Board No. 2 Sends a
d-arge Group For
Wilkes Selective service
boards this week sent a large
number of men to the induc
tion center for examination
and induction into the army
The list of men sent by
board number 1 wa# pub
lished Monday. Those sent
by board number 2 were as
Udy Clay Wood.
Cai'i Warrt-n Holder.
Coy Ray Myers.
Glenn Thomas Tierce,
Guy Columbus Spicer.
Ronald William Spicer.
Charlie .\rvU Waddell.
P“lmer Franklin Craven.
Paul Herman Miller.
J. K. Tennington.
Claude Dean Higgins.
Oliver Bonson Bauguss.
James Paul Myers.
Worth Everett Finney.
James Earl Smith.
Warresi Harding Hendreii.
Winfred Ivory Wingler.
ITe»l Fonzo Dillard.
James Robert Smoot.
Robert IjOwIs Bowers.
^Reggie Hall Bartow.
Averj’ Columbus Brown.
John Grant EUedge.
.lessie Monroe .■\danis.
Paul W. Shumate.
Can Alexander Shumate.
James W'ade Brjder.
Pagford Harold Blankenship.
Steven Harvey Heniric.
Bruce Paul Holbrook.
Ijeo Joshua Darnell.
Bruce Gibson Joines.
Vernon Reece Bj-rd.
Hilton Eugene Holbrook.
Howard Glenn Neely.
James RolH-rt Bauguss.
Ralpli .\le\ander Hayes.
Howard Cliester Holbrook.
Wade Davis Shepherd.
I'aul Edward Church.
(lay Marvin 0-.'J>b.
Mack Eugene Wood.
Jack Vannoy Eller (vol.)
Harvey Gordon Johnston.
Horace Davis Hunter.
Fred Tfiomas Jennings.
Mward Eugene Warren.
Bill Mason Myers.
Thomas Paul Welch (trans.)
Banner Franklin W'>'att( trans.)
Howard Glenn Wingler (vol.)
lit. William Q. Gray receiv
ed IU.H wings and commission
as a second lieutenant In tlie
army air corp.s last week at San
.Marcos, Texas. Lt. Gray, son
of Mr. and NIrs. A. R, Gray, Sr.,
of Wllkesboro, Is now home on
leave awaiting orders to report
Allied Headquarters In Allied Headquarters, Australia.
D L J —Allied ground forces on New
North Africa. — British^Md island are continuing ‘.o
American attacks, knifing advance against the remaining
through both coastal flanks, j Japanese units, a communique re
put the heart of German bit- ‘communique announced
ter-€no resist&nce at |\an-^ local enemy resistance was
da^zo in Sicily under in- developing around Zieba. Village.
Trial Is In
August Term Wilkes
Court Is Making'
Trial of Jack Holloway
for the slaying of Willie
Gwyn, colored, is in pro^^ss
today in Wilkes superior
The murder is alleged to
have been committeed sev
eral months ago in Rock
Creek township east of this
city. The state is asking a
verdict of second degree
murder or manslaughter.
Trial of William V. Osborne,
charged with mansloughter for
the death of Fred Glass in Wilkes-
boro. ended with prayer for
judgm'ent continued, specifying
that the jud,gment was not in
tended to prevent the defendant
from entering the ."rmed services.
Osborne was charged with man
Judge J. Will Pless. Jr., of
(Continued on page eight)
For the Fanners
j. M. Gaither Is
Taken by Death
Austrian Winter Peas, Crim
son Clover and Hairy
Vetch Seed Are Here
Well Known Merchant and
-Farmer Succumbs; Fun
eral Service Today
J. M. (Mitt) Gaither, promin
ent citizen of t6e Millers Creek
community, died Tuesday night
at Davis hospital in Statesville
He had been ill for the past sev
Mr. Gaither was 78 years of
age. For many decades he had
been engaged in the mercantile
business at the store near his
home five i^iles west of this city
and was also extensively engaged
Mr. Gaither took an active in
terest In church and community
life and had a wide circle of
friends and acquaintances. He
was a member of Friendship
He was a son of the late A. G.
Md Anne Wright Gaither. Sur-
bMMng are his wife, Mrs. Mery E.
IWither, and two sons. Ernest S.
i^d Fred Gaither, and two
brothers. *Iohn W. and W. E.
OdUiier, all of'whom live in the
game com tn unity.
rnnaral service was held at
Friendship church today, three
o'clock. Rev. J. L. A. Bumgar-
ruec pastor, wes In charge, assist-
•T hy Rev. 8. N. Bumgarner and
jgor, Fred H. Shinn. Burial was
nil *he ehnreh cemetery.
Large quantities of Austrian
Winter peas, crimson clover seed
and hairy vetch seed have arriv
ed and are available to Wilkes
farmers, S. L. Turner. Triple A
executive officer, said today. The
cost of the seed may be charged
against farm program payments
for 1943 or 1944. Mr. Tnrne.'’
Farmers wanting less than 100
pounds of either class of seed
should bring bags.
It w.'s also announced that lime
can now be obtained and the cost
charged against payments for
creasing pressure yesterday.
While British naval units in a
foray up the coast of Italy raked
targeU at the edge of the Bay of
Naples, British Tommies of the
50th Northumbrian Division
fought their way through the
town of Ouardia, seven miles
north of Acireale on the east coast
of Sicily, and advanced to within
a short distance south of Riposto.
Ross Munro, Canadian press
correspondent with the British
Eighth Army, said contact was es
tablished between British and
American forces about midway
between Bronte and Randazzo,
aboot nine miles northeast of
Bronte. Munro reported the
British were working into German
positions In the area while the
Americans, a few miles northwest
of them, were moving slowly-
down the Gesaro-Randazzo Road
Zieta is four and a half miles
southwest of Balrpko Harbor.
A headquarters spokesman said
elements of the 25th, 37th and
43 rd U. S. Infantry Divisions, plus
marines, were involved in the
Regular session of the Stone
mountain Union Singing associa
tion will be held at Maple Grove
church two miles north of Hays
postoftice on Sunday, .August 29.
J. A. Gilliam, chairman, has an
nounced that the singing will be
gin at one p. m. and that all gos
pel singers have an invitation to
participate in the singing.
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
In the Navy
■■ . Get
COMBS BROTHERS IN THE ARMY
PEAK OF LAST
Pvt. Comie G. Combs, who entered the army in De
cember, 1942, is in North Africa. Pvt. Roger C. Combs
is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. They are sons of Har
vey R. Combs, of Wilkesboro route two, and brothers of
Mrs. Thelma Call, of North Wilkesboro route three.
vacMon Orchardists' Picnic
Those Not Vaccinated
Should Enter School
On Opening Date
Parents in. ^^kes county
well in the eampaigki for
smallpox vaccinations. Dr.
A. J. EllOr, county health of
fices, said today.
Dr. ' Eller said that numerous
children' have been vaccinated
since the announcement was made
saying that the law compelling
parents to have children vaccl-
nati^d against smallpox before en
tering school will be enforced.
However, he explained that
some parents who have found it
impractical to have their children
vaccinated before schools open
.'tugust 16 th, have called ask
ing, whether or not their children
can begin school until they are
Dr. Eller said that the children
should be started in schools and
that the vaccination will be given
them as soon as possible. In the
meantime the health officer urged
that the children begin school on
opening day and remain in school,
although it may be weeks before
all can be reached with vaccina
In commenting on the subject
of vaccinations, Dr. Eller remind
ed the people that the law makes
it mandatory Jor parents to have
children Immunized against diph
theria when they reach six months
1 Marriage License
Ivan M. Rhoades, first class
seuiifan, entered the navy elfxht
montlis ago and was assigned to
naval duty with the mercliant
marine. He has been in service
in Alaskan waters and among
the .Aleutian islands. He is a
son of .Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Rhoades, of Hays.
Only one marriage license was
issued during the p?sl week by
Register of Deeds C. C. Bidden,
that being to Clyde Walker, of
Wilkesboro route one, and Mazie
Walker, of Reddles River.
At the requett of Mexico, the
jU. S. Department of Agriculture
is aiding In the 'control of the
-pink boll worm In Mexico.
At Fort Dix
London — Powerful, fast
^coluhuu of Red Army tanks
and motorized infantry cut
the Kharkov-Poltava rail
road yesterday, passed the
peak poiht of last Winter’s
offensive, captured the Ger
man base of Aktsrrka, 62
miles northwest of Khaidcov,
and drove to a point seven
and one-half miles northwest
The cutting of the Poltava, rail
road isolated Kharkov on the
west, made Its fall within a mat
ter of days almost inevitable, and
left the Germans with only two
escape routes by rail for the tens
of thousands of men garrisoned
Tens of thousands of acres of
rich gpiinlands, nearly ready for
a harvest which the Germans had
expected to reap, were freed in
a day of wild, confused fighting in
which the Russian columns crush
ed or drove before them the gar
risons of more than 50 towns and
villages In gal;is of up to 121^
In Wednesday’s advances, the
Red Army, by capturn.g Krasno-
ikutsk and Perkhomovka, 42 miles
, ^ Lnortl»eaat..al_PolUva, passed the
Noted AutnontieS 1 O weetemmost point of their Win-
• Speak During the ter offensive inyat area.
The Brushy Mountain
Fruit Growers picnic
Thursday, August 19,
Sii^[ing Aug. 29
At Cooper Tent
be held at Perry Lowe’s near Ridge Singing Associa-
tjie Apple Research Labora- Have Fifth Sun-
I'fc. Clem R. Brookshire en
tered the army .April 14, 1042,
at Fort Bragg, where he -stay
ed for six months. He was
transferred from there to .Au
gusta, Ga., where he stayed
rive monWis and then he was
sent to Fort Sill, Okla., to help
train officers to operate ma
chine guns. After staying there
six weeks he returned back to
.Augusta and was transferred
on to Fort Dlx. X. J.. where he
I.S now taking’ training for
tory. The program, begin
ning at 10:30 a. m. e.w.t.,
will be in charge of the
president, Ray Hendren.
M. E, Gardner, head of State
fo le'-f. D ill, of Horticulture,
will introduce the guest speaker.
Dr. L. D. Baver, director of tin
'! .1. R .N'iswonger. in charge of
Horticultural Extension, will
give advice on orchard problems,
Carl E. VanDeman, in charge
of the Apple Research Labor.-
tory, will give preliminary re
ports on progress made in control
of bitter and black rot.
County Agents George Hobson,
of Alexander, and J. B. Snipes, of
Wilkes, will speak briefly.
The usual basket dinner will
end the program.
! All fruit growers, families, and
friends are cordially invited.
^n V 11 I garments turn tnem in to
City Clerk W.r. IVellVjcroBs headquarters. The
In Raleigh This Week
e 'action Is urged.
Red Cross Asks For
The Red Cross is asking tha*
all who have completed knitted
garments turn them in to Red
day Singing In City
Next session of the Blue Ridge
Singing association will be held
on Sunday’, August 29, in Rev.
George W. Cooper’s revival tent
located on the lot next to North
Wilkesboro town hall.
Announcement that the singing
will be held In the tent instead of
Gordon Baptist church, ?s was
originally scheduled, was made
here by Rex West, chairman. The
ringing will begih at one o’clock
and all gospel singers are invited
to attend and take part.
Part of the singing will be
broadcast over radio station
WHKY, Hickory, beginning at
“Success comes In cans, failure
in cant’s” say the home econom
ists of the N. C. State College Ex
W. P. Kelly. North Wilkes
boro’s efficient city clerk, is in •
Raleigh this week attending thc-
convention of city clerks of Nort
Carolina. He will return to th
city the latter part of the we’’-
Scenes Of 'Wild West' Are Re-Enacted
People of the Millers Creek vgs going to get hurt,
community were treate* a -fierce is said to have drawn a
“wild west” sho— ’'fonday after- gearshift lever on Mr. McNeill,
noon, and It didn’t cost them a ;who' hurried to the station to call
cent for a ringside seat—or stand
ing room. ^
Here is the story, as told by
Highway Patrol Sergeant Carlyle
Ingle, who participated, and some
who Were ogly spectators;
Glenn Pierce, of Reddles River,
was driving his car west on high
way 421 when he lost control, or
Sgt. Ingle, or maybe to get his
Sgt. Ingle was In the Wilkes
courtroom, and. minus his gun.
hurried to Millers Creek.
Pierce didn’t seem to relish the
IdM. of b^tng plrced tinder ar
Sgt. Ingle put him In the pa-
Bomething else happened, and the trol oar. Then be left the err to
car landed in the yard of the look at Pierce's car.
home of Balmer Hayes.
Jim Wiley McNeill, who op
erates a service station aearby.
srent to see If anyone was hurt.
No one was, but he thought he
Then fierce got out of the car.
And what's inore, he got out
He bacl^ Sgt. Ingle away by
waving the knife and, making dire
Sgt. Ingle looked around for a
weapon with which to defend
himself ?nd enforce the law.
He found a sizeable club, and
stood Pierce off at distance no(
too safe if he had decided to us-''
Meanwhile the crowd of spec
tators grew as more came in for
the second act. * ^
Mr. McNelU carried his gun to
“pierce is sald^ to Jiave paUed
back his shirt to'^^^glve the officer
Sgt. Ingle didn’t shoot. H
thought If the army wanted
Pierce he would perhaps be mor>
useful not shot, although bs wa
about "hr If shot” et that time.
Pierce later submitted to ar
rest and was placed in jail. 6?t
Ingle said Pierce had been drink
ing and that when he became
her he also became very apologe
tie.:' '■ .
if'ii the army accepts Pierce th»-
jaw is willing to .forget. If
Pierce IS rejected he will f'ce
charges of driving while intoxl |
(For canned, frozea and cm
Uln dehydrated foods)
Blue stamps N, P and Q, art
valid tlirougi‘ Augost 7. Blu*
stamps R, S and T became
valid .Au;rast 1 and will be good
througti f»ptember 7.
“A" book coupons Xo. 8 good
for three gallons each and must
Im till November 21.
(For meat prodneto, canned
fish, most edible oils and cheee-
Red' stamps T and U are
TuUd now and staiinp V will bo-
cone valid August i T, tr and
V will remain valid through
SHOES— „ ^
lit> lit S'"" tn War Ration
pBngjt^ORO tooa for one pair
ifciwa ^ silt
a “white spot to, shoot et," end Seated, reslstlug Arrest and as
dared him to ssflBg that aault with i^oadly weapon—to
be waa gplhg to .liave to go to the
army next day md' it didn’t make
Anyway, iho spoctators said It
Itfmnqa.-vto '---V aaow. ■ • -v.-.■■■■a
PfB. dwiior Ujtmgitom,
Is stattoued at OMmp
AMhaHa; UyF' .uwefc mad
pith ^ paremlA Mv. and airs.