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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, May 15, 1950, Image 1

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iius of 50 mile* 0,000 people Id >ni Carolina, itriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress in the 44 Wo. 9 N. C., Montfav. May 15, 1950 Published C. T. Doughton, one of three members of the Wiikeeboro district school board who resigned last week, today Issued the follow* tag statement explaining his resignation. "To Wilkes County Board of. Education, Teachers, Patrons and Students of the Wilkesboro School District: "The last issue of TTie JournalPatriot carriejl an article 'abotlt the resignation of myself, Mr. Prerette, and Mr. Foster from the Wtlkesboro school board, along Mr. Lonfe, Hlmct principal. "1 wish tOj^Hk publically that at the tta« uHted my resignation from the wvkesboro School Board that I knew nothing of the Intentions of ^r. Long resigning as principal. I state emphatically that I did not resign as a protest against anything the Wilkes County Bo&cd of Bdneation or District Seoit 10 Camporee To Be t Held May 20-21 On Saturday and Sunday of this week the Boy ffcomts of Wilkes district will hold their annual camporee in Finley Park. Camping on a patrol basis the Tarious troops will Tie with themselves for (he coveted bine ribbon, which will entitle them to attend the Council Camporee at~Camp Devotion. This event is one of the high spots in the yearly program of the scouts in the district. Clyde Lowe Home - Hit By Lightning Thursday Afternoon the home Of Clyde Lowe, -located on highway 1« near the Wilkes-Alexander county line, Thursday afternoon between three and four e'clock. Lightning apparently ran into the house on some electric wire* which .formerly had -been connected to a stove. The bolt set fire to the siding on the kitchen and also caught on fire a gas line to a gas stove. Mr. Lowe and some orchard workers were under a shed near the house at the time and were able to put out the fire and save the house. A hard rain helped greatly in extinguishing the flames. o D. Graver Purdue I Funeral Saturday D, Grover Pardue, 58, well known citizen of the Ronda community, died Friday afternoon at his home. Funeral service was held Saturday, three p. m., at Little Elntrln church with Rev. J. H. Ed' wards and Rer, N. H. Gaudill In charge. Mr. Pardue was horn April 2, 1892, a son of Allison Jefferson and Martha Hemrtc Pardue. Surviving are his wife, Bffie Pardue; three, daughters,, Mrs. Mae Walker, Miss Ethel Pardue and Miss Virginia Lee Pardue of Ronda; two sons, Ralph Pardue of Elkin, and John A. Pardue of Ronda. Mrs. Miles Browi Taken By Death ' Mrs. Lue Demmie Long Brown, 71, wife of Mllas Brown, died unexpectedly at home near this city Sunday morning. Death wae attributed to a heart attack. Coroner I. M. Myers said that Mrs. Brown was found dead at the barn after she had failed to return to the house In several minutes. Mrs. Brown-was born September 4, 1879, a daughter of the late Shady and Louise Long. She waa married to Mr. Brows December. 17, 1898. Surviving are three sons, Quincy Brown of North "WUkesboro route one, W. R. Bureau of North Wllkeeboro route two, Presley Brown of. Hamplmpllle, Tenn.. three daughters, M»». Ha Wingler of Bay*, Mrs. Bewie Superintendent C. B. Eller has done. I resigned because I could not conscientiously vote for the retention of Mr. Long as tbe Wilkesboro principal, knowing tbat by doing so it would only cause more friction In tbe Wilkesboro school situation. I know nothing of Mr. Lbng's charges that the Cottatr Board in any way discriminated against the Wilkesboro school. If they did, Mr. Long failed to bring it to the attention of tl» Wilkesboro Board, and I attended all the meetings daring the past year, with t*»«xoeptldn of one. "1 hare no animosity toward anyone about the Wilkesboro school situation, and my only interest in the matter is that the Wilkesboro school problems can be worked oat to the best interest of the students. • "Respectfully, C. T. DOUOtHTON." Mrs. Prevette's Pupils To Give Recitals The music pupils of Mrs. R. E. Prevette will bo presented in public recitals May 19th, 20th, and 25 th in" the Wilkesboro High Sehool auditorium. Friday evening, May 19th, the 8t. Cecilia Juveniles will give a program,of piano numbers and songs. Satur^ day evening, May 20th, the junior high school,music pupils will be presented, assisted by the junior high chorus. Thursday evening, May 25th, the high school students will give their recital, assisted by the high school chorus, under the direction of Mrs. CT. Doughton. The public is cordially Invited t* attend all of theee programs, which will begin promptly at eight o'clock. O—: , J. Monroe Mahaffey — Claimed By Death Funeral service was held Sunday, 2:30 p. m., at Wilkesboro Baptist church for James Monroe Mahaffey, 59, well known Wilkesboro resident who died Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. N. Brookshire, pastor, was assisted by the Rev. Jordan. Burial was in Elkin Valley church cemetery. Surviving Mr. Mahaffey are four daughters, Mrs. Agnes Bowles of Mt. Airy, Mrs. Maggie Leagan of Oastonla, Mm. N. A. Clark of Winston-Salem, Mrs. Nick Magllo of DUnonore, Ga.; three sons, Dbniel and Alfred Lee Mahaffey of Oastonia, and Rufus Mahaffey of Plnehurst. o Jail Escapee Gets Sentence In Elkin IHkln, May 11 — The trial of an ecaped convict highlighted an unusually-heavy docket at yesterday's session of Recorder's Court here. Turner.Lee Durham, a fugitive from the Wilkes County jail, was tried and, convicted on two new eharges and was given sentences to run consecutively upon the completion of an old sentence, which he has never fulfilled. A previous four-months term in Surry was delayed until Ire completed his term in the Wilkes jail. Yesterday, he was given additional eight-months and four-months terms for transportating and possession of whlske# and for operating a car intoxicated, respectively, to tun jtfter the oBI fourmonths term. Two charge*, resisting arrest and no operator's license, were nol pros—d. « „l: I. . ————I - _ ""V Baptist Pastm 3 To MeetMori.y The Wilkee County PaMors Conference wUI meet in regular monthly sees** Monday, Mat 22nd, 10:80 a. *. in the Baptist church at Wilkesbor#.* The devotional service will be conducted by Ray. A. W. Eller. This will be followed, by usual business session. The closing feature will be the monthly inspirational massage to be delivered by Rev. S. L. Blerins. It is hoped that a good number of pastors from Wilkes and adjoining counties will be present tor this meeting. Contest Winner MISS BETTY JEAN WELLS Miss Wells Wins 1 Speaking Contest At K. OfP. Lodge On Monday night, May 1, North Wilkesboro Lodge Knights of Pythias was hosts to representatives from Millers Creek, North Wilkesboro and Mountain View hi&h schools in tnetr annual speaking contest. Mi* Betty Jean Wells, of North Wilkesboro high school, was winenr of first place and will represent the lodge in the State Contest to he held in June. * Mr. Harrold Bennett of Mountain View was winner of second place and Miss Flo Minton, of Millers Creek, was winner of third place. Mr. Sam Winters, Chancellor Commander of the Lodge, presented the contestants $26.00, $15.00 and $10.00 from the Lodge as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. He also presented to R. N. Woo ten, principal of the North Wilkesboro high school, a trophy from the Lodge which will be engraved wtor tar School's iw and wilt he retained by the school for a jwar. If won three successive years it > will become property of the school. Dr. Deal Witt Be Veterinarian Will Be.Associated With Dr. M. G. Edwards In Wilkesboro Soon Dr. G. P. Deal, young veterinarian who has already gained an enviable reputation, on June 1 will begin vetenary practice in Wilkes county and will be associated with Dr. M. Q. Edwards in Wilkesboro. Dr. Deal was born and reared in Catawba county. He graduated from the school of vetenary medicine at Auburn, Alabama, and for the past^two years has been with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. In announcing the coming of Dr. Deal, Dr. Edwards said that they would provide a vetenary clinic so' that a complete vetenary service could be renedered in this part of the state. - Dr.,Deal and his>-family, which consists of his wife and \»ne chikl, will reside in Wilkesboro. n StfflU There will be a meeting of Wilkes County Post 125 The American Legion, Thursday evening In the club house at eight o'clock. In addition to regular business nominations for officers of the Post for the coming year will be made. There are surprises In store for gome of the members. The Pest Club House has recently been repainted and decorated and now presents a very attractive appearance. Members and, prospective members are cordially tarred to "Look It over." "We take this as one means of thanking our very active Auxiliary, and especially the ladle* of the committee, for the splendid work they had done and the Interest exemplified," 'post officials M&WW •' -; -<r - ■ . - J-' All members are especially requested to be at the meeting. P.-T.A Will Meet On Thursday Night North Wllkesboro Parent-Teaeh•r Association will meet Thursday, 7:30 p. m., in Jthe school eafeteda. Officer, #fil be In^ySasrssa The Journal-Patriot, North Wllkesboro, N. C. Gentlemen: The Home Demonstration Club Women and Home Agents in the county are indeed grateful to you for publishing such:a splendid issue of The Journal-Patriot during National Home Demonstration Week. You are always so cooperative with us in helping to carry forward our program, and we earnestly appreciate all that you have done to help promote the work in the county. ' Again, let us thank you for all of your efforts. L .j . Yours very truly, Mrs. Annie H. Greene Home Demonstration Agent Mrs. John Robert Church, President, County Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs Dr. M. G. Edwards Recommended For . Examiners Board Dr. M.G. Edwards, Wilkes bo ro veterinarian, has keen recommended for membership on the North Carolina State Board of Vetenary Examiners. The recommendatioh was made at the recent joint meeting of North and South Carolina Vetenary Association held at Myrtle Beach, f?. C. Appointments to the board are made by the governor on recommendation of the association. Dr. Edwards is a past president of the association of veterinarians in North and South Carolina. . Stone Menntain 1S. Convention Stone Mountain Baptist Sunday School convention will convene lit. « i_i_ mn m • *8, »t Hays. r f * >r T""" ^ ' Program, for th» convention Is as follows • Saturday, May 27 10:00 A| M.—^Assembly and Devotional, by Rflfv. Glenn Hoffman. 10:30 £. M.—Sermon by Rev. A. A. Johnson; Rev. H. E. Blevins, Alternate; 11:00 K- M.—Roll Call of Sunday Schools and Organization. 11:80 A. Query: "The Problems in My Surtflay School." (A) As Seen by a Pastor, Rev. Watson Bryant; (B) As Seen by a superintendent, W. B. Carter; (C) as Been by a layman, C .C. Gambill. Noon—Dinner on grounds. lrlS P. M.—Devotion period. 1:20 P. M.—Query: "Do We Need Social Activites In Connection With Our Spiritual Activities"? C. C. Blevins, Carroll Dancy, and Mrs. Marie Royal. 2:10 P. M. — Query: ''Why Should a 'Church Have a Vacation Bible School and Other Training Unions"? Rev. A. B. Hayes, Mrs. Beatrice Luffman, and Mrs. Mabel Johnson. 2:30 P. M.—Our Problems; Rev, Minter Blevins, Rev. Major Caudill and G. B. Carter. Sunday, May 28 10:00 A. M.—Devotional, Vernon Woodruff. .10:16 A. M.—Sunday School Lesson by Eugene Sebastian. 10:45 A. M.—Sermon, Rev. Warren Norman; alternate* Rev. Charlie Richardson. Each church is asked to attend the convention with a large delegation, Trelia Kilby, Chairman, has announced. Demonstrations On Turkish Tobacco U «r J. P. Choplin, County Agent and W. d: Lewis, Assistant County Agent, conducted Aromatic tobacco demonstrations on the farms of Ralph Daris of the Hunting Creek , community and T. A. Boyd - of the Ronda Community. The methods used in the control of tobaccb blue mold on plantbeds was demonstrated both by spraying and dusting. How to prepare the land and transplant the plants were also demonstrated. ■ *3* ' N. C. School Art Carolina m All THis Week Voice Recital Here On Friday Night Miss Martha Late Frazier will present her younger student* la a voice recital at the Woman's Club House, Friday evening, Maj 19th, at eight o'clock. "This will be something you won't want tc miss, becuaae it Ja more a review dene in costume than a recital,' the announcement said. Band Parents To Start Drive For N. W. H. S. Band On May 11, the North Wilkesboro band parents met and decided to start a drive > to raise money for the N. W. H. S. Band The drive will start on-May 2* and continue through. May 27 Money collected will be used foi additional uniforms and mud contributes to the drive will be come a member. " The band parents elected nen ,officers in follows: Chairman Mrs. C. B. Lomax; vice-chairman Mr. Sam Winters; secretary an< treasury, Mr. Ira Piyne. voted to organize i Club. Bf-eryotie wfc< O Music Recital At Millers Creek 18th Mrs. Gordon Finley's class o: piano pupils at tfefe Millers Creel high school will be presented ii a recital Thursday evening, Ma} 18, at eight o'clock at the Millen Creek School. The public is cord ially invited to attend. Bible School Clinic At First Methodist — A Bible school clinic will b< held Tuesday afternoon. May 16 at the First Methodist church, be ginning at 2: SO. Mrs. W. R. Reed conference director of children') work, will assist in the clinie.iAl Methodist children workers, Bible school workers and others inter ested are urged to attend. ■ Food Sole Soturdoy The Ladies Auxiliary of The Veterans Of Foreign Wars ii sponsoring a food sale on Satur day, May 20th, at Spainhomr*s Department Store, beginning at 9:00. Cakes, pies, cookies, and candies will be for sale. Lizzord With Two Toils Found Here Blaine Davis, Oakwoods resident, on Saturday found on Nintli street in this city a forked-tail liszard. Except for having, twe tails, the liszard was apparently normal. King Of The Royal Mounted Misplaced New King of the Royal Mounted cofhic strip* for today's issue ol The Journal-Patriot did not arrive in time for publication today, and the part scheduled for today.wUl.he published in Thursday's issue. . Anderson Named Director For Stote Plnehurst, Miy 6 — Unanimous opposition to encroachment by state and federal -government* upooLthe insurance business Was voiced at the final session of the 53rd annual convention of the North Carolina Association of Insurance Agents here today./ Th^ 806 members comprising the association elected jUmis B. Woodbnry, Jr., Wilmington, president, and W. B. Webb, Jr., Statesrille, vice-president. They re-elected Thomas O. Jones, Burlington, secretary, and J. C. Allison, Raleigh, treasurer. Elections for four directors to serf* two years saw re-election of W. H. Carstraphen, Wllliamston, Deems H. Clifton, Clinton, and Robert M. Senn, Greensboro, and election of James Anderson, North Wilkesboro, who replaced Vice President Webb. Wilkes 1$ Well Represented At Democrats' Meet ' Committee Appointments At State Democratic Convention Announced The Democratic party in Wilkes county was well represented at the state convention held Thursday in Raleigh. . - Wilkes delegates at the convention said it was one of the ihost enthusiastic and most lsirgely attended in the history of the party in the state. Those from Wilkes attending were C. C. Faw, C. B. Slier, J. E. Walker, C. J. Jones, Hyde Waller, Homer Brookshire, P.' E. Layell, J. J. Myers, Judge J. A. Rousseau, J. A. Rousseau, Jr., and Thomas M. Faw. €. C. Faw and Miss Zelle Harris were named members of the State Executive committee from Wilkes. C. B? Eller and Dick gresslonal committee, and J. E. Walker and Larry S. Moore on the jidicial committee. Dr. Seth M. Beale is the Solicitorial committee member from Wilkes. Mrs. Ziliak Will Be Honored Here For Caneer Work State Commander Will Present Pin For 100 Hours Of Volunteer Service Mrs. George Morrison, of Mt. Airy, North Carolina Commander of theAmerican Cancer Society, will be in North Wilkesboro, Wednesday morning in the Interest of the concer fund raising campaign i in Wilkes county. Mrs. Morrison will present to Mrs. Charles Zillak a special award pin for haring rendered 100 hours Of volunteer service in the Cancer Center conducted each Tuesday at the Wilkes courthouse for northwestern North Carolina counties. The presentation will be at 10:45 a. m., during Mrs. -Ztliak's regular Wednesday program over radio station WKBC. Dr. P. C. Hubbard, chairman of the cancer fund raising campaign in Wilkes, will present the state commander. x N.C.C.L.A. Meet The North Carolina Catholic Laymen's Association will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, May 15, 8 p. m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Velich, "B" St.. North Wilkesboro. Gabriel »nJ Church Ezoreu I : 1111 . t--»■ -mtmm Appreciation For Gen-fill eromRed Crow Gifts ^W. O. Gabriel, l»*t Bad Cross from Wilkes connty on the 1966 Red Crow Pond amounted to »5,4*7.M. Of this amount *3,404.17 remains in the local treasury tor cheeper administration and (or the financing of the many services rendered active servicemen and the veterans of Wilkes, fie* portion remitted to the National Red Cross Society was $i,033.79 to cover national disaster service, blood program, services to American soldiers at home and overseas, blood program, services to American soldiers ata home and overseas, services to hospitalised veterans, veteran's claims service, first aid, water safety, and accident prevention programs and the many other programs sponsored by the American Red Cross. Mr. Gabriel wishes to thank each member of his committee of planners and solicitors for their loyalty and hard work in the campaign. The committees are very , grateful to each donor for each contribution from the largest special gift to the smallest gift of a few cents, R. R. Church, Chapter Chairman, and Miss Moeely, Executive Secretary, on behalf at the chap* ter Board of Directors, wish to ex- ' press the deep appreciation of that body for the loyalty and support Of business firms. Industrial firms, and -individual contributors who were most generous in their gifts to this grdat humanitarian organisation, and to the Journal-Patriot and to WKBC for very valuable publicity. The. Board Of Directors and the Fund Chairman are esecially appreciative-of the unselfish work of the individual canvassers who went from-door to door to aolicit funds for carrying on the work during the next twelve months. Raymond Sparks Gets Knife Wounds Hera Raymond Sparks, resident of this city, received painful injuries Saturday night from an unidentified assailant. Sparks received a knife cut en hip throat and abdomen. The altercation occurred at the Liberty theatre. Cause of the altercation was not determined. 72 Cases Seized Lif uor Are Sold J. C. Grayson, Wilkes county accountant, on Thursday carried to, Raleigh 72 cases of liquor to be sold to the state ARC board. , The liquor was federal taxpaid spirits which had been seised in Wilkes and sold in accordance with the law. Price of the liquor ranged between $30 and $85 per case. Proceeds go into the county school current expense fund. o Bra me Child Rites Conducted Hera Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at the home for Gerald Forester Brame, 29months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Brame, 6t this city. Gerald died Tuesday night Surviving are the father and mother; one sister, Linda Brame, and ene brother, Cyrus Watson Brame, Jr. Rev. Russell L. Young conducted the funeral service and burial was in Mount Lawn Memorial Park. STANDING STUDENTS ARE ifi CITIZENSHIP AWARDS I Citizenship day vu observed by the North Wilkeeboro Klwanls club Friday at the noon luncheon. Don Coffey, chairman of the Boys and Girls committee, preI seated from each school in the a rising senior elected by the fellow studeiftfe u tie outstanding school students in their respective <3. B. ] Mountain View, Ml* Mary Hllen Johnson, -frith A. C. Jolnea; Traphill, Keith Alexander, with T. H. Edminsten; Road*. Bobby Durham, with Principal R. O. Poplin; Roaring River, Jinunie Pardne, with Principal. M. A. OmpKr -

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