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Vol. 44 No. 18
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Published Mondays and Thursdays
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.t Thursday. June 15.19sn
Civil Cases Are
Being Tried li
Court Near* End Of Second
Week With Many Cases
Disposed Of To Date
Wilkes June term of superior
court neared the end of the sec
ond week today and two more
weeks remain of the long term.
Judge George B. Patton, of
Franklin, is presiding, and many
cases have been removed from the
civil issue docket—Hsome by trial,
others by consent judgments
and some by the non-suit route.
Following are listed cases in
which judgments have been re
Will Bentley versus Will Dula,
cage set by judge for reference
with Attorney Ralph Davis ap
pointed as referee.
Etta Johnson versus Stuart
Absher, plaintiff declared owner
of lands involved.
Wilkes Auto Sales versus Queen
Trucking company, plaintiff
awarded judgment in amount of
Everett Lyall versus W. R.
Hardbarger, plaintiff awarded
E. B. Solomon versus Cornelius
Solomon, divorce granted.
• Margie Owens versus Morris
Kev. Dlaintiff awarded Judgment
„ Eller Byrd versus Ivan J.
Byrd, divorce granted.
Ernest Robert Angell versus
Doris Mae Angell, divorce grant
Another term of Wilkes super
ior court for trial of civil cases
is slated to begin July 27.
Mrs. Quincy Brown
Funeral On Friday
Mrs. Zona Becky Brown, 34,
wife. of Quincy Brown, of the
Hays community, died Wednes
day at the Wilkes hospital here.
Funeral service will be held Fri
day, two p. m., at Haymeadow
Baptist church and burial will
Conduc^ng^Je^w^fee^ill be Rev.
Clarence Miller and Rev. A. B.
Surviving Mrs. Brown are her
husband and one sister, Miss Ber
nice Midriff, of Hays.
Small Blaze Today
At Forest Furniture
North Wilkesboro fire depart
ment today answered a call to
Forest Furniture company to ex
tinguish a small fire in the shav
ings bin at the boiler room. Little
damage was done by the fire.
The only other fire during the
week was on Sunday afternoon
when the fire department was
called.' to extinguish an automo
yil® fire on Tenth street.
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Local Firm Sells
Carolina Business Machines
Company, located at 1002 D street
jfc is now authorized dealer for Roy
7*al standard and portable type
writers in Wilkes and Alleghany
James E. Miller, manager, said
today that a complete typewriter
repair service will be maintained
in connection with the typewrit
er sales agency.
Power Will Be Off
July 9, One To Five
Duke Power company annonuc
ed today, many days in advance,
that power will be off from one
to five p. m. on Sunday, July 9
on all rural lines fed from the
North Wilkesboro-sub-station and
including Cherry street in Wilkes
Areas which will not be af
fected are North Wilkesboro, Wil
kesboro with exception of Cherry
street, Brushy Mountain and Roar
The interruption will be for
the purpose of installing four
large transformers twice as large
as those now in use and which
have become overloaded by in
creased use of power on rural
lines. Advance notice is being
given for the benefit of custom
ers, and especially those who op
Motor Service Has
a Attractive Signs
Service Sales company
has completed installation of a
large and attractive neon sign,
which displays the names of Ply
mouth and Chrysler cars and O.
X. C. tracks, for which the firm
fcaa dealership here. The sign adds
much to the attractive appearance
.■of the business ar«a here.
FREE MILK FOR TOTS IN STRIKE
AT AN EMERGENCY DEPOT ha has opened In Wilkinsburg, Pa., Burgess
Ted Stephens distributes free milk to parents of children under three aa
the milk strike reaches a critical stage. Health authorities in Allegheny
County have warned that the health of tots under 18 months is In grave
danger as the dispute between drivers and dairies drags on. Pickets
closed one of Stephens' "out of town" supply sources, but he has prom
ised to continue his depot as long as possible. (International Soundphoto)
Optimist Bill Thomas brought
to the Optimist Club of North
Wilkesboro a fine program for the
club's luncheon meeting held
Tuesday noon at Hotel Wilkes. He
had as his program the entertain
ing and educational movie entitled
"Historic Virginia," which was
produced by the Standard Esso
Oil company, and which was ob
tained through the courtesy of L.
|M. Nelson, Standard Oil represen
tative in this section of the state.
Ray Baugess was projectionist
SSSU'C&t sing- ^
ing "America," followed by re
peating the club creed in unison.
Optimist Maurice Walsh spoke the
Optimist Lewis Jenkins had as
his guest J. R'. Preister, who is now
connected with Jenkins Whole
Square Dance At
There will be an old time
Square Dance at Ferguson High
school Saturday night, June 17,
eight o'clock, sponsored by the
Elect Pastor Sunday
The Rev. R. M. Cochran, of
Monroe, will preach at the First
Presbyterian Church Sunday
morning, June 18th. Mr. Cochran
is serving as supply pastor for
several churches in Union county.
He will also serve as moderator
of the congregational meeting to
be held at the close of the ser
vice. This meeting will be for the
purpose of calling a pastor.
K. Of P. Meetings
Suspended To Sept.
Meetings of .the North Wilkes
boro K. of P. lodge have been
suspended for the summer and the
next meeting will be on Septem
Mr. Presley Myers and two sons
Dudley and John, were in Ra
leigh Sunday attending the com
mencement finals at State Col
lege. From Raleigh Mr. Myers
went to Goldsboro to attend the
Grand Lodge meeting of the
Knights of Pythians, and the boys
came home with Miss Elsie Fos
ter and Miss Loia Ann Myers, who
had been in Raleigh for the week
end visiting with Mr. and Mrs. M.
K. Davis. Miss Foster and Mrs.
Davis are sisters.
FUND OF COUNTY
J. C. Grayson, Wilkes county
accountant, stated today that the
$29,000 for proposed purchase of
the C. T. Doughton property for
school building ^purposes is from
the capital outlay fund levied by
Some misunderstanding has
arisen over the statement that the
purchase of the Doughton property
may require funds allotted the
Somers project. Mr. Grayson said
that the county has on hand $17,
200 from the sale of county bonds
a few years ago, which sum was
earaMfced for the Somers school,
and that this earmarked fund is
not affected by the Doughton pur
Wilkes county board Of commis
sioners and county board of edu
cation in joint meeting Monday
voted to buy the Doughton pro
perty for the sum of $29,000 and
to erect a Wilkesboro high school
Mrs. John Tull Is
Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held
Wednesday afternoon at Lincoln
ton for Mrs. Myrtle S. Tull, 44,
wife Of John G. Tull. She died
Monday in a hospital at Orange
burg, S. O.
Mr. and Mrs. Tull resided here
for several years and many friends
here regTet to hear of Mrs. Tull's
death. After leaving here they re
sided for some time near Atlanta,
Ga., and recently Mr. Tull enter
ed business in Mount Airy. Mrs.
Tull's former home was in Lin
Surviving are her husband, one
brother and two sisters, Ernest
Self and Mrs. B. A. Bess, Of Ham
ilton, Mrs. S.« S. Carpenter, of
Those from here who attended
funeral service in Lincolnton were
Mr. and Mrs. S .B. Moore, Mrs.
W. M. DeBerry, Mrs. Ray Carson,
Mrs. W. G. Gabriel and Miss Ma
Sloan Hill Takes
Position In Georgia
Sloan Hill, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dudley S. Hill, of North Wil
kesboro left today for Eastman,
Ga., where he has accepted the
position of assistant editor of the
Times-Journal newspaper in East
Sloan recently graduated from
the school of journalism at the
University of Georgia.
LONG LOSING STREAK BROKEN
WITH VICTORY OVER WYTHEVILLE
_j . i
North Wilkesboro broke a 14
game losing streak with a 5 to 3
victory over Wythevllle in the
Virginia city last night.
Manager Bernie Loman with a
homer. and triple led the plate
attack that accounted for the win
ning runs. Dick Stockton and Joe
Subbiondo also contributed two
hits each and pitcher BUI Ham
lin, batting in the clean-up spot,
batted in the final run. The llne
up was changed from top to bot
tom in a successful effort te get
out of the losing slump.
In a league meeting held Tues
day at Galax the number of class
men each team may have was in
creased from tijro to three.
Carroll Jaf, veteran umpire who
had resigned, was reinstated and
the league directors made moves
expected to bolster the organiza
tion strength .of the league.
Wyfheville will play here to
night, eight o'clock. Radford will
I be here Saturday night and Galax
on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Boweu,
Of Winston-Salem, spent the week
end here with Mrs. Bo wen's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie McNeill.
Miss Sue Landon, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. 'Landon, has
returned to the University of North
Carolina, where she is a student in
the graduate school.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hill,' of
Chicago, 111., are here on an ex
tended visit with relatives. Mrs.
Hill is a sister olf Mrs. Gordon
Wood, Mrs. A. C. Billings, Mrs.
Robert Miskelly, and Mr. Tracy
Higgins. _ >
Mrs. J. E. Rollins and young
daughter, Harriett, of Goldsboro,
are spending the week here in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Adams.
Mr. Rollins is to come up for the
week-end to accompany them
Mr. and MrB. A. B. Somers,
Emily and Bing attended the
graduating exercises at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, Mon
day evening. They went from
Chapel Hill to Washington, D. C.,
where they spent several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McNeill re
turned to their home here Sunday
following a visit to New York
City and at Towson, Md., with
their daughter, Miss Ruth Mc
Niell, who is attending summer
school at the State Teachers Col
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Miller
were in Raleigh from Saturday
until Monday attending the Com
mencement Exercises at N. c.
State College. Mr. Lawrence Hay
wood Miller, son of the Millers,
was a member of the graduating
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Cornish, of
Washington, D. C., visited Mr. R.
Don Laws and Miss Thelnia Laws
last week. Mr. Cornish had just
graduated from American Uni
versity? and they were enroute
to Florida to visit with Mrs. Cor
nish's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.
W. Laws, in Clearwater.
Mr. and Mrs. N, W„ W?ldon, of
Oxford, visited Miss Thelma Laws
Sunday. They were returning from
Gainesville, Ga., where Mr. Wel
don, who Is a professor of agron
omy at N. C. State College, read
a paper before a meeting of repre
sentatives from all of the tobacco
growing states of the country.
Mr. Richards Reins, who re
cently graduated in art from the
Richmond Professional Institute,
at Richmond, Va., is here for
a while with his mother, Mrs.
Ralph Reins. Mr. Reins was one
among five students receiving a
scholarship key out vof a group of
Mr. Dudley Moore, who was in
school the past year at State Col
lege in Raleigh, is now at home
for the summer with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Moore. His
brother, Mr. Jim Moore, went
down and spent several days last
week with him and then accom
panied him home.
Mr. and Mrs. Chal McNiel, Miss
Ann Tuttle, and Henry Absher
spent the week-end in Rocking
ham County with relatives. They
were accompanied home by nieces
of Mrs. McNiel, Misses Becky, Bar
bara, and Marie Tuttle, and Ann
Simms, who are spending the week
here with the McNiels.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Gaddy and
son and daughter, Mr. Jack Gaddy
and Miss Geraldine Gaddy, at
tended the horseshow in Charlotte
last Friday and Saturday and were
overnight guests Friday Of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Cox at Concord.
Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Gaddy are sis
Dr. J. R. Branscomb, of Hills
ville, Va., was a guest of Mr. R.
Don Laws last Wednesday. Dr.
Branscomb has been a reader of
The Yellow Jacket since its first
publication 55 years ago. He came
over to visit with Mr. Law^ and
to congratulate him on his re
covery from a recent critical ill
Mrs. J. H. Winkler and the fol
lowing boys and girls from the
Wilkesboros, Jimmy Bloomfield,
Tommy Doughton, Phillip Billings,
Robin Winkler, Colleen Moore,
Jody Doughton, and Joan Forester,
are spending two weeks at Camp
Morehead. Also with the group is
Bill Williams, of Winston-Salem,
son of Mrs. Wright Wiliams, and
the late Mr. Williams, former resi
dent of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Worth Tomlinson,
of this city, Mrs. J. N. Davis, and
son, Mr. Marion Davis, both of
Winston-Salem, and Miss Carrie
Chamberlain, o f Greensboro,
spent from Thursday until Sun
day at the Davis lodge At Blowing
Rock. MrB. Davis, mother of Mrs.
Tomlinson, was a guest hers last
Wednesday and Thursday of The
Tomllnsons, and Mr. Davis and
Miss Chamberlain were their over
night guests on Sunday.
AMERASIA BOSS, REFUSES TO TALK
FACING A POSSIBLE CITATION for contempt, Philip Jaffe (second from
left), former editor of Amerasia Magazine, is counseled by his attorney,
O. John Rogge (left), during press talk in Washington. Fined $2,500
four yean ago for illegal possession of secret U. S. documents, Jaffe
refuses to answer more than 100 questions, of a Senate subcommittee
probing charges of Reds in the State Department (International)
Edwards To Meet
Young Republicans of Edwards
precinct number two will meet
Tuesday, June 20, eight p. m.,
at Roaring River school for the
purpose of organizing a Young
On Thursday, June 22, eight
p. m., Young Republicans of Trap
hill township, including all three
precincts, will meet at Traphill
school to organize a club.
Announcement Of the meetings
was made today by Isaac Eller,
Jr., chairman of the Wilkes Young
Wagoner Child Dies
Lester R. Wagoner, infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Wagoner.
of McGrady, died Wednesday.
Funeral service was held today at
Union Chapel with Rev. Wilson
Brown in charge.
Dr. and Mrs. H. B. SiAith have
as their guests this week Mrs.
Roderick Mclver and two sons,
of Cheraw, S. C. Mrs. Smith
and Mrs. Mclver are sisters.
Miss Norma Smoak, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. N. O. Smoak, is a
graduate studeilt during summer
school at Appalachian College at
Mr. and Mrs. Watson Brame,
daughter, Linda, and son, Cyrus,
returned Sunday from a week's
vacation trip to Myrtle Beach, S.
Mr. Gilbert G. Foster and fam
ily have moved to the attractive
Harold Blankenship residence
near Moravian Falls. Mr. Foster
purchased the residence several
Mr. A. A. Triplett, of Parker
Triplett Electric Co., suffered a
painful injury last week when
a finger on. his left hand was'
caught between two pieces of pipe!
in a well, cutting the end just
about off at the^ first joint. The
injury was so bad that amputation
of the end of the finger was nec
Mrs. W. R. Absher visited in |
Lexington from Thursday until
Sunday with her sister, Mrs. J.
P. Bingham, Sr., who had been
here previous for a weeks visit.
Mrs. Kathryn Lott and daughter,
Mrs. Ann Lott, went down on Sun
day to bring Mrs. Absher home.
Colonel A. L. Fletcher, of Raleigh,
was also up for the week-end.
Mrs. J. W. Allen has returned
to her home here after a visit
of six weeks in Florida with her
children and their families, Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Crook, Mr. and
Mrs. O. Q. Lassiter, and Mr.
Johnny Allen. Mr. Allen went
down for a visit the last week Mrs.
Allen -was in Florida, and they
both were accompanied home by
Mr. and Mrs. Lassiter, who made
a short visit here.
A number of members of the
local Eastern Star Chapter, at
tended part or all of the meeting
of the Grand Chapter Of North
Carolina Order of the Eastern
Star ' held in Greensboro .from
Sunday through Wednesday.
Among those going down were
Mesdatnes S. L. Pardue, Isaac
Eller, Sr., Ira Payne, J. B. Wil
liams, J. W. Powell, Bernice
Greer, Charlie Day, Jr., Maurice
Wftlsh, Tam Shumaker, Genlo
Walsh, Johnson Sanders, and Miss
Breta Poe Scroggs.
June Brides Are
Many License To Wed Is
sued By Wilkes Register
Of Deeds This Month
According tq the number of
marriage licenses being issued by
Troy C. Foster, Wilkes register
of deeds, the number of June
brides may set some kind of record
in Wilkes county.
Since May 30 the following ob
tained marriage license in Wilkes:
Cyrus Faw and Ella Sue Eller,
both of Wilkesboro route one;
Walter Thomas Beck, Jr., Cleve
land, and Eddie Jean Pierce, Wil
kesboro route one; Herman Stuck
4fl'd Rutli '-'StfaWser, both of Mc
AlisterviHe, Pa.; Bill Hart and
Helen Lanner, both of McAlister
ville, Pa.; Jesse Triplett, Fergu
son, and Edna McNeil, Purlear;
Walter Johnson, North Wilkes
boro, and Jean Parsons, Cricket;
Frank Church and Gaye Osborne,
both Of North Wilkesboro.
James Henry Cook, Greenville,
S. C., and Elizabeth McNeill, North
Wilkesboro; Diamond Arthur
Swaim, Jr., and Louise Wishon,
both of Elkin; James Marvin
Bauguss and Mozelle Billings, both
of Traphill; Edward James Lewis
and Anna Lee Brown, both of
Alexandria, Va.; Leo J. Darnell
and Velma Jane Lankford, both
of Elkin; Dean L. Minton and
Patsy Hawkins, both of North
Wilkesboro; James Lovette, Wil
kesboro route one, and Thelma
Hayes, Purlear; Hazel R. Crump,,
EJkin, and Kathleen Johnson,
Roaring River;' Leff Hincher,
Sparta, and Ella Rose Higgins,
Galax, Va.; Richard H. Dillard and
Nellie M. Gabriel, of North Wilkes
boro; Jimmie Pruitt and Avalene
Calhoun, both of Elkin;' Jackie
Cheek, Roaring River, and Toye
Shumate, North Wilkesboro; Mil
lard Anderson and Lola Shaw, both
of North Wilkesboro; Nilise Vi
drine, Capy Stone, California and
Geneva Parsons, Wilkesboro; Ho
bert H. Joines, Grayson, and
Alice Lena Vaught, Shouns, Tenn.
Last Rites Friday
For Prevette Child
Funeral service will be held
Friday, two p. m., at Lewis
church for Joan -K. Prevette, two
year-old daughter of Stoy and
Ruth Johnson Prevette, of North
Wilkesboro route three. The child
Surviving are the father and
mother and one brother, Jerry
Rev. Noah Hayes will conduct
the funeral service.
Mrs. Rachel Cardwell
Is Claimed By Death
Funeral service will be held Fri
day, two p. m., at the Goshen
Baptist chureh for Mrs. Rachel
A. Cardwell, 71, resident Of the
Boomer community who died Wed
nesday. Rev. Clate Brown will
conduct the last rites and burial
will be In Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Surviving Mrs. Cardwell are two
daughters, Mrs. Ida Lou Cardwell
and Mrs. R. G. Church, of Boom
er, and one son, Jesse W- Card
well, of North Wilkesboro; also
Mrs. Cardwell was born Septem
ber 11, 18$7, a daughter of the
late Isaac and Mary Milam Min
ton, of Wilkes county.
Clubs Elect Two Delegates
And One Alternate Each
For Annual Event
Wilkes county 4-H club® will
be well represented at the annual
4-H club week at North Caro
lina State College in Raleigh the
week of July 23.
H. C. Colvard, assistant agent,
said that the clubs have elected
two delegates each, and one alter
nate, to represent them at the an
At 4-H club week members will
attend classes of their choice
each morning. The afternoons will
be devoted to competitive demon
strations and judging by teams.
For recreation there will be
many games and tours of points of
interest in the capital.
4-H members who have received
cards are asked to return them
to the county's agent's office,
designating whether or not they
can attend the Raleigh event.
The following have been elected
delegates and alternates:
WILKESBORO SCHOOL —
Fern Mathis and Toby Welborn,
Jimmy Johnson, alternate.
MTN. VIEW SCHOOL — Vade
Rhodes and Carl Cleary, Jack
Durham, alternate; Mary Geneva
Prevette and Margaret Tharpe,
Evelyn Shoe, alternate.
RONDA SCHOOL —• Warner
Hoots and T. D. Carter, Roger
Edwards, alternate; Claris Dean
Sparks and Ka^hryn Burchette,
Dorothy Osborne, alternate.
MT. PLEASANT — Mary
Frances Foster and Jim McGee.
MILLERS CREEK — Joy Bum
garner and Hobert Osborne.
ROARING RIVER — Frankie
Cheek and Rex Sparks, C. G.
MULBERRY SCHOOL — Reba
Felts, Eileen Bryant, alternate.
NORTH WILKESBORO —
Kent Sturdivant, Jimmy Cleary,
alternate; Coleen Fairchilds, Doris
Mr*. Brewer, 84,
Token By Death
Funeral service was held Wed
nesday, two p. m., at Rock Creek
Baptist church for Mrs. Sarah
Ann Selina Brewer, 84, well
known resident Of the Rock Creek
community who died Sunday. Rev.
A. B. Hayes and Rev. Jimmy Bry
ant conducted the service.
Surviving Mrs. Brewer are one
son, Thomas Brewer of North
Wilkesboro route two; five daugh
ters, Misses Ollie and Gladys
Brewer of North Wilkesboro route
two, Mrs. E. F. Crafford and Mrs.
W. L. Paige of Winston-Salem,
Mrs. Beatrice Brewer of North
Wilkesboro route two; one bro
ther, John B. Sales of Alaska;
three sisters, Mrs. Delphina John
son Of Ervin, Tenn., Mrs. Verlina
Byrd of North Wilkesboro, and
Mrs. Nora Bell of Greensboro.
Bill Byers Buys
Link's Studio Here
Bill Byers, a North Wilkesboro
young man who has been engaged
in photography of various kinds
for the past five years, has pur
chased Link's Photographic Stu
dio, located over the Rexall Drug
Store, and is now operating the
business under the name of Byers
Mr. Byers, who attended a
naval photography school while in
the navy and stationed at Pensa
cola, Florida, is featuring por
traites, commercial photography
and kodak finishing.
Revival services will begin Sun
day night, June 18, at Fairplains
Community church. Rev. Odell
Wyatt and Rev. Jesse Lee Adams
will conduct the services at 7:45
each evening. The public is in
vited and ministers and singers
have a special invitation to take
part in the services.
Fish Supper Saturday
Ladies of Baptist I}ome church
will have a fish supper Saturday,
six to eight o'clock, at the Mul
berry community house. Plates
will be $1 for adults an<^5€ cents
for children under 12, with pro
ceeds going to the church build
ing fund. Everybody is invited.
Rummage Sale 17th
Cricket Home Demonstration
club -will conduct a rummage tale
Saturday morning, June J7, at the
Phillips building on Tenth street.
411 patronage will be appreciated.