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Published Monday* and Thursdays , NORTH WILKESBORO. n. C- Thursday. May 11.1950 ~~Mi
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Principal'* Resignationv E
fectire Two Weeks After
William T. Loac, for the past
11 years principal of Wilkes
boro district schools, in a letter
to the Wilkes county board of
education today submitted his
Simultaneously, three mem
bers of the Wilkes boro centra!
district school boardsW. C. Prer
ette, C. T. Doughton and T. M.
Foster, resigned' effective im
Tbe resignation of Principal
Long is to take effect two weeks
after the 1950 commencement.
He stated today that he did not
wish to announce his future plans.
Following is the tert of his letter
addressed to the Wilkes county
board of education:
"Wilkes County Board of Educa
"I am, hereby, submitting to
you my resignation as Wilkes bors
District School Principal to be ef
fective at the end of my present
term two weeks after the 1950
"Working with the boys ~ and
girls in the Wllkesboro District
for the past eleven years has been
a pleasure. They are_ as fine a
group of boys and girls fu* can
be found anywhere. They have
made marvelous achievement la
spite of handicaps caused by the
county superintendent's offtc*
which a principal is powerless to
■ ''This resignation is submitted
along with the resignation of a
majority of the Wilkes bo ro Dis
trict School Board as a protest
to the apparent^ ^gctipiinaUo*
I&KM1UII Wie nwr ^oys and girls of
the Wilkesboro School. I shall
costlnue to stand for the things
that are best for -these boys and
girls and shall vigorously oppose
those -who, because of selfish in
terest, would deprive these boys
and girls of opportunities and
rights to which they are justly
"Submitted this the tenth day
of May I960."
"WM. THOS. LONG."
Following is the text of the
resignation of W. C. Prevette, C.
T. Doughton and T. M. Poster,
members of the'school board:
"To the honorable Board of Edu
cation of Wilkes county, care of
Mr. C. B. Eller, secretary to board:
"We, the ^undersigned, mem
bers of the Wilkesboro District
School Board have made a study
of tlje present condition of the
Wilkesboro School District and
hare decided that it is to the best
interest of the school to tender
our resignations as the members
of the Wilkesboro School Board,
and we do, hereby, resign, effec
"We wish to thank the County
School Board for their cooper
ation in working with us during
the time we have served as a
committee on this Board and we
pledge to continue our efforts for
the best interest for the Wilkee
*"W. C. PREVETTE
"C. T, DOUGHTON
"T. M.' FOSTER."
Day Service Will
Be HeldMay 30
National Guard Plans Pro*
gram At Mt. Lawn Mem
orial Park That Date
Preliminary plans have been
made for the third annual Mem
orial Service to be held at Mount
Lawta Memorial Park north, of
this city on highway 18 May 30,
Major Roy W. Forehand, batal
lion executive officer of the Na
tional Guard, announced today.
The Memorial Service is held
annually in the beautiful ceme
tery on the evening of Memorial
Day in honor of all Wilkes men
who have died in all wars for the
cause of liberty. Sponsoring the
service will be the Jfatonal Guard,
with all local patriotic organiza
Major Forehand said a brief
program will be carried out. Larg
est attendance in the history of
the event is anticipated.
Ladies' Night Of
Lions Glib Here
With a capacity "crowd attend
ing, North Wilkesboro Lions club
held a very enjoyable Ladies'
Night banquet Friday evening at
The program opened with sing
ing of "America*' and invocation
by Rev. Russell L. Young. Paul
Cashipn, district governor, gave
the address of welcome With ap
propriate response by Mrs. Tom
Following a period . of epter
sented Ret. Led Tuttle, of Char
lotte, who held the rapt interest
of the club with an address which
was inspiring and entertaining.
Dr. D. J. Whitner, of Boone,
former district governor and now
Intranational Councilor, presented
ftldlvin Jones awards' for new
members in the membership cam
paign. These special awards went
to Shoun Kerbaugh for three new
members, Ralph Buchan for two,
W. D. tester and Lee Bossi for
one each. Key awards for two
new members in one year were
presented to Shoun Kerbaugh,
J. H. Whicker, Jr., Boyd Stout,
Ralph Buchan, and Lee Bossi.
Perfect attendance awards for
the past year were presented to
W. O. Absher, J. M. Anderson,
G. T. Bare, Ed. Bell, Lee Bossi,
Ralph Buchan, Paul L. Cashion,
D. V. Deal, Dr. J. S. Deans, Joe
Edwards, C. C. Faw, Jr., Ed. S.
Finley, Paul Greene, R. W. Gwyn,,
Jr., Tom Jenrette, Richard John
ston, Paul Jones, Shoun Ker
baugh, Edward McEntire, Clyde
Pearson, Tam L. Shumaker, Boyd
Stout, Jack Swofford, J. H. Whick
er, Jr., Joe Zimmerman.
Meeting Of Farm
G. E. Tharpe, president of the
'Wilkes County Farm Bureau, an
nounces the following meetings:
Monday, May 15th. at Ronda
Gymnasium; May 17th. Cllngman
School; May 19th. Austin School.
George F. Farthing, State Dis
trict Representative, will be pres
ent, to discuss Farm Bureau poli
cies and objectives.
The public is cordially invited
%o attend theee meetings and
members are especially urged to
Piano Recitals On
Monday and Tuesday
Mrs. Andrew F. Kilby and Mrs.
Edna P. Gambill will preifent their
Junevile and Junior groups of
piano students in joint recitalft,.
Monday and Tuesday nights, May
15 and 16, at eight o'clock at the
high school auditorium. The pub
lic is cordially Invited.
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Op-nmist Club Gets
Five New Members
Attorney J. Allie Hayes
Speaks To ' Club At
The Optimist Club of "North
Wilkes boro Inducted fire new
members at Its meeting held Tues
day noon at Hotel Wilkes, making
the club's present membership
more than forty.
The new members, who were
inducted by Optimist Maurice
Walsh, were Bill Bumgarner, Bob
McNiel, Albert Somers, Vernon
Church, and Harvel Howell.
President Albert Garwood pre
sided at the luncheon which open
ed* with . singing "Ajasrfea,"
lowed by repeating the club's creed
and invocation spoken by Optim
ist Richard filler.
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The program was in charge of
Optimist Ed Day who asked Op
timist Eller to introduce the
speaker, Attorney J. Allie Hayes,
who delivered an impressive ad
dress on "Americanism." Speak
ing of optimism, Attorney Hayes
stated thbt optimism had play
ed a big part in the development
of our country. The speaker
praised the Optimist club for the
fine work being done in the com
munity, especially it's aim to be
a friend to the boy.
Optimist Walter Day had as his
guest D. C. Dixon, of Elkin.
Optimist Forrest Tugman will
have charge of the program on
Tuesday, May 23rd.
The annual convention of Op
timist clubs of the eighteenth dis
trict will be held in Charlotte
May 19-20, and plans are being
made to have the club represent
ed at this contention.
Mr. James A. Jennings, of
Portsmouth, Va., is spending a
few days with his mother, Mrs.
p. A.. Jennings, who is a patient
at the Wilkes hospital.
IMPORTANT THAT ALL BE
COUNTED IN CENSUS NOW
Housing committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Is
trying to get all residents of North
Wllkesboro and Wilkesboro count
ed in the 1950 census.
Goal for the corporate limits of
the town of North Wllkesboro is
tire thousand pepole, and prelimi
nary reports from census enumer
ators indicate that the total may
fall short of the 5,000 mark un
less everybody is counted. It has
been pointed out that failure to
reach the 5,000-mark may re
sult in loss of many benefits and
that a full count is Of vital im
The census for 1940 in North
Wllkesboro'* town limits was 4,»
501. Town limits have not been
extended, although the population
has grown by leaps and bounds
outside of the town and the esti
mated population of the Wilkee
boros combined and oommunities
Immediately adjacent is expected
to reach 12,000.
Already many have been located
which have not been enumerated.
Newspapers, radio and schools
have been used to locate many
Kamllies. The committee has urged
that any who have not been enu
merated to date call the chamber
of commerce office. This applies
to North Wllkesboro and Wil
kesboro. Efforts to locate those
in rural areas not counted will be
Isaac Duncan is chairman of
the Housing committee which Is
leading the effort to get a com
plete count in the census.
Operetta Friday, 12th
At Millers Creek
operetta "The Wedding of!
the Flowers" will be given at the
Millers Creek School Friday even
ing, eight o'clock, and the public
is cordially invited to attend
Children in the operetta, from
grade one through grade four, will
be dressed to represent the var
The Woman's Bible class of the
First Methodist church is spon
soring a food sale on Saturday,
May IS, at Carl Steele's Jewelry
Store, beginning at nine o'clock.
Mrs. Isaac Eller, Sr., is to be In
charge of sale and' anyone desir
ing, a special order may call her.
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Mr. Arthur Flnley, of Roanoke
Rapids, spent the week-end with
his statwri, Mioses Lucy and
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PMA. Seeds 8,488
Acres In Pastare
Wilkes County farmers received
$84,8*3.20 in benefits from PMA
last ye*r, according to Maude S,
Miller, secretary. From thitalloca
tion $85,940.32 was spent for
seeding 8,488 acres of permanent
pasture. The total amount was
used in dairying out the follow
ing ACP practices:
LIMESTONE —4498 tons used
on 49? farms to treat 8775 acres
of pasture. Money value — $12,
SUPERPHOSPHATE _ 40,494
cwt. used on 6,732 acres. Money
BASIC 8LAO' — 260 cwt used
to treat 371 acres of pasture.
Money value — $93.60.
^OTASH— 253 cwt. used to
treat 71 atfrAs of pasture. Money
value — $417.45.
CRIMSON CLOVER — 11,843
lbs. furnished to^eed 4,736 acres
of winter cover. Money value —
RYEGRASS — 4,277 lbs. (prior
approval). -Money value —
SUMMER LEGUMES — 634
acres seeded to soybeans, cow
peas and tespedeza (prior approv
al). Money value — $791.50.
SMALL GRAINS — 119 acres
seeded to wheat, oats, barley or
rye (pry>r approval). Money value
834 lbs. of grass seed furnished
to seed 8,488 acres. Money value
ALFALFA —v 5,225 lbs', seed
finished to seed 209 acres. Money
value — $1,828.75.
A total of 1,676 farmers shar
ed in the benefits of the PMA
Program for 1949.
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The regular monthly meeting
of the Wilkes County U. S. D. A.
Council was held In the home
agents' office, Monday, May 1.
Members of this council repre
sent the various agricultural
agencies in the county such as,
county agents, home demonstra
tion agents, Soil Conservation
Service, Production ft Marketing
Administration, Farm ft Home Ad
ministration, Production Credit
association, vocational agricul
tural teachers, home economics
teachers. Rural Electrification
Administration, and Federal Land
-It was decided by this group
that they would sponsor a pro
gram during the year on "Pas
ture Establishment and Improve
ment and Alfalfa Production.''
A committee was appointed to
work out a month-by-month plan
for carrying out the pasture pro
gram. The committee consisted
Charlie Miles, chairman, Fred
Davis, Paul Choplln, and Bob
This council is particularly in
terested in helping to Improve
Wilkes county by establishing bet
ter farm and home practices.
The above named committee
was asked to meet in the home
agents' office on Monday, May
8, at one p. in. to formulate plans
for carrying out the pasture pro
The meeting adjourned to meet
again on Monday, June 5, in the
home agents' office at 1:30 p.
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8th Grade Enjoys
Chapel Hill Trip
North Wllkesboro. eighth grade
students and teachers en Thurs
day enjoyed a trip to Chapel Hill.
While there the students toured
the university campus, saw many
places of interest and at the plane
tarium witnessed an excellent pro
gram entitled "Let There Be
Government Affaire committee
of the Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce, of which Richard Johnston
is chairman, In Meeting this week
studied a number of legislative
matters now before congress, in
cluding excise tax, Brannan farm
plan, postal rates and Hoover
Miss Christine Horton, age
14, has been playing the piano
since she was lire and Is rapidly
gaining a reputation for excel
lent piano entertainment. She
has been heard over radio sta
tion WKBC In North Wllkes
boro since July, 1049, and also
plays with Ferguson string
band and at square dances. She
Is heard each Sunday at 1:90
over WKBC. Christine plays by
ear and never has taken music.
She finds it impossible to an
swer all requests for pictures
and suggests that this clipping
may serve as answer to some of
the requests* Christine is the
daughter of Mr. aad Mrs. W. E.
Horton, Of Ferguson.
The home of Sips. f\uby Giryder,
looated near highway 26 8 two
milql east of this city,: was de
stroyed by fire Wednesday after
The fire, of undetermined ori
gin, completely destroyed the resi
dence. North Wilkesboro fire de
partment answered the call and
saved other property.
Fire Tuesday Night
On Tuesday night here the fire
department answered a call to
the residence of Eddie Morrison
on C street, where an oil stove
blaze was extinguished.
Mixed Chorus To
The Wilkesboro High School
Mixed Chorus of 48 voices will
give a benefit program Friday
night. May 12, at 8 p. m. in the
school auditorium. A silver of
fering will be taken to pay
for music used this year. Besides
choruses by the entire group the
Boys' Glee Club will sing a num
ber, also the Girls' Glee Club, a
boys' quartet and several solos.
The program will last about an
The following students are in
the mixed chorus: sopranos —
Nancy Brown, Dinky Bryan, Jfanet
Church, Frances Johnson, Bdlly
Lon Pardue Betty Parker, Jane
Pennell, Mary Teakle Phipps, Jo
Anne Prevette, Mickey Somers, Pat
Steelman, and Sara Steelman;
altos — Rachel Anderson, Mary
Nell Ashely, Shirley Culler, Janet
Davis, Betsy Dough ton, Bertha
Foster, Ruby Foster, Lib Hendren,
Ruth Johnson, Margaret Parker,
Mildred Robinson, and Carolyn
Stroud; tenors — Bill Dunn,
Worth Gamblll, Bob Johnson
Bob Kennedy, Don Pardue, Ron
ald Walsh, and Reid Wright; and
basses — Clay Andreson, Travis
Baker, Joe Brewer, Norman Dar
lington, Dean Edwardb, Tony Em
erson, Fred Ferguson, Billy, John
son, Bill Laws, Dan Linney,
Royce Mathis, Junior Morrison,
Bobby Osborne, Paul Saunders,
Sammy Turnipseed, and Tommy
Mrs. C. T. Doughton directs the
chorus and Mrs. R. E. Prevette
Is the accompanist.
To Begin Sunday
Revival services will begin Sim
day night, 7:30, at Gospel Bap
tist church. The pastor, Rev. Ottis
Cook, will do the preaching. Every
body is invited to the services.
Dr. R. T. L Listen
To Speak Sunday At
Dr. R. T. L. Ldston, president
>f King College, Bristol, Tennes
lee, will precafc at the Fir«t Pres
byterian church Sundry, May 14.
Dr. Lieton la known to many aa
an Influential leader in higher
Christian education and he has
made a great contribution to the
Christian College. He la a gradu
ate of Davidson College and of
Union- Theological In Virginia. He
received the degfee of Doctor of
Philosophy at the __ University of
Edinburgh in Scotland. Hia varied
experiences as paste-, professor
and home missionary have added
to hia wide Christian influence.
As a climax to Christian fam
ily Week, there will be a special
evening program in the educa
tional building Sunday night at
7:30. The young people will pre
sent three skits, "Peace of a
Family," "Family Peace," and "It
Runs in the Family." In closing
everyone will join in a "hymn
Race For Sheriff
Four Left In Race For Demo
cratic Nomination In
Charlie Jenkins, prominent
North Wilkesboro business man
who filed a* a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for sheriff
of Wilkes county, has announced
his withdrawal from the race and
will not be on the ticket fai the
In announcing that he has with
drawn his name as a' candidate,
very deeply" Jhe'many pledges of
support from many people* and
that he would support the party's
nominee in the fall election.
Withdrawal of Mr. Jenkins
leaves four Democrats seeking
the nomination: Dare Hall. Genio
Walsh, Freeland Johnson and
The fretgh train between North
Wilkesboro and Winston-Salem is
being operated daily, although the
strike on the Southern Railway
and three other big lines began
Passenger train on the line to
North Wilkesboro has been dis
continued for duration of the
srtlke. Freight U being accepted
here in carload lots subject to
delay. Mail ordinarily carried by
the passenger train is being
hauled by truck to and from
Greensboro on a,schedule similar
to that used by the train.
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. Rummage Sale
The Senior Woman's club of
North Wilkesboro will hold a rum
mage sale on Saturday, May 13, at
the vacant house on the corner
of D and Tenth Streets, diagonally
across from the Goodwill store.
The sale will begin at hine o'clock.
WILKES4-H CLUB MEMBERS TO
OBSERVE 4-H SUNDAY, MAY 14
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By Rath nmmpMB
4ntrt<nit HoIm Agent
4-H Sunday, itural Life Sun-1
da or Rogation Sunday is the
rtfth Sunday after Easter. It la
the day for invoking God's bless
ings upon the Seed, the Sower
ind the Soli. It k fitting that at
least one day .be especially set
aside to pray tna* Gk>d will bless
jur efforts upon hifc holy earth,
rhis year the date .happens to
coincide with Mother's Day.
Many 4-H club members in a
number of churches in Wilkes
:o*ttfcy will have programs in their
shurches at some time during the
iay. ' J! "VvV '';1
At 4:00 o'clock Sunday after
noon there will be a special broad
cast on M41o station WKBC.
Everyone is urged to listen.
In the observance of 4-H
Church Sunday, it is hot our pur
pose to use the church as a
means for promoting Interest in
4-H club work, fct rather to help
svery 4-H club hoy and girl to
Hek oat the troths of lifo, to co
operate In the program " of the
church, and to help broaden the
influence of the Chrlitlan church
In every community.
Food Sole Saturday
The Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of Union Methodist
Church will sponsor a food sale
Saturday, May 11th at Belk's De
partment Store, beginning at 9:30
a. m. Cakes pies, cookies, candy,
«tc., will bo .for sale. Proceeds
are to be used for the church.
Roaring River Home
Btratlpn elub will present "Man
less Wedding" at Roaring Rlv«r
school Tuesday night, eight
. o'clock. John T. Cashion, of radio
station WKBC in North Wllkes
boro, will participate in the pro
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Dr. Taylor Home
The home of Dr. W. A. Taylor,
located on the corner of Trogdon
and J streets, was partially de
stroyed by fire early today. The
fire, which^ apparently started in
the attic portion of the large
house, was horning rapidly when
discovered about one a. m. Fire
men' were able to save a portion
of the honse but furnishings
were almost a complete loss from
smoke and water. The loss was
partially covered by insurance.
Conley M. Stanley
Claimed By Death
Funeral services will be held
Friday, 11 ft. m., at Warrensville
in Ashe county for Conley M.
Stanley, 54, who died Wednesday
at Madewan* W. Va.
Mr. Stanley was yell known
here, where he had visited on sev
eral occasions. Surviving are his
wife, Mrs. Shirley Stanley, of
Jefferson, and six children: Elmer
Stanley, of North Wilkesboro:
Ivan Stanley, of Statesville; Wil
lard Stanley, of Cyele; Kenneth,
Scottle and Shelton Stanley, of
Jefferson; father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. F. H. Stanley, of War
rensville, five brothers and two
Mrs. Bentley 1$
Taken By Death
Funeral service was held Wed
nqpday, two p. m., at Ifcmd* Bap
ttt church. tor Mrs. F"H»r«oc«~M«
Clain Bentley, 37, -well known
rtbident of the Ronda community
whv died Monday.
Mrs. Bentley waa born April
25, 1913, a daughter of the late
Jam^ McClaln and Mra. Ella Mc
Clain,/, of Wilkesboro. She was
marrfiad to Warren'-Bentley, who
was killed in action fh World War
Surviving Mrs. Bentley are
three soils, James H., William
Warren and Charles Dean Bent-'
ley, her mother and the following
brothers and sisters: Mrs. Cora
Lee Royal, Wilkesboro; Mrs. Wade
McGee, Lenoir; Mrs. Jake O'Neal
and Russell McClain, North Wil
kesboro; Virgil McClain, in Ten
nessee; Mrs. J. F. Jordan, Wil
kesboro; Walter McClain, Orville,
Calif.; D. C. McClain, Wasco,
Calif.; Charlie and Fred McClain,
Hillsboro, Ore.; Byrd McClain,
Moline, 111.; Robert McClain, Cut
knife, Canada. '
Mrs. Bentley was a member of
Ronda Baptist church and was
highly respected in the commun
ity. She served for sometime as
Ronda town clerk and until her
health failed four months ago
she operated a remnant store in
Funeral service waft conduct
ed by the Rev. Cook and R. R.
Crater. Burial was in Mount Lawn
Memorial Park near this city.
Oeqeral Agricultural committee
of the Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce has set June 2 as date for
a farm tour in Wilkes county, with
June 9 as alternate rain date.
On this tour, which will be for
the purpose of observing modern
and approved farm practices and
results, will be farmers, chamber
of commerce members and mem
bers of the Kiwanis, Lions and
A sub-committee will meet Mon
day to select farms to be visit-:
ed. Farm practices to be studied
will include the subjects of pas
ture, land use, field crops, soil
conservation, forestry, wildlife,
dairying, artificial breeding and
Cooperating with the chamber
of commerce in sponsoring this
tour will be the Extension Ser
vice, Production and Marketing
Association, Soil Conservation Ser
vice, Farm Home Administration
and Veterans Farm Training.
Farmers will be gUests of mem
bers of the chamber Of commerce
and other organizations participat
Sam Winters is chairman of
the General Agriculture commit
tee. Others who attended the
meeting to lay plans for the farm
tour were W. K. S'turdivant, W.
G» Kunneman, Paul Choplin, Sta
ton Mclrer, Lawrence Miller, R.
ES. Dunn aad Tom Jenrette.