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6^ Year ,_fl.60*^
Sot Madtiis w~...^—.75 4'
of tbe SlUAe C^^. |i.00 p«r Year ¥
-e inO consl^ructlTe chahwlii. > ^
ttorf tceordlng to this appeal ai«|^ (1)
and hol4 ^ar bOTd»-~4o lend our pdt^ry
“ * ttie inon^ it pe^ to figlrt the
^ry. 2|Pay your share
* that youf counlry n®^s,‘ (|) ProyWdJor
yo®* your fahiflj^a ^t®e
quate life ixi.orance and savings, W
dUce yd® dei)l as Much, ifus possibi® and
avoid making ne^ ones," (iSl Buy only what
you heed and make what you -have last
longer, (6) Live faithfully by the rationing,
rules to C(m9«n(e. yoods of which there are
shortages, (7) Cooperate with ouf Goyern-
ineni’s price and wage stabilization pro,«
Sat«nd at tbe poet aCfie* at North WmcMh
b«Or North Garwaa,' ee MBaad*dMa matter
Act af March 4,187S.
MONDAY,. AUG. 30th, 1943
Adc fiig Crops
County Agent J. B. Snipes is urging
Wilkes fanners to sow big crops of small
grain this fall.
This is a big order, especially in view of
the shortage of labor-and farm machinery.
But farmers are the home front fighters
who are supposed to do miracles, and they
come very near doing that very thing.
The spirit of the farming people has
been unexcelled in this war. They have
worked from dawn to twilight, many times
with old machinery for which they could
not get repairs without going through a lot
of red tape. Farm women, boys and girls
have been working alongside the men to
produce food for fighting men and their
We predict that farmers of Wilkes
county, in spite of all the difficulties, will
grow a bigger crop of small grain to in
crease the nation’s stockpile of foods and
feeds. The nation’s most patrotic people
can be found in the rural sections of the
south. They love their country and they
love the freedom they enjoy. Whether it
be to fight, or to grow food, these people
will do their part to preserve the free way
High Bond Quotas » -
Treasury department officials whose
job it is to set quotas for war bonds in the
war loan campaigns put Wilkes at $1,169,-
000 for the third drive to begin September
That is a lot of money, but we believe
that the patriotic people of Wilkes will
come across with the desired amount.
The second war loan drive went over in
a big way with the quota exceeded by a
few hundred thou.^and dollars. The quota
was large then, about three-quarters of a
million, but much less than the $1,169,000
set for the third drive.
W. D. Halfacie has done a splendid job
in previous campaigns as chairman and we
belieye that he will be equally successful
The war loan drive not only raises mon
ey with which to finance prosecution of the
war, but borrowing that much money from
the people and corporations
People who have money may as well de
cide to buy more government bonds, be
cause there must be finances for the war
just as there must be solaiers, sailors, ma
rines and ether armed groups to do the
The investments are safe, and the inter
est rates are just as' good as can be had
for sound securities.
Those who have money with which they
can purchase war bonds, and who refuse to
do so, are slackers in this war along with
the draft dodgers.
The quota assigned Wilkes is a compli
ment to-the county. We find by compari
son that Wilkes is supposed to buy about
the same amount as Iredell, which has a
much larger city and more industries, and
a larger amount than Caldwell, which like
wise has many industrial firms. The quota
for Burke county is only slightly larger
To Control Inflation
- In a broad appeal to the American peo
ple to“curb inflation, the Life Insurance
ebmpanies of America are broadcasting a
^—oint program through 285 newspapers
in the principal centers of population.
This program, backed by 100 life insur-
iSce companies, in assuming an active role
in the battle to hold down prices, appeals
not only to>he 67,000,000 life policyhold-
In but to air citizens to put the 45 billion-
(the gap between America’s esti-
iacom^'ot |l26,OOO,OOO,0OO and the
tad OOe.OOM-00 wotth of civilian goods
fervicM ttiat will be available) into
IIS ■■pull 111
These are simple rules that everyone can ehanceB .ta iiajfipto i» one
understand and act upon. They should be f
carried out by everyone who has money to
spend if we are to control inflation and
provide for the future security ahd pros
perity of this country.
Borrowed Comment”^ ^
.. in a newspapii^ -)4on’t feel too big
over th6 Why not give
the meny lines
PUSHING JUSTICE ALONG
Governor Broughton has ordered a
special term of Wilkes Superior court to
expedite the trial of the cases involving
Lieut. W. B. Lentz of the State Highway
patrol and Guy Scott, of the State Bureau
The other day the Governor also order
ed a three-pronged investigation into all
angles of the charges in which Lentz and
Scott are accused of losing ninety cases of
liquor somewhere between its scene of cap
ture and the storerooms to which the cap
tured joy water was headed. Too much
cannot be expected of course, when two of
the investigating agencies, are commission
ed to dragnet their own premises, but
reaching for a vvhitewash brush would be
dangerous business in the presence of a
public sentiment that obviously will be sat
isfied with nothing less than a full and
complete uncovering of all circumstances
surrounding the case.
Raleigh officials are contending that it
is all a frame-up, stemming from the feud
between the moonshine element and those
who have been making a killing by cater
ing to the bottled-in-bond guzzlers. Bqt it
is natural for official Raleigh to figure
thatlhe “king wrong” particu
larly if that stance would keep political
toes from being tramped.
'That charge ought to be easily estab
lished or refuted. Likewise it ought not be
hard to determine definitely whether the
liquor as turned over to Wilkes authorities
is ninety cases short. Starting from there,
establishing responsibility for the shortage
ought not be a big task.
Anyhow Governor Broughton is to be
commended for pushihg the inquiry along
and for ordering a special term of court to
get it out of the way. It is best for the men
under fire and best for all concerned. And
after the courts have dealt with the mat
ter. after a jury has heard the evidence
and passed upon it, it is to be hoped that
no puny and questionable alibi will be
“uncovered” to further confuse.
I LIFE’S BETTER WAY •
WALTER E. ISENHOUR
Hiddenite, N. C.
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Ana t^en ‘W* W
^ nottWn't b» fonnil nirtirkur’
_ Bnf whim Ma n-eat pn* to tb*:,.:.
Iritehen to cook ttp'nothin’
1'holler^-ont ixf _
1 «tart^ ont to. whar’-Mi wa*.
® at Whitt 1 iiii-:-. .
At tint r (^nidi}*t nkdentiuid’''
i •* ■' '
. , ^me-
Me who_ ;lutfl';;J®it®ore to
waste ^B WOrkaVe. figured oiit
over two mlDk£^aoce8 to make
errors In one.a^atance.
So next tiiaipjteu find an error
T?*, *“«» ool
Jp”-trkfle taarB jrblled tfc.,
. - .V*
Wth flghtln', An*. I ;Won-
' dered how often oiir boy
stood' r ■ ■ ■>”
In the thick of a batde a'wisMp’
^ he could go cut Ma aomejRi^.
the paper c
And that refits us of our re-
iponalbillty iif .writing something
to go Into this paper.
Over 20,000 people cead this
paper. When -we write something
that vast number of people la
likely to read It When you see
someone talkldg over a radio sta
tion you think of what a respon
sibility he has Ulklng to so many.
But the radio speaker over just
one station rarely ever has as
many listening as we have read
ing our stuff. Had you thought
of that? It Impresses us with how
careful we should be to write the
truth, or when we write some
thing facetiously to make It so
no one will be misled.
But then why should this col
umn work, when it can have but
twelve readers, and one of the 12
who claimed to be number 13 last
week said they were all crabk-
pots or else they would not be
That reader, however, was mis
taken and he doesn’t accomplish
his noble purpose, which was to
have the writer of this column
One of the 12 readers died of
acute dlsgustlUs before number
13 came along, which makes him,
or her, only the 12th.
Says Food Prices
LOST HIS cow—
Since this yarn hits both aides
equally. It is all right to tell it.
A man from town bought a cow
from a man In tbe mountains. The
man from tomfn the farmer
that he wouldjjnay for the cow in
30 days,'itadlpkve hfa personal
note for the amount of the price
of said cow. He told the farmer
that he wdilld pay. that he had o
good reputation and that he was
a steward In the church.
Thirty days passed, 60 days
passed, and still no payment. The
mountain farmer saw a friend
from town, and tofd him about
the transaction. After telling
■about it he asked:
“What is a steward in the
“A steward”, the town friend
replied, “is the same thing in a
Methodist church that « deacon is
in your Baptist church’’.
‘‘I've lost my cow’”, was the
The following poem
J m is ‘ pr—
8o I prayed to Clod in th’^twlllgbC
; M humbly as ever I conld’’^ ,,
'To bring every Mother’s boy hack,'
In time, ,
To fill her box .with wood.
It’s folly of the highest type
To follow where the devil leads.
Although a man in years be ripe
He shows the weakness of his deeds;
And then perhaps he thinks a heap
Of what he could and should have been.
While going on in life to reap
The fearful harvest of his sin.
1UI5 luiiuwiufe was sub , __ .
mitted by “Reader Number Thir- the meat,
teen”, whose letter appeared in
this column Thursday:
MA’S WOOD BOX
I’ve seen them golden sunsets
from Mexico to Maine,
And Rerabrant’s lovely paintin’s
and coolin’ summer vain;
Our silver planes that fill the sky
—they moke me feel so good
But th’ purtiest sight I ever seen
was a wood box full o’ wood.
W. H. H. Waugh, chairman of
the Price Panel of the Lotal War
Price and Rationing Board an
nounced that according to sta
tistics compiled by the Depart
ment of Labor, retail food prices
declined 2.0 per ,cent from June
16, 1943, to July 15. 1943, and
that the overall cost of living fell
0.8 per cent during the same pe
These reductions in the cost of
living are the direct result of a
determined effort on the part of
the government and local citizens
to hold costs in line with the In
come of the people. Mr. Waugh
requested the wholehearted co
operation of air jnsrehants and
consumers In the program to re
sist price Increases. -
It was pointed out that all
reputable grocers were assisting In
the campaign by posting tbnlr
prices in accordance with the gov
ernment requirements. In order
that housewives may know that
they are not paying ‘‘black mark
et” prices for groceries and meats,
food prices must be posted in each
store as follows:
1. The food store will post one
or more signs in a conspidous
place showing the group of retail
stores to which it belongs. The
sign will read “OPA-1”, “OPA-2
or “OP4-3”, whichever applies.
These same designations will ap
ply on the applicable celling price
2. The printed OPA celling
price charts tor groceries covered
by community prices, pork cuts
and beef, veal and lamb cuts must
be posted In the store a. a point
where they may be noticed and
conveniently read by customers.
These posters must be the correct
ones for the store group in ques
3. Stores must post their sell
ing prices for groceries covered by
community prices on the item or
near the point of sale. Meat In
display cases must be tagged or
marked to show the selling price
per pound, and bacon, sausages,
beef, veal and lamb must be tag
ged or labeled to show grade .of
M rikfttlur hto" M& > ASerdeen,"
Hanrbihd. : ’ ■. r-.-, "1
Pfc.‘Jirtn«| A.-Woodik. 4ob
Mr. iPloodfn^ii^lii the koi-
pi|al CuaPr RBCk^; Alnbemil.'
RWay’ friflOJIi wr^h kfin a-
^ Tfif.-mLUU^ Mgr, ■■
1th her 4wigti|(^
dSO^reillUt'' -%lth'. ’WHa»:
Mtae AhgW oi .puriear,
fBixjysrthg' front UlBesB.
> ■ E. W hkd a* gnatt
dAuthter, 5‘ Ruby, Mrt,'' Ailed
ena dangliter. .Lotti«e.. _
Eut^ .paieofis, of Purlenr, have
bee%,attendittg the revival at Pll-
grihT oliuroh. -
, A fine revival was held at Boll
ing Springs church, we are glad
■Win Pay Cifih for lAte Model
(Jars and Trucks
Electee ahil Aeetjdasa WekHne
The War Meat Board has asked
hog pnroducars to s^ their hogs
to market as soon as they reach-
an adequafe finish for slaughter,
rather than continuing to feed
them for additional weight and
BUY MORE WAR BONI^
North Wilkeaboro, N. C
I guess I’ll' hat’ta take you back
for twenty years er more
The smallest-known normal hu
man skull has been discovered in
an ancient cemetery in Peru.
WHITE AND YELLOW PINE
Will Pay Ceiling Prices. ..Will Come to
Your Yard and Pay Cash
'Phone Smithey Hotel or Wi(ite Box 423
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
rm the K. P. to an
Army of Women
Uncle Sam is taking a lot of Mrs. Americo s
time today, and women oil over the country ore
depending on me to cook, clean, keep food prop
erly, heat water, and do many of the other
thing that help keep o home.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
By virtue of the power of sale
contained in a
trust, executed on the 3rd day of
Mav, 1938, to R. R. Church, tras-
tee'by N. T. Wood and wife, Nan
cy Wood, and re^Stered in ^k
184 at page 139, the said deed of.
trust being to secure _ a certain
note, whi^ said note is pMt due
and unpaid, and demand having |
for tW6nlV V6ar8 Cl uiuic tiiRi »*»v. —
When Ma done all th’ farmin’ an’ been n.ade UPO" ‘he
It’.s folly great to waste one’s time,
To lay the wrong foundation stones,
To fail in youth to seek and climb
The road that leads to manhood’s thrones;
Of honesty and truth and right.
Of principle and noble traits,
Which ihake of pne a shining light,
Directing souls to Heaven’s gates.
I just kept th’ store.
An’ littie ”Bo” wus th’ orneriest
chile that ever done a chore;
We’ switch an’ threaten an’ coax
an’ tease but we never had no
No matter how we fussed at B
he'd aller’s pass the buck
It's folly that a man regrets
To form a habit that is bad,
Or walk into the devil’s pets
Because it is a luring fad
That draws its multitudes away
From Christ and truth and holy love.
And sends the man from God astray -
Until they miss the home above.
It’s folly just to drift along
Without a purpose, aim' and plan.
When one should grow in manhood strong
And be a godly, useful man,
Uplifting those who may be weak,
And helping piigrimg to their goal,
And causing sinful men to seqk -f
'The Lord for pardon of the «>nL
■ •-.’f • . ■ -
the payment of said note, the un
dersigned, as trustee for the Yad
kin Valley Motor Co., will offer
for sale at public sale at the court
house door in Wilkesboro, N. C.,
to the highest bidder, for rash, on
the 6th day of September, 1943, at
12:00 Noon, the following Je-
Iscribed lands: •
I Being in Mulberry township, in
, , ii,*!.. tvV,. Wilkes county, and bounded as
Now Ben, he was jest a little tyke, ^
aller’s playin’ and’ a wishin’ j 5gp,Jj,ing on a black pin?, now
He wuz big enough to toiler B.ll | running north -witn the top
e huntin’ an’ a flshiri’; of the ridge, Monroe M^atts line
But “B” he wuz th’ middle un so to a Stake: thence east 84 poles to
the chores were mostly hls’n a stone: thence soutt to and with
Sech things as jieftnSffip; ttence v^^st 70 de“.
tendln cows an 'pTees south v?ith P, E. Brovro’s
But th’ way that boy could doiig- ^ ^ ^ Wiles’ line;
th' work—^It shore did beat the north ■witii Wiles’ line 78
Remember, though, that
the job is easier if oil the
applionces I work with ore
in good shape. Check
them in your house (or
that drop of oil or the
minor repoir thot may put
them bock into useful,
life, because they ore go
ing to hove to lost for the
Now “Bo” has grown and f&ther
day he limped In klnd’a late
He’d got a furlough from ‘ Attn
jest to recuperate.
I poles to the beginning,-rantemh^
Now "Bo” has got his share uv
Japs an’ seen his buddies die
Out in th’ jungle, writhed in pain
with no womln folk’ t’.cry
He’s seen his pals shot In th’ back
80 acres, more or less, except
acres sold to J. P. K^y,
acres sold to Rebecca Kilby.
This August 6, 1M3.
- R. E. CHURCH,
R-30-4tM ' - ■ Trustee
things that he rant forget^
But still “Bo" Jpbked about th
same—exceptin’ hot as fat.
Now, all the sM they ^thered
round to hear.th’ tales he’d tell
An* Jest to hoar '‘Bo’: talk A
ntrfm tMnk 1^4
Be tmie k tWe, M»d 7«.
exeitin’ as a to M«» , .
And he noter got amBn: to ssyw
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