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Vol. No. 43. No. 86 Published Mondays and Thursday NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C.. Thursday. February ifi. 1950 Make North Wilkesboro Your ShooDino Center
STORES READY WITH EXCITING
VALBES FOR DOLLAR DAYS ON |
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY HERE
Merchants ot the Wilkesboros
today were patting the finishing
touches on preparations for Dol
lar Days, aeml-annnal event here,
which will be staged Friday and
Saturday this week.
Sponsored by the Trade Promo
tion committee of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce, Dollar
Days this time will be an event
that can mean substantial sav
ings to people of northwestern
Dollar Days are a community
wide event, with many stores
representing various lines of mer
For Dollar Days merchants are
offering many special values for
onlvone dollar. In numerous in
gfajpfeee groups of small items are
OTfered for one dollar, and for
larger items there are reductions
of many dollars.
Buying power of the dollar will
hare a phenomlnal Increase Fri
day and Saturday of this week
and the Dollar Days are expected
to attract many people to the
Wilkeaboros from all parts of
Wilkes and from adjacent coun
ties in northwestern North Caro
First Dollar Days events spon
sored by the Trade Promotion
committee was held last August,
and was very successful in that
customers were more than pleas
ed with the values offered.
For Dollar Days Friday and
Saturday of this week merchants
of this community are offering
greater values than in the event
last August. Quality of merchan
dise offered is very definitely su
perior and prices are lower.
Here On Tuesday
A Leadership Conference of the
North Carolina Education Asso
ciation was held In the North
Wilkesboro school auditorium on
Tuesday, February 14. Miss Rosa
lee Andrews, th? NCEA field rep
resentative from Raleigh, was in
troduced by Mrs. Floyd Wood
ward, president of the North
Miss Andrews led the discus
sions on such topics as "Federal
Aid to Education'', "Social Secu
rity Legislation", "Constitutional
Amendments", "Prbfessional Ser
vices" and '.Public Relations". !
This was the 14th meeting of
this kind to be held in North
Carolina of which two were spec
ial ease for Jackson Training
school and the school for the
blind at Morgan ton. Out of these
14 meetings, 119 NCEA units
have been invited and 113 have
been represented, or about 95
Of the eight units invited to
this meeting, all were represented
except Alleghany due to heavy
fog in the mountains. The units
represented were as follows: Ap
palachian State Teachers College,
Ashe county, Caldwell county,
Watauga county, Wilkes county,
Lenoir and North Wilkesboro
A delicious meal was served by
the junior class of North Wilkes
4* the school cafeteria at
v o'cMlt. Everyone introduced
himself at this time and stated
the school represented.
7 .Hospital Births
During the past week the fol
lowing births were recorded at
the Wilkes hospital: son, Freddie
Dean. February 8, to Mr. and Mrs.
Asbury Cornelius Ballard, of
North Wilkesboro; son, James
Alfred, February 9, to Mr. and
Mrs. C. Arthur Vtmable, of North
tyilkeeboro^ son, Tracy Monroe,
February 9? to Mr, and Mrs. Vir
gil Ray Handy, of Halls Mills;
daughter, Nancy Carolyn, Febru
ary 10, to Mr, and Mrs. Lester V.
Lowe; of Pores Knob; daughter,
Elizabeth Ann, February 11, to
Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Monroe
Pierce, of Roaring River; son,
William Lloyd, February 11, to
Mr. and Mrs. Jonny Everett Ab
sher, of Lorn ax.
Twin sons, L. C., Jr., and Lee
Roy, February 11, to Mr. and Mrs.
L. C. Church, of North Wilkes
boro route two; son, Jerry Mich
ael, February 11, to Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Hampton Hincher, North
Wilkesboro; son, James Michael,
February 1?, Mr. and Mrs. James
Lee Frazler, of Pores Knob; son,
Robert Dale, February 12. to
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert E. Long, of
North Wilkesboro; daughter,!
Doris Ann, February 12, to Mr. I
and Mrs. David Arthur Scar
borough, of North Wilkesboro;
son, ^Fsltsell Dean, February 12,
to Mr. and Mrs. Clint Roy Child
ress, of Taylorsvtlle; son, Febru
ary 14, to Mr. and Mrs. Blair
Owyn, of North Wilkesboro.
Billy Jo Zimmerman, stu
dent at Appalachian State Teach
ers College At Boone, was here
for the week-end with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Zimmer
man, and had as her guest. Miss
Pat Hemphill, of Clinton, also a!
itudent at the college.
Sister Of Mrs. Edd
Gardner Died Feb. 11
Funeral and burial services
were held at the Ward Street
Methodist church in High Point
Sunday afternoon, 3 o'clock, for
Mrs. J. M. Harris, sister of Mrs.
Edd F. Gardner, of this city, who
died early Saturday morning. Mr.
Gardner, Bill Gardner and Don
Culler went down for the services,
but Mrs. Gardner was unable to
Mrs. Harris, whose husband
died about 20 years . ago, had'
been an invalid for three years.
Prior to her illness she was very
active in church work, having
taught the Woman's Bible class
for a number of years. She also
took a great interest in various
civic organisations, especially the
P.-T. A., and since she was the
mother of 11 children, all of
whom are married, gave much of
her time to the youth work of the
At the funeral many and beau
tiful flowers were fitting tokens
of respect for the life of Mrs.
Is Now Under Way]
Good Games On Card of
Highland Cage Tourney
Highland Conference basket
ball tournament began with four
games in Wilkesboro Wednesday,
icilrj" defeated Wilkesboro
boys in a closely contested
game Wednesday afternoon at
Wilkesboro, 48 to 88. Elkin
jumped into an early lead and
was ahead 24 to 16 at half- j
time. At end of the third per
iod it was Elkin 82 and Wilkes
boro 23. A final period rally
by the Ramblers fell short but
the score in late minutes was
80 to 88 when Elkin started the
In opening game of the tour
nament Cove Creek girls elimi
nated Granite Falls girls, 51 to
ST The Watauga county team
led all the way.
Today's schedule is as follows:
1:00 ? Wilkesboro sod Boone
2:00 ? Sparta and Boone
7:30 ? Elkin and Valdesej
8:30 ? Granite Falls and Hud
Four games of semi-finals will
be played Friday night, with the
first game starting at 6 o'slock.
To Most Monday!
The Wilkes County Baptis
Pastors' Conference will meei
next Monday morning, February
20 at 10, In the Relns-Sturdivam
The program will be on <h<
theme of "The Meaning of Churct
Membership," and will featuri
talks by Rev. ,W. N. Brookshlrt
and Rev. L. T. Younger. An in
spirational message will be de
Hvered by Rev. 8. I. Watts. Tht
program has tpen arranged bj
Rev. C. M. Cope.
The weekly aeesioa of th<
Preachers' School, sponsored b]
the Pastore' Conference, will meet
on Monday afternoon, at 1:30, a<
Wilkesboro Baptist chureh.
Here Tijesday Wight, February 21
Final in the series o
ity Concert attractions
current season will tx
Bchiks, plan0 concert
the Liberty Theater o i
night, February 21, 8
" 'T' for Two" couU
the musical signature
brothers, Alfred and
Teltschik ? "The
from Texas" as they
Born respectively 30 and 31
years ago in Floresvil e, Texas,
of Austrian parents, le Tett
scbiks began their mus ?l train
ing at an early age und r the tu
telage of their father, an old
world musician. After : loving to
Houston, they contln led their
studies under Aldrlge 1 idd ? a
musical education that :ontinued
for a decade. Later, tl ey went
to New York where the: attended
the JuiUiard School c f Music,
studying under such em nent per
sonalities as Sascha G rodnitzki
and the late Mme, Olga Samaroff
Stokowski. Upon gradui tion from
Juilliard, they returned to Hous
ton, married, and settle down to
teach piano in the cit r's public
schools and in their owi studio.
-To satisfy their own love of
making music for audie ices, they
began giving two-piar > recital;
on the side. They soon encounter
ed the usual occupational hazard
in their field, the problem of find
ing two evenly matched pianos in
out-of-the-way places. They solv
ed this difficulty neatly with what
their friends term "Operation
Trailer." To their car, they have
attached a trailer rigged for
storing and transporting two pi
anos. They also know how to re
pair and tune their own pianos,
thus achieving further logistic in
Called to active duty at the be
ginning of the -war, they were as
signed t0 Military orchestras, but
their special talents were recog
nized and they gave numerous
two-piano recitals ffor the armed
forces, thus gaining rich experi
ence for the career ithey were tc
pursue. TJie 1949-50 season finds
them wits their second completely
The Teltschiks and their "Op
eration Trailer" are a young,
brilliant, American-trained, self
contained team, embodying in
their playing and interpretations
the rich quality, vision, and un
limited wealth of expression that
is native to Texas, yet tempered
with the great musical traditions
of an old Austria ? the Austria
of Mozart and Strauss.
S. S. Rally 19th
At Walnut Grove
A Sunday School rally, spon
sored by the Brushy Mountain
Baptist Association, will be held
next Sunday afternoon, February
19, at 2:30, at the Walnut Grove
Baptist church located' on the
Taylorsville road and in the Pores
The rally will be under the
leadership of J. F. Jordan, asso
ciational superintendent, who an
nounces that a profitable pro
gram will be presented, and that
all Sunday schools are urged to
send good groups. Visiters are
encouraged to attend.
The Walnut Grovl Baptifft
church has made much progress
in past months, and plans are un
derway for the completion of the
educational plant now being con
structed adjoining the present
building. Joel Bentley is superin
tendent of the Sunday school, and
Rev. Charles J. Poole is pastor.
The church is on the highway and
can be reached easily and re
gardless of weather conditions.
Race Relations Day
At First Methodist
Race Relations Day will be ob
served in the North Wilkeeboro
First Methodist church, Sunday,
and featuring the evening service
at 7:30 cCclock, will be a pro
gram of songs presented by the
First Baptist church colored
choir. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
The MYF, at their evening
meeting, will have a Race Rela
Trade At Home and Save!
Scout1 Leaders At
Held In Raleigh
A number of Girl Scout lead
ers and workers from this com-|
munity attended a Training In
stitute held Thursday and Friday
in Raleigh at the Sir Walter ho
tel. Instructors for the Institute,!
which was state-wide, were from
Mrs. W. K. Sturdivant and Mrs.
Ira Payne attended the meeting!
Thursday, and going down for the
Friday session were Mrs. 0. T.
Mitchell, Mrs. R. S. Gibbs and
Mrs. J. H. Winkler.
attending in the interest of thd
troops at Woodlawn and Lincoln
Heights schools were Belle
Thomad, Nellie Davenport, Maude
Jeff erg,- Ella Riley, and Ruby In
graftf,- w"ho went down on Thurs
Finance Firm To
Open Here Soon
Charter Granted Blue Ridge
Finance Company Of
Blue Ridge Finance company
is the name of a now corporation
to enter into business in North
Wilkesboro within the next few
Tal J. Pearson is president of
the new corporation, with Russell
Pearson secretary - treasurer.
Other stockholders listed in the
charter include Larry S. Moore
and Forrest Church. Mr. Pearson
and Mr. Church are already en
gaged in finance business in
Mount Airy and in Galax. Va.
The new firm, which will an
nounce office location soon, will
be engaged in various types of
W. G. Gabriel
Red Cross Find
Chairman In '50
Again this year the Kiwanis
club is sponsoring the Red Cross
Fund Campaign in Wilkes coun
ty with Kiwanian W. G. Gabriel
is 1950 fund chairman. Mr. Gab
riel and R. R. Church, chapter
chairman, are now working on
plans for the 1950 Red Cross
drive which will take place in
March with the special advance
gifts section beginning the latter
part of February.
The 1950. quota for Wilkes
county is $7,800 of which $4,895
is necessary to carry on the Red
Cross work in the county. The
remaining portion of the total
will- be used for the National
budget for services to the armed
forces, veterans, disaster pre
paredness and relief, national
blood program, nursing services,
safety services and many other
To Head Fund Drive
W. G. GABRIEL
Mr. Forrest* Church, of Mount
Airy, spent the week-end in
Wilkesboro with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. R. Church.
MR. AND MRS. A. T.JONES
CELEBRATE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Jones, of
StatesTllle Route four, celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary,
Sunday, February 12, 1950. Mr.
and Mrs. Jones were married in
Wilkes county by Rev. Parks
Gwaltney, February 11, 1900.
Mrs. Jones, the former Miss An
nette Ellis, is the daughter of the
late Dr. and Mrs. John Ellis of
Mr. Jones is 73 years old; and
Mrs. Jones is 76 years old. They
are the parents of four living
children, two sons; Mr. Lee Jones
of Harmony, Mr. Sam Jones, of
Harmony Route one; and two
daughters, Mrs. S. G. Wallace of
Winston-Salem, and Mrs. Coyte
York, of Harmony Route 1. There
are Mffen grandchildren. Their
children with their husbands and
wives received with Mr. and Mrs.
Among the immediate familyj
members attending were Mr. and
Mrs. T. G. Kilby, Mr. and Mrs.
Conrad Kilby, and Mrs. K. M.
Allen, of this city; Mr. John Al
len, of Kannapolis; Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Bovender, and Mr. and Mrs.
A C. Bovender, Jr., of Hickory;
Mr. R. L. Jones, and Mr. and Mrs.
W A. Ellis, of Oakwoods. More
than 100 friends and relatives
called between the hours of one
Yellow roses made a bouquet
for the dining room table, spread
with a white cloth, and through
out the home were attractive ar
rangements of yellow and white
flowers. The huge, white wedding
cake, square shaped, was decorat
ed in gold letters reading as fol
lows: "Happy Fiftieth Anniver
sary to Abe and Anne."
18 Examined In
Cancer Center On
On Tuesday, February 14, the
Wilkes-Alleghany County Cancer
Center held its weekly clinic.,
Eighteen appeared for examina
tion, eight white women, and 10
white men. No colored women or
Mrs. Albert Garwood served as
chairman of receptionists, and as
sisting her were Mrs. M. M.
Brame and Mrs. O. K.Whitting-j
Those who presided in the ex
amining-rooms were Mrs. George
Parlier, Mrs. Presley Myers, Mrs.
Charles Ziliak, and Mrs. C. C.
Seventeen examinations were
completed, and 14 patients were
referred to their personal physi
cians for medical attention.
The Center ie gtattqg bj mem
bers ot thd Wilkes-Alleghany
County Medic&i Society.
Five priorities were given to
those ttho arrived too late for
There were several from out
of town: 4 came from West Jef
ferson, 1 from Sparta, 1 from
Thurmond, 1 from McGrady. and
1 from Ennice.
Examinations are free to all
women 35 or over, all men 40 or
over, and to anyone with a symp
tom or a "danger signal", regard
less of age.
The Clinics are held every
Tuesday morning in the Wilkes'
county courthouse. Registration'
is from 9 to 10. ?
Frequently there are more ap- j
plicants for examination than can,
be accommodated. Therefore, in
order that those who lire at a
distance may be sure of an ex
amination and thus not make a
trip in vain, priorities will be
sent, on request, to all who live
20 miles or more from WTlkes
boro. Address your request to
Cancer Center Clerk, Court bowse.
Wilkesboro, N. C.,
Mrs. Silas Spears
Funeral On Thursday
Funeral service will be held
Thursday, 2 p. m., at Congo Holi
ness church for Mrs. Silas Spears,
65, wh0 died Monday at her home
in the Congo community. Rev
Glenn Huffman will conduct the
service and burial will be held in
Minton Arbor cemetery.
Surviving Mrs. Spears are three
Bons and seven daughters: Claude
Spears, of Mooresville; Harley
Spears, of Delbarton, W. Va.:
George Spears, of Inglewood,
Calif.; Mrs. Geneva McBrlde, of
Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Nora
[Jestes, of Banner Elk; Mrs. Faye
^JBentley, of Lenoir; Mrs. Doshie
\ Adams, Mrs. Jettie Huffman,
Misses Marie and Irene Spears, of
Mrs. Spears was a daughter of
the late Spencer and Laura Min
ton Crane. She was preceded in
death by her husband, John W,
? ?; 0 111
Lfeo Ki Pritchett
Will Speak Sunday
Leo & PriteKett will lead the
morning wOfrihiji service at the
Presbyterian ditttcb, Sunday,
February 19. Mr. fritehett is
Professor of History ?t Appa
lachian State Teacher's College,
Boone, N. C. Visitors will be wel
comed at this service.
ST PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
Rev. B. M. Lackey, Rector
Vesper services will be held in
St. Paul's Episcopal church Sun
day afternoon, February 19, at 5
o'clock. A cordial invitation is ex
tended to everyone to attend this
Mrs. E. S. Zimmerman recently
returned to her home here after
staying two weeks in Winston
Salem with her foster daughter.
Mrs Norman Harvel, who has
been quite ill, but is now much
better. Mrs. Zimmerman was ac
companied home by Little Miss
Linda Harvel, who is spending
the week here in the Zimmerman
Polio fund total In Wilkes
:ounty climbed to $8,228.57 on
,he eve of closing of the cam
paign, Campaign Chairman Ed
vard Bell reported today.
Scattered reports are yet to be
received and the total may be
(omewhat larger when all reports
Campaign leaders especially
praised schools for their part in
the successful campaign. Paul
Cashion, chairman of the schools
division, reported that $2,914.97
was raised by the school children
In the county.
The commerce and industry di
vision also did an excellent Job,
raising $2,861.60. I. H. McNeil,
Jr., was chairman of that divis
T. V. Hackney headed the mail
donations committee, which did
much work in the campaign and
netted donations totaling $1,702.
01. Late returns from some of the
letters are yet expected and all
who have not mailed their gifts
are asked to send them in now.
Dime boards and coin boxes ac
counted for $644.99. Ben Marsh
was chairman of that division.
A radio program conducted by
Roland Potter over station WKBO
Chairman Bell and all division
chairmen of the campaign are
members of the North Wilkesboro
Lions club, which annually spon
sors the polio campaign in Wilkes
Among the schools North
Wilkesboro took first place, rais
ing $577.47. Wilkesboro was sec
ond with $457.60 and Millers
Creek was third with $332.87
raised in the campaign.
Following are totals for other
Mulberry ? $08.44
Roaring River ; 206.25
Mtn. View ... 187.46
Cricket ? 150.46
Lincoln Heights . ... 89.75
Pleasant Ridge 87.15
Mt. Pleasant 81.17
Moravian Falls 53.00
Pleasant Hill _ 4 2.99
Clingman __ 40.00
Ferguson High 37.90
Maple Springs ? 27.35
Hendrix .... 25.75
Flint Hill __ 16.95
Thankful .... 14.00
Rock Springs 9.50
James A. White
Talks to Optimists
James A. White, of Charlotte,
a former governor of the eigh
teenth Optimist district, delivered
an inspirational address before
the members of the North Wilkes^
boro Optimist club Tuesday nook
at Hotel Wilkes. Optimist White
told of the splendid work accom?
plished with boys of the NortU
Charlotte area, and bjr various
other clubs of the district, and
urged the local club to start a
boys' V'ork project at once. Opti
mist White praised the local club
for its activity the ptoce it
? to the community.
was presented by Optimist Julius
C. Hubbard, program chairman
for the luncheon.
Two new members were induct
ed into office by Optimist White.
They were W. C. Vannoy, of the
Vannoy Upholstering company,
and Ray Blevins, who is associat
ed with the Tadkin Valley Motor
company. Bill Thomas, assistant
North Wilkesboro postmaster,
was welcomed back into the club.
During the business session of
the meeting, Maurice E. Walsh,
who la general chairman of the
Optimist County Basketball Tour
nament, stated that plans were
complete for handling the sports
event, and that all indications
pointed to a successful tourney.
A nominating committee, com
posed of A. L. Ftncannon, John- -
son Sanders, Julius C. Hubbard.
Louis Jenkins, Maurice Walsh,
and J. B. Brookshire, was ap
pointed by President Eller to
nominate officers for the ensuing
Bill Johnson, who is associated
with the Western Auto Associate
store, was a guest of the club.