I Boxes ffivei To
Lt. Blevias And
Meet In England
Serenty^ Families -In North
Wilkesboro Taken Care of
Durinf Holiday Season
Nei^^hbors Talk Of Home
News; Lt. Blevins Navi
gator On A Fortress
Seventr needy families in
\ Jkorth Wilkesboro were provided
.with Christmas Cheer materials.
Jrs. J. L. Clements, city wel-
I worker, assisted by Police
[Aef J. E. Walker, delivered
;^nnes of food, clothing, toys and
other materials to the families.
The welfare department provM-
ed help for 27 families, 18 were
oared for through gifts from the
First Methodist church and mem
bers of the North Wilkesboro
Lions Club provided for boxes lor
Sparta Man Kills
Wife, Shoots His
in-Uws, Kills Self
Sparta — Walter Maxwell, 64,
shot his wife to death, critically
injured her mother and father
and then killed himself in e
Christmas BJve tragedy at the
Plney Creek home of the in
laws, Mr. and Mrs. Will Pugh.
Mr. and Mrs. Pugh were carried
to Wilkes Hospital in North
Wilkesboro where attendants said
they were “doing pretty well”.
In an argument reportedly
evolving from his wife’s separa
tion from him. Maxwell fired one
blast from a 20-gauge double-
barrelled shotgun into his wife's
^ *K)dy and then sent the other
srge into the right hip of his
er-ln-law, 7 4-year-old Will
^ rs. Pugh, also in her seven
ties, grabbed a heavy stick end at
tempted to fight off her son-in-
.wbo .dwfw a knife
Opl. Mack Pipes was recently
promoted to his present rank at
Camp Forrest, Tenn., where ho
is now stationed. He entered
service a year ago and received
his basic training at Camp
Crowder, Mo. He Is now, a gun
ner. Cpl. Pipes is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Pipes, of Denny.
Japanese are Increasing their
aerial and ground opposition in
their desperate battle to hold New
Britain, sltfwlng down the Ameri
can advance on that vital South
Across Vltlaz Strait on New
Guinea Australians broke Japan
ese resistance on the Huon Pen
insula and sped ahead while
American naval planes in the cen
tral Pacific again struck at
Nanrn and the Marshall Islands.
Amtrican marines on Oape
buliorf 'uB (iieiit. according to
Mconnts. He then reloaded the
V Jiotgnn and shot himself through
tbe temple, dying Instantly.
Most of the flesh was torn
away from Pugh’s hip by the shot
gun charge, ambulance attendants
reported. They said his condi
tion was regarded as extremely
The shooting occurred about 8
p. m. Christmas Eve, shortly af
ter Maxwell showed up at the
Pugh home seeking his wife's
agreement to return v.lth him to
their home here. She refused,
witnesses assert, and Maxwell re
plied that they would “all die to
Mrs. Maxwell, 41, the former
Miss Ethel Pugh, had been sepa
rated from her husband for ap-
proxlmatelya week, it was report-
They have one child, about
four months old.
Besides the Maxwells and the
Poghs, only one person, Tom
Greene, wltneesed the tragedy.
kiet" flim'k otid
ran into reinforced Japanese po
sitions a mile from the airdrome,
their major objective on New Gui
nea, General Douglas MacArthur
announced today. Battling against
stiff resistance they advanced on
ly a half mile, compared with a
two-mile advance In the firs* 2 4
hours after their Invasion.
Mrs. Larry Wiles
Injured In Crash
•Both Banks Will Be
Closed On Saturday
Mrs. Larry Wiles, of Wilkes
boro route two, sustained a se
vere spinal fracture Saturday
when Mr. Wiles’ car overturned
three times on the highway near
Mr. and Mrs. Wiles were re
turning from Morganton when
their car struck some ice and be
gan rolling. She is a patient at
the Wilkes hospital. Mr. Wiles
was not injured.
Lt. C. E. Blevins, navigator on
a flying fortress operating out of
England, has been promoted to
the rank of first lieutenant, ac
cording to news received here.
Lt. Blevins writes that he com
pleted the required number of
bombing raids to be granted leave
from combat but will remain in
England and continue flying. He
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C.
Blevins, of Hays.
Lt. Blevins recently visited one
of his former neighbors of the
Mountain View community of
Wilkes county. Master Sergeant
Harlon Gilliam, who is also in
England. Lt. Blevins wrote his
parents that they had one grand
time, talking over old times and
exchanging bits of news from
home. He also stated that the
men working under M. Sgt. Gil
liam enjoy their work and tba.t
M. Sgt. Gilliam gets along
splendidly with the men. M. Sgt.
Gilliam Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Gilliam, of Hays.
A Christkias Gift
The Journal-Patriot editor
this Christmas r«x*lvcd some-
thiniil different as a Christmas
gift. It was a real watermelon,
g^rown in Wilkes county.
Mr. G. M. Poster, of Pnrleor
rente, sent In the water
melon Friday. The melon was
grown on his farm during the
snmmer and la still in an ex
cellent state of preservation.
Both banks here, the Bank of
North Wilkesboro and the North
western Bank, will be closed on
Saturday, New Year’s Day, Janu-
1, which will generally be ob-
,^.'ed ea a holiday. Bank custo-
joara are*urged to attend to their
banking needs Friday in order
that no inconvenience may result.
Room To Re-Open
Surgical dressing room of the
Wilkes chapter of the Red Cross
will re-open Monday on the regu
lar schedule, Red Cross officials
The quota for 1943 was reach
ed In mid-December and the sur
gical dressing room was closed
during the holiday Benson. Work
will now begin on the 1944 quota
and many volunteer workers are
asked to report in order that the
work may be carried out on sche-
Although six marriage license
were Issued during the Christmas
season, the Wilkes register of
deeds office had the lightest bus
iness In marriage license for the
holidays In several years.
License were issued by Regis
ter of Deeds C. C. Bidden to the
following: Willie Haynes, Ben-
ham, and Rosa Lee Wood, Trap-
hill; John Stall, Thurmond, sad
Connie Hinson, State Road; Bon-
son Spicer, Traphlll, and Bernice
Billings, Thurmond; Robert Bil
lings, Lomax, and Leona Shep
herd, Roaring River; Albert
Wood, Maryland, and Florlel Wat
kins, Hays; Odell Wyatt, Mc-
Qmdy, and Mazle Severt, North
At Grtiat '
Carolina Motor. Club Branch
OfTice Hero Will Ba Clos
ed On New Year’s Day
Claude H. BrcMdm, who was
recently promoted to his pres
ent rank of fireman, second
class, at the Great Lakes, HI.,
naval training station, is a son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Brooks,
of North Wilkesboro route One.
He entered service on October
22 this year and recently ar
rived home on 12 days leave
with his parents and his wife,
the former Miss Helen Louise
Opitz, of Oakwoods.
Local branch of the Carolina
Motor Club sold a total of 3,287
.state license plates for 1944
^through Wednesday, Dec. 29, T.
C. Caudill, manager, said today.
I In addition, the license bureau
has sold 355 North Wilkesboro
I Mr. Caudill said the license bu
reau, which is located on Ninth
‘street In a part of the Coffey
building occupied by Dick’s Re
capping Service, will be closed on
Saturday, January 1, New Year’s
Day. The banks here will also be
closed on that date.
Gets Promdt;i^ ^
R. A. F. VISIT
British heavy bombers return
ed to Berlin to blast the battered
German capital anew last night,
official sources said today, and
Swedish reports said the new raid
had left many fires burning In
the city, which was covered with
a great pan of smoke.
MAIL OR SEND
IN YOUR NEWS
This week The Journal-Patriot
has gathered all the news which
its limilted staff could handle, but
the editor realizes that it has beeu
impossible to gather all the per
sonal news items of the holiday
Knowing this, the editor is ask
ing that every person In Wilkes
county who had guests in their
homes during the holidays, or
who knows any news, to mail or
send in the news as quickly as
possible. Your cooperation thru-
out the year in furnishing news
items will be greatly appreciated.
However, attention is called to
the fact that the names of per
sons furnishing the news must
accumpiany any articles sent in,
although the names of contribu
tors will not be published unless
t. A, RoiBMiwtt wot
0»«Mr 3«W«dks' '
Tenn Beginning 17th
Technical Seigeant Cyril K
Hamby was recently promoted
to his present rank at Albany,
Ga., where he is stationed wi^
air corps troops. T. Sgt. Hamby,
son of^ Edgar Hamby, of this
city, to an army veteran of fonr
years service. Hto wife and son,
James Hugh, make their home
with T. Sgt. Hamby in Albany,
The Red Army has surged to
within 48 miles of the prewar
Polish border west of Kiev in a
spectacular break-through along
a 110-mile arc, continuing today
its offensive across flat steppe-
land that offered the Germans few
natural defenses short of the Bug
River, 200 miles away.
The Soviet power drive took
%50 communlUee in 24 hours, In-
been drawn for the
aeiti. teria of Wilkes superior
sobit^. which will convene on
A. Rousseau, of North
Wtikeabbro, resident Judge of the.
17th judicial district, will pre-
!slde over the term, which will be
'.tor three weeks and will be tor
trial of civil cases. The Wllkee
..bar association has arranged
I calendar of cases for the term.
I Jurors have been drawn by the
'county eommlBslonere for the
three weeks of court as follows:
A. T. Jones, Wilkesboro; J. I.
Lyon, Tmphill; Clarence Hender
son, Lovelace; Worth W. Vannoy,
North Wilkesboro; A. E. Wlngler,
North Wilkesboro; A. J. Brown,
Mulberry; C. A. Taylor, Stanton:
W. B. James, Wilkesboro; Claude
Clark, North Wilkesboro; W. A.
Alexander, Rock Creek; J. B.
Wiles, Walnut Grove; J. P.
Plwce, Reddles River; L. W.
Wood, Edwards: Prank Tldllne,
Edwards; W. C. McNeil, North
Wilkesboro; Bill Nichols. Reddles
River; K. D. Adams, New Castle;
W. A. Gregory, Somers; J. W.
Tale, North Wllkeeboro; Elbert
Fletcher, Jobs Cabin; Q. A. Mc
Neil, North Wilkesboro; Vannoy
Byrd, Edwards; Lawrence Church,
North Wilkesboro; A. C Prlvette,
Wilkesboro; A. V. Byrd. New
William I. Bumgarner, Red
dles River; Huie Hamby, Jobs
Cabin; O. K. Pope, North Wilkes
boro: L. M. Souther, Somers:
John W. Hamby, Elk; J. Y. May
berry, Walnut Grove; Clyde
Stokes, New Castle; Carl Vannoy,
arj Everett Caudill,
ter sf Christmas
Urns of bi|^ «x
plosive / and inobndiary libmbs,
Qerma^ said, and there were in-
dlcatloBS the new raid might be
one of the greatest ever.
Pfc. King B. Key
Wounded In L^
K yav iaFtaaw»>
tags wm gfcsss Hitler,
bito sad puppet Mnasailai.
Pfc. King D.-Key received a leg
wound during the capture of
Tarawa island In the Gilbert’s in
Latest news received by his
wife, yho makes her home In
North Wilkesboro, Is that he Is
Pfc. Key has been In service
with marine forces overseas for
the past 11 months in the Second
Man Is Fii
Money can figbt, buy bonds.
This Week Last Chance To Renew
Expired Subscriptions and Remain
On Mailing List of Journal-Patriot
After January 1 Tbe
Journal-Patriot will ad
here strictly to a paid-in-
advance policy On sub
scriptions as required by
law imd postal regulations.
Owners Of Vehicles Will Be
Allowed Until Jan. 31 To
Purchase State Tags
By virtue of a bill enacted into
law by the North Carolina Gen
eral Assembly at the 1948 ses
sion, owners af motor vehicles are
allowed until January 31, 1944,
'to,purchase their license plates.
Representing an extension of
time to tie tune of 30 days by
comporiso.i with the previous
statute, which made the use of
old Ucense plates unlawful after
pecember 31. the sUtewlds meas-
bts Is eapacted to prors
hstptnl to motmrlsto la Worth
Coleman W, Robwts. president
of XhtfoUn*; Motor slab, caned
sttoatlon to the Aaus In
UJtolav. wMehto ^
i tia osttn' •itf'^’Me jiit^ raiil.
a# Ha aai.ina^':
SftA a( WaMh
Throughout this month
this paper has carried no
tices that names of all per
sons not paid in advance
will be dropped from the
msuling list Jsmuary 1.
Hundreds have psud
their subscriptions iJiead
daring this month, but
there remain some who
will not continue to re
ceive The Journal-Patriot
unless they renew their
subsenptions this week.
The shortage of news
print makes it very neces
sary that every saving pos
sible be made in the use of
paper. We hH>« to be able
to have enough paper to
supply all those who keep
their suhscriptioos paid in
advance, birt it will bq bn-
posrible to carry past due
Mthscrhitloiis cn the Ust.
The list wffl b • revised
each moi^ nBid the
Salisbury.—Glenn Bell, a young
Wilkes county man, was fined
3784, had his automobile confis
cated, lost his driver's license for
a year, drew two additional fines
of |10 each and costs on two oth
er charges, and lost a cargo of
102 gallons of whisky when he
faced Judge Charles Price In
Rowan County Court.
The young man—he Is 18—was
charged with violation of the
state prohibition laws, with op-
enating a car without a license,
and with driving without an oper
Bell had 102 gallons of white
whisky in an auotmobile last
week when officers caught him on
the Cool Springs Road In Scotch
Irish Township. Sheriff’s officers
and a state highway patrolman
made the arrest.
Towi Tax Usting
Dates Are Ghren
Tax listing for the
North Wilkesboro will begin &t
the town hall January 3 and con
tinue through January 31. W. P.
Kelly is city tax lister and the
county tax lister, J. B. McCoy,
will also be at the town hall on
the same dates. This will be a
great convenience to the tax
Those who desire to list their
property in advance of the dates
may obtain blaVks from the
clerk’s office in the town hall.
Two babies were born Saturday,
Christmas Day, at the Wilkes
hospital. A son was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Quincy A. McNeill, of
this city, and a daughter was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Myers, of
Wilkesboro route two.
Paul Church, field supervl-
8or for the Farm Security Ad
ministration In Wilkes and
Alexander counties, last week
broufd^t to The Journal-Patriot
some giant turnips.
The two tnrnips, whicli are
now on dtoplay at The Journal-
Patriot office, tipped the scales
at nine and ten pounds each
when taken from the ground on
the farm of Arthur Meadows,
an FBA fanner, in Alexander
Cabin; G. H. Shouh, JoIm Ckbtnt
G. Warner Miller, WRkMboro; A.
G. Bumgariier, Reddies River; N.
H. Wiles, Moravian Falls; Guy
Brinegar, Walnut Grove: G. W.
Wellborn, Edwards; C. B. Hayes,
Mulberry: Q. B. Bliankenship,
North Wilkesboro; O. H. Bracey,
North Wilkesboro; L. G. Venable,
Traphlll; W. R. Vannoy, Wilkes
boro; T. H. Deal, North Wilkes
Jess Nichols, Wilkesboro; John
Adams, Reddles River; Millard
M. Blevins, Walnut Grove; T. J.
Hayes, Traphlll; Lundy Holbrook,
Traphlll; M. P. Tedder, North
Wilkesboro; J. R. Call, Wilkes
boro; R. S. Ferguson, Boomer;
Hubbard Greene, Elk; Ambrose
H. Roberts, Antioch; Tom John
son, Elk; George Combs, Love
lace; J. S. Steelman, Reddies
River; W. T. McNeil, Elk; J. C.
Bliackbum, Traphlll; J. L. Pierce,
j Reddies River; George G. Baker.
I North Wilkesboro; J. F. Collins,
’Traphill; John T. Irvin, Wilkes
boro; A. B. Fairchilds, Lewis
Fork; J. M. Brown, Rock Creek;
Chal Paw, Mulberry; Elijah J.
Nichols, Reddies River; Loremer
(John) Cleary, Union; A. S.
Greene, Jobs Cabin.
Pfc. Roby P. Yntos,
tloned at Oamp PhlObA
sns, has reoelved' n miHsI
goodomteot. Behas alMf^
tmtoed his (our hart
for fcrrlce In ttm
thoatoo Mrf fcy
SUGAR—Book 4, stamp 29,
good for five pounds, will ex
pire January IB.
GASOLINE—Coupons No. 8
in A book good for'three gal
lons became effective Nov. 9
and will expire February 8.
SHOBJS — Coupon 18 in'the
sugar and coffee ration' book
valid for one pair of shoes has
no expiration date. No. 1 air
plane Btamp in book three be-
oame valid Novmaber-1 for one
FOOD—Brown stampe. Book
3. meats and .fato L. M, N, P
and Q expire Jannety 1. R ex
poses January $$.' Green
stamps. Book ^ processed
foods, D, B an4 rjKpliv Janti-
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