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? 42, No. IQt ? | ? Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESB0R0, N. C., Monday, June 2. 1947 - Make North Wilkesbero Your Shopping Center
LOCAL YOUTH MEMBER DAVIDSON STUDENT COUNCIL
nciured above are the members of the new Student Council at Davidson Col
lege, recently elected to handle the affairs of the student government next year.
From left to right they sure: Curtis Harper, Lynchburg, Va.; Whit Cobb, Dur
ham; Lee Willingham, Augusta, Ga.; James A. Pittman, Jr., Orlando, Fla.; Jake
Wade," Jr., Charlotte; William E. Robertson, Kannapolis; Hugh Hill (President),
Greensboro; George Cheek (first vice-president), Selma, Ala.; Carl Pahl (sec
ond vice-president), Memphis, Tenn.; Charles J. Williams, North Wilkesboro;
Freeman Jones, Charlotte; and Robert Strickland,' Atlanta, Ga.
Smallpox Serum Now
Available In County
The Wilkes oohnty health de
partment announced today that
?mallpox serum has arrived and
dan he administered at the
health office or by physicians.
The law compels parents to
have all children vaccinated a
gainst smallpox before entering
rs. Joe Greene's
.Funeral services was held ten
m. Saturday at Mt. Zion
bhurch for Mrs. Martha Etta
57, wife of Joe Greene,
. 4>t Eiktown
Mrs. Greene died Friday.
, Levi Greene conducted the
Surviving Mrs. Greene are her
tusband and the following sons
ind daughters: Chelsie Greene^
Emma Johnson, Mrs. Cora
folfe, Rockford, Linville, Boss
Faye Greene, Mrs. Bessie
iarley and Mrs. Zora Marley.
Mrs. Chas. Wellborn
Is Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held Tues
day t Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church for Mrs. Mattie Macy
Wellborn, 42, wife of Charlie
Wellborn, of New Castle town
ship. She died Sunday at her
Mrs. Wellborn is survived by
her husband and the following
(children: Kathleen, Ralph, Har
old, Blanche, Mary, Dwlght, Bet
ty Jo, R'. J., George and Peggy
Ann Wellborn, of the home. Al
so surviving * are one brother
.Blalne Macy, of Jonesville, and
? listers: Mrs. Parks Younger,
Mrs. Alma Hayes, Jones
Mrs. Bertie Mathis and
Mrs. Florence Bulens, of Ronda;
Mrs. Mamie Cummings, of Ahos
Rev. R. R. Crater and Rev.
'Pervis Parks conducted the last
rites and burial was in the
53 Persons Die In
Plane Crash Friday
Havre de Grace, Md.?A Mi
ami-bound Eastern Ah- Lines DC
4 luxury liner, with 53 persons
aboacd, crashed, exploded and
I burn? in a wooded, swamp sec
tor near here Friday night and
, state police said that all aboard
' were killed.
In the worst domestic disaster
I in the history of U. S. comraer
f cial aviation, and close on the
heels of a series of holiday air
crashes all over the world, most
of the occupants were decapitat
ed or dismembered.
"There were no survivors,"
Maryland State Police reported
tersely as they left the scene of
the shattered luxury aircraft,
still burning and red-hot at' 10 p!
m., three hours after the crash.
BetflMse of the condition of the
bodieJT&n accurate count of the
number found could not be made,
tout State Police Sergt. W. B.
Chappelle said that "more than
bo^|s have been recovered."
Us Trgares were substantiated
Asssitant Police Chief Wll
Bullock of Havre de Grace,
was forced to leave the
after aiding in the remov
about SO bodies.
NORTH WILKESBORO AND LENOIR
LODGES WILL BE HOST TO GRAND
LODGE K. OF P. AT BLOWING ROCK
The annual convention of the
Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
Domain of North (Carolina, will
be held at Mayview Manor, Blow
ing Rock, North Carolina on June
17th and 18th.
The Grand Lodge meeting this
year will be sponsored by the
Caldwell Lodge No. 78 of Lenoir
and the North Wilkesboro Lodge
Besides the usual routine of
business conducted by the Grand
Lodge, an elaborate entertain
ment program has been ar,range3
by the sponsoring lodges which
includes sight seeing trips, golf
tournament, special entertain
ment for the ladies and a banquet
on Tuesday night, June 17thf at
which former Governor Brough
ton will be the principal speak
er. Following the banquet,
dance will be held in the Ball
Room of the Mayview Manor.
In addition to the Grand
Lodge delegates and their wives,
it is expected that the conven
tlon will be attended by a large
number of Knights and their
wires from various sections of
the State, with the prospects that'
this convention will be the larg
est attended by any convention
the Grand Lodge has ever held.
The chairman on arrangements
and reservations Is Lloyd M.
The business session of the
Grand Lodge will Include- the
election of officers. for the en
suing^ year. Thejpreseqt. officers
elTL. W - ~ ? -
are J. L. Weathers, Grand Chan
cellor, Fayettevllle; H. K. Line
back, Grand Vice Chancellor,
Winston-Salem; Robert Holle
man, Grand Prelate, Durham;
Dewey Huggins, Grand Keeper of
Records and Seals, Clayton;
Francis W. terunert, Grand Mas
ter of Exchequer, Winston-Sal
em; Richard Poe, Grand Master
at Arms, Sanford; Dewey Wil
kerson, Grand Inner Guard, Win
ston-Salem; and George Ready,
Grand Outer Guard, Greensboro.
A very successful series of re-!
vival services was held last week .
at the Wilkeahoro Baptist church.
Rev. T. Sloan Guy, Jr., of Rich- !
mond, Va., a former pastor, was
guest minister and delivered In- j
spiring messages at the services :
each evening. Rev. W. N. Brook
shire is pastor of the church.
During the series of meetingB
several were added to member
ship in the church.
Rev. Mr. Guy directed music
for the revival and Miss Peggy
Nichols, of North Wilkesboro,
was in charge of the youth choir,
which sang at each service and
received much favorable com-'
Baptismal service will be held
Sunday evening, eight o'clock.
Clinic June 12th
Monthly cripple clinic for free
examination and crippled and de
formed children will be held
Thursday morning, June J.2, at
the Wilkes hospital.
Revival and Bible
School at Roaring
River Begins 8th
There will be a revival and Bi
ble school at the Roaring River
Baptist church, beginning on
Sundayf June 8. Rev, Roger
Gwaltney, the ? pastor, will be in
charge. The Bible school will
probably be held each morning
during the week for the children
and there will be services each
night at the church.
J. Monroe Shumate j
Is Claimed By Death |
J. Monroe Shumate, 66, well
known North Wilkesboro citizen, j
died early Saturday and funeral
was held today, two p. m., at the
Second Baptist church ( with bur
ial in Mount Lawn Memorial
Mr. Shumate leaves his wife,
Mrs. Cenla Shumate, one son
and three daughters: C. M. Shu
mate and Mrs. Frank Hamm, of
North Wilkesboro; Mrs. Claude
Hall, of Elkin.
NORTH WILKESBORO ON TOP IN
LEAGUE; BEAT ROCKFOR010-4
North Wilkesboro Red Caps ( a homer,
moved to the top in the yadkin Elkin lost to Hamptonville 2-3,
Valley ibaseball league here Sat- which gave the Red Caps a
urday with a ten to four win ; '
over Rockford. Cooper and Isen
hour formed the local battery
and Rockford was held to six
hits. Reavis led in hitting for the
chance at the league lead.
North "Wilkesboro will play at
JonesvlUe Wednesday and Cllng
man Saturday. Following
Red Caps with three singles and | lineups of Saturday's game:
V. Cheatwood 2 b
Reavis If ....
- .. 5
Wood cf . _...
Bentley 3b -
B. Cheatwood ss
Craig as 1?
Parsons rf .
Wiles rf ...
Isenhour c -
? , 4
Rockford AB. R. H.1
Simpson cf . 5. 0
Doss ss 5 1
Wad? Doss 2lb ... 5 0
Burrus lb 5 0
Marlon If , ... 4 0
Jenkins 3 b 4 0
Anthony rf ? 4 0
Folger c . ..... .... 4 2
Dillinger k 4 1
TOTALS "v AQ 4
SUPPORT THE Y. M. C. A.
Frank Blair Wins
Motor Boot Roco
Frank Blair, of North Wllkes
boro, won first place in the race
for boats over 106 horsepower in
the speed boat regatta held at
Lakeside Beach near Hickory
There were eight events in the
races, with several, of the nation's
best speed boat drivers partici
pating. A crowd of several thous
and witnessed the events.
. County Finances
J. C. Grayson, Wilkes county1
accountant and tax supervisor,
was speaker at the North Wil
kesboro > Kiwanis club Friday
noon, giving a statistical report
of receipts and disbursements
and Wilkes county's financial
condition for the current fiscal
years. ' * ' .
Mr. Grayson, who was present
ed by C. C. Sidden, program
chairman for the day, explained
the various funds and the man
ner of operating within the bud
get prescribed for the year.
Rev. T. Sloan Guy, Jr., a guest
at the meeting, sang "Lock Lo
In the brief business session
prior to the program it was as
certained that at least five mem
bers will attend the Divisional 3
Kiwanis meeting in Lexington
Attendance prize was given by
Cecil Adamson to R. M. Brame>
Jr. Guests Friday were as. fol
Dudley Hill had Dudley Hill,
Jr.; W. H. McElwee had Mayor
Scott Kenerly; A. C. Venable had
Joe Hocket and Palmer Horton;
R. L. Morehouse had Dr. A? D.
Morehouse; T. E. Story had Rev.
T. Sloan Guy, Jr.; G. T. Mitchell
had Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. T.
Sloan Guy, Jr.; E.. N. Phillips
had Mrs. Phillips; Gilbert Combf
?*d BilJ Combs; Panl. S, Cragan
had hiB father Paul Cragan; W.
J. Caroon had Richard Johnston;
C. C. Sidden had Miss Mabel Sid
den and J. C. Grayson, speaker.
Book Stations Of
Public Library In
County Total 35
Five Additional Stations Set
Up In Rural Communi
Five additional (book stations
have been established by the
Wilkes County Public library in
Wilkes county during the past
This brtngs the total number
of rural library stations to 35,
all of which have been establish
ed during the past few months.
The rural stations have carried
library facilities into many com
munities which previously had
little opportunity to use the li
The most recent stations set
up were as follows: home of Mrs.
C. B. Staley at Roaring River; J.
W. Cheek's store at Shepherd's
Cross Roads; J. Z. Adams' store
at Austin; Mrs. Flora B. New
man at Benham postoffice;
Pleasant Hill grocery at Pleas
Miss Kate Finley, who had had
several years experience in li
brary work in New York City, is
assisting the Wilkes County
Public library in rural expansion
work. People in communities not
yet reached by the library and
who desire a rural book station
are asked to call at the county
.library, -which is located in the
North Wilkseboro town hall
Stanley Brothers To
Show at Courthouse
Purlear Home Demonstration
club will sponsor a show of Stan
ley Brothers, Carter and (Ralph,
Clinch Mountain boys with Cous
in Winesap, from radio station
WCYB, Bristol, Tenn., on Sat
urday night, June 7, eight p. m.,
at the county courthouse in Wil
kesboro. A most enjoyable show
is assured all who will attend.
Juniors Will Hove
Degree Work Here
North Wilkeeboro council of
the Junior Order will hare de
gree work In the meeting Tues
day night, eight o'clock, and all
members are asked to attend.
h Varied Bloom,
Once again the Blue Ridge
Parkway, high road through the
"'J*! ?f western Virginia
and North Carolina, is displaying
slvemi8 f?St "Prln8: fa8htona
Several exciting changes of cos
tume In a variety of colow from
Pure white, through the pink
yellow, and orange hues to deep
rich purple are being shown.
A ?ort of dre8B rehearsal for
the big phow is the myriad of
smaller ground flowers which
even now carpet the forest floor
and line the woodland trails.
Trillium, wild Iris, lady slipper,
May apple, dbgtooth violets,
mountain bluets, and many oth
ers form this spring woods car
In the main show already und
erway, the white dogwood has
had the stage for the past three
weeks. An outstanding dogwood
display is that at Smart View, a
Parkway recreational area 30
miles south of Roanoke, Virgin
ia. Here each year from the first
to middle of May the whole pic
nic grounds are white with many
hundreds of dogwoods in blos
som. In the higher elevations of
the Parkway, dogwood continues
blooming throughout May.
Taking the stage now is the
pink azalea, or pinxterlbloom as
some folk call it. Small patches,
and In some sections near the
Virginia-North Carolina State
line large areas of this pink
azalea border the roadway. Smart
View In Virginia and Cumber
land Knob on the Parkway just
below the State line ln North
Carolina have many such areas.
The most spectacular color dis
play of the Blue Ridge follows
the pink azalea. This is the flame
azalea ranging from clear lemon
yellow, through brilliant orange,
to deep red. The display has be
gan along some of the lower
Parkway sections and will con
tinue on through the middle of
vu?v -In the irigher eecttom, At
many points along the Parkway
in both States, this flame azalea,
or mountain honeysuckle as it
is called by some, forms solid
masses of brilliant variegated
color. Lone plants, some eight to
twelve feet tall, In deep woods
areas present extraordinary color
contrasts. Flame azalea is com
mon to the Parkway south of
Roanoke to Asheville, North Car
olina, with the most concentrated
areas 50 miles north and 50
miles south of the Virginia
North Carolina State line.
Before the flame azalea is
spent, another showy group is
coming on. The Rhododendron
and Laurel families, splendid
through June with a color range
from white to deep purple, are
so outstanding and abundant in
the Blue Ridge that a festival
in their honor is celebrated each
year in the City of Asheville,
North Carolina. The mountain
laurel with its cousin, the rho
dodendron, is the most common
shrub in the Blue Ridge Moun
tains. Whole mountainsides are
covered. Laurel ranges from
white to deep pink depending on
ground and shade conditions. A
long portions of the Parkway in
upper North Carolina, the laurel
is banked solid at the woods
edge by the side of the road.
Purple rhododendron varies
from lavender to deep velvety
purple. In many areas the plant
grows in great masses up to fif
teen feet ln height. Such large
groupings of rhododendron can
be found in nearly all the way
side recreational areas including
Peaks of Otter and Rocky Knob
in Virginia; Bluff, Cumberland
Knob, Cascades, and Crabtree
Meadows ln North Carolina.
Grandfather Mountain, Mt. Mitch
ell, And Craggy Pinnacle are par
ticularly outstanding for their
rhododendron display. The most
spectacular show In the Park
way area is the one in Craggy
Gardens, fifteen miles north of
Asheville, which is honored by
the Rhododendron Festival. Here
many acres or highland meadow
are covered with the purple
bloom during the middje of June
each year. Parking facilities are
close by so that the visitor may
leave his car and wander leisure
ly through these natural- rhodo
dendron gardens. *
Later, during the first weeks
of July, the last of the rhododen
dron family blooms. The white
to pink bloom of the Rhododen
dron Maximum is not so gaudy or
prolific as that of the purple va
riety, but the plants themselves
grow into even denser masses
and to greater heights. Interest
ing trails ln Rocky Knofb, Bluff,
and Cumberland Knob recrea
tional areas wind through rhodo
Many Will Attend
Final plans hay* been made
for approximately 100 women
from Wilkes county to attend the
District Federation Meeting for
Home Demonstration Club wom
en in Boone on June 4th. This
group of women will go by bus to
and from the meeting.
Last year at the District meet
ing in ffparta, Wilkes county .won
the gavel for greatest attend
ance. It is hoped that Wilkes
county will hold the gavel for
another year. ,
This group of women will meet
at 8:30 a. m. in front of the
Town Hall in North Wilkesboro.
From here we will all go together
to Bpone for an interesting all
Of Home Clubs
Wilkes County Council
Holds Interesting Meet
ing Here On Monday
By MRS. ESSA D. SHAW
(Acting Home Agent)
The Wilkes County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs met
on Monday, May 26th in the
Town Hall in North Wilkesboro.
Mrs. C. F. Brethollj president,
presided. Ten of the sixteen clubs
were represented at this meet
The members voted to hold
bazaars to raise funds for the
County Council. Mrs. B. R. Eller,
Cricket Club, was elected chair
man, who in turn, appointed her
committee?Mrs. Ed Hendren,
Gilreath Club, and Mrs. W. E.
Snow, Fairplains Club. It was
also agreed upon to publish a
Home Demonstration Club Cook
Book composed of favorite reci
pes of the Home Demonstration
Club women. Mrs. T. W. Fergu
son wak elected chairman of the
The Council agreed to support
Mrs. Eva TJ. Person of Louis
burg, North Carolina, State Fed
eration Treasurer, as delegate to
the meeting of the "Country
Women of the World" to be held
in Holland in September.
Announcement was made that
4-H Club Camp will be held at
Camp Fellowship on July 7-12;
4-H Short Course^ will be August
18-23; 4-H Dress Revue will be
Final plans were made for at
tending the District Federation
meeting in Boone on June 4th.
The meeting adjourned until
the next Council meeting?July
First Baptist Will
' Form Softball Team
Men of the First Baptist
church will meet at Smoot Park
Tuesday evening, 6:45, to form a
softball team. In case of rain, the
meeting will be at the town hall.
All from any of the churches in
terested in softball are asked to
dendron tunnels where the plant*
form overhead arches.
With the passing of the rho
dodendron bloom the great
spring show is over, but the cur
tain never falls on the Blue
Ridge color parade. The smaller
summer flowers soon take over,
and the parade holds through
autumn, closing in a blaze of fall
Wilkes War Dead
It Service Here
Wreaths Placed On Marker
In Memory of Those Who
Gave Their Lhres
Those who made the supreme
sacrifice for the cause of liberty
in America since colonial times
were honored here Friday eve
ning in a Memorial Day service
at the marker at the corner of
Memorial Avenue and D street.
W. C. Grier led the service,
which was sponsored by' the
American Legion and Veterans of
Foreign Wars. Rev. Watt M.
Cooper, Presibyterian pastor who
served as a naval chaplain in
World War II, delivered a most
Invocation for the service was
spoken by Dr. Gilbert R. Combs,
Methodist minister. Mrs. W. R.
Absher, representing the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution;
Mrs. C. H. Cowles for the United
Daughters of the Confederacy;
Mrs. Margaret Church, for the V.
F. W. Auxiliary; and Mrs. Hu
bert Winkler for the American.
Legion Auxiliary placed wreaths
on the marker in honor of their
respective war dead.
During the service tribute was
also paid those who lost their
lives in the Spanish-American
A wreath expressing appreci
ation of the youth of America
for the grand country the patriots
of the past had given them was
presented by troop 35 of Boy
Scouts by Soout Jimmie Moore,
Scoutmaster R, I. Moore and As
sistant Scoutmaster Paul Bum
The impressive service was
closed by taps sounded by Gor
don Finley, Jr., and Dudley
Rally For Young
A Young People's Rally for
members of the Junior Organiza
tions of the W. M. U.'s of the
Baptist churches of the Brushy
Mountain Association will be
held Tuesday, June 3, at the
First Baptist church of North
Wilkesboro. The afternoon meet
ing will begin at 5 o'clock. Sup
per will be served at 6:30.
The evening session will begin
at 7:15. Miss Ruth Provence,
North Carolina W. M. U. Secre
tary, and Miss Vivian Nowell,
missionary to Africa, will be the
special speakers. Counselors of
the Junior Organizations and
others interested' in young peo
ple are invited to attend the ses
At Millers Creek
Another recreation party for
the ibeneflt of the playground
fund will be held Thursday night,
eight o'clock, at Millers Creek
school gymnasium.. Wanderers
of the Wasteland will furnish
music and a most enjoyable oc
casion is anticipated.
There will be a special com
munication of North Wilkesboro
Lodge No. 407, A. F. & A. M.
Wednesday evening 8:30 p. m.
Work in the Second Degree.
Members urged to be present.
GRADUATING CLASS MASCOTS
The very young gentleman and pretty little Miss in
the above picture were mascots for the large graduat
ing class recently at Wilkesboro high! school. Ota the
left is Billy Call, age 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Call,
Jr., of Wilkesboro. On the right is Judy Bouchelle, age
4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bouchelle, Jr., of
Wilkesboro. ? _ -