.
Colonel Roosevelt was given 1?
jtfdhths and costs. A
Pfc. James V. sti^ -b-'siui'
tloned at New Orleans, ;l4i^
has been in service HreBtjP’
two months, Pfc. Staley.
home that he is well
the agmy fine. He is Ah' i
Mr. and Mrs. Roby Staley of
Route Two Ends
Mansfield Williams, a far
mer of the Call community
eight miles east of Wjlkes-
boro, ended his life early
today by dischairg^ a
Coroner I. M. Myexs^ whO' in
vestigated the death, deemed an
inquest unnecessary and pro
nounced it suicide.
Members of the family told
Coroner Myers that WiUian^B had
been in ill health and in a ner
Mrs. Williams said that her
husband ate heartily, at break-
tedt and remained seated at the
table for sometime while she was
feeding the ^chickens. Later she
heard the report of the gun and
hastened to the house to find his
body lying in the middle room;
The top of his head from his eyes
up was practically blown a way.
ths and costs. A woman ar-jand the gun was lying under one
ed in connection with the case, ileg on the floor.
Lillie Owen Triplett, was freed ' Williams Is survived by his wife
when a nol-pros was taken by and several children.
the state.* ! Funeral arnangements had not
According to evidence presented been made today.
the two Holbrooks stole a truck i V
in Winston-Salem Nov. 12. 1942.
James Holbrook stole an automo- ]
bile in Winston-Salem Keb. IT and
was able to elude pursuing po
lice, hence the reckless driving
charge. The pair was arrested by
Highway Petrol Sergeant Carlyle
Ingle in Wilkes recently after
stealing a ear here.
May term of federal court will'
convene on Monday, May 17, In
Judge Johnson , J. Hayes, of
Wilkesboro. will preside over the
term, which will be for trial of
in Wilkes, Wa-
.^announces tnai a saie oi pureuieu tauga, Ashe and Alleghany coun-
Aii^olstelns will be held Tuesday et ties. *
Greensboro and a similar sale for | Practically the entire docket is
Ouerseys will be held at Winston- made up of alleged violations of
Salem on Wednesday, the federal liquor tax laws.
As information to Wilkes dairy
men. County Agent J. B. Snipes ■ erses originating
announces that a. sale of purebred
New Soviet Push
Drives Nazis Bad
k New Blow at Japs
London.—A new Red Army
thrust rolled back German ar
mor yesterday on the lower
Donets front midway, between
Kharkov and Rostov, Moscow an
nounced early today.
Heavy Russian guns, thundered
in the Caucasus meanwhile to
wreck some of the last German
defense lines northeast of No-
vorosslsk, said the, midnight com
munique as recorded by the Soviet
Monitor. The big ibarrage was
perhaps intended to pave the way
for a Soviet drive to clean up the
A special broadcast also told of
continued Russian aerial blows
heavily damaging 12 more com
munications centers behind the
German lines, bringing total i rail
Junction attacks to more than 50
In four consecutive days.
Vice Pres. Of
Dr. Fred C.
of staff of Wilkes
liiia Medical Socimy which
closed its session yesterday
in Raleigh. ^ .
Dr. Hubbard recently returned
to the Wilkes Hospital after sev
eral months service in the jarmy
as a major in the medical corps,
from which he received an hon
orable discharge. He Is a former
pre.sident of the North Carolina
Dr. James W. Vernon, of Mor-
ganton. was elected president of
the State Medical Society, and Dr.
Paul P. Whitaker, of Newton, was
Those from here attending ses
sions of the State Medical Society
were Dr. Hubbard. Dr. John W.
MoiVis. Dr. W. K. Newton, Dr. H.
B. Smith and Dr. E. N. Phillips.
of Prime Mldlster Winston
Churchill's current meeting -with
President Roosevelt is to plot an
early Allied offensive against Ja
pan, it appeared last night on the
basis of White House disclosures
that Churchill was accompanied
here by his top military officers
There seemed no doubt they
would renew discussion of all
phases of the global war, Includ
ing previously drawn plans for an
Invasion of Europe. But this fifth
wartime Roosevelt-Churchlll con
ference apparently is concerned
chiefly with ,the Pacific theatre.
This theory was strengthened
by the views of one military ob
server who said plans for invad
ing Europe "were undoubtedly
finally settled at Casablanca and
would need, at most, a few finish
ing pats before being set off. He
said this conference was designed
to "place some flesh on the hones
of the Allied Pacific sti*tegy for
mulated" last January at Casa
blanca, where principal and more
detailed consideration was given
to the European theatre.
Rev. Sydney D. Crane
To Begin Work
Axis Lose 600JMO
DurinK the month of May,
BILLINGS BROTHERS IN SERVICE
Pfc. ClaBde W. Billings, left, is now in service at aime nndkicWe4
— locatioa. fle entered service May 8, 1942, and was in ^zain-
ic at CsM» Wbewer, Ga. Pvt. Cameron T. BiHingd, right, began
„^ice on Jantiarv 8 th‘s vea* -o is stsHomvi at f'ort Knox, Ky.
They are sons of Mrs. OKa Billings, ^ Congo. . , ,
the U. S. Employment Ser
vice here is concentrating ef
forts for aplutlon of local
For the past year, the of
fice had as its first line of
duty the placing of workers
on war jobs, especially to in
dustrial plants and ship
yards, and numerous work
ers were referred to places
of employment in other
states and within the state.
The North Wilkesboro Kiwanis
Clnh has as a Public Affairs pro
ject the working out of solutions
to the local manpower problems.
It WPS called to the attention of
the club that many local workers
leave their jobs in a few days,
drift around from one plant to
another, are frequently absent
Jl^om work and In other ways add
the worries of the employers.
'The Employment Service and
the employers are cooperating In
efforts to flji#-a remedy.
* A survey by the Employment
J^jrvice today revealed that there
approximately 175 Job open-
ftigs in this immediate territory.
The employment service desires to
fill these positions with people
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Rev. Sydney D. Crane,
who graduated this week at
Union Theological Seminary
in New York City, has been
called as supply pastor of
North Wilkesboro Presby
Rev. Watt M. Cooper, pastor, is
serving in the navy as a chaplain
for the duration of the war.
Rev. Mr. Crane is a son of a
missionary to Africa, who is now
living at Tuscaloosa, Ala. The
young minister also plans to take
up foreign missionary work after
Rev. Mr. Crane is expected to
arrive here to begin his work
on June 11.
Rev. Louis J. Yelanjian, of
Glendale Springs, has been preach
ing at the Presbyterian church in
Sunday morning services for the
past several 'veeks.
Local Lady Heads
Mrs. E. 8. Cooper, of this
dty, who was ©lecled. president
Of the Noriji Uari>Uii« CUro-
practqrs Aspoclatiog ta (Jhv ehate
convdttion bdd W-ednesiky and
tnumday of }aa^ week ini Bal-
elgh. Mrs. Cooper has been a
leader in the oiganlxation for
the past few years and friends
here are pleased to learn that
she baa been heporded the high
est honor in the Auxiliary.
London.—The whole North Af
rican campaign was estimated
here }Mt night to have cost the
Ger^fras aftd Italians more than
600,000 men in killed, wounded
or captured since the first Axis
thrust toward the Nile to the final
debacle on Cap Bon.
The losses in the last stages
probabiyr will total more than
200,000—150,000 captured and at
least 50,000 killed and wounded.
Previously gnemy losses were re
ported at 426,000 in killed,
wounded and captured.
Claude Robertson It
Rev.'uid Mrs. J. P. Rob-
of Gilreath, have re*
news that their "son,
RohertsMi, a nnvjr
John Heery C|ark, sesman
second class, enMsted In the
navy on July 4, 1943, and la
now in Cuba after having been
stationed in Panama for sosne
time. He la a son of Sir. and
Mrs. John Henry CUA, of
North Wilkesboro rout© three.
Veteran of three Venn )
Radio recelv^* arts wUl be
made of asbestos Britain.
Eire is launching a new cam
paign against tuberculoals.
Food Edion Had a Fine
List of Special Articles
The Journal-Patriot gratefully acknowledges numer
ous favorable comments on the special Home Front and
Food Freedom edition last Thursdrfy.
!tte 72-page edition, dedicated to the war effort on
the Home Front and especially producers of fo^, was
Bible by the grent number of informativo arti-
— „ ~nli nmiTT'Aihieett
Uig unjAhral^^im^^ ghmn by buwness firms and
individuals in fee purchase of advertising space. Today
we list the advertisers and contributors who made this
CONTRIBUTORS OF ARTICLES
Those who contributed special articles for the Home
Front and Food For Freedom edition were as follows:
J. B. SNIPES, Wilkes county agent.
S. L. TURNER, secretary of Wilkes Triple A.
RUTH CURI\ENT, state home demonstration agent.
R. E. DUNN, soil conservationist.
L. L. RAY, agricultural engineer for Duke Power Co.
GEORGE R. ROSS, marketing specialist of N. C. De
partment of Agriculture.
H. R. NISWONGER, horticulturist at State College.
W. C. GRIER, local commander American Legion.
J. G. HACKETT, former member of the State High
E. V. VESTAL, swine specialist, N. C. State College.
CLIFTON F. PARISH, poultry specialist, N. C. State
FRANK H. JETER, agricultural editor, N. C. State
E. E. ELLER, pioneer poultry and produce dealer in
R. W. GRAEBER, in charge of extension forestery
work in the state.
C. C. GAMBILC, pioneer poultryman and hatchery-
man in Wilkes.
MISS FRANCES McGREGOR, assistant state 4-H
club leader. i ^
J, A. AREY, dairy specialist, N. C. State Cpllege.
M. B. BRYAN, state extension forester in iWilkei.
MISS ANAMERLE ARANT, Diitrict home agent.
JAMES E. ROLLINS, assistant county agent.
MRS. ESTELLE T. SMITH, rdiairman, woman’s^divl-
sion, state salvage committee. '
E. C. BLAIR, extension agronimiist, N. C. State Col
DR. I. O. SCHAUB, director of extension service in
MRS. ANNIE H. GREENE, Wilkes home d«nonstra-
f ■ •
MARY E. THOMAS, extension nutritionist.
JOHN W. GOODMAN, assistant director extension
service, N. C.'State College.
L. I. CASE, in charge animkl husbandry division, N.
C. State College.
L. R. HARRILL, state 4-H club leader. .
MRS. CORNELIA C. MORRIS, extension economic in
food conservation, and marketing.
H. !C CCM^VARD, assistant county agent in Wilke^
CARL R. VANHEMAIi^ Apple r^jeaiwb n>e«Mist.~
J. R WILLIAMS; boRlbf Mid lo*o sodretary.
J. R. HIX, president kiwanis Club '
News of his death was contsla-
ed in s letter to the parents from
the captain of the battleship sa
which Claude was sendns. Tke
letter stated that Claude, age 21.
went overboard during a stona.
that a destroyer was assigned bk-
medlately to pick him up, that he
was found and that naval doctors
tried for three hours to save his
life but could not.
Although death was attributed
to drowning and exposure, ths
opinion was expressed that the
young man may have received an
Injury as he went overboerd dur
ing the storm.
The Captain’s letter praised the
young man’s record very highly,
saying that Claude was one of
the best men in the ship’s crew,
that he lived right and died as
Claude was one of four Rob
ertson brothers In the service in
various parts of the world. Major
Robertson is in service with U.
S. army forces in North Africa:
Oscar is with army forces in the
South Pacific area; and Clifford .
Is vrlth aimy forcss in Buftend. A
’Tl^ following are grate-
recognixed as having
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made the special edtdoa
siUe by . the liberal p^
RoherisOn, enlistqd in the ma
rines but was dischsrged when it
was learned that his ate was only
13. Other surviving brothers and
sisters are: Earl Robertson, of
Charlotte; Mrs. Lois Souther, of
Statesville; Mildred and Donald
Robertson, who are at home.
Organize For a
2 - Year Term
Committees of City Board of
Commissioners Named In
Mayor R. T. McNiel and the city
board of commissioners, all of
whom were re-elected in the mu
nicipal election, were sworn in at
the May meeting for another term
of two years.
Members of the board are J.
R. Hix, R. G. Finley, Hoyle M.
Hutchens. Ralph Duncan and A.
In organization of the board, J.
R. Hix was named mayor pro-tem
and committees were formed as
follows: finance—Dimcrn, Hix
and Finley; streets—Hix. Kilby
and Hutchens: water and lights —
Finley, Hix and Duncan; sanita-
tation—Kilby, Hutchens and Fin
ley: fire—Hutchens, Kilby and
(Continued on page eight)
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