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MRS. ZILIAK RECEIVES AWARD'7S|
Here it shown Mrs. Charles Ziliek (right) as she
was presented with a special award pin by Mrs. George
Morrison (center), of Mount Airy, North Carolina commander
of the American Cancer Society. W. C. Grier,
Wilkes 9ommander of the organization, is shown at
left. Mrs. Ziliak's award was for 100 hours of valuable
volunteer service at the cancer center conducted each
Tuesday morning in Wilkesboro to provide free cancer
examination of people of northwestern North Carolina.
Also participating in the presentation program over
WKBC Wednesday was Dr. F. C. Hubbard, chairman
of the cancer society's fund raising campaign in Wilkes
this year. (Photo by Lane's Studio.)
, At Wilkesboro
Graduation Of 72 Seniors
Will Take Place On
Rev. Russell L.f Young, pastor
of the First Methodist
church in North Wilkesboro, delivered
an inspiring message to
Wilkesboro high school seniors
in the Baccalaurate sermon Sunday
afternoon at Wilkesboro high
The graduation will take place
Friday night, May 26, in the
school gyHinasium when Prof. IB.
A. Beaty, of bavidson College, will
de|iver the tommencemenlt addrew.
Diplomas will be presented
to 72 graduates. The program will
begin at eight o'clock.
Senior music pupils of Mrs. R.
E. Prevette will be presented in
recital Thursday night, eight
o'clock, in the high school auditorium.
The following program was carried
out in the baccalaureate service:
processional, senior class;
hymn, "O Worship the King,"
congregation; invocation, Rev. W.
N. Brookshlre; scripture, Rev. C.
Jay Winslow; solo, "Courage"'
(Huhn), Joe Brewer; presentation
Of speaker, Principal Wm. T.
Long; sermon, Rev. Russell L.
Young; song, "PBalm 150" (Lewandowskl),
glee club; benedic-!
tton, Rev. Russell L. Young; recessional,
Home Coming 28
The annual homecoming at
Friendship Methodist church, near
Millers Creek, will be held on
Sunday, May 28th.
Sunday School-at ten o'clock;
preaching at eleven o'clock by the
pastor* Rev. J. R. Bowman and
a brief memorial service led by
Rev. S. N. Bumgarner all in the
Dinner will be served under the
trees with good lemonade to
drink. Emphasis will be placed
on friendly talk and greeting old
acquaintances during this hour.
. >The afternoon, from 1:30 td
8:00 o'clock will be devoted to
singing. Some favorite choirs
have already agreed to attend. All j
gospel singers are invited.
Ti>e date again Sunday, May
28th. Attend and* have a good time'
together. 1 f
' Miss Mary Stewart Morehouse,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert j
Morehouse of Oakwooda, was one ,
among the 101 students at, the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill recently Initiated into
Phi Beta Kappa, national honor-1
ary scholastic fraternity. To be.
Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa a
student must attain an academic'
average of 92.5 on all courses. !
Mrs. P. O. Smithey, Mr. and J
Mrs. Clate Smithey, Mr. Raymond
Smithey, and Miss Shirley Smithey
went to Duke Hospital at Durham
jjfhuraday and Miss Shirley,
Smithey entered as a patient, and \
-underwent an operation Friday. It
Is expected that she will be there
for a week. Mrs. P. G. Smithey
Mrs. Clate Smithey remalnitil
Mrs. Underwood Will
Address Graduates. By
Radio On Tuesday
Mrs. Kathryn A. Lott, manager
of the local Employment Service
office, urges all employers In
Wilkes county to listen to the radio
broadcast by Mrs. Frances
Underwood, Counselor of the
office, on Tuesday, May 23, at
6:30 p. m. This 5-minute talk Is
being given on behalf of the 1950
high school graduates of Wilkes
county. ; ?
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Enlists In Nary
Blllie Franklin White, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. White, of
State Road, enlisted In the navy
there Friday and was sent to firtaat
Lakes Training Center. Before enlisting
he attended Mountain Park
Chief W. R. Johnston, navy enlistment
officer here, said today
that dental requirements have
been lowered for naval recruiting.
Chief Johnston is at the town hall
here each Monday, Tuesday and
Ferguson 4-H Club
In Monthly Meeting
Ferguson 4-H club met Monday,
May 15, with Barbara Edminsten
presiding. An interesting
meeting was held, according to report
by Carolina Ferguson, club
Helen Johnson will represent
the club in the county dress rerue.
The annual bloom of the purple
rhododendron is making its appearance
along the Blue Ridge
Parkway from Cumberland Knob,
south to its intersection with U.
S. highway 421 at Deep Gap, N.
C. This appears to be an unusual
opportunity to see the pink and
flame azalea and the purple rhododendron
all in bloom at the same
time. The pink azalea has been
very attractive for the last two
weeks and is beginning to fade
rapidly. However, it is expected
that,many plants will still retain
their bloom over the week-end.
The flame azalea is now at its
glorious best near Cumberland
Knob, and from this location
south to Bluff Park one will find
a concentration of this shrub in
all color phases from pale yellow
through vivid orange and red.
The purple rhodendron has
been - bursting into bloom along
most of this section of the Parkway,
and National Park Service
officials state this bloom should
be well advanced by the coming
week-end. The variable weather
makes it a little difficult to predict
the exact time at which the
purple rhododendron will be the
Rangers on the Bluff district
estimate that the period from
May 27th through June 8th will
see this flower in its most attractive
stage. The National Park Service
invites all to use the facilities
of the Blue Ridge Parkway and
to enjoy the glory of the annual
rhododendron bloom along this
famous scenic drive.
Elementary - tesu&er shortage
shown in 1949 college graduates.
Cleary, K-year-old son of
Mr. and Jfrs. Qarr Cleary, of
Hays, has been selected as the
outstanding boy of toe year in
4-H ciub work in Wilkes county,
H. C. Colvard, assistant county
agent, said today.
Carl, with the outstanding 4-H
club girl In Wilkes (yet to be
selected) • will be given the trip
to fihe North Carolina 4-H club
short course of one week at State
College, beginning July 24.
North Wilkesboro Optimist club
will pay the actual cash etpenses
of the outstanding Wilkee boy
and girl selected.
Mr. Colvard said that Carl
Cleary started his 4-H club career
six years ago with an asrs of
com and a pig as projssH.
His Interest in 4-H club verjk
increased when he was given a
prebrM Jersey calf by the North
WilkSsboro Kiwanis club, which
operste* a purebred calf chain
tot' 4-H club members. He also
obtained a baby beef, which he
grew out and showed at the Elkln
fat stock show and sale.
Last year the purebred calf became
a cow and the calf wasdonated
In the chain to William
Billings, of Ronda, who is.also a
4-H member. The cow has produced
another calf entitled to
' Carl's crowning achievement
was last year when he showed
SjDd ►old the grand champion
calf at the Elkln show and sale.
The calf tipped the scales at 1,095
pounds, for which he received th&
same number of dollars. The calf
was purchased by organizations
and individuals of the Wilke%borOB.
Carl has also been one of the
outstanding 4-H club boys in forestry
work, carrying out a timber
thinning and stand improvement.
pwj—one aere -4t wAaAlvsA;
With the profits from his
champion baby beef Carl purchased
two registered heifsra
from the J. H. Crosslngham herd
at Mt\ Airy for $525. One of these
heifers is soon to be a milk producer.
This year Carl 1b growing two
steers for the Elkin show, has
two purebred jerseys and two
purebred beef animls, and is doing
An addition to the 4-H club
work of this outstanding youth
this year is a broiler project.
What's he going to do with his
spare time? * I
Miss Mildred Altice, caseworker
for the blind with the North Carolina
State Commission for the
blind, . attended a conference at
the Selwyn Hotel in Charlotte,
May fifteenth through the seventeenth.
The theme of the conference
was services for the DeafBlind.
It was sponsored by the
North Carolina State Commission
for the blind and had for Its
guest speaker, Miss Annette Dinsmore,
Director of Services for the
Deaf-Blind with the American
Foundation for the blind in New
The purpose of the Conference
was to train Caseworkers for the
blind in Western North Carolina
to assist the Deaf-Blind people In
this area more effectively. The
points emphasized by the guest
speaker were: first, the past and.
present lack of understanding of
the needs of these doubly handicapped
individuals by professional
worken as well as the public:
second, the various methods of
communication with these individuals;
and third, the willingness of
the American Foundation to assist
these individuals in obtaining
special equipment such as typewriters
and- hearing aids, if such
equipment will help the individual,
when he is unable to purchase
such equipment and where
there are no lineal facilities to perform
In addition to working wfth the
blind and deaf-blind in Wilkes
county, Miss Altice serves Alleghany,
Ashe, Watauga and Alexander
counties. There are fourteen
known doubly handicapped
pearsons In these counties.
Jimmy Williams» Burke County
4-H Club boy, la anything but a
quitter. When his brooder house
burned down and destroyed all of
his chlQks, Jimmy got busy and
rebuilt his house. Now he has a
CARL CLEARY SHOWN WITH GRAND CHAMPION BABY BEEF
Miss Ogilive Is
Speaker Friday At
North WilkesboroJ Klwanis club
Friday noon held an interesting
meeting. Prior to the program was
discussion of a number of matters
of public intreest.
Joe McCoy, member of the
Klwanis Education committee,
called attention to several items
of Kiwanis etiquette.
Dr. F. C. Hubbard stated that
the cancer drive will end this
week and that the quota was not
yet raised. He urged every one
who has not contributed to it to
L. E. Bunts, guest of Dr. A. C.
Chamberlain, spoke briefly abput
smoke control and requested interested
parsons to meat with him
a* the ahibiber of commawe ©f"W.
K. Sfurdlvant aoncmncud the
annual Scout Camporea to be held
in Plnley Park during the weekend
and invited all members of
►the club to visit it.
Program Chairman Paul Oa•borne
presented Miss Clara Ogilvie,
a case worker of the Wilkes
County Welfare Department, who
made a very interesting talk a&out I
the functions of the welfare office'
and the duties of the different personnel
of the office.
It was pointed out that over
1,100 persons of the county receive
assistance and that this is
a larger number than is given assistance
in the other counties of
this part of the state.
Miss Ogilvie indicated a number
of reasons why the number
'is large for this county. Her talk
was very informative and well received
by the members.
Guests Friday were: Paul Cragan
with J. B. Williams; George
C. Wiebel with E. F. Gardner; L.
! E. Bunts with Dr. A. C. Chamber'lain;
Hoyle Hutch ens, Gordon
Ogilvie and Miss Clara Ogilvie with
Horner And Band
Will Appear Here
' W. E. (Eill) Horner, of Sanford,
a Democratic condidate for congress
in this district, with his hill
billy band will conduct a rally
Wednesday night, May 24, in the
North Wilkesboro town hall, beginning
at eight o'clock.
The Sanford publisher carries
with him Bennett's string band,
which includes several headliners.
Jimmy Sanders, 12-year-old singing
and guitar artist; and George
Pegram, state fair singing* and
banjo comedian, are two Of the
five principal characters in the
Between musical periods the
congressional candidate will discuss
issues of the day. Everybody
Wilkes county wildlife club will
meet Thursday, eight p. m., at the
■jyilkee courthouse, Troy Perry,
president, has announced.
Pat Williams will deliver an address
on "Rabbit Hunting" and
tbere will be a discussion relative
to next year's game regulations.
«TT members is asked to at*
At Pilgrim Church
Rev. R. C. Lioya, ot Statesvllle
will fill the pulpit at Pilgrim
Baptist church Sunday, May 28,
and will have with him his singing
Onj Monday night, May 29, Rev.
•J. Earl Pearson will begin a revival'at
Pilgrim church, assisting
the pastor, Rev. A. A. Johnson.
The public is invited to all services.
At Pleasant Grovel
Revival services will begin Sunday,
May 29, at Pleasant Grove
Baptist church near CUngman
and will continue through June
Prof. Rommie Pierce, ol Wingate
College, will be visiting
speaker and special music will be
under direction of M. T. Galea, of
ment df the services by Rev. Ivory
V. Couch, pastor. The public is
cordially Invited to attend the
services each evening at 7:45.
Meet On Thursday
A very interesting fruit growers
meeting will be held Thursday,
May 25, at 7:30 p. m., at the Pores
Knob Community House.
"No doubt every apple grower
has some spraying problems so
bring them with you to the meeting.
We shall try to help you
solve them. Look your orchard
over thoroughly for new scab on
the fruit andl younger leaves.
Some orchards are scab-free;
others have quite a bit already
showing up and more is likely to
be visible by the time you get this
letter," C. E. VanDeman said.
I One of the big features of
the meeting on May 25, will be the
beautiful movie entitled, "Apples,"
whlfch has been made available by
the Appalachian Apple Service,
Inc. This picture is one of the
most attractive movies that has
ever been made showing various
phases of apple growing ahd marketing.
"BHng the boys along
as they will enjoy it too. If you
can't be there by-7-30 p. m., come
as soon as yo« can but be sure to
come." the announcement said.
Optimist Club To
Hear Or. Hiatt
Members of the Optimist club
will hav€ the privilege of heaping
Dr. J. S. Hiatt, of Elkin, superintendent
of the Chatham Memorial
Hospital, at its meeting
Tuesday at Hotel Wilkes. Optimist
Forrest Tugman is in charge of
Albert Garwood, president, and
E. R. Eller, immediate past president
of the club, attended the
18th district Optimist convention
in Charlotte Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Helms were
called to Charlotte last Saturday
on account of the sudden death
of Mr, Helm's brother, Mr. Dewey
F. Helms, who died of a cerebral
hemorrhage.. Funeral and burial
services took place on Sunday afternoon,
May 14th, at four o'clock
at the Clanton Memorial- Presbyterian
Eour-H Club boys and girls of
Surry County made history recently
when they staged the first 4-H
broiler sale on record hi North
Carolina. - J, %■,,
of Millers Creek high school.
She had aa average of A. Miss
(Maudine Nichols was named
C. C. Faw Suffers
Heart Attack Here
C, C. Faw, president of Faw Insurance
Agency and long prominent
in business and public life
in Wilkes, Friday 'afternoon suffered
a herat attack while in his
Mr. Faw since Friday afternoon
has been a patient at the Wilkes
hospital, where his condition today
was reported as improved.
However, it is expected that Mr.
Faw will be confined to complete
rest -for several days.
Voice Recital Here
On Saturday Evening
Miss Martha" Lue Frazier will
present her high school pupils in
a voice recital Saturday evening,
May 27, eight 6'clock, in the
North Wilkesboro school auditorium.
An enjoyable program is promised
and the public is cordially
invited. to attend^-.'
To Meet Tuesday
' The Wilkesboro Business and
Professional Men's club will, meet
Tuesday evening at 7:00 o'clock
at the ^Woman's clubhouse. All
member* are urged to be present.
The LeVl? Fork H. J>. C. will
meet Friday1, May 26th, at the
tiome of M^s. B. F. Whittington.
Miss Addle' Malone, cooking expert,
will b4 guest at this meeting.
AU ladms of the community
ire urged to 'attend.
St. Paul's BpUcopal Auxiliary
Fill (hold a rummage sale on
9frtturdt*y, Jlay «7th, beginning
it one o'clock, In the building
icross the street npom Reins Marret
on "B" Street. Clothing of
ill kinds will be en kale, also many
>ther useful articles.
Albert Theodore (8ig) Porter,.
46, was crushed to oeath at 11
a. m. Saturday when his pickup
left highway 421 and overturned
tour miles east of Wilkesboro.
Mr. Porter, resident of the Wilkes
boro route two community, was
traveling east on the highway
when the accident occured. With
him win Sergeant George Ashley,
of Wilkesboro route two, who
told highway patrolman R. H.
Oarland and J. E. Moore that a
car traveling west crowded Porter's
pickup truck off • the pave*
ment on a curve immediately before
the crash occured.
Mr. Porter's chest was crushed
and he died in a few minutee after
reaching the hospital here.
Mr. Ashley was not hurt in the
Porter was a son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Will Porter. Surviving
are his wife, four children;
two brothers, Lloyd Porter of Bible,
Vernon Porter of North Wttkesboro;
two sisters, Mrs. Roy
Anderson, Of Oakwoorls, and Mrs.
Clarence Jarvis oT Wilkesboro
Funeral service was held today,
two p. m., at Edgewood Baptist
church. - - '. j I
25 Millers Creek
For Class Of 39
Millers Creek high school gradation
exercises will be held
Thursday night, eight o'clock, May
25, in the school auditorium.
Rev. J. H. Armburst, of Statesville,
superintendent of the States▼ille
district of the Methodist
church and a former pastor of the
Jftrat Methodist church la North.
WiJkeaboro, will deliver the eommencement
address. Diplomas whl
be presented to a class of 39 graduates
by Principal P. W. Greer.
Rev. Victor Watts, a former
graduate of Millers Creek school
now engaged in ministerial study
at Wake Forest College, delivered
the baccalaureate, sermon at the
school Sunday night before a large
and appreciative audience.
I ■ r% :
Scouts Urged To
Reigister Now For
Because advance registration is
necessary for planning purposse,
the following nrgent message was
issued today for all Girl Bcoats
in Wilkes county:
"Attention, Girl Scouts of Wilkes
County! Do you want to bare
camp again 'this summer? Well
then don't put off registering.
"In order to operate the Scout
Camp as planned it will be neoessary
to hare the registrations in
by June 1st. The week of July
10th is scheduled for this camp
and (he plt-ns for t&e camp are
dependent on the registration
within the next ten days or before
June 1 st_ Mrs. Walter New-*
tno, 500 D St. North Wllkesboro,
is taking registration. Contact her
For High Schools
To Close Tuesday
North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro
high school baseball teams
will close the leason Tuesday with
a fame on Wilkesboro's. field,' beginning
%t three o'clock.
At Wlnston-S&lem Friday afternoon
Wilkesboro lost a close
game to the powerful Children's
Home nine 5 to 3. The Home went
into a 2-0 lead early in the game,
which was tied when Ray Triplet!
doubled to score Dancy and
Garwood. Children's Home went
ahead again in the seventh and
a ninth' frame rally by Wilkesboro
failed to make up the difference.
Bill Byrd gave up only six hits
and held Red Smith hltlem but
WlIke#boro errors enabled Children's
Home to score sufficient runs
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