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The Journal - Patriot
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS C. HUBBARD—MRS. D, J. CARTER
1832—DANIEL J. CARTER—1946
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(In Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
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One Year (anywhere) $2.00
Entered at the postoffice at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, at Second-Class matter
under Act ef March 4, 1897.
Monday, June 26, 1950
Wilkes Census Figures
Show Population Trend
'Prelininary figures released on the 1950
census reveal very definite trends in pop
The town of North Wilkesboro showed
a slight decrease. There are several rea
sons why the town population has not
grown. Chief among these reasons is the
fact that the town limits have not been
enlarged, and that a great part of the
town's area is filled with houses and has
been for the past ten years.
Another reason is the strides made in
providing modern modes of living for sub
urdan areas, and which used to be con
fined to urban dwellers. The rural areas
now have paved roads, electricity and in
nearby areas, telephones. Water systems
are easily purchased and installed.
The town of North Wilkesboro showed a
small loss in population and the town of
Wilkesboro a small gain. Wilkesboro dur
ing the past ten years has had proportion
ately more building room. >
But the surrounding rural areas have the
people.. In North Wilkesboro township
outside of the town are 3,373. Wilkes
boro township has 4,7.38, including 1.361 in
Wilkesboro. Reddies River township this
year had a count of 3,842, with a great
majority of those living within seven miles
of this city. Mulberry and Rock Greek
showed large increase in population, with
many of their people near North Wilkes
boro. Moravian Falls showed a substantial
increase, with the thickly populated area
in a few miles of the Wilkesboros.
The almost unbelievable part of the cen
sus has to do with number of dwelling units
in Wilkes county. An increase of 2,208 in
number of dwelling units is greater than the
population increase, which is hard to be
lieve. With the birth rate high and num
erous marriages during the past ten years
it appears that there would have been a
much greater increase in number of people
than in number of homes. Meanwhile, the
death rate has been decreasing.
The township figures show definite trend
to the thickly populated areas outside of
the corporate towns. Population losses in
the past ten years were recorded in Anti
och, Beaver Creek, Brushy Mountain, Elk,
Jobs Cabin, Lewis Fork, Lovelace, New
Castle, Somers, Stanton, Union and Wal
Largest gain for any one township was
for Edwards, which jumped from 4,722 to
5,742. However, Edwards township is the
county's largest and extends over much of
the eastern part of the county, including
the suburdan part of the town of Elkin. In
the corporate limits of the town of Elkin
the 1950 population was counted at 2,844,
an increase of only 111 over the 1940
figure. There a situation similar to North
Wilkesboro exists. The population trend
has been to surburdan areas.
4-H Clubs Doing
Excellent Work .+**'
We take this occasion to point out that
the 4-H clubs in Wilkes county are doing
a wonderful work among rural boys and
This work usually falls in the realm of
the assistant county and,home agents, and
they, too, are to be commended for the,
splendid activity in Wilkes county.
There are many clubs well organized
held in Raleigh the week of July 23.
In 4-H work boys and girls get train
ing in doing things for themselves on the
farm. In most instances they receive profits
from their projects. That is teaching them
early that profits can be made on the farm
and that the farm has advantages, even
over the state of full employment with
weekly pay check.
Boys and girls who earn with their pro
jects and thus have spending money of
their own are not easily led by the lure of
pay checks in mills and factories. They get
an early lesson that a good livelihood can
be earned from the soil, and with that live
lihood a life of independence, health and
all the freedom that can be found any
Census figures recently released show
that youth should b'e encouraged to "seek
diamonds in their own backyards." Many
perhaps have heard the story of the man
who heard the rumor there was buried
treasure in his garden. He worked long
and hard, spading the entire area to a great
depth. He found no buried treasure and
decided to plant the garden, which was
so well tilled that it produced abundant
ly. He found the treasure in the form of a
Safe And Sane
If a highway patrolman stops you this
week, smiles, salutes and hands you a
card, don't think you're being summoned
It's merely a part of an intensive highway
safety campaign to be conducted by the
Department of Motor Vehicles in a effort
to cut down on highway accidents, over
the Fourth of July week-end. Beginning
Sunday, June 25, patrolmen are handing
out 40,000 cards to motorists uring them to
drive carefully over the holiday. Thirteen
persons were killed over the Fourth last
The cards which patrolmen present to
motorists carry a picture of a patrolman
and a message stating: I am your high
way patrolman. I will /be on the highways
of North Carolina constantly during the
Fourth of July week-end to protect you in
your holiday travels. Thirteen persons were
killed over the Fourth of July last year.
You can help me cut down on that tragic
toll if you drive safely and sanely this
Each patrolman is scheduled to hand out
10 cards a day. The Department hopes
that use of this method will help to cut
down on traffic toll over the Fourth,
which normally is the year's worst holiday
from the standpoint of highway accidents.
All leave for patrolmen has been can
celed for the holiday.
A Harvard psychology professor has
been teaching pigeons to pick out times on
the piano. We don't see what's to stop them
from composing popular songs any time
now, or at any rate as soon as they learn
to spell simple wor4s like "ragg mopp." —
Greensboro Daily News.
: LIFE'S BETTER WAY :
WALTER E. 1SENHOUR
High Point, N. CM Route -»
IT PAYS TO BE KIND
Sometimes our very souls are tried
By people filled with worldly pride;
Sometimes a neighbor speaks unkind
And shows an ugly state of mind;
Sometimes home problems make us weep
And take us through the waters deep;
Sometimes we're made to wonder why
Someone has told on us a lie;
Sometimes the church where we Taelong
May seem to deal us out a wrong—
But it pays to be kind.
Sometimes a friend proves quite untrue
That makes the day seem long and blue;
Sometimes in business you may feel
You've had indeed an unjust deal;
Someone may curse you to your face
And try your patience, love and grace;
Somebody may attack your name
To hinder you from gaining fame; .
Someone that's far from being great
May hurl at you the stones of hate —
But it pays to be kind.
Sail; *i;• j>* ■ r » ii»»• - AjryVl'^,
Whatever comes, whatever goes,
Be kind to friends, be kind to foes;
For none regret kind words they speak,
Nor kindness shown to strong or weak.
True kindness that we should'impart
Will soften up the hardest heart;
Will bring us through with banners spread
And victory's laurels on our head;
Will give us that we'll not bemoan
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i mrm t ' — —
The following license tp wed
were issued during the past week
by Register of Deeds Troy C.
Foster: C. Wayne Huffman and
Etta Jane McNeill, both of Pur
lear; Harrison P. Shew and Mae
White, both of Pores Knob; Les
ter Boyd Spicer and Lillie Jane
j Spicer, both of Traphill; James
Albert Hlncher, State Road, and
Lona Irwin, Sparta; Burette
Brown and Edith Marie Brown,
both of North Wilkesboro; Bruce
Glonch, Lenior, and Callie Mae
Anderso^, North Wlikesboro; '
Eetle G. Woodie, Hays, and Louise
Vernon Stroud, for 12 years
Sample Man for Barnhardt Furni
ture Co., at Lenoir bag be
gun his duties as Superintendent
Of Hamnary Mfg. Corp., President
Hamilton Bruce announced. Mr.
Stroud succeeds Russ Austin, who
resigned the position after 18
month of service. Mr. Austin has
hot disclosed his future plan's.
Johnson, Wilbar; Comas Gray
Groce, Cycle, and Addle Lucille
Cheek, State Road.
Polio Treotment Costs A Great Deal
Polio Insurance Costs Very Little
A policy paying all expenses up to $6,000 cost only $5.00 a
year for one child and $10.00 a year for two or more children.
The policy also covers accidental death atid eight other com
mon children's diseases.
See or Call
MRS. NEWTON BUMGARNER or T\ W. CHURCH
Phone 94& Over Rexali Drug Store
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.
Representing the Worlds Largest Exclusive
Health and Accident Company
When Spring Fever Strikes the Homemaker...
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One sure symptom is the longing
for something new and bright in
stead of the same dull interiors
that have grown monotonous
through long winter months.
One tested prescription is Light,
and it grows more effective every
season, as new ways of turning
drabness into beauty are revealed
by lighting experts.
- Why not, they ask, use some of
your drape or curtain material to
re-cover your shades.
How about getting thirty per cent
more light without buying a sing
le new lamp? Just "do over" the
shades you have, making sure
that the renovated shades are
lined with white.
Before women's clubs, 4 - H
groups, and home demonstration
meetings, our Home Service Spec
ialists are demonstrating answers
to these and other questions to
help make Electricity more use
ful, in more ways, in more Pied
Or, why not, MAKE YOUR OWN
LAMP? The handy man around
the house can make a beautiful
table study lamp in one evening.
You will be surprised how simple
it is. Several models are on dis
play in our office now.