$3000 Needed Now to
Put Wilkes Over
/ National War Fund chest tor
^Wilkes county Is still far short of
the goal, T. B. Story, chairman,
Approximately $9,000 has been
turned in, but that leaves the
fund $3,000 short of the $12,000
(juota, Chairman Story said.
In commenting on the cam
paign, Chairman Story polntel
out that many persons have not
been visited by workers for the
fund and that those can send
their contributions by mall to him
or to W. D. Halfacro, who is
treasurer of the fund.
In an urgent appeal to put the
drive over the top before the
scheduled end of the campaign
ecember 7, anniversary of Pearl
_arbor, it was pointed out that in
no Instance has Wilkes ever fail
ed to meet a quota to help dis
tressed and needy people, and
that much of the money will be
used to provide food and medical
care for destitute and starving
people of allied nations. Also In
eluded in the chest fund tor
Wilkes is $2,500 budget for Boy
Scouts and Girl Scouts.
This is a give once for all
proposition, and that Is why the
committee Is asking fqr liberal
donations from everybody who
MATTER IS URGENT,
t^fHE TIME IS SHORT. THE
OF WILKES COUNTS
ypT this drive over
Fbody’s pakt,^ what
Joe D. EUedge, seaman see-
tnd class^ recently completed
his basic training in the navy
at Bainbrldge, Md., and was
promoted to his present rating.
He is now stationed at Rich
mond, Vs. Seaman EUedge Is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman
EUedge, of Hays. He is in the
medical division of th« navy.
PARED WITH WHAT THE MEN
ARB DOING OVER THERE?
ANSWER THIS QUESTION IN
YOUR MIND AND THEN MAKE
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE
NATIONAL WAR FUND.
TRUCK RECAPPING — Ra
tioning restrictions have been
removed from recapping tires
of commercial vehicles with
grade A camelback.
GRADE 3 AGAIN—Grade 3
(war tires), whicli were tem
porary put in grade 1, have
been placed back in grade 3.
SMALLER RATION — Fuel
oil ration Issued after Novem
ber 30 ore not for a full year.
^^•but e proportionate part Is re-
T moved for the part of the
heating year which has passed.
CAR TRADES—After Janu
ary 1 every person who sells or
trades an automobile must
give with the vehicle duplicate
copies of a receipt from the ra
tioning board for gasoline cou
pons issued for the vehicle. In
this connection dealers must
Inventory all carg on hand and
r^)ort Inventory before Jann-
Steak and roast beef can come
to the family table more often
beginning Sunday — ration costs
of all beef were cut one to three
points a pound yesterday. An
nouncement of the cuts was relay
ed to district OPA offices from
the Office of Price Administra
tion In Washington.
In the other ration changes,
OPA sharply reduced point costs
of many canned vegetables and
made canned grapefruit, orange
and sauerkraut juice point free.
On the other side, point costs
of cheeses and canned fish were
raised. American cheese adr
velt, Prime Minister Church
ill and President Chiaag
Kaishek have held an his
toric five-day conference,
have hounded then* nations
in an agreement to beat Ja
pan into unconditional sur
render and to strip her of all
her imperialistic gains of the
last half century, and have
left for unannounced desti
(In Washington it w»o assum
ed that an even moro Important
meeting, particularly on the
European phases of the war,
would be held with Premier
Joseph Stalin of Russia. Reuters
dispatches from Lisbon, Portugal,
said the three had left for Tehe
ran, capital of Iran, there to meet
Stalin In the biggest United Na
tions conference of the war.
(Berlin broadcasts said the
conference already was under way
in Heheran—on the Russian sup
ply corridor where British-Ameri-
can-Russian wartime co operation
has had Its most consplclous suc
In an extraordinary atmosphere
of secrecy and precaution, the
three leaders of the United States,
Britain and China, representing
more than 1,000,000,000 people.
Postmaster J. C. Reins has oall-
ed attention to the fact that
. that Christmas cards mailed to
more than 1,000,000 000 p»ple addrwsfjl iwist be with
counting all those of the British Mnt ndii
pound and all canned fish except
oysters from 12 to 18 points.
Oysters go down one point to tour
All the changes are effective
Sunday. Reduction In pork ration
costs, previously had been an
OPA said beef ration costs are
being reduced because retail
stores will have 1,300,000,000
pounds of meat to sell In Decem
ber compared with about 1,000,-
000,000 pounds in November.
Porterhouse stsak drops from 12
to 9 points, top round from 13 to
10, 10-inch rib roast from 9 to
6,and rump roas; from 8 to 5. The
cut on hamburger Is one point,
from 7 to 6.
Release of additional stocks by
the War Food administration en
abled OPA to reduce point costs
on some canned foods. It slash
ed the cost of green or waxed
beans (No. 2 can) from 8 to 5
points, carrots, from 8 to 5, spin
ach from 19 to 12,
beans from 14 to 10.
Butter, still scarce, continues
at 16 points s. pound and oleomar
garine at 6 points.
surrounded by the highest galaxy these iirds do not go
of mlllfiary, supply and jwlltlcal oygjgegg. They go unto the mail
advisers, and deported it least baskets
three days before the news was
given to the public.
A communique issued ot the
tlons against Japan which would
“bring unrelenting pressure
against their brutal enemies by
sea, land and air.”
Mrs. J. P. EUedge
Last Rites Today
6000 Cords Marketed
In Wilkes County
Pvt. Caifton W. Wbeadey,
son of Mr. and- *Irs. N. G.
Wheatley, of Hay was wound
ed to action to 7 aiy on Novem
ber 8, accordtaq^ to information
received from the War Depart
ment. No details of his injuries
were contained to the official
message received by his par
ents. Pvt. Wheatley has beeh
overseas eight months. He saw
action in three battles in North
Africa and to the Victory pa
rade. He also went through the
Sicilian campaign before going
with invasion forces into Italy.
Pvt. Wheatley .:ntered service
in November, 1042, and receiv
ed training at Camp Wheeler,
Ua. Prevlonsly he was employ
ed at the Dan Uver cotton mills
at Scfaoolfleld, Va.
Go Overseas Only
As 1st Class Mail
first disa p _ _
fo an(|^ne-hslf cent
Attention Is also called to the
.„. Christmas mall address-
close declared they had agreed points within this country
upon a plan of military opera- ghouin bo mailed by December 10.
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Local chapter ot R. A. M. will
meet on Friday evening, seven
Funeral services for Mrs. Pau
lina Hayes EUedge, age 86, was
held today at Mountain View Bap
Mrs. EUedge, widow of the late
Joe P. EUedge, died at her home
Tuesday morning. Her husband
was a trustee of Mountain View
institute from the time it was
and" baked founded until his death several
Surviving Mrs. EUedge are four
sons and one daughter: W. W.
EUedge, who resides in Idaho;
C. EUedge, of Thomaavllle; Timo
thy and Sherman EUedge and
Mrs. C. E. Billings, of Hays.
Last rites were conducted by
Rev. A. B. Hayes and Rev. J. B.
es. Burial was In Bethel
ATCHES, 6 for -24^
TISSUE, 2 rolls 10^
should be mailed by December 10.
Mails will be delu|ted this year
with Christmas mail, and there
wilt be no assurance thut late mail
will reach the personp to whom It
was intended by Christmas. To
be on the safe side, mail now, Is
the advice from postal authori
i^erican Marines and
army troops lost 1,092 killed
and 2,680 wounded, on the
basis of preliminary reptnis,
in their conquest of the mid-
Pacific Gilbert Islands, Adm.
Chester W. Nimitz announc
But tor their total of 3,772 cas
ualties, in what Nlmltz himself
called the toughest battle United
Sates forces ever fought in the
Pacific, the American men wiped
out an estimated 6,000 Japanese
—all bat a handful killed—and
won an invaluable springboard tor
the offensive toward Japan.
Nimitz, who visited the Islands
last Sunday, admitted frankly that
Tarawa, where the Second Marine
Division from Guadalcanal bore
the great preponderance of enemy
resistance, was a great deal
tougher than had been expected.
Sgt. Cbrade Holder, son ot
Will Holder, of Hayv> la now
with U. B. forces to Sicily. Sgt.
Holder writes that he is getting
along o. k. and to tell every
Report Of Wilkes
For Year Is Made
Legion Will Meet
On Friday Night
Wilkes post of the American
Legion will meet Friday night,
7:30, at Yadkin Valley Motor
company on Ninth street. A large
attendance is urged.
Pfe. Dan E. Smoak
Soldier ReptHrted Is
Heard From; Beea In
Hospital Since Oct. 18
M. B. Bryan, extension farm
forester and chairman of the
newspaper’s pulpwood drive com
mittee in Wilkes county, today
reported that more than 6,000
cords of pulpwood have bten
marketed in Wilkes during the
past few months.
Mr. Bryan said that pulpwood
cutting is Just now getting Into
stride in Wilkes since farmers
who have completed harvesting
their crops now have time to de
vote to catting pulpwood, which
provides them with a good source
of income while helping a vital
phase of the all out war effort.
The slogan in the pulpwood
drive is to cut an extra cord for
every man in seiwice from the
The board of trustees of the bounty between November 11 and
Wilkes County Public Library met ‘ December 11. li appears that If
recently with the State Librarian, present pace is kept up the
Miss Marjorie Beale and conferred 6°®^ will be reached In Wilkes,
end adrised with her, cdhcemlng i Following Is Chairman Bryan’s
the local library. report on the campaign, together
Articles of incorporation were j with some helpful advice to farm-
drawn up and submitted tor ac-i®’’®’
jlon. I ‘‘The people of Wilkes county
Plans were made to enlarge the have responded admirably to the
scope and Increase the circulation ®®^^ pulpwood. A rough
of the library by forming small check of shipments from the coun-
llbrary groups in the Isolated and since July 1st shows that ap-
dlstant parts of the county where Proximately 5000 units or over
residents are unable to individual- ®-000 standard cords of pulpwood
ly reach the library. Responsible have gone out of the county in
persons would be appointed as that five-month period. The
community librarians, who would KTcater part of the shipments ori-
receive and dist ribute books In Ktoated in North Wllkesboro with
! thrir district; keeping track of smaller amounts from Roaring
the dlatrlbnted to them. i Hi^®L Ronda. and Elkin.
~ ~ I -record should not-dlov
throngh piar^i post of‘ttitSi«|h “own in our efforts to get out
the community librarian personal- puipwood because the need la
ly from the library, or in those more serloug now than it has
At License Bureau
‘33’’- JY MORE WAR BONDS
Registration cards tor motor
vehicles which are not claimed at
postoffices are being turned over
to the nearest branch office of the
Carolina, Motor Club selling auto
mobile and truck license plates.
If you do not receive yours you
may call at the office of the Caro
lina Motor Club In'the Coffey
building occupied by Dick’s Re
capping Service. Your card may
License plates for 1944 went on
sale yesterday. All are urged to
buy early and avoid the last min
ute rush during the last days of
—BUT WAR BONDS—
Pfc. Dan E. Smoak, son of Mrs.
Beatrice Barnes, of this city, who
had been reported missing in ac
tion In Italy since October 18,
wrote a letter from a North Afri
can hoapital dated November 3rd,
stating he had been there since
October 18 th. He flew from
Italy to Sicily, then to B'.zerte
and took a boat on in.
Pfc. Smoak was Inducted into
the army the 16th of November,
1942'. He was placed in the in
fantry and sent to Camp Walters,
Texas, where he took his basic
training and then was sent to
Greenville, Pa., to a replacement
center, where ho received his APO
number. From there he went to
New Jersey and then to New York.
He was sent overseas in four
months and landed In Africa the
31st ot March, 1943. He spent
about tour months training in Af
rica, then from there to Sicily
where he saw action In the Sicilian
campaign, then was taken from
the 7th Army Into the 6th Army
In Italy where he saw action un-
H1 October 18th, when he was
The many "friends of young
Smoak are rejoicing to heir of Jiis
safety in a North African hofliital.
Money can H^t, toy bonds.
Subkriptioiis Not Paid In Advance
I _ mm m
district where Home Demonstra
tion Clubs are operating, through
the club. Communities interested
should contact the board of trus
tees' secretary, Mrs. J. C. Reins,
North Wllkesboro, or Mrs. Annie
H. Greene, the county home
National Book Week with the t°
slogan, "Building the Future with
Books”, was observed by the li
brary from November 14th to
20th. The circulation tor the
week was, juvenile 316, adult
280, total 695.
Some ot the new books are:
‘‘Just Around the Comer’’.
“Puppies tor Keeps”.
“Soldiers, Sailors, Fliers and
"Lucky Little Lena”.
“Enjoring Our Lang”.
"Big Red”. (Horse story).
“Willy Nilly, the Penguin”.
“NIcodemus Helps Uncle Sam’’.
“The Happy Book”, (pictures).
"House Boat Summer”.
“Santa Claus In Santa Land”.
"The Ro.be”. Fiction.
“Under Cover”. Non-flctlon.
“Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo”.
"Journey Among Warriors”.
“Men In Motion”. _ Taylor.
(Ooatinneo on page elgkt).
been at any time In the past. With
the winter just coming on and
most of the farm work completed
tor this season, now Is the time to
really begin to cut pulpwood.
“Now Is the time to dispose of
rough end defective timber that
I Is not fit tor lumber and the time
thin out our young
K. Of P. Meeting
Januaiy 1 Will Be Taken From List
PVDOD—Brown stamps. Book
I, gteats and fats G, H, J, K,
expire December 4, L end M
expire January 1. Green stamps
Book 4, processed foods, A, B.
expire December 20. D, E,
F valid December 1, expire
yUEL OHr—New No. I cou-
BOa; Ctose 4 sheet, good for 10
^bob (1 nnlt). «Pire*
r No. 1 coupon, (Hass 6
good for 16 gaUons (6
. expires Jwnnry $; new
1 eonpoa. dass 6 sheet,
tar SSO gallons (2$
.1), cxplrs Jaanary ».
Names of all persims
OLD subscriptions to
|~|a^e Journal-Patriot are
ot paid in advance by
anuary 1 will be imme-
iately removed from the
Rev. GetMTge W. Cooper, radio
evaageUst of statton WHKT to
Hickory and WNOX, Knoxville,
Dean., trill preach oa Friday,
Satnrday and Smiday nights to
Hie baRdtog next to the town
hall in this city. Ben rices wtU
begin each night at 7:SO and a
ooraial mvitamm is extended
the poblle to attend. Rev. Mr.
Cooper is well known here,
where bo eoadtacted a
vtval dmfng ^
The circulation of The
Journal-Patriot has been
growing by leaps and
bounds, and with the
newsprint shortage so
acute, it U imperative
that no papers be sent to
persons whose subscrip
tions are not paid ^ ad
Like ev4»7thing else, the
cost of prodacia'f your
paper has been gtoig.np,
but the snliseription price
remains the samq' $1.80
per year in Nortii Cardito
and IX.00 per ytoir to any
point outside of North
Many other new^ap-
ers, some in this part of
the state, have recently
raised their subscription
pri ;e, and if subscribers
do not pay promptly it
may be necessary to raise
the subscription price of
The Journal - Patriot, a
step we do not want to
ta%p unless * absolutely
necessary to continue
rendering good newspaper
AH readart of this news
paper .toreby given,
notice toat eftor Jaamaj
1" aU sdwo^ptions , must
be paid in advanM^vand
all wfll be IrMtod with the
Eueuinie . -
label now, The first fig
ure meaps the month and
the second the year, in
which your subscription
expires. For mstance:
12-43 means your sub
scription has just expired
with the beginning of this
If your subscription is
not paid in advance, yon
have through, December
31 to pay it ia advance
and make sure. that your
paper will continue to su>
rive. /tfter January 1 all
nanses will be ramoved
from the subscription lists
ns tto 'siSbscjfi|iitif»s en>
pto, unless runewajU ere
reeulved prior to .expito-
tikns'daie.^ ...v- •-
BUT MOM WAR BbilM
■ ""-...sa '7‘ .
There 'will be second rank work
In the Knights of Pythias lodge
meeting Monday night. 7:30, and
a large attendance is requested.
stands by removing the rough,
crooked trees and leaving a stand
of straight, healthy trees to gro'«'
high quality timber tor our fu
“Our government is continually
urging us to produce more pulp
wood but it does not want us to
resort to destructive methods of
cutting to fill our needs. Let us
put the rough, low quality trees
into pulpwood and leave the high
quality trees for our present and
future lumber supply.”
News Of Girl
Scout Work In
Returns To Camp
PvC daa MMceboa
to OaaqMWba, DL, afbsv
tog dayaf tarfaqi(h wnn
Aiirfivw htML Pvt. Itooe to
tom auleitog flue anqr hcM ^
wMi -900m tium Tto OW
Girl Scout leaders of North
Wllkesboro and Wllkesboro will
meet tor their final training ses
sion with Robertine K. McClen
don, traveling Girl Scout execu
tive aeeretary, on Mondky night.
December 6, from 7:30 to 9:00
o’clock in the Girl Scont ^ffice in
the city hall.
“The Girl Scout organization
has long believed in giving the
best possible training to all its
volunteer workers,” MrS. R. T.
McNiel, training chairman of the
local Girl Scout council aiid:
“Tbat is one reason, and maybe
the J>lggest one, why the council
makes its possible for our own
leaders to take their training at
home with traveling professional
Girl Scout workers trained es
pecially to give them the help
they need. In the six weeks that
Miss McClendon has been here, aJl
our leaders have had special con
ferences with her to plan their
troops, work, considering the
needs of the girls to their troops.
We all feel that our girls have a
rich year ahead to their program
activities. Now as never before we
most straagthaa onr Wllkesboros
glrlsitower so tto It will be avail
able for toorsased conuaaalty
The - legalarif raoathly meatteg
of the Gill Seoat OoeasH Mti
held Oh . MoxftoyiatosnilW
o^her S. at 1:10 o’eloeif Oh fh*
dill Beout (MMe to the hilr haO.
iRs. T. A. Ftaley, ooBUBtoatoaer. %
prealde onr the . toeetiBg.
Full committee fepoirts wUl he on ^ £
Bte agenl3a. “ «f
ageacy of the Hritafl Wat toad.^