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[RANGE SURPRISE FOR RED TANK IN KOREA
AN AMHUCAN BAZOOKA CMW SETS UP A TANK TRAP on a cite overlooking a road, which the North Korean
Comqaunlst armor la expected to follow in South Korea. Crews like this one, fought a holding action to ham
per the Bad advance yvaluable time. (News of the Day Ntwtrtel photo from International)
THOUSANDS OF NORTH KOREANS
BREAK THROUGH CENTER OF LINE
AFTER BIG ARTILLERY BARRAGE
Tokyo (Monday) — Waves of
North Korean Communist troops
•wept through a breach in the
, -center of the American Kum Riv
er defense line today toward
Taejon, which was reported un
der artillery fire.
The Reds broke open the Am
-erican defense in the central sec
tor late Sunday and sent the U.
8. Troops reeling back toward
Taejon, which until recently was
tlte-0outh Korean emergency caglu
The American defenses crumb
led under the weight of vastly
greater numbers of Communists
troops who smashed through a
curtain of artillery fire in scream
ing, suicidal assaults.
Snipers reached the vicinity of
Taejon late Sunday, and this
morning artillery fire was re
ported reaching the former emer
gency capital which had a popu
lation of 136,000 before its peo
ple began fleeing southward last
The Red breakthrough was the
first in the central sector of the
^.American line which had beaten
off earlier attempts to cross the
Communist troops first gained
a foothold on the south bank of
the Kum last Friday, bat that was
on the western end of the Ameri
can defense line. Since then the
Red army has been building up
its bridgehead near Kongju. 19
miles northwest of Taejon. Thou
sands Of Red troops kere reported
to be in the Kongju bridgehead
There was no word today of the
Americans who had been holding
Ike western end of the U. S. line
the big bridgehead. It ap
peared they have been cut off
from the other American forces
unless they made a fast with
drawal to the south or southwest.
If they did pull out, they may have
reached the retreating Americans
from -the central sector in the
The breakthrough in the center
also left the Americans and South
Koreans on the eastern side of
the Allied defense line in a pre
The buildup for the attack
started 24 hours earlier, with the
Communists pouring thousands of
troops through the Kongju bridge
head. Other thousands . came
across the Kum in small groups
in the central and eastern sec
tors of the American line.
HELP IS SOUGHT FOR YOUTH
CRIPPLED BY FALLING TREE
^--.A month ago Otto Anderson,
18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur (Ducky) Anderson, of Wll
' kesboro route two, was critically
Injured when a bee tree which he
was cutting fell on hi'm.
^ The falling tree broke Otto's
back in the lower spine region,
and broke six or more ribs loose
/ from his spine. His condition was
bo critical that he was sent to a!
Charlotte hospital for treatment
by • specialist.
There the doctors say he will
be in the hospital for 12 more
weeks, but even then he may never
walk again because he is paralyz
ed from the waist down.
Meanwhile, hospital - ^ feilis are
, mounting" and the family is un
able to pay. Mrv Anderson is in
his lafe 8lxUy;^and is past his
earning po^fer. He owns a modest
fcome OS* which he has earned an
honest but moderate living. He has
no money and no prospects of
earning any. The youth now crip
pled was the only earner in the
( family. .
friends who know these people
and know that they are honest and
worthy are suggesting that peo
Me who would like to help in this
in ®*'r send amount
•'♦rt8 *" Ar"^|,r Anderson, route
two 71118 has
not been done £* Anderson's
request, because hM never
asked anything from anybody and
throughout his life has been able
to make a meagre but honest
living for his family. .
ITURE FIGHTS CANCER
_ Mora than 45,000,000 pieces of
literature were distributed by the
American Cancer Society daring
its 1*47 campaign for flt.OOO,
False Alarm Friday
Late Friday afternoon the North
Wilkeaboro fire department was
called to the eastern part of the
city after someone had turned in
an alarm. There was no -fire
except from a pile of burning
rubbish containing old tires, which
made a huge amount Of smoke.
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TWO BITTEN BY
MAD DOG, MANY
Claude Petty, resident of near
Wilkesboro, was bitten six times
Thursday- afternoon by a dog
which was later found to have
The mad dog, a black and yellow
tan hound, charged Petty while
he was seated at the door of Rufus
Cundiff's home on the Oakwoods
road. Before he could do anything
to defend himself the dog bit him
six times on the right shoulder,
arm and hand. Finally, he held the
dog while a boy got a gun, and
the dog was killed by Petty. The
dog's _head was sent to Raleigh
and immediaid. X©P°r* was that
it had hydrophobia. v"
It w&b later learned that Ed
Broadus, who was near the Ctifl*
diff home, had been bitten by the
same dog. Petty and Broadus are
taking rabies vaccinations.
It has also been reported that
on Thursday morning a dog an
swering the description of the
mad dog came down the highway
from Mlllerg Creek and bit a
number of dogs on the way. Dog
owners are urged to watch their
dogs carefully and prevent an
outbreak of rabies. The dog which
was killed was described aa vic
ious end had been snapping at
E. E. Johnson
Gets Car; Vet's
Thb new Chevrolet given away
Sunday afternoon at the final sse
sion of the Wilkes Horse show;
sponsored by the V. P. W. went
to E. E. Johnson, of Thomasvllle,
an exhibitor at the horse show
who purchased some tickets just
to have a chance at the car.
Jimmie Wingler, young son of
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wingler,
drew the ticket. Howard Wingler
is a veteran and about two weeks
ago his home and all possessions
of the family were destroyed by
For his services Jimmie received
a check from the V.F.W. of $25,
plus $7.50 as 25 per cent of the
proceeds of tickets Bold during
the final 30 minutes of the show.
At the suggestion of the V.F.W.,
the recepient of the car also gave
Giving away of the car was wit
nessed by three judges. Mayor R.
T. McNiel, Ira D. Payne and Mrs.
D. E. Turner.
Of Eastern Star
Wilkes Chapter No. 42, Order of
the Eastern Star, will hold a
special meeting Thursday even
ing, July 20, at 7:30, for the
purpose of practice and consid
ering a waiver claim of jurisdic
Mrs. Maria Cole
Taken By Death
Mrs. Phoebe Maria Cole, 85,
lifelong and highly esteemed re
sident of the Millers Creek com
munity, died early Saturday. She
had been in ill health for the past
Born July 15^ 1864, she was a
late James and Phoebe Hincher
Bumgarner. She was married to
Rev. Thomag H. Cole, who preced
ed her in death.
Survivijng Mrs. Cole is one son,
Willard G. Cole, editor of the
Whiteville Reporter at Wythe
ville, and five daughters, Mrs.
Clossie Hayes of route one, Wil
kesboro, Mrs. Grant Hodges, of
Warsaw, Ohio, Mrs. Elijah
Nichols, Mrs. Sinlth Rhodes and
Mrs. Ed Church, Of route one, Wil
Funeral service wa8 held Satur
day morning at Oak Grove church.
Rev. J. L. A. Bumgarnre conduct
ed the last rites.
J. G. Bumgarner
Is Taken By Death
John 6. Bumgarner, 76, for
many years a prominent citizen
of the Edgewood community near
Wilkesboro, died at his home some
time Thursday night. He was
found dead in bed Friday morn
ing and death was attributed to
a heart attack. He had been in
apparently normal health.
Funeral service was held Sun
day, two p. m., at Edgewood Bap
tist church, where Mr. Bumgarner
had been an active member for
several decade*. Hev. A^&Watts
conducted the service.
Surviving Mr. Bumgarner are
four daughters: Miss Delia Bum
garner, of the home; Mrs. David
Wright and Mrs. C. G. Glass,
route two, Wilkesboro; and Mrs.
Janie Prevette, Portsmouth, Va.
Mr. Bumgarner was a member
of a well known Wilkes family.
He was born January 29, 1874,
a son of the late Amon and Mary
J. James Bumgarner.
Army worms attacked a 30-acre
field of oats on the farm of J. M.
Pinckler, Route 1, New London,
and stemmed 12 or more acres be
fore the pests could be brought
ALL URGED TO SUPPORT
BASEBALL CLUB BY THEIR
ATTENDANCE THIS WEEK
Play Of Club Much Improved; Will Play Radford In
Family Night Game Tuesday;
A much improved North Wilkes
boro baseball club played on even
terms here Sunday in a double
bill against the high flying Elkin
Blanketeers, who took advantage
Of every break to win both games
2-0 and 2-1.
This improved club will clash
with Radford here Tuesday night
in effort to shorten the distance
out of the Blue Ridge cellar. The
game will be family night, with
family units of man, wife and
children under 16 to be admitted
for a single admission price of
$1 per family.
The drib's situation here is cri
tical and needs the boost of every
baseball fan within reach of North
Wilkesboro regardless of whether
the club wins or loses on the field.
If fan support is not forthcom
ing immediately, the community
will lose heavily because there
will be no baseball and everybody
The'club has made numerous
efforts to Improve the team. Late
la the season it has been extreme
ly difficult to find players who
COuiu £elP the team but recent ra
Hvals hari d«nuv®?_y improved the
cftib and fans can elpeev£ r
content When the tMm takes'
field. Manager Henry "Flash" Lo
man has #0n« On the active list
and will play; Four new pitchers
help and when Cecil Fogleman re
covers from a foo't Injury the
club will be well stocked with
players for all positions.
In the first game Sunday Roy
Boles held a - slight hurling edge
over Mike Scheer, starting pitcher
for the Flashers. With two out
and none on In the fifth Scheer
gave up a walk and a single.
Catcher Bob Wright threw wild
through first and both runners
advanced. Scheer walked another
batter and Shorty Brown slashed
a low single into left for all the
runs in the game.
Bill Hamlin relieved on the
mound but the damage was done.
In the second game Charlie
Morant, new left hander, wag on
the mound for North Wilkesboro
and locked with Elkln's Ray Blair
in a fine pitching duel. Bob
Wright put the Flashers ahead in
the second when he lined Blair's
first pitch into the center field
bleachers for a homer. Elkln came
back in the third with two out and
none on to tie the count. Withrow
was on by Bowman's grror and
stole second. Hayworth walked
and Shorty Brown singled for a
run. The tie was not-broken until
the seventh, when with two out
and none on Zaner and Blair
hit bleeder singles and Withrow
singled in Zaner with, the winning
With two out Horace Hubbard
doubled In the 8th but Davis
grounded out to end the threat.
Defense by the Blanketeers was
♦Jawless with no errors in the
double bill. North Wllkeaboro
had two ®rrors scored In each
game bu* 9*1* one em>r fl«ured
In the scoring! ... , , .
After the famii* nig^t
with Radford Tuesd^*®6 F?ash
ers will play Galax here Thurs
day night and Elkin here
Large attendance of fans at
these games will have much bear
ing on whether or not baseball
will continss in North Wilkesboro.
PLANES BOUND FOR THE FAR EAST
HER FLIGHT DECK LOADED WITH planes, the United States Navy carrier
Boxer sails out of San Francisco for the Far East The warbirds on the
flattop include jets and Mustangs. (U. S. Navy Photo from International)
MANY FINE HORSES
ADMIRED IN SHOW
From the standpoint of number
and quality of horses, the Wilkes
Horse show held here Saturday j
and Sunday under auspices of the
Blue Ridge Mountain post of Vet
erans Of Fbreign Wars was the1
most successful ever held in this
Friday night's show was rain
ed out and the show was extend- j
ed through Sunday afternoon in
oruer to get in all three sessions.
W. J. Dillon, of Greensboro,
was show manager. Judging the
ftaddl* horses was John Crawofrd,
Of New Orleans, La., with Urban
Small, of Mulberry, Tenn., judg
ing the walking horse classes.
Marvin Moore, of Atlanta, Ga.,
was announcer and H. G. York,
of Elkin, was ring master.
Although rain wet grounds af
fected attendance at the Satur
day shows, the event was well
carried out and was thoroughly
enjoyed by spectators and exhi
Following are listed the win
ners in classes during the early
part of the show, with the re
mainder to be carried in this
newspaper Thursday. The winners
are listed in 1, 2, 3, 4," 5, order,
with name Of horse first, followed
by owner, and rider if different
Model five-gslted horses —
Rex McLove, Frank Cranor; Gre
nade, D. B. Sides; Chester Dare
Again, George King.
Model Walking horses — Mabel
Wilson, G. Sam Winters; China
Silk, A. T. Dize; Gold Coin, Dr.
T. W. Long; Mighty Black Man,
Green Hill Farms, Fred Gaddy.
Open Children's Horsemanship
age 18 and under — Frances Get
tys, John Sheehan.
Three gaited horses over 15.2
— Lou J. Genius, W. Lee Gettys
with Frances Gettys up; Magic
Moonbeam, Dorothy Carlough;
Night Star, John Mac Nelson; But
terscoth, John Sheehan.
Roadster mares — National
Velvet, George King with Ray
Skillman up; Bonnie Dare, W. G.
Grantham with Rex Watts driver;
Green Hill Express, Green Hill
Farms, Jack Gaddy driver.
Amateur five-gaited champion
ship stake — Mac Million, Barbara
Ford; Rythym Shine, E. E. John
son with Barbara Myers up; Love
ly Stonewall, W. D. Flintom;
Highland Price, C. L. Johnson
with Hubert Foster up; Flying
Doughboy, Ann Johnson.
Walking mares — Midnight
Jane, Green Hill Farm, with J,
B. Staith up; Lady Dictator, L.
S. Spainhour, with Bob Wagoner
up; Mary Ann, A. T. Dize, with
Norman Hassell up; Silver Lady,
G. Sam Winters, with Frank El
der up; Black Mariah, Dr. T. W.
Long, with Rex Watts up.
Knock down and out — Up Set,
Jack Crowder, with Billy Hale
up; Little Hero, Alexa Hamby,
with June Fisher up; Reckless,
Spunky Fisher, with June Fish
er up; Rex, Buckles and Roberts,
with H. 0. Buckles up; Gold Dust,
Amateur three-gaited stake —
Sensation Mack, Barbara Ford;
Naughty But Nice, W. Lee Gettys,
with Frances Gettys up; Polly
stonewall, Southern Appliances,
wit> T*y Mitchell up; Diamond
Jim D- Flintom with Claire
Flintom Reverie's Sumraei
Breeze, Virginia Champ*; Night
Star, Johnny Mac Nelson, with
Kenneth Bull up.
Amateur Walking horse stake
—Lady Dictator, L. S. Spainhour;
Peter the Great, Wayne Franklin;
Mighty Black Man, Green Hill
Farm, Jack Gaddy up; Honey
Gold, Dr. M. S. Martin; Mabel Wil
son, G. Sam Winters, with Dottle
Winters up; Brown Bomber, An
chor Acres, with Jimmy Shumate
Flve-gaited mares — Torcidor
Heather, Llewellyn Acres, Mary
Llewellyn up; Lorelei, Lex Marsh,
Ross MoConnell up; Gypsy, E. F.
McKinney; Glorianna, J. H. Nel
son, Kenneth Bull up; Dottle Dare,
T. G. Greene.
Open three-gaited ponies —
Heart of Denmark, Nancy Jones;
Spitfire, Jane Reid; Lamp Light
er, Sandra Locke, Billie Becker
Open Children's horsemanship,
age 12 and under — Nancy Jones,
Patricia Cox, Kitty Oranor.
Junior Walking horse stake —
Wilson's Top Man, Long and
Campbell, Rex Watts up; Social
Security, Mrs. Estelle Evans,
Charles Mullins up; Mighty Wil
son, Worth Tomlinson, J. B. Smith
up; China Silk, A. T. Dize, Norma]
Hassell up; Silver Lady, G. Sam
Winters, Frank Elder up; Dot Wil
son Allen, A. B. Campbell.
Junior five-gaited championship
stake — King Sensation, George
| King, Roy Skillman up; Bo Jan
gles, Twin Oak Stables, B. H.
Frazier up; Flying Doughboy, Ann
Johnson; Robin Hood, Rad New
ton, Mary Llewellyn up; Glorian
na Genius, J. H. Nelson, Ken
neth Bull up.
Ladies three-gaited — Sensa
tion Mack, Barbara Ford; So Love
ly, Dorothy Carlough; Diamond
Jim, Claire Flintom; Reverie's
Summer Breeze, Virginia Champe;
Polly Stpnewall, Southern Ap
pliances, Fay Mitchell up.
Local Pleasure horses — Mabel
Wilson, G. Sam Winters; Lady
Midnight, Mary Spainhour; Pun
jab, Ray Garland, Frank Elder
up; Lucy Justice, Palmer Horton,
Bobby Cranor up; Dan, D. E.
Amateur fine harness —Crown
Derby, Dorothy Carlough; Gypsy,
J. F. McKinney," Charlotte Hoey,
Amateur roadster — Bonnie
Dare, W. G.,Grantham, J. D. New
Knock down and out — Reck
less, Spunky Fisher, Mary Lib
Fisher up; Up Set, Jack Crowd
er, Billy Hale up; Little Hero,
Alex Hamby, Spunky Fisher up;
Lady Be Good, Buckles and Rob
erts, H. O. Buckles up; Springtimel
Juvenine three-gaited — Pollj
Stonewall, Southern Appliances
Fay Mitchell up; Diamond Jim
Clare Flintom; Carolyn, E. F. Mc
Kinney, Alice Albert up; Nigh!
Star, Johnny Mac Nelson; Lot
J. Genius, W. Lee Gettys, Francei
Local five-gaited — Glorianm
Genius, J. H. Nelson, Kenneth Bui
up; Dottle Dare Monroe, T. G
Open pleasure ponies — Suga
Candy, Kitty Cranor; Tony, Bren
Juvenile - five-gaited — Solk
Genius, W. D. Flintom, Clair
Flintom up; Delightful Lady, Bar
w. H. Neal Of Wachovia
ank And Trust Company
Speaks To Club
North Wllkeeboro Kiwanis club
here Friday noOn at Hotel Wilkes
held an enjoyable meeting, which
was featured by an excellent pro
Program Chairman Dr. H. C.
Landon introduced W. H. Neal of
Winston-Salem. Mr. Neal is s
graduate of Davidson College, sen
ior vice-president and head of
Public Relations Department of
Wachovia Bank and Trust Co., in
structor 'and lecturer on public
relations at Graduate School of
Amrican Institute Of Banking,
Rutgers University many years,
past president of N. C. Bankers
Association and now senior vice
president of Wachovia Bank and
His subject was, "Business As
The Banker Sees It" He pointed
out that we are still riding the
greatest boom this country has
known. Due to the many govern
mental props it has lasted much
longer than the most optimistic
person could have expected. There
is a high level of business. Our
government collected 37 billions
of dollars of taxes last year, but
it spent more than 40 billions,
which put it more than 3 billions
more in the red; our national debt
now being more than $257 bill
ions of dollars.
There is much to give concern.
Booms have always in the past
come to an end. War situation is
not too hopeful, Bankers are con
cerned, we are dependent on the
government props for 1-4 of our
income; we must get and keep our
government solvent. It is later
than you think, the speaker said.
Prior to the program Secretary
T. E. Story called attention to
an inter-club meeting with Mt.
Airy and Elkin clubs to be held
July 27 at Doughton Park.
Quests Friday were: W. V.
Eller with C. B. Eller; Levtft
Lake with Joe Barber; Bill and
Paul Gabriel with W. G. Gabriel;
Terry Way land with Dr. John T.
Way land; Vernon Deal, H. C.
Landon and W. H. Neal with Dr.
Henry C. Landon.
Taken By Death
Miss Beulah C. Ferguson, res
ident Of the Ferguson community
and member of one of Wilkes
county's best known families, died
Friday morning at the Wilkes
hospital. She had been critically
ill for several days.
Born June 8, 1878, Miss Fer
guson was a daughter of the late
Lindsay Carson and Sarah Virginia
Kendall Ferguson. She was an ac
tive member of Beaver Creek
Advent Christian church and for
many years was active in public
and civic life in her community.
° Miss Ferguson lived an exem
plar Christian life and was always
reday and willing to extend kind
helpfulness to those in need. Dur
ing the war Miss Ferguson rend
red many hours of volunteer la
bor in Red Cross work and gave
valuable service to her country In
time of need.
Surviving Miss Ferguson are
four brothers, T. W. Ferguson of
Ferguson, John Ll and W. H.
Ferguson of Richmond, Va., L.
C. Ferguson of Dallas, Texas:
three sisters, Miss Blanche Fer
guson of Wilkesboro, Mrs. J. R.
Hix of North Wijlkesboro and Mrs.
J. R. Parlier of Wilkesboro.
Funeral service was held Sun
day, two p. m., at Beaver Creek
Advent Christian church with
Rev. W. F. Preslar in charge.
R. B. Phorr Hurt »
In Auto Accident
R. B. Pharr, well known Wil
kesboro citizen and co-publisher
of the North Wilkesboro Hustler,
was painfully injured Friday in an
auto accident on Wilkesboro Ave
nue near the Wilkes Milling com
In the accident Mr. Pharr sus
tained fracture of three ribs. He Is
a.patient at the Wilkes hospital.
Two new varieties of beau are
carving out a sizeable chunk of
; the North Carolina snap bean
1 market for themsleves this sum
mer. The two are "Topcrop" and
"Contender," both developed by
scientists of the U. S. Department
' of Agriculture in cooperation with
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1 The number Of Grade A dairy
V men in North CaroHna few almost
doubled In the last two years.