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Rivm Of (H^iFrS VWw'?
■ Elveryone has hid the fact imprewed
; I upon them that rlvera of oil are needed tft
Seep our fighting nmchine runnttg. But
b^ond general estimates in. mfiliona of
barrels, figures are seldom^ publiAett
showing just how the oil is consumed, A
heavy bomber uses 200 gallons of gasoline
MONDAY, DEC. lOtli, 1943
Start Y. M. C. A. Fund *
North Wilkesboro is the best little city
we know anything about, but there is room
for imprbvment, even in the best.
#One great improvement for earb post
war action is the construction of a Y. M.
And now is the time to start active plan
ning for such an organization. And ac
tive planning means raising money.
There should be an organization formed
for receiving donations now for use after
Dr. A. C. Chamberlain deserves credit
for putting this idea before the civic clubs
here, and it is now time that the interest
reach the active stage and that the ball be
If you plan to drive a car over the
Christmas and New Year holidays this
year, the accident "cards” are stacked
against you, warns James S. Kemper,
nationally known safety leader and presi
dent of Lumbermans Mutual Casualty com
pany, Chicago. Every potential accident
producing factor will be in highlight.
“Coming on Saturday, as these holidays
do this year,’ Mr. Kemper said, “we can
expect an even greater number of acci
dents than we. would otherwise anticipate.
Accident statistics show that December,
with its long hours of darkness, is the peak
month for fatal accidents, and that Decem
ber 24th and 25th are the peak days for the
hYiday, Saturday and Sunday are peak
days in the weekly summaries. With all
these factors exerting their influence simul
taneously, it is apparent'that the holiday
week-ends present a real hazard”.
Judging from past experience, he said,
the hours of greatest danger in any week
are from 4:00 p. m. Saturday to 4:00 a. m.
Sunday. During this period, which ac
counts for only 7 per cent of the time, 18
per cent of the fatalities can be expected.
Lest They Forget
We are glad to quote from the Winston-
Salem Journal’s Friday morning issue the
“The North Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club is
making an effort to translate into action
the motto of its great civic organization,
Kiwanis International, when it urges our
Representatives in Congress to aid in ob
taining an appropriation for the construc
tion of a flood control dam on the Yadkin
River in Wilkes county.
“The motto of .Kiwanis is “We Build.” In
the building of a greater Northwestern
North Carolina, certainly one of the first
essentials is the prevention of disastrous
floods on the Yadkin, such as we had in
1916 and again in 1940.
What the North Wilkesboro civic or
ganization proposes is, of course, not new.
The movement to build such a flood control
dam was started long ago. If there had
been no war raging after the flood of 1940,
in all probability this matter would have
been attended to by the Government be
“It is well, however, for the North
Wilkesboro Club to keep our Representa
tives in Congress reminded of this Project.
' lest they forget that Northwestern North
Carolina is looking to them
the war, especially in view of the fact that
the Government has alrehdy made appro
priations and spent considerable sums of
Lney in making surveys,
completed and are now in the files of the
War Department in Washington.
’ "We hope North Carolina s entire del^
Miinn in CoBgr^ will unite behind this
THIS Aim *HA^n— - , .
Hia sdnlt to deftned m dw
an hour' at cruiiang speed, a fighting plane
190 gallons. The tanks alone in one ar- can there he freedom fr«^ fear
mored division bom 10,000 gall™ i» «” ~
advance of little more than 100 nulea,
while thousands of gallons, are also con
sumed by trucks, self-propelled guns, ar
mored cars, and other wheeled units. A
single destroyer on convoy duty bums
something like 214 thousand gallons of
fuel oil on a single round trip to North
Producing and refining petroleum, both
for ourselves and our allies, is the responsi
bility of the American oil industry. No
other nation is as well equipped to do the
job as we are. That oiir petroleum indus
try has been able to measure up to the load
imposed on it, is directly traceable to the
fact that it was developed and has been
maintained by private individuals working
under the persistent stimulant of competi
The nation is now being told repeatedly
by various public authorities that the oil
shortage is going to get far, far worse be
fore it gets better. These warnings are
nothing new to oil men any more than they
are to the public. Oil men themselves warn
that a serious shortage is impending and
point out that the main cause is an inade
quate price for crude.
Gloomy announcements from Washing
ton on oil and gasoline rationing are get
ting tiresome. What the public and the oil
industry want to know is what plans, if
any, are in the making to find and produce
more oil. So far the regulators have been
silent on this point.
• LIFE’S BETTER WAY i
WALTER E. ISENHOUR
Hiddenite, N. C.
HE CROWNS HIMSELF
He crowns himself with laurels rare
Who crowns his fejlowman,
By helping him in life to bear
His cross the best he can.
And live to bless the world about
With faith and hope and love.
And cast the gloom' and shadows out
And please our God above.
He crowns himself who gives his best
In thought and word and deed,
And bravely stands each acid test
Without a selfish creed.
And builds a character that’s grand
By helping others climb,
And for the sacred right to stand
And show themselves sublime.
He crowns himself who loves the truth
And hates the false of earth,
Who gives himself to lead our youth
To lives of noble worth;
Who wields the powers of his mind.
His spirit and his soul.
To help his fellows here to find
The pathway to the goal.
He crowns himself whose aim is high
Above the low and vile.
Whose purpose ii to live and die
A life and death worth while;
Who will not sell himself to wrong
For money, wealth nor fame;
Who will not act to please the throng
If that would hurt his name.
He crowns himself with jewels fair
That never fade away.
Who lives a blessed life of prayer
And walks with Christ each day;
Who gives hia royal gems of truth
And thoughts of mighty worth.
To bless the aged and the youth
And brighten up the earth.
He crowns himself who seeks no crown.
But only God and right;
Who seeks no fame and great renown,
Nor dazzling Earthly height;
Howe’er, his deeds on history’s page
Will be recorded there.
While he with patriarch and sage
Shall Heaven’s glories share.
BUY MORE WAR iONM
—Um ftdax. laSuctioa
may stUl a for
tba V. 8. 'Maitee
■IsaM ,to 4^ wiib tbit oiiiyiu-'
UoB, nlecifre smlc« otfleli||
■^arteB^report to 1%
men vlib derira to
bedone RariiuS''Should state tbat^
pMertoto ^’fhea asked, ahd they
ivffi be totottiawad by the Kartsie
rsjysSetoatltoa. at tsa eebtw- as
to adtltudNtottha corps. ItSsr
'eA iXm -ym la atoMS asery op- ^
poittfiatti' to Join tfia branch Of
their choice. >
ptoolona tires to bloiT' oat at any
minute? ... The nurse ■wouldn’t
tell the father about arrlra! of
triplets until he had flfilshed
shaTlns. . . . The salesman said
the suit was made of virgin wool
hut the prospective customer said
he cared nothing for the morals
of the sheep, what he wanted to
know was would the suit hold Its
shape . . . Worry Is defined as In
terest paid on borrowed trouble.
When a lady In a crowded
bus said she wished that good
looking gentlemen would give her
his seat five men got up . . . And
one of our favorite newspapers
had a three-line filler which said
they wondered what short skirts
would be up to next. ... A soldier
absent from parade said as his ex
cuse that the mule kicked the
sergeant in the head and he had
to fix It—the mule's leg.
YOU'RE TEUJNG U8—
Thi) world would be a better place,
(And there’s not a single ‘maybe’)
If Adolph Scblcklegruber’s ma
Had never had a baby.
-Mrs. Evangeline Baker.
Toe many people are claiming
the dishonor of being the 13 th
reader of this column. And some
people commenting on that edge
of the door In the .dark business
and stick of wood flying up and
striking left eye say that the
business of killing off the readers
down to the 12 has already start
We didn’t claim credit for this
idea of limiting the capacity for
number of readers. We borrowed
that from Alan Browning, Jr., Gab
Bag author of the ElWn Tribune,
who writes a most entertaining
A government official was In
charge of a rural census which had
instructed the old farmer to col-
im "» itod wimA.0P0:
mart.** Wgiirti Ii mil jreuff tN* ^
leet his dtoCkrof cve)^ dtocrlpflon
add have'^them hmded. "t dup^
pose that’k all right”, sighed the
farmer dolefully, *^bnt honest,
Mister, I believe I am going to
have a terrible time with them
bees”. ' ' V .
NOTICE SSRTING SlIRHONS
Htir PUBUCAflON \
State of North GurdlilUi,
In the Superior Court
Daisy McNea Coffey, Plaintiff
(]l^e Coffey, Defendant.
The defendant, Clyde Co^y,
will take notioe that ah action en
titled as above has been com
menced in the Superior Court of
Wilkes county. North Carolina, to-
wit; an action for divorce; and.
The said defendant will farther
take notice that he is required to
appear at the office of the Clerk
of the Superior Court of said conn,
ty in the Courthouse in Wilkes
boro, N. C., within thirty days af
ter the Srd day of Januazv, 1944,
and answer or demur to the com
plaint in said action, or the Plain
tiff will apply to the Court for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
This the 9th day of Dec.^ A. D.,
C. C. HAYES,
l-3-4tM Clerk Superior Court
Ir. L i CNfer
Office Located Next bear to
Office Closed Every Thursday
HELP KEEP YOUR t-AMILY FIT
by RETAINING the
Vitamins In Cookingf
MOST important in the Health-For-
Victory program are balanced diet and the
proper preparation of food so nutritive qualities
will be retained. Thousands of Carolinas house
wives are weH prepared to meet this demand
because they have the help of vi/umifed Eltctric
cooking whidi retains the essential vitamins and
minerals in food.
Use your electric range wisely to
contribute to health, prevent waste, and con
serve time and energy.
UDUKE POWER CD.^
Peace On Earth*
GOODWILL TO MEN
As the year 1943 approaches an end, we look
forward with hope to the day when peace has
again been restored to the world, and civili
zation brought closer together in the bonds of
friendship and brotherly love.
WITH THIS HOPE OP A BRIGHTER FUTURE, MAY WE AT THIS TIME EX
PRESS OUR WISH TO YOU AND YOURS THAT YOU ENJOY A MOST
PLEASANT CHRISTMAS SEASON, FILLED WITH HOPE FOR
MANY ADDITIONAL YEARS OF . . .
“Peace On Earth . . . Goodwill to Men”