Allied forces throwing
commando, claw-like pin
cers over the top of the
^Italian toe have seized Bag-
* Jnara, clamped a firm hold
on a 40-mile invasion arc
from Melita to Bagnara, and
taken more than 2,000 pris
At least 46 coastal and inland
towns and villages have been
taken by Allied troops.
Carrying the highly-successful
American landing jumps along the
Sicilian north coast, a big Com
mando force captured Bagnara
10 miles northeast of San Giovan
ni, and was joined by inf^htrymen
speeding up the shores ^gainst
\» Q^er Commandos landed at^
rielito, rpiinding the southem
edge of the toe 15 miles below
Reggio Calabria, but found that
road junction were already evac
uated by the Italians.
Under personal leadership of
dashing Eighth Army Gen. Sir
Bernard L. Montgomery, British
and Canadian troops in the third
day of invasion were fanning in
both directions along the coast and
plunging deeper inland on the
toe. where the Axis might elect to
stand in natural mountainous de
H. V’alker, son otf' Sari W.
Walh-r, of Fall8t4Hi,''Md., and
Mrs, Annie Mae f.rW.mBur, of
Hays, has been prontotad to his
present rating. He entered the
Navy in June, was in training
at Bainlnddge, Md„ and is now
stationed at NorfoUt, Vh-
Be Here Friday,
Two members of the per
sonnel of the WonUtn's Army
Coi^s recruiting hffioo"‘in
and Saturday, Sb'pteml^r 10
and 11, in North Wilkes-
boro interviewing appli
cants for the WAC.
Lt. Adeline G. Sears and Pfc.
Ruth McCarry will set up a booth
in the North Wllkesboro postoffice
for the two day stand.
In announcing their coming Lt.
Sears staled that the age limit
has been changed and is now 20 to
.50 years of age. All women in
terested in enlisting are invited to
talk with the' recruiting officers
while they are in this city.
A powerful Allied force,
comprised mainly of Aus
tralian troops, has landed on
the coast of Huon Gulf east
of Lae, New Guinea, isolat
ing the Lae-Salamaua area
from supply bases up the
“The investment of Lae has Ite-
gun.” said General Douglas Mac-
Arthur who Is in New Guinea in
personal command of operations,
Striking -with parelyzinjf f^rce,
the' Allied troops stormed ashore
under cover of a smoke screen
Saturday morning after naval
forces-bad prepared the way with
s heavy bombardment. The Jap
anese apparently were caught ^in-
Excellent Program Is
Carried Out At
■ North Wilkesboro Lions
Club held an interesting
eting Friday evening,
jich was featured by an
excellent program and ac-
Hon on several matters of
Dr. H. B. Smith was program
chairman for the evening. He
presented Emmet Johnson, Jr.,
who rendered two comet num
bers and he presented his fath-
•r who laye another number.
They were accompanied at the
■ ink (OwUisaed on page eight)
Editor Is D e a d
A c c i d ents Saturday
Four persons were injured
at 11:30 Sunday night when
the car in which they were
riding crashed off the high
way near the lower Yadlw
bridge in this city.
Miss Emma Check was driving
the car, which was in charge of
Ernest Carter and was the prop
erty of his father, K. M. Carter,
of Elkin. The other occupants
were Philo Money and Miss Ber
nice Owen. Carter is a soldier
and Money Is e sailor.
The car was completely de
molished but nojie of the occu
pants were critically hurt hnd
were released from the hospital
after their injuries were treated.
Eight were injured Saturday
night about eight o’clock when
two cars collided on the Congo
road near Cricket.
D. C. McGee and L. D. Miller
were driving the oars and were
accompanied by their families.
A!} tecelTod mlPd^JhJytea
■hhpl Mf%. ariitfiir *
of D. C. McGee, who was more se
riously injured and remained in
the hospital for treatment.
Both cars were badly damaged.
Get 60 Gallons Of
Sergeant Ingle Makes Seiz
ure In Car On Highway
115; Arrest Two
Two Kannapolis men with ten
cases of jnoonshine liquor were
nabbed Wednesday by Highway
Patrol Sergeant Carlyle Ingle.
The seizure was made on high-
w-ay 115 about midway between
North Wilkesboro and Statesville
Ben L. Sronce Died Suddenly i and in Iredell county.
Pvt. Cameron H. Hayes was
slightly wounded on .lugust 1
somewhere in the South Pacific
ai%a of war operations, accord
ing to a telegram from the War
Department received last weel:
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.
H. Hayes, of North Wilkesboro
ronte three. Details were not
given. Pvt. Hayes entered t;l»e,
service July 21, 1942, and left
the United States on January 5.
Red Cross Secretary
Gives History Of
Ben L. Sronce, a former
editor of The Wilkes Pa
triot, died suuddenly in
Statesville yesterday morn
ing, the result of a heart
Ml"- Sronce was. editor
for somel^e of TTie Pa-
tript which wds liublishw
here by A. N. Crkcher,
and duriag his leditorahip
made numeroui friends.
He was considered one of
the ablest newspaper men
in the state, and at the
time of his death was edi
tor of The Statesville Dai*
ly and Landmark.
Funeral and burial ser
vices are expected to be
held tomorrow ,in States
James Blackwell. 42. and S. W.
Miller. 2S, both of Kaniwpolis.
wei’e placed under arrest and
North Wilkesboro Klvfatls .club
achievements of the Red Cross.
Program Chairman J. E. Cau
dill was unable to be present but
had a flue program. Dr. John W.
Kincheloe, Jr., led the program
with a discussion on “The Im
pulse In Hiiruan Life that Prompts
It to Want to Help Others’’. All
are early possessed with two im
pulses. the grasping or acquisitive
impluse and the generous or so
cial impluse. The direction of
these impulses have been respon
sible for all of our deeds of help
fulness. Examples of the per
sons who have led In great move
ments of helpfulness were Dr.
Lazier, Dr. Banardo, Madam Cur
Following Dr. Kincheloe’s ad
dress he presented Miss Kathrine
Sanford, secretary of the local
Red Cross chapter, who gave a
tine talk on the history of the
Red Cross. It had its origin in
Switzerland in 1859 when follow-
turned over to Iredell county au-'ing-a bloody battle in which 40.-
thorities. people were injured or kill
Both ran from the car when it
was stopped by the officer and he
la't r found one of them on a bus
and the other in another automo
The liquor was of the “white’’
variety and was in half gallon
Is Seriously Injured
News has reached this
city that Representative
Fred Blevins, of Ashe
county, was seriously in
jured in an automobile ac
cident near Grumpier Sat
ed a man named R. A. Dunant
rallied a group of women and
men who were witling to aid the
injured whether friend or foe. In
1863 a conference was held in
Geneva and began the Internation
al effort, and in 1864 the treaty =of
Geneva was signed. 'ITirmi^.l.l^
efforts of Clara Barton. America
joined in, the program in 188L
The charter for the National Red'
Cross of America was not gwnted
until 1906. The first intent' of
the Red Cross Is to give aid to the
wounded and sick in war, then aid
to those in prison and to other
people in great distress.
J. B, Snipes made a report on
MeHriday Summit Youth Tells
Of Helena Sinking
Coxswain Ernest Watson, a
member of the crew of the
cmlser Helena sunk off tho Bol-
omons on July 6, is resting at
his home at Summit before be
ing as.slgned to further naval
The Helena tKik a lot of
punishment from Uiel',JapB be
fore going down, yfMaon said,
and the crew was fn the water
about three hours hfdore being
picked np by a deMKiyer'ud
landed at an allied>\g^ '
Solomons. 'f.'/' ~ i
Mrs, O. M, Watson, of Sununlt,
has been in the navy over three
}'ears. He was on the Helena
during the Pearl Harbor attack
and the ship was damaged and
Since then he went throngh
many of the major naval en
gagements with Cie Japs in the
South Pacific, and could tell
many interesting things about
the war In tliat part of
the “Better Plg'Project”, stating
i that three other persons had made
I contributions to the fund and that)
there had been in all contributed
j by members of the club $285.00;
land that ten pigs had already
.been distributed and three more
1 Paul Osborne called attention
I to the fine article in the last Is
sue of the Kiwanis Magazine on
the boys and girls work and the
■ matter was referred to this com
mittee. , \
I Dr. A. C. Chamberlain again
I called attention Id the need of a
Iy. M. C. a. tor this community
land stated that other civic trroo~'
of the community are working na
Guests Friday wege as follows.
'li. Grady O. Church with W. G.
Gabriel; Charles J, Williams with
Pat wnillams; J. J. Cox, of Greena-
jboro, with Dr. F. C. Hubbard; phat^'have arrived here for dlatrl-
jRobert Morehonae with H. H
the Morehouse; Mrs. Kincheloe ^ program. Fanners who
world. Miss Katherine Sanford with Drv ) .nnar.
WatMHi will report to New- John'’W-. Kincheloe, Jr’.^
port Nem, Va., at' the' end
bis 80-day leave.
Fall Mornings Brii^
Mind Palmer Fog HaV6 Meet
Mr. Charlie Coffey tells this one; StHne years ago'an
eastern lurabennan was a North Wilkesboro visitor (Mr.
Cotf^ was ftwmerly one of the largest lumber doalers in
CofR^ was ftwmeriy one ot the largest lumner neaiers *“ « j ^ v .
the county), and the subject of fog came up, it being, a
Block leaders who wilt
canvass every home in North
foggy morning along the Yadkin. The eastern gentleman
said something about the heu'vy fog on the coast of North
Carolina, and he could not believe Mr. Coffey when he
told about how foggy it became at Blowing Rock'some
times, so Mr. Coffey asked the late W. J. (Bill) . . . . .
Palmer to tell him how foggy it get. at Blo^g Rock on J^^;***,*^*^,^”^**
occasions. Mr. Palmer was equal to the assignment. He
said: “Say, I’ve seen it so foggy at Blowing Rock that
when you stuck your finger into the fog and polled it out
you left a hole”. The easterner dropped his head and
said nary a word.
Workmen are engaged with the job of repainting the
Forest Furniture Company buildings. This conq>.any,_ one
of Bie oldest in the city, is always up-and-condpgf. isid
• ' ■f* .,
Jeter M. Bladchorn,
a fointaw attdrtejr of Ike dtp. 'i*
now a welder inspector at a shipyard in Brunswick, Ga,
Turned down following an army examination, Jeter’s do
ing his part by helping turn out ships. He’s a son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Blackburn, almost life-long NortK Wilkes
Theatre-goers in this part of the state don t know how
fortunate they are in having two progressive theatres
the Liberty and Allen, operated efficiently by Ivan D. and
W. J., respectively. These progressive movie places often
show pictures before other cities get to see them. Take
the shows for Thursday and Friday, for instance. “Heaven
Can Wait”, shown at the Allen, was featured as “the
movie of the week” in Life a few days ago. “Salute to
the Marines”, is a brand new picture and shown at (qw
places, if any, before moviegowers here had the privilege
of enjoying it at the Liberty. Hats off to Messrs. Allen and
Anderson, ever on the alert to give their patrons the best.
If you have any old clothes around the house you want
to put to good use, tell Jimmy Piperis about them, or take
them to his cafe., Jimmy wants all the old clothes
he can get for the people of Greece. They will be for
warded to the Greek relief organization in Winston-Salem,
latest to be. shipimd to the conntnr that tbe^ Huns have
ravaged so thoroughly. ie. _
Sunday Beer and Wine Sale
Before Board Wednesday
'Public hearing on the pro- present,
posal'to prohibit sales of! The proposal to bain sales
beer' and wine in Wilkes j of beer and wine Tro^ 11:30
county will be held before j Saturday nights until seven
the Wilkes county bosu-d of a. ra. Monday mornl^^^wa;
commissioners on Wednes
day, September 8, ten a._ m.
TTbe hearing will he in the
Wilkes courthouse and all
persons interested in the
proposal are asked to he
recently put befof4
rounty board of
ers by committees repntMnt'
ing churches ih the ?yifak;ttr
boros and mkny 'irdral
For Wilkes Farms
Tlire« carloads of superphos-
Farmers I a T9* ■
Wilkes tobacco _ ,
get their marketing ■cardB'jth^'mfts:
log St the Triple A.Jpftklt ,kh »»
8. U Turner^
tary of the .Triple
.(..i^osphste are urged to pidl st the ithst, sll tobacco ^ ,
AR BONDS X olBM Uamodlstely. 'are ready for jj^aive^-
Will Open On
war loan campaign to open
on September 8 have been
appointed by Mrs. Gordon
Finley and Mrs. £3d. F.
Gardner, canvtras chairmen.
All the block leaders will meet
at the North Wilkesboro town hell
on Thursday evening, 7:30, to re
ceive Instructions relative to the
canvass and to learn the various
types of securities to be offered
$.1,169,000, which is much larger
than the quota for the two prevl-
our war loan campaigns. W. D.
Halfacre is war loan chairman
and Mrs. P. W. Eshelman is pub
Block leaders in Mrs. Finley's
halt of the city are as follows:
Mrs. Carl Coffey, Mrs. H. F.
Bouknight, Mrs. F. B. Hetchcock,
Mrs. J. D. Schaefer, Mrs. W. J.
Bason, Mrs. J. D. Moore, Sr., Mrs.
F. C. Forester, Mrs. W. B. Collins,
Mrs. C. C. Faw, Miss Lucile
Pierce, Mrs. Hoyle M. Hutchens,
Mrs. J. T. Kerbaugh, Mrs. W. E.
Jones, Mrs. Frank Blair. Mrs. Hill
Carlton. Mrs. Walter Newton. Mrs.
Boyd Stout., Mrs. C. E. Jenkins,
Mrs. Shoun Kerbaugh and Mrs.
Block leaders appointed by .Mrs.
Gardner are Mrs.' Glenn McNeill,
Mrs. J. B. Snipes. .Mrs. Carlyle
Ingle, Mrs. Rufus Church. Mrs.
k. A. Cushion. Mrs. Monroe El
ler. Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Mrs. R. T.
.McNeil. Miss Mamie Sockwell,
Mrs. Lewis Vickery. Mrs. J. M.
Crawford, Miss Pansy Ferguson,
Mrs. U. W. Foster. Belle Thomas
is the colored block leader.
Gov. Hoey Coming
Will Addroaa Large Congre
gation of Men At The
First Methodist Church
Former Governor Clyde R
Hoey, now a practicing attorney
at Shelby, and one of the out
standing laymen of the Methodist
church in North Carolina, will
come to North Wilkesboro on
Sunday, September 12th, to ad
dress a largi congregation of men
at the Sunday school hour, R. E.
Gibbs, Jr., president of the Men’s '
Bible Class of the First Methodist
church, announced today.
Mr. Gibbs stated that all pl> ns
for Governor Hoey’s visit had not
. et been completed, but it Is hop-
^ tUat he.will be heard by a large
number of men of this community
and oounty, and arrangement is
being made for the meeting to be
held In the church auditorium.
Governor Hoey’s address Is ex
pected to be completed in time tor
those'attendini; to return to their
respcetlxq-.iClHirohos for their own
F JSqi'f ariny
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