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Vol. 41, No. 87 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBOBO, N. C? Monday, March 3, 1947 " Make North Wllkesboro Vour Shoppini Cantor
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CAMPAIGN BEGINS TODAY:
Worlwr* B?|tn Task Today
Of Calling On People
The 1947 Red Cross tend cam
paign got mader way today to
raise $7,509 as Wilkes county's
quota ot funds to enable the
Red Cross to carry on its human
f itarlan activities here and
throughout the world.
With a complete organisation
headed by Cecil Adamson, tend
an, ail people In Wilkes
will be given an oppor
y to have a part in again
Wilkes' quota and keep
ing the county's record perfect
in meeting all Red Cross calls.
Because of the great number
of activities of the local chapter
and the many services rendered
Wilkes veterans and their fami
lies, a "greater part of the funds
raised will be need in Wilkes
county, Miss Rebecca Moseley,
executive secretary of the Wilkes
ohapter, said today.
The Special Gifts committee
has Already bees at work and
local workers began their' task
In addition to the lists ot
workers published Thursday, the
following were announced today
for the frilkesfboiw residential
Mrs. F\ c. Hubbard, Sr., chair*
man, Mrs. Joe Pearson, Mrs. Joe
Barber, Mrs. Hadley Hayes, Mrs*
James Osborne, Mrs. L. B. Be
gan, Mrs. Norman Edison, Mrs.
'William Hatchet, Mrs.' R. D.
Smith, Mrs. B. B. Banner, Mrs.
William Barber, Mrs. Gordon
J. R. Edelin will head the col
ored .division and workers will
be J.' R. Edelin, chairman, Mrs.
L. H. Anderson, Mrs. L. M. Bai
ley, Mrs. K. iH. Petty, Mrs. E. H. j
Ralls, Miss R. H. Hunt, Rev. V.!
C. Burns, G. C. Corbett, A. L.
Barber, Harrison Anderson, Isa
iah Watkins, S. O. Jones.
A complete list of workers for
rural communities will be pub
lished Thursday. ?
Wilkes Jaycees To
Receive a Charter
Jimraie C. Allen, secretary of
the newly organized Wilkes
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
attended the state convention of
Jaycees in Greensboro Saturday
Mr. Allen carried to the con
vention the local junior cham
ber's application for a charter In
the nation-wide organization.
Next meeting of the Junior
Chamber here will be held Tues
day, 7:30, in Reins-Sturdivant
chapel. All young men between
agee of 21 and 36 Interested In
civic and economic progress In
the Wllkesboros and all Wilkes
county are asked to attend.
ies In Mooresvilfe
Mrs. Lizzie Clark, mother of
M. B. Clark of Moravian Falls,
died at her home at Mooresvllle.
Mrs. Clark, 86 years of age, died
Thursday morning after an Ill
ness of a few days. Funeral ser
vices were conducted Friday aft
ernoon at 3 o'clock at Vander
berg Methodist church, of which
she was a member for 70 years.
Rev. M. A. Osborne, pastor of
the church, conducted the funeral
and burial was in the church
cemetery. Mrs. Clark was born
in Iredell county, daughter of
the late James and Julia Cornel
ius Sherrill. She was the widow
of James W. Clark. Surviving are
two daughter, three sons, 29
.grandchildren, 4 great-grandchil
dren and one sister.
She was quiet, unassuming and
gentle in disposition. She was
deyoted to her church, her loved
ones and friends.
Her strong Christian character
and her life 6f splendid loving
service Is an inspiration to fol
low in her footsteps and to live a
better and nobler life devoted
to Jesus Christ.?Contributed.
Held On Suuday
Mrs. James Bumfamer and
MrJames R. Bumgar
ner Services Same Day
Sunday afternoon two funerals
held at Union church near
At two o'clock last. rites
held for Mrs. James Bum
and one hour later service
was held for James R. Bum
They were net members of the
same family and were not man'
and wife, hut both lived in the
same community sad died on the
same date, February 28.
Mrs. Molly Bum garner, 74, was
the wife of the late.James Rum
garner and is survived by eight
sons and daughters: J. C. Bum
garner, Mrs. Jennie Hensley,
Mrs. Sally Watts, Mrs. Ella
Yates, George Bumgarner, Dock
Bumgarner, Mrs. Ethel Watts,
Mrs. Beulah Bumgarner.
James R. Bumgarner, 74, is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary
E. Bumgarner, and several sons
Both services were conducted
by Rev. Glenn Huffman and Rev.
Hayes. Both burials were in
irch cemetery. ? v
County 4-H Club
i sweet potato grow
July 4 and |5 Are
Date Annual Lions
Club Horse Show
Prize List* and Schedule,Of,
Events To Be Mailed To
July 4 and 5, Friday and Sat
urday, have been set as the dates
for the annual North Wilkes
boro Lions Club Horse Show j
on the Wilkesboro high school j
The show, which has become '
one of the outstanding summer
sports events In Northwestern
North Carolina, will be on after
noon and night both days and I
Preliminary committees are
busily engaged in assembling a
prize list and it is expected that,
attractive cash - prizes will bej
given in every division. '
Last year a large number of1
stable accomodations were added
to the horse show grounds and
other conveniences are planned
Premium catalogues and scfae-1
dule of events will be mailed soon [
to prospective exhibitors,
Special Broadcasts On
The Parent-Teacher associa
tion wishes to call attentiop to
the special radio broadcasts on J
juvenile problems that are being;
given. There will be a one houT
program from 10 to 11 Wednes-1
day night over WBT, on the Co- ]
lumbia Broadcasting system. Par
ents are asked to be sure and
hear this enlightening discus
sion so that they might be bet
ter able to help with local prob
lems. It is hoped that a large
number of parents find time to
listen to the 9:30 a.?>m. broad
casts of the American School of
the Air, WBT, Charlotte.
These programs for the past
week have been designed to aid
delinquents, point out the reason
we have them, and what we can
do to help eliminate youthful j
Wilkes Teams Play
Well In Tourney
After pulling a surprise by
eliminating the Elkin girls ear
lier in the tournament, the
Mountain View girls lost to Pilot
Mountain Saturday night in the
Yadkin Valley tourney at Elkin
by a score of 40 to 24.
Millers Creek boys were de
feated by Jonesville 40 to IS.
Ronda, third Wilkes entry in the
tournament, lost in -earlier tour
nament play. 1
March term of superior court
convened this morning and aft
er an instructive charge to the
grand- Jury by Judge H. Hoyle
Sink the court began work on
a docket of about 200 cases.
-Thomas A. Finley, of North ]
Wilkesboro, is foreman of the
With several cases of much in
terest docketed, it is not expect
ed that all cases pending will be
tried during the two weeks al
lotted to criminal cases. The |
third week will be tor civil ac
PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAH
^ DESIGNATES 4-H CLU
THE WHITE HOUSE
Washington, D. C.
January 26, 1947
To All 4-H Club Members:
It gives me great satisfaction to know that
March first to ninth nearly two million of
Club members will be observing your
Club Week. Tou are to be congratulated
on your 1947 theme, "Working Together for a Bet
ter Home and World Community." The challenge is
great, but because of your past records of achieve
ments we have faith that you will accomplish credit
ably the 1947 goals which you have set for your
- We are proud ot your 4-H Clubs which are
spread across our great Nation. They constitute an
outstanding body of youth aiming to attain worth
while goals in life. With the help of tbP?
Service of the Department of Agriculture
State agricultural colleges, together with
untary cooperators and local leaders, 4-H
become an outstanding influence hi devel
cultural, social and recreational, as well as
tical aspects of modern rural life. As a character
building influence they are unsurpassed.
We take satisfaction also in the fact
Clubs are based on each club member doing
piece of work on the farm, or in the home, c
munity under skilled guidance and doing
best way known to research and practice;
Clubs are democratically organized and
with programs based on individual and coZlmunity
needs; and that as members of these clubs, you are
concerned with work important to the home and the
farm, as well as those activities that make for sturdy
My best wishes for a successful 4-H Club Week
V. F. W. Auxiliary J
To Meet Thursday
The Auxiliary to the Blue
Ridge Mountain Post of the V.
P. W. No. 1142 will have its reg
ular meeting Thursday evening,
March 6, at 7:30, in the V. P.
W. Hall on C street. All unfinish
ed business for the. past year will
? ? .
presentation of awards for indi
vidual and group winners of the
membership drive. At this meet
ing new officers will be elected
for the coming year and all mem
bers are urged to be present and
support Candidates for each of- J
R. L Wellborn Is
Taken By Death
Robert Lindsay Wellborn, 79,
prominent Wilkesboro citizen,
died Sunday evening, 6:15, at
his home. He had been seriously
111 for several weeks.
Mr. Wellborn was a member of
a widely known Wilkes family,
He was born August 9, 1867, a
son of the late Frederick and
Mary Brown Wellborn. On Jan
uary 8, 1891, he was married to
Miss Dovie Gibbs, who died Au
gust 8, 1909. To this union two
children were born, Guy G. Well
born, of Wilkesboro, and Mrs/ A.
H. Berry, of EUerson, Va. On
October 21,'1910, Mr. Wellborn
was married to Miss Gertrude
Mitchell. She and one daughter
Mrs. Joyce Pearson, of North*
Wilkesboro, also survive. There
are 11 grandchildren. Also sur
viving are two sisters, Mrs. D.
E. Adkins, of Los Angeles, Calif.,
and Mrs. John Bledsoe, of Breck
enridge, Texas; and one half
brother, James N. Tulburt, of
West Jefferson. -
Mr. Wellborn for many years
was actively engaged in farming
in the Goshen and Fishing Creek
communities before he retired in
1922 and moved to Wilkesboro.
For many tears he was a .mem
ber of . Fishing Creek Baptist
church, later moving his mem
bership to Wilkesboro Baptist.
He was known for his Christian
character and had many friends.
The funeral service will be
held Tuesday, two p. m., at
Wilkesboro Baptist church. The
body will lie in state at the
church for one hour before the
service, which will be conducted
?by the pastor, Rev. W. N. Brook
shire, who will be assisted by
two former pastors, Rev. N. C.
Teague, of Lexington, and Rev.
Howard J. Ford, of Elkin. Bur
ial will be in Fishing Creek ceme
Mount Airy Teams
Coming T uesday
Mount AJry high School bas
ketball teams, among the best in
the state, will play ..North Wilkes
boro girls and boys? here Tuesday,
seven o'clock. Largest crowd of
the season should be on hand fc
Last Rites Today
For Mrs. Rawlins
Mrs. Mary Tazewell Landls
Rawlins, 84, died Sunday morn
ing, seven o'clock, at* thexhome of
her daughter, Mrs. D. Hill Carl
ton^ with /whomv^e. frad
alyel^~Mrsl RMPTWs had been
in ill health for some time.
Mrs. Rawlins Was a native of
Okford, being a daughter of the
late Captain Augustus Landis
and Mrs. Mary Hamlin Landis.
The surviving members of her
immediate family are two" sons,
George T. Rawlins, of Dallas,
Texas, and Edward W. Rawlins,
of Washington, D. C., and one
daughter, Mrs. Carlton.
The body left here today, eight
a. m., for Oxford. From one until
three o'clock the body was at
Robert Wood chapel and the fu
neral service was held at the
Oxford Episcopal church at 3:30.
Burial was in the Oxford ceme
Interesting Address Deliv
ered Before Club Here
Friday At Noon
LouiS H. Clement, manager
of the Salisbury field office of
the Federal Social Security agen
cy serving this area, delivered a
most interesting address Friday
noon before the North Wilkes
boro" Kiwanis olub.
Before the program J. B. Wil
liams, president of the Wilkes
Chairiber of Commerce, talked
briefly about the Western Un
ion Telegraph company's propos
al to curtail public service he<ra.
Following his talk a strong res
olution opposing the change was
passed by the club.
Mr. Clement was presented to
the clulb by. John E. Justice, Jr.,
for the Public Affairs commit
tee. The speaker explained many
benefits of the Social Security
act as it Is now operated and ex
plained that proposals are before
congress to extend the Social Se
curity law, particularly to cover
a greater number of people with
retirement benefits. His address
was filled with interesting infor
mation and was well received by
Guests Friday were as follows:
Bill Ford with W. D. Half acre;
E. W. Carlton with Dr. Gilbert R.
Wilkes District Scout
Committee 'To Meet
Wilkes District Boy Scout com
mittee will meet Tuesday, March
4, 7:15 p. m., in the office of
Duke Power company on Ninth
street. All committee chairmen
and other members are asked to
attend because of important mat
ters to be
WIIWI WIIIIVIIII^w |
tommittee Named To Gel
Estimates and Plans For
?? School Gymnasium
Citicens of Wilkeaboro town
and school district in public
mooting Thursday might discuss
ed Wilkeoboro's part in ths pro
posed school building program
for the oonnty mad began a move
ment for a gymnasium for the
C. B. Eller, oonnty superinten
dent of schools, explained that
in the county school building
plan, for "Wilkesboro are a build
ing with 12. classrooms, an audi
torium, science laboratory and
lunchroom. The proposed struc
tures would h*e used as a high
school unit and the present build
ings would be used to house the
rapidly growing elementary
The proposal was received very
favorably by the cltisens present.
The remainder of the meeting
was devoted to discussion of the
needs of a gymnasium for the
school, and'all agreed that the
school, largest in the county sys
tem, must have a gymnasium.
A committee was selected to
get plans and investigate costs
of erecting a gymnasium. Head
ing this committee is Joe Pearson
and the other members are Per
ry Lowe, Alvin Sturdivant, T. R.
Bryan, T. M. Foster, Coy Mathis,
I. J. Broyhill, Allie Hayes, W.
M. Alexander, Clarence Fletcher
and Charles McNeill.
This committee will make its
report to another meeting to be
held on Monday night, March 10,
at which time it is expected that
a campaign for gymnasium
funds will (be actively launched.
The first gymnasium fund was
raised at a Valentine Party held
under sponsorship of the junior
class at the school, which gave
a large portion of more than
Most Exciting Game of Sea
son Friday Night Here;
Local Girls Drop One
A Statesville boy who was eith
er very good or was carrying a
rabbit's foot defeated North Wil
kesboro boys Friday night in a
frenzied basketball game here
when he dropped the winning
goal with a shot from the center
of the court. It was the third
time during the 43-41 game that
he had done it.
rt took Statesville boys two
overtime periods to defeat North
Wilkesboro. Statesville Went into
an early lead and maintained it
until the fourth Quarter. In the
final minute North Wilkeeboro
took a one-point lead and a free
throw after the end of the gatne
time tied the ball game up 36-36.
The three-minute extra period
was excitement deluxe and ?tid
- With the second extra period
well under way Brittain set him
self in the vcenter of the court
and dropped one through to end
North Wilkeeboro girls put up
i a good fight, but lost to the
' more experienced Statesville sex
tet 36 to 20.
Lineups and scores of the two
Statesville 35 ,N. Wilkeeboro 20
[Alien 12 Felts 9
(Little Hayee 2
Murdock 7 Wells 7
' Madison J 'wjjl
9, Reynolds, Sanders, MeCrary,
s Fearing 2, Ware 5, Morrison. N.'
Wilkesbono?Oof fey 1, Phillips,
Moore, Adams 1, Absher.
I Boys' Game
Statesville 48 N. Wilkesboro 41
?Miller 7 Candill 4
1 Reid 7 Hudson 2
(Fisher 8 ' Johnson (2
! Brittain 14 Rousseau d
Smith 4 Sturdivant 14
2, Davis, Moore, Weaver 1. North
Right Way Shoe
Shop Has Movad
Right Way Shoe Shop, which
for several years was located
on Main street next to City Bar
ber Shop, has moved to the street
car structures near
Avenue. Mr. C. G. Plexico is
er and manager of the firm.
, Miss Eleanor Barber, Assistant
State 4-H Club Leader, was in
Wilkes Oounty on Wednesday,
February 26 to dlsCuSs 4-H
plans and program planning witb
Che Wilkes County Extension
Miss Barber was in the county
the entire day the conference'
held in the Farm add Home
Agents' Offices was very
Contract Is Let
Section Route 16
Highway From Gloodale
Springs To Jefferson To
Be Constructed Soon
Contract was let this week by
the State Highway and Public
Works Commission for construc
tion of 8:6 miles of highway 16
in Ashe county between Glen
dale Springs and Jefferson.
W. E. Graham and Sons, of
Cleveland, was the low bidding
firm for 6186^258. The oontract
was for grading, structures and
Rebuilding that link of high
way 16 wilj represent a great
improvement in the highway,
which crosses the state in an al
most north-south direction.
It is expected that the State
Highway Commission in the near
future will also improve the
highway from Moravian Falls
southward to the Wilkes-Alex
ander line in WLwea county.
Mrs. P. J. Brame
Well Known Local Resident]
Died Friday Morning
After Lone U
Mrs. Mhry Gertrude WatBOt
Brame, 74, wife of P. J. Brame,
well known' local druggist, died
Friday morning, 9:35, at the
Wilkes hospital. She had. been
seriously ill since Christmas.
Mrs. Brame was a member of
a prominent Winston-Salem fam
ily, being a daughter of the late
Cyrus B. and Amelia Henley
Watson. In 1919 she and her
husband and family moved to
North Wilkesboro, where Mr.
Brame was engaged In the drug
business until he retired only a
few greeks ago.
Mrs. Brame, who had many
friends here and elsewhere, was
educated at Salem College in
Winston-Salem. Here she was a
member of the First Methodist
church and was actively affiliat
ed with church activities as long
as her health permitted.
, Survivors, in addition to the I
husband, include two daughters, [
Dr. Dorothy D. Brame of Orlan
do, Fla., and Miss Ella Brame,
member .of the staff of the Bap
tist Hospital in Winston-Salem;
four sons, William A., J. T. and
Watson Brame of North Wilkes
boro and Joseph W. Brame of
Washington, D. C.; eight grand
children; one sister, Mrs. J.
Frank Morris and a brother, Fred
Watson, bqth of Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Brame was a sister of the
late Judge Thomas W.- Watson of
Winston-Salem and the late Mrs.
George A. Follin of Jacksonville,
An impressive funeral service
was held at the residence on E
street Saturday, one p. m., and
was conducted by Dr. Gilbert B.
Combs, pastor of the First Meth
odist church, assisted by Rev. J.
H. Armbrust, of Stateevllle, a
former pastor. Music was far
nished by the First Methodist
quartet. The body was taken to
.Wlnfton-ealem, where a brief
service 'was conducted at 3:39
iu Vogler'a chapel. Dr. Mark
Depp, pastor of Centenary Meth
odist church in Winston-Salem,
assisted Dr. Combe in that ser
vice, which was attended by
many friends from Winston-Sal
em. Joe Parkins, of Wiaston-Sal
em and who formerly lived here,
sang in the service. Numerous
floral trftutes were
of the estem held for Mrs. Brame I
by a wide circle of friends and
acquaintances. Burial was in 01d|
Salem cemetery. >
Pall bearers were William J.
Brame, Robert M. Brame, M. M.
Brame, Lindsay Morris, Frank
Morris, Eugene Spalnhour and
J. M. Crawford.
Surplus United States potatoes
| will move to foreign markets
through private processors and
exporters under a new USDA
Bunted Safe With Paper.
Found 18 Miles West of
A 400-pound safe containing
$1500 !j| government bond, and
Sbout $800 In cheeks, all payable
to B. 4k T. Drug company, Spar
ta, was found Sunday near high
way 421 fifteen miles west of
.this city. Jtj?
Carter said that tha safe
pointed out to him by Richard
Jones, who lirea near where tha
safe was found. The sale had
been dnmped off there Saturday
or earlier, because it was cover
ed with snow which fell Satur
day night, Patrolman Carter s&kl.
The safe-had been pried open
and the hinges hsd been chiseled
apart. "-V ' . :
The B. & T. Drug store in
Sparta was entered and robbed
Owners of the drag firm and
Alleghany officers came here
Sunday evening and carried the
contents of the safe back to
Sparta. They said that the rob
bers netted between $2t)0 and
$300 in cash from the safe and
that all bonds, checks and pap
ers with the exception of one note
were accounted for.
Officers to date have disclosed
no clue which might lead to iden
tity of the thieves.
Legion Will Meet
March meeting Of the Wilkes
post of the American Legion 'will
be held Thursday, March 6, at
the Legion and Auxiliary club
"Under the system we call
Americanism every man and
woman has the unlimited right to
seek the truth, to know the facts,
or to protest or object
vidual liberty, to the pursuit of
well-being, to assured rights,
and freedoms, beyond those
known in other lands. With these ?
privileges goes responsibility to>
defend these, rights and these
freedoms. The American Legion,
believes in this Americanism, in.
its preachings, teachings, its ad
vantages, and ibelieves in defend
ing it against all enemies. It is
willing to share it with all peo
ples, who strive for truth, the
right to know, the right peaceful
ly to apply all -of the knowledge
and . truth, attainable to human
Millers Creek All
Stars Lose Final
To Fries Cagers
Jefferson.?Fries T. M. C. A.
captured the Northwest All-Star
tournament here Saturday night
by defeating Millers Creek All
Stars in the finals by the score
of 62 to 51.
Trailing, 30-23 at half time,
Fries rushed back to grab the
victory with a strong second half
Moore, with 18 points, topped
the attack for Fries, while Mc
Lean led the scoring for Millers
Creek with 14.
Bill Bum garner of Millers
Creek was named the outstand^ig
player of the tournament.
2 New 4-H Clibs
Formed In Wilkes
Since the history ot the 4-H
Cluib work in Wtlkes County was
written, two new clnhs hare
been organized?Cllngman and
On Tnesday, February 25, ths
Assistant Farm and Home Agents
organized a 4-tH Club at Cllng
man with a membership of ' ?
girls and 14 boys. The officers
eleeted were: President, Clyde
Pardue; rice president, Lucy
Strand; secretary, Peggy Byrd;
song leader, Ndll Rumple.
?A 4-H Club was organized in
the North Wilkesboro high school
on Thursday, February* 27 with
14 girls and 20 boys. The of
ficers elected in this clob were:
president, Dare Beamon; rice
president, Kent Sturdlrant; sec
retary, Betty Jean Triplette.
All these 4-H Club'ers seem to
be very wide-awake boys and
girls and we feel sere there will
be some very outstanding project
work done in these.clubs as well
as the other ten 4-H Clubs.
In the near future, we hope to
have every community in
with a 4-H Club.