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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, June 22, 1950, SECTION ONE, Image 1

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Wilkesboro tiaa a radius of 50 mlks, I serving 1^0,000 people is - Northwestern Carolina *ol. 44 No. The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress in the "State of Wilkes" For Over 44 Years Published Mondays and Thursdays NOBTH WILKESBORO, N. lay, June 22. 1950 Mate North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center Graham-Smith Run-Off Will Be Held Saturday Supporters Of Both Candi dates Working Hard In Wilkes This Week Democratic senatorial run-off for nomination for United States senator in North Carolina will be held Saturday, June 24, with Senator Frank Graham and Willis Smith the contenders. Interest in the /campaign is rapidly reaching a climax and in dications now point to a much larger vote in the second primary than was predicted several days ago. ; In the first primary Senator Prank Graham, seeking renomi natlon, led in a field of tour,'With Willis Smith, Raleigh attorney, running second, and Mr. Smith called for a run-off primary. Supporters of both candidates i are working desperately on or ganization at the precinct level to get out a large vote Saturday. The senatorial contest will, be the only ticket in Wilkes, there being no run-off for county nomi nations. Since there will be no Republican contests, a Democratic judge will replace the Republican judge in each precinct for the sec ond primary and Republicans will not participate. C. J. Jones, chairman of the Wilkes board of elections, said that polls will open at 6:30 a. m. and close at 6:30 p. m. In view of the fact that there will be only one contest, which can be counted in a short time, it is expected that returns will 1)6 18 each precinct to send in the vote to the North Wilkesboro town hall Saturday night just as soon as the vote is counted. There will be great Interest throughout the state in the outcome of the prim ary and early returns from every precinct will mean that at an early hour the outcome of the primary will be determined. Apple Growers To Meet Ob Friday Jl^ushy Mountain Fruit Grow Association, composed mainly ot apple producers in Wilkes and Alexander counties, will hold an important meeting Friday, June 23, at Pores Knob community house on highway 16. One of the program features will be a color movie of the Ap | pie Harvest festival held last fall * at Hendersonville, in which the Brushy Mountain Growers had a float in the parade. A group of Henderson county fruit growers will be guests and have part in the program. Carl E. VanDeman, assistant county agent for apple growers in Wilkes and Alexander, said dis cussion of the 1950 crop and mar keting problems will receive at tention at the meeting. He said the latest survey shows a national crop of about 110 million bushels, which will be about 2 3 million less than last year's crop. Many orchards of the Brushy Mountain area-this year will have bumper crops, while prospects in other orchards are described as fair. District Meetiog Of Masons Friday The second meeting of the 33rd Masonic pistrict for the year 1950 will convene with North Wilkes boro Lodge No. 407, A. F. & A. M., Friday. June 23, 8 o'clock, P. M. Dr. John T. Wayland, Pastor of the First Baptist Church will bring the message of the evening. All regular Masons are welcome. Announcement of the district meeting was made by J. CL Mc .Neif^istriet deputy grand master. M*s. Lonnie Johnson Rites To Be Fridoy Last rites will be held Friday, 11 a. m., at Fishing Creek Arbor ehureh for Mrs. Lottie Johnson, 55, who died ^Wedneeday^ at her North Wilkes bo ro Lions At Convention Held^ In Charlotte North Wilkesboro Lions club vu well represented at the North Carolina Lions convention held in Charlotte Sunday through Tues day. The delegation was headed by District Governor Paul L. Cash ion, whose report to the conven tion showed-a very successful year's wortc. Those from North Wilkesboro who attended part or all the con vention sessions were Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Cashion, J. H. Whick er, Jr., district cabinet secretary, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Buchan, Clyde Pearson, Henry Drum, Joe Zim merman, S. B. Moore, W. D. Jes ter, Shoun Kerbaugh, Jack Swot ford, Roland Potter, Dr. J. S. Deans and W. O. Absher. The convention was well attend ed from throughout the state and was one of the most enthusiastic ever held. Organization of the state was changed from three to six dis tricts. Jack L. Stickly, of Char lotte, was elected governor of the district which includes Wilkes. —_ o Ellers To Meet In Reunion 25th, Boiling Springs Annual reunion of the filler clan, one of the largest and most influential families in northwest ern North Carolina, will be held Sunday, June 25, at Boiling SpringB Baptist church, located 12 miles west Of this city and one -mile south of highway 421. E. R. filler, of North Wilkes boro, chairman of the Eller family association, said that the day's program will get under way at ten a. m. and that a basket din ner will be spread at noon. Large attendance of fillers and their friends is expected for the occa sion, Chairman filler said. o— Vacation Bible School At First Presbyterian Ends A very successful vacation Bible school at the First Presbyterian church here will close with a picnic Friday, 11:30 a. m., at Smoot Park. • Seventy-five have been enrolled in the school, which opened on June 12. Steering committee for the school was composed of Miss Ruth King Wood, director, Mrs. Gordon Forester, assistant direc tor, and Sam Vickery, church school superintendent. Mrs. Leonard Brooks was sup erintendent of the kindergarten department, with Mrs. John Buch an, Mrs. J. W. Steele, Mrs. Mary Ellen Griggs and Mrs. C. C. Faw, Jr., instructors. Heading the prim ary department was Miss Muriel iCoykendall with Mrs. Cashion, Miss Jean Summers and Miss Cor inna Finley teaching, Mrs. R. S. Wooten was junior department superintendent with Miss Mary E*l more Finley and Miss Isabella IGibbs assisting. Mm. L.. H. Snyder was head of the pioneer division, with Mrs. L. S. Spainhour and Mrs. Cecil Adamson assisting. ___ o Valuable Property At Action 28th Twenty-five beautiful home sites, two new five-room houses and a herd of 22 dairy cattle will be sold at auction Wednesday, June 28, one p. m., by Ferris Auction com pany, of Greensboro, with T. J. Frazier Realty company, of North Wilkesboro, as selling agents. This property is located on the Moravian Falls highway Just out side the corporate limits of Wil kesboro. Cash prizes and a Shet land pony will be given away at the sale, which will have music by the North Wilkesboro high school band. —o ' Dr. Blakely Will Preach On Sunday At Presbyterian Dr. Hunter B. Blakely, presi dent of Queens college in Char lotte, will preach Sunday In the morning service at the First Pres byterian church in this city. j Baptist Churches To Ask Hospital Gifts Jane 25th Sunday Is Date Set To Rfciie $700,000 For Additonal Wing Baptist Hosptial An urgent message has been received from M. A. Hugglns, treasurer and general secretary of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, requesting that all Baptist churches affiliated with the convention observe the special day and receive generous offerings in behalf of the Baptist Hospital. This special.offering to be received Sunday, June 25, is to be used entirely to build the new wing on. the hospital. It is hoped that North Carolina Bapt tists will raise $700,000.00 in this offering and the second one to be taken the last Sunday in September. Churches that find it inconvenient to receive this off ering on this Sunday are asked to make their contributions on the first or second Sunday \n July, and report immediately to Mr. Hugglns. , It should be said that this is a request; and that it is made nec essary by the fact that North Carolina Baptists, meeting in Charlotte in a special convention of more than 3,000 messengers, on April 27, voted to turn down the gift to the hospital of $700, 000.00 from federal funds through the Medical Care Commission, and asked that North Carolina Bap tists churches raise the money in these two special offerings. _o Court To Resume Work On Monday For Fourth Week Judge A. R. Crisp, Of Lenoir, Will Be Presiding Jurist Last Week Wilkes superior court will re sume work in Wllkesboro Mon day after being recessed since Monday Of thi's week. Judge George B. Patton, of Franklin, presided over the first two weeks of the four weeks of court. Judge J. C. Rudisill, of Newton, was slated to presided this week. He held court on Mon day but became ill and court ad journed until next Monday, at which time Judge A. R. Crisp, of Lenoir, will. take over for the final week. The suit of Claude Caudill, ad ministrator of the estate of Grady Caudill, x>t Hays, against the town of North Wllkesboro, wtfs settled by a consent judgment of $2,000 for the plaintiff. Grady Caudill was killed when his car ran off the embankment at the end of F street at the corner of F and eighth January 2, 1949. A consent judgment of $800 for the plaintiff settled the case of Keller Eller versus Ed Cleary. Mr. Eller, a member of the North Wll kesboro police department re ceived serious knife wounds when he was arresting Cleary on a drunkenness charge here. Wilkes Auto Sales was granted a judgment of $271.35 against R. D. Gentry. Amount of the Judgment awarded Mrs. A. A. Sturdivant against Jessie Triplette was $411.14. Lomax Kilby Gets Complete Course In Ford Merchandising Lomax Kilby, secretary trea surer of the Yadkin Valley Motor company, has returned from Dear born, Michigan, where from May 21 to June 16 he was engaged in a comprehensive course In Ford merchandising. The course Included all phases Of Ford dealership business, and much attention was given to mer chandising of new and used cars and trucks and service, as well as business management. • Officials of Ford Motor com pany participated as Instructors and those attending hte schools were carried on tours of Ford steel mills and assembly plants. O1 •' Scout Court Of Honor On Sunday Eagle, life, etar, first and sec ond class awards will be present ed In the Wilkes district Boy Scout court of honor to be held Sunday night, June 25, eight o'clock, at the First Presbyterian church here. Congregations of the Flrts Bap tist, First Presbyterian and First Methodist churches will attend the union service for the court of honor, which will feature presen tation of many Scout awards. Large attendance of Scouts, Scout 'ers and others interested in the expanding Scout program In | Wilkes is expected, W. K. Sturdi vant, district chairman, said here today. Opening devotional Sunday evening will be conducted by Rev. Russell L. Young, followed by opening ceremony by troop 36. Paul Osbortae will present sec ond class awards to Elwin Payne, I Thomas Finley, Sammy Zimmer man and Bill Burke, of troop 36* jR. S. Gilbert, T. A. Wellborn, Reg gie Moore, Bernie Farthing and (Bruce Wayland, of troop 34; Har old Shepherd, of troop 35; and Billy Dunn, of troop 32. Robert Gibbs will present first claas awards to H. W. Hayes 'ffr1 troop 35, Pete Caudlll of troop 36 and Reggie Moore of troop 34. Gordon, Finley will give star awards* to Bob Foster of troop 34, Emmett Elledge of troop 35 and Wilbur Greer of troop 99. Life award will be presented to Bobby Poteat of troop 34 by w. K. Sturdivant. Merit badges will be presented by T. E. Story to Emmett Elledge, Bill Bumgarner, Gordon Forester, John Winkler, Charles Crook, Har old Shepherd, Charles Ruffin, Jr., Reggie Moore, Bob Foster, J. W. Hayes and Wade Foster. Two Scouts will reach Eagle rank and will receive their Eagle scout medals from Dr. John T. Wayland. Another feature of the pro gram will be showing of a film entitled "Declaration, Of Indepen dence." o — Food Sole Saturday Cakes, pies, candies and tarts will be Included in the food Bale to be held Saturday morning 9:30 at Spainhour's store. This sale will be sponsored by the North Wilkesboro Senior Woman's club. ,—. o Mr. Ray Carson, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Moore and family, and Jimmy Whicker spent the week end at the Carson cabin on the Catawba River near Taylorsville.. WILLIAMS DISPLAYS INGENUITY IN REBUILDING HUGE OIL TANK ^* *zZL _ E. V. Williams, a North Wilkes boro machinist, inventor and wlz; ard in mechanics, has triumphed again. Mr. Williams, who operates a shop here and delights in tackling jobg that are too big or too diffi cult for the ordinary machinist, recently purchased at junk price the 10,000 gallon deisel fuel oil tank which exploded in the North Wilkesboro Ice and Fuel com pany fire here April 29. The tank was sold for junk for $40 and later purchased by Mr. Williams for |90. First thing on his afgenda was rigging up a hydraulic lift for getting the huge fire-ton tank to his shop. When this Was ac complished he set to work on jacks to create pressure for straightening the warps and bends from the tank. These jacks made by Mr. Williams exerted 150 tonB pressure and on part of the tank far greater pressure in getting it back into its original shape. End of the the tank, which was pushed off in the explosion that sent 3,000 gallons lng oil down the street, welded back into place. Mr. Williams has pronounced the tank, which is 20 feet long and ten feet in diamater, as good as new and worth $600. Selling price of a new tank, he said, is about $1,000. Insurance under writers hare inspected the tank and have given it their unquali fied approval. LOCAL IP ips Mrs. A. D. Morehouse, who suf fered a stroke May 10, is slowly recovering. Major and Mrs. Mortimer B. Morehouse and son, Wayne, ar rived June 15 for a week's visit with relatives on the Brushies. Mr. and Mrs. Terry B. More house, who have been spending the week with hie mother, have left for a short trip in Florida. Mr. Jom Jenerette, manager of the Wilkes chamber 6f commer.ce, is attending the Southeastern In stitute of chamber of commerce executives at Chapel Hill this —• ■ < m JmhHH Fred Sloan Tells Kiwanis dob Of Farm Income Aid North. Wllkeeboro Kiwanis club Friday noon held an interacting meeting, which Included several matters of Interest as well as an excellent program. Secretary T. E. Story read a letter from the St. James Kiwanis club of Manitoba Canada, por traying the terrible conditions left In that city on account of the recent floods. The letter was re ferred to the Finance committee for further consideration and rec ommendation. The secretary read the report of the Easter Seal Sale Committee by John Cashlon, chairman which showed collections amounting to $1105.64 and that $623.04 had been retained to be used by the Crippled' Child committee of the club. Program Chairman Paul Vestal asked Paul Choplin to introduce his speaker, Fred Sloan, program' analyst of the State College ex tension organization. Mr. Sloan made a very timely talk on the theme: "How Does The Income Of The Farm Reflect Itself In The Other Interests Of The Community?'' He illustrated his talk by show ing that an industry with a 300 person pay roll in any community made possible dozens of other businesses which would not be possible without the payroll Of the industry. On the farm there is a gross income and a net income. The difference between the gross and the net is spent for seed, fertilizers, tools, machinery, etc. most of which must be pro Tided by other businesses estab lished in the community. The net income is spent for the benefit and happiness of the farm family. These goods also are provided by other businesses that of the farm; other businesses than that of the farm; the clothing store, the palces of recreation, the doctor, the school, come under this heading. He concluded by saying that Wilkfe ooaaty is a great county capable of marvelous development with the prober direction and en couragement from business and in dustry. Guests Friday were: John and Hyatt Gibbs with Robert Gibbs; Dr. J3. D. Richards with Paul Choplin; Frank Dresser with W. E. Jones; Dr. and Mrs. Joe Mc Coy, Jr. and Dr. George Verdone with J. B. McCoy. Winners Short Story Contest Are Announced Betty Jo Deavis, 11th grade student of North Wilkesboro high school, won first prize of ten dol lars in a short story contest spon sored by the literature committee of the Junior Woman's club for the Junior-senior group of stu dents in Wilkes county. Tittle of Miss Reavis' story was "The Ac cident.*' Taking first prize of ten dol lars for the best short story writ ten by the freshmen-sophomore students was Othelia Nichols, ninth grade student of Millers Creek school. Her topi? was "Story Without A Name." Second prize of five dollars in this group went to Ruth Reeves, ninth grade stu dent of Millers Creek, for her story entitled "The Man That Changed." Second prize of $5 in the jun ior-senior group was awarded Peggy Harris, North Wilkesboro junior, for hex story entitled "The Perfect Ending." Judges were highly complimen tary in their comment on the many excellent short stories entered in the contest. o Mrs. E. C. Moore Lost Rites Today Funeral service was held to day, 11a. m., at Bethany church for Mrs. Thursa Moore, 74, form er resident of the Gilreafh com munity of Wilkes county who died Tuesday afternoon in Cabarrus hospital at Kannapolis. Mrs. Moore was born March 26, 1876, a daughter of the late Shade and Ollie Michael Baker, of Wilkes county. She was the wife Of the late E. C. Moore, who resided in the Brushy mountain community. Surviving Mrs. Moore are three brothers, Asy and Mack Baker, of Patterson, Greenwood Baker, of Wilkesboro, and two sisters, Mrs. Zora Davidson, of Kannapolis, and Mrs. Celia Church, of Boonvllle. Rev. Atwell Watts and Rev. L. T. Younger conducted the funer al service. (HI 11 iniiliiiHiM ■ llilUliiiMMii NEGRO MAN HELD ON RAPE CHARGE Dickie Ferguson, local colored man, is being held In jail without bond on charge of raping Sylvia Alice Barber Oilreath, 17, local colored resident. Police Chief J. E. Walker said that the girl had charged that Ferguson was walking with her in the eastern part of town when he attacked and criminally assault ed her, Thursday. Examination by a physician disclosed some in jury to the girl, Chief Walker said. Ferguson's hearing is set for next Monday morning in city court here. o Commie Pendergross Is Claimed By Death Funeral services will be held Friday, two p. m., at Mountain View church in the Windy Gap community for Commie Pender grass, 41-year-old citizen of Love lace township who died Wednes day. Rev. W. N. Hayes will con duct the service. Mr. Pendergrass, a veteran of World War II, was born May 7, 1909, a son of the late John and Sarah Coleman Pendergrass. Sur viving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche M. Pendergrass, two children, Jimmie Lea and Rebecca Ann, of the home. " . A _ Brookshire Is Speaker Friday At Lions Meet For Convention Rev. Woodrow Brookshire, pas tor of Wilkesboro Baptist church, delivered an inspiring message before the North Wilkesboro Lions club in meeting Friday evening. The club also f heard from District Governor Paul Cashion the-splendid report which he will deliver tor the state con vention in Charlotte. ^ President W. D. Jester presid ed for the final meeting of the club year and invocation was spoken by Edward S. Finely, President Jester urged attendance of a large number from the North Wilkesboro club at the convention which opened yesterday in Char lotte and will continue through Tuesday. In his report to the convention Governor Cashion stated that dur 1 ing the year in district 31A that membership had increased from 3,001 to 3,460 and that number of clubs increased from 52 to 59. Attendance in the district aver aged 85.3 and the clubs carried out 2,800 activities. Hie district governor said he visited every club, from one to three times dur ing the year, traveled 20,000 miles and wrote 2,350 personal letters in addition to sending out news letters regularly to Lions of the district. Program for „ Friday evening was in charge of Presley Myers and Dwight Nichols and Mr. Myers presented the speaker. Rev. Mr. Brookshire's subject was "What Are You Going To Do With My /World?" He said this question is asked by new bom babies, by youth as they become adults, by brides and grooms and by God. He said there are three things which every individual can do to save the world and make it bet ter: 1. Everyone -can be hope ful. 2. Everyone can live one good life. 3. Everyone can help others to live a good life. The address was well received by the plub. At the meeting James Rollins was guest of Shoun Kerbaugh, J. Q. Adams was guest of Pres ley Myers and Dr. Richards was guest of Roland Potter. oOo — Quarterly Conference The fourth quarterly conference for the Millers Creek Charge will be held at Arbor Grove Metho dist Church next Sunday night, June 25, beginning at 7:30. Rev. J. H. Armburst, Superin tendent Of the Statesville District, will preach and preside over the Wilkesboros Ami Adjacent Areas Have Over 20,000 North Wilkesboro Loses In Ten Years But Commun ity Gains Rapidly Population of Wilkes county increased 2,199 from 1940 tol 1950, according to preliminary fi census figures released today by W. Lamont Brown, eighth district census- .supervisor, and Mack ReaTis, a crew leader for the cen sus in Wilkes. The census figures show that the population of the Wilkes boros with immediately adja cent areas in a radios of eight miles totals approximately 20, OOO people. The town of North Wilkesboro, . which has not had an expansion of town limits in its history, showed a decrease of 108 in the ten-year period. In 1940 the popu lation of North Wilkesboro was listed at 4,478 and in 1950 the preliminary^ figures showed 4,370. Population of Wilkes county for 1950 is listed at 45,202 in the preliminary report, as compared to 43,003 in 1940. While North Wilkesboro's pop ulaiton in the corporate limits did not increase, there were large gains in the immediate vicinity. North Wilkesboro township show ed a gain Of 698, Reddies River township jumped 630, Wilkes boro township was up 571, Rock Creek gained 502 and Mulberry 435. The town of Wilkesboro has an increase of 52 In the ten-year period, from 1,309 in 1940 to 1,361 in 1#$®. The number of dwelling units in Wilkes county during the ten year period Increased from 9, 283 in 1940 to 11T491 in 1950, a net increase of 2,208. This brings to light the remarkable compar ison that the number of dwelling units in Wilkes county in ten years increased more than the population. The number of farms in Wilkes county increased from 5,350 iu 1940 to 5,954 in 1950. The town of Ronda experienced substantial growth in ten years, climbing from 379 in 1940 to 542 in 1950. Edwards township had the largest increase of any township in Wilkes, growing from 4,722 to 5,742. Following are listed the popu lation totals for all townships in Wilkes county in 1940 and In 1960: 1950 1940 Township Pop. Pop. Antioch 844 875 Beaver Creek 483 544 Boomer 1,299 1,172 Brushy Mountain 542 700 Edwards 5,742 4,722 Elk 1,235 1,379 Jobs Cabin 722 1,013 Lewis Fork 1,077 1,1>0 Lovelace 689 799 Moravian* Falls 1,613 1,457 Mulberry 3,205 2,770 New Castle 1,444 1,466 N. Wilkesboro 7,743 7,045 Reddies River 3,842 3,212 Rock Creek 2,839 2,337 Somers 1,000 1,225 Stanton 567 626 Traphill 2,574 2,539 Union 1,746 2,207 Walnut Grove 1,258 1,618 Wilkesboro 4,738 4,167 Wilkes County 45,202 43,003 Towns Enjijtd In Spraying Activity North Wilkesboro and. Wilkes boro town forces today began some spraying for flies and other in sects. Street garbage cans and other likely places for fly breeding and feeding are receiving the spray. E. R. Spruill, Wilkes sanitarian, is asking that every home owher extend the spraying program to their own premises in the Interest of public health and sanitation. Food Sole Women of the Oak Grove tist church will sponosor i •ale

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