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quotas will be
for the 1951 wheat
S. Department of Agrl
First Draft Call
To Take 60 Days
Washington — Selective Ser
vice today fixed an early Sep
tember deadline for delivering 20,
000 draftees to the army to bol
ster its ground forces.
The army late yesterday is
sued its first draft call since
January, 1949, and Major Oen.
Lewis B. Hershey promised earl
iest possible delivery.
But he said the draft machin
ery is rusty and it would be "at
least 60 days" before the draft
ees reach camp.
He added that the draft should
be running smoothly again in
short order and promised, if nec
essary, to "deliver 300,000 men
within 90 days." ,
More Calls Likely
Officials expected the army's
first call to be followed by oth
ers. It all depends on the rate
of enliistments, whether reserve
and national guard units are
called into active service, and
the way the fighting goes in Ko
The army resorted to a draft
only when it found needed
strength could not be reached
quickly through enlistments. The
Defense Department announce
ment said there wa8 "no other
In order to meet the army's
first hurry-up call, Selective Ser
vice expects to screen between
120,000 and 160,000 of the 1,
• SOCIAL NEWS*
Clubs, Parties, Chvurch Activities, Etc.
MISS MAMIE SOCK WELL — EDITOR
Mrs. Russell Pearson
Mebers of the Wilabri club and a
trio of visitors, Mrs. I. L. Grogan,
Mrs. M. M. Brame, Jr., and Miss
Katherine Irvin, were delightfully
entertained Monday evening by
Mrs. Eussell Pearson at her home
in Wllkesboro. Bridge, played at
three tables, was followed by a
sweet course. Top score prize for
club members was won by Mrs.
James Lows, while among the
visitors Mrs. Brame was the .win
ner. Mrs. E. L. Green received
the bingo award. Miss Irvin
bridfc-elect of this month of Claude
Bentley, was presented china in
her chosen pattern by Mrs. Pear
Mrs. J. S. Zimmerman
Entertains Her Club
Mrs. J. S'. Zimmerman was hos
tess to the members of her bridge
club at her home on D Street
Monday evennig. The award for
high score in the game Of bridge,
played at two tables, went to Miss
Lillian Stafford, the second high
score to Miss Lois Scroggs, and
the bingo prize to Mrs. J. C. Jones.
The hostess served rfereshments
at the conclusion of play.
Oakwoods W. M. S.
In Monthly Meeting
The Romans Missionary Society
of the Oakwoods Baptist church
held its regular monthly meeting
at the home of Mrs. Archie An
derson Friday evening at eight
o'clock, with her mother, Mrs.
Mont Jones, serving as co-hostess.
Mrs. J. M. Canter rendered a
prayer for the opening of the
meeting, followed with the month
ly reports from different commit
tees. The devotional was given
466,629 registrants classified as
1-A in the 19 through 25 year
age group. Hershey explained
that it takes between "six and
eight men classified 1-A to find
a man suitable to the armed
Some are physically unfit,
others get deferments on appeal,"
Hershey's first step will be to
fix state quotas. Each state's al
lotment is based on the ratio of
the number of Its l-A's to the
by Miss Nora Laws, the president.
Mrs. Everette Lowe had charge
of the program, subject, "Ten
Years in Africa." The closing
hymn "Sweet Hour of Prayer,"
was sung by the, fourteen mem
bers present, followed with pray
er by MIbs Laws.
Mrs. Anderson was assisted in
serving by MIbs Dorothy Ellis.
J a rv is- Edwards
Miss Elsie Bernice Jarvis, of
Asheyille, daughter of Mrs. K. G.
Jarvis, of Sparta, and the late
Mr. Jarvis bcame the bride of
Carroll Dewey Edwards, of North
Wilkesboro, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. T. Edwards, of Piney Creek,
at the First Baptist Church here
on Saturday, June 24 at 8:00
The Rev. John T. Wayland
performed the double ring cere
mony. A program of wedding
music was presented by Mrs. Law
rence Hunt, pianist.
The bride wore a ballet-length
dress of white marquisette over
taffeta designed with a jewel
neckline with a long princess
bodice of Chantilly lace. Her
shoulder length veil of Illusion
was attached to a iara of orange
blossoms and she carried a white
prayer book centered with a
purple throated orchid.
Ushers were Shoun Kerbaugh
and Charles Day, Jr.
The bride and bridegroom left
after the ceremony for a wedding
trip, Mrs. Edwards wearing a
canary yellow suit with ice blue
accessories for travel.
Mrs. Edwards was graduated
from Sparta High School and
Strayer's Business College in
Washington, D. C. She is now
employed by the U. S. Departmeht
of Agriculture in Asheville, N. C.
Mr. Edwards was graduated
from Sparta High School. He now
holds a position with the Brame
Wholesale Company of North Wil
Sunday, July 16
Annual reunion of the Walker
I family will be held Sunday, July
16, beginning at 9:30 a. m., at
New Covenant church three miles
north of Mountain View.
A good program will be carried
out, including picnic dinner at
12;-30. All members of the Walker
family, their relatives and friends
are invited. W. Cleve Walker is
president, C. W. Wiles vice presi
dnet, and Cordelia Bartley is sec
retary of the Walker Family Asso- |
IP CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank each and I
every one for' the many acts o£
sympathy and kindness during
the suddent illness- and death of
:ny wife and our mother.
fETril and FamftgaT