Both %mks\Anderson, Anderson an
In This City Anderson Gone To War
A total increase of over
three million dollars in re
sources of the two local
banks during the past six
months established a new
high mark for bank re
Statements at the close of bus
iness on June 30 rerealed vast in-
creases over the totals for Decern
The Anderson boys have ifone
At least. It looks that way by
the list of 17-year-oWs who en
listed In the navy here last week
with Recruiter Jos^h E. Huff
man, who spends .Wednesday
through PYiday ea^ week at
the North Wilkesboro poertofflce
recruiting men and boj's and
women for the navy.
Tlie three -Andersons, mem
bers of families who pioneered
this section, who joined the na^
vy are not relatives. Tliey were
itUbeix Fmitt Anderson, of
PTorth Wilkesboro; Joseph Cice
ro Anderson, of Oakwoods; and
Julius Ray Anderson, of Nortli
In addition to the Ander
sons, Recruiter Huffman signed
up two otMer 17-year-olds for
the navy. They w’ere Lloyd Bill
Wlngter, of Reddles River, and
Aille Herman Ia)vctte, of
Wiikesboro route one.
Rev. George Cooper, radio
evangelist from station WHKY
in Hickory, wiil conduct a re
vival ill a tent located on the
tot next to the town hall, be
ginning Thursday night. His
regular radio programs over
WHKV will be broadcast from
Bill Combs Is a Local Citizen Who
Deserve Much Commendation
ber 31, 1942.
Beth banks had good increas
es in the six months period during
the last half of 1942, making a to
tal increase for 12 months of
more than six million dollars for
The Northwestern B^k, which
has home office here end branches
at Sparta. Jefferson, Boone, Blow
ing Rock, Burnsville. Spruce’
Pine, Bakersville, Valdese, Tay
lorsville and Black Mountain,
listed resources on June 30 this
year at $11,633,551.42, which is
an increase of $2,560,442.87 over
Ahe December 31 total of $9,073,-
' 108.55. During the last half of
19 42 the Northwestern Bank hod
an increase in resources of overu-;
two million dollars.
Deposits of the Northwestern |
Bank between January 1 and June '
30 thi.s year rose from $Sv413.-
029.20 to $10,6,33,551.42, an in
crease. of $2,220,522.22.
Thf| Bank of North Wilkesboro.
largesbunit bank in this section
of Ndrth Carolina, experienced
rapid crowth in resources since
since .Inniv'ry i this year. Re
sources prssed the four and one-
half million mark for a total of
$4,519,895.50 on June 30, an
Increase of $600,372.40 over the
December 31 total of $3,919,-
Deposits of the Bank of North
Wilkesboro increased correspond-1
ingly from January 1 to June 30. i
^ eaching a total of $4,149,889.51, j q Alexander, of Ral-
.‘/^epresenting an incrwise of $581,- gig^ jg conducting revival services
0.69 during the six-month.s ,^-eek at Roaring River Bap-
Chinese Harass Japs on Salween ^Front
Born On Day Jim Byers Was Hung In Old
Wilkesboro; Other Gleanings By The
W. L. (Bill) Combs has gone back and forth be
tween home and work in North Wilkesboro for the past
31 years. He was bom in Alleghany county 55 years
ago—on the same day in the year 1888 Jim Byers was
hung for the murder of Henry Edwards from a scaffold
near the trees now standing near the old jail... and this
hanging was witnessed by thousands , . . some of whom
fell from trees nearby when the trap was sprung by the
then sheriff^, the late A. M. McEwen. Bill has been phy
sically handicapped for years, rheumatism having bad
ly drawn his back and shoulders ... yet this great handi
cap does not, and has not, kept him from work, lo these
many years. Bill is the father of 10 children; has two
in the army and one in the navy. He is honest and trust- .
worthy and is truly a local man that deserves greatest
commendation for “carrying on” through the years re-
y .'rdless of his great physical handicap when many a
man would have given up in despair,
A three-pronged Japanese drive aimed at the heart of China’s interior
was stymied by valiant Chinese soldiers who, althongh they were out
numbered. fought the invader to a standstill and forced him to retreat.
Much of the action raged along the Salween river where the Cnhicse troops
-ntinue to harass the Japanese force which originally namben;d 50JKW.
,000,092 Is Goal
ly of workmen this mhming. He hatl just finished ttie
morning round of his chair plant... and everything was
“humming” . . . and everybody happy filling the huge
amount of orders recently received.
List Men Accepted
At Roaring River
Both banks here have been verv
active in the war program and in
addition to promoting s«le of war
bonds have very effeciently af-j
forded financial service to manu-1
facturers of war materuals.
tist church. Services are held
each evening at 8:30 and the pub
lic has a cordial invitation to at
Banks to Receive
Deposits m tity
Many Rej'ected For
Local Employers May Depos
it Wage Taxes Withheld
In The Local Banks
Medical Progress Is
Told In Address
North Wilkesboro Kiwanis
club enjoyed u interesting
program Friday, which was
feaftired by an stddress by
Dr, F. C. Hubbard, chief of
rtaff of the Wilkes hospital
and who recently served
several months as a major
in the army medical corps.
Program Cialrman B. N. Phtl-
Itps first presented Miss Jackie
zier, who sang ‘‘Carmena”, by
ITilson, and “My Hero”, by
He then presented Dr.
bard, who gave a very
treatise on the history
elne end with special
the modern Improrements that
have been worked out fn the varl-
oaa branches of the army.
Dr. Hnbhard sUted that medl-
«lae la perhaps the oldest pro-
^ having ita beginning In
,%e vary «urbr of the race.
Officials of the Bank' of North
Wilkesboro ant'the Northwestern
Bank today said thelrebanks had
qualified as depositories for wage
taxes withheld under- the with
holding tax law whioli Went Into
effect July 1.
Under the plan outlined by the
treasury department, the employer
is relieved of responsibility of
sending the taxes to the revenue
department. At the close of.,each
calendar month he will deposit
with his bank the taxes withheld
from wages and salaries and will
receive a deposit certificate made
especially for that purpose. The
banks will remit to the federal re
serve l«nk the taxes deposited by
The regulations issued by the'
government include the following
“It will be the duty of every
employer who withheld more than
$100 during the month to pay.
within ten days after the close of
each calendar month, to a depo
sitory and financial agent au
thorized by the Secretary of the
Draft board here releas
ed the list of men accepted
for service by the army and
navy this month.
As has been the case for
several months, there was a
high rate of rejections, es
pecially for illiteracy and
The list of men accepted from
board number 2 area fol ows:
Thurman (Jreen Shepl crcl.
Winfield L. TilUe.
Elmer John Coffey.
Don A. Royal.
Turner Russel Transou.
Henry Franklin Wood.
Willie Max Hanks.
Kha^le Frank Gamblll.
Rufus Calloway, Parsons
Charles Finch Whicker,
AIXTIPTED FOR NAVY—
Horace Clyde Brown.
Jack Eller Foster. '
Robert Monroe Jones.
Bruce Weldon Brooks.
Herbert Pant Watson.
Robert I>ee liong.
Walter .‘\aron IMrkerson.
James McKinley Waddell.
Guy Blevins. , '■
Paul Warren Candlll.
List of men accepted had not
been received by Board number 1
from the induction cepter today.
The war bond quota for
Wilkes county for the month
of July is $55,092, J. R. Hix,
war bond sale chairman, said
This represents an increase of
about $10,000 ove. the quota set
for June, and which was met by
sales of $42,(\56.25 in s^-ies E
bonds -and a few of series F.
Mr. Hix called attention to the
fact that sale of war bonds drop
ped off badly during the second
half of June, which was attribut
ed in part to a misunderstanding
of the withholding tax which went
Into effect on July 1.
Now that the public under- \
stands that the tax is merely a
method of piaylng income taxes on
wagefe and salaries as they get the
money and does not represent a
tax incease. war bond sales will
rise again, was the opinion ex
pressed here today.
They believe in raising tomatoes in the eastern part
of Wilkes ... the largest number we’ve seen have been
set out in that part of Wilkes . . . especially large acre
ages are growing nicely in the vicinity of Avery Whit
tington’s attractive country home ... it is reported they
being raised for the cannery, all of which reminds
Us that Wilkes would do well to establish a co-opera
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Child Is Hurt
When Hit By
Allies Take 10
After two days of inva
sion of Sicily, Italy’s big is
land, Allied forces today
were reported proceeding
rapidly and ^had taken ten
towns in addition to a num
ber of important airports.
However, ^ enemy opposi-
tiem has been stronger on the
second day of invasion.
Fierce counterattacks by
German and Italian forces
from the interior of the is
land have been beaten back,
radio reports late today said.
Allied Headquarters, North Af
rica. — Allied invasion armies,
swiftly overruning Italian defenses
in the greatest combined opera
tion in history, have already cap
tured three Sicilian airfields and
the city of Pachino near the
southeast coast, It was announced
(For canned, frozen and cer
tain dehydrated foods)
Ruth Wyatt, six - year - old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Todd
Wyatt, of this city, was only
slightly injured Satur)llay eve
ning when she was hit by a car
on Main sljreet near the inter
section with Ninth street.
Clay Edward Church was the
driver of the car, which was
traveling at a very low rate of
speed. The child, who suffered
braises, was pulled 'from beneath
Wilkes county chapter of, the ■ the car when .t stopped immedi-
— " 'wAr-*' . . _ _Krij Ui*
Americrn Red' .Croi^; hag
pe^nced a liiosl acHv^Tialf year,
according to the report of activi
ties submitted by Mrs. Martha |
Taylor, executive secretary, to the
chapter at the close of the first ]
half year period June 30.
The report of the secretary tab- ■
ulated the work of the Red Cross-!
office, which is located over Tom- [
lln«on'a Diprrtment store, hut did
I not included production and other
[phases of activity outside of the
I duties carried out in the office.
Rev. A. C. Waggoner, chair
man of the Wilkes chapter, said
that Mrs. Taylor’s report for the
I half year showed the following;
1,02$ office calls. Ill home visits,
894 wires received, 278 wires
[sent, 238 letters received.'849 let
ters written, 127 affidavits hanjdl-
ed. 19 social histories and 19 de
stely after the child was hit.
Treatihent was rendered at the
Wilkes hospital. '
Police Chief J. E. Walker said
the faijared child was ohe ‘of
three whidi the parents had
left on the streets. Aftt#'search
ing for-some time the father
and mo'ther were found in an
other part of town and they had
been drinking, police said, while
the ^Mren wandered around
on the streets anattended.
At Mt. Pleasant
To Begin.JuIy 25
. I Preabyterians
Treasury to receive • deposits pf, Baptist .
withheld tsxes, pursnaat to sec
tion 1631 of the Interifti Revenne
Code as added by the current tax
payment act of' 19A8, all ffutds-
withheld as Uzes
endar mpnth.’’.^ . :, ,
When swallowed by e large fish,
the pnffer.is able to gnaw Its way
to fresdom Abroagh the eeplor’s.
An old time Fiddlers Conven
tion wUl J)e staged • at Mount
Pleasant high school on Saturday
night, July 24, eight o'clock.
Champion Home DemonstraHon
hi vpoawr 0-* the contest^
Great Increase In the-work of'Cash prises will be awwrded, wln-
the Red Cross chapter alnee the ners. Anotfeir fcatnra of tte pro? BaDtlst ohareh In '^Mnl-
1 i rntbreak of the war made It 1 gram will be a cake walk atter At i
4 necessary that a full time secre 1 aoqteate. Admission wJB
R tary be employed; The Red Cro«i..he ,JB. and 25 cei^ aiid [toe pro-
7 acts os the go-botweeii • for , the ceede wHl^ w laid the lunchrPom
service men and thblr fsasnidt’faad-
A most eBjoyeble occasion-
Stamps X, P, Q, become
live July I and remain so un
til August 7.
stamp No. 21 in War Ration
Book One, good for one pouna
of coffee, became valid July 1
and Is good throu;0i July 21.
X ASQLIN E^—
”/l” book coupons No. B jooC
for three gallons each and mus«
last till Jnly 21.
(For meat prodnefa, canMi
fish, most edible oils and ehees-
esi. ' ,
Rek Stamps P, Q, R, S become
.effective gni the follosving dates
wid are good thrpngh. July 31
June 27; Q, July 4; R.
July 11; S, Jnly 18.
Mow 18 Stamp In War Ration
Book One good for one pair
throngli Oetiber 81st.
- 8(amp No. IS, good for 8
poa^, beomnes vaHd Jane 1
and is good throngh Aagast 18.
Htamps Nos. 18 snd 18 hs
War Ration Book One now avo
ralM for-8 ponnds’of aagmt
eweh, for nso in homo eannlim.
V ^ ;■
Mt. Zkm R^val
erti coast' and the 'other slightly
Inland, after smashing a heavy
Axis tank counterattack. Cana
dian landing forces captured the
Pachino airport es well as the
town- and were reported exi^and-
ing an already extensive conquer
ed area at the southeast Up of
The Canadians have joined
forces with British landing troops
In the area of P-.ichino, which la
two miles ipland from the east
coast of Cape Pa.ssero, it .was
The operations thus far have
been crowned with “total suc-
eesa.’. it was announced, and the
Allied armies were reported con
tinuing to adviince tod.y from
ft.-mly held beach heads along a
100-mile Sicilian front.
(The London Daily Mail report
ed the front had been widened to
150 miles when Canadian troops
established an important beach
head ne.-r Porto Empedocle on
the southwest coJst).
Pachino and the three airfields
were reported as among “key
points captured.” indicating that
other towns or bases were taken
In the rapid advance which so far
had been opposed only by Italian
coaslel defense garrisons.
Although no figures on casual
ties are yet availi^ble, British,
American and Canadian losses are
believed to be slight.'in Allied
communique arid. Tke Italians on
the other hand were losing large
numbers of men as prisoners, it
AHACK OF 400
TANKS to WIN
Rpvtr-l aerviCM wtU . begin ^
and as such baa mtmeroaa 4dtHiS
to perform which aro not-indid-
ed. in* peace. tiins.#etiyltles of
assured' all who will attepid.
iieiriT' tows^Ip on Mniidgy,
fStli. ■‘The flrit hbfvlce
serve the cornmnnlon' rltw. -jc,'"!
lie pastor,. Rev. Oleiin totl-
mag, will be assisted by Rer.
HwadiidcsMOf Booneu. The
London, Monday. — Red Army
troops smashed an attack by 400
G^Tian tanks and great infantry
masses in one sector of the Kursk-
Ord front Sunday and captured
tiro inhabited places in a counter
attack on anbth^ sector, a Rlis-
, .sian irommunique said today, w ' *>
1 K the dangerous Belgorod see-
W to'the aoot^ the .Rnsdans beat
otf German attacks and smadted
84 bat of a foymatioa of more
than too anemy tanka thrown
agitot a najpoir safimMtt of the
Ite, the codnwmkpis said as re-
corM hero. - . 1
In hroadeasta attrih-
command withorlty. '
tbgliljggflW.ii'Mlt fa lk>th the
and Mgerod geekon
smd that Mfee^ waa Boged-
4nir thg GeHnoa drive. . ^
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BUT M(«B WAR BO^
pnbilc has-'g coiillsl tnVmttton to'
, Ahbnt 100"'wlraf«taee at fiskm
nrc darovered-ittui^v !!^.
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