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1. 43, No. 81 Published Monday* and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. O, Monday, January 30, 1950 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
la Wilkes County
Optimists Get $216.25 On
Dime Board; Total Re
ported Near $2,000.
Polio campaign in Wilkes
county is progressing slowly but
encouraging reports have been
(received from some phases of the
drive for $10,000, Edward P.
Bell, campaign chairman, stated
Largest contribution by one
group to date has been $501.89
given by the personnel at Wilkes
Hosiery Mills company, which
was supplemented by a substan
tial contribution by the company.
I. H. McNeill, Jr., commerce and
industry chairman of the cam
paign, commended the employes
highly for their liberal contribu
Dime Board $216.23
^-"AfNorth Wilkesboro Optimist club
manned the dime boards on the
J streets here Saturday and report
] ed contributions of $216.25,
] which, was the largest dime board
-sj>total to date in the campaign. On
Saturday of this week the Wilkes
Junior Chamber of Commerce
will operate these gift stands.
Optimists who worked with the
dime boards were D. T. Trivette,
A. L. Fincannon, John Moss, For
rest Tugman, E. R. Eller, and J.
$2,000 Given Through Mails
Chairman Bell said today that
* the total received through the
1 mails and from the dime board is
approximately $2,000. He urged
early and prompt returns from
letters and from various chair
The $2,000 total does not in
clude any returns from schools
or Home Demonstration clubs and
does not include any figures from
the commerce and industry di
vision, of which I. H. McNeill,
Jr., .is chairman.
State Seeks Taxes
For 3 Back Years
The State Revenue Collector's
Office has notified 500 Wilkes
and Yadkin County residents re
cently, reminding them of their
failure to file state income tax
forms for 1946.
The department has been
checking up. on unpaid cases for
some time, Harry L. Summers,
deputy collector here, said, and
notices have been sent to those
^jrho failed to file in this year.
* We'll get a lot of new ones
this year, Summers stated. When
these people come in to file for
1946 we check up on 1947 and
19 4 S. And most of those who
tx't-^ile in 1946 didn't file in
the other years.
Summers gave two explana
tions why people fail to file. One.
he said, is that employees did not
Jkjfpw they were required to send
toe State's copy of the "income
at the source" slip that goes to
the Federal Oovrenment. The
other reason, he added, is that
people just fail to file ? even
though their income slips have
been sent to the State.
All employers are required
to file a "report of information
at the source, Form D408'' for
each person who was paid during
the calendar year 1949, $1,000
if single; $1,000 if married wom
an: $2,000 if married man; for
salary, fees, commissions, rent,
interest or other fixed or deter
minable gains, profits or income
These forms are furnished by the
'North Carolina Department of
L. Haywood Miller
Accepts Position In
L. Haywood Miller, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Miller, of
Wilkesboro, completed the re
quirements for graduation from
N. C. State College in December
and has accepted employment
with the Farmers' Home Admin
istration in Shelby.
Mr. Miller was designated as
ptinguished military gradu
the ROTC unit where he
held the rank of cadet major. He
was a member of the staff of the
"Agriculturist," a college publi
cation. This past fall he was in
charge of the agricultural eco
Mmics department exhibit of the
wudents' agricultural fair, a part
of the N. C. state fair.
Mr. Miller will begin his du
ties in Cleveland county Febru
ary 1st. ' ^
2 SETS OF TWINS IN ONE CLASS; ALL
PLAY BASKETBALL FOR MILLERS CREEK
Snider is a dominant name in list of seniors at Millers
"Creek high school. Three daughters and one son of Mr.
and Mrs. Monroe Snider, of North Wilkesboro route one,
compose two sets of twins in the 12th grade. The above
picture shows this unusual group of one family in one
class. In front are Willa Jean, left, and Geraldine, who
compose one set of twins, and standing are Hazel and
Beachel Snider, who are also twins. All four play basket
ball and are prominent in school activities. Willa Jean
is captain of the girls' team and plays forward. Geral
dine and Hazel are guards on the girls' varsity team.
Beachel is co-captain of the boys' basketball team and
was halfback and co-captain the Fbotbalt teJfrou Hfe
was also voted the best athlete in his class.
WILKES HOME CLUBS HAVE AH
INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT DAY
By MRS. ADDIE H. JONES
The Achievement program for
the Home Demonstration Clubs
of Wilkes County was given in
the V. F. W. building on the eve
ning of January 25, with Mrs. A.
T. Whittington presiding. After a
short welcome by the president,
Mrs. Irvin Key gave a toast to
the men. The response was by
The attendance of 350 met our
expectations and we were happy
to have so many interested men
present. Pleasant Ridge Club
from near Elkin won the ribbon
for the most *miles| traveled.
Fairplains won a ribbon for the
largest members present, with
Cricket Club trailing just behind.
Judge Hayes' subject was
"Citizenship," and he compared
Wilkes County 50 years ago with
today, emphasizing the present'
day opportunities and the ad
vancement made, through the ,
work of our county and Home
Agents, which are building citi
zenship through their work . ,
To relax the audience at this
time Mr. Dewey Minton was
called to the stage, where he and
one of our club members did a
bit of "clowning" In song, to
which the audience had to re- <
spond with much handshaking, i
After this relaxation Mrs. Addie j
H. Jones, as narrator, gave a
combined report for all the clubs. 1
Our slogan "Today's Home Builds '
Tomorrow's World" was promi- I
nently displayed, and as Mrs. ]
Jones reported on each club proj- i
eit Mrs. J. P. Crysel built, on an ?
outing board, a modern home. ]
The 24 th block completed the
borne and emphasized the 24 i
projects of this year's work.
Ribbons were presented to
Buggaboo and Cricket Clubs for
the best 1949 scrap books.
Cricket Club also won the pub
icity ribbon. It
Little Miss Delia Cooper gave
i very graceful and skilful acro
batic dance and JoyCe Burke
lave a piano number.
Refreshments were served by
:he Cricket Club with the aid of
Mr. Carl Lucas, who donated and
nade Nestles Instant Coffee.
The decorations were arranged
>y the Mountain View Club and
he corsages for the officers were
rom Millers Creek Club. f
A worthwhile program show- e
ng much had been accomplished g
ty our Home Demonstration t
Clubs. It was an enjoyable occa
sion and we close by expressing
our appreciation to all who con
tributed to the success of the
For Polio Campaign
On Thursday, February 2, a
speed contest and skating exhi
bition will be held at the Mulber
ry Roller Rink under sponsorship
of the Mulberry skating club.
John T. Cashion will be mas
ter of ceremonies and admission
will be a contribution t0 the
March of Dimes polio campaign
First on the program will be
midget skaters, followed by the
frolicking clown. A potato race on
skates and a speed contest will
be other features. A number of
prizes will be given winners. Oth
er contests and the grand march
by members of the club will
round out what should be an ex
citing and enjoyable program.
Chicken Supper On
The people of Friendship
church will serve another chicken
supper at the Gaither store build
ing, six miles west on 421, on
Saturday evening, February 4,
beginning at 6 o'clock. Proceeds
will be applied to the church
building fund. There will also be
lousehold articles for sale. Plates
will be $1.00 for adults and 50
:ents for children. Everybody is
Close February 15
According to Maude S. Miller,
lecretary to the Wilkes county
5MA, the closing date for accept
ng applications for new-grower
otton allotments has been set by
he N. C. State PMA committee
'or February 15, 1950.
Any producers Interested in a
otton allotment should come by
he county PMA office within the
lexUtwo weeks and execute Form
Attention is directed to the
act that the PMA office is clos
td on Saturday, but open from
i:00 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Monday
At Annual Meeting
Wilkes Chamber 31st
A large attendance of mem
bers Is expected for, the annual
banquet of the Wilkes Chamber 0f
Commerce to be held Tuesday
evening, 6:30, at Hotel Wilkes.
Lester Rose, of Raleigh, an
outstanding chamber of com
merce executive and speaker, will
address the banquet. Officers will
be installed and reports of offi
cers will be given.
Dies In Fight
Paul Hawkins exonerated
For Death Of Wife; Hear
ing Held Today
Lufinu Martin Hawkins, 25,
colored resident of the Cairo
community east of Wilkesboro,
died suddenly at 1 a. m. Sunday
at her home while in an alterca
tion with her husband, Paul Haw
Sheriff C. G. Poindexter, who
with Coroner I. M. Myers, in
vestigated the death, today relat
ed the story told by Paul Haw
kins. He told the sheriff that
he was at home Saturday night
and when his wife had not come
in at a late hour that he locked
the doors. About 1 a. m., he said,
his wife came to the house and
gained entrance through a win
dow on the back porch. He said
he went out the front to avoid
trouble and that his wife caught
up with him in the yard before
he could get in his car and leave.
Hawkins further told the officers
that his wife started fighting
him and that she bit the end oi
one of his fingers off. At that
point in the altercation, he said,
he struck his wife with his fist
and she fell.
Hawkins related that his wife
e thought she fatrfbeti: He
carried her into Jthe house and
placed her on the bed. When she
had failed to revive after some
time he Ifearned she was dead.
Sheriff Poindexter said the
woman .had slight scratches or
her face and a bruise on her lefi
jaw. Hfwkins insisted to the offi
cers that the blow he strucl
could not have killed his wife.
Schedule Is Given
North Wilkesboro high schoo
basketball teams will play thret
games this week. On Tuesdaj
night Roaring River girls anc
boys will play here, the first
game starting at 7 o'clock. North
Wilkesboro teams will play at
Children's Home in Winston
Salem Friday night and at Kan
napolis Saturday night.
Tonight Wilkesboro boys var
sity and boys B team will play at
Elkin. On Tuesday night Wilkes
boro boys and girls play at Ren
da. Wilkesboro boys and girls will
play at Mountain View Fridaj
T. S. Kenerly With
Yadkin Valley Co.
T. Soott Kenerly, former
mayor of North Wilkesbor0 and
who for more than 20 years was
engaged in the automobile busi
ness, has accepted a position
with the Yadkin Valley Motor
company, local Ford dealer, as
salesman in charge of the truck
and commercial department.
Mr. Kenerly will maintain
headquarters at the Yadkin Val
ley Motor company's truck de
partment on the northeast corner
of Ninth and C streets in the new
building. He invites his friends
to call on him to discuss their
truck needs and will also be in
position to sell new Ford auto
mobiles and used cars of all
. o ??
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A.
Chamberlain and daughter, Anne,
who had been residing in Ra
leigh, are now at home at 512
Fifth street in North Wilkesboro.
Mr. Chamberlain, representative
of Security Life and Trust com
pany, has been transferred to
North Wilkesboro and will havfc
his office in the Poindexter build
ing. In addition to his life and
hospitalisation insurance busi
ness Mr. Chamberlain will render
assistance in preparation of fed
eral and Mate income tax report*
Revival At First
Rev. R. Knolan Benfield, Of
Hickory, WiU Be Guest
Speaker At Services
The Reverend R. Knolan Ben
field, pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Hickory, will be the
preacher in the series of revival
meetings to be held at the First
Baptist Church in North Wilkes
bor0 beginning on next Sunday
night, February 5. Rev." Mr. Ben
field is a graduate of Mars Hill
and Wake Forest College and
has taught in the public schools
of this State. He attended the
Southei*n Baptist Theological
Seminary in Louisville, Kentuc
ky, receiving the Th. M. degree.
He was pastor of churches in
Angler, N. C., and Waynesville,
Georgia and has been in Hickory
At the present time Rev. Mr.
Benfield is a representative from
North Carolina on the Foreign
Mission Board of the Souhtern1
Baptist Convention; a member i
of Committee of Fifteen for
the disposition of the Wake For
est College property upon its re
moval to Winston-alem and is
a trustee 0f he college. He is a
man of deep sincerity, of practi
cal faith, and preaches to large
congregations each Sunday in his
home church, which is one of the
largest ln the State.
Services will be held each
evening, Sunday through Friday,
February 5-10, and on Sunday
morning February 12, at eleven
Lufina Hawkms a daugh
ter of Jim and Clarabelle Mar
tin. Other survivors are her hus
band, two brothers and seven
Funeral will be held Tuesday,
2 p. m., at ^Mountain Valley
Inquest Held Today
At the Inquest conducted today
by Coroner I. M. Myers a jury
. exonerated. Hawkins and con
' eluded that the woman died of a
heart atack caused by exertion.
Colored Man b
On Highway 421
One colored man was killed
and another critically hurt when
a car loaded with moonshine
liquor ran off highway 421 and
overturned 18 miles east of here
on highway 421 at 10 p. m. Sun
Lovette Weatherspoon, 21, of
East Spencer, was killed and his
brother, Carter Weatherspoon,
Jr., is in Wilkes hospital here.
Lovette died when en route to
the hospital and Carter has been
in an unconscious condition be
cause of head injuries.
Highway Patrolman Ray Gar
land and Wilkes Coroner I. M.
Myers investigated the accident.
The patrolman stated that the
car was traveling east, apparently
at a high rate of speed, when it
left the highway and overturned
Both men were thrown some
distance from the wreckage. Fruit
jars filled with whisky were
scattered over an area of several
yards, officers said.
Occupants of the car were
brothers. Officers said today
that they not learned which was
driving at the time of the acci
Body of the accident victim
was taken to Salisbury for fu
Funeral Held Today
Thomas A. Nicholson, 77-year
old farmer .of the Traphill com
munity, died early Saturday.
Surviving Mr. Nicholson are
his wife, Mrs. Eliza Jane Nichol
son; two sons and four daugh
ters, J. W. Nicholson of Jones,
Dewey Nicholson of Thurmond,
Mrs. Hattie Andrews of Dublin,
Va., Mrs. Viola Johnson of
Joynes, Mrs. Pearl Joines of
Traphill, and Mrs. Clarence Ad
ams, of Elkland.
Funeral service.. was- held to
day, 11 a. m? at Roaring River
church near Traphill. Rev. Ernest
Blevins and Rev. L. E. Sparks
conducted the last rites.
Miss Helen Frances Bell, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwatd
Bell, was qnite iH at her hoou
last week in WUkephoro. H?
condition is much improved.
REV. R. KNOLAN BEXFIELD
Two High Schools
North WllkeBboro Kiwanls
Club Friday noon held an inter
esting meeting, which was fea
tured by discussion of a number
of matters of public interest and
a debate on the proposal t?,, con
solidate Wilkesboro and North
Wilkesboro high schools.
The report of the educational
Guidance Committee was res
concerning the employing of high
school young people in the vari
ous local concerns for experience.
The club voted approval of the
plan If the committee can work
it out so as to meet the govern
mental requirements. Secretary
T. E. Story called attention to
the fact that Governor Scott vil1
be here on March 2nd to present
the plaque which was won by
Wilkes county ia ihe recent road
fbond, school -b&fik electian. 'Tt\
was proposed thatnthe three civic
clubs meet on that Thursday
for the luncheon with the Gover
nor and then go to the court
house for the presentation of the
plaque. By motion the club voted
to do so. .
Robert Morehouse discussed
the matter of the Kiwanians go
ing to the meetings of the Key
Clubs and urged them to attend.
Program Chairman A. C
Chamberlain introduced his two
young speakers, Miss Frances
Harris and Jimmie Moore, of the
local high school, who Rebated
the query: "Resolved, That
There Should be a Central High
School for the Wilkesboros."
Miss Harris made a very force
ful talk; showing the great need
of school building improvement
and the many advantages that
would arise in case of the con
solidation. The rating of such a
school would not be in question.
It could offer more courses to
suit the needs of the young peo
ple of the community. A great
unified school spirit would pre
Jimmie Moore admitted that
there would be advantages, but
j that there are many difficulties
that would have to be over
come before the scheme could
be worked out.
Both the young people did an
excellent Job presenting the vari
ous phases of the question.
Guests Friday were as follows:
J. M. Anderson, with J- B. Wil
liams; Earl M. Smith, of Wap
okoneta, Ohio, with Dr. J. H
McNeill; John K. Blackburn, of
Waynesboro, Va., with Ira D.
Payne; W. M. Allen and J. L.
Williams, of Elkin, with J. H.
Whicker; J. Floyd Woodward,
William T. Long and Zeb Dick
son, with Dr. A. C. Chamberlain.
Baked Ham Supper
At Mt. Pleasant
Everybody is invited to the
baked ham sapper to be held Fri
day night a^ Mt. Pleasant school
lunchroom. Plates will be sold
$1 for adults and 50 cents for
children, with all proeeeds going
to the Mount Pleasant church
building fund. Supper will ?e
served from 6 until 8 o'clock.^
Closed Season On
Quail And Rabbits
Joel Bentley, district game
protector, stated today that the
season for hnntlng Quail, Raccoon
and Rabbits cloBes January St.
The trapping season In Wilkes
closes the same date, January SI.
Set For Thirediy
At Town Hall Here
Complaints On Telephone
Service Will Be Heard By
? North Carolina Utilities Com
nisslon will conduct a public
tearing Thursday, February 2,
n the North Wilkesboro town
tall relative to needs for lm
jroved telephone service and
elephone service expansion in
The hearing will open at 10
t'clock a. m.
Announcement of the hearing
vas issued here by a representa
;ive of the commission, who stat
3d that all persons with com
plaints or requests will be heard.
This representative of the com
mission stated that over a-lpng
period the commission has re
jelved numbers of complaints
trom residents of the Wllkes
boros concerning the local and
long distance service.
|There have also been many
complaints from people in rural
areas that they have been unable
to obtain telephone service and
that the Central Telephone com
pany, which serves this area, has
failed to extend lines into many
rural communities where there is
demand for telephone service.
The commission in announce
ment ot tbe bearing here said
that all complaints would be
heard at the hearing and Invited
all who desired to be heard to
attend tbe hearing.
Announcement of the commis
sion's hearing t0 be held here
has attracted considerable inter
est and it is expected that there
will be visitors from other areas
here to observe procedure and
Truck Runs Wild;
Crashes Into Pole
A panel truck belonging to
Howard Strader rolled off from
Where it was parked on C street
The truck, without a driver,
rolled west down the street,
across Ninth street, rah over the
curb on the south side of the
street and crashed into a power
line pole between the postoffice
and Yadkin Valley Motor com
pany. The truck was badly dam
A motorist on the street at the
time succeeded in dodging the
driverless vehicle as it ran down
the hill and across the street.
J. C. Davis Buys
Busic Cab Firm
J. C. Davis, owner of City Cabs
and Davis Cabs, has purchased
Busic Cabs and will continue to
operate the cabs under the same
Mr. Davis has also leased the
Uptown Service station, which
will continue to be headquarters
of Basic Cabs. He wtl also pper
ate the service station, rendering
complete service to motorists. The
other taxi firms owned by Mr.
Davis will continue operation
from their present stands. Care
ful and courteous drivers will
man all cabs, which are fully in
sured, said Mr. Davis.
On February 1st
By J. P. CHOPLIN,
There will be a tobacco meet
ing Wednesday^ February 1 at
10:00 a.m., at the farm of Mr.
John F. Sparks midway between
Ronda and EJkin on Highway
268. Mr. Sparks has just recently
completed a tobacco barn accord
ing to the latest recommenda
tions of State College. This type
of barn will save 20 to 26 per
;ent on the fuel required to care
tobacco. Mr. S. N. Hawks, Tobac
co Specialist of the North Caro
lina State College Extension
Service, will be at this meeting In
axplain the purpose and opera
tion in curing tobacco with this
type of tobacco barn.
At 1:30 p.m., we will have a
meeting at the Ronda High
School at which time Mr. Hawks
srill^gLve an illustrated talk us
ing colored pictures on various
All to-bacoo farmers are cor
iially invited to attend these two
Mrs. J. R. Q. Johnson, Mrs.
Hubert Billings, and Mrs. John
W. Mitchell vers vsftors ta Win