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With more than 100 entries ei-
pected in the fifteen classes, a
targe attendance of spectators is
expected for the horse show at
the fairgrounds here Saturday af
ternoon, two o’clock.
The horse show, which will be
an outstanding event for this part
of the state, will be under spon
sorship of the Wllkesboro Metho
Well experienced officials have
^been secured and entrants have
idready been preparing their
I horses for exhibit.
BJverything points to a very
successful show. Horses from
many of the best kaown stables
Bynum C. Price
Taken By Death
Prominent Citizen Of Mora
vian Falls Community
Died At Home Today
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XXXIV, No. 57
Thirty Men To Ft.
Bragg On Nov. 12
Each Wilkes Board Receives
Call For IB Men For
Service In Army
Publiahed Mondays and Thortdny^ WlLiaSBORO. N. C:. » THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 1941- |1>50 In the State — $2.00 Out of State
Wilkes will send thirty men to
Fort Bragg tor induction into the
army on November 12. according
to official notification received
today by both boards.
Board number one will send 15
and board number two will send
the same number. The men will
leave here by bus at 10:34 a. m.
The calls for the two boards
this month totaled 36 but the
boards had only 19 men availa
ble and were short 17 men. This
number, it is understood, will be
added to future calls as the calls
are made out by state headquar
'Meet Friday, 2 P.M.
$13,350 In Consent
Judgment In Couii
Parkway Lands On Tomp
kins Knob Near Here
Bynum Columbu.s Price, age
68, prominent citizen of the Mo
ravian Palls community, died .at
one a. m. today at his home. He
had been seriously ill for several
days and in ill health for two
Funeral will he held Friday. 11
o’clock, at Walnut Grove Baptist | Represents Payment For The
church. The pa.stor. Rev. R. C
Shoe, of Taylorsville, will he as
sisted by Rev. C. C. Holland, of
Hickory, a former pastor.
Surviving Mr. Price are his
widow, Mrs. Geneva Frazier
Price, and four sons: Mack. Hu
bert and -A.rville Price, of Pores
Knob, and Sherman Price of
Wilkcsboro. Also surviving are
three sisters: Mrs. Andrew
Broyhill, of Pores Knob: Mrs. D.
W. Speaks, of Statesville: Mrs.
Geneva Lowe, of Moravian Falls.
He was a son of the late laigan
and Elizabeth Robinson Price.
Mr. Price was one of Wilkes
county’s be.st known citizen and
for several decades had been ac
tive in public affairs. He was a
member of Moravian Falls school
board for a number of years.
He was owner of one of the
best orchards in Wilkes and over
a long period of time had spent
part of his time as a fruit tree
salesman, selling many trees in
Wilkes and several otiier north
western North Carolina counties.
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Members of the North Wilkesboro high school band, along with thousands of oth
er local people, may be seen on the screen at the Allen Theatre Monday and Tues
day when “Movies of Local People” will be shown in natural color. H. Lee Waters,
professional movie photographer, is shown here “shcoting” the band. Many groups
and individuals were taken here and at various points throughtout the county. Did
he get you in the movies?
Sunday Found To Be
The Hottest October
Day On Record Here
Statesville — Sunday, October
5, was the hottest October day on
record at Piedmont Experiment
Station in the past fourteen yerrs.
the mercury climbing to 94 de
grees Sunday afternoon. The higt
reading Saturday. October 4, wat
-93 degrees, the records kept b?
Mr. J. W. Hendricks show.
In Charlotte, where the mer
cury climbed to 95. there wen
thousands of soldiers literally
stewing in winter uniforms.
James L, Brown, Naval Of
ficer, To Be At City Hall
Monday, Ten A. M.
James L. Brown, recruiting
agent of the Salisbury recruiting
station for the United States
navy, will be at the city hall here
oa Monday, October 13, ten a, m.
according to an announcement re
ceived here by Dwight Nichols,
navy editor of 'The Journal-Pa
Brown will Interview young
men interested in enlisting In the
rognar navy or the naval reserves.
It is especially urged that
young men who have made in-,
qalry relative to navy enlistment, recovers $300.
and all others intefested be at i The court, now in the second
the city hall Monday, ten a. m.. week, has disposed of more esses
and have an Interview with Of- than are usually tried during a
fleer Brown. term.
Frank .1. Hartley was awarded
a eon.sent judgment in Wilkes
court this week in the amount of
$1.3..“ISO against the state high
way 'commission in payment for
Blue Ridge Perkway lands on
Tomkins Knob near Deep Cap.
•nius ended a lengthy piece of
litigation which twice had made
its way to the Supreme Court.
The fir.st trial was before the
commission and a jury awarded
Hartley $22,000 . This wrs re
jected by the commission and a
superior court- oa* *e wjS3 Institut
ed. In 1939 the ca.se ended in a
mistrial when the jury failed to
agree upon a figure as payment
for the land.
Last year the case was tried in
Wilkes court and the jury agreed
upon $20,000. 'The case went to
the supreme court by appeal of
the highway commission and was
returned for a new trial.
During the process of trial in
Wilkes court this week the com
mission and Hartley agreed up
on $13,500 and the case was end
ed. Consent judgment was signed
by Judge J. A. Rousseau, of this
city, who is presiding over court.
The lands involved include the
summit of Tompkins Knob,
w'hich is the highest point on the
Blue Ridge north of Grandfather
mountain and is excellent grazing
land.s. Much land was taken for
the Parkway right of way and
scenic easements, including an
area for a recreation develop
Div orces have been granted
■he following cases during fUe
nast week in Wilkes court: W. H.
Harris versus Mamie Harris,
Gladstone Carter versus I.orene
Fnlp Carter, Katie Wilkinson ver
sus Willian- Wilkinson, Texie Fi
ler versus IV'iley Eller.
Other eases in which judgmeip.s
have been rendered include:
Thom.as A. Jennings versus How
ard Minton, piaintiff recovers
W. H. Davis versus Lloyd Lyons
and others, plantiff recovers $75.
C. C. Caudill versus W. L. Gat
ling, plaiintlft recovers $150.
J. M. Crawford versus Godley
Brothers and others, plaintiff re
Mrs. Alice Miller versus Char
lie Shumate and others, plaintiff
G. D. Hinson versus -4. I,.
Brown and Ted Brown, plaintiff
To Inspect Site for
Dam On Yadkin
Engineers In Field Making
Surveys Of Dam Site On
Yadkin Near City
Major Reading Wilkinson, head
of the Charleston office of the
war department with control of
rivers ami harbors, will be here
next week to study the Yadkin
flood control dam proposal, it was
learned today from John R. Pre-
vette, chairman of the Wilkes
committee of the Western North
Carolina Industrial council, who
has been active in effort to se-
A. L. Brunson, chief engineer,
of Charleston, was here Wednes
day with a party of engineers,
who will immediately do addi
tional surveying of the proposed
dam site at the Mrck Mcore farm
one mile west of Wilkesboro and
possibly another site further up
Dokies Club Not To
Meet Until Oct. 24
North Wilkesboro Dokies club,
originally scheduled to meet on
Friday of this '/eek. will not meet
until Octob^ 24. The postpon-
nient of the meeting was made on j
account of conflicting engage
Plans Here Will
Be Drawn Soon
Wilkes livestock club, an or
ganization formed several months
ago to promote production of
more and better livestock in
Wilkes, will meet on Friday af
ternoon. two o’clock, in the ot-
Hje of J. B. Snipes, Wilkes coun-
Local Red Cross
Held On Tuesday
Plans Made For Successful
Roll Call In Wilkea Coun
ty In November
At Beaver Creek
Revival services at Beaver
Creep Baptist church will begin
on Sunday. October 12. The pas
tor. Rev. B. F. Peeler, will be
assisted by Rev. D. M. Edminsten.
of Boone. The revival will con
tinue for a week of longer and all
are invited to every service.
Mrs. Ira Shumate
Gets $10 Award
Mrv. |j('rene Shiiinalc, wife
of Ira Sjimafe, of this ci(.v, re
ceived .1 fen dollar “Apprecia
tion Da.v’’ award Wednesday
aftem«H>n, four o’clock. In front
of the city hall.
Before Mrs. Shumate’s name
wax rea’lved nine others were
.aelected.^^ goodwill ambassa
dor for- tftA weelc and either
would have received a cash
award If present.
Next “Appreciation Day” cel
ebration will be next Wednes
day afternoon, four o’clock, In
front of the city hall, when
another ca.sh award will be
made to sominnie present.
Coffey and Olson Firm Em-
j ployed To Make Prelimin
ary Plans, Estimates
1 Board of education of North
I Wilkesboro in session Wednesday
employed Clarence P. Coffey, of
the architect firm of Coffey and
Olson. I>enoir. to draw prelimin
ary plans and make cost estimates
on school building needs for
This move Is In coordination
with the county authorities, who
have employed acbitects to„make
plans and cost estimates for all
school building needs In the
While no definite plans have
I been made for badly needed
I school facilities here, it is un-
i derstood that the plans when for-
I mulf ted will Include a new build-
j ing and Improvements to present
j Local plans, with those for the
I county system, will be drawn up
I on a basis of present and imme-
The new federal tax bill car- jjafe future needs and will be in-
ries an excise tax on bus tickets . eluded in a survey of needed pub-
and will go into effect Friday, Oc-; works being collected as a
tober 10. j part of the Federal Works Agen-
The tax will be five per cent on gy future reference as well as
all one-way tickets over 35 cents immediate construction of the
and On f 11 round-trip tickets ovei i uiost vital needs.
Five Per Cent Tax
On Bus Tickets Soon
At a meeting. of local ■ Red
Cross leaders held at the city
hall on Tuesday afternoon, Mrs
Catherine Stewart, Red Cross
Field Representative from Ashe
ville, assisted in making pirns for
the 'Wilkes County Red Cross Roll
Call, November 11-19. Among
those in attendance at the meet
ing were J. H. Whicker, Dr. J.
W. Kincheloe. Jr., Rev. Watt M.
Cooper, Dr. J. G. Stokes, R. G.
Finley, Blair Gwyn. Mrs. J. A.
Rousseau. Miss Rebecca Mosley,
Mrs. W. R. Abshpr and Miss
Twenty-one hundred members
were set as tentative goal for the
Roll Call this year. Two years
ago Wilkes county was forty-ninth
in the state with reference to the
number of Red Cross members in
proportion to Its population. Last
year it dropped to one hundred
and thirteenth place—or eighth
from the lowest percentage in the
st?te. lA)cal leaders are making
plans to give Wilkes county a
better Red Cross rating this pres
Key people in many communi
ties throughout Wilkea county
are to' he asked to give of their
time in helping enroll those of
their co.mmunltles. A large
group will be organized to can
vass North Wilkesboro and
Wilkesboro. It is hoped by local
leaders that the Wilkes County
Annual Red Cross Roll Call will
meet with hearty response and
coorporation on the part of all
citizens of the county.
The tax will he in ad-
regular price of the
Use the advertising columns of
this oaoer as your shonoine fsiid,-
New Bridge Open
The new across the
Yadkin at the eastem end of
this city has been completed
and is open for travel.
The approaches have not-
been surfaced but the bridffe
will be open until the approach
fills are conditioned by travel
Tear out and take or send this coupon
to the Navy Editor of this newspaper
^^thoat oWigation on my part whatsoever, please send me
free booklet, "Life in the Navy,” giving full details about
the opportunitieB for men in the Navy or Naval Reserve.
ARCHITECTS’ DRAWING OF NEW CREST STORE LOCATED HERE
On Estimates For
Benton And Coffey Surwey
Sites and Will Present
- Tentative Plans
Representatives 6f two arch^
tect firms hare almost completaO
preliminary surveys of Wllkee
county school building needs, It
was learned today from the of
fice of the county board of edu
Charles C. Benton, Jr., of Wil
son, and Clarence P. Coffey, of
Lenoir, have surveyed sites for
proposed buildings and additions
in practically every major district
In the county and will soon bo
ready to submij: preliminary plans
and cost estimates.
At a joint meeting of the coun
ty board of education, county
commissioners, School Superin
tendent C. B. Eller and mem
bers of the North Wllkesboro
board of education the entire
system was reviewed and a sur
vey of needs throughout ths
county system was presented.
At that time the architects
mentioned above were employed
to prepare estimates.
It has been learned from au
thoritative sources that an elec
tion is planned for submitting a
bond issue to the people, probab
ly within the next few months, to
obtain money to finance the
school building program.
A. H. Casey, county attorney,
has been asked by the board of
commissioner.", to investigate the
matter of calling a bond issue
Shown here is the architects’ vision of the new Crest
store, which will open during the latter part of this
month on the corner.of Main and Tenth streets. Mr.
and Mrs. S. T. Taylor, owners of Crest stores here and
at other points, recently purchased the Smoak Furniture
company building and have remodeled it into one of the
most modern mercantile establishments in northwestern
-North Carolina and t will also be home office fort Crest
stores in other towns.
Killed By Auto
Ira Gilreath’s Wife Steps In
Path Of Car Driven
By Albert Church
Lilly Gilreath, wife of Ira Gll-
re?th, colored resident of near
Wilkesboro. was almost instantly
killed Wednesday evening, seven
o’clock, when she was hit by a
car driven by Albert Church on
highway 16 and 18 between
Wilkesboro and Moravian Falls.
Coroner I. M. Myers empannel-
ed a Jury and an Inquest was held
this morning. The jury, compos
ed of W B. McNeil, H. M.
Blankenship. B. F. Culler. W. B.
Warner, S. F. Maatin and R. A.
Greer, rendered a verdict saying
the accident was unavoidable on
the part of Church and he was
Mrs. Floretta Davis, eye wit-
nes.s who lives near the scene of
the accident, said the colored wo
man. who was on her way to a
'•hurch service, stepped from a
side road into the path of the
ar traveling towrrd Wilkesboro.
Church stopped the car and pick-
d up- the woman hut site was
lead l)y the time they reached
•he hospital. Her body was bad
Church, who was accompanied^
by a brother, lives between Wil
kesboro and Oakwoods. He for
merly lived on Gordon Hill west
of this city.
Seventeenth Judicial District
Bar Association will meet in
North Wilkesboro Saturday, Oc
Business .session will be held at
‘he city hall at 11a. m. and
'tincheon will be at the Womrn’s
Club house on Trodgon avenue at
noon. An inspiring program is
Eugene Trivette, of this city, is
district president. and Kyle
Hayes, of this city, is district sec
Six Marriage License
Since October 1 license to wed
have been issued in Wilkes to
the following couples: Frank D.
Parrish, North Wilkesboro, and
Hazel Johnson, Wilkesboro; John
Hobson, Tadkinville, and Mar.
jorle Key, Honda; Avery C. Byrd,
Honda, and Opal Bray, Elkin;
D. C. Church, Wllkesboro, route
one, and Gladys Lankford, .North
Wilkesboro route one; Home*',
Price and Carrie Yale, both ot
Hays; Baron O Carter and Helea-^,
Gerow, both of Elkin.
AIN UONS WILL PLAY MINERAL SPRINGS IN OpflN^GAMBJ* THE