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44 No. 25
Published Mondays and Thursdays
Progress in the""State of Wilkes0 For Over 44 Years
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C- Monday, July 10, 1950
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
fo Head Wilkes
Post Of Legion
j Officers Installed in Meeting j
Of Legion Post Here
Lawrence Miller, veteran of
fWorld War II and tor several |
years prominent in civic life here,
was installed as commander of
the Wilkes post of the American
! Legion in meeting Thursday night.
Other officers installed were
as follows: B. D. Dancy, first v}ce
commander; James Joines, second
▼ice commander; J. E. Edmisten,
third vice commander; Frank Par
due, adjutant; Charlie Porter, ser
geant at arms; Rev. Russell L.
Young, chaplain; Miss Rebecca
Moseley, service officer; E. E.
Burchette, athletic officer; E. P.
j»Jj* members and other inter
^itew veterans are invited to at
tend the next meeting, to be held
Thursday night, July 20, at the
Legion and Auxiliary clubhouse.
The post pleets every first and
third Thursday night in each
Mrs. Cora Eller
Is Taken By Death
Funeral service was held today
at Friendship Methodist church
near Millers Creek for Mrs. Cora
B. Eller, 70, well known and high
ly respected resident of the Millers
' Creek community.
Mrs. Eller died Saturday after
an illness of several months. She
was a member Of one of Wilkes
county's best known families. She
was born December 15, 1879, a
daughter of the late John and
Martha McNeill Kilby. She was
married to J. W. Eller, who died
several years ago.
Surviving Mrs. Eller are three
daughters, Mrs. Nell Greene of
Charlotte; Mrs. N. K. Tolbert of
Wilkesboro and Miss Clara Eller
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Albert Eller of^North Wilkesboro,
James Arlie Eller Of Norfolk, Va.;
Lawson and Ernest Eller of North
Wilkesboro. Also surviving are
four brothers, A. F. and T. G.
Kilby, of North Wilkesboro; El
more Kilby of Millers Creek; J. H.
Kilby of Washington, D. C.; and
two sisters, Mrs. Dick Stout, and
Mrs. J. €. Whittington, both of
Rev. J. R. Bowman, pastor, was
assisted in the funeral service by
Dr. John T. Wayland, pastor of
the First Baptist church in North
Wilkesboro. Burial was in the
At Rock Bottom
Revival services will begin
Sunday, July 16, at Rock Bottom
Baptist church. Rev. Bine Church
will assist the pastor, Rev.. Gar
land Worley. Services will be held
' at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
(^Sverybody is invited.
At New Hope Church
All members and others Inter
ested in New Hope church
grounds and cemetery, located
near Purlear, are asked to meet
at the church Wednesday after
noon, one o'clock, to work on the
church grounds and cemetery.
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Warns About Dogs
Police Chief J. E. Walker said
today that many complaints are
being received about dogs in
Many of these complaints say
that dogs bark all night, which
isn't good for restful sleep. Others
say that dogs wreck their premises
and otherwise create disturbances.
Dog fights are not unusual and
altogether too many dogs are
Here a few days ago a dog was
killed which appeared to have
rabies although no one was bit
ten. Police are going to take
whatever lawful means are avail
able to remedy the situation and
those who have dogs they value
should see that they cause no dis
turbance ot neighbors.
Dr. and Mrs. W. K. Newton
*nd two children, Nancy King
and Bill. are spending this week
I at Myrtle Beach.
EJECT 'PEACE4 ADVOCATE FROM U. N.
A CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR o^ the last World War, James Peck, 36,
is forcibly ejected from the United Nations Security Council at Lake
Success, New York. He delayed start of the Council session by distrib
uting leaflets urging mediation of the war in Korea. (International)
Tokyo (Monday) — Round-the
clock bombing and strafing hit
North Korean troops last night.
For the first time, American
B-26 light bombers and fighter
planes took off at regular inter
vals all l^t^night fr^m an^Amei^
They bombed, rocketed, and
strafed Communist positions be
tween Pyongtaek and Ch'onan
just behind the front lines in
South Korea to keep Red troops
They avoided the Chonui area
to avoid hitting nearby American
American and Australian air
craft flew 176 sorties on Satur
day, a communique issued Sun
day afternoon announced.
They claimed to have destroyed
four Red tanks, 2 trucks, 10 mis
cellaneous vehicles, four artillery
pieces, one locomotive, 12 box
cars and four oil storage tanks.
They claimed to have damaged
2 trucks, 26 boxcars, two locomo
tives and 26 barges.
The air force communique said
fighters and medium bombers
knocked out two spans Of a bridge
sear Samchok on the east coast
and damaged a highway and rail
road bridge north of Samchok.
B-29 heavy bombers walloped
the Chinnampo dock area on the
west coast, in North Korea, and
attacked bridges in the western
All planes returned, none re
porting any air opposition or
Mrs. Rachel Swaim
Funeral On Sunday
Last rites were held Sunday at
Swan Creek church for Mrs. 'Ra
chel Martin Swaim, 73-year-old
resident Of the Jonesville com
munity who died Thursday in the
hospital at Elkin. Rev. George
Walters nad Rev. Clint Swaim
conducted the service.
Mrs. SWaim was born Septem
ber 6, 1877, a daughter of the
late Pinkney and Lucinda Oliver
Martis. Surviving are five sons,
Reuben, Melvin, Clayton, Edgar
and Claude Swaim, all of Jones
ville; Mrs. Lee Gray; Mrs. Viola
Sparks, Mrs. Eddie Myers and
Mrs. Nannie Calloway, all of
Jonesville, and a foster daughter,
Mrs. Ruby Henderson, of Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Pearson
and three children, Billy, Jane,
and Tommy, Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Johnston, and Mr. C. H. Hulcher,
spent the day Sunday at Todd.
They went over for the birthday
celebration of Mrs. Pearson's mo
ther, Mrs. W. S. Miller. Approxi
mately forty people were present
i and enjoyed a picnic dinner at the
To Clean Church
Grounds At Bethel
Wednesday, July 12
Ail members, and families who
are connected with Bethel Baptist
Church, located three miles east
of Ronda, are urged to assist in
cleaning the church grounds Wed
nesday, July 12.
The entire day has been set
aside for the convenience of those
whose work hours would conflict
cooperation of all Is needed for
cleaning the property. .
For Girl Scouts
Will Open Today
Large Enrollment Of Girh
For Week Of Camp At
A large enrollment of Girl
Scouts today began a week ol
camp at Mulberry school north ol
this city on highway 18.
Mrs. Robert Gibbs, director, is
assisted by a large staff of com
petent leaders, and the girls an
ticipated the most successful and
most interesting Girl Scout cami
ever held for the Wilkes district.
Parents' night will be observed
Thursday, 6:30 until 8:30 p. m.
Parents and friends are urged tc
visit the camp at that time, when
many activities of the camp will
be demonstrated and there will be
an exhibit of crafts.
Since publication of the list o*
leaders and instructors last week
there has been an addition to the
staff Miss Betsy Barber has been
added to the camp staff for work
in nature study and dramatics.
Camp will break Saturday, July
15, at ten a. m. Parents are asked
to send for the girls before 11 a.
Boy Scout Troop
On Camping Trip
At eight o'clock Sunday morn
ing Baptist Church Boy Scout
Troop 34 left for a weeks camp
The troop chose Mortimer as the
location for their camp site. The
area is ideally located for a camp
ing trip. It has swimming asd
hiking facilities enough to pro
vide an eventful week for the
There were 30 boys who went
on the trip. Ike Duncan, scout
master and Robert Foster, assist
ant scoutmaster, are supervising
the boys. Mrs. Ike Duncan and
Mrs. C. E-. Ruffin are acting as
cooks for the week.
They will break camp on next
Sunday and return home Sunday
! The man who gets up the vaca
tion folders certainly doesn't lack
Farm Loan Group
Will Meet Friday
North ' Wilkeaboro National
Farm Loan Association
Meet At Jefferson
Annual stockholder's meeting
of the North Wllkesboro National
Farm Loan Association will be
held on Friday, July 14, in the
courthouse at Jefferson.
In announcement of the meet
ing O. H. Bracey, secretary-trea
surer, said the meeting will begin
at ten a. m. and close at noon.
The program, Mr. Bracey said,
will have entertainment as well
as business matters of interest
to the stockholders. There will be
a short and instructive address
by a guest speaker, a talk by a
representative of the Federal
Land Bank, Ted Haigler with his
quiz program and many other fea
tures of interest and fun.
Directors will be elected and a
report of the year's operatoin will
be read by the secretary-treasurer.
The association serves Wilkes,
Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and
Here Friday Noon
Rev. George M. Henry In
Address Contrasts Demo
North Wilkesboro Kiwanis club
held an interesting meeting Fri
day noon at Hotel Wilkes.
Trior to the program tbp r"?*
ter of an inter-club meeting with
Elkin and Mt. Airy clubs was dis
cussed and on motion duly sec
onded the club voted to mee*
these two clubs at Doughton Par!
on the evening of July 27. "The
dinner will be dutch and wm be
PtogTadt chairman Joe Barber
asked PauJ Osborne to introduce
his speaker, the Rt. Rev. M.
George Henry, He made a thought
provoking talk on the subject:
"Our Way Of Life Contrasted With
The Communist Way Of Life."
The democratic way of life
recognizes that man is sinful
none is perfect, therefore he must
not assume any place of suprem
acy. In all our ways of life, eco
nomic, social, political and spiri
tual there are checks and balances,
because there is no perfect man or
group of men.
The communist way. of life
points to the perfect man or in
dividual. He knows all, he can
not err, thus the whole group acts
in accord as he directs.
In recent years many of our
people have allowed their think
ing to drift in the direction of the
one man who knows all and pro
vides everything for them under
him. It is a bad philosophy. Be
ware of it.
Guests Friday were as follows:
Zeb Stewart with Tom Jenrette;
Mrs. Paul Osborne, Mr. and Mrs.
Goodwin Bloomfield with Paul
Osorne; Gordon Finley, Jr. with
Gordon Finley; Bob Hubbard with
Dr. F. C. Hubbard; Joe Barber,
Jr., George F. Wiese and Rev. M.
George Henry with Paul Osborne.
Traffic At Peak
Sparta, N. C. — Tourist traffic
on the Blue Ridge Parkway is
running far ahead of last season
when more than a million people
motored over the mountain crest
boulevard, according to District
Ranger Anthony E>. Stark. Stark
said that preliminary traffic counts
at Deep Gap revealed a high per
centage of ovg^of-state cars, with
especially heavy travel by North
Carolina cars on Sunday. The
Lodge at Doughton Park, formerly
the Bluffs, has been filled to ca
pacity every week-end in June,
with heavy bookings for July and
Mrs. Maxwell Cox and two sons,
Maxwell, Jr., and Douglas, re
turned to their home here last
Saturday following a months visit
with Mi's. Cox's people at Middle
town. They were accompanied
home by Mrs. Cox's mother, bro
ther and his family, Mrs. Lillie
Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cox and
son, Richard, who visited here un
til Wednesday. During Mrs. Cox'b
visit with her parents, her fath
er, Mr. J. M. Cox, died suddenly
, on June 12th following a heart
U. N. FLAG TO BE USED II
AFTER THE UNITED NATIONS Security Council authorized the use of the
U.N. flag in Korea, Secretary General Trygve Lie (right) hands over the
•banner at Lake Success, N. Yn to Warren R. Austin, chief United States
delegate. Banner will fly alongside those of U. S. and other countries that
have pooled their forces against the North Korean Reds. (International)
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At Moravian Falls
Revival services will be held at
Beulah Methodist church at Mora
vian Falls, beginning Sunday, July
Rev. J. L> A. Bumgarner, pas
tor, will be assisted in the services
hy his son, Rev. G. W. Bumgarner,
pastor of Abernethy Memorial
church at Newton, who will be
guest speaker in the services to
be held at 7:45 each evening. "We
desire your prayers, your presence
and your cooperation in a revival
for the whole community," the
pastor said in announcement of
0. D. Coffey Is
Tck:a By Death;
C. D. Coffey, 81, for many years
one of North Wilkesboro's most
prominent business leaders, died
early Saturday at his home here.
He had been ill for several years,
but during the greater part of
his life he retained vigorous
Mr. Coffey was born in the Col
letsville community of Caldwell
county March 5, 18 89, a son of
the late Henry C. and Sophronia
Coffey. In 1906 Mr. Coffey came
to North Wilkesboro and for
many years he was engaged ex
tensively in the lumber business.
I^ater he and his sons pioneered
in other lines of business here.
Surviving Mr. Coffey are his
wife, Mrs. Belle Critcher Coffey,
and one son, C. D. Coffey, Jr.
A son, Carl S. Coffey, preceded
him in death several years ago.
Mr. Coffey was a member of
the First Bantist chuvch h?r<\
Dr. John T. Wayland, his pastor,
conducted the funeral service at
the residence Sunday afternoon,
three o'clock, and burial was in
Greenwood cemetery in this city.
Pall bearers were Don Coffey,
Carl G. Coffey, Tom Finley, Blarr
Gwyn, Bill Coffey aDd Jack Coffey.
In 'Bold' Move
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Tokyo (Monday) — General
MacArthur annnounced today that
a "lost" battalion of U. S. in
fantry had cut its way back to
American lines in South Korea.
The Americans fought their way
through the North Korean First
Division which has "an over
whelming predominance i n
strength and armament in a ratio
of more than 10 to one," his com
The battalion was reported iso
lated during an all-night battle
involving two American battalions
the night July €-& at Chonan
50 miles south of Seoul. The bat
talion was in a forward position
Lduringt^battlew^^ it was en
"in uns Doia operation tne Dat
talion fought a most successful
holding, delaying nad rearguard
action," the communique said.
The unit was not identified.
Nor did the communique mention
its size or probable casualties dur
ing the actoin. The "bold opera
tion" was not immediately ex
| The brief regular communi
que was limited to the report that
the battalion had rejoined its regi
A report from American head
quarters in South Korea said last
night nothing was known about
' the lost . battalion at headquar
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Church had
as their guests last week their
son, Mr. Forest Church, of Mt.
'Airy; Mr: and Mrs. S. S. Church,
of Troutman; and Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Church and granddaugh
ter, Nancy Vanduall, of Coal City,
West, Va. R. R. Church and S. S.
Church are brothers, and Andrew
Church is a cousin of theirs.
About 90 per cent of court cases
are traffic violations.
CHECKING THEIR DRAFT STATUS
M*-Ntor the Korean war, are* young men «3?Ito M^SSI
<££" flSE's.i? a ?Ci WS?
I (left), 21, and Joe Duffy, 19, of Chicago. (International SoundphZtZ'
Short Of Goal
In Bond Drive
Rapid Sales Needed To
Reach Quota In Indepen
The citizens of Wilkes county
must buy $21,000.00 more Ser
ies E U. S. Savings Bonds before
July 15 if the Independence Sav
ings Bonds Drive is to be success
ful W. D. Halfacre county savings
bonds chairman said in the fol
lowing statement issued todrfy:
"The continued purchase of U.
S. Savings Bonds is of the utmost
importance in keeping our na
tional economy on an even keel.
The purchase of these Bonds, na
turally, appeals to us first from
the standpoint of thrift, if our
own well-being in providing for
the future. It is of equal impor
tance that the national debt be
handled wisely for the benefit of
all. In buying Savings Bonds you
hold a product which not only
helps to assure individual inde
pendence, but assures a free and
strong America in which to enjoy
"We, in Wilkes county cannot ' ,
afford to fail in meeting our
quota. To place ourselves in a
position where we are trailing is
not good for our own morale, nor
is it a good example for the
generation which must pick up
"It is gratifying to know that
the Independence Savings Bonds
Drive has enlisted the active sup
port of so many individuals >
throughout Wilkes county. But
every one of our citizens should
buy a Savings Bond, if he is able.
New Players On
Baseball fans are seeing many
new faces in the lineup oj> the
Flashers her^ aa t.hw rlnh myfrf
of its slnmp and back into the
flag chase in the Blue Ridge
An outfielder, two pitchers and
an infielder were added to the
club during the past four days,
and some of the new players defi
nitely will improve the team.
On Friday night the flashers
dropped a double header to Mt.
Airy, 5 to 2 and 11 to 3. Fogle
man, a new outfielder from Lib
erty, played a great game but
sufffered an ankle sprain which
will keep him out of the lineup
for several days.
With Horace Hubbard leading
the hit parade with three hits,
including a long homer, the Flash
ers bested Galax here Saturday
night 10 to 7.
Here Sunday Galax won 6 to 2.
Tonight six Flashers go to El
kin to participate in the all
star game of Carolina versus Vir
ginia in the Blue Ridge. Manager
Tige Harris will be assisted by
Henry Loman in piloting the Caro
lina players. Mike Scheer, Bill
Hamlin, Bob Wright, Horace Hub
bard, Dave Davenport and Drake
Pafdue will represent North Wil
kesboro on the squad.
The league g|ss back into action
Wednesday with Wytheville at
North Wilkesboro for a family
night attraction. A new class man
pitcher is expected to take the
mound for North Wilkesboro. The
next home game will be Elkin
here Sunday afternoon.
Wm. Mastin Yates
Last Rites Today
Funeral service was held this
afternoon at New Hope Boptist
church near Purlear for William
Mastin Yates, age 68, citizen of
that commusity who died early
Sunday. Rev. A. W. Eller con
ducted the service and burial was
in the church cemetery.
Mr. Yates was a son of the late
Warrior and Alpha Jane Summer
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The OptimiBt Club of North
Wilkesboro will meet Tuesday at
12 noon at Hotel Wilkes. All
members are urged V3 be present.
Mrs. Walter Newton, who was
a surgical patient at the City
Memorial Hospital in Winston
Salem for about ten days, is now
at her home on D Street and is
getting along nicely.