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Vol. 42, No. 13
Published Mondays and Thursdays
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, June 12, 1947
Make Nerth Wilkesboro Your Shoppinfl Center
GOVERNOR CHERRY PROCLAIM^ JUNE DAIRY MONTH
Whereas, milk is Nature's
most nearly perfect food and of
recognized and vital imi>ortance
to our national health and well
Whereas, the care, the preser
vation and the improvement of
the great American Dairy Indus
try, with its annual sales more
than twice the mill value of all
steel production and its 10 mil
lion people who are wholly de
pendent on the dairy and allied
industries for their livelihood,
are of transcendant interest to
all Americans as a matter of
practical living; and
Whereas, the State of North
.Carolina has a vital share in the
production of milk and "dairy
Whereas, the American Dairy
Industry each year reaches, dur
ing the month of June, its peak
of production, iboth in volume
and in quality, because of Na
ture's marvelous abundance of
the grasses of the fields for our
dairy herds, during that period:
and ' i
Whereas, As a consequence the
American Dairy Industry has set
aside the month of June as a
period in which the health and
life-giving values of milk and
dairy products may best be in
dicated to the American public,
as well as to indicate the wonder
ful enjoyment that humans ex
perience in the consumption of
milk and dairy foods; now
Therefore, I, R. Gregg iGherry,
governor of the State of North
Carolina, in full appreciation of
tjie. opportunities herein present
ed for constructive public ser
vice, do herelby proclaim the
period of June, 1947, as June
Dairy Month For North Carolina,
and do urge that the month be
fittingly observed, in private
and in public, in order to in
crease appreciation and con
sumption of milk and dairy pro
ducts and to improve our stand
ard of health, our enjoyment of
delicious dairy foods, and our
In testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
the Great Seal of the State of
fibrth Carolina to be affixed.
Done at the Capitol in the city
of Raleigh this 29th day of May,
in the Year of our Lord the one
thousand nine hundred forty
R. GREGG CHEiRRY,
i Secretary of State.
John Pinkney Church
Funeral Be On Friday
- Funeral service for John Pink
ney Church, 77, well known
merchant and farmer of the Mox
ley community, who died Wed
nesday at his home, will he held
Friday, 11 a. m., at Piney Grove
Church with Rev. Troy Blevins
and Rev. Grant Cothren in
charge of the service.
Mr. Church was a son of the
late Hiram and Martha Yates
Church. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Martha C. Church and
seven sons and daughters: Mrs.
Grace Hutchison, Moxley; Mrs.
Myrtle Kilby, North Wilkesboro;
Mrs. Delia Church, Richmond,
Ya.; Mrs. 11a Eller and Mrs. Faye
Dancy, North Wilkesboro; Guy
Church, Moxley; Van Church, in
Plan Square Dance
On Saturday Night
Wilkes post of the American
Legion will sponsor a square
dance to be held Saturday night,
June 14, eight o'clock, at the Le
gion and Auxiliary clubhouse.
Jimk Golden and his Wanderers
of the Wasteland will furnish
music for the dance and every
body is invited. Gold drinks will
Conies to Close
Washington. :? The nation's
housewives reached the end of a
five-year coupon ordeal last
night when the Government end
ed rationing of sugar for house
holds, hotels rind restaurants, ef
fective at midnight.
Last of a multitude of things
that once could riot be bought
with money alone, sugar was
freed from ration controls be
cause larger quantities are avail
However, price f controls re
main. So does rationing of indus
trial sugar. (All sugar controls
are due to end Oct. 31 unless
Congress says otherwise).
Last night's announcement
came from Secretary of Agricul
ture Anderson. His action ended
all rationing of articles for ulti
mate consumers for the first time
since April 28, 1942. Sugar, last
food to be removed from ration
ing, was the first to be rationed.
Control On Yadkin
Local Citizen* Make Out,
Strong Case For Flood
Control in The Valley
Washington, -June 0.? Con
gress today wu asked to appro
priate |T,194,000 .for the con
'oonstruction of four detention
dams on the Yadkin and Reddies
Rivers above North WRkesboro
to protect the lower Yadkin-Pee
Dee Basin from flash floods.
Tar Heel Representatives
Charles B. Deane of Rocking
ham and John H. Polger of Mt.
Airy and some 15 or more citi
zens, including Maj. Edney
Ridge, federal marshal at Greens
boro, came-here to ask Cor the
funds and to offset testimony
given the appropriations sub
committee Thursday by 50 citi
zens from communities north of
the proposed dam sites.
Yesterday's witnesses, Intro
duced iby Representative Robert
L. Doughton, Laurel Springs,
testified that the backwaters of
the dams would inundate valu
able property Including roads,
farm lands and some urban
property. Today, with Represen
tative Deane as the chief spokes
man, witnesses made these points
before the committee:
1. That the dams were author
ized by the 79th Congress after
exhaustive testimony and a com
plete survey of the rivers from
the Blue Ridge Mountains to
the mouth of the Pee Dee river
in South Carolina, and that the
same opposing evidence present
ed was overruled by the House
and Senate last year.
2. That many lives as well as
property mounting into millions
of dollars have been lost by
floods which occur each year,
with an annual average loss of
$172,500 to the principal com
munities, Wilkesboro, North Wil
kesboro and Elkin.
3. That industry, transporta
tion, soil conservation and gen
eral economic growth had been
of flood damage, and that future
damage woald be greater than in
the past because of timber cut
ting and some new business de
4. That with an average an
nual rainfall of 50 inches In the
river basins, more than 6,500
acres of farm lands are subject
to flooding, and that all counties
east and south of Wilkes would
also receive needed protection
from uncontrolled waters.
5. That sooner or later a repe
tition of the 1940 flood which
cost nine lives and more than
$3,000,000 in flood and fire
damage can be expected, and that
some industry has been forced
to move from North Wilkesboro
because of flash rises in the riv
er there. ,
6. That the floods on the Yad
kin, Reddies and Pee Dee have
cost the state heavily in concrete
bridges of the North Carolina
Highway Department and the Tar
Heel United States senators are
equally favorable to construction
of the project without further
7. That vitally needed refores
tation and soil conservation pro
grams, already surveyed, cannot
proceed until the streams have
been brought under control.
Joining Deane, Folger and oth
ers was former Representative
Walter Lambeth of Thomasville;
George Wlese, Legerwood, Cald
well County; and citizens of
North Wilkesboro and Elkin.
Those from North Wilkesboro
were John ?. Justice, Jr., J. B.
Williams, Judge Johnson J.
Hayes, Watson Brame, and
N S. Forester. Judge. John
son J. Hayes, North Wilkesboro,
asked the subcommittee today to
recommend funds to control
floods along Yadkin.
Hayes told reporters he in
formed the committee that the
dams would be of much value as
those on the Catawba and "down
the Yadkin," which also have
provided power ."for innumerable
manufacturing plants and fur
nish power to the piedmont
area." . ,v, , ..
"It seems absurd to think that
six miles of land in Caldwell
county are more valuable than
45 miles of the same type in
Wilkes, to say nothing of 100
miles along the river in Surry.
Yadkin, Forsyth, Davie, Davidson,
Rowan, Montgomery, Stanly,
Richmond and Anson Counties,"
Relative to their respective
heights, short persons have larg
er heads and brains than tall, ac
cording to the Encyclopaedia
Junes brides were plentiful
during the past week as license
to wed were issued by Troy C.
Foster, Wilkes register of deeds,
to the following: Zollie Bumgar
ner and Bernice Joines, both of
Wilbar; Max G. Miller and Irene
Krider, both of Todd: Luther
Bell and Louise Galloway, both
of North Wllkesboro; Howard
Parller, Boone, and Ella McNeill,
Deep Gap; Woodrow Johnson
and Ina Lee Billings, both of
Hays; Roger Wellborn, Wilkes
?hJbo, and Mable K. Pearson, Wll
kesboro route one; Julius A. Bar
nett, Wllkesboro, and Doris Eliz
abeth Brooks, North Wllkesboro;
Lee Adams and Dorothea Laws,
both of North Wllkesboro; Jo
seph W. McNeill, Millers Creek,
and Maxle h^iller, North Wllkes
boro; Jas. Wm. Hoover Hutch
ens, Buck, and Syble Esther
Baldwin, Wllkesboro route one;
Helen Shumaker and Ena Faye
Ellis, both of Purlear; Clinton C.
Broyhill, Pores Knob, and Arvie
D. Walsh, Wllkesboro; Harry
Sberrlll, and Selma Sue Anderson,
both of North Wllkesboro; Radie
Frattklin Martin, Jonesvllle, and
vifAi Agnes Gentry, Lomax; S.
C. Jarvia, Union Grove, and Irene
Burgees, Wllkesboro; Hoy Curtis
Elledge, Hays, and Dare Roope,
North Wllkesboro route one;
Arthur 0. Woodruff and Mary
Lee Wallace, both of Pores Knob.
Swimming Pool Will
Open Here Monday
The swimming pool located
near the Yadkin between the
Wllkeeboroe will open on Mon
day, ten a. m.
TfN swimming pool will he
operated by the Youth Center
under JRe<l Cross safety regula
tions and two life guards will be
on dttfr. I
Mbn tickets are now on sale
and a prise of an additional sea
son ticket will be given one of
the purchasers Monday after
For Dad's Event
Sunday, June 15, will be Fath
er's Day, the one day in the year
set aside to honor "the man of
In anticipation of Father's
Day, North Wilkesboro merch
ants hare stocked well with
numerous items most appropriate
for Father's Day gifts.
In many lines, war shortages
are a thing of the past ana shop
pers out to hunt something to
show their appreciation of father
will have no difficult task in
finding something appropriate, of
sound value and which will be
With prices becoming adjust
ed, values are now greater than
in several years in many lines
of merchandise, and stocks are
A daughter was iborn June 6
to Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Crane,
of Purlear, at the Wilkes hos
Born . to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Walter Nichols at the Wilkes hos
pital a eon on June 7. They are
residents of North Wilkesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fred
Brown, of North Wilkesboro, are
parents of a daughter boni Mon
day at the Wilkes hospital.
A son was born Monday at the
Wilkes hospital to Mt. and Mrs.
Charles Arery Holland, of Wil
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Etna
Helms, of North Wilkesboro, a
son on Tuesday at the Wilkes
A daughter was born this
week at the Wilkes hospital to
Mr. and Mrs. Gurnice Norman"
Greene, of Congo.
fiorn to Mr. and Mrs. Challle
B. Huie, of Moxley, a son on
Tuesday at the Wilkes hospital.
i Be In Effect
County Taxes Now At
2 Per Cent Discount
J-. C.. Grayson, Wilkes tax sup
ervisor, said today that taxpayers
of Wilkes county may now pay
their 1947 taxes at his office and
receive a discount of two per
cent, which will be allowed by
law through July 1.
The tax rate has again been
set at $1.38 per hundred. The
discount will decrease after July
1 and those who want to save the
full two per cent are urged to
Revival Service At
The Gospel Baptist
A series of revival services be
gan at the Gospel Baptist Chnrcb
Sunday rfight, June 8th.
Rev. Ottls Cook, of Hickory, is
guest minister and his singers
from Long View Baptist, of Hick
ory, will be there the rest of the
week assisting in the singing.
Rev. Ralph Miller is pastor of
the church and he invites the
public to attend each and every
SUPPORT THE Y. M. C. A.
One Dollar Fine
Get-Acquainted Period For
Meters To Extend Thru
Parking meters installed on
Worth Wilkesboro's downtown
streets are now in operation on
a trial period and fines for vio
lation will begin Monday, Police
Chief J. E. Walker said today.
Meters have been installed on
B street, C street, Ninth and
Parking fees are five cents per
hour, but the meters will accept
pennies. Each penny will give
112 minutes parking time, and a
nickel registers one hour. At the
end of the period paid for a red
flag with the word "violation" is
Chief Walker said that an ad
ditional policeman will be added
to the force to check parking me
ters, to keep alleys clear of park
ed cars and to assist otherwise
in orderly handling of traffic on
Fines will not be imposed dur
ing , the get-acquainted period
this week but tickets will be is
ued Monday and thereafter. If
the person given a ticket will
carry it to the town hall he will
get off with a fine of one dollar.
It a ticket is not turned in a
warrant will be issued for trial
before the city court.
Commenting on the meters,
Chief Walker said that he be
lieved that the public, and es
pecially the country people, will
find them very convenient in
that they will be able to find
parking places In the
pie In town will necessarily be
left outside the downtown dis
trict or on parking lots to be es
Chief Walker has called atten
tion of the public to the instrno
tions given on the street side of
each meter. Coins are to be in
serted, one at a time, in the slot
provided. Aftet inserting a coin,
turn the handle to the right as
far as it will go. The indicator
hand on the meter will move to
the point indicating the amount
of parking time purchased.
Cars are to be parked in the
lines indicated on the streets,
and the meter for each parked
car will be at the right front,
fender, If parked correctly. At
tention is called to the fact that
parking lanes on C street oppo
site the postoffice have been
changed from diagonal to paral
lel with the curb. Tickets will be
issued for improper parking as
well as parking meter law* viola
The parking meters will be in
operation from eight a. m. to six
p. m. Monday through Saturday.
Parking will be free on Sundays
and no motorists will be required
to use the meters after six p. m.
through the week or on Sundays.
Revival In Progress 1
Revival services are now In
progress at Pentecostal Holiness
church on Sixth street. Services
are held each evening at 7:30.
The pastor, Rev. Sam Jones, Is
being assisted by Evangelist Mag
gie Wllklns, of Mayodan. The
public is cordially invited to all
At Welcome Home
? m ?
Paul D. Collins, instructor,
will close a singing school at
Welcome Home church * Friday
night with a special singing ser
vice at 7:80. Everyone is Invited,
Shady Grove Church
The Shady Grove Baptist
church In the Adley community
i announced: "Everybody having
relatives buried at this cemetery
please cotee June 25th to work:
and clean oft the cemetery. It la
in bad shape and some of the
graves cant be recognized. If you
cant come, please and aome
Support the Y. M. C. A.
WILKES JUNIORS LOSE TO NEWTON;
GASTONIA WILL PLAY HERE FRIDAY
North Wilkeaboro's American
Legion junior ibaseball team lost
here Friday to Newton juniors
16 to 3 In a game which turned
out to be a good contest alter a
ragged three Innings.
Church, a portsider who pitch
ed lor North Wllkesboro high,
started on the mound and was
attllcted by wlldness while his
lntield team mates had a bad
case ol jitters. Two hits, walks
and errors accounted lor six runs
and the ball game In the llrst
Johnson, an ellectlye left
handed hurler from Clingman,
took over In the third and work
ed on even terms with Newton's
Chapman throughout the remain
der ol the game. Diminutive Har
old Dancy, of Wllkesboro, work
ed effectively as catcher lor the
locals. Bad base running cost the
Wilkes juniors a number of ruhs.
Eight Stills, Eight
Men Taken In A
Series Of Raids
Federal Agents In Wilkes
Have Busy Week; 150
Gallons Spirits Seized
Agents of the Federal Alcohol
Tax Unit In Wilkes have just
closed a very busy week.
The weekly report of the of
fice, located In the federal build
ing at Wilkesboro, disclosed that
eight stills were destroyed dur
ing the week and that the total
capacity of the stills was 1,080
gallons and had a mash capacity
of 11,100 gallons.
With the stills the officers de
stroyed 150 gallons of liquor and
8,950 gallons of mash.
Two automobiles with an esti
mated value of $1,500 were seiz
Arrests on liquor charges dur
ing the week included Dal 'Parks,
James Sales, Garfield Wellborn,
Howard Foster, Clarence Shu
maker, Russell Foster, Billie An
derson and Roy Dotson.
Baptist Pastors' I
The Baptist pastors conference
will meet Monday, Jane 16, In
It's regular monthly meeting. All
ministers, deacons, and laymen
are asked to be In the meeting.
There Ir a very Important dis
cussion on a vital topic. It is
something that all pastors dea
cons, and laymen need to hear
discussed. Surely all will do
their best to 'be present. The fol
lowing Is the program.
10:00 o'clock, Devotional,
Rev. John Wells.
10:16 Discussion on "How To
Call a Pastor" led by Mr. J. C.
McNeil. A layman In Mt. Pleas
ant Baptist church.
10:45 Business and recess.
11:10 tHbmoletics Study, Rev.
W. R. Wagoner, supply pastor,
North WilkeSboro First Church.
11:46 Inspirational Message,
Rev. W. N. Brookshlre.
At Postoffice Here
Applications will close on June
20 tor a civil service examina
tion to be held tor the position
of clerk and carrier at the North
Wilkesboro postoffice. Applica
tion blanks may be obtained at
the postoffice here.
SUPPORT THE Y.M.CA.
Newton got only nine clean hits,
which shows that fielding was
ragged. North WilkesbOro col
(lected six hits and conld have
bad as many runs.
Observers agreed that mater
ial here is promising and that
more practice and playing will
greatly Improve the quality of
play. The starting linenp Tues
day was Byrd on first, Rhodes in
right field, Ronsseau at second
base, Craig at short, Badgett at!
third, Adams in center, Lowe in |
left; Church pitching and Dancy
catching. Later Swofford took'
over at third and Keith Bentley
got into the game.
Gastonia team, one of the
state's best, will play here Fri
day at 3:30 and attendance
should >be much larger than the
few fans/ who turned out Tues
day. The local juniors go to
1 Mooresville tonight.
Vacation School At
Cub Creek Baptist
.. Vacation Bible seboel
gin Monday evening and continue
through Friday with sessions
each day at seven p. m. at Cub
Creek (Baptist church near Wil
kesboro. Rev. I* T. Younger,
pastor, will teach the adult class
es. H. 1. Johnson is Sunday
school superintendent and will
be in charge of the school.
Five From Wilkes
And toys' State
Wilkes post of the American
Legion and the Legion Auxiliary
sent three boys and two girls to
Boys' and Girls' State in session
The boys sent 'by the Legion
are Perry Lowe, Jr., of Pores
Knob, James Melton, of Honda,
and Richard Grysel, of the Crick
et community. They are at Chap
el Hill all this week with ex
penses paid by the Legion.
The girls sent by the Auxiliary
are Miss Margaret Ann Hutchens,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
iHutchens, and Miss Nancy Gar
wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Garwood, of this city. They
are at Woman's College in
The Boys' State and % Girls'
State are operated for citizenship
training fo/ outstanding boys and
girls selected. At each institution
they are given courses in govern
ment and citizenship. During the
week they will visit the legisla
ture and executive halls in the
Red Caps to Play
North Wilkeaboro Red Cape
will have a big opportunity to get
back in the. thick of the fight for
first place in the Yadkin Val
ley League when they play
Hamptonvllle here Saturday,
3:30, on the Fairgrounds field.
The Red Caps are playing good
baseball and deserve much bet
ter support from baseball fans
than they have received so far
The game scheduled between
the Red Caps and Blkin at Elkln
Wednesday was postponed be
cause of rain.
The biological purpose of pain,
although it may seem hard to
accept, is undoubtedly protec
tive, according to the Encyclo