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ifi. Tfrnfev. May 18. IMP .
Wilkes Production and Marketis*
Association (formerly Triple
A), Hill conduct, a farm toar in
Wttkes county Monday, May 22.
The toar will start at nine a. m.
at the Itllkes courthouse for farmers
on the south side of the
Yadkin and will be Joined at Baptist
Home church by those who
lire on the north aide of the
noon the tour will end at
the V. F. W. Hall near North
Wllkeaboro, where lunch will be
served free to all on the tour.
This lunch will be provided by
seed, line and phosphate dealer*.
After the luncheon will be a
highly entertaining program featuring
"Little Dock Wheeler and
His Oklahoma Fanmakers," talk*
by farmers, recognition of associated
agencies and business men,
and s speech by Q. T. Scott, state
director Of the P. If. A.
C. B. Deane, representative in
congress for the eighth district,
will address, the farmers as the
final feature of the program.
Music Recital On
Tuesday Night 23rd
Miss Laura Gray Greene will
present her piano students in
recital Tuesday night, May 23rd,
at eight o'clock at the Wilkesboro
Presbyterian church. They
will be; assisted by Miss Elizabeth
The public is cordially invited.
Music Recital Here
On Tuesday Night
Miss Ellen Robinson will present
her music pupils in recital
Tuesday night, May 23,, in North
Wilkesboro school auditorium. A
splendid program will begin at
eight o'clock. The public is cordially
COMMISSIONERS REMOVE FROM
'* BUDGET LEVY TO PURCHASE
i DOUGHTON LAND FOR SCHOOL
■ Vacant House Is
I Destroyed By Fire
Hf Fire of undetermined origin
Jr last night bnrned a vacant eights'
room house on the farm of T. J.
r Frazier immediately northwest of,
. Mr. Frazier said the house was
only recently vacated and'during
the past several days some remodeling
and repainting work had
been carried out.
The house which burned was
formerly known as the Miller
place. Mr. Frazier said he may
rebuild on the same location.
W i I sbo ro-Nortfr~~"
Tuesday, May 23rd
Local high school baseball
teams will close the season Tuesday
afternoon when North Wilkesboro
and Wilkesboro play on
the Wilkeboro field. It is expected
that there will be much interest
in the game.
On Friday Wilkesboro will play
Children's Home at Winston-Salem
in «n afternoon game.
North Wilkesboro lost to Boon,
ville here Tuesday 10-0 an<f has
no other game scheduled before
the Wilkesboro game Tuesday.
£ Marriage License
' Sinoe May 1 the following 11I
Ce&se to wedwere issued by Troy
Q. Foster,'" Wilkes register of
<JBrogh, fcoanoke, Va., and India
Duncan, Draper, Va.;
Ralph E. Martin, North Wilkeaboro,
and Clara Bell Absher, Mc<
Grady; Joe Caswell Galloway and
Mary C. Hnlet, both of Charlotte;
Vestal Hendren and Avalee Lunsford,
both of North Wllkesboro
iroute three; Herman Luffman
and Cleo Myers, both of Ronda;
Vaughn Walker and Marie Benge,
both of Hendrix; Esco Williams,
Chattanooga, Tenn., and Ruby
Goff, North Wllkesboro; Barney
Brown,' Hays, and Margie Lee
Wagoner, Abshers; James Brown,
Springfield, and Vlcie Holldway,
MoGrady; Earl Kennetli Wiles
and Lu Cynda Williams, both of
North Wllkesboro route two;
Floyd Eugene Staley, Wllkesboro,
and Betty Jo Watts, North Wllkesboro;
Bon Lee Staley and Bonnie
Shew, both of North Wllkesboro
Mrs. Mary Moore Hix, who has
been a patient at the Mission Memorial
Hospital In Asherille for
about five months, came home
for the week-end for Mother's
Day. She was accompanied here
by her daughter and husband,
Mr. and Mrs. James palton, of
Ashevilla, and also her nurse. Mrs.
Hlx's mother and sister, Mrs. J.
D. Moore, Sr., and. Mrs. Annie
Carrlngton took her back to Ashe▼ille
Gaeats for the day Sunday in
the home of 'Mr. and Mrs. A. E.
^jflMfnhour were Mr. Spainhour's
|wo half-brothers and his half-sis^essrs.
Joe and William Sp»inr,
of Greensboro, and Mrs.
ry Tippins, of Miami, Florida.
*r- and Mrs. Spainhours's daughter
and graaddaughter, Mrs. Ine*
4 Wolfe andJennie Wolfe, of Durlem
Citizens O f Wilkesboro
School District Protest
The board of county commissioners,
with all members present,
Monday voted to remove from the
county budget for the fiscal year
1950-51 a special levy of 6.6 on
the $100 valuation of property
which would have been used to
purchase the 14-acre Doughton
tract of land in Wilkesboro as a
site for the North Wilkesl>oro
high school to which it had been
planned that the Wilkesboro high
school be annexed.
Board members present were
M. F. Absher, chairman, I. J.
'Broyhill' and 6. T3r"STif3en, members.
Attorney J. Allie Hayes,
county attorney, was also present
to interpret leSal angles for the
Attorneys F. L». Webster and
C. C. Totherow, Winston-Salem,
two of the five lawyers reported
to be employed to block annexation
of Wilkesboro school to
North Wilkesboro special charter
•district, appeared before the board
and pointed out legal hurdles that
had to be passed before the board
could legally make a levy^or purchase
of the Doughton property.
In addition to the attorneys, a
number of citizens and patrons
of the Wilkesboro school district
appeared before the commissioners
and requested that the levy be
lifted from the budget.
Attorneys for the school patrons
presented to the commissioners
petitions signed by more
than eight hundred citizens of
the Wilkesboro school district protesting
annexation and consolidation
of the high schools in the Wilkesboros
under proposed plans.
Other petitions are being circulated
in the district, school patrons
In the afternoon, Attorney
Webster and Attorney Totherow
appeared before a joint meeting
of the board of commissioners
and county board of education
and made an appeal that any plan
of consolidation be carried out In
a fair and democratic manner,
and told the board of education
that they were prepared to carry
the fight against annexation of
the Wilkesboro high school to
the North Wilkesboro high School
to the state board of education
and also into the courts.
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To Be Held Here
Wilkes district Boy Scout camporee
will be held in Finley Park
here Saturday and Sundya.
The camporee is expected to be
one of the most largely attended
and most successful ever held
for the district and all who are
interested in scouting are asked
to viBit the comporee.*
W. CP. Gabriel will conduct service
for the Scouts at the camporee
Sunday afternoon, two
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin Bloomfield
and son, Jimmy, and Miss
Elizabeth Barber, of Wilkesboro,
and Mrs. W. C. Moore, of Lenoir,
spent-the day Sunday at Martinsville,
Ya., in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Kent Mathewson. Mrs.
Bloom field and Mr*. Mathewson
are daughters of Mrs. Moore, and
nieces of Miss Barber.
Tan Divorcat An
LJnnie *51^" P^ittflcSel"^
dae Barker Terras Rowland Winfield
Barker; Charlie Lou Flaw
versus Rndd W. Faw; Annie Catherine
Carrlnjton versus William
Macon Carrlngton; Dorothy Dean
Moor* versus Glenn Moore; Wade
Brown Terras Aileen Brown;
Alva Carolina Koontz versus Edward
Koontz; James R. Henson
versus Cora Clark Henson; Joe
W.' Vance versus Edna Oaks
Vance; Cecil Everett Brown rersus
Belva Lee Smoot.
Judge J. C. Rudislll, of Newton,
presided over the term, which was
for trial of civil cases.
Osborne Named To
- Wilkesboro Board
Wilkes county board of educationKas
appointed three members
to the "Wilkesboro dltrlct school
board to fill vacancies caused by
resignations last week.
The new appointments are Robert
M. Gamblll, Paul Osborne and
0am Ogittvie. They replace C. T.
Doughtoti, W. C. Prevette and T.
M. Foster, who resigned.
The other members of the fiveman
board are Paul J. Vestal and
The board in an early meeting
will "elect a chairman. Mr. Prevette
was chairman of the board
as constitutde prior to the resignations,-'
Mount Pleasant high school
will close the year with graduation
exercises on Friday, May 26.
eight, p. m., at the school, principal
0. Proffit said today.
Rev.~AT Deleon Gray, superintendent
of- Oxford orphange, will
deliver the baccalaurate sermon
in a service to be held in Mt. Pleasant
Baptist church Sunday, May
21, 2:30 p. m. In addition to the
sermon will be invocation by Rev.
A. W. Eller, senior class sodg,
and benediction by J. C. McNeiL
Rev. Edwin F. Troutman, pasj
tor of the Lutheran church at
Boone, will deliver the commencel
ment address on, the night of May
26. Salutatory will be by Imogene
Phillips and valedictory by
Principal O. M. Proffit will present
diplomas to the following
seniors: Frank Mikeal, Curtis
Foster, Harold Pierce, Lacey Ray
Church, Clyde Foster, ^flvln Elledge,/
Frank McNeil, Lawrence
Eller, John Foster, Don Triplett,
Homer Triplett, Wllma Mikeal
Fairchild, Imogene Phillips, Betty
Mikeal, Betty Phillips Beshears,
Mary Rhymer, Joyce Watson, Reta
Faye Filer, Fern Greene, Pauline
Hendrix, Beatrice Church,
Roletta Jo Walsh, Essie Gall Wallace,
Beulah Huffman, Eulah
Huffman, Roberta Triplett, M. A.
School Program To
Be At Boomer School
Boomer school will close Friday
night, May 19th, with appropriate
exercises. The program will begin
at 7:30 o'clock, at which time
a Stephen Foster program will
be given by children of the fourth,
fifth, sixth and seventh grades.
Children of other grades of the
school will also participate in the
Following the program to be
rendered by children Of the school,
there will be an auction of foods
of various kinds and articles donated
for benefit of the school
by members of the Home Demonstration
Club and patrons. J. B.
Williams, prominent resident of
the Brushy Mountains and North
Wilkesboro business man, will
conduct the auction'in his usual
- The public is cordially Invited
to attend the closing exercises
of the school. There will be no
admission charges./ Refreshments
will be sold during the evening,
proceeds of which will go for
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Mr. and Mn. Homer Wellborn,
of Charjotte, visited here for a
few days during the week-end in
the home of Mr. Wellborn's father,
Mr. Guy Wellborn, and in the
home of Mrs. Wellborn's mother,
Mrs. H. 6. Nichols. On Tuesday
the Wellborns left from North
Wilkesboro for a two weeks trip
porth, which w|ll Include stops
at Richmond, Yty, points in Maryland,
Washington, D. C., and New
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Many prison terms and fines
hare been meted out In federal'
court in Wilkeeboro this week
to violators of the federal liquor
Judge Johnson J. Hayes is presiding
oyer the term. Other court
officials present Included District
Attorney Bryce Holt and Assistants
Harris, Bethea and Hayworth;
Marshall Kiuiah, Deputies
Lomax, Stailings, Irrln Bessent
and Mrs. Addle Williams;
Probation Officers J. L. Osteen
and W. EX Carrlgan; Clerk Henry
Reynolds and Deputies Clerk G.
H. Cowleg and Miss Lillian Harkrader.
Following are cases in which
Judgements hare been completed:
Chester Billings, execution of
prison sentence suspended, placed
on probation two years.
Sid Walsh, violation of probation,
year and a day. in Petersburg,
Va., prison sentence suspended
Carl Smith, not guilty.
Walter Wellborn, fined $350,
year and a day in Petersburg
suspended and placed on probation
Virgil Bowlin, three years in
Chillicothe, Ohio, reformatory.
Rufus Mctver Martin, year and
a day suspended, two years probation.
Edward L. Redding, year and
a day in Chillicothe.
Dewey William Prevette and
iBaac Richardson, year and a day
John D. Baugess, year and a
d&y in Chillicothe. s Donald
William Milller, penalty
and fine of $600, probation two
^ears^»- —. ~
KeHin Lowe, total of 36 months
in Atlanta, Ga., prison, two cases.
Robert "Lee DoweM,* ^tS^meartter
Archie Lee Mathis, 18 months
A. D. Triplett, 30 days (n jail
suspended; probation one year.
Thomas Ervin Triplett and Paul
Triplett, fined $100 each, probation
R. C. Johnson, 18 months in
Ocie Byrl Blackburn, 15 months
suspended on fine of $500, probation
two years. x
Clay Andrew Swaim, not guilty.
F. J. Johnson and Lacy Bowers:
Johnson, 15 months in
Petersburg; Bowers, two years
Roy Rufus (Reid and Smiley
E. Waugh, six months suspended
on payment $250 fine each, probation
I eonard Glenn Hurley, fined'
$250, two years probation.
Oscar Filmore Teague, fined
$100, probation two years.
Earl Love, year and a day in
Chillicothe suspended, temporary
Burl Johnson, dismissed.
Fred Russell Church, year and
a day in Petersburg.
Royal Edward Billings and
Edward Brown: Billings, year and
a day in Ashland, Ky., prison,
fined $500, penalty $1,900;
Brown, Chillicothe year and a
day, fined $500, penalty $1,900;
William Cleve Gambill; not guilty.
The following in addition to
others mentioned above were placed
on probation: Loraco Evelin
Church, Roy Lester Billings, Ivan
Lee Johnson, Norman Bolin, John
A. Pruitt, Pearl W. Baker (violation
postal laws), NRoy McDonald
Shew, Lester Paul Souther, Noah
Meeting May 20
A meeting of the 33rd Masonic
District has been called to convene
with Mt. Pleasant Lodge
No. 573 A. F. & A. M., at Champion,
May 20th 8 o'clock p. m.
Rev. A. DeLeon .Gray, superintendent
of the Oxford Orphanage,
will be guest speaker of the evening.
Refreshments will be served by
the local lodge after adjournment.
All regular Masons, especially
the officers Of the several lodges
in the district, are urgently requested
to attend. Masons from
ottter districts will be welcome,
James C. McNeil, D. D. G. M., of
the 83rd Masonic District, said
in the announcement of the meetla*
sensitive to 2.4-D.
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Mrs. Hadley wu standing in
the yard of h«r home whoa a
traitor took* loose from a ear coins
«P the hill. The trailer ran
baek, toft the street and ■ track
Mr*. Hadley. At the Wllkec hospital
today Mrs. Hadtoy w&b* being
treated for shook and possible
Gets Under Way
Wilkesborq high school will
cjose Friday, May 28, 8 p. m.,
with presentation of diplomas to
7 % seniors, one of the largest
classes in history of the school.
The final program will be held
in the Bchool gymnasium and- the
speaker will he Prof. E. A. Beaty,
of Davidsoft College.
The commencement program
will get under way this week
with recitals by Mrs. R. E. Prevett'e
music classes at the school
Friday and Saturday nights, eight
-On Sunday afternoon, three
o'clock, the baccalaureate sermon
will be delivered in the school
auditorium. Rev. Russell L.
Young, pastor of the First Methodist
church in North Wilkesboro,
will be the speaker.
On Thursday night, May 25,
will be the music recital by senior
pupils of Mrs. Prevette. This
program wil begin at eight o'clock.
David Lowe Hurt,
Robbed In Crash
} On Highway 115
David Lowe, a well known Wllkesboro
citizen, was seriously injured
in dn aut6 accident near
Stateaville Sunday night and after
the accident was robbed of approximately
Mr. Lowe was driving home
from. Statesville, where he operates
a cafe, and the accident happened
Just outside of Statesville
on highway 116. The car left the
highway and over turned.
Mr. Lowe suffered five broken
rij>8 and severe shock. At thfe
time of the accident he was carrying
about $500 in cash, which was
taken during the short interval
before the persons who carried
him to a Statesville hospital reached'
the scene of the accident.
Today Mr. Lowe was reported
as improving, and may be able
to return home in the next few
Fairplains To Get
Citizens Of tiie Fairplains community
appeared before a joint
meeting of the boards of county
commissioners and education
Monday afternoon. A majority Of
those present favored the immediate
erection of the Fairplains
elementary school building, for
which low bids were recently received.
After discussion by citzens, M.
F. Absher, who has served almost
22 years on the board of commissioners,
but who will retire on
December 1st, thiti year, made a
motion that the Fairplains school
building be constructed in accordance
to the architect's plans and
in accordance with the low bids
received. This motion was seconded
by R- R. Church, a member of
the county board of education,
and the motion was carried without
a dissenting vote.
Before the joint board meeting
was adjourned, however, and following*
some discussion by members,
it was decided that Superintendnet
C. B. Eller get in touch
with the architect and find out
whether or nbt it would be practical
to cut'the size of the building
from nine to 6even rooms.
Superintendent Eller told the
Journal-Patriot this morning that
Mr. Absher agreed to this amendment
to his motion. The findings
of the archltiect had not been
received this morning at the county
school superintendent's office.
Low bids received recently for
the nine-room Fairplains elementary
school building were as follows:
General contract, Elsie Construction
company at North Wilkeeboro,
$50,384; plumbing, Parlier
and Tomlinson, of Lenoir, $1,164;
heating, Be tee, of Morganton,
$3,975; electrical, Ralph Duncan,
of North Wllkesboro, $*.200.
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Methodist church Will close
Large congregations have, been
attending the services each evening
and have, heard with much
Interest inspiring messages by
Rev. J. L. Ingraih, pastor of Proximity
Mfethodist church In
Greensboro,. who* is assisting the
pastor, Rev. C. Jay Wlnslow. Mrs.
Tale Miller, Jr., has been directing
music for the evengallstic ser- I
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Nancy Victoria Hall
Is Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held Thursday
afternoon at Center church
for Mrs. Nancy Victoria- Hall, of
North Wllkesboro, who died Tuesday.
Rev. D. M. Dillard conducted
the last rites.
Surviving are two sons, Arthur
Hall of North Wllkesboro, Linville
Rhodes of Tuckerdale; two
daughters, Mrs. Rufus Love of
Stony Fork, and Mrs. Frank Wat-i
kins of North Wllkesboro. . .
Band Fund Drive
Here Next Week
In this community next week
will be campaign for funds for
furnishing the necessary uniforms,
instruments and materials for the
North Wilkegbpro high school
The following ' record of the
band for the past year has been
assembled as a matter of public
information, along with the needs
of the band for the coming year:
Some wsys oijtr school band
has effectively boosted our community
1. Advertising agency for business
concerns and school.
2. Adds color and lffe to parades
at home and elsewhere.
3. By playing in other towns
and cities the band makps other
places more conscious , of our
town. In other words if a^town is
represented by a good band, then
that town must be a growing and
civic minded town. '
4. A town which has a good
b^hd shows that the town has its
youth at heart.
5. Our band puts more spirit
and enthusiasm ipto ball games.
6. Our concerts have given people
a chance tQjipar good music
plyaed by a local group.
7. Our band gives oar students
a chance 'to play and enjoy good
List Of Things. Band. Has Taken
Part in This Tear
1. Seven fvothali ^ganiee, two
of which were out of town.
2. Three pep meetings.
3. Two times at the fair.
4. One football pep parade.
5. Farmer's Day.
6. Parade at Taylorsville.
7. Tobacco Festival at West|
8. Christmas program at Park.
9. Parade and game at Salisbury
10. Parade for Clean-Up Week.
11. Two concerts Jor public.
12. Concert at Sparta.
13. Four chapel programs.
14. Entertained Dokie Club.
15. Kiwanis program.
IS. District contest. '
17. State contest.
Most Urgent Need For North Wil.
kesboro Band 1950-51 .
1. 20 uniforms at $50.00 each, j
2. Two filing cabinets for music,
3. One Bassoon, approximate]
4. One alto clarinet, approximate
5. One BB flat bass, hpproxi-1
mate cost, $600.00<
6. One oboe, $800.00. •
7. Twelve clarinets, "$1,000.00.
Total amount, $4,100.00.
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I The North
day, May 20
tfre corner o:
ftll expectad that 41m
will be represented at the rata
increase hearing to be held in R*leigh,
Ih the stand taken by the
board of directors, the chamber
followed recommendations of the
Transportation and Utilities committee,
of which Larry S. Mporo
IS chairman. The committee has
made a thorough Study of the application
for rate increases and
had secured Information from the
Utilities Commission on' rates
charged by other telephone companies
in cities and towns of similar
size to this community.
A chamber spokesman said the
rate increase requested by the
Central Telephone cofnpany, which
serves the North Wilkesboro area
hnd 17 other exchanges in North
Carolina, ranged from 12 1-2 to
17 p#r cent
The committee in making a
study of ifctes obtained from the
Utilities Commission rates now
being charged by Southern Bell
and Carolina Telephone eompany
in Newton, Rockingham, WaynesTille
and Forest City.
For a business one-party line
in North Wilkesboro now the net
rate is $4.25, and the proposed
rate is $ft.'25. Rates in the other
towns mentioned above average
$4.75 to. $5.75. For a two-party
business phone the company is
asking increase from $3.75 to
$5.50. in the other towns citedthe
rates are four and five dollars.
for a rural business
phone asked is from $2.75, the
present rate, to $3.25.
The company is asking that a
residential one-party phone rate
be increased to $3.90, which would
| "be an increase o"f one dollar over
the present net rate. According
to the committee figures, rates in
the towns cited average $2.75 to
The residential four-party phone
rent increase asked is from $2 to
$2.25. In the other towns cited
the rate quoted was $2. .
The application asks thaUrural
residential rate be upped from
$2 to $2.25. In other towns rates
were quoted as $2 and $2.50.
The chamber also went on
record asking "That rates be kept
in line with comparative rates
allowed by the commission to
other telephone companies for
similar service in similar localities."
Plans Made For
Farm Tgr Jane 2
Arrangements hare been oompleted
for the Wilkes farm tour
to be held June 2 under auspices
of 'the General Agriculture committee
of the Wilkes Chamber of
Commerce with the cooperation t
of farm organizations and agencies.
The rain date for the tour is
The tour will be made up of
farmers, members of the chamber
and -other civic organizations and
representatives of the co-sponsoring
agencies. The topics to be studied
will include: 1. Alfalfa and
fescue seed production. 2. Land
use plans for farms. 3. Pastures
and wibter grazing. 4. Strip cropping
and ter>acing. 5. Beef cattle.
6. "Butnmary by farni owners. 7.
Lunch. 8. Small grain. 9. Calves
from artificial breeding. 10. Dairy *
barns and silos. 11. Production of
quality milk. „ '
The tour will start at Wilkes
Implement company at North Wilkesboro
at nine a. m.
A second Vacation Bible School
Cllniq, sponsored by the Brushy
Mountain Baptist Association, will
be held at the First Baptist
Church of North Wilkesboro on v
Monday evening, May. 22, from
7 to 9 o'clock.
The same staff of workers who
led the recent .clinic at "Wilkesboro
will direct the study of Vacation
Bible School materials to be
used this year.
All those who expect to be
volunteer workers in the Bible
schools held in the churches
should attend this clinks to prepare
for the work. Visiter* will