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'' The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 40 Years
North Wilkesboro has
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Vol. 41, No. 88 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESfcORO, N. C., Thursday, March 6, 1947 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
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P0WN COMFORT DEMONSTRATION HERE VERY INTERESTING
Home Demonstration Club leaders inspect this beautiful comfort made in the
down comfort demonstration conducted here by Miss Rose Ellwood Bryan, exten
sion specialist from State College. Left to right in the picture are: Miss Mar
garet C. Morrison, assistant home agent; Miss Mary E. Taylor, extension secre
tary; Mrs. Wiley Brooks, Fairplains club president; Mrs. Ted Carpenter, Roaring
River club president; Mrs. Annie H. Greene, Wilkes home agent. The demon
stration proved to be one of the most worthwhile special interest meetings held
in the county. A pattern for the comforf and an instruction sheet was given
each woman present. Every step in comfort making was given a considerable a
mount of time. The home agent said an effort will be made to have Miss Bryan in
Wilkes again in the near future.
Red Cross Carries On
Annual Red Cross
Is Well Under Wa>
?With the cohnty well organiz
ed, the campaign to raise Wilkes
quota of $7,500 for the Red
Gross is well under way.
Cecil Adamson, Red Cross fund
Chairman, has requested all
as possible and to make
"The Red Cross Carries On" is
the appropriate slogan for the
1947 campaign. These words
mean that "She Red Cross is car
rying^ on its myriads of services
to service men, their veterans
and their families and stands
ready to serve in any emergency
to relieve human suffering and
lend a helping hand.
The national goal is $50,000,
000. A greater part of the funds
rasied here during the current
campaign will be used in Wilkes
county, whrere the .chapter has
been most active in its work a
mong veterans and their families
and has carried out many other
Every citizen of Wilkes will
want to have a share in raising
the Red Cross fund and in keep
ing Wilkes at the top among the
counties which have never fail
ed to exceed a Red Cross call.
Scout Committee In
Meet Monday Night
The Wilkes District Scout
Committee met Monday night at
(8:15 in the Duke Power Co.
building. There was a good at
tendance of members, and the
chairman, L. M. Nelson, presid
During the meeting, reports
were made by various commit
tee members as follows: W. D.
Jester for the camp and activi
? ties committee; Dr. H. B. Smith
for the health and safety com
mittee; Robert S. Gibbs for the
organization and extension com
mittee; L. M. Nelson for the fl
-?ance committee; and Gordon
dVlnley, district commissioner,
gave a fine report of the work of
the neighborhood commissioners
, and other' scout activities.
Julius C. Hubbard has been
named as Scout publicity chair
man by Mr. Nelson to succeed
Forrest E. Jones, resigned.
The neyt meeting of the Dis
trict committee will be held on
the night of April 1st and will be
featured by a hamburger supper
to be prepared by the members
of the camping and activities
Square Daqce Friday
At Moravian Fails
Another' old time square danee
will be held Friday night, eight
o'clock, at the Moravian Falls
community house. Wanderers of
the Wasteland will furnish mus
i^and another most enjoyable oc
fPiion Is anticipated. All are in
vited to attend. Proceeds from
admiss?>n charges will go into
the Community House improve
Rummage Sale In
Wilkesboro Woman's Club will
sponsor a rummage sale to be
held in the building formerly
occupied by Gray Brothers Fur
niture store, opposite the county
courthouse in Wilkesboro, on
Wednesday, March 12, ten a. m.
to five p. m.
Used clothing for men, women,
boys and girls, and many items
'Teen Age Center
Plans Square Dance
An old time square dance will
be held Saturday night at the
Wilkes 'Teen Age Center which
is currently operating at the V.
F. W. hall on C street opposite
the North Wilkesboro postoffice.
The dance will get under way
at 7:30 with a well known
string band furnishing music.
The 'Teen Age Center is main
tained for the benefit of all
'teen age boys and girls in
Wilkes county and they are in
Held On Tuesday
Funral service was held Tues-''
day afternoon at Wilkedboro
Baptist church for Robert D.
Wellborn, 79, who died Sunday
evening at his horhe in Wilkes
Mr. Wellborn, a retired farm
er, had been ill for several
The last ritee were conducted
iby Rev. W. N. Brookshire, pas
tor, assisted by two former pas
tors, Rev. N. C. Teague, of Lex
ington, and Rev. Howard J.
Ford, of Elkln.
The service was largely at
tended, including the following
from distant points: Mr. and
Mrs. Rupert Gilette and daugh
ter, Jane, of Charlotte; Mr. and
Mrs. Hamp Rolbbins, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Edmisten and daugh
ter, Sarah, Carl Wellborn and
sons, Joseph and Earl, of Le
noir; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mills and
son, Bennie, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Martin, of Patterson; Mrs. Selma
Richardson, of Winston-Salem;
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Berry, of El
lerson, Va.; Mrs. D. W. White, of
Richmond, Va.; John Berry and
Mies Mae Harmon, of Richmond,
Va.; Robert Berry, of Ellerson,
Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berry,
of Columbia, Va.; Cleve Luns
ford and Webster Felts, of Union
Many beautiful flowers were
expressive of the esteem and re
spect for the life of Mr. Well
Pall bearers were George
Johnson, Carl Bullis, George
Kennedy, Dr. G. T. Mitchell, N.
B. Smithey, Jay Jones, Fred
Shoemaker and J. F. Jordan.
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Auxiliary To Meet
Wilkes unit of the American
Legion Auxiliary will meet Mon
day night, eight o'clock, at the
home of Mrs. J. A. Rousseau.
All members are asked to attend.
Home Nursing And
First Aid Classes
Formed In Schools
During the month of Febru
ary a total of 255 Home Service
cases was acted on by the local
chapter. Of this number 209
veterans were assisted with their
various claims, applications, etc.
*** TBI?* 'HiilliS"'Nursing Program
was continued with the organiza
tion of four classes for March.
Wilkesboro and Lincoln Heights
schools will participate in this j
program; while adult classes will
be taugh in the Ferguson and
Pores Knob communities. Mrs.
Estelle Mikell, Registered Nurse,
The chapter is also sponsoring
First Aid classes in the Ferguson
school. These classes will he con
ducted by Douglas Redmond,
Principal of the school. Mr. Red
mond was recently certified to
teach Standard First Aid courses,
He is a well qualified instructor,
and is entering most enthusiastic
ally into the work.
Legion and V. F. W.j
To Meet Thursday
Naval Reserve Unit Propos
al Here Will be Explain
ed In Joint Meeting
There will be a meeting of
the V. F. W. Post No. 1142 and
the American Legion on Thurs
day, March 13, at 7:30 p. m. at
the City Hall in North Wilkes
There will be present a Naval
Recruiting Officer to show a mo
vie of the Atomic Bomb test on
Bikini in Technicolor, and a
short movie on the peacetime
Navy and Naval Reserve.
Lt, Petro Kulynych also hopes
to have some definite informa
tion for all men interested in
an Electronic & Radio Unit and
would like to have them all
'present at that time.
All veterans, including women
of the Wave Corps, High School
boys over seventeen and civilians
interested id the tJ. S. Naval
Reserve are asked to attend.
If possible, Lt. Comdr. Kenical
will be present to make a short
talk on the advantages of the
U. S. Naval Reserve and answer
any questions asked.
Lane Atkinson, jr.,
Buys Photo Studio
Lane Atkinson, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lane Atkinson, of El
kin, formerly of this city, has
purchased Vannoy's photographic
studio from Ed Vannoy and is
now operating the studio, which
is located on the second floor of
the Poindexter building.
Mr. Atkinson was formerly as
sociated with Wooten Moaltonl
studio at Chapel Hill. Name of
the studio which he purchased
here will Ibe Semion's studio,
which will feature complete
photographic service of portraits,
commercial photographs and ko
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Home Chair Ce.
Is Erecting New
Air Conditioned Building
With Seven Offices Gets
Ground was broken this week
for erection of am office building
for Home Chair company at
The ten-room frame building
which had been used for an of
fice was destroyed Iby a fire
three weeks ago. _
Officials of the eompany here
stated that the new office build
ing will be on the site of the
one which burned and will be of
brick construction. With dimen
sions of 35 by 70 feet, the new
office building will hare four
office rooms, a fireproof vault
and other conveniences.
The floor will be of concrete
and tile construction and the in
terior will be finished in white
pine panel. The office building
will be insulated and air con
Norhtwestern Const ruction
company, of North Wilkesboro,
has contract for erection of the
building, which will be rushed
to completion. Meanwhile, tem
porary office quarters have been
established for the firm.
For Forestry Work
Washington 25, D. C.
March 3, 1947.
Mr. J. B. Williams,
President, Chamber of Commerce
North Wilkesboro, N. C.
Dear Mr. Willinps:
My attehtiojjAas been called to
the very worthwhile project be
ing carried on by the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce?that is,
the provisions made for farmers
in the locality to fly oyer their
farms and see from the air the
soil convervation work being
I know of no better way of
seeing soil conservation work
than by flying over an area. The
farmers can get an all-inclusive
view of the (work, and I am sure
they enjoy and appreciate the
opportunity offered to them.
I understand that you are also
sponsoring the county speaking
contest in cooperation with the
Bankers' Association this year.
This, too, is a fine contribution
to the program for soil and water
We of the 3oil Conservation
Service appreciate your coopera
tion in furthering the education
al program so necessary to a suc
cessful conservation program.
H. H. BENNETTE, chief.
Store To Open 8th
Northwestern Wallpaper and
Paint Store, latest addition to
North Wilkesboro's growing (bus
iness district, will have its form
al opening Saturday, March 8,
in the building next to the Town
Hall on Main street.
D. T. Trivette, a native of the
Harmony community, is presi
dent of the company and will be
in charge of the store. Mr. Tri
vette, brother of Attorney Eu
gene Trivette, of this city, for
the past 18 years has been as
sociated with nationally known
firms in the wallpaper and paint
ibusiness and for several years
was located at Greensboro. (He is
well qualified to render efficient
service in his business.
Northwestern Wallpaper and
Paint store will carry a full line
of higih quality paints in a wide
variety and many lines of wall
paper to fit every need. In ad
dition, the store will carry paint
accessories, including brushes,
ladders and tools and equipment
for interior decorators. Plans
are to maintain a complete stoTe
which will serve a big area of
northwestern North Carolina as
well as the immediate vicinity.
The management has planned
special' entertainment, Including
a string band, tor the formal
opening Saturday and everybody
is invited to visit the new store
during the day.
Support Y. M. C. A.
Miss McCoy Awarded
A Service Emblem
Seoul, Korea (delayed).?
Emily McOoy of North Wilkes
boro, N. 0., was awarded the
Civilian Service Emblem here by
"Lieut. General John R. Hodge,
commanding general of the Army
Forces in Korea.
Then on duty with the 7 th In
fantry Division, Miss McOoy was
cited for her exemplary service
in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre
since Oct. 1946.
Miss McCoy, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. 1. B. McCoy, of North
Wilkesboro, N. C., is spending
some time at home.
Wanted In Bronx
Emil Di Bella, 1461 University
Avenue, Bronx, N. Y., would
take some wooden nickels.
A letter to the Wilkes Cham
ber of Commerce asks the ad
dress of any person who would
sell some of the wooden money
which was issued to publicize the
50th anniversary celebration in
Those who would sell some of
the pieces are asked to contact
the above address.
In One Month
During the month of February
513 personal interviews were
held with local yeterans by the
North Wilkasboro office of yie
Veterans Administration, it was
announced today by the Contact
Representative in charge of the
local VA Office.
In this period, Applications
for the Reinstatement of $54,
000 of National Service Life In
surance, which had previously
lapsed due to non-payment of
premiums, were completed. Ap
plications for conversion of ex
isting National Service Lif^ In
surance to permanent plans to
The above" figures include
those veterans. who were given
assistance in securing on-the-job
training, and government sub
sistence after beginning their
period of training. In addition
to insurance and on-the-job
training, many ex-soldiers, sail
ors, marines and coastguards
men were aide<Mn the completion
of applications for various other
benefits available to them under
the Public Law 346, otherwise
known as the "6. I. Bill of
The local VA Contact Office,
which is located on the second
floor of the Bank of North Wil
kesboro Building, is open ' five
days each week?Monday through
Friday?from 8:30 a. m. until
5:00 p. m., however, the office
is closed all day Saturday.
Veterans of any war and of
peacetime service are urged to
contact the local office if there
are* any questions to be answer
ed, or any information to be
sought concerning benefits to
which they might be entitled.
Dependents of veterans are also
invited to come iby the office at
any time for information or as
New Ice Cream
Tasterite Ice Cream Com
pany To Open For Bus
iness Here Saturday
Tasterite Ice Cream company,
manufacturers, wholesalers and
retailers of ice cream, will open
for business Saturday, March 8,
in the quarters formerly occu
pied by Mountain Maid Ice Cream
manufacturers on tenth street.
J. Conrad Vannoy, who has 17
years experience in manufacture
of ice cream, heads the new firm
and will operate the business,.
With completely new equip
ment throughout, the new firm
will manufacture quality ice
cream in all popular flavors for
wholesale and retail trade and
will operate an ice cream parlor
in the front of the building. In
addition to the sale of ice cream,
the ice cream parlor wffl serve
fountain drinks and sandwiches.
The public is oordially invited
to visit Tasterite Ice Cream par
lor and all patronage, wholesale
and retail, will be appreciated.
In Return Headaches
James R. Kenerly and Robert
H. Cranor, deputy collectors of
internal revenue for the federal
government, are currently assist
ing taxpayers in making out their
1946 income tax returns.
Messrs. Kenerly and Cranor
will be at the office of Paul
Knight, second floor of the Bank
of North Wilkeeboro building,
each day except Sunday through
March 14, nine a. m. to five p;
m., and will be there on Mar oh
15 until midnight. March 15 Is
the deadline for filing 1946 re
Directors Named j
For Ensuing Year
Meeting Held Tuesday
Night; Committees Nam
ed For Organization
Wilkes County Junior Cham
ber of Commerce in meeting
Tuesday night elected a board of
directors and appointed com
mittees to serve in the ensuing
The Junior Chamber was or
ganized in a meeting of young
business men held last week, at
which time Edward S. Finley
was named president; C. C. Faw,
j Jr., and Harry Kerley, vice pres
' idents; J. C. Allen, secretary;
Shoun Kerbaugh, treasurer.
I Officers are members of the
: board of directors, along with J.
i M. Derr, Jr., Charles H. Day,
: Frank Allen, Robert C. Morrow
1 and Isaac Eller. The directors
, will meet Friday night, 7:45, in
' the Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce office on Ninth street.
I The following committees were
named for the Junior Chamber:
'Finance?Board of directors.
! Membership ? Wayne Foster,
Fred Hubbard, Jr., Charles Sink,
i J. D. Moore, Jt., Harold Bum
i Program?Frank Allen, Roy
Forehand, Dermont Smith,
j Project ? Richard Johnston,
' Ralph Buchan, B. B. Broome,
j Next meeting of the Junior
i Chamber will be a luncheon
meeting at one p. m. on Wed
nesday, March 19, at a local cafe.
There was a large attendance
of the 27 members at the Tues
day night meeting. It is expected
that the Junior Chamber will en
list in membership and junior
chamber activity about 75 to
100 young men of Wilkes coun
ty between ages of 21 and 36.
Service In City
Telegraph service will be main
tained for North Wilkesboro
without curtailment, E. C. Mc
Broom, of Charlotte, district
manager of the Western Union
Telegraph company, said here to
Office of the Western Union
company here has been open
nights until nine p. m. The com
pany proposed to close the of
fice earlier and set up a sub
station for service after six p.
Much opposition developed
here during the week to the com
pany's proposal and the plan was
dropped. The Wilkes Chamber
of Commerce, the North Wilkes
boro Kiwanis club and many
business firms and individuals
protested the change.
John W. Phillips
Funeral service was held Wed
nesday at Oibids Baptist church
in Ashe county for John W. Phil
lips, 89, who died Monday at
Pores Knoib. Rev. Mr. Bowers, of
West Jefferson, conducted the
Surviving Mr. Phillips are the
following sons and daughters:
Elbert C. Phillips, Pores Knob;?
Rom Phillips, Winston-Salem;
McKever Phillips, Galax, Va.;
Levi Phillips, Waterloo, Ind.; E.
N. Phillips, Kendallville, Ind.; J.
L. Phillips, 'Angelo, Ind.; C. M.
Phillips, Thomasville; Mrs. Lau
r^' Miller, Othello; Mrs. R. H.
Shepherd and Mrs. Ella Dancy,
North Wilkesboro. .
Face Charges Off
Sensational Case Closely
Contested In Wilkes Su
Csrl and Cola Keaton, broth
erg who make their home in
Kannapolls and Greensboro, are
on trial in Wilkes superior court *
for the holdup and robbery of a
high priced poker game at the
home of Jim Foster July 6, 1946.
Trial of the two men started
Tuesday and the state presented
much eridnce in efforts to con
vict the Keaton brothers, who
are charged with entering the
Foster home on highway 115 four
miles south of this city shortly
after midnight on the morning
of July 6 and taking 111,000
from a poker game in progress
around the kitcfhin table and
117,000 in cash from a small
safe in a bedroom.
According to the testimony,
Foster, Joe Holland, Dobe Pow
ell, Charlie Combs and Calvin
M. (Bo) Splllman were playing
poker when two masked men en
tered from the back porch; and
with an automatic and tommy
gun they ordered the group to
raise their hands. They took a
large amount of money from the
table and money from the play
ers. Then they marched Foster
into a bedroom and forced him
to open ihis safe, from which they
State Bureau of Investigation
agents and other officers testi
fied during the trial. The poker
players identified the Keaton
brothers as the robbers.
Calvin M. (Bo) Splllman was
also indicted as being the "Inside
man" on the robbery, but his
case was KarHMrs n " hM
physical condition. Some^JMjl
after the alleged robbery, Spill
man received a bullet woun<j at
Cooloomee, where he resides, and
the ibullet injured his spine, caus
ing partial paralysis.
Argliment of counsel was in
progress in court today with the
case scheduled to reach the jury
following the charge by Judga
H. Hoyle Sink, who is presiding.
Foster, Combs, Powell, Hol
land and Splllman face charges
Following are cases in which,
sentences have been passed:
Rufus Havenor, colored, ope
rating car while* intoxicated,
three months.on roads.
Jonah Billings, assault with
deadly weapon, 18 months on
Lonnie Parks, colored, aban
donment, judgment suspended on
condition he support his family.
D. E. Turner, operating car
while intoxicated, driver license
suspended two years, fined $275.
Walter Stone, operating car
while intoxicated, four months
on roads, driver license suspend
ed two years.
Sid Anderson, non-support,
judgment suspended twenty
James Edwin Ashley, abandon
ment, judgment suspended on
payment of $27.50 monthly for
Claude Everett Taylor, non
support, judgment suspended
David S. Russell, drunkenness,
30 days on roads.
Harvey Byrd, violation prohi
bition law, six months on road
Divorces were granted in the
following cases: Mamie Wood
Pennington versus Ralph Pen
nington; Esther Hampton versus
Sam Hampton; Joyce Kilby Mor
gan versus Robert L. Morgan.
At Ferguson School
There will he a recreation par
ty at Ferguson school on Satur
day night, March 8, eight until
11 p. m. A string hand from
Valdese will furnish music and
a most enjoyable occasion is an
ticipated. The public is invited.
Dr. Marshall Mott
To Preach Sunday
Dr. Marshall Mott, former
pastor of Ardmore Baptist church
in Winston-Salem and who is
now at Black ?' ~ Mountain, will
preach Sunday, 11 a. m., at the
'First Baptist church here. The
public is cordially invited to the
service. Dr. Mott, an outstand
ing minister, is well known in