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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress in the "State of Wilkes" For Over 44 Years —
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. g Monday. June 19, 1!
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shoi
Joseph L. Miller To Address
Joint Meeting Of. Civic
Joseph It. Miner, former mem
ber of the Hoover Commission on
the Reorganization of the Execu
tive Branch of the Federal Gov
ernment, will come from Washing
ton, D. C., to address a joint
meeting of the civic clubs of the
Wilkesboros ,at the V.F.W. Hall
Thursday, June 22nd, at 7 p. m.
The program is being sponsored
by* the Wilkes Jaycees in coopera
tion with the Jaycee organiza
tions in surrounding towns.
Mr. Miller is an authority on
this report, which promises to
save 200 million dollars in the
Post Office Department and $600
million in personnel. On July 1
thirty-four reorganization plans
had been submitted to the Con
gress. Of these 22 were accepted,
Ml rejected and 6 are pending. To
date 35 per cent of the Commis
sion's Report has been enacted and
if the remainder of this all import
ant report is to be put into effect
[Wnd start saving the Federal gov
[ernment and the taxpayer's money
the citizens of the Wilkesboros
should get behind it. "You can act
more effectively if you know about
the report and the advantages it
would bring. All interested citi
zens are^irged to come and hear
Mr. Miller on Thursday evening
at 7 p. m." the announcement said.
Dean Edwards Ts
Dean Edwards, Eagle Scout of
Troop 32, Wllkesboro, has just re
ton, South Carolina, where he at
tended the National Acquatic
School conducted by the Nation
al Council, Boy Scouts of America.
This school is conducted each
year for Scout leaders who will
teach swimming, lifesaving, boat
ing and canoeing at Council Sum
Dean Edwards, who has been on
the Camp Lasater staff for the
past several years, will be the
Waterfront Director when the Old
Hickory Council camp opens on
July 16th. Dean, besides being an
Eagle Scout, is president Of the
local Lodge of the Order Of the
Arrow, Honor Camping Society of
the Box Scouts of America. He
stood .among the highest in his
clasa/at the Acquatic School, and
(repWved his emblem to teach
swimming, rescue methods, row
ing and canoeing. Very few of the
Scouters attending the school re
ceive all four emblems.
Twin Brother Of Raymond
Landsberger Dies Of Heart
Attack In Chicago
Solon H. Landsberger, 42, of
1024 Hill Street, Greensboro fur
niture official with the Daystom
Corporation's district office in
Greensboro, was found dead Sat
urday in a hotel room in Chicago
where he was attending a furni
ture convention. Death was due to
a heart attack.
Mf. Landsberger, manager of
the Greensboro office, flew to
Mr. Landsberger moved to
Greensboro 10 years ago from
Birmingham, Ala., Of which city be
was a native.
He is survived by his wife, the
former Phyllis Newberger of Sa
vannah, Ga.; two childreity Robert
and Barbara; one sister, Miss Em
ma Landsberger of Greensboro,
and two brothers, Henry L. Lands
berger of Richmond, Va., and a
twin, Raymond L. Landsberger of
Funeral^ arrangements are in
JUNIOR ORDER MEETING
Degree work will be carried
out in meeting of the North Wil
kes boro council of the Junior or
held Tuesday, 7:30. All
* are asked to attend.
eastern otar MMWrWG
The Wilkes Chapter No. 41 of
the Order of the Eastern Star will
meet Thursday night, 7: SO o'clock.
All members urged to attend.
AT HELM AGAIN
Henry "Flash" Loman, vet
eran baseball pilot, on Satur
day assumed duties as manager
of the North Wilkesboro Flash
ers, which he started as man
ager In 1948. Flash began his
baseball career . under Billy
Southworth and at the height
of his playing career was bat
ting champion of the Virginia
league. In 1948 he piloted the
first team here to first place
and last year took over late in
the season to win regularly and
take the playoffs title.
Primary Jane 24
Democrats Saturday Will
Nominate Candidate For
U. S. Senate
Democrats of North Carolina
will go to the polls on Saturday,
June 24, to make the final deci
sion on a nominee for the United
Willis Smith, Raleigh attorney,
called^ a second primary when
Senator Frank P. Graham failed
by a few thousand votes to re
ceive a majority of the votes cast
in a four-man race.
Senator Graham in the first
primary May 27 received a big
lead over Smith, who -placed
second, and Bob Reynolds and
Olla Ray Boyd were eliminated.
In Wilkes county there will be
no other contests in the primary
to be held Saturday, there being
no second primary contests for
Since there are no Republican
contests, the primary Saturday
will be confined to Democrats.
The Wilkes county board of elec
tions will name another Demo
cratic Judge for each precinct fo
replace the Republican judge for
the second primary.
Palls will open at 6:30 a. m.
and close at 6:30 p. m.
Interest in the second primary
is growing daily as both candi
dates and their supporters
throughout the state are very ac
tive in campaigning and organ
ization work to get out the vote
FLASH LOMAN COMES TO
RESCUE OF FLASHERS IH
I BLUE RIDGE FUG CHASE
I Henry "Flash" Loman, the
fighting manager who led North
Wllkesboro's first professional
baseball club to second place in
the league in 1948 and came back
after midseason in 1949 to get
the team out of a slump and win
the playoffs chamionship, is back
again and baseball fans are happy.
Club directors here Friday hir
ed the Greensboro man to suc
ceed his younger brother, Bernie
Loman, who resigned Thursday.
Berpie had been troubled with a
bad shoulder which had affected
his own play and the team lost
14 in a row after making a good
showing in early weeks of the sea
Henry took over Saturday night
ind led the team to an 8 to 5
victory in one of the most exciting
exhibitions ever held in Memorial
Park here. Eight hundred howl
ing fans turned out to >ee what
Flash was going to do and saw
plenty from the Radford team, who
staged a near riot as manager
Steve Sloboda and Pitcher Mc
Cauley were rejected from the
Loman brought with him Bob
Thompson, Greensboro lad who
pitched here last year. Bob took
the mound and curved the Rockets
into .defeat as a patched up team
gave him eight runs.
A number of players here Fri
day and Saturday jumped con
tracts. Tom Daddino, first base
man, quit and didn't go with the
team to Radford Friday night.
Jack Biggerstaff, catcher,, had al
so quit. Here at game time Satur
day night Ed Morton, infielder
who improved rapidly in recent
games, failed to show up. Big Bob
Wright volunteered to play first
and did a creditable job "on the
initial sack. Drake Pardue, of
Boonville, formerly with Elkin, did
the catching. Pitcher Hamlin was
in left field. Carter Lentz played
second, where Bernie Loman had
Alex Dubrosky with two dou
bles, Davenport, Wright and Bill
Hamlin led the hitting with two
each Saturday nigjit.
' Radford players staged a voci
ferous rhubard that threatened to
turn into a riot. It began with Pit
cher McCauley protesting Umpire
Cassidy's decisions behind the
plate. In the fifth he was eject
ed after he grabbed Cassidy by
the arm during an outburst over
a called ball.
In the >ixth Manager Steve
Sloboda was called out on strikes
and he protested load and long.
He was ordered to the bench and
he threw his bat, which struck a
box seat near the Radord dugout.
Spectators in the dugout began
climbing out and police went onto
| the field to escort Sloboda away
at the request of umpire*. Mean
while, one or more of the Rad
ford players tried to attack the
cops and other players tried to
Here Sunday the Flashers turn
ed back second place Galax 6 to
2 in a well played game. Big Bob
Wright, playing first base on an
injured ankle, slammed out two
doubles and two singles and Dave
Davenport boosted his hitting av
erage with three hits as Leslie
Rhoades went the route on the
mound and had only one bad in
ning when Galax scored two in
Flash hag some players on the
way to replace some ot UAwmfTiyno
quit last week. ^
Johnny Meptiffk, i^ho has been
catching for Greensboro, and Bob
Hite, fast outfielder who was here
last year, are slated to arrive to
day to bolster the club. Negotia
tions are under way for a first
baseman and another infielder.
Tonight the Flashers will be in
Galax and on Tuesday night at Mt.
Airy. The Graniteers will play a
family night attraction here Wed
nesday night and Wytheville will
play here Thursday.
Small Fire Friday
At Dixie Home Store
A small blaze was discovered
and put out early Friday morn
ing in time to prevent serious
damage at the Dixie Home Store.
A policeman making his rounds
at 4:30 a.m. saw the store filled
with smoke. The fire department
was called and when the building
was entered it was found that
an electric motor had started a
fire near the meat counter. The
fire burned a small hole in the
Miss Betty Ferguson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Ferguson,
at Ferguson is attending sum
mer school at the Appalachin
State Teachers College at Boone.
Mr. L. B. Pierce, of this city,
entered the Baptist Hospital in
Winston-Salem Wednesday as a
patient. His daughter,. Mr. Z. O.
Bller, has been down there with
him. . • *! ,
Rev. Russell L. Young, pastor
of the First Methodist church,
conducted a series of special ser
vices last week at the Race Street
Methodist church in Statesville.
On last Sunday evening In his
absence the palplt was filled by
Mr. <?. D. Smith, Jr., of Augusta,
Mich., a nephew of Mrs. W. G.
Gabriel, who was here to attend
the wedding of Miss Nellie Gab
riel and R. H. Dillard.
To Meet Tuesdoy
The Wilkes district committee
of the Old Hickory Council, Boy
Scouts of America, will meet Tues
day, June 20th, 7:30 p. m., at the
Reins-Sturdivant chapel. W. K.
Sturdivant, district chairman, asks
that all Scouters' In the district
make an effort to be present as
several things Of importance are
to be discussed and this will be
the last meeting of the district
committee until September.
Items to come up for discussion
are the summer camping program,
council summer camp at Gamp
Lasater, participation in the
"Echoes of the Blue Ridge" and
the executive board meeting to
be held in West Jefferson on the
15 th of July.
Boy Scout Court
Of Honor Will Be
Sunday, June 25th
Boy Scout Court of Honor will
be held .Sunday, June 2-5, eight
o'clock, in a union service to be
held at the First Presbyterian
Many awards will be presented, I
including second class, first class, j
star, life and eagle.
All Scouters are urged to at-1
tend this court of honor Sun
Eller Reunion Will
Be Held Sunday At
Annual reunion of the Eller
family will be held Sunday, June
25, at Boiling Springs church 12
miles west Of this city near high-'
E. R. Eller, chairman ?f the
Eller Family organization, stated I
that a most enjoyable occasion is!
anticipated. One fMjunp of the
style at noon.
Dr. and Mrs. Joe
McCoy, Jr.f Graduate
Dr. and Mrs. Joe McCoy, Jr.,
arrived here Thursday to visit Dr.
McCoy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Dr. and Mrs. McCoy both re
ceived their M. D. degrees last
week at the University of Penn
sylvania Medical school in Phila
delphia, and on Monday they will
go from here to Raleigh to receive
their license to practice medicine.
Both will interne during the
coming year, starting June 27, in
Philadelphia, he at the University
fioapital and she at the Presbyter
ianyhospital In Philadelphia.
Taken By Death
Funeral service was held Sun
day, ten a. m., at Reins-Sturdi
vant chapel here for Andrew Jack
son Yates, 72, who died Friday
at his home here.
Mr. Yates suffered a stroke
Tuesday nad remained critically
ill. For several years he had op
erated a store here.
Born October 27, 1877, he was
a son of the late David A. and
Mary Ann Yates. Surviving are his
wife, Mrs. Tiny Lunsford Yates;
one brother, Tim W. Yates, of Eli
zabethton, Tenn.; and one sister,
Mrs. C. F. Canter, of this city.
Rev. A. W. E-ller conducted fun
eral service here and Rev. Vernon
Eller the burial service in New
Hope Baptist church cemetery
near Purlear. Nephews w6re pall
bearers and flowers were in charge
of neices and friends.
Watson Funeral At
Yellow Hill Sunday
Funeral service was held Sun
day, two p. m., at Yellow Hill
Baptist. church for Sturgill San
ford Watson, 34, former resident
of the Summit community who
died Friday in Salisbury.
Surviving are three brothers,
John Watson of Norfolk, Va., Jake
Watson of Salisbury, Burl Watson
of Galva, 111., six sisters Mrs.
Blanche Church of Summit, Mrs.
Lena Hight of Norfolk, Va., Mrs.
Pearl Hickerson of Galva, 111.,
Mrs. Vada Blair, of R'ockford, 111.,
Mrs. Willie Elmore, of Norfolk,
Va., Miss Annie Lee Watson of
Cheese slices cot easily If you
heat the knife slightly before cut
ting the cheese.
Mr. and Mrs. I*. R. Smithey
and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lye and
son, Michael, of Columbia, S. C.,
recently visited Mr. Smithey's mo
ther, Mrs. Millie Smithey, and
other relatives in the county.
Judge and Mrs. J. A. Rousseau
had as their guests from Friday
until Sunday Judge and Mrs. Lu
ther Hamilton, Of Morehead City,
and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carswell,
Mrs. Colie Parker recently visi
ted in High Point and attended
the wedding of her niece in Spenc
er. Before returning home, Mrs.
Parker visited in Columbia, S. C.
with her niece, Mrs. L. R. Smithey.
Mrs. Fred Hemphill and two
daughters, Misses Sandra and
Amelia Farmer, of Greensboro,
are here visiting, with Mrs. Hem
phill's sister, Mrs. Lane Atkinson,
and Mr. Atkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lewis,
have returned to Alexandria, Va.
after spending two weeks with
Mrs.* Lewis' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Cyrus Brown of Moravian Falls.
Mrs. Lewis is the former Miss
Anna Lee Brown.
Miss Ruth Long and brother,
Tommy Long, of Wilkesboro, are
spending two weeks at Myrtle
Beach with Miss Frances Johnson
and Bobby Johnson, and their
parents Mr. and Mrs. R. S. John
Miss Elizabeth Flnley has re
turned to her home here from Ra
leigh where she spent a week at
tending a training school held at
Peace College for the Women of
the Presbyterian church of North
Mrs. R. J. Hinshaw was in
Greensboro last week attending
the meeting of the Grand Chapter
of North Carolina Order of the
Eastern Star which w^g ses
sion from Sunday through Wed
Mrs. J. H. Burgess and family.
His parents and brother Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Hardister and Mr.
Bill Hardister, went up for the
week-end to accompany him home.
Mr. G. L. Michael is able to be
out again, we are glad to note,
after an illness Of five weeks. Mr.
Michael is a resident of the Cric
ket community, and is associated
with Mr. J. S. Caudill in operating
the Farmer's Hardware in Wil
Miss Mabel Hendren has been
visiting her sisters, Mrs. W. A.
Ellis in Raleigh and Miss Kathryn
Hendren in Durham. Misses Mable
and Kathryn Hendern left Satur
day to spend a week in New Or
Mrs. Vaughn E. Jennings and
son, Edward, of Pores Knob, re
cently returned from a week's
visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Transneck at Richmond,
Va. Mrs. Transneck is a sister of
jL/r. ana mrs. (jr. 1» JYLltcneU
were business visitors in States
ville Tfiursday, and alsg visited
in the" home of Dr. an<J Mrs. .Le^
Kiser. They were accorh^'ai^ed'
to Statesville by their house
guest, Mrs. John Hyman, of Dal
ton. The three ladies are sisters.
Mrs. Genio Cardwell is still in
Burlington with her sister, Mrs.
W. N. Huff, who is recuperating
nicely from an operation she un
derwent about two weeks ago at
the Alamance General Hospital.
Mrs. Huff resides at 411 High
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Blythe, and
Mr. Alfred Shore and family, of
Princeton, "Ky., have returned to
their home at Princeton, W. Va.,
after visiting in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Miller in Wilkes
boro. Mrs. Blythe and Mrs. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ferguson,
of Curlesneck Farm near Rich
mond, Va., and their daughter,
Mrs. Tom Hybl, of Danville, 111.,
were recent visitors here with re
latives in the Wilkesborog and
in the county. They came down
especially to attend the commence-,
ment finals at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill
where the Ferguson's son, Mr.
Richard Ferguson, wag a member
of the graduating class.
A number of people from hese
are in Chicago attending the fur
niture market. Representing the
American are Mr. J. R. Hiz and
Mr. Dick Gwyn, from the Forest
Mr. N. O. Smoak and Mr. Bobby
Smoak, and from the Home Chair
Company, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Moore, Mr. J, D. Moore, Jr., and
Mr. Ray Hoover. The Moo res were
accompanied on the trip by Mrs.
Joe Ivey, of Myrtle Beach, sister
of Mrs. Moore.
Jimmy .Carter, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Carter of 612
9th Street, was appointed a
Sergeant in the regiment of
the McCallie School, Chattano
oga, Tennessee, for the coming
year at the final parade and
drill. At the Class Day Exer
cises Jimmy was awarded the
Jodie Kissinger Medal for a
chievement in junior English.
He did excellent work in schol
arship, averaging over 85 in all
subjects for the year. He also
played on the B team in foot
ball. He will be a senior at
McCallie next year.
Miss Wells Wins
Second Prize In
Contest In State
Jjjnft~-.il the , Kni^uU ol
Pythias Lodge held the State Pub
lic speaking contest, North Wil
kesboro Lodge was represented by
Miss Betty Jean Wells, who was
accompanied to Lenoir-Rhyne Col
lege by her parents and also rep
resentatives Of tl}e Lodge.
Miss Wells wad*, the winner of
second place and, a $25.00 prize.
Mr. Malcomb Williamson, of
Canton Lodge, was first place
winner and recepient of a gold
medal and $50.00 from the Grand
Lodge of North Carolina. He rep
resented North Carolina in the re
gional contest held in Tennessee
June 13. The winner of the region
al oontest will represent the region
at the final contest to be held
in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Aug.
15. Announcement of-the regional
winner has not been made known
to North WilkesborO Lodge to
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4-H Dress Revue
To Be June 22nd
T&bsv bollroom of the Hotel
/Wilkes in NoAt Wiikesboro will
be the scene of the annual Wilkes
County 4-H Efcess Revue on
Thursday, June 22, beginning at
10:00 a. m. All blue ribbon win
ners from the school dress re
vues held during May are eligible
A number of lovely prizes have
been donated by local business
firms for winning contestants and
an expense-paid trip to 4-H Club
Week will be given to the county
All girls who are eligible to
participate in the Couty Dress Re
vue are urged to attend and bring
their mothers with them. Judges
for the contest will be Wilkes
County Home Demonstration Club
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Mrs. Paul Brown
Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held today
at Round Hill church for Mrs.
EJlva Brooks Brown, 40, who died
early Sunday In the hospital at
Elkin. Rev. L. E<. Sparks conduct
ed the last rites.
Surviving Mrs. Brown are her
husband, Paul Brown, and tour
children, Mrs. Pauline Matkls,
Bettle and Patsy Holbrook and
Douglas Brown, all Of Traphill.
D. A. vTtO MEET j
Wilkes County Chapter No. S3
Disabled American Veterans will
meet at the V.F.W. Hall on Tues
day, June 30th. at ($00 p. m.
All members are urged to it
ten4 as there wNl be an election
Work Under Way I
On Secondary And
rhfree Projects To Be Let
27th; State Forces Hare
With arrival of warm weather
he road construction program in
Wilkes county - is reaching new
leights Of activity.
Slated for letting on June 27
ire three Wilkes projects, but
,he greater amount of work will
je done this summer in Wilkes
urith state forces.
For letting on the 27th is a
jridge over the Yadkin river on
iighway 268 at Ferguson. The
lighway commission is prepar
paring for early letting the re
mainder of highway 268 from
Warrior Creek west to the Cald
well county line, which will com
plete the highway from Wilkes
boro up the Yadkin to highway
221 at Patterson north of Lenoir.
Another contract job will be
paving Of a county road north of
Roaring River, extending from
the end of the present pavement
to Shepherd's Cross Roads, a dis
tance of 4.5 miles. Also in the
letting for June 27 la paving of
the road from Benham to high
way 21 north of Elkln and a
road in eastern Wilkes near
parallel with highway 21 a dis
tance of 4.1 miles. This project
is near State Road.
Plans are also being made for
letting contract on another sec
tion of the Traphill road, extend
ing from end of the present con
struction project at Dockery to
ward Traphill and eventually to
highway 21 near Doughton.
Contract was let recently for
paying 6.6 miles of the Somers
Cross Roads road from highway
421 near the intersection of the
Ronda road south toward Iredell
on this project.
State forces have a full program
of work lined up in Wilkes for
the summer. One of the princi
pal projects already well under
way is grading and paving of 3.1
miles of old 16 extending north
from end of the present paving,
and three miles from end Of pre
sent pavement toward Vannoy
postoffice. This project is in Union
township. Also In the same local
ity is a project for paving one
mile of road connecting new high
way 16 with the old 16 route.
Base is now being laid for sur
facing of 3.3 miles Of road from
Hays to highway 268, by way of
Rock Creek church.
Grading has begun on Pads
Road, a thickly populated area
west of this city. Pads road leads
from highway 421 one mile east
of Millers Creek to the Congo
road. Also slated for work this
year is a part on the Congo road
extending from highway 421 three
miles west of this city toward the
Two miles of old route 60 west
toward Purlear postoffice in on
the map for paving this year. Two
o\hei»>rojec^fof e^ly paving are
eight ftnths « one \ile from Mil
lers Creek school in \orlheast di
rection to forks of t® Aad, and
eight tenths of one mlllfrki high
way 16 to Pleasant Hi^jve^spti^|
Base has been laid for surfac
ing Of four miles of the Atkins
Shop road from Champion to Fer
guson in the western part of the
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Fruit Growers To
Meet Ob Friday
Brushy Mountain Fruit Grow
ers Association will meet Friday,
7:30 p. m. at Pores Knob com
munity house, A group of Hen
derson county, fruit growers will
appear on a highly interesting
Information will be given about
prospects for apple crops and
prices in all parts of eountry this
irear. Fruit growers will find it
idvantageous to attend the meet
At Mulberry 21 st -
All farmers and others Inter
ested are uregd to attend a Orange
meeting to be held Wednesday,
June SI, eight p. m., at Mulberry
Farmer's Ctub Thursday
Mulberry Farmers' Club will
meet Thursday, eight p. m., at