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NORTH WU-KESB0R0, N. C„ Thursday, Nov. 27, 1947 Makt North Wilkesboro Your Shmmhio
By P. B. HAVERGAL
Thanks be to God! to whom
The heath-clad hill, the vale's
Streamlet and seas.
The snowdrop and the summer
The many-voiced trees, _ '
Thanks for the darkness that.reveals
Night's starry dower;
And tor the sable cloud that
less and Thy power.
Thanks for the sweetly-lingering
Special Thanksgiving services
are planned for churches in
North Wilkeeboro and many
churches of rural communities
in Wilkas on Thanksgiving Day.
The First Baptist and First
Methodist congregations will
unite In a Thanksgiving service
to be held In the First Methodist
church Thursday morning, ten
o'clock. Dr. John T. Wayland,
pastor of the First Baptist, will
deliver the Thanksgiving message
and there will be music by
the combined choirs of both
The First Presbyterian church
here will also have a service at
ten a. m. Thursday. The pastor,
Rev. Watt M. Cooper, will speak
on the subject of "Our Spiritual
Harvest." The annual offering
for Barium Springs Orphanage
will be received at the service.
For Boiling Springs
Rev. A. W. Eller, pastor, has
announced that a stewardship revival
will be held at Boiling
Springs Baptist church, beginning
Sunday night, November
30, and - continuing with services
at seven p. m. throughout the
Rev. J. C. Pipes, a Baptist state
missionary, will lead the services.
All are cordially invited to attend.
Sunshine and breeze.
rushing storm that
In music's tone;
For pathB of knowledge, -whose
Is all thine own;
For thoughts that at the Infinite
Fold their bright wings alone.
Yet thanks that silence oft may
In dewlike tore;
Thanks for the mysteries that
How small oar lore;
Thanks that we here so little
truBt Thee all the more!
Thanks tor the gladness that entwines
Our path below;
Bach sunrise that incarnadines
Flood Control Men
John E. Justice, Jr., chairman
af the Yadkin Valley Flood Control
committee; Tom 8. Jenrette,
secretary-manager of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce; end Marton
Allen, SI kin attorney and
member of the Flood Control
committee, were in Winston-dalem
today in a conference with
Chamber of Commerce officials
Bind their agricultural committee.
The Flood Control committee
is expanding membership to include
all who want a complete
program of flood control in the
Yadkin valley from headwaters
jf the river to Georgetown, S.
Held at Summit
service was held Tueslay
at Yellow Hill ftaptlst church
lor Mrs. Mary Jane Owens Tomlinson,
73, resident of the Summit
community who died Moniay.
Rev. Levi Green conducted
:he last rites.
Surviving Mrs. Tomlinson are
one son, Frank Tomlinson, of
Summit, and one daughter, Mrs.
W. J. Miller, of Cedar Springs,
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Southern Echo 4 At
The Southern Echo Quartet
will sing at Fairplains Baptist
shurch Sunday night, November
30, 7:30 o'clock. Everybody is
THE PEOTLE OF WILKES COMITY
b, ARE THE SUIT OF THE EARTH
By JOHN R. JONES
On Monday afternoon, November
17, 1947, the home of Glenn
• Eller, together with all its contents,
was completely destroyed
by fire. The only thing, he has
left is a wife and baby, both seriously
ill, and six other children
' and a few acres of poor land.
Mrs. Eller was ill in bed and she
) ran out of the house without
time to even get her shoes, carrying
her sick baby. Mr. Eller
has had to spend considerable
1, money having his wife treated
and he too has to have an operation
on his back by reason of
These people are among the
; very best people in Wilkes county.
They have worked hard all
their slives. Before Mrs. Eller became*M
she was constantly ads'"
ministering to the sick and needy
and those in distress, notwithx
standing she had seven children
to care for. She was President of
the Ladies Aid of Baptist Home
church for a number of years.
r The community would not
IV have been forced to call for outI
side help, but recently we have
■ had to repair our lodge hall and
| community house and a number
K of our good peopla have pledged
i considerable amounts to the
■| building of a new church, but
■' the Church, the Ladles Aid 80■
ctety and the Odd Fellowg will
I' do all in their power to relieve
R the distressing situation.
M I have approached a number
II 4#fcople for oontrlbuatlons and
I wnft the exception of one inI
• stance not a single man has hesiI
tated a moment to make a donation.
I wish I could relate the
[' good thing! the people have said
jt1 when making a contribution.
i One man said it was a pleasure
| and another said it Wae a Joy,
and still another said it was a'
privilege. One woman who is
Just recovering from an operation
called in her Sunday school
class and they contributed generously.
The little children are
anxious to help.
It is trne we have a few people
in Wilkes county who do not
obey the law, 'but the greater
majority of the people are the
salt of the earth and I am glad
I live here. iMr. Eller lost fc
good home and it ig our intention
to help him build - another
home. >He and his wife are good
citizens and we cannot^afford to
I retard the fine services they are
rendering to our community.
| Mr. EUler wanted me to write
and thank the people who .have
contributed, but we do not know
all the people and I am taking
this opportunity to extend to you
our deepest appreciation. I am
proud of the people of Wilkes
oounty, I am proud Of the progress
they are making, bnt the
most of all I am proud that we
have men and women with great
hearts, souls and minds who
are generous and ever ready to
help those in distress and need.
There has 'been a great many uncomplimentary
things said about
Wilkes county in the press and
otherwise, but this is by reason,
of the fact that they do not
recognise that ninety per cent of
our people are the very best and
finest people you will find anywhere.
I want to asure each of yon
who haye contributed in any way,
that Mr. and Mrs. Eller are
deeply gratefrfl for your generosity
and kindness in this their
hour of distress.
The cold, still snow;
Thanks for the light of love
With brightest earthly glow.
Thanks for Thine own thriceblessed
And Sabbath rest; \
Tfranks for the hope of. glory
In mansions blest;
Thanks for the Spirit's comfort
_ poured ,
Into the trembling breast.
Thanks, more thanks, to Him
Who died to win
Our life, and ©very trophy rend
Prom Death and Sin;.
Till, when the thanks of earth
: shaJl end,
The thanks of Heaven begin.
Boys Selected To
Field Day Dec. 5
By JOHN E. FORD
This past -week five boys from
each of the ten high schools in
Wilkes County were elected to
attend a Forestry field day sponsored
jointly by the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce and the
Agricultural Extension Service.
The !boys were selected by means
of a forestry quiz held in the
various schools. By means of this
quiz those boys who were most
interested in Forestry and were
in a position to practice forestry
in their own woods were chosen.
Any boy 14 yeara and older
who wished to take the quiz did
The Forestry field day will be
held in a local woodlands Friday/
December 5, where the boys will
have an opportunity to learn
something of timber scaling and
estimating, thinning and improving
stands of timber, planting
forest trees and managing various
types of timber. The boys
will also receive instructions in
filing and using the Swedish iboy
saw by Mr. Ralph Elliot of the
Sandvik Saw Company. Mr.
Elliot was with us at last year's
field day. New features added to
this years program will be Mr.
Ed Mecks of the AtSins Saw
Company who will demonstrate
the use and care of the crosg cut
saw and we also expect to have
a representative of the Plumb
Ax Company who will give the
boys instructions in the correct
safe use of the ax. Forestry Instructions
will be given the boys
by foresters from the North Carolina
Extension Service and from
the United States Forest Service.
The boys selected to attend
this Forestry field day and the
schools from which they have
been selected are as follows:
Ferguson School: Rufus Barlow,
Billy Church, Billy Brookshire,
Arnell West, Edward Triplets
and Billy Edminston.
Millers Greek School: Hobert
Osborne, Ronald Englebert, Beechel
Snider, Tommy Church, and
George S. Bumgarner.
Mountain View School: Kenneth
Blevlns, Glenn Wiles, Milo
Whitley, Bobby Blevins, and
Mount Pleasant School: Fredrick
C. Jones, Edwin McGee,
Clyde Foster, Jim MoGee', Paige
Foster, and Alvin Elledge.
Mulberry SchooT: Iredell
Brown, Clyde Wagoner, Dale
Jennings, Ardale Sheets and Paul
North Wilkesboro: Fred Finley,
Jr., Paul Stamper, Junior
Haynes, B.. G. Wyatt, and Lewis
Roaring River: Bill Sparks,
Carl Howard, Earl K. Wiles,
Claudfc Shew, and Clarence Byrd.
Ronda School: Ray W. Johneon,
Robert B. Webster, Charles
iA.. Gilliam, Shirley Blackburn,
and Ralph Gray.
Traphill School: Junior Spicer,
Baxter Gentry, Gilbert Wagoner,
iHadley Cothren and Buford ,Billings.
Wilkesboro School: Marvin
Ashley, P. M. Curry, Olate Mathis,
Jimmy Bentley and Dean
AU Day Service
An all-day service will be held
at Fairplains Church of God
Sunday, November 80, 'beginning
at ten a. » H. C. Peek will direct
the service and everybody
is invited to attend.
Set For Sunday
Rites Fop Two War Dead To
Be Held At Piney Grove
Funeral service for Pfc. Kimp
Odelt Bowers and Pfc. Edgar D.
Bowers, double first cousins who
resided in the Moxley community
and who were killed in action
in* Germany, will be held Sunday,
11 a,, m., at Piney Grove church.
Rev. L. E. Sparks, Rev. Arthur
Gaillfeill and Rev. Troy Blevins
will conduct the double service.
' A military detachment will
conduct military rites at the
Pfc. Kiirip Qdell Bowers was
born in Wilkes oounty April 5,
1925, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard
L. Bowers. He entered the
army January, 26, 1944, trained
at Fort MoClellan, Ala., and Fort
George G. Meade, Md., and went
overseas in July, 1944. He was
killed by enemy shell fire in
western Germany November 18,
1944, while serving with the
first infantry division.
Surviving in addition to his
parents are six brotherB and four
sisters: Old Bowers, Statesville;
Lester Bowers, Hays; Johnsle
Bowers, Baltimore, Md.; Van
Bowers, Winston-Salem; M. L.
Bowers, North Wilkesboro; BunBowers,
Moxley; Mrs. S. V. Walkjer,
North Wilkesboro; Mrs. WllI
lie Freeman, Winston-Salem;
' Mrs. Edward Scheneider, Baltimore,
Md.; Mrs. Dale Gambill,
| Pfc. Edgar D. Bowers was a
I son of Mrs. Fannie Bowers, and
I the late Tyra Bowers, of Moxley.
He entered the army in November,
1943, was assigned to
the 18th infantry and was killed
January iiyJJtAS, at , But genBach,
Germany; Sttnbers of his
family surviving are his mother
and the following brothers and
sisters; Ray and Earl Bowers
and Mrs. H. "M. Wad dell, of Moxley;
Mrs. J. T. Walker, Lomax.
The cousins were boyhood
pals and had spent much time
Is Navy Recruiter
Chief Walter Frankoff i8 the
navy recruiter for the North
Wilkesboro area, succeeding
Chief R. L. Hogard, who has been
transferred to the Winston-Salem
Chief Frankoff will be at the
V. F. W. hall on C street each
Monday and Tuesday to interview
young men interested in
enlisting In the navy. During the
remainder of the week he will
be in Elkin and Yadkinvllle.
Singing On Sunday
The Blue Ridge Singing convention
will convene at Welcome
Home Baptist church four miles
west of this city on Sunday, November
30, beginning at one p.
m., according to announcement
by T. A. Bller, chairman. All
singers are Invited to participate.
Miss Dicie Roberts 7
Funerol On Friday
Elkln.—(Funeral services for
Miss Dicle Roberts, 70,"who died
Wednesday night at her suburban
home were held at 11 a. m.
Friday at Pleasant Hill Bpatist
church by Rev. David W. Daye
and Rev. Howard J. Ford. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
She waB a daughter of' Thomas
and Sallie Riddle, Roberts, who
died many year9 ago. She was a
member of the First Baptist
church of Elkln.
Surviving a're two sisters and
four brothers, Mrs. Nelia Holbrook,
Elkln, Mrs. James, faolbrook,
Asheboro, George Roberts,
Dobson, Willie Roberts,
Boonville, Randall Roberts, Lexington,
and 54 nieces and nephews.
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
Rev. B. M. LACKEY, Rector
There will ibe a celebration of
the Holy Communion and sermon
in St. Paul's Episcopal church
Sunday morning, Nov. 30th, at
11 o'clock, at which time the
Rev. J. Norton Atkins, of Shulls
Mills, will preach In absence of
the rector. A cordial invitation
Is extended to everyone to attend.
runenu service iur nc.
Warren P. McHone, of North
Wllkesboro, who was killed In
action In Europe, will be held
Thursday, two1 p. m., at Hinshaw
Street Baptist church
In North Wllkesboro. Interment
will be In Mount Lawn
Memorial Parte. Pfc. McHone
died March . 3, 1945, of wounds
received two days earlier. He
Is survived by his father, Roby
McHone, of Wllkesboro, - his
wife and a number of brothers
Concert In City
On Tuesday evening, November
18, the Music Lovers of
North Wllkesboro were given a
rare treat when the Junior Woman's
Cl^b presented James Leroh
and Charles Vardell' In a violin
and piano recital. Mr. Lerch Is
a fine violinist, and delighted his
audience with his beautiful playing.
Mr. Vardell has ibeen heard
often by many of our people always
with genuine pleasure. He
is an accomplished pianist, and
organist, and one of North Carolina's
The splendid musicianship of
both artists was evident throughout
the program, particularly so
in the first number, The Mozart
Sonota in C Major, which they
played with clarity, delicacy and
beautiful phrasing. The second
movement of this sonotos, the
Andante Sostenuto, was played
most artistically, Mr. Vardell's
tone quality being especially
Mr. Lerch's violin solo, the
brilliant Campanella by Paganini,
gave ample proof of his technical
ability, and ,wa8 thoroughly enjoyed
'by the audience, as was
Mr. Vardell's solo, the lovely 1
Ohopin Ballade in A Flat Major.
His fine piano technique and
artistic interpretation of this
beautiful number gave great
pleasure to all who heard him.
Contrasting sharply with the
classic Mozart Sonata, was the
last number on the program,
the Cesar Frauck Sonata, whioh
wag given a brilliant performance
by both musicians and brought
the program to . a magnificent
The people of out community
are truly Indebted to the Junior
Woman's Club for bringing these
splendid musicians here, and all
thank them for this beautiful
' Center to Meet
Directors of the Wilkes
'Teen Age Center will meet Monday,
seven p. m., In the office of
the Wilkes ChAmber of Commerce
to plan early re-opening of
the center. •
Questionnaires were filled out
by 700 high school students of
the Wllkesboros relative too what
type of recreation is needed and
desired by youth and the information
gained trom the papers
by the students will be the basis
for activities when the center is
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B.ig Square Dance
Wilkes poet of the American
Legion will sponsor another
square dance at the Legion clubhouse
Saturday night, eight o'clock,
for the Legion Junior baseball
fund. Jim Golden and his
Carolina PalB will furnish music.
All are Invited.
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ORDER OF PARADE AND PROGRAM
OF EVENTS PLANNED FOR FRIDAY
« SANTA CLATJ8 ARRIVAL—Santa Claus will arrive
by plane and will be carried from airport to parade formation
on E street between Tenth, and Ninth streets at
ASSEMBLY OF PARADE-»-All who are to take part
in parade are asked to report at parade formation block
on E street at ten a. m. Carlyle Ingle will'be parade marshall.
ORDER OF PARADE!—Color bearers, men on horseback,
North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro officials, county
commissioners, high school band, Girl Scouts, Boy
Scouts, 4-H club members, veterans, sound car, fire truck
carrying Santa Claus and beauty queen from each high
school in county.
LINE OF MARCH—E to D over Ninth jstreet; Ninth
to Tenth over D street; D to B over Tenth street; Tenth
to Sixth over B street; via Memorial Park to Midway
and through Wilkesboro to Cherry street.
PARADE STOPS—Parade will stop at North Wilkesboro
city hall where Santa will get key to homes
and speak to children, distributing free candy; second
stop at courthouse in Wilkesboro, where Santa will get
another key and give more free candy.
FREE MOVIE TO PARTICIPANTS—The Liberty
Theatre will present each participant of high school age
in thp parade with a free movie ticket.
STREETS CLEARED OF CARS—No parking will be
allowed on Tenth street between B and D and on B street
between Seventh and Tenth Friday morning until after
the parade. _
FREE PARKING—Parking meters will not be in use
in North Wilkesboro from nine a. m. until 12 noon Friday.
Mrs. Eddinger Is
Back From Europe
Mrs. Alice Eddinger has returned
to her home here from
a most enjoyable tour in France,
Switzerland and Italy, during
which she spent some time with
h#r aons, Maurice Eddinger, administrative
assistant to the XL
S. Embassy in Moscow, and
Phm2c Charles Eddinger, whom
she visited while he had five
dayB shore leave in Naples.
Mrs. Eddinger was met in Paris
by Maurice, who was on vacation
and he accompanied her to Geneva
and Bern, Switzerland,
Rome, Vatican City, Naples and
many other points of lnter&t.
Jos. Walter Parsons
Rites Held Sunday
Funeral service was held Sunday
at Pleaant Grove Baptist
church for James Walter Parsons,
67, well known citizen of
Reddles River township who died
Friday. Rev. Ed Hayes ana Rev.
L. B. Murray conducted the last
Mr. Parsons is survived by his
wife, Mrs. AnniQ Parsons, and
the following sons and daughters:
Rhudy, Ocie, George, Jay,
Hazel and Ina Parsons, Buck;
Mrs. Dave Summerlin, Purlear;
Mrs. Frank Gam bill, Cricket;
Mrs. Warren Staley, North Wilkesboro.
Support the Y. M. C. A.
P.-T. A. Has Good
| Meeting Thursday
Featured by a large attendance
and a good program, the North
Wllkesboro Parent-Teacher Asso- *
ciation held a successful meeting
Thursday night. ■
Subject of the open forum
was "The Parent, Teacher and
Student Look at Each Other."
Representing parents was Mrs.
T. A. Flnley. Robert Oibbs was
the student and Miss Mary Speer
Attendance prizes went to
Miss Myra Sale's and Mrs. Pearson's
roams. Following the program
there was an inspection of
the school library and the newly
furnished teachers' lounge. All
firms who contributed to this
project, which was handled by a
committee headed by Mrs. C. B.
Lomax, were thanked for their
Mrs. C. A. Venable, president,
presided. It was reported that P.T.
A. enrollment ihas reached
433, which Ifl more than 100 over
last year's figure.
Circle to Have
Bazaar Dec. 5th
The Pearl White Circle of the
Wllkesboro Methodist church Is
sponsoring a bazaar and food
sale at the Community House In
Wllkesboro on Friday afternoon,
December the fifth. Many attractive
and useful articles will be
on sale and the public is cordially
invited to attend.