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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 42 Years
is here to erect
^nodern hospital for only
? per cent of the cost. Vote
for the Hospital Sept. 28.
North Wilkesboro has a
trading radius of 50 miles,
serving 100,000 people in
Vol. 43, No. 44 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH W1LKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, Sept. 16, 1948 Make North Wilkesboro Your ShoDDina Center
Exhibits, Free Acts, Midway, Fireworks Thrill Fair Crowds;
Children s Day Friday; Dog and Shows To Be Saturday
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Program Arranged For An-'
naal Association at Pleas
ant View Church
Fifty-second session of Stone
fountain Baptist association will
S held; with Pleasant View
cnurch Friday and Saturday,
September 24 and 25.
The following program has
been arranged for the associa
Friday, September 24
10:00 a. m. Songs by congre
10:15 a. m. Devotion ? Rev.
Wood row Wlshon.
10:30 a. m. Sermon ? Rer.
W. U>. Luff man.
vPlOO a. m. Reports from
11:46 a. m. Organization.
12:00 noon. Appointment of
12:30 p. m.- Dinner.
1:30 p. m. Missions?Rev. S.
L. Blevlns and A. R. Myers.
2:00 p. m. Christian Educa
tion?Mrs. W. V. Luffman and
Grady F. Miller.
2:30 p. m. Pastor and Church
Relations?U. M. Myers.
3:00 p. m. Periodicals?Mrs.
J. L. Gregory an* Mack Pmltt.
Saturday, September 25
10:00 a. m. Songs by con
10:f5 a. m. Hospital ? Mrs.
Glenn Dancy and John McGrady.
10:45 a. m. Temperance ?
Rev. A. B. Hayes and J. W. May
11:00 a. m. Old Ministers Re
lief?c. C. Gam bill and Rev.
11:30 a. m. Woman's Mission
ary Union?Mrs. W. W. Luffman
and Mrs. Millie Pendry.
12:00 noon. Dinner.
1:00 p. m. Songs and Devo
1:15 p. m. Orphanage?C. C.
Blevlns and Evan Colvard.
1:30 p. m. Sunday School?
Mrs. John R. Jones and Mrs. W.
2:00 p. m. Financial Report.
2:10 p. m. Special Charges
A:15 p. m. Instruct Clerk.
2:30 p. m. Resolution Com
mittees; Time, Place and Preach- |
World War II
Veterans To Meet
To Form Reserves
It was announced today by
Captain Lawrence Miller, com
mandlng officer of the 309th
QM Service Co. Reserve, that a
meeting will be held in the Wil
kes County Courthouse at 7:00
p. m. on Tuesday night, Septem
ber 21st., for all veterans and
reserves of World War II. -
At this meeting, Major C. L,
Heath will be present and explain
the retirement pay for veterans.
Captain Miller further ex
plained that the 309th QM Ser
vice Co. will ibe organized and
all veterans and reserves who
wish to join, will retain their
rank, while in service, except
that there are several brackets
open for promotion up to the
grade of master sergeant. This
company will consist of 181 men
and will have headquarters in
cne of the Wilkesboroe. The
members of this unit will draw
regular army pay during each
training assembly and it is ex
pected that one night a week will
be devoted to this training. It
is farther expected that a two
weeks' training will be held each
summer. A full day will be al
lowed for the two hours spent
one evening each week.
This is an important meeting
because advantages and com
pensation of retirement pay will
be clearly discussed.
Vegans (of the ground forces
are m&ble, and all are urged
Miss Doris Tulburt has accept
ed a position as Y-Teen Program
Ij rector in the Y.W.C.A. In
Jreenvllle, South Carolina. She
eegan Work September 7 th.
Squirrel Season To
Open October 15th
Joel Bentley, district game pro
tector, today called attention to
the fact that the open season for
squirrel huning will begin on Oc
tober 15 ahd close on January
The trapping season of 1948
49, which appears on page 4 of
the official abstract of game
laws as October 15, 1948, to Feb
ruary 15, 1949, should read on
December 1, 1948, to February
15, 1949, Mr. Bentley said.
To Head Kiwanis
During; Next Year
Attorney W. H. McElwee, a
well known member of the Wil
kes bar, will be president of the
North Wilkesboro Kiwanis club
The club in meeting Friday ac
cepted the report of the nomina
ting committee, composed of Ed
Gardner, E. G. Finley and W. E.
Jones, and elected officers for
next year as follows: W. H. Mc
Elwee, president; A. F. Kllby,
vice president; T. E. Story, treas
urer; Dr. E. N. Phillips, J. E.
Caudill, H. P. Eller, J. W. Ley
shon, Russell (Hodges and Dud
ley Hill, directors. The officers
will assume their duties on Jan
uary 1, but are elected early in
order that they may represent
the club as officers-elect in the
forthcoming convention, includ
ing the district convention to be
held in Ashevllle October 10, 11,
Program Chairman John E.
Justice. Jr., Introduced Edward
W. Mack, of Charlotte, who made
an able talk on the subject,
"Wills, Estates and Trusts." Mr.
Mack discussed the meaning of
estates and how they are owned.
He pointed out that in case a
decedent leaves no will, the state
legislature has provided a uni
form manner for the distribution
and descent of the estate. He call
ed attention to the opportunties
that are provided for the owner
of an estate to plan his own way
of the use of his estate after his
decease through his will, insur
ance policies and trusts. He point
ed out the tax advantages that
one may have by thoughtfully
arranging his estate before his
Saturday Last Day
Register For Draft
Saturday of this week will be
the last date to register for Se
lective Service. Registration for
Wilkes county is at the town
hall in WllkeSboro.
Here Until 30th
The auto inspection lane mov
ed into North Wilkesboro last
night and will remain here thru
September 29 th.
Day To Register
For Hospital Vote
Saturday, September 28, will
be the last date to register for
the special North Wilkesboro
election to be held September 28
cn the question of whether or
not the city of North Wilkesboro
shall issue 1275,000 in bonds for
the erection of a 100-bed hospi
tal with state and federal funds
furnishing about 77 per cent of
James M. Anderson is the reg
istrar and he will be at the 'city
hall Saturday to register thoee
wishing to vote. All who vote
must register, regardless of
whether or not they have been
registered for previous elections,
general or municipal.
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
(Rev. B. M. Lackey, Rector)
Vesper service will be held in
St. PfMiPs Episcopal church Sun
day 'afternoon, September 19th,
at four o'clock. A cordial invita
tion is extended to everyone to
attend this service.
Most successful Farmers' Day,
event In the history of North
Wilkesboro was carried out here I
Tuesday under the auspices of
the Trade Promotion committee
of the Wilkes Chamber of Com
The crowd was thrilled with
a parade two miles long, with 80
units representing many phases
of agricultural, commercial and
Industrial activity In the county.
Main feature of the aftrenoon
was an Inspiring address by for
mer Governor J. M. Broughton,
now candidate for the U. S. Sen
ate, who took a strong stand for
retention of the parity price sys
tem now used by the government
to bolster agricultural income in
Mayor T. S. Kenerly delivered
the address of welcome.
W. H. McFlwee, a well known
attorney and a director of the
Chamber of Commerce, presided
at the afternoon program on a
large platform erected on Ninth
street near Main street, He pre
sented J. B. Williams, past pres
ident of the Chamber of Com
merce, who introduced the speak
er of the day.
Former Governor Broughton,
who, during his administration
as governor, showed great Inter
est in Wilkes agriculture, stout
ly denied that prices paid for
farm products are responsible for
the high cost of living. He said
that comparison of the fanners'
price for a pound of <5flft6h 6t
a pound of tobacco with what the
consumer pays for the products
made from them shows that the
farmer is not overpaid;
The speaker stated that North
Carolina's farm income of about
$800,000,000 was third in the na
tion, just below California and
Texas, and he highly praised
North Carolina as a farming state
of communities in which the
people live and work together in
stead of being a farming state
with syndicated labor.
Mr. Broughton urged farmers
to use their enlarged income to
improve their homes and particu
larly for purchase of labor-saving
devices to assist women in their
! duties in the home. For a sound
agriculture he advised that farm
| ers align themselves with the
Grange, Farm Bfureau and other
| worthwhile organizations and
that they support the government
farm program for parity prices.
R. W. Greaber, extension farm
forefster. spoke briefly relative
to the timber Industry. He stated
that in the year 1946 there were
178 sawmills operating In Wil
kes county, which made Wilkes
the leader in the nation In num
ber of sawmills. He also stated
that timber products in Wilkes
constituted an industry of more
than two and one-million dol-'
lars annually. He urged refores
tation of at least 20,000 acres in
R. M. Brame, Jr., president of
the Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce, presented cash awards to
4-H boys who won in the timber
thinning contest conducted In
Wilkes. The winners were in the
following order: Charles Gil
liam, Dennis Greene, Ray John
son, Dual Jones, Kenneth Jordan,
C. A. Burchette, Jr., Gwyn Red
ding, P. M. Curry and Russell
A string band concert ended
the downtown program and the
fsetivities continued at the Wil
kes Agriculural Fair sponsored
by the Kiwanis club. The fair will
continue through Saturday night.
For Farmers' Day, streets of
the Wilkepboros, and many Indi
vidual store fronts, were . attrac
tively decorated in patriotic col
ors. Decorations were by the Old
Missions firm, of Raleigh, rep
resented by H. E. Bridges, who
also aided in construction of the
many beautiful floats in the pa
Farmers' Day Parade, one of
the longest and most Interesting
ever assembled in northwestern
North Carolina, contained .the
following units: Group of motor
cycles, 16 mounted horses, horse
and buggy, North Wllkesboro
town council, Wilkes county
commissioners, agricultural offi
cials, Wilkes hoard of education,
North Wllkesboro board of edu
cation, chamber of commerce of
ficials, Mount Airy high school
band, color guard, North Wllkes
boro battery of National Quard,
50-calibre anti-aircraft machine
gun mounted on truck, 105mm
howitzer field artillery gun, Wll
kesboro town oouncil, agricul
tural officials, Jenkins Hardware
company, Tadkin Valley Motor
company's unit, Eller's Cabs un
it, Wilkes Poultry Industries As
sociation display, Holly Moun
tain Poultry Farms units, Tuxe
do Feed Store unit, Wilkes
Mountain Poultry company dis
play, queen's float with Miss
Frances Gilreath as beauty queen
and with eight attendants, ABC
orchards equipment, Suncrest op
card equipment, Coble Dairy
Products unit, forestry exhibit
with timber thinning contest
winners, furniture industries dis
Retail Jewelers float, Midway
Pontlac company unit, Barber
Somers Motor company unit, Co
ca-Cola Bottling oomany unit,
clothing and general merchandise
float, Don Walker and his Blue
Ridge Boys string band on tract
or-drawn wagon. Ford tractor,
John Deere farm equipment, In
ternational farm machinery and
equipment shown by Wilkes Im
plement company,, horse drawn
iVOUovoa) , w
al farm wagons, covered wagon, \
Merrymont farm display, Fores
ter Beverage company unit, Gad
dy Motor company units, electric
appliance dealers' floats, Allis
Chalmers farm machinery shown
by G. G. Wellborn and Sons, Lov
ette poultry company unit, Wal
lace Radio company, grocers'
float, Motor Service company
unit, City Cabs, Busic Cabs, tires
and parts dealers' float, Wilkes
Auto Sales company unit, B. &
L. Motor units, Williams Motor
company unit, display by Bank of
Nort Wllkesboro and Northwest
ern bank, Wilkes Hudson com
pany unit, and Reins-Sturdlvant
unit. The long parade was head
ed by Sgt. A. H. Clark of the
state highway patrol and Chief
of Police John Walker.
At the end of t^e parade, the
Mount Airy high school band,
which performed well through^
out, gave a concert at Yadkin
Valley Motor company's used car
lot, which was also the scene of
many hilarious contests.
The contests afforded much
entertainment and included sack
race, nail driving contest, piei
eating voontest, greasy pole climb
ing, huspand calling patch sew
ing, baby bottle, male beauty
pageant, harmonica playing and
To Play Granite
Falls On Friday
North Wilkesboro Mountain
Lions will play Granite Falls here
Friday night, eight o'clock, in
the second game of the season.
Coach Jack Sparks has been
working the boys at a fast pace
this week in preparation for the
contest, and has warned the team
that Granite Falls will not be as
easy as the listless Mocksville
eleven which the Mountain Lions
crushed here Friday night 42 to
Except for Rousseau, who is
out with a ba<j knee, the squad is
in good condition for - Friday
night's game. They came through
Tuesday's scrimmage in good
shape and yesterday did some
needed work in further develop
ing a passing game.
The kickoff * will be at eight
o'clock and the contest should
draw a large crowd of fans.
School Will Open
"Wilkes county and North Wil
kesboro schools will open on
Monday morning, September 20.
Will Open Sunday
Revival srevices will begin on
Sunday, September 19, at Pair
plains Baptist, church, with an
allday home coming service with
dinner on the grounds
Rev. date Brown, pastor will
be assisted during the revival by
Rev. D. R. Temple, of Jonesville.
Services will be held dally at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m., an<j the
public is cordially invited to at
Garden Party On
Friday Night To Be
At Smoot Park 171
The Community Garden Party
will take place ?n Friday even-!
ing, September 17, from 6 till 8 |
o'clock at Smoot Park. In the
event of rain, this party, sponsor
ed by the Garden Department of
the Woman's Club, will be at
the American Legion Hat.
For good food, good entertain
ment, and good fellowship, be
sure to attend this Community
Garden Party. Tickets are being
sold by members of the Garden
Club, and will also be sold at
the gate. Prices are: Adults, $1;
children under twelve, 50c. This
admlsakxa. Jakes care of every
thing! So be sore you are one of
the many whp enjoy, these two
hours of fun.
This party, sponsored in the
interest of the Community Con
cert Association, aims to bring
good concerts here under the best
possible circumstances: there
fore, not only will you have fun,
but you-will be helping to make
a bigger success of the Com
munity Concert Association.
Entertainment at the Garden
Party? Will you be surprised and
amused? Come one, come all?re
member, it's next Friday night
at Smoot Park from 6 til 8. See
you there then!
Rev. Grant Cothren, 79, one of
the best known Baptist ministers
in northwestern North Carolina,
died Friday morning at Hugh
Chatham Memorial Hospital at
Elkin. He had been seriously ill
for one year.
A native of the Traphill com
munity, he was a life-long resi
dent of Wilkes county. He enter
ed the ministry 57 years ago and
held pastorates at rural church
es in Wilkes, Surry, Yadkin,
Ashe and Alleghany counties.
He served as pastor of Roar
ing Gap Baptist church for 35
years, retiring a year ago due to
ill health. He had been a mem
ber of the Masonic Order for
Rev. Mr. Cothren'q first wife,
Mrs. Nelia Bauguess Cothren,
died in 1929. His second wife,
Mrs. Mae Warren Cothren, sur
Six children of the first mar
,riage surviving are: Ford, J. L.
and Bohnson Cothren, all of El
kin; .Bret and J. O. Cothren, both
of Traphill, and Mrs, James Web
ster, of Ronda. Three children of
the second marriage survive as
follows: Warren G. Cothren, J.
A. Cothren, and Miss Lois Coth
ren, all of Traphill. Also surviv
ing are 23 grandchildren and
Funeral services were held at
2 p. m., Sunday at Roaring Gap
Baptist church. Rev. David W.
Day was in charge of the services
and was assisted by other Bap
tist ministers. Burial was in the
Round Hill Baptist church cem
etery, his old home church near
Mrs. James W. Lowe and dau
ghter, Anne Hall Lowe, spent
last week with relatives In Ral
eigh and Knightdale.
H. D. Schedule For
Friday, September 17?Roar
ing River Club; Mrs. G. W
Seroggs at 1:30 p. m.
Monday, September 20?the
Boomer Club; Mrs. Herman Lac
key at 2 p. m.
Tuesday, September 21<?Mul
berry Club; Mrs. Spencer Mo
Grady's at 7:30 p. m.
Boys And Girls
TJie past week has been days!
of feverish activity for many
young men and girls preparing
to enter college or prep schools. I
The Journal-Patriot has endeav
or? to 1,8t by schools those from
Wilkes who have entered or will
[enter college this fall. Doubtless,
we have not learned of all of
them and we would greatly ap
preciate a news item about any
Wilkes boy or girl entering col
lege and whose name does not
appear in the list below:
University of North Carolina
Poddy Horton, Bucky Horton,
Bob Hubbard, Betty Gwyn Fin
ley, Bill Gardner, Harold Sturdi
vant, Bill Absher, Dick Chamber
lain, Sue Landon, Hoke Steelman,
Charles Whicker, Mans field
? Whittington, Robert Triplett
j Mary Morehouse, Clyde Waugh
j Dick Underwood.
I Appalachian ? Billy Jennings,
Hope Brown, Annie Lee Brown
Hubert Dancy, Bill Craig, Billye
Jo Zimmerman, Betsy Barber,
Madeline Brown, Julius C. Hub
bard, Jr., Nancy Garwood, Annie
Broyhill, Bobby Kerley, Mary
Sue Henderson, Robert Grier,
f-Hope Drew n ,?AaMe Lee Bnrwnr
(Jack iHadley, Jack Strader.
Davidson?John Gibbs, Gor
don Finley, Bucky Faw, Don Cof
[fey, Mike Williams, Carl Coffey
Phil Mitchell. '
Wake Forest?Tom Whicker,
Bill Casey, Lynn Kerbaugh, Jim
my Moore, o. K. Whittiugton, Jr.,
Ralph Church, and Betty Grev
N. C. State?James Hemphill,
Joe Clements, Buddy Forester,
Tom Foster, Dudley Moore, Jim
my Ritchie, Allan Scroggs, and
Mars Hill?Dean Minton, Nan
cy Felts, Frances Mitchell, and
Stetson?Jimmy Anderson, Dot
Campbell, Betty Campbell.
Lenoir-Rhyne?T. C. Plexico.
William and Mary ? Bob
Cuke#?Nancy Rouuseau, Jack
St. Mary's?Margaret Hutch
Sweet Briar-?Jane Carter.
Hayes, Agnes Kenerly.
Lee College?Hazel Wyatt.
Westminister Choir College
Mary Washington ? Ruth Mc
Virginia Intermont ? Margii
University of Georgia?Coriu
na Finley, Sloan Hill.
Georgia Tech?Eddie Shook.
W.C.T.C.?Wayne Gentry, Jo?
Hunt, Pat Hunt.
Roanoke College ?? R n 11
High Point College?Dick Hix,
Flora MacDonald ? Caroline
Union Theological Seminary?
Pfelffer ? Jimmy Hethcock,
Carolyn Byrd, and Nancy Bes
National Business College?Tal
Barnes, Alvin Sturdivant.
Mitchell?Bill Elleir, Wayne
University of Virginia?Jimmy
Phillips Academy ? Malcolm
Fork Union?Dick McNlel and
Bobby ? Eller.
Southern Seminary?Blair Cof
Belmont Abbey?Don Rains.
Baptists To Moot
Annual session of the Brushy
Mountain Baptist jAssoclatlon
will he held Tuesday and Wed
nesday at Little Rock Baptist
church near Boomer.
Complete program of the as
sociation as released by Modera
tor T. EX Story and Clerk J. F.
10:00 a. m.?Devotional by
Rev. C. M. Caldwell.
10:10?Roll Call of Churches;
Recognition of Visitors; Intro
duction of new pastors; adopt
ion of program; appointment of
committees; (1) time, place and
preacher; (2), nomination of of
ficers; (3), resolutions; (4),
order of business.
. I. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
10:30?1, in the churches of
the association, Sunday school re
port by J. F. Jodran; 2, Baptist
Training Union report iby Miss
Lunda Hendren 3, Woman's
Missionary Union report hy Mrs.
G. G. Foster.
11:00?2. Pastors' education^
in association. 1, report of Pas
toral Conferences, etc., by Rev.
W. N Brookshire.
. 11:10?2, Church and Pastor
al Relationship, by Rev. E. C.
11:35?Annual Sermon by Dr.
John T. Wayland.
12:00 noon ? Dinner on the
1:00 p. m.?Devotional by Rev*.
1:10 ? Christian Education
eontlnued. 3, Christian education
in the state and the south. Re
port by Miss Peggy Nichols.
1:15?Discussion, Mr. Claude
F. Gaddy. 4, Education Through
1:35?Report by Mrs. W. K.
Sturdivant. Discussion, Follows
Tomorrow, by Dr. L. L. Carpen
n. SOCIAL SERVICE AND
1:45?Report by Rev. Charlie
1;55>?Discussion by Rev. H.
2:20?Report: American Bi
ble Society, Mrs. Hubert Canter.
2:351?History of Little Rock
church by Dr. H. G. Duncan.
Wednesday, September 22
10:00 a. m.?Devotional by
Rev. C. S. Wellborn.
m. BENEVOLENT INSTI
10:10?1. Orphanage report
by Rev. A. W. Eller. Discussion
by Dr. Zeno Wall.
10:35?2. World Relief Re
port by Miss Nora McGee. Dis
cussion by Rev. G. W. Bullard.
11:00?3. Hospital Report by
Rev. S. I. Watts. Discussion by
Dr. W. K. McGee.
11:2151?Report of Nominating
Committee and Election of Of
11:40?Missionary Sermon by
Rev. John Wells.
12:10 p. m.?Dinner on the
1:15?Devotional by Rev^ Gil
1:25 ? Discussion Christian
Literature by Dr. L. L. Carpen
1. Associational Missions Re
port. 2, Co-operative report by
Mrs. Tal Barnes.
2:00???Discussion by Mr. M. A.
2:30?Reports of Committees.
2:40 ? Miscellaneous Busi
Wilkes sub-district of the Meth
odist church will meet Monday,
September 30, at 7:30 p. m., at
the First Methodist church in
There will ibe a "Southern
Fried Chicken" supper at the
Mulberry community house on
Saturday night, Sept. 18th, the
hours being from 6:00 to 8:00
p. m. The public is cordially in
vited. The price per plate will
ibe $1.00 and the proceeds of
the supper will go to the build
ing fund of Baptist Home church.