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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, May 29, 1947, Image 1

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. M. C. A. U raU huildmc fund for the of a modern Y. M plant. Support fl wm V. ^Umk, ?a! ei<^ ? Tw| ^ ? ..sttw ^ - J????* *? North Wilkesboro hu & trading radios of 50 wlhi, ?erring 100,000 people fat Northwestern Carolina. Vol. 42, No. 9 ; 2; ^ Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, May 29, 1947 Make North Wilkesbero Your Shopping Center 46 Midi School Graduates Here Teesday Might, Students Carry Out Excel lent Program In Com mencement Finals Forty-six 12th grade graduates received their high school di plomas Tuesday night ifi the fin al program of the North Wllkes boro high school commencement. In addition, ten special students graduated during the year were Recognized. The program opened with pro cessional by the high school band and invocation by Dorothy Pow ell, Student Activities President, Margaret Phillips delivered the Cutatory address. Delmas El ge, Blllie Moore, Ramona Sloop ajxd Phil Mitchell were stu dents 'lifting the program on the theme'c? "All the "World's A Stage." Valedictory was by Ann Cragan. In special awards to graduates the American Legion and Auxil iary citizenship medals were pre sented to Don Kilby and Dot Ga briel; the valedictorian and Bal four medal to Ann Cragan; the salutatorlan medal to Margaret Phillips; and the activities medal to Dot Powell. An 11-yea- per fect attendance medal went to Marjorie Minton; a nine-year medal to Betty Jean Myers *and Carrol Tatee; and an eight-year medal to Evelyn Elizabeth Min ton. Special students graduated during the year were Alton Luth er Absher, A. x Dean Andrews, Blake Curtis Hayes, Jesse Ward Kenerly, James L. Lowe, Floyd Minton, Robert D. Settle, Martha Violet Shepherd, Barbara Ellen Wyatt and Cecil David White. Diplomas were presented by Paul S. Oragan, superintendent of the North Wilkesboro city ? schools. v List of high school graduates was carried in a previous issue of this newspaper. Following are names ol* the eighth grade gradu Eighth Grade Graduates Charles Absher, Doris Bil llngB, Bette Blackburn,' Luther Brooks, Lloyd Burgess) Betty Ann Canter, Ann Carlton, Ruth Carlton, Luther Cauthren, Sarah Church, Wade Elledge, Kyle El ler, John Hubert Emerson, Fred Finley, Jr., Cordon Forester Norma Gabriel, Isabella Gibbs Darell Gills, Florine Gilreath Ruth Goff, Mable Hamm, Peggy Harris, Don Hayeej John Hayes Wayne Hayes, Annie Mae Holder Mary Hudson, Jolene Jennings George Johnston, Bill Justus, Jo Ann Lenderman, Anne Lott, Mil dred Neaves, Wayne Pardue, Su ella Pennell, Betty Jo Reavis Bill Reins, Johnny Rhodes, Sue Shumate, Tyre Sidden, Alma Bloop, James Stone, Carl Swof fordf O. G. Tharpe, Ruth Watson, | Betty Jean Wells, Robert Wells, Betty Whicker, Jerry Wiles, Johnny Winkler, Dottle. Winters, Wade Wyatt. Perfect attendance certificates were presented to the following: Patricia Joan Miller, Betty Lou fflmvette, Jo Ann Reavis, Margar tone, Doris Geraldine Lov ette. Jackie Absher, Ralph Laws, Pinxney Barnette> Benjamin FranMin Bentley, Jr, (2 years), Shirley Beatrice Royal, (2 years), Merve Pruitt, Gene Lowell Brock, Reba Grace Byers, Frances Ra chel Jennings, (2 years), Edward Lee Moore, Patricia Eleanor Mor gan, James Estel Stone, (3 years), Shirley Carol Bum gar ner, Jerry Mack Absher, (2 years), John Walter Hayes, (2 years), Robert Glenn Greene> James Clinton Reavis, Jr., Mary Jane Badgett, Patty Gabriel, Jer ry Jiay, Kyle Eller, John Hubert Ehflrson, Carl Swofford, Patsy Hoover, Mary Lee Stone, Coleen Fairchild, Imogene Porter, James Call Carter, Tommy Ray John son, Warren -Shore, Doris Wiles, r.tlHan Shore, (2 years), Norris May berry, C. L. Wyatt, Jimmy Winters, Bill Shepherd, Betty Jo Lovette, Margie Cleary, Lena flrav Adams, Mary Belle Jackson. Wilkesboro Church To Hove Laymen's Service Sunday TV* Wilkesboro Methodist chorea will observe Laymen's Day on Sunday, Jnne 1st at the eleven o'clock honr. A splendid program has been arranged and Prof. JT. Ward Guy, superinten dent wr the Iredell county school system, will deliver the main ad drees. The public js cordially in vited to attend this service and all church members are particul arly arged to be present. New Foundry Firm Now In Operation Foster-Spainhour Foundry, lo cated Just east ol she county home property on highway 268, Is now in operation. Owners of this new manufac turing company are John, Jim and T. G. Foster and Roy Spain hour, of North Wilkesboro. Bal lard Kellyt formerly of this city but more recently of Greensboro, is in charge of the plant, which will do all types of castings. Mr. Kelly has many years experience in foundry work. The foundry will be operated in conjunction witn Foster Ma chine Shop in North Wilkesboro. Memorial Service Friday Evening At Marker Here War Dead Will Be Honor ed; Rev. Watt Cooper Speaker Memorial Day service to honor those who made the supreme sacrifice for America will be held at the Memorial marker oa the corner of D street and Me morial Avenue Friday evening, May 00, seven o'clock. The American Legion, Veter ans of Foreign Wars, their aoxll arles, U. D. C. and D. A. E. will participate in the service and place wreaths on the marker in memory of their respective war dead. W. C. Qrier will have charge of the service and the memorial day address will be by Rev. Watt M. Cooper, First Presbyterian pastor. The public is cordially invited | to the service. All Girl Scouts are requested to be at the service and wear their uniforms. Eight Principals Central Schools In Same Positions Eugehe White Resigns At] Mountain View To Head Hudson Schools Central schools of the Wilkes county school system, with ex-1 :eption of Mountain View, will lave their principals back for an )ther year, it was learned today from C. B. Eller, county auper ntendent of schools. Eugene M. White, principal at Mountain View, third largest of :he county high schools, resign ed to become principal of Hudson schools in Caldwell county. Mrs. White, who had (been teaching at Mountain View, will also go to ] Hudson. Principals of the schools who will be back for another year ire: Wm. T. Long, Wilkesboro; Douglas Redman, Ferguson; O. M. Prof fit, Mount Pleasant; P. W. Greer,' Millers Creek; Fred] Gilreath, Traphill; R. O. Poplin, Jr., Ronda; G. A. Johnson, Roar-1 Ing River; Grady Miller, Mul berry. Supt. Eller also stated that there had been fewer resigna tions of teachers this spring, which he attributed to the fact that the 1947 legislature granted a substantial salary increase to teachers. It will be possible, Supt. Eller said, to employ certified teachers for all the larger schools. During the past few years the teacher shortage was so acute that many people not certified to teach were used to till vacancies. Silo Demonstration At Roaring River A silo filling demonstration with clover and grasses will "be conducted on the farm of G. G. Alexander, of Roaring River, Tuesday, June 3. This demonstration will get under way albout 9:30 a. m. and all farmers in the county are in vited to attend. The silo will be constructed as it is filled and farmers will be shown how easily and econom ically a Sisal Kraft silo can be constructed find filled. Bonks Will Be Closed Memorial Day, 30th Both banks here will be closed all day Friday, May 30, which will be Memorial Day and a na tional holiday. 3 Injured Important Scout Meet Is Scheduled Monday All members of the Girl Scout Association are requested to be present at the meeting to be held Monday evening, June 2nd, 8 o'clock, In the educational build ing of the Presbyterian church. , The leaders are asked to be there at seven o'clook for a special meeting before the hour scheduled for the associations] meeting. Announcement for Girl Scout Day Clampers All Girl Scouts who are plan ning to attend day camp this summer at Moravian Falls are asked to register Monday night after the associational meeting, ft is necessary to bring the par ents 'permission and doctors' cer tificate. Gilliam Reunion To Be Held June 8th The Gilliam plap will v meet Sunday, June 8th,-ht the country home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.. Gil liam, North Wilkesboro, Route 2, for their annual reunion. This home is 2 1-2 miles off highway 268, on the road leading north from Queen Trucking Co. Relatives are expected and friends are invited. -Dinner, which will be supple mented by those attending, will be served at 1:00 o'clock p. m. Charles Jones, Elkin, will have charge of the music. J. A. Gilliam, North Wilkes boro, is chairman, and Mrs. W. H. Jones, Ronda, is secretary. Vehicles In 1948 To Hove 2 Plates For State License T. C. Caudill, manager of the North Wilkesboro branch of the Carolina Motor Club, which sells automobile and truck license, has been informed that in 1948 motor vehicles will go back to having two license plates. During the war years only one license plate was made in order to conserve metal. 1948 color combination will be yellow numbers on black, just the reverse of the 1947 4 colors j now in use. Miss Barnes Member | Language Fraternity Wake Forest.?Fourteen men and women students at Wake | Forest College were formally in itiated into Eta Sigma Phi, hon orary classical language frater nity, at a meeting of the organ ization this week. The new members are Herb lAppenzeller, Newark Junior; Bil lie Barnes, North Wilkesboro junior; Harold T. P. Hayes, Win ston-Salem junior; Hubert'Hum phrey, Columbia, S. C., junior; Robert Sawyer, Wake Forest Junior; James and Jean Shelton, Winston-Salem juniors; Jo Shel ton, Winston-Salem senior; Har ry Lee Thomas, Splndale Junior; Robert Barnes, Charlotte junior; Bill Lamb, Elizabeth City sopho more; Bill Moyle, Charlotte jun ior; Tommy Stapleton, Charlotte and Mars Hill junior; and Bill Stover, Newport News, V a., sophomore. ? With The ? CHURCHES ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Rev. R. M. Lackey, Rector. Next Sunday, June 1st, being Trinity Sunday, there will fee a celebration of the Holy Com munion and serjpon in St. Paul's Episcopal Church at four o'clock in the afternoon. ? , FIRST METHODIST Dr. Gilbert S. Combe, Minister Theme for sermon by the pas tor at 11 a. m. will be "Reason able Requirement." At 7:30 p. m. Dr. J. S. Hiatt, of Elkin, will preach. A cordial welcome is extended to all. o Attorney Larry Moore hfs pur chased the J. C. Livingstone home on the Moravian Falls highway. Attorney Moore and family moved there today. SHppert Y. M. C. A. H In Auto i Crash At Boomer Hurts 2; Clinton Hulcher Injured Wilkesboro Man Found Un conscious On Highway 268 Near Ronda ? . two. men were badly Injured and one car was totally demolish ed Wednesday night at Boomer. Jesse Dana Triplett, of Fergu son, sustained a skull fracture and James Gilbert, also of Fer guson, received painful Injuries land are patients at the Wilkes hospital after the car driven by 'Triplett struck a car driven by Glenn B. Carlton. Highway Patrolman Tom Rob erts, who investigated the acci dent said that he was informed that Mr. Carlton's _qar entered the highway to cross on a side road. Mr. Carlton aaid he saw the car driven by Mr. Triplett approaching a few hundred yards away and thought he had plenty of time to cross. But the right front of his car was struck by the car driven by Mr. Triplett, turniftg Mr. Carlton's car half way around on the highway. The other bar proceeded west on the highwayv 110 yards before start ing to roll Over and it went con siderable distance on its side and top before coming to a stop. The aocident occured about 11:30 p. m. Patrolman Roberts said the car driven by Mr. Trip lett was traveling at a high rate of speed. Clinton Hulcher Hurt On Tuesday night about mid night Clinton Hulcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Hulcher. of Wil kesboro, was found .badly injur ed and unconscious on highway 268 near Ronda beside hiB de molished automobile, which crashed on the highway. Mr. turned back into the highway. He was thrown out. Passing motorists carried him to the hospital at Elkin, where It was found that he had a brok en jaw, Bkull fracture and other injuries. Yesterday be partially regained consciousness but his condition remains critical. Cause of the accident had not been de termined today. | Poppy Day Here To Be Saturday Poppy Day, which was to have been observed May 25, was post poned until Saturday of this week, May 31. IBeautiful replicas of popples which grow on Flanders Field and other battlefields of World War I and II will be sold and worn in memory k?d honor of those who died for the cause of liberty and Justice in all wars. Proceeds from poppy sales will be used in rehabilitation of dis abled veterans and families of deceased and disabled veterans. Mrs. R. G. Flnley will direct the sales downtown and Mrs. Henry Landon will be residential sales director for the American Legion Auxiliary. o ? Mrs. Grace Terrell has accept ed a position with Spainhour's ] department store in North Wil kesboro. Accidents r ' ? i ?????? Revival Services At Moravian Falls Revival services will begin Monday night at Moravian Phils Baptist church and -will continue through Sunday night, June 8. , Song and prayer services -will ne- { gin each evening at 7:80, with preaching services at eight o' clock. Rev. Roger C. Gwaltney Is pas tor of the church and the guest minister for thS fJfevival will be Rev. Homer Goode, pastor of Stony Point and Hlddenite Bap tist churches. ~r p -v Revival Meeting At Second Baptist Revival services will begin Sunday night at the Second Bap tist church here. The pastorf Rev. A. C. Pruitt, will be assist ed by Rev. Gar Pruitt, of Blkln. The public Is cordially invited to all services. Coirt Will Begin Monday Morning June term of Wllkee court will convene Monday with Judge H. Hoyle Sink presiding. The first week will be for trial of civil cases and the second week for criminal cases. Speed Boat Races Near Hickory 1st Some of the nation's best known boat racers will take part in the speed boat races to be held Sunday afternoon, June 1, at Lakeside Beach near Hickory, under auspices of the Lake Hick ory Boat Club. One thousand dollars in cash prizes and trophies will be given winners in the races, which will under sanction of Power Boat Association. Alexander County Plans Centennial Alexander county will observe its 100th anniversary on June 5th, 6th and 7th with a varied program featured by a historical pageant. Thursday will be home com ing day, which will be featured by crowning of Miss Centennial by Governor R, Gregg Cherry. Full programs are also plann ed for Friday and Saturday. Sponsors invite everybody to at tend. Auction Post.Tavern Wednesday, June 4 The Carolina-Tennessee Post Tavern, located 15 miles from this ci^y on highway 116 and 20 miles 'from Statesville, will be sold at auction Wednesday, 'June 4, two p. m. The tavern has eight rooms and bath in the living quarters, dining room, dance hall, kitchln, cafe, service station and modern facilities. Walter Anderson and M. C. Woodie are owners and the sale will be conducted by Land Auction company, of High Potnt. Free prizes, Including a $100 bill, will be given at the sale. o 1 Elder M. Brown and Rev. E. R. Parks, of New York, visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Obey several days ago.?Report ed. Young People Roily At Firtt Baptist Here A Young People's Rally will be held Tuesday, June 3, at the First Baptist Church North Wll* kesboro. The meeting will begin at 6 p. m. The Rally Is tor the members and counselors of the Royal . Ambassador Chapters, Girls' Auxiliary groups and Young Woman's Auxiliary of the W. M. U.'s of the Baptist church es of the Brushy Mountain Asso ciation. Wilkesboro Gym Plans Approved; Work Will Begin BluOfUint plans for the gym hasiujpTto be erected at Wilkes boro school hare been approved by the state department of pub lic instruction's school housing division, it was learned today from Wm. T. Long, school prin cipal. Although costs may exceed the original $12,000 estimate, steel and cinder blocks for construc tion of the building are on order and are expected to be delivered in the next few days. The build ing fund of $12,000 has been raised by private contributions and school activities and it is expected that the additional costs incurred will (be raised soon. In addition to the large court, the gymnasium will have suffi cient space for about 1,000 spec tators. Physical education will be pro vided for all students so.inclined. The gymnasium will be located back of the present high school building. * Wilkesboro is the largest school in the Wilkes county school system, having an enroll ment of more than 1,200. Millers Creek, Mount Pleasant, Ronda and Mountain View have gym nasiums. Funds are being raised for gymnasiums at Ferguson, Roaring River and TraphiU, which will include all high Empl Piei loyes Eh licWednc joy A sdav At Snoot Park Sales Institute Certificates Presented; Square Danc ing Enjoyed Two hundred employes of bus iness firms lii the Wilkeaboroa enjoyed piles of fried chicken and other delicacies "Wednesday evening at the employes' picnic at Smoot Park. The picnic was given the em ployes' In recognition of their cooperation and attendance at the Sales Institute recently held here under auspices of the Trade I Promotion committee of the |Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, i J. B. Williams, president of the Chamber, spoke briefly to the assembled crowd at the park and certificates for successful completion of the Sales Institute were presented by,Forrest Jones, secretary-manager of the Cham ber. Curley Jenkins and His Melody Boys, a newly organised string band here, kept the crowd hap py with continuous music through the picnic dinner and played for the square dance which followed and which was led by Pat Williams. The bountiful dinner was pre- * pared by the employes of a num ber of local stores, and the qual ity of the fried chicken demon strated that they can do things other 'than sell merchandise. Following is a list of those to whom Sales Institute certificates were presented: . Family Shoe Store: Reva Tug man, J. W. Johnston. X, F. Foster Store: Dessie Mc Neil, I. F. Foster. Stafford's: James Blackburn, Veronica Johnson. G. P. Store: Elvata McNeil, Jettie Hayes, Margaret Howard, Lucy Marion. Tomlinson's: Rose Osborne, Lonnie Osborne, Anna Laura Canter, Grace Terrell, Mary T. ,nk H. Crow Wholesale:' C. A. Cain. Crest Store: Ella Sue Eller, Margie Watkins, Reba Absher, Helen McNeill, Loretta Penning ton, Guilda Baker, Frankie Mode, Irene Watson, Selma Anderson, Gaye Kilby, Doris Cornette, Rena Foil, Pearl McNeil, Blanche El ledge, Maxlne Byrd. Motor Market: Gilbert Foster, Rex T. Call, Wayne J. Foster, B. E. Sebastian. Belk's Dept. Store: Mrs. Fred Jennings, Floise Pardue, Estelle Nichols, Eula Barnes, Mrs. Lee Hemphill, Grace Whittington, Mrs. Grace Phillips, Treva Fulp, Arthur Riddle, Jr., Bernice Bur gess, J. W. McNeill, Robert Da vis. Jean's Shop: Lucille Pierce, Mrs. M. P. Hunt. J. C. Penney Co.: Esther Wal lace, Grace Miller, Mildred Hunt er, Mrs. Martha Brookshire, Lucy Hadley, R. B. Laxton, G. W. Childers, Savannah Brown, Lau rene Sebastian, Rulby Kilby, Mrs. Tate Brown, Mildred Canter, Mrs. Maisie Walker, Mrs. Betty Staley, W. E. McNeil, Jr., E. L. Derrick. Newton's Dept. Store: B. B. Banner, Mary L. Newton, Mrs John Redman, Evelyn Steele. Ira D. Payne Clothing: Troy Absher, Carroll Yates, Mrs. Ira Payne, Ira Payne. Red Cross Pharmacy: Mrs. Watson Bryant, Irene McNeil, Fay Long, Mrs. Page Choate. The Hub Store: L. G. Caldwell, Thomas Earp. Marlow's Men's Shop: W. C. Marlow. ? u Ars. James E. Church Is Claimed By Death Funeral service was held today t Miller cemetery for Mrs. Lura ?u Redding Church, 31, wife of ames E. Church, of Vannoy. drs. Church died Wednesday, tev. John W. Luke and Rev. lene Vannoy conducted the last ltes. Surviving Mrs. Church are her msband; six children, Faye, Jharles, Ruth, Gay, Bettie and Jlllie Ray Church; one brother ind one sister. o pass red lights, exceed speed imits, and otherwise drive im >roperly. This, however, h? not >een the policy in North Carolina ior will it be during this re-is raance. Previous practices governing the Issuance and nse of Learners Permits will not be changed. IHe only change that win occur with respect to fees charged will be the Increase in the cost of an operator's license from one to two dollars. mm* Facts Concerning The Re-Issuance Of Driver License In accordance with the law passed by the 1947, General As sembly of North Carolina requir ing the re-issuance of Motor Ve hicle driver licenses, the follow ing schedule has been made: the period beginning July 1, 1947, and ending on December 31, 1947, is the time for all driver license holders, whose sur-names begin with the letters A or B to apply 'or now licenses. Persons whose names do not ibegin with one of the aibove letteirs cannot apply for re-issuance of license in this period. The period beginning January 1, 1948, and ending on June 30, 1948, will be the time for all operators whose sur-names begin with either of the letters C or D to apply for re-issuance of lic enses. All Motor Vehicle driven whose surnames begin with a letter other than A, IB, C or D will be notified by press releases at the proper time as ' to when they should appear for the re examination. The operator's license issued under the 1947 Safety Act shall automatically expire on the birthday of the licensee in the fourth year following the year of issuance, and no license shall be issued to any operator after the expiration of his license until such operator has again passed the required examination. Everyone will get a complete examination. The examination is made up of four parts. These parts are: (1) An Eye test (2) Highway Sign test (3) Driving Rules test (4) Road test! The poorest visual reading that will permit passing with glasses Is 20-50. This may be with both eyes together, or it may be with (best eye alone. The Sign test consists of the showing to the applicant several pictures containing Highway Warning signs. The applicant will be re quested to tell what a driver should do when he comes to such a sign. Inability to read is not grounds for denying a driver license. The Rule section of the examination consists of twenty five simple questions that deal with the safe operation of a mo tor vehicle. The Road test will consist of a drive of some, twelve to fifteen city blocks. In the past some applicants have begun road tests with the understanding that the examiner would tell him IUKTH WILKESBORO RED CAPS BEAT BOONVILLE BY SCORE 13-51 North Wilkeaboro's rampaging game progressed. Defensive play Red Caps gained revenge over Boonvllle for an early season de feat here Wednesday afternoon by soundly outhlttlng the Yad kin county nine 13 to 5. Felix Holder on the mound for North Wilkesboro had Boon ville's bats under complete con trol until the seventh, when they rallied for five runs. Southpaiw Cartwrlght for Boonvllle had plenty of "stfoff" but wobbly oontrol and was hit freely as the of the Red Caps showed marked improvement. / The victory placed North Wil kesboro in second place or a tie with E-lkln for the league lead if Elkin lost yesterday's encount er with Hamptonvllle. North Wilkesboro will play R'ockford here Saturday, three p. m. Following are hits and. runs for individual players in Wednesday's game. N. Wilkesboro AB. R. H. Boonvllle AB. R. H. Williams c ... ?. 5 3 1 Cockenham If . 5 11 Wood cf 5 3 8 Reavls If ?. ,? 4 11 Bentley 3ib ?.? 5 11 Craig ss 4 10 V. Cheatwood 2b ?.... 5 2 3 Eller rf 2 10 Wendland lb a 6 1 2 Holder p ? . 5 12 10 0 1 0 1 Johnson, 2/b 2 0 0 Wagoner 8 b ? 4 12 J. Wagoner ss 4 0 0 Hutchens c ?? ? 4 0 1 Motsinger cf ?> 4 0 0 Smith lb ? 3 11 Dessener rf 4 11 Cartwrlght p ?t? 4 11 THE Y. M. C. A.

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