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Njbrth "Wilkesboro lias a
lading radius of 50 miles,
serving I'M) ,000 people to
Blazed the Trail of Progress in the "State of Wilkes" for Over 43
or, April 27.1950
Change Ordered By Pott*
office Department To Go
Into Effect May 1
if' t i
Residential delivery of mail in
North Wilkesboro Will be cut
from two to one trip daily, effective
May 1, Postmaster Maurice
t B. Walsh said here today.
The order came from the postal
department in Washington, D.
C., and is the same curtailment
plan which has been ordered for
all cities and towns as an "economy"
more by the.postal department.
Two deliveries daily will be
maintained in the downtown business
area, which Includes three
blocks Of B street and three
each Of Tenth and Ninth streets.
gT Postmaster Walsh said that the
■^carriers in making one trip dally
will leave the poe^office after arrival
of morning mall and will
. continue on their route until they
^complete delivery of the mail.
This will mean that mail arriving
at the postdffice after carriers
leaves in the morning will not be
delivered in residential a^eas until
the following day.
The "economy" move ordered
by.-the poetoffice department has
resulted in many protests from
▼artous parts of the country.
Art Contest In J
k Wilkes Schools
Til* Art committee of the North
Wilkesboro Junior Woman's Club
is again sponsoring an art contest
throughout the WHkes county
cipating hi eaoh le
divided into 3 groups—1 through
S grade (1st group); 4 through
8 grade (2nd group); 9 through
12 grade (3rd group).
They may enter sketches or
drawings uslag any materials and
any desired subject but the drawings
must he Original and freehand.
Their name, grade and
school must be written on the
back of each' entry. The entries
from each of the 3 groups will
then be judged by the art teacher
or chosen committee in each
school, who will choose one outstanding
entry from each of the
three groups and forward them to
Miss Mary Caroon, North Wilkesboro,
N. C. Final entries must be
L J®/ no later than April 30, 1950,
■ toad the winning exhibits will be
'shown at the library here May ?13
and at the North Wilkesboro
Woman's Clubhouse May 10.
The following' prizes will .* b,e
j awarded to the best entries in
First group 1st prize |5.00,
2nd prize, |3.00; Second group—
1st prise |8.00, 2nd prize $4.00;
Third group—1st prize 110.00;
Age 99, Passes
Mrs. Adallne Nichols died late
Tuesday at her home in Stanton
township. Reaching the age ot 99,
she was one of Wilkes county's
Surviving are one son, Kainer
Nichols, of Purlear, and two daughters,
Mrs. George Yates, of
Kannapolis, and Mrs. Callie
ffykes, of Hanestown. , .
Funeral service was held today I
two p. m., at Arbor Grove Meth-|
odist church near Millers Greek.
Rev. A. W. Eller conducted the I
last rites, .
Ben A. Stimson
Wins First Place
In Photo Contest!
Winston-Salem, April 25 Ben
A. Stimson, photographer of]
North Wilkesboro, won first place |
In the pictorial section of the antil
print competition here during
i 22nd annual convention of the
C. Photographers association
ieh ended its three-day session
here at Robert E. Lee.hotel today.
/Mr. Stimson's winning entry
wajs a moonlit scene in blue which
he had titled "Moonlst" and
which attracted considerable attention.
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award was another in a
Of years. *
Will Begin Sunday
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Revival services will begin
Sunday, April SO, at Fairplains
Baptist church and continue
through the week with services
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. daily,
the pastor, "Rev. Olate Brown, has
Rev. David W. Day will be
guest minister and special elnging
will also feature each service.
The public is cordially invited to
Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up
event, which opened Monday with
a> parade in the Wilkesboros, is
progressing well, it was learned
today from representatives of'the
sponsoring organisations, Civic
Activities committee of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce, Woman's
clubs of the Wilkesboros and the
Garden eftub here.
Much work is being accomplish-1
ed as result of a survey, made
by a committee prior to opening
of the campaign. This committee
listed many points which
need clean-up,. palnt-up and
beautification work. Property
owners are being contacted and'are
respectfully asked for their 000peratlon
in attaining the dasired
Representatives of the Clean-.
Up campaign v organisation and
Public Health committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce will
appear before town boards of tha
Wilkesboros next weak with
During the week of May I tha:
inspection committee will visit
points where improvements were
recommended and compile results
of the campaign.
Hen Has 5 fully
Cfluirlie Manship, who operates
Manship's Seafood Center
and market here, was dressing
some hens when he found in
one hen five fully developed,
hard shelled eggs. * •
Ordinarily a laying hen will
not have more than one fully
developed egg with shell. *
Elk Creek Fishii|g j
Closed To July 1st
Joel Bentley, district game protector,
stated today that Elk
Creek will be closed as ^ spawning
area from junction of Dugger
Creek down to the Yadkin River,
May 1st through June 30th. During
this period Of time, no type
of fishing will be permitted in
V.F.W. Square Donee
Here Saturday Ni9ht
All are Invited to the/square
dance to be held Saturday night,
8:30, at the V. F. W. hall here.
Smith Loudermilk and his band,
from TaylorsYille, will play for
the dance. Admission will be 75
cents for men and 50 cents for
ladies. Door prizes will be awarded.
Rummage Sate On
Saturday, April 29
Falrplains Home Demonstration
club will hold a rummage
sale Saturday, April 29, in the
buildijng where the 'Wilkes Hatchery
was formerly located on
Tenth street. Members of the club
are asked to collect their articles
for this sale and leave them at
the place of the sale on Friday
Proceeds will go into the community
club house fund.
A country steak supper will be>
served by Young Ladles class of
Baptist Home church at the Mulberry
community house Saturday,
April 29, from 5:30 until 8:80.
Plates will be }1 for adults and
50 cents for children under 11.
The public is cordially invited.
Miss Annie Bller, a student
nurse at the Baptist Hospital In
Winston-Salem, came home for
the week-end for a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe
An argent appeal for public cooperation
in the prevention of forest
tires daring the current emergency
was voiced today by A. B.
Johnston, chairman of the N. C.,
Forestry Association's Keep Gtreen'
Committee for Wilkes county.
"Many thousands of acres of
valuable forest laud in North Carolina
have been burned during the
past month causing damages
amounting to hundreds of thousands
of dollars," Mr. Johnston
said, and added that, "unless all
of us remain on the alert to present
the start and spread of new
fires these damages may reach unr
precendented heights in Wilkes
county before the current drought
Reports from local officials of
the N. C. Forest Service reveal
that fire hazards created by the,
prolonged drought and recent high
winds are probably at the highest
peak reached during the past
10 years. Areas which normally
would not burn, now become ignited
from the smallest spark and almost
immediately become raging
Infernos destroying young seedlings
and much mature timber
that is sorely needed to provide
homes and other essentials for the
cltisens of North Carolina.
" and the worst part
is", Mr. Johnston said, "practically
jjyejry one of these fires were
man-caused and therefore could
hifb been prevent**."
«. "Lets"" all cooperate with our
rangert.and forest wardens Who
are already weary from mafay
hours of firaftghting.. Let's dq our
part to keep Wilkes Cr "*
Green!'* Mr. Johnston eonct
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will sbrVe a ham supper at the
Qaither store building on Saturday
evening, April 29th, beginning
at5:30, There will also be
an auction sale of food and household
articles. Afl proceeds will
be applied to the building fund.
Lt. Col. McNeill
Goes To Fort Bragg
For Two Week? Duty
Lt. Col. I. H. McNeill, Jr., a
member of the reserve In the
finance department of the army,
will report to Fort Bragg Friday
for two weeks active duty.
Lt. Col. McNeill recently re•lgried
his position as treasurer
of Carolina 'Mirror Corporation in
Father Died Sunday
Alfred Cookman (A. C.) Chamberlain,
78, retired tobacconist,
died at 8:20 a. m. Sunday at his
home, 1131 North Hawthorne
Road in Winston-Salem. He had
been seriously ill since Thursday.
Mr. Chamberlain was born in
Charlotte, Nor. 24, 1871, son of
Samuel Keplar and Sarah Jane
Mitchell Chamberlain. He spent
most of his life in Winston-Salem.
As a yoUng man, Mr. Chamberlain
became a tobacconist, being
associated, in the course of
his career, with the F. R. Penn
Tobacco, Company In R'eidsville,
the Liipfert - Scales Tobacco Company
of Winston-Salem, .and R.
J. Reynolds Tobacco Compnay. He
was superintendent Of Reynolds
Plant 256 when he retired in 1940.
Mason and Pyfldaa
Mr. Chamberlain was a member
of Centenary Methodist
Church, Winston Masonie Lodge
167 and Knights of Pythias Lodge
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
bertha Harris Chamberlain; a
son, Dr. Alfred O; Chamberlain,
Jr., of North Wllkesboro (two
&>ns, Harris and Richard M.
Chamberlain, preceded their father
In death); a brother, William
,Mv Chamberlain of Winston-Salem;
a sister, Mrs. H. B.
Ulrich of Reading, Pa.; a grandchild
and a great-grandcild.
Those from here who visited the
Chamberlain home in WinstonSalem
Sunday afternoon were Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Carter and daughter,
Miss Celia Carter, Mrs. John
E. Justice and daughter, Miss Martha
Goseal Justice. Those from
here attending the funeral service
Monday afternoon at Vogler's
To Optmist Club
Albert Garwood, New President.
J. Floyd Woodward, superintendent
of the city schools, spoke
to the members of the Optimist
Clnb of North Wilkesboro at the
clnb meeting held Tuesday noon
at Hotel Wilkes. He was presented
to the clnb by Optimist Maurice
Superintendent Woodward used
at ys subject
in detail about
of light First
which li so »
>* and he told
' to preserve
kind- of clubs.
be> gained Tn
and the rigl(t
Superintendent Voodtar <1
praised the Optimist club for the
fine manner in which the county
basketball tournament was conducted
and also complimented the
club for4 its other objectives.
The new president, Albert Garwood,
presided over the luncheon
meeting. There was a splendid
attendance, and two new members
—William McLendon and Don
Gregory—were inducted by Optimist
During the business session the
club voted to pay the expenses
of the Wilkes boy and girl 4-H
club winner to the state convention,
and also Voted to participate
in the youth recreational program.
President Garwood announced
the various club committees for
the year, which are as follows:
....(List of Committee to come)
Renew Concert Membershio.
New Registration In Three 1
North Wilkesboro Precincts
Saturday, April 29, will be the
beginning of registration at all
polling places, for voting in the
primary to be held May 27. The
books will be open on three successire
Saturdays and in North
Wilkesboro township, which has
been divided into three precincts
with a new registration Of all voters
called, there will be additional
time for registration.
North Wilkesboro precinct number
1 will be composed of NorUi
Wilkesboro corporate limits, and
the rotlng place will .be the town
hall. Registrar will be at the town
hall from April' 29 to May 23,
both dates inclusive, each day
(except Sundays) from nine a. m.
to six p. m. , .
North Wilkesboro precinct number
2 will be composed of all that
part of North Wilkesboro township
west of Reddies River and
the polling place will be at
Moore's Grocery. In addition to
the three Saturdays of April 29,
May .J and 13, the registrar will
be at the polling place from four
until eight p. m. each day to
North Wilkesboro precinct number
3 will, b® composed of parts
of North Wilkesboro township east
of Reddies River ftBd Outside the
corporate limits of North Wilkesboro.
Registrar Tyre Billings at
Us place Of business will register
*11 qualified voters presenting
themselves to him at any time
during the registration period,
April 29 to May 13.
The special arrangements nave
been made by the county board or
elections in order that all qualified
voters may have tlilie 16 register
without long delay.
Will Form Precinct
Clubs In Meetings
Isaac M. Eller, Jr., president
of Wilkes Young Republican
clubs, has Announced sL numoer
of precinct meetings for the purpose
of organizing Young Republican
clubs in the precincts.
The first ,of a series of three
meetings -will be held Friday
night. April 28, 7:SO o'clock, at
Bud Jones' store north of this
city. This meeting will be for
the purpose of organizing North
Wilkesboro precinct number 3,
but party members from anywhere
The Mulberry club will meet
again Monday night, 7:30, at Mulberry
Rock Creek Young Republicans
club will also meet on Monday
night, 7:30, and place of the
meeting will be Bud Reynolds'
store. • >
STONE MOUNTAIN PREACHERS
AND DEACONS SCHOOL MAY 1-5
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To Give Playlet At
Church Of God Here
Young people Of the Church of
God on Hlnshaw street will present
£ playlet, "Let Your Lower
Light Be Burning," Saturday
night, April 29, 7:30. Everyone
is invited to attend.
Square Dance On
Friday Night Here
North Wilkesboro Parent-Teacher
Association will sponsor a
square dance to be held Friday
night, eight o'clock, in North
Wilkes boro school gymnasium. A
string band will play for the dance
and other entertainment features
will include a cake walk and refreshments.
Admission will be 25
and 40 cents and all who attend
are assured an enjoyable occasion.
Dinner Tuesday At
Ladies of the Wllkesboro
Methodist church will serve dinner
Tuesday evening, seven
o'clock, at Wllkesboro
Berved for $1
cents for childr
Preachers' and Deacons' school
for Stone Mountain Baptist Association
will be held May 1 through
5 at Maple Grove ehnrch. The following
program has bcton announced
and all ministers and
deacons in the association are
urged to attend:
6:30 p. m. devotionals: Monday,
H. E. Blevins; Tuesday, Major
Caudle; Wednesday, E. P.
Blevins; Thursday, Clarence Miller;
Friday, Lester Johnson.
6:45 p. m. discussions: (16
minutes each): Monday, "Duties
of Deacons", A. A. Johnson; H. E.
Blevins; Tuesday, "The Church
6 Pastorlal Relationships", S. L.
Blevins, J. G. Huffman; Wednesday,
"In What way should the
Sunday School be the Greatest
Asset to the Church?", Wade
'Barlow, Glenn Dancy, Vernon
^Toodruff; Thursday, "Why should
every church have a B. T. U.T",
Clate Brown, Watson Bryant;
Friday, "The Laity'B responsibility
toward the Church," G. B,
Crabb, A. B. Hayes.
7:46 -p. m. Inspirational message
(each day) J. C. Pipes.
Rev. J. G. Huffman will be responsible
to fill out for anyone absent
on the program.
Blue mold is taking a heavy
toll in southeastern counties
where farmers are failing to carry
out recommended control
Tile Her. W. Norman Cook, of
Uchmond, Virginia, will preach
it the First Presbyterian church
Sunday morning, April SO. Mr.
Jook Is director of the department
>f administration of the board of
sducation, Preehyterian Church,
[J. S. For a number of years he
iras director of the. Young People's
work of the General Assembly.
He has fruitful pastotates in
rennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.
A cordial invitation is extended
to any Who wish to worship
at this service.
Of V.F.W. Here
Robert A .Miakelly Appointed
by Ur S. V.F.W.
Blue Ridge Mountain post of
Veterans of Foreign Wars was
highly honored this week by the
appointment of Robert A. Miskeljey,
post commander, as a national
The appointment waf made by
Clyde A. Lewis, commander In
chief and forwarded to Commander
Miskeily by H. N. Hensley,
adjutant general of Veteran*
of Foreign War* of the
United States. The appointment
was given the local post commander
in recognition of bis
outstanding achievement in re-^
cruiting under the national membership
There are only five national
(aide-de-campe in North Carolina.
At Millers Creek Hi
Senior clasfi. of Milled Creek
high school will present "Spring
Fever," a delightful comedydrama,.
Friday night, 7;*6 o'clock.
The play wai chosen dtte to its
adaptability to young actors, many
of the characters being Juvenile.
Paul Welborn as the leading man
will be seen in a splendid comedy
role. Playing opposite him is Eulaine
Dockery. Bonlta Hayes, Jay
Canter, Beachel Snider, and ENarl
Watts laso contribute to the
mirth in splendid comedy parte.
The offering has been a tremendous
success wherever played and
with the enthusiast expressed by
the cast of the senior class, It is
destined to repeat former triumphs.
Mrs. Frank Smith has returned
to her home at Alexandria. Va„
after spending ten days here in
the home of her sister, Mrs. Jay
H. Johnson, and with other relatives.
Mr. Jay H. Johnson returned
to his home here Tuesday from
the Charlotte Memorial Hospital,
where he was a patient for a
week following an operation on
Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin Bailey, of
Raleigh, and Miss Frances Rousseau,
who teaches at G^ptonla,
visited here during the week-end
with Mrs. Bailey's and Miss Rousseau's
parents. Judge and Mrs.
J. A. Rousseau.
Mrs. D. G. WUe«, who had been
in the Wilkes hospital since receiving
a broken leg In a fall
April 15, went Tuesday to the
home, of a daughter, Mrs. C. S.
Pelts, whorr sfre will spend a
A number of women from the
local Presbyterian church attended
a meeting of the Winstori-Salem
Presbyterial held in Lexington
Thursday and Friday. Attending
both days were Mrs. C. Don
Ooffey, Jr., official reader for
the Presbyterial, and Mra. R. S.
Gibbs, who on Friday mifle an
Informative talk OB literature.
Going down for Thursday evening
were Mesdames Gordon Finley,
T. A. Finley, and Walter Webster,
Misses Ruth King Wood and
Mary Elmore Finley, and for the
day Friday were Mesdames L. M.
Nelson,- who responded to the
president's greeting, W. F. Blair,
J. B. McCoy, Glenn McNeill, F.
C. Forester, C. C. Faw, Sr., L. H.
Snyder, and Irene Meade; Misses
Liucy Shook and ClAra Ogilvie, who
waa elected as recording secretary
for a three year term. Miss
Projects Financed |
By State, CoaRty
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ML Creek, Faii-plains, Ronda,
Ro. River, Benh&m, Aw
'tin, Clingman '
Wijlkes county feoard of educa:ion
has received and approved
low bids on an additional $207,897.60
worth Of school construction
projects in Wilkes county.
* These projects, along with
$218,508 let recently, will be
financed hy $492,519.27 in state
funds and approximately $200,000
in Wilkes county funds from
school capital outlay levies
for the current year and the
fiscal year to begin Jnly 1. In addition
county funds have been
used for the purchase of buses
and for mltior construction projects.
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Low bids received in the second
group must approved by state
authorities before contracts are
let. Plans have been completed
for a four-room addition to Traphill
school, which will also be financed
by state and county funds.
In connection with the project the
Traphill community plans erection
of a gymnasium, to be flnanoed
with community funds.
Following are listed low bidders
on th<e seven projects in the
Pairplains — nine class-room
building — general contract,
E-isle Construction company, of
North Wilkesboro, $60,884;
plumbing, Par Iter and' Tomllnson,
of Lenoir, $3,164; heating, Bstes,
of Morgantou, $3,975; electrical,
Ralph Dufican, of North Wilkesboro,
Millers Creek — eight-room addition
aiut basement space —
general contisict, Stele Con*
struction company, $ 4 7, 790;
plumbing, Sites, $3,ISO; heating,
Estes, 13,300; electrical,
Ralph Duncan, 12,340.
Ronda — all-room addition —•
general Contract, Elsie Construction*
company, $36,700; plumbing,
Estes, $1,350; beating, Estes,
$3,100; electrical, Ralph Duncan,
Roaring River — two class
rooms, toilet rooms, fireproof boiler
room — general contract, H.
C. Butcham and Sons, o; Elkin,
$13,091.27; plumbing, Estes,
$1,300; .heating, Parlier and
Tomlinson, $1,368; electrical, Harris
Electric company, of Elkin,
Clingman — one class room,
two toilet rooms, boiler room —
general contract, T. H. Settle, of
North Wilkeeboro, $4,139.68;
plumbing, Holcomb Brothers, of
Elkin, 31,869.80; electrical, Ralph
Benham — two toilet rooms,
sewage disposal system — general
contract, T. H. Settle, $7,105.06;
plumbing, Holcomb Brothers, $1,462.45;
heating, Estes, $550; electrical,
Harris Eelectrlc company,
Austin — two toilet rooms,
sewage disposal system — general
contract, H. C. Burcham and
Sons, $4,048.79; P^mbing, Holcomb
Brothers, $1,82C.&0; electrical,
Anderson Electric company,
of Wilkeaboro, $133.50.
Mrs. C. M. Riddle
Take« By Death
Mrs. Sarah Foster Riddle, 49,
wife of G. M. Riddle, a Well known
cltisen of- New Castle township,
died early Wadaaaday at her
Funeral service waa held today,
two p. m., at Temple Hill
churck with Rer. J. L. A. Bumgarner
conducting the service.
Mrs. Riddle was born Septemb- \
ar 12, 1880, a daughter of the
late F. W. and Laura'Miller Foster.
Surviving are her husband,
one son, Claude Riddle of Haw
River; three daughters, Mra. W.
Lk Shore of Hamptonvllle, Mrs.
Yandarr Wells tof B)onda, Mrs.
Coy Carter of Jonesvllle; three
sisters, Mrs. Joe McClain of Mashlem.
Tenn., Mrs. Mon Myers of
Jonesvllle, Mra. O- B. May berry
of North Wilkesboro route three;
one brother, Charlie Foster of