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iSDAY, APRIL i2,19S4 Published Moudayv and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., VOL. XXyut, NO
(eM h April
To Have Com-
' mtmevmmA Btiircises Dur-
^/■fc TT»is Month
Information Rejpurding Other
J^jTOCrams Expected To
^ Announced Soon
Plans sre now being made tor
district commencements in each
of the eight,school districts of
^ These commencements will be
r held either the latter part of
this iflonth or early in May.
R Each district was allowed to
set the date for the commence
ment eierciaes and for this rea
son. dates for all groups were not
STailable at the office of County
Superintendent C. B. Kller yes
terday. However, the program
for all the districts are expected
to be announced soon.
Programs for the Mount Pleas
ant. and Wilkesboro districts
were released yesterday by the
Jj^l2.^ntral high school principals.
Oil Top of Crime
Dr. A. T. AOen To
Speak At Scliool
IFinals On May 7th
State Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction To Deliver ‘
SERMON BY OLIVE
Program Announced By
The Group Commencement tor
the seventh grade pupils in the
Wilkesboro District will he held
Saturday. .April 2.s. There will he
a morning class day program he.
ginning at 10 o clock and an aft
ernoon field, day program begin
ning at 1:.10 o'clock. .All seventh
V grade pupils and their parents
are urged to attend. Only sev-
t enth grade pupils can participate
in any of the exercises.
The program will perhaps be
- as follows:
I. Song. .America, all four
verses, by all seventh grades.
> 2. Address of welcome, by
M Boyd Cook, class president. Wll-
' feesboro pupil.
0 3. Salutatory address, pupil
.‘Snaking second highest on sttfle
i ' test. Billie Pruitt. Oakwoods.
4. Class history, pupil from
5. Prophecy, pupil from Cran
' 6. Song, pupils of Bcomer
7. Class Poem, pupil of Mo-
! ravian Falls school.
8. Song, pupils of Oakwoods
9. Class Will, pupil of Goshen
’ 10. Gifts, pupil of Oakwoods
II. Valedictory, pupil making
highest grade on state test, Vir-
Mfoia Miller. Wilkesboro.
^12. Radio Messages. Any school
may enter any one exercise it
wishes which must necessarily be
brief, (a) Playlet. GUreath and
Cherry Grove schools: (b) Tap
Dance. Moravian Fails school;
(e) Song. Wilkesboro Pupils:
(d) Piano numbers, Wilkesboro
,pupils; (e) Song. Moravian Falls
13. Presentation of Diplomas
[d awards by C. B. Eller.
16. Song, The Old North State,
(P^rst, second and fourth stan-
*a«) “by all seventh grade pu
16. Noon, 12:30 to 1:30.
1. Girls Relay. 50 ft. Any
school having five or more 7th
gnde e'fl® furnish a team.
, Boys Broad Jump. One en-
with one trial from each
f*. Boys High Jump. One en-
:r*i»l with one trial from each
Los Angeles . A mnliature
radio set. weighing less than two
pounds and worn on Sam Browne
belts by policemen on duty. Is
the newest development In the
crime chase l>y John Law. The
set was invented by R. O. Gor
Dr. A. T. Allen, of Raleigh,
state superintendent of public in
struction, will deliver the liter
ary address at the annual com
mencement of the North Wilkes
boro city schools, it was an
nounced late yesterday by W. D.
Halfacre, superintendent of the
The widely known educator
will speak on May 7. the closing
night of the commencement pro
gram. The graduating exercises
will be held on that date at 8
p. m. There are 42 candidates for
diplomas of graduation from the
Tile commencement program
Chester, Pa. . . . Charles Fritz
(above), 6 years old, 6 feet, 4
inches tall, and weighing 120
pounds, entered school last Fall
and advanced from the first
grade to the fifth in 6 months.
Teachers say he is exceptional in
all studies and has the mentality
of the average high .school fresh
man. Neither of his parents at
gels under way on Friday eve-j CUCDIpp
ning. May 4. at S o’clock w'hen 1 iJlllIiIVirf Vj£ a l3
class night exercises will he giv- j
Cornerstone Laying Ceremo
nies To Be Held At New
Schoolhouse May 6
FINISH Bl'ILDING SOON
Meml>ers of the Junior Order
of United .American Mechanics
councils of Wilkes will have
charge of the cornerstone laying
ceremonies at the new Ferguson
school building on May 6. It was
Councils which will take part
in the ceremonies are Nortli Wil
kesboro. New Hope. Rom^—aa4j
The ceremonies will include
the presentation of a flag and a
Bible to the school by the North
Wilkesboro council. !
The new Ferguson school |
building, replacing the old struc
The baccalaureate sermon will
be delivered Sunday morning,
.May 6. at II o'clock by Rev.
Eugene Olive, pastor First Bap
The complete program for the
Sunday service follows:
Prograin Suiula.v, May >
Organ Prelude. Miss Ruby
Processional: Lead On, Oh
King Eternal, choir.
Invocation. Rev. W. A. Jen
kins, pastor Methodist church.
Hymn Number 32. Congrega
Scripture. Rev. W. A. Jenkins.
Prayer. Rev. C. W. Robinson,
pastor Presbyterian church.
AnVhem: My Task. Choir.
Special Term of
Eugene Trivette Sends Peti
tion For term To Gprer-
SOUGTH FOR JUNE 18TH
Is Requested For Purpose of
Disposing of Tilley and
$1.00 IN THE SIA1
ill ,1,11 irmniiiii
11.50 OUT OF THE STAI ,
ig"i!i'..ai'.-u " I
Joe McLean. Oscar Elliott and
Ralph Minton Taken In
FEED STORE LOOTED
Three men alleged to have
been parties to the robbery of
Miller-Pharr Feed Store here
were arrested yesterday by Sher
iff W. B. Somers.
Joe McLean, a former em
ployee at the local store. Is said
to have confessed to breaking
Into the store a number of times
and removing chop and fertlliz-
A request for a special term ot|
court Jbeglnning June, 18th and I
continuing for two weeks was ■
dispatched Tuesday to Governor}
J. C. B. Ehrlnghaus by fiiugene I
Trlvette, president of the Wilkes
The special term Is sought for
the purpose of disposing of the
Tilley and Eldridge murder cas
es which were continued by con
sent at the March term.
Whether the special term Is
called depends largely upon
upon whether a judge Is avail
able at that time, It is *«nler-
stood. Tile two cases, which have
received nation-wide publicity,
were on the calendar at the re
cent term, but were continued
with a special term in mind.
Mrs. Luther Tilley, one of the
five defendants in case growing
1 nut of the death of Leoda Chil-
' dress, obtained bail a short time
ago, but Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
TjUey and their sons, Luther
ami Clyde, are still in jail.
Both Luther Tilley and Win
field Stanley, under indictment
for the murder of Andrew Bid-
ridge seven years ago, are in the
B. E. Smoak^^
I Citizen, Is Di^
. V _
Funeral Service Con4mriM at
Residence bi Wilkesboro
NATIVE OF S. CAROLINA
Prominent In Business Af
fairs For Many Years;
Here For 50 Years
D. E. Smoak. Sr., one of Hie
I best known citizens of Wllken-
I boro, died at his home Tut
Washington . . . Mrs. Anne
Lindbergh (above! as she" ap
peared here to be honored ■ with
the Hubbard Gold Medal of the
National Geographical Society in
recognition of her radio work
with her famous 'husband on
their European tour last sum
mer. She Is the first woman ever
to receive the Hubbard Medal.
PLAN TO FORM
mprning at 1:45
ing a serious iUnesX of
weeks. He had been lii poor
health for several, months, hin
health gradually declining until
Daniel Blliott Smoak, a native
of Orangeburg, ,S. C., had resldei
In Wilkesboro for nearly fifty
years. He came to Wilkes from
Winston-Salem where he was en
gaged in business^for a short
Entering the real estate busi
ness in Wilkesboro about the
time the railroad was built here.
Mr. Smoak later manufactured
brick and for a time was engag
ed in the produce business. Later
he opened a furniture store here,
establishing the Smoak Furni
ture company which bears his
name. A little more than a year
ago,, he opened tlie Smoak Range
company store in Wilkesboro and
operated it until bis last nines*
i forced him to give up active
Meeting To Be Held Tomor*'management of the business.
^ mi. oU Vilo Anfiro f*a
row Evening At Courthouse
TO BE HELD AT 7 O’CLOCK boros.
Throughout his entire career,
Mr. Smoak was active In th*
business affairs of the Wilkes-
Will Be Held At Union M. E.
Church, West of City,
Mr. W. D.
tiire which was burned, is soon to | church.
dimmencen.ent Sermon. Rev.
Eugene Olive, pastor Baptist
er. He is in the county jail lu |
! default of bond.
Oscar Elliott, who operates
he completed. It was built
county and CWA funds.
Prof. C. B. Eller, county Sup
erintendent of schools, who is a
member of the local Junior coun
cil, will be in charge of the pro
Hymn Number 40. Congrega
Benediction. Rev. C. W. Rob
Postlude, Miss Ruby
A zone meeting of the
, I WBUai’ E^lllULL, W UU CUCii “ I man’s Missionary Society of the
* I store at Cricket, is charged with Methodist church will be held at
receiving stolen goods knowing | Union Methodist church, three
them to be stolen and Ralph Min- i miles west of the city just off
ton is under indictment tor haul-1 the Boone Trail highway, Tues-
ing the stolen merchandise. El-1 day_ April 17. The meeting will
Plans for the organization of
a labor voters league will be
made at a meeting to be held at
the courthouse in Wilkesboro to
morrow evening at 7 o'clock.
Members of labor union ~or-
ganizations and their friends
have been extended invitations
Complete information regard
ing the proposed organization
was not available today, but is
Legality of School
P.-T. A. Meeting
.Meeting Of Yeur Will
Held Tills .Afternoon
"(Continued on page eight)
Supreme Court Affirms Rul
ing of Lower Court In City
The North Wilkesboro Parent-
Teacher Association meets in the
school auditorium this afternoon
at 3:45 o’clock. It will be the
final meeting of the school year.
liott secured his liberty under
bond of $1,000 and Minton was
freed under $200 bond.
, I McLean is said to have entered
I the store through the rear base-
, ment door a number of times and
boldly carted the chop and fer
tilizer to the outside for loading.
Passcrsby suspicioned nothing
since it was generally known that
he had been and so far as they
knew still was an employee.
C. H. Hulcher, proprietor of
Miller-Pharr company, said
begin at 10:30 a. m.
A basket dinner will be served
at the noon hour.
All churches in this zone are
expected to be represented at the
The public Is cordially invit
ed to attend.
learned that the meeting is not
in the interest of the recognized
labor party. It is proposed unite
union men and their friends in
the league for the mutual bene
fit of all concerned.
Meet Here Tonight
Whitener For Bench
The Republican party has a
candidate for chief justice of the
__ state Supreme court in the per-
...J, he j son of A. A. (Mike) Whitener, of
had missed at least three truck 1 Hickory, it was announced Tues-
loads of feed and fertilizer. i day.
Plans To Be Male For Conven
tion Of Postmasters In City
Early In .luly
The legality of the school elec
tion here last August when citi
zens voted to supplement state
funds with a ten-eent levy was
upheld in a decision handed
down yesterday by the North
Carolina Supreme court.
The court affirmed the decis
ion of the lower court which rul
ed against the plaintiff. The ac
tion was brought by a number of
local citizens who contended that
the city was not entitled to col
lect the levy because the election
was not properly called and con
Horton Drug Co.
To Reopen Soon
Fire of Unknown Oriigin De-
I stroys Building and All
The three-room school bund
ling for the colored, located in
^the eastern part of the city, was
i^oUlly destroyed by fire about 4
po'cloek yesterday morning.
The building, including desks
! and other equipment, was burn-
*‘ed to ashes. The origin of the
tire i* not known.
An alarm was turned in, but
before members of the volunteer
department could reach the
^acene, the tlr« beyond con
W. D. Halfacre, superintendent
of th* city school system, an-
nopaced - yesterday that the term
jmq be completed in tbe three
" ||ko churches of the dty. The
’ehUdrem had a holiday yesterday,
bat -usthraed to their studies this
Foster & Allen Now Engaged
In Remodeling Building
Horton Drug store, wlifch was
recently burned out in one of the
most disastro'-j fires of the year,
will reopen early in May. it was
learned this morning from the
proprietor. Palmer Horton.
Contract *ror renovating the
building was let to Poster & Al
len this week and workmen are
now engaged in reparing the
damaged portions of the build
The grand reopening is now
being planned. The store will re
open with complete new fixtures
and a full line of standard drug
merchandise and a larger and
more complete stock of usual
drug store merchandise.
MAJOR POINTS IN CODE FOR PETROLEUM
INDUSTRY ARE EXPLAINED BY OFFICIAL
.Major points in the code of fair j, MAIN POINTS IN
competition for the petroleum in
dustry were explained by Chas. I
A. Brown, executive secretary of
the state petroleum code commit
tee, at a meeting of oil dealers
and service station operators at
the courthouse in Wilkesboro
Speaking on the essential pro
visions of the code. Mr. Brown
declared that oil dealers, both
wholesale and retail, must set
ilieir houses in order and comply
with the code. Unless this is
done, violators will be prosecut
ed, he said.
The meeting, which opened at
8 o’clock, was presided over by
F. C. Forester, a member of the
state committee, and chairman of
the local sub-committee which
will be responsible for compli
ance with the code. Forty-nine
representative dealers from vari
ous sections of the county at
tended the meeting.
Mr. Fore.ster presented Mr.
No helper at a service sta
tion may work more than 48
hours per week or reci'ive less
than XI4.00 jier week.
All l,ea1ers must i>ost oil
and gasoline prices and sell at
the prices posted. No reliate or
discount Ls allowed.
Providing free) storage for
automobiles, giving away tire
covers or the offering of any
Special inducement to secure
Xiatronage are not pemiissabie.
Employees are not allowed
to loaf about the station at
wliich they regularly work
when they are not on duty. If
are about the station,
they are considered on the job.
All help must
years of age.
be over 16
The speaker pointed out in the
beginning that no helper is per
mitted to work more than 48
hours per week and must he paid
not less than $14.00 per week for
his services. He Insisted that all
dealers comply with the code and
save prosecutions. It Is not the
desire of the local sub-commit
tee to prosecute anybody, but it
is their duty to see that the code
is complied with. As a result,
there may be some prosecutions,
All retail dealers must post
the price of gasoline and oils and
must sell at that price. No rebate
Is allowed under the code, Mr.
Service station operators who-
run a store In conjunction with
their oil business cannot work^
their help In both bustnesse.s
more than 48 hours, he explain
Dealers are not permitted to
Several postmasters from dif
ferent sections of the county and
representatives of the leading
civic organizations are expected
to attend a meeting tonight at
which plans will be outlined for
the entertainment »of Nqrth Car
olina postmasters at their an
nual convention here early in
July. The meeting will be held
at 7:30 o'clock at Hotel WGlkes.
'The Journal-Patriot has been
requested to state that anyone
who might have a suggestion to
offer regarding North Wllkes-
boro's part In the, convention is
cordally invited to attend this
Shell Kills Four
A World War artillery shell
that four children found in a
field near Barwowice, Poland,
exploded unexpectedly Tuesday
and 'killed all four children.
Name Too Long
Brown, who proceeded to explain
the code in an informal manner. ]
(Continued on page eight)
Square Dance .
An old-time square dance will
toe given at the Legion-Auxiliary
Club House next Tuesday eve
ning, beginning at 8:30. o’clock.
The Legion and Auxiliary are
and Ralph Swaaeon will
furnish the mnslc tor the oecas- ^
ion. A large crowd is expected
LATEST NEWS BRIEFSFROM STATE AND NATION
President Roosevelt ended his
two-weeks vacation in southern
waters yesterday and is en route
today from Miami, Fla., to Wash
Store Sales Jump
A big jump in March depart
ment store sales which shot them
44 per cent ahead of March 1933,
was announced yesterday by the
federal reserve board.
the Security State baric at Sterl-
ingi Colorado, yesterday. Offid^
of the bank were seized and cariied
two miles out of the city before
being released. ~
Mad Dogs Active
Seventeen persons in Gastonia
are taking the Pasteur treatment
for rabies after having been bit
ten or exposed to three dogs, two
of whom were known to have
been suffering from hyiLvphobla.
..’^Six persons, MV. snd Mrs. A. J.lt o Represehtatlve Robert L.
£Uix Found Dead
Pour or five Pobb«8 |«med — ; - ■ - . , , - -
machine guns, took |34J»0 their _threu goughton of UrareT
children and Mrs. Freudenfleld’s
mother, were found shot to
death at their honre in Minne
apolis, Minn. Tuesday. Pollee be
lieved it was a case of five mur
ders and a suicide.
Donghton Again Honored
The honor of representing
North Carolina on the'** Demo-
cratic congressional ri committee
that has for years been held hy
ehg late Representative BSdward
W. Pou of-SmitMield has passed
If there had been a news
paper in Taylorsville or Wil
kesboro to chronicle the death
of one Alexander girl in 1863,
putting the yonng lady’s name
in the headlines would have
been a problem.
.John XeveiMiugh, accompan
ied by Mrs. Tevepaagh and
frUtads, discovered tills Inter
esting bit of information Sun
day while out On a motor trip.
A tombstone, bearing the^’fol-
lowing inscription, was locat
ed in Bethel cbnrch cemetery
on the VaaliH read abmrt fhre
miles from the TaykKravBlo
M^way in noitbera Alezan-
■ At Rest
Nancy T. T. L. ». lU JU BC, V.
'•■j:. C; Queeh" J-
Bom .January 10, ‘^1856!
Died November 13, 1868
Mr. Tevt^ugh learned ffom
other sources tltet the full
name of the little girl, whose
initiala must have givra the
moauuKktt firm .juite a
waa: Vmmer Tbpetda Tol^m
“ ■ Vi ^
was a member of
Wilkesboro Presbyterian church.
His first marriage was to Miss
.\gnes8 Riggs Rickenbaker, of
Orangeburg, S. C. Surviving from
this marriage are the following
children; Mrs. N. B. Greene, of
Kokomo, Ind.: Mrs. Alice Thomp
son, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs.
JJ'J. Gainer, gtatesville; Mrs.
Agnes Hart, Mrs. Ray Hemphill,
Mrs..R. B. Pharr, N. O. Smoak
and D. E. Smoak. Jr., of Wil
kesboro; H. T. Smoak. of Long
His second marriage was to
Miss .Minnie Howell, of Boomer,
who survives lilm. Two daugh
ters. Mrs. Albert Vestal and Miss
Eleanor Smoak. from this mar
riage survive. Mr. Smoak is also
survived by the following broth
ers and sisters: W. W. Smoak, of
Winston - Salem; Pembroke
Smoak, of Orangeburg, S. C..
Mrs. Lawrence Riley, of Orange
burg, S. C., and Mrs. Nattie
Ayers. A daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Dula, and three infants preceded
him in death.
A most Impressive funeral
service was conducted from the
residence in Wilkesboro yester
day afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev.
Seymour Taylor, Methodist min
ister of Wilkesboro, and Rev. C.
W. Robinson, local Presbyterian
minister, conducted the service.
The floral offering was beau
tiful and profuse.
Following the service, inter
ment was made in Mountain
Flowerbearers were: Misses
Lucile Garwood. Irene Culler.
Helen Call, Mattie Gray Guthrie,
Elizabeth Winkler, Frank Som
ers, Grace Blevins, Lacie Pre-
vette and Mesdamea Bryan GU
reath. J. ,M. Brown, Gordon For
ester, Worth Morrison, A." H.
Taylor, E. R. Spruill and several
other ladies of the community.
Pallbearers were: L. Gray,
C. E. Lenderman, E. R. Wright,
Dr. G. T. Mitchell, J. E. Culler,
P. E. Brown. Sheriff W. B. Som
ers and P. L. Lenderman.
Senior Play Jo
Be Given Friday
“The Mystery of the Third
Gable* To Be Given At
The senior class of North Wil
kesboro high school will pr^nt
"The Myhtery of the’’* TWi4 ‘Ga- '
ble” in the Mkagi «wkitM*wa U
■tomorro w «reHtBg "ttl Ti-9^ O'-.
Dope poAtfltef , furrioiste tho
:8ockgr>uiid^ ter the play sNni tho
iftorta to j^preheUd the erlmin-^jr^ V
al barTT fLe story forward in sn'v:'^, , ’
interesting snd entertaining way.^
Cr/mposlng tho, cast of chariie-
ters tm Roes Staggs, Rebecca.
Allen War^ Marisnna Caa-
Joe as, Frank McNeill, Mary