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forttieT evideace w toe strenstn « tins counwy w Kwoittae MPVBim
I poteotUlwealthamoaiitstolSS^pM etpita. EveawIttl^beSl^f eurentware^peosest
our nab4»al debt Is «N^ fUM per capita. ^ .
Only a eonntry like ours could make sack e Seal witli its etoaeas: repay yon with Interest for
a loan ot your money to protect yon and yov nmily apalast enemies which would mnrdbr, rob,
or enslave yon.
'The nomber one “buy” for yon is the faml^r Series E War Bond. Twenty-seven mlUlco
n^eriean workers are baying Series E Bonds at m«^ate of ffM,000,040 a month, xonr Bilrd
Loan doty Is to bay at least one extra $100 Series E B«md above yoor Tegotor baying. Bay )
if yoa can.
Keep these facts in mind about theJSeries E Bmids:
They come in $25, $50, $100, $500 and $1,0M denondnatima. They seQ for 75 per cent their
maturity value. They pay yon $4 for every $3 invested if held until matarity, which is 10 years
from issuing date. .You may redeem them at any time 60 days after Issae without notice at stated
redemption values. Every Bond carries this redemption tame.
Annual session of the
Stone Mountain Baptist as
sociation was held Friday,
Saturday and Sunday at
Stony Ridge church.
J. A. Gilliam, moderator of the
. association, said more interest
j^was shown In church work than
* at any assoclational meeting in
the past 40 years. There was a
large attendance at each session.
Twenty-three of the 25 churches
In the association «"ere represent
ed and a total of 14 ministers at
The principal addresses were
delivered by flev. J. C. Canipe.
pastor of the First Baptist church
In Boone. Smith Hagaman. su
perintendent of Baptist hospital in
Winston-Salem, and Mr. I. G.
Greer, superintendent of Mills
Honge at Thomasvllle.
Mr. Gilliam was reelected
moderator of the association and
V. W. Luffman, of State Roed,
) wu named as clerk.
...-'The 1944 session will be held
w with Benham Baptist church and
Kev. Mlnter Blevins will deliver
*» —■th* latroducterT-eermott.
Pvt. Robert Hase Pardne, son
of Mr. and Sirs. R. P. Pardue,
of \orth Wilkesboro route two.
is now a' member of a paxa-
'trooper unit at Fort Bennlng,
Oa. Pvt. Pardne has been In
tile army throe years and has
been at many camps in sereiral
parts of the United States. An
article he has written about
Paratroopers appears elsewhere
in this newspaper.
On Cherry Street
Eight Leave For
Four Of Eight Will Be As
signed To Jacks'inville
Naval Aviation Base
Fire of undetermined origin
badly dn.magesi the 17-room apart
ment hou.se between C. M. Teve-
paugh’s home and Woodie's Inn
on Cherry street Tuesday after
When the alarm wa.s”turned in
the fire was all over the top story
of the large house but firemen
did an excellent job in checking
the flames quickly, thus savin?
part of the building and other
property in that vicinity.
The house was recently pur-
Eight 17-year-oid youtlus left
here by train yesterday for Ral
eigh, where they will have final
examinations for eiilistiii;; in th'^
Recruiter J. E. Huffman listed
four as being sent to the Jack
sonville, Florida, aviation L-ase,
ere they will undergo training residin
airplane mechanics and radio
J.j, They are Lester Atwoc^p
Ondger, North Wilkesbor^: ■
Calvin Coolidg^ Anderson, of
North Wilkesbofd' -route two:
Fred Willis Heraric, of Elkin
route one: and Phillip Ray
Thomas, of Hiddenite.
Others in the group of navy re
cruits were: Millard Lee Shew
of North Wlkesboro: Robert An
derson, of North Wllkesboro route
two: Thurmond York Bro.wn, of
North Wllkesboro route two: and
Audie Vance Farthing, ot Boone.
Mrs. Myrtle Freetond and was oc
cupied by a number of people, in
cluding Mr. and Mrs. Judson
Neaves. Mrs. Janie Moore and
children, Herman Davis, Mrs.
Juanita Hayes. Chester Shew and
a Mr. Hudson, an aged man who
was carried down-a ladder by fire
men from an upstairs room. Much
of the furniture of the sever.al
families was destroyed ’and badly
damaged by fire and wi.iter.
Some insurance was carried on
the bunding, according to reports
Mrs. J. l.j’ Clements, city wel
fare workeijf today asked dona
tions of furniture and clothing
for the people who lost what they
had in ^^he fire. Several people
ill the building are with
out f'|TiilUire. Iieds or clothing ex
cept Ivhat they were wearing at
the time of the fire. Those who
have any used furniture or cloth
ing which they can donate ore
asked to get in touch with Police
Chief J. E. Walker and arrange
ments will be made to pick up the
Will Meet Friday
A. K. Pearson
and Burial Servicaa
" Conducted Here Ye»ter*
Wilkes post of the American
Legion will meet Friday evening,
7:30, at the Legion and Auxiliary
clubhouse. All merabecs are urg
ed to attend.
BUY MORE WAi^l^NDS
OVER $900,000 OOUGHTIH WILKES
DOT $269,000 MORE NEEDED NOW;
RAISING QUOTA IS ON ‘MUST’ LIST
County Can Go Over the Top Again If Peo
ple Invest Idle Funds; Sacrificial Action
If Necessary Is Urgently Requested
€miird^artjpa|i North Wllkesboro.
If people of WilkM county wilLJ
chased by Oi-M.“Tev«f«»jth-“fwnff jwnomltt diirin* the la*t few day* df
campaign the quota of $1,169,000 can he readied, W
Haifacre, war loan chairman, iaid today. -
Total to date during the Third War Loan is slightly over
$900,000, which is still $269,000 short of the goal.
People of Wilkes county have
responded well, but there is now
need for .sacrifice if this grand
old county meets the goal set by
the treasury department as it has
done in every previous campaign.
The sacrifice in putting money
into war bonds, the safest invest
ment in the world, is in no way
comparable to the .sacrifice being
made iiy the fighting men fro.-n
Wilkes who face deatti to defeat
the axis powers on the fighting
fronts and on the high .seas in
every part ot the world.
FEW 0.4Y.S KKMAI.N—
Due to the fact that the time
for purchase >t E, F. and G se
lies bonds in the third war loan
has been extended a few day.-
Wilkes yet has time to meet the
quota, which is by far the largest
ever assigned the county and rep
resents a real test of patriotism
on the part of those who have
money—any money in amounts
from $18.75 up.
a job, a task, la duty for every
man, woman and chi'd who has
as much as $18.75 in idle funds.
This is $1 concentrated cam
paign to raise money with which
to carry on offensive operations
against the enemy, and those who
have -been buying regularly are
asked to buy an extra $100 bond.
No doubt many have already
sacrificed in order to buy bonds,
and no doubt there are many peo
ple in the county who have mon
ey and who huve not realized the
importance and the urgent neces
sity to buy bonds. It is to the
latter that the special appeal is
made to help put the county
gloriously over the top again.
Dixie Home Store
James C. Williams is now man
ager of Dixie Home Store in- this
city, succeeding W. R. Hauser,
who has entered the army and
will begin service October 7.
Mr. Williams’ home is in Hick
ory and for the past few months
was associated with the Dixie
Home store In Lenoir. For the
past nine years he has been con
nected with tne Dirie Home stores
in North and Sonth Carolina.
WllUame, his wife and son
E.4RJA' ACTION KSSENTL4I.,—
Early action is urgently re
quested, in order that the final
report may show that Wilkes has
again gone over the top and is
backing the attack on the enemy
being made by the brave men
who have gone out from within
the county’s borders.
At Fort Fliiger
Mrs. A. K. Pearson, well known
resident of the city ard member
ol one of North Wllkesboro’s best
known families, died at her, home
on Sixth street Tuesday afternoon
St five o’clock following a serious
illness of ten days. She had been
in in health daring the past year.
Jfrs. Pearson, widow of the late
A. K. PeJarson who preceded her
' in death two years ago the past
Auril, was tho daughter! of the
late William Lee White and Mary
I Lou Gray White, having —
’rbom at Moorosvllle.
04rs. Pears* was a woman of
fine ChristJaa type, and was
inown especially for her genial
ispoeition, and the ehawcteristlcs
lattypUy a good neighbor an^
early l*to Mr*-
lolnad the First Methodist church
joiaoo * consecrated
CAN BEACH GO.AL—
The good news now on the
home fronts that Wilkes county’s
quota, which looked very large at
the beginning of the campaign.
CAN BE REACHED. But it is
going to take much bond buying
on the part of many people. It is
OI TSIDKRS HELPING—
Mr. Halfacre today added to the
list of outside corporations who
hiave purchased bonds here an or-
der for $20,000 worth of bonds
placed by Sterchi Brothers, of
Knoxville, Tennessee, large vol
ume furniture dealers who have
purchased much furniture from
local industries, and an order for
$2,000 in bonds placed by J. C.
Penney company’s main office in
New York City.
THOUSANDS CAN HK1,P—
But most of the big ones.ure
to, and .th* Job ;ot-
quota is- the Responsibility of
thomunds^ bf. liidivldnala-- in
Wilkes county, who can purchase
bonds from $18.75 up to several
Why put if off longer? Go fo
your bank or postoffice today and
help Wilkes county over the top.
More Ixmd# for victory.
SUGAR—Stamp 14. good for
five pounds of sugar until af
ter October 31. Stamps 15 and
Ifi now may be used to obtain
sugar for canning, good for
five pounds each, valid until
GASOLINE!—Coupons No. 5
in A book good for three gal
lons became effective July 22
and will expire November 21.
SHOEIS — Coupon 18 in the
sugar and coffee ration book
valid,for one pair of shoes has
no expiration date. No. 1 air
plane stamp in book three be
comes valid November 1 for one
FOOD — Blue stamps U, V,
and W vljlid through Oct. 29.
X, Y, Z .valid from Oct. 3
through Nov. 20. Red stamps
X, Y and Z now valid for the
purchase of meats, fats, oil and
cheese will expire October 2.
Brown stamps in War Ration
Book No. 3 valid September
12, beginning with A, while B
became valid September 19.
FUEL OJL—New No. 1 cou-
p^ Class 4 fheet, gcidd for 10
ai^ 3; new Nbi 1 coupon. Class
S^Jtbeet, good lor 56 - gatlons
(6; units) expires January S;
new No. 1 coupon. Class 0
sheet, good for 10 gallons (1
unit), expires Sentember 30:
old No. 5 coupons. Class 2
sheet, good for 100 gallons (10
units), expires September 30.
AC Walter W. 0»« to«>•
gaged in aviation oSUiel: training
at Maxwell Field,- Alabama,
Walter was In aAooT’-at the
Unlyeirity of North- Carolina
where he volunteered for serv
ice and was indurted toto the
army air corps at Miami Beach,
Florida. He had been to train
ing at various points before he
was as.slgned to Maxwril Field.
He Is the son of Mrs. C. G.
Poindexter, and the late Walter
W. Call, Sr., of this city.
Of Allied Forces
Optimistic Statements Made
By Naval Officer In Letter
To Parents In This City
Commander Ernest M. Eller,
who is on the staff of Admiral
Nimlti, in command of the Pacific
fleet, believes that the people of
the axis nations soon will realize
that they face certain and decisive
•file views of (iommander Eller. * * ’ '
who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E.
E. Eller, of this city, are of much
interest to the people of this sec
tlon, not only because be is knowi-
here, but because of his hl?h po
sition in the navy and contact
with the high command.
The following excerpt from a
letter by Commander Eller to his
bather and mother here, dated
September 16. gives his views rel
ative to the progress of the Al
■'After an hour of tennis this
Sunday afternoop I have now had
my exercise and recreation for a
day or two and am fit to go
ahead with some more work,
which must be preceded, how
ever by a brief letter to you, let
ting you know that the passing
week has brought no perceptible
change in my condition or affairs
though it has effected vast ones
in the world at large. Both in
Italy land Russia our forces
are moving faster than I
thought possible, and perhaps
than the Germans believed. Tb-
effect upon German morale must
be shattered tor now it must be
clear to all leaders that the tide
Is ebbing fast. Only the stoutest
ot heart and most resolute will
now be able to avail the panic or'
defeat of hopes Ijnd belief in even
a eompromise peace. Not too long
and this same jlfespalr wUI pem»
trate down into the popalption It
seV as kDowMdcp> Jit .the defe.i'
^tfrts tov keep ttojm'^nnkniiwn".
The American Fifth Army
raced laat night to within a
few miles of ravaged Naples
and was expected to enter
the terrorized city at any
moment after driving the
Germans into full flight
across the coastal plains
near Mt. Vesuvius with
strong armored forces.
Castallamraare, the naval base
15 miles from Naples, and the
whole Sorrento Peninsula flank
ing the Bay of Naples to the
south, were in Allied hands.
‘In a broadcast from London,
Elmer Peterson, of NBC said the
Allied Armies should be entering
Naples by today.
(The German-controlled Paris
radio said the British fleet had
approached the Gulf of Naples.
Units of the fleet, the batteries of
which can be expected to assist
ground forces In the final push.
a/oa for several days).
SOVIETS ONLY 11G
MILES FROM OLD
In Naval Action
Another Auction At*'**"® r"
and renwl*el *
MMuber u*tU d«*th.
Burvlvlwi are'tJ®* *®“*
3r.. of Om«>*boro.
^ SSmSn. M«d •
X D O. Thr«« wothers,
of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Palmer,
ot WUbar, Is now stationed at
Fort Flagler, lYashlngton, Pvt.
palmer, who was assoedaited'
with his father in the luniber
.business before entering the
sewloe, was Inducted at Fort
Jackson, S. O., on January 91,
War bond auction at the
Liberty Theatre Tuesday
night netted $7,000 in war
bands. ■ '! *
B. Turner being the highest bid
, J der. Mr. Turner also bought an-
was- conducted imder apon- $l,000 in bonds to become
sorship of the Hi*Y club of kigkeat bidder on radio batteries
the North Wilketboro hi«h >i»d «« ^
aohool MMl 'apooaort .were l®‘^ithough‘* the crowd ‘ was not
pleaei^ with the remit*. jirezy large, the bond auction ,*f-
Another aucUon wlU be held to- forded, much merriment and wee
night, nlito o’clock, oh "
The Red Army rolled to
within 110 miles of both the
old Polish border in the
North and the Rumanian
frontier in the South yester
day in widely - separated
blows which captured Rudn-
ya, mid-way between Smo
lensk and Vitebsk, and
Kremenchug, on the east
bank of the Dnieper River
between Kiev and Dnepro
The victories, announced in two
orders ot the day by Premier
Marshal Joseph Stalin, resulted in
the capture of important towns
410 miles apart -In independent
Rudnya, 40 miles from Vitebsk.
marked a similar advance from
Smolensk along the important rail
line that leads to Riga. It is only
10 miles from the northern border
of White Russia, and fell in a Red
army drive that engulfed 120
towns.and hamlets. ,
^Hii catted It r "powerful ene
my stronghold and a. center of
conmuoicattons in the Vltelwk di
The advance was made by threa
Soviet divisions on the' Kallnia
Allied Headquarters. Southwest
Pacific.—A-ustralian forces Ifijvfi
advanced deeper Into the Jap
anese defenses around Finschafen.
enemy bash on the Hnon Penin-
Btila of,New Guinea, and Allied
fliers added to the devtistation of
)tbe (apanese air base at Wewak
with a raid that destroyed the
malt ammunition storage depot,:
an Allied communique revealed
■ Auatralluis north of -Flnaeha-
who have beau flgbl^ug.
ty cUi^; There will bp many morp
With many merchant* valMbhi arOetoe tree
the city donatinf Aueful ar-'u> the hlgbeet bond buyer*.
tide* to be auetkiaed off thl on Tumdi^ aigkA
the hithest biddm’t in itor-ibleaket Arent for fi.OM j
torie* -es mnetioaeer at the
art* dam, wa
abort vMt tbia
^leer,. of If
I hinae - for' -a.
week: with Kla.
ton*, a. .w.:
against bitter Japaneeq realstaaeeW^
tor aererhl day*, captured
memy post^ienu soedi of the
thtml tort#) vbieh maa a>bost
julle north of
toe the ne*6 thejf were'