High Officials Make
Request to The
High state officials will
request Governor J. M.
Broughton that the trial
costs of Lt. W. B. Lentz and
Guy Scott be paid by the
state, according to news dis
patches this week.
Lt. Lentz, ot the State High
way Patrol, and Guy Scott, an
agent of the State Bureau of In-
veetdgatlon, were acquitted by
direct verdict from Judge R.
Hunt Parker In Wilkes court
Friday on charges of larceny and
possession of liquor In connection
with the seizure of a vast amount
of tax-paid liquor from Phillip
Yates on June 1.
News reports reaching here
said that Attorney General Harry
McMullan and T. Boddie Ward,
head of the Motor Vehicle Bu
reau which directs activities of
tie highway patrol, would recom
mend that trial costs of both
Lentz and Scott be paid from
VWhether or not Governor
Broughton has ordered the pay
ment was not learned here today.
The cases, which was tried “at
jlhe term ordered by Oov-_
James Frederick Oaldwell,
better known to his friends and
playmates as “Jimmy”, young
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E.
Caldwell, recently celebrate hl.s
7Ut birthday by buying a War
Bond. .Ilnuny gladly contribut
ed his keep-sake savings of
pennies and nlchels and silver
dollars, presents of other blrtli-
days, to Postmaster J. C. Beln.s,
for a bond. Thus this little boy
sets an example of patriotism
and self-sacrifice old.sters would
do well to emulate. Jimmy says
he Is glad to part, with his sav
ings to help in the war, as his
frientBy smile indicates.
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attention over the state becanaa
of the prominence of the men in
volved and their high official po .
sitlons as law enforcement offi
In the trial the state failed to
produce sufficient evidence for
consideration by the Jury chosen
from a special venire from Yad
kin county, and Judge Parker dis
missed the case at the close of.ell
Bond for Phillip Yates, who
failed to show up in court as the
defendant in his own case or wit
ness for the state ageinst Lentz
and Scott, was set at $25,000 but
he has not been taken.
fi Lions Club Holds
True and False Quiz Con
ducted by Attorney J. H.
Whicker At Meeting
Attorney J. H. Whicker, Jr., a
member of the club, furnished an
Interesting program Friday even
ing at the North Wilkeahoro
Lions Club meeting.
Attorney Whlckqr conducted a
true and false quiz which fur
nished entertalmnent and was
. very interesting from an eduoa-
Directors ot the club will meet
F*rid»y evening with Gordon
Forester as host.
Rationing officials in
Wilkes county today releas
ed the following information
about renewal of'“A” gaso
line rationing books:
‘‘A” gasoline books will expire
November 21, 1943.
On October 1, rationing toirds
will start taking applications for
renewal ot "A” books.
Application forms for renewal
of "A” books will be available at
all tire inspection stations and at
rationing board offices.
-Applicants will obtain an ap
pHcation form R-570 at one of
the above mentioned places. The
applicant must answer questions
1 and 2, and fill in the blocks en
closed in heavy black lines on the
front of the application.
The applicant must be sure that
his correct mailing address 'is in
the block in the lower left hand
corner of the application.
When the application is cor
rectly filled out the applicant
should tear the back half of the
cover from his old "A" book, and
pveseat it to the rationing board
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Ceiling Prices On
Trucks Is Effective
Local rationing officials said
(day that lelMng price regula-
ons will bb enforced in connec-
on with all truck sales in Wilkes
It is necessary to have a certi-
cate of transfer (form OPA
94-457) correctly filled in and
gned by the purchaser and seller.
Uese blanks may be obtained
■om the rationing board office,
ddltfonel information will be
resented in regular MPR 341,
ertalnlng to used cojnmercial
o Be Manager Of
■ S. Kenerly. who has teen eu-
^ In the antomoblle business
R for a number of year?, will
manager of Dick’s Recapping
Hce which will open for busl
Xm C.D..Cattey & Sons
Wtog on Ninth Street next
fr K«erly an# aashitants are
Judge Hayes Speaks
To Officers Of
Law enforcement officers
gathered in this city Tues
day afternoon for their
Several northwest North
Carolina counties were rep
resented at the meeting,
which was held at Hotel
One feature of the -program was
an address by Federal Judge
Johnson J. Hayes, of Wllkesboro,
who discussed the juvenile de
Edward Scheldt and Roy
Parker, of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation office in Charlotte,
were in charge of the conference.
They instructed officers in the
most effective methods of dealing
with e spionage and sabotage.
Officers’ conferences are held
quarterly in order that Mate,
county and municipal officersjnay
have the benefit of instrqctlCiB ,ln
the latest and most ^feetive laetli-
ods of dealing with crime.
With many of the purchases by wealthy people and
by corporations already in and counted, the task of rais
ing the remainder of the quota in war btwid sales in the
Third War Loan campaign in Wilkes county now is with
the many individuals who can purchase a few hundred
dollars worth of bonds and on dowh^to the smallest de
nomination bond which costs $18.75.
Figures compiled yesterday by
In Oregon ♦
To Be Issued
W. D. Halfacre, war loan chair
man showed a total of only $405,-
000, which can be considered
nothing more than a good start to
ward the goal of $1,169,000 set
for the county by the treasury de
The appeal is to buy an extra
$100 bond this month for those
who have been buying regularly.
Those who can are urged to do
more, because nothing short of
the best that can be done will do
the job thoroughly.
British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill said this week that sev
eral allied invasions of enemy held
territory are planned for the near
Invasions are the most costly
phases ot warfare—costly In lives
and money. Providing the money
ppw means mppo %nd better
Pvt. Willard A.' Davis, wlio
entered the army,in ^larch of
this year, Is now stationed in
Burn.s, Oregon. Pvt. Davis is
the .son of Mr;
Davis, of Wilkesboro.
Tires and i$bber
Seized Iniiaid On
T. H. Williams Placed Un
der Bond of $5,000 For
Violation Of Rationing
T, H. Williams, owner and
operator of Williams Motor
company, was placed under
$5,000 bond Tuesday on fed
eral charges of violating
rationing laws and regula
Representatives of the Char
lotte office of OPA enforcement
made the Investigation and ar
'Williams waived hearing before
U! S. Commissioner J. W. Dula
and filled bond for appearance in
Williams is charged with handl
ing tires illegally and with operat
ing a retreading outfit without
permit from the Office of Price
Olficers mdking the investiga
tion are said to have seized more
than 200 tires, which included
120 truck tires, ond l.SOO pounds
of retreading rubber. Value of
the materials seized wt s estimat
ed at several thousand dollars.
they can return home-—and it
means that more of thbm will
If the people at home teil to
back the stteck with their money
the casualty lists will be longer.
More telegrams will arrive from
the War Department to fathers
and mbthfe.-s in Wilkes county no
tifying them that their Sons were
killed in action.
If you’ve done your bit for the
war effort, now do your best. Call
at your bank of postotfice today
and buy an EXTRA boi^d to
hasten victory and bring iqore
boys home alive and well.
Jolin L. DavU, 82-year-old
citizen of tlie Pores Knob com
munity, died suddenly Wednes
day while squirrel hunting.
Davis left Ids home about
seven a. m. and was fonnd abont
noon in a roadway on the
Coroner L M. Myers, who at-
trilmted Davis’ death to a heart
attack, said that Davis appartmt-
ly sat down in the road to rest
and his shotgun and cane were
between his knees when he died.
No inquest was held.
DavLs is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Lizzie .lane Davis, two
sons and six daughters.
Funeral service will be held
Frldey, tl a. m. at Walnut
tirove Bivptist church. Rev. E.
V. Biinif;amer will conduct the
PVT. FELTS AWARDED PUftPLJ&liEART
Private William Glertn Felts, left, son of Mrs. Isas
C. Johnson, of Radical, was wounded in action in the
Western Aleutian area on May 19, 1943, and has been
awarded the Purple Heart for his braverj', , Private
Felts was wounded in the left arm but details of hit in
juries have not been learned. However his mother has
been informed that Wf^condition it much improved and
try. On the right ir his brother. Pvt. Ivory Felts, who en- .
tiered the army in January and is stationed at Camp Ed
Officers Seize 25 Cases
Liquor; Arrest Aged Man
While looking for men
named in two indictments
returned in the special term
of Wilkes court last week.
Sheriff C. G. Poindexter and
Deputies H. C. Kilby and
Blaine Sparks on Wednes
day found 25 cases of ‘white
liquor in the home of Gus
Shew in the Windy Gap sec
tion of the county.
The liquor was in fruit jars of
the “short half gallon" size.
Shew, an aged man who lives
alone, said the liquor did not be
long to him. He was placed un
der bond of $300.
The grand jury Indicted Coy
Marley, Turner Marley and Webb
Byers as being federally licensed
liquor dealers. Coy Marley has
not been arrested but it is un-
iderstood that he will voluntarily
ishow^ up and fill his bond in the
I amount of $3,000. His son, Tur-
ner Marley, has filled bond in the
'amount of $3,000 and Byers has
! filled a $1,000 bond. It was
brought out in the investigation
that one Baltimore liquor house
billed over $25,000 worth of Ilquo-
to Turner Marley In July. Turner
Marley is only 18 years of age.
He told the officers that he had
not purchased or handled liquor.
Chester Jolly and Shirley An
derson have been arrested #nd
have filled bonds of $3,000 and
Investigating officers ran up a
“blind alley” in one instance
when they found that a large
quantity of liquor had been billed
to the name of a person who does
not exist, but who had been
granted a federal liquor license.
Plan Scout Course
1,000 DEAD IN
Ihe American Fifth Ar
my’in Italy drove slowly last
night into the last mountain
bsurier before blazing Na
ples as U. S. “Commando”
troops joined the French in
mopping up the island of
Corsica and the British won
Potenza and control of all
south Italy below an arc
from Salerno to Bari.
The Germans were evacuating
Corsica after leaving 1,000 dead
on the battlefield and several
hundred prisoners. A French
communique said enemy survivors
of their original 12,000 men were
being compressed into the north-
east_ corner of the French Island
in retreat from the Levie and
Bonifacio-Porto Vecchio region in
The German escape route and
its terminal porta of Bsstta on
Corsica and Leghorn on Italy were
kpilibe4 heavily by ' American
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Soviet troops, after ad
vancing 175 miles in 22
days, stood today on the
banks of the Desna Kiver
only 13 miles from Kiev,
while hundreds of miles to
the north, other Red Army
forces hurled back 12 Ger
man counterattacks and
slaughtered 8,000 Nazi first
line troops in a new break
through on the Smolensk
In a special order of the day is
sued today at the unusual hour of
4 a. m., Moscow time. Premier
Marshal Josef Stalin hailed the
capture of Demidov, 14 miles from
the Smolensk-Vltebsk highway
and railway, as the fail of ' one
of the most powerful German de
LENTZ-SCOTT CORRT COSTS ROT
LARGE AS OFFICIALS EXPECTED
The Lentz-Scott special term of court will not cost the
taxpayers of the countv as much as expected by offi
cials. The special term was in progress most of last
week at Wilkesboro.
The following is an itemized account of the court ex
pense as given out by the various departments through
which it was paid:
Clerk cost and one-half state witness fees $ 18.36
Grand jurors and special venire from
Board for Yadkin jurors —
Hotel expenses Yadkin jurors
Summoning jurors from Yadkin ...
Sheriff Inscbre, Yadkin, juEjr officer -.-L.
Judge Parker's ezpense'(salkry an4 fVpiii^)
The Old Hickory Council, Boy
Scouts of America, is conducting a
eouncll-w'lde Scout Commissioners
Training course this coming Sat-
urday. Sept. 25, beginning at 2:30.
and continuing through to 9 p. m.'
Sunday, the 26th.
Approximately 15 men are ex
pected to be present from Elkin,
Mt. Airy, Bobne. Winston-Salem
and possibly other sections of the
The training course will be
conducted by H. Banks Newmi n,
corjicll commissioner, of Wjnston-
Salem, and Tom Rath, council
chairman of the leadership train
ing committee, of Elkln._
- The meeting VUl he neid at the
Americj^ Legion but where the
men wjU eat, Meeit.and:wo?k ton
intortttpted except lor church Sun
The’-Methodist church has ex
tend^ im InTltstliqtt to the group
to ettenl In ti body.
'Alt mdmhot* of tbe local’Mmtes
dtetrtct ate expected to hare wp-
per with them at 6:30 Saturday
and all who expect to .go are asked
to notify Robert Gibbs or Gordon
Finley by Friday morning.
The Cubs will have their first
pack meeting in several months
Friday night at 7:15 et the Pres
byterian Sunday school building.
All parents of Cube or boys of
Cub age are expected to attend.
60 MILES FROM
Capacity Doublad amd Is
Now 264,000j ;Lar|^ In
' ■ Wastem Nortt
Allied forces landed at
dawn Wednesday off the
Japanese base of Finschhaf-
en, New Guinea, 60 miles
northeast of Lae, Gen. Doug
las MacArthur announced
The new* landing, directed at a
base which would complete Al
lied control of the Huon Gulf was
made in considerable force and
was opposed by the Japanese.
The Invading troops quickly
moved in six miles north — be
yond Finschhafen in a co-ordinat
ed land, sea and air operation.
Dixie Home Manager
Going Into the Army
Tuxedb" Hatchery.i^wWch larJo
osted In. Wllkeshorp, has aonhlod
Csnaclty of the hatMf^ now Is
which Mpkea It:- the
; fCbntluuadi oa Pag* rpar)
W; R. Hauser, manager of the
Dixie Home Store is thl%^ty. w«a
I Inducted Into the army a week -'
ago.JtodJtt:J^;’warbMta aerrlo# •
jlonsfc. Me. -Aaoser was ladacted
with a group from 8iti>kfl county.';
wh^A4 reglststad for 8a*
lee#l-'ldMire.; «1« mteeumr »
ibaa Boi'beea haai^.