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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 41 Years
North Wilkesboro has a
trading radius of 60 miles,
serving 100,000 people in
fol. 42, No. 53
Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C.. Thursday. Oct. 30, 1947
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
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APPLE FESTIVAL AT PORES KNOB SUCCESSFUL EVENT
Judy Jollies, small daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Joines, won
the contest for, Qoeen at the Apple
Festival held Oct. 18 at the
Fores Knob Community House
with 12,800 votes. Carl E. Vanb|*L';
Deman crowned the little Queen
and presented her the souvenir
of pearls. The event was very
successful and netted the community
house fund 9483.SO. Girls
who took part in the contest for
Apple Queen and shown in the
picture below were: right to left,
front row, Jo Ann Broyhill; Linda
Edsel, who wag close second
for the Apple Queen, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmon
Edsel, Sarah Meadows, Peggy Jo
Joines, Ann Parlier; middle row
—Ruth Ann Lackey, Betty Broyhill,
Bessie Brock, Mildred Broyhill;
hack row—Louise Hodges,
Attft^^oyhill, and Or ace Frazier.
itMrAlta Broyhill and Louise
Hodges, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. H. M. Broyhill, and Mrs.
Bertha Hodges, respectively, had
8rd and 4th places in the contest.
Others taking part in the contest
were Zehna Smith, Nedra Broyhill;
Margaret Parlier, Ruth Marlowe,
and Judy Joines.
(Photos hy Bon Frazier)
Alamni Of Wake
f Forest College In
*a Dinner Meeting
Committee Named To Secure
Funds For Wake
"Wilkes alumni of Wake Forest
college were guests of Judge
Johnson J. Hayes at a dinner
meeting Tuesday night at John
Brown's White Pine .Farm.
C. J. Jackson and N. E. Wright
were the field representatives
from Wake Forest who explained
the enlargement program for the
7?t)llege in the plan to move the
college to Winston-Salem and
the funds needed for the program.
Judge Hayes presided and presentedkMr.
Jackson. He explained
tut there are bright prospects
for completing the fund
Jong before the 1952 deadline
and that actual construction at
Winston-Salem must begin before
July 1, 1962.
Judge Hayes made an appeal
to Wilkes alumni for support,
both by finances and time and
effort. He urged that a substantial
contribution be raised in
Wilkes and expressed belief that
many would contribute.
After discussion of ways and
means a committee was named
to advise *ad guide the campaign
In Wilkes. Judge Hayes
will head the campaign and other
members of this committee
—iiMpa Wayne Foster, J. Floyd
WoMHrard, Dr. E. N. Phillips,
Vaughn Jennings, Larry Moore,
C. B Eller, W. H McBlwee, Allle
Hayes and J. V. Bowers. It
i. wmected that this committee
will be very active. after plans
for the campaign are formulated.
Present for the greeting Tuesday
night were: J. V. Bowers,
Wayne Foster, Gwyn Gambill,
Clyde Hayes, Allie Hayes, W. H.
McElwee, Dr. E. N. Phillips, J.
H. Whicker, N. E. Greeham, J.
Floyd Woodward, all of North
WilkesboTo; Rev. W. N. Brookshire,
Wayne C. Church, J. F.
Jordan, F. J. McDuffie, Judge
Johnson J. Hayes and Johnson J.
Hayes, Jr., all of Wilkesboro; W.
P. Hendren and Vaughn Jennings,
Pores Knob; W. J. Horton,
More War Dead
Arriyejn N. Y.
According to recent press dispatches,
bodles of the following
Wilkes War dead of World War
II have arrived in New York city
for return to their home communities
for buriaL The last list,
with next of kin listed, was as
Bowers, Kimp O., private first
class; U. S. Army. Next of kin,
Millard L. Bowers, of Dockery.
Bowers, Edgar D., private first'
class, army. Next of kin, Mrs.
Fannie C. Bowers, of Moxley.
McHone, Warren F., private
first clase, army. Next of kin,
Mrs. Warren F. McHone, of
Route 1, Roaring River.
Palmer, Loyd W., private first
class, army. Next of kin, Mrs.
Mabel A. Palmer, of Cricket.
Smoot, Ira H., private, army.
Next of kin, Charley S. Smoot of
Route 1, Traphill.
Sapped Y. M. C. A.
A Traphill Citizen
Carries Knife Near
100 Years Old; Has
Hat Bought In 1895,
Charlie Smoot, a citizen of
the Traphill community, was
in the Wilkesboros Wednesday
wearing a 52-year-old hat and
carrying a pocket knife which
lacks only seven years being
100 years old.
Both old relics have some
interesting history. The pocket
knife, still in good condition
except for mnch wear on one
blade, was purchased in 1854
by Col. O. S. Smoot, grandfather
of Charlie Smoot. Col.
Smoot moved from Tazewell
county, Va., to. the Walnut
Grove part of Wilkes county
just before the War Between
the States, in which he served
as a colonel in the Union army.
Incidentally, the pocket knife
now carried by his grandson
was carried by OoL Smoot
through the war and was given
to its present owner soon after
the death of Col. Smoot in
The hat worn by Charlie
Smoot now was purchased by
Joe Spicer 52 years ago just
before he went west on the
advice of Horace Greely. Mr.
Smoot has been wearing the
hat only 12 yean. Wmwim . . .
License to wed were issued
during the week by Troy C. Foster,
Wilkeg register of deeds, to
two couples: Carl Davis and
Verlee Woodring, both of Wilketfboro;
Joe Field Melton and
Lucy Gray Burchette, both of
Special Term Of
Superior Court Is
To Open Monday
Judge Clement To Preside;
Over 200 Criminal Cases
Trial of Hugh West, drug Btore
clerk charged with the abortion
death of Miss Pearl Jenkins, of
Winston-Salem, near here, is calendared
for Monday, November
10, first day of the second week
of the special term of Wilkes
court called to convene Monday,
Judge John H. Clement, of
Winaton-Salem, will preside over
the term, which will be for trial
of criminal cases which have
been accumulating faster than
they could be tried in the regularly
scheduled sessions of court.
Solicitor Avalon E. Hall, of
'Yadkinville, has arranged calendar
for the term. There are more
than . 200 cases calendared, and
if is not expected that all the
cases pending can be tried during
the two weeks of court. However,
there will be a regular term early
Following is a list of Jurore
summonsed for the special term:
Mrs. George Scroggs, Moravian
Falls; Arvin Darnell, Edwards;
Lester Cockerham, Edwards;
V. W. Gregory, New Castle;
Claude R. Andrews, Beaver
Creek; Luther Morrison, Wilkesboro;
R. S. McNeill, Reddles River;
R. E. Hutchison, Walnut
Grove; M. C. Adams, Mulberry;
L. S. Price, Moravian Falls; Paul
Gilreath, North Wilkesboro; J.
B. Henderson, Wilkesboro; H. A.
Harrold, Rock Creek; Annie M.
Craven, North Wilkesboro; C..G.
Ferguson, Moravian Falls; J. R.
Sheets, Union; W. F. Billings,
rraphilU-Tyra C. BilUnss,
Wilkesboro; C. C. Hoi comb,
Traphill; Howard Pendergrafls,
Lovelace; Budd Watts, North
Wilkesboro; Mrs. Ted Lyons, Edwards;
D. L. Porter, Walnut
Grove; J. H. Shepherd, Union;
Uriah Hanks, M. F. Gambill,
Walnut Grove; W. E. Key, Union;
Jonah Porter, Lovelace; F<.
P. Pardue, Wilkesboro; W. G.
Johnson, Moravian Falls; W. C.
Handy, Mulberry; L. J. Pardue,
Edwards; J. A. Farrington, North
Wilkesboro; Edgar Huffman,
Moravian Falls; Lester Gambill,
North Wilkesboro; T. M. Carter,
Edwards; G. F. Adams, Mulberry;
Vestal B. Beuguss, North
Wilkesboro; Noah Harrold, Mulberry.
Lewis M. Vlckery, North Wllkesboro
; R. P. Parker, Brushy
Mountain; James Glass, Antioch;
"ft. M. Blackburn, Traphlll; W.
S. Gamblll, Walnnt Grove; Edd
Harless, Union; Prank McNiel,
Elk; Conrad Carlton, North
Wllkesboro; J. A. Sheets, Union;
A. P. Brooke, Walnut Grove;
Alonzo Cleary, Wilford A.
Church, Arthur S. Hartley, Paul
Richardson, Conrad J. Vannoy,
North Wllkesboro; H. W. Costner,
H. T. Moore, J. R. Hendren,
Brushy Mountain; Noah C.
Souther, Lovelace; <C. G. Williams,
Moravian Palls; Walter P.
Glass, Antioch; H. C. Norman,
Somers; John P. Shepherd, Union;
Rev. T. E. Blevins, Walnut
Grove; J. H. Davis, Stanton; L.
S. Parker, Wllkesboro; D. E.
Treadway, Breta Poe Scroggs,
Moravian Falls; C. C. Anderson,
Somers; H. L. Eller, Reddles
River; B. M. Teague, Mulberry;
C. M. Gregory. Somers; John Anderson,
Boomer; D. E. Luffman,
Edwards; A. L. Roten, Union;
Andy Cleary, Union; Noah Barker,
Traphill; R. P. Johnson,
At Moiintain View
Mountain "View High School
students and teachers are planning
a coBtume Hallowe'en party
for Friday at 7:00 p. m., October
31. The gymnasium is being
decorated to -represent the
autumn when the farmer has gathered
all his summer harvest
for the long, oold winter. There
will be sandwiches and drinks,
peanuts, candy, mystic men from
the Far East, a spook house, fishing,
ball game and several old
fashioned cake walks which will
fill every corner with happy little
school boys and girls, with
their parents. Everyone in the
community is Invited. A maximum
crowd is expected.
Speaker For Week
DR. W. R. CULLOM
Dr. W. R. Cullom
Speaker In Week
Will Be Held Week November
2-9 At Wilkesboro
Baptist Church, 7:30
Dr. W. R. Cullom, of Wake
Forest, will speak at Wilkesboro
Baptist church each evening during
the week of November 2-9 at
7:30. Dr. Cullom was for many
years professor in the Department
of Religion at Wake Forest
College. He has had more than
6 0 years experience as pastor and
preacher. His theme for the week
is, "Learn of Me."
All are cordially invited to attend
Preceding the evening services,
engaged in a study coiiVfee. The
book to be studied by the adult
union and the W. M. S. is,
"That The World May Know."
The Intermediates will study,
"Great Is The Company"; the
juniors will study, "Lamp Light-!
ers Across The Sear"; the Story
Hour will study, "Little Black
Sunday." These classes Will begin
each evening at 6:45, Monday
IN MEETING HERE
Eighth district medical society
is in meeting at Hotel 'Wilkes
in this city today.
The meeting consists of an afternoon
session with a number of
scientific papers and a banquet
at seven o'clock.
Now Under Way
The Dalex Carnegie course
which began here last week under
sponsorship of the Wilkes
Junior Chamber of Commerce is
in full sway with dinner meetings
each Tuesday at 6:30 p; m.
at Carolina Restaurant.
Dr. A. P. Wilson, of Charlotte,
is Instructor for the course,
which is being much enjoyed by
all members of the class.. There
were seven new members Tuesday
night but five more can be
accepted. After the next two sessions
the course will be closed
to new members.
Veterans may take the course
with the cost paid under,the G.
I. Bill of Rights.
For Battery Here
Committee Named To Meet
J With Col. Thompson To
Make Definite Plans
At a public meeting of the!
Blue Ridge Mountain Post of
Veterans of Foreign Wars Tues|
day night, which was attended
i by many members and visitors,
I plans were made for organization
of a National Guard unit in
Major Roy Forehand, a combat
veteran of many months in
the Pacific during - World War
2, agreed to accept the command
of the unit here, which will be
a battery of the 112th field artillery
batalllon of the 30th division.
Lt. Col. R'. E. Thompson, 112th
batalllon commander, was at the
meeting and explained that a
battery had foeen assigned for
North Wilkesboro but that many
other towns were seeking a unit
in the event that North Wilkesboro
did not choose to reactivate
the guard. However, he said
Jthat North Wilkesboro had been
designated as a site for a battery
because of the excellent record
of the National Guard here hefore
The battery proposed for North
Wilkesboro will have 77 enlisted
men and five officers, including
captain and four lieutenants.
Field artillery weapons will be
four'105 mm howitzers. Other
equipment will include 28 vehicles,
carbines and other small
arms, signal equipment and the
use of the batalllon plane, which'
will be kept at Lenoir. •
Major Forenana appointed a
committee composed 'of Tom S.
don, Prank Allen an<j
llams to meet with him and Col.
Thompson Friday afternoon, two
o'clock, to select a site for drillB,
equipment • and to make other
This committee will meet with |
the North Wilkesboro city council
Tuesday night to confer on
immediate needs of the battery,
and later with the council and
county hoard of commissioners
relative to the erection of an
Col. Thompson explained to
the group Tuesday night that in
the event a'n armory is constructed
with federal, state and local
funds that It will he municipal
property and may be used for
public gatherings at any time
when not in use for military purposes.
Further information relative to
the National Guard battery and
enlistment period for personnel
will be announced following the
committee meeting Friday.
Veterans may enlist at the
same rank held at time of discharge.
Wilkesboro Ramblers versus
Jonesville Friday, 8 p. m., at
Elkin Memorial Park. Radio
broadcast over WKBC, beginning
2:60 p. m;
North Wilkesboro Mountain
Lions versus Statesville at
Statesville ball park Friday,
eight p. m.
Thursday, Nov. 0, 8 p. m.,
Wilkesboro Ramblers versus
Boone at Memorial Park In
Support the Y. M. C. A.
HAVE FUN ON HALLOWE'EN BUT
DON'T DO DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
Friday, October 31, will be
•Hollowe'en, when ghosts and
goblins roam, but those who celebrate
the occasion will find that
it pays to stay within the law.
Police Chief J. B. Walker said
here this week that the police
department hopee everybody will
hare a good time, ibut issued a
stern warning against those who
might be jtempted to damage
property or to engage in any
Police will be ready for the
occasion and such pranks as
breaking windows, lights, defacing
or damaging property, steal
ing and dislocating furniture,
garbage cans, etc., will not be
tolerated. - .
Plane are being considered for
a central Hollowe'en party and
celebration next year for everybody
bnt time did not allow preparation
for such an event this
year. Meanwhile, all are cautioned
to observe the law and
follow evetry safety precaution
possible to prevent accidents.
Sometimes an attempt to be
funny for a moment can cause
grief over a long period of time,
and the' police don't want any
unpleasant incidents here during
the Hollowe'en season.
Major Roy Forehand, Combat
veteran of World War II
In the Pacific, has accepted
the position as captain of the
National Guard field artillery
battery to be organized here.
'Teen Age Center
To Be Re-opened
At An Early Date
Joint Meeting Education
Committee And Center
At a joint meeting of the Education
committee of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce and directors
of the Wilkes 'Teen Age
center held here this week decision
was reached to re-open the
center at an early date.
In the meeting the record of
the center last
Ity. It was decided that a
tionaire will be distributed to
ill high school students In North
Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro to
find out what type of recreation
and entertainment will be needsd
and to plan the program acjordingly.
The sub-committee named to
arrange the questionnaire is
composed of Tom S. Jenrette,
chairman, J. Floyd Woodward,
Wm. T. Long, Mrs. R. G. Finley
m<i Shoun Kerbaugh.
S. L. Whitaker, commander of
Blue Ridge Mountain post of
Veterans of Foreign Wars, informed
the group that the V. F.
W. Hall on C street will again
be available for use as a youth
Cecil Adamson, chairman of
the Education committee, presided
at the meeting. Other committee
members attending were
J. Floyd Woodward, C. B. Eller,
Dr. J. S. Deans, Blair Gwyn and
Forrest Jones. 'Teen Age Center
directors present included J. B.
Carter, L. M. Nelson, Mrs. Robert
S. Gibbs, Paul Osborne, Claude
Canter, Mrs. Mary Moore Hix,
Mrs. Quincy Adams, Edward Bell,
Mrs. R. G. Finley, W. H. McBlwee,
Ivey Moore, Miss Rebecca
Moseley, Bill Lee and Shoun
An enjoyable occasion is assured
all who -will attend the big
Hallowe'en carnival to 'be held at
Wilkesboro school Friday night,
beginning at 8:30, for the benefit
of the gymnasium fond. Various
contests, all the popular
Hallowe'en games and the- crowning
of the Harrest Festival king
and qneen will be features of the
On WILX Friday
Friday morning at 10:80 fifty
boys and girls of the three sections
of the third grade at Wilkesboro
high school will broadcast
song8 from WIL3L They will
sing devotional, autumn, and
Hallowe'en songs nnder the direction
of this teachers, Misses
Nellie GWbrlel, Lucille Scroggs,
and Mrs. Zeb Dickson.
To Sing At Church
Twenty boys and girls from
the Wilkesboro high school Glee
Club will eing two special numbers
at the morning service Sunday
at the Wilkesboro Methodist