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tndiBf teattrof Kortli
James Stamper Held.
For Death Of
KooMvelt, SUlia m4 t«t
together tise work tftble Miti
Aiukft SpsUa of Brooklyn* N. T.
nursed who Corns out 4oU cnrien-
tures In her spare time. Her doDi
If- - •**** throughout the cointry*
James Stamper, age 15, 15^ ^
being held in Wilke* jail
without privilege, of bond on
the charge of fatally *hoot-,
ing Bryce Jennings, age 12, [
near the Jennings home in
Mulberry township Friday, I
* July 1st. I
Jennings’ body was not found ,
until Monday. He was killed by |
’ a 22-calibre rifle bullet which en-1
tered the back of his head. I
Stamper did not admit the shoot-1
ing until Tuesday and claimed .
that it was accidental.
Coroner I. M. Myers investigat
ed ’he death and ordered Stamper
held without bond.
Mrs. George Jennings, mother
of the slain boy, told Coroner
Myers that the Stamper youth
came to her home on Friday
morning, and that he end her son,
Bryce, took the rifle and went in
to the woods squirrel hunting.
Later Stamper came back and
dd Mrs. Jennings that Bryce
Wilkesboro Man Tells
Of Attack On
, Jad eaten some berries and was
sick. He ceme back a second time
Sgt. Fliillip Baxter Davis,
who has been stationed In the
Hiwaiian Islands for three
years, lias WTitten his parents,
.Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Davis, of
Wilkesboro, about his experi
ences tiuring the Japanese at
tack on I’earl Harbor December
1‘arts of hM V-.'IaU letter of
recent «bite ^whicti ot bis
^ he woods. He came a third
time and brought the rifle, saying
that Bryce was at a certain place
which he designated and that if
he did not come in five minutes
for her to go to him.
Stamper then proceeded to the
home of a neighbor and began
Mrs. Jenning.s. a ne,.r invalid,
said she went to the place desig
nated by the Stamper youth and
did not find her son She return
ed to the house and concluded that j
her son h d decided to go rwav '
from home for awhile. When he
did uot come in that day she tried
to get word to neighbors Ut start
search i-ut was unable to do so
On .Monday a .search by some
jteople of the community resulted
in finding the lifeless boby of
the Jennings boy some distance
from the home. The body was ly
ing face up.
Coroner Myers. Sheriff C. 0.
Poindexter and others begrn th-?
investigvation and Stamper was
taken into custody and question
ed. He denied any knowledge of
the affair, and said he was not at
the Jennings home on Friday.
‘ Stamper spent Monday night in
jail and on Tuesday admitted
sJiootiug Jennings. b'U officers
said they doubted pirts of his
story of how it happened.
/ Stamper told Coroner Myers
Jkuhat he shot at a bird in a tree
aW missed, and that the bird
■" flew downwards and alighted in a |
■-bush Stamper said Jennin!^ w'as j
directly in front of him end had
stooped over to pick some berries.
He said he told Jennings to be
still and he would shoot the bird
but that Jennings raised up tn
front of him just as he pulled the
trigger. u .1
Mrs. Jennings and her husband.
G«orge Jennings, had separated
some time ago and he makes his
home in Brushy Mountain town-
*^'surviving the Jennings youth
are his father and mother.
Funeral service was held Tues-
dar afternoon at Mt. Zion church.
“I Kuess It baa been^ long
enough, now, to tell yon what
happened lleceiiibcr 7.
“Mv bc-it fvh-nd and I (be
V. • „ •• sergeant then, an offics-r
at a niglit club In
flono’ii’n on Saturday, Deccin-
Im-i- (i, with our girl friends, wlio
were sisters. Wc didn't leave
tile elol- .intil almost two, s«i it
was too late to go home. .After
taking the girls boinc, we got a
room at the V. M. C. .A. Next
iiioriiing w- got a >ab to go
back to tile post. We had just
startc) when we lieard tlie guns
going off at Pearl Hariair, and
got Itiere in time to see' tlie
•Avliole sliow. But the main part
is wlieii we were almost to tlie
post tlieir planes, by strafing,
forceti us to stop under a
hritige. wfiei'e tliree cars hatl
heen ivr«‘ekt*d and about thirty
people were hiding. The planes
kept shooting at us and hit one
woman (a Jap. by the way)
standing right next to me. Otir
cab. tlic. only one workable,
ttxik her fb a hospital and we
hitched liiketl in.”
Cinched First Half
SET NEW HIGH
London—The German Ar
my in three days has suffer
ed the most staggering losses
in its history—30,000 dead,
1,539 tanks destroyed or
damaged, and 649 airplanes,
shot doMm—and ha* failed
to achieve a major break
through in its gigantic gam
ble in Russia, it was an
nounced early today in Mos
The Axis hurled 30 divisions, or
approximately 450,000 men,
against the Russians on the Orel-
Kursk-Belgorod section, but “did
not catch our troops unawares,”
said a special Soviet announce
ment broadcast by Moscow and
recorded by the Soviet Monitor.
‘‘Only in a few sections of the
Belgorod area has the enemy, at
the cost of enormous losses, suc
ceeded in driving insignificant
wedges into our defenses.”
NIP AIR BASE
Allied Headquarters In
have landed at two points
near the Japanese air base
at Munda on New Georgia
Island, the high command
The noon communique in an
elaboration ot the naval battle in
the Kula Gulf above New Geor
gia also announced that nine Jap
anese destroyers and cruisers
were sunk there.
The landing near Munda, which
is the immediate obpective ot the
Central Solomons offensive were
at Rice anchorage four miles
northeast ot Boiroko and at Zanz-
na six miles east of Munda.
Sisk, President Of
NCE A .Visitor
The first Nssl soMlcr 0*961^ hi
Icelaad Is Sergesat
For Court To
Begin Aug. 9th
North Carolina Bducation Asso
ciation, spent "Wednesday night
and today in North AVllkesboro.
Sisk, now superintendent of
Fnyettville schools, is a former
superintendent of North AVilkcs-
buro> schools and l>as many
friends here. He left Nortli
VUIkesboro for Fayettvllle Vi
years ago. He stopped liere
WtHlnesday en route to Boone
for a NThkA -«nfcr**ncc.
Admiral Chester W. Nfanlts. cem-
fnandarJw-chlrf of the PSCifiO Sect,
strides Ttcterlensly s* he win* a
horaeshee pitching match with Slg-
Bsimsn William B. Scoggins whe is
shown messuring the positioiis ot
$37,000 Paid Through
July 1 On 1943
Total of approximately
$37,000 in 1943 taxes to
Wilkes county was paid by
the close of business on July
1, Mack Reavis, county ac
countant, said today.
This represents a large amount
tf» jMrf^payme itj*^
Mrs. Mabel Smithey
To Assist Agent
Wilkes county board of
coiqumssioners in session this
week employed Mrs. Mabel
Smithey to assist the home
demonstration qgent in
Wilkes county for the next
' Mrs. Smithey will help es
pecially with the food conserva
tion program is essistlng and
demonstrating the best methods ot
canning, drying and other methods
of conserving food to avert a se
rious food shortage.
Mrs. Bmithey, wliose home is
near Wilkesboro, Is well qualified
by training and experience to ren
der valuable service In the capa
city for which she has been em
ployed. For several years she was
supervisor of the WPA lunchroom
project In the county.
All members of the hoard were
present lor the session held Tues
day. ' Paul J. Vestal is chairman
and the other members are F. D.
Forester and M. F. Absber.
'Aa vrdsi ,w»8 passsd by 4)m
in army inteUlgenee idUlvil^rs fei
Wilkes Men With
Many Are Paying
Took 5 to 4 Decision Yester-
dav From Methodist In
Final Game of Half
F. Jordan, clerk and treas-
ot Tfce Town of Wilkesboro
■nten^ pre-pannent tax
" fad on'of
♦tio mskb xH(f-
Wllkesboro team won the first
half championship in the churches’
softball league Wednesday even
ing by defecting t.he Methodist
five to four in one of the fastest
g>jmes of the year.
The game Wednesday was a
playoff of'a rained out game and
was the last of the first half for
the teams participating.
On Tuesday the Presbyterians
defeated the Methodists 11 to 8
end Wilkesboro defeated the Bap
tists 9‘to 5.
Baptists end Presbyterians have
one game to play in the first half
and the outcome will decMe sec
ond place standing for the first
The games today begin the
second half schedule.
During the. t^'.week:
licease were Isaii^ by Register of
-Angiist 2nd Deeds C. C. Si^dm to two^e^-.
g'dlseoiat 1 sad 1 ?,ples: Olin D-vight ComM Sail
«nt; Mr. Jordan states. j Rachel Kate Hodges, of Vilas;
. Y Warren E. Severt. Jefferson, and
first fish appeared 600 mil- Hasel' Bumgarner, North
ago, scientists estimate. Wilkesboro. ' ‘
Pvt. Vaughn Bauguss
Pvt. Vaughn Bauguess, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Bauguess, ot
Lomax, has been transferred from
Fort Beuning. Ga.. and is now
on maneuvers somewhere in
Assigned To Camp At
Staff Sergeant George Smoai;
and Sergeant M. G. Edwards, who
returned to the army air base at
Dayton, Ohio. Irst week for re
assignment to duty, have been
transferred to the army air base
at Ogden, Utah.
Seaman Henry Smithey
Home On Visit
Seaman Henry Smithey arrived
home this w'eek and is visiting
Mrs. Smithey and his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Smithey. Seaman
Smithey has had the exciting ex
perience of making several trips
to foreign ports.
Pyt. James Allen Home
Pvt. James Allen arrived yes
terday to spend a furlough with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Allen. He is stationed at Fort
^ to I®
Ivey Moore In California
Ivey Moore, a pharmacist mate
In the navy, is now stetioned at a
naval station on the California
coast. He called home last night
and reported that he was gettiing
150 Cases and Truck Taken
Tuesday Night; Tim Yates '
Is Placed Under Bond
Sheriff C. G,- Poindexter
on Tuesday night arrested
Tim Yates and confiscated
his truck and cargo of 150
cases of tax paid liquor.
The seizure was made on high
way 16 north of Millers Creek.
Accompanying Sheriff Poindexter
WPS Arlie Foster. Wilkesboro po
liceman, who assisted in the seiz
Yates said that the liquor cost
him $3,762.50, wholesale price.
The truck, which was also confis-
Wilkes county board ot com
missioners In session Tuesday
drew jurors tor the August term
of superior court. *
, Judge Jr Will Pleas, ot Marion,
will preside over the court, which
will be in session two weeks for
i trial of criminal oases. Jurors
were drawn for the term as fol
I First AA'eek
R. E. Money, Edwards; D. C.
Speaks, Traphlll; J. W. Moore.
Wilkesboro: E. E. Douglass, Mul
berry; Arthur Sparks, Rock
J Creek; Marcus Mathis. Antioch;
Grady F. Miller, Mulberry: James
Q. Adams. Traphill; Robert Wal
ters, Ttaphill; Joe Love, Antioch;
Golden Roten. Union: David L.
Nichols, Reddies River; D. C.
Key. Jr., North Wilkesboro; B. P.
Whittington, Lewis Fork; ‘A. C.
Phillips, Tnaphill; J. D. Brino-
gar, Traphill; J. W. Sheet.s
Union; J. M. Whitley, Rock
Creek; Dave Mink, Antioch; J. P.
McCarter, Somers; A. J. Barker
Traphill; Roscoe C. Miller.
Wilkesboro; W. S. Key. Edwards;
Wiley Miller. Mulberry; Lonnie G.
Martin, New Castle; J. Q. Whit
ley, Rock Creek; L. E. Rhoades,
Rock Creek; C. G. Day. North
Wilkesboro; J. W. Triplett, Mora
vian Falls: Tyre Billings. Ed-
cated, WPS a 1942 model Chevro-, T.
let. well equipped, with an esti-, _ “ . ’ ... ...
mated value of over $1,200. mak
’ S. Love. Antioch; E. M.
turn. North Wilkesboro;
ing the total seizure approximate-, ^
way, Moravian Falls: M. C. Jones,
ly $5,000. Yates was
trjick and was alone.
Yates filled bond for appear
ance at the next term of Wilkes
The liquor was stored by
Sheriff Poindexter at the county
jail atid will be turned over to thA
county commissioners to be sold
as the law provides, and the pro
ceeds will go Into the school cur- roe
rent expense fund. H.
Wilkesboro; Lewis Taylor, Union:
J. L. Eller, Edwards: Lawrence
Anderson. Wilkesboro; E. J
Woodruff, Rock Crehk: J. R. El
ler, Reddies River; W.. E. Mc
J. H. Stamper, Mulberry. Mon-
Blllings, Walnut Grove; O.
(gentry. Edwards; W. A.
Tim Yates is a brother of Phil- Blackburn, Jobs Cabin; H. J.
Up Yates, from whom about $40.- Spicer. Walnut Grove; W. Z
000 worth of tax paid liquor wes Sebastian, Mulberry; Nathan
taken recently In a raid by SBI Barker. Wilkesboro; N. E. Gen-
investlgatora' and state highway try, Edwards; W. V. Shumate,
patrolman at his home near Pur-^ Mulberryr R. L. Eller, Lewis
(Continued on page seven)
Thus. R. Sparks
Last Rites Today
Last rites were conducted to
day at Riwhel .OMrCh for Thp.m^
Fork; J. A. Bowlin, Union: E. R.
Blackburn. Edwards: Silas Pop
lin, Edwards: O. H. Vannoy.
Union; W. J. Horton. Beaver
Creek; P. H. Rhoades, North
Wilkesboro; Hershel Baker. North
Wilkesboro; J. Parks Robinson,
WUkesboro . ..i 7 1
Baptist - 3 4,
Pvesbvterijuis - 3 4
M^AodHbts Z,r 6.
.■Rpsfis.«: . .
era and one ghter:. W. B„ Robert f-
India' red®®fid her cotton, 'acoi^-
and S.'A. L. Sparks end Mrs. John Age from 2>.627,000 acres lost
Wood, all of Roaring River. /.year to 18,716,000 acres^ this
year, with more acre*, in food
An AfnarlcBlT' aviator, lost in
the forced to esF
gj'll^opper for food, eald tiUit 1^
crataaeat^'V:., A-y. .
BUY MCMRE-WAR BCNfDf crops.
Mr.'/Reavis saidv’ ajid the tentative
rate of $1.38 per hundred dollars
assessed valuation had not been
set prior to that time.
A discount of two per cent was
allowed on payments through July
1. The discount on 1943 taxes
paid on or before August 3 will
be 1 1-2 per cent as the law pro
Father and Son
New Readers Of
Journal - Patriot
■N. ('ln.v .lohiison, of Xortli
Wilkesboro route one, callerl at
The .Journal-Patriot office
Tue-sday and a.skel tliat Tlie
Journal-Patriot be sent to his
home for tlie roiiiiiiiz year. He
said he was getting tired*of be
ing without the , news of the
A few minutes later his fatti
er. Dan B. Jolinson, also of
I’oiite one, callel ami liad Tlo*
Journal-Patriot sent to liis
home for a year.
50 Sheep Are
Put h County
J. B. Snipes, county agent, said
today he was placing 5 9 purebred
sheep in the county as breeding
The sheep are part of a ship
ment brought to this state by J
W. Thompson, a nrtive of Wilkes,
from Wyoming, and are of the
Thirty of the sheep have been
placed In Wilkes and others who
desire to buy any for breeding
purposes are asked to contact Mr.
Snipes at once. ’
e Spsrtcs, jailor, was al
lowed $4.00 per month for the use
of his refrigerator for the jail in
stead of ice purchases by the
Mrs. D. C. Caudill
Funeral service was held yes
terday at Oak Ridge church for
Mrs. Martha Alice Caudill, age
5S, wife of D. C. Caudill, of
Rock Creek township. She died
Tuesday at her home.
Surviving Mrs. Caudill ore her
husband and six sons and daugh
ters; Mrs. C. N. Roope and Mrs.
Preston Huynes, of Hays; Clay
and Owen Caudill, who are in the
army: Misse.s Pansy and Delle
Caudill, of Hays.
Revs. L. S. Blevins. Manley
Byrd end D. H. Richardson con
ducted the funeral service.
Ray Hendren Member
Ray Hendren, for the past sev
eral years rural letter carrier
from Otlreath postoffice, was
elected a member of the state ex
ecutive committee of the North
CacoliiMl Rural Letter Carriers'
Association duning the convention
held in Winston-Salem Sunday
"(For canned, frozen and cer
tain deh,vdrntei foods)
For the six-day period be
tween July 1-7 six blue pro-
ces.sed fomi stumps will lie effee-
tive. Blue stamps, K, L, M will
remain valid until July 7.
Stamps P, Q, become effec
tive July 1 and remain no tm
til August 7.
stamp No. 21 in War Ratios
Book One, good for one ponna
of coffee,* became valid July t
and Is good through July 21.
••A” book conpoBS No. S goof
for three gallons each and must
laet tin Jnly 21.
(For meat prodnrta, canned
fish, most etUble ofls and chees
Red stanpe p, Q, r, S become
effective oa the following datee
and are good throngh July SI
—P, June *7; Q. Jnly 4; R.
Jnljr 11; S. July 18.