The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, July 10, 1950, Image 1
^orth Wilkesboro lias a trading radius of 60 mllea, serving I'M),000 people in Northwestern Carolina. , 44 No. 25 Published Mondays and Thursdays SSaiKss, ■l,,' Progress in the""State of Wilkes0 For Over 44 Years NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C- Monday, July 10, 1950 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center Elected fo Head Wilkes Post Of Legion j Officers Installed in Meeting j Of Legion Post Here Thursday Night 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. Robinson, historian. 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 month. 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 ' WfllBSBww,1 >W>» 'BUiflr," 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 Millers Creek. 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 ^church cemetery. ~TT° Revival Meeting 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. ——.— o Cemetery Working 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. • — o Police Department Warns About Dogs Police Chief J. E. Walker said today that many complaints are being received about dogs in North Wilkesboro. 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 running loose. 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. — ■"■""T® 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) Planes Raid Red Positions Near Front 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 from concentrating. They avoided the Chonui area to avoid hitting nearby American troops. 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 area. All planes returned, none re porting any air opposition or anti-aircraft fire. 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 ville. — o 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 noon hour. 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 More ground^^^eJtias^b<ren^^ cooperation of all Is needed for cleaning the property. . -o— Camp Mulberry For Girl Scouts Will Open Today Large Enrollment Of Girh For Week Of Camp At Mullberry School 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. m. o — Boy Scout Troop On Camping Trip At eight o'clock Sunday morn ing Baptist Church Boy Scout Troop 34 left for a weeks camp ing trip. 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 boys. 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 ' afternoon. o ! The man who gets up the vaca tion folders certainly doesn't lack imagination. Stockholders Of 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 Caldwell counties. o Kiwanians Have Interesting Meet Here Friday Noon Rev. George M. Henry In Address Contrasts Demo cracy, Communism 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 . WnrsttjWiEila. 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 August. — o— 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 attack. 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) . 1 ■ I ■ I • \ Revival Services At Moravian Falls Revival services will be held at Beulah Methodist church at Mora vian Falls, beginning Sunday, July 16. 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 the revival. 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 health. 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. Isolated Unit Frees Itself In 'Bold' Move •' ■ ■ • 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 munique said. 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 "Bold Operation" "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 plained. | The brief regular communi que was limited to the report that the battalion had rejoined its regi ment. A report from American head quarters in South Korea said last night nothing was known about ' the lost . battalion at headquar ters. o 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. o— 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' Wilkes $21,000 Short Of Goal In Bond Drive Rapid Sales Needed To Reach Quota In Indepen dence Campaign 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 this independence. "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 our responsibilities. "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. o New Players On Flashers Team 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 league. 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 lin Yates. ; o—■— r Optimist Club Meets Tuesday 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.