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The Journal-Patriot Hos Blazed the i rail.of Progress in the State of Wilkes" For Over 44 Years
Vol. 44 No. 29
Published Mondays and Thursdays
NORTH WtLKESBORO, N. C., Monday, July 24, 1950
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Guard Battery Here Rated Highly In 30th " '
At Fort Jackson
Adjutant General Sends
Message to All National
Guardsmen In State
Battery C of the North Carolina
National Guard was judged the
best firing battery of the 112th
Field Artillery during two weeks
summer encampment of the 30th
division of the National Guard at
Fort Jackson, S. C., July 2 to
The battery from North Wil
kesboro also received rating of
excellent for encampment, with
rating being given by an army
inspection team. C battery was
the only battery which qualified
every man who fired carbine and
pistol as marksman.
There were several individual
honors and citations among the
ranks of the battery from North
Wilkesboro, Major Roy Forehand,
batallion executive officer, report
Pfc. Jones Wood shot the high
est mark in the batallion with
both carbine and pistol.
Cpl. Jack Johnson received ba
tallion citation for outstanding
work in artillery survey and ar
tillery computation necessary for
night firing from survey data.
Second Lieutenant Clarence D.
Wiles received his commission
while in camp, completing work
he began two years ago.
Pfc. Conley Call received com
mendation from the commanding
general for excellent performance
Of duty while at camp.
The field artillery of which
the battery from North Wilkes
boro was a part was judged the
outstanding unit of the entire 30 th
Results of the encampment
■hawd that the- National Guard
battery here Is well trained and
'ready for any emergency. To date
the battery has received no ord
ers for mobilization.
Followin is a bulletin sent Na
tional Guard units in North Caro
lina by Adjutant General J. Van
TO: All North Carolina National
1. The matter of resignation
of officers and discharge of en
listed men of the Guard, because
of present conditions confronting
the nation, has come to the atten
tion of National Guard authorities
Of the Federal Government and of
the respective states.
2. The National Guard creat
ed under acts of Congress and
by state law is a military organ
ization, its strength is gained
through voluntary acceptance of a
comiftission or voluntary enlist
men. The purpose of this organ
ization is the defense of state
and home communities and the
defense of our country in which
we live a life of perfect freedom.
The deense of which may be in
convenient to some yet failure to
honorably serve and protect our
well being may mean the disin
tegration and loss of our form
3. The officer upon accepting
his commission in the National
Guard and tfce man upon enlist
ing subscribe to an oath througH
which the officer: solemnly swears
that he will defend the Constitu
tion of the United States and the
State against all enemies, foreign
and domestic; that he will obey
the orders of the President and the
Governor; that he makes this
obligation freely without any
mental reservation or purpose of
coercion. The enlisted man ac
knowledges to have voluntarily
enlisted under conditions prescrib
ed by law and solemnly swears to
bear true faith and allegiance to
the United States and to the
State, and to serve honestly and
faithfully against all enemies and
to obey the orders of the Presi
dent and the Governor. Both offi
cers and enlisted men having tak
en their oaths have been afford
ed training by the government to
fit them for such national or state
emergency as may arise. They
have accepted Federal pay for
such service and training.
4. Nqw, that our nation is fac
ed with an emergency, and there
are possibilities that the National
Guard may be inducted into Fed
eral Service, some few have ex
pressed the desire to sever their
connection with the Guard, ap
parently in fear that they may
have to assist in the defense of
This country which has provided
for them that free type of life,
With the great blessings which
5. Should it become necessary
to order the Guard Into active
Maj. Gen. William F. Dean
COMMANDER bl the 24th Division,
Maj, Gen. William F. Dean has been
unreported since the abandonment
of Taejon by U. S. forces. Pictured
in the city during closing days of
its defense, Gen. Dean was last
seen passing ammunition to a ba
zooka team during the last-ditch
tight to hold city. (Telenewt Newt
reel Photo from International)
Lions Club About
Success Of F.B.I.
Josephy C. Mulrow, assistant
special agent of the Charlotte of
fice of the Federal Bureau of In
vestigation, Friday evening ad
rtrrtn^H Jha North Wilkesboro
The F. B. I. agent told of two
divisions of the bureau, finger
printing and crime detection lab
oratory. He said that the files now
contain fingerprints of 113,000,
000 people and that the bureau
in recent years has been able to
produce the fingerprints of 80
per cent of people wanted in in
Crime has become a big busi
ness, he said, and major crimes
-are committed in this country at
an average of one every 17.9 sec
The agent gave accounts of how
the F. B. I., with cooperation of
local law enforcements agents, had
been able to solve crimes. Some
of these accounts in which he re
lated use of the crime detection
laboratory facilities, were better
than detective fiction thrillers and
were thoroughly enjoyed by the
The speaker was 'presented by
W. O. Absher.
Edward S. Finley, vice presi
dent, presided over the meeting
in the absence of President Jack
Swofford, who with Paul Cashion
was attending Lions International
convention in Chicago last week.
Store Moved To
Sixth And Main
Wilkes Farmers Exchange
Store, better known as the F. C.
X., has moved from the former
location near Cherry street to the
store building on the corner of
Sixth and Main streets next door
to Reins Market. The new loca
tion will be convenient to the
firm's many patrons.
Federal Service, the government
looks to Guardsmen whom it has
trained and paid to uphold its
prestige and our form of govern
ment and to defend its honor.
Young men were called from
home, business, and school with
the National Guard for service on
the Mexican Border in 1916 and
in both World War I and II. It
is possible that such a call may
again come. Readjustments have
taken place in the past and, if
necessary, will in the future.
6. The National Guard then
and now is the backbone of our
national defense. The country de
pends on you when your services
are needed. North Carolinians are
as patriotic today as In the years
past and no state can surpass our
state in its patriotism. If a Job
must be done, we will do our part.
7. It is sincerely desired that
in this world crisis all North
Carolina National Guardsmen will
fulfill their assumed obligations.
J. VAN B. METTS,
The Adjutant General.
J. 0. Gaither
Killed In Auto
Crash On Friday
Electrical Construction Con
tractor Killed While En
J. O. Galther, head of a Char
lotte construction firm, was kill
ed Friday in Iredell County when
he was thrown from his skidding
truck and crashed beneath it.
The accident occurred at 7
p. m., near Mount Mourne as Mr.
Gaither, president of Delta, Inc.,
was on his way home from North
Witnesses said that his pickup
truck, having run into a road
shoulder softened by rain, skid
ded into a ditch as Mr. Gaither
tried to steer it back to the
pavement. He was thrown from
the front seat, then crushed
when the truck fell on top of
him. He died within a few min
Mr. Gaither was supervisor of
a crew of men building electric
lines for the Duke Power Com
pany in the North Wilkesboro
Mr. Gaither's crew installed the
lighting system in Memorial Park
in North Wilkesboro. He waB a
Mason and member of Liberty
lodge 45 in Wilkesboro. He was
a major in World War II and
with W. J. Kimball organized
Delta, Inc., soon after leaving the
Funeral services were held at
2:30 p. m. S'unday at the Plaza
Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gaith
er's employees in North Wilkes
boro were honorary pallbearers.
They are Dewey Bell, I>e\yis
Faw, W. M. Griggs, Toby Griggs,
C. E. Whittington, F. M. Nichols,
J. C. Simmons, P. W. Royal and
S. V. Faw.
Dr. Binkley To
Speak To Optimists
Dr. O. T. Binkley, professor of
Sociology at the Southern Baptist
Seminary, Louisville, Ky., will be
guest speaker at the meeting of
the local Optimist club tomorrow
at noon at Hotel Wilkes. The pro
gram chairman for the meeting
is Optimist D. T. Trivette.
All members of the club are
urged to be present for the meet
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Business Men's Club
Meets Tuesday Night
The Wilkesboro Business and
Professional Men's Club will meet
Tuesday night, July 25th, at 7
o'clock, at the Woman's club
house. All members are urged to
The combined meeting of the
Woman's Bible class and the
Spiritual Life Group of the First
Methodist church will be held
Tuesday afternoon, 8:8© o'clock,
at the home of Mrs. H. B.
Dobson with Mrs. C. A. Forest
er as associate hostess.
Rev. and Mrs. C. Jay Winslow
spent several days last week in
Morganton with their daughter,
Mrs. Homer Benfield, and Mr.
Mrs. W. M. McCulley, Of Salis
bury, is visiting here with her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Eller, this week. Mr. Mc
Culley spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Snyder and
daughter, Miss Dorothy Ann
Snyder, and Mr. Robert M. Har
vey, of this city, enjoyed a mo
tor trip to the Great Smoky Moun
tain National Park Sunday.
The Drifting Melody. Boys
string band, which is heard regu
larly over radio stations h$re
and Elkin, are playing each Sat
urday night for the V.F.W. jam
boree square dances held at the
V.F.W. hall at Elkin.
The ladies of the W. S. C. S. of
Union Methodist church will con
duct a rummage sale at Forester
Furniture Co. on Tenth street
Saturday, July 29th, starting at
nine a. m. Various articles will be
on sale at low prices, and the
public is cordially "invited to at
tend the sale.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Greer have
returned to their home at Mora
vian Falls after a week's trip to
Washington, D. C., Rochester, N.
Y., and Niagara Falls. While on
the trip their daughter, Miss Mar
jorie Greer, visited with her aunt,
Mrs. J. H. Way, in Burlington. Mr.
and Mrs. Greer, vipited relatives In
Rochester and Washington.
Group Will Meet
Tuesday At Ten
Trade Promotion committee of]
the Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce will meet Tuesday, ten a.
m., at the office of the chamber
L. S. Spainhour, chairman, said
the meeting will be for the pur
pose to discuss preliminary plans
for Farmers' Day here this fall.
All leaders in the Parmer's Day
program last year are' especially
urged to be present.
Road Committee Meeting
Highway and Roads committee,
of which W. J. Bason is chairman,
will meet Tuesday, 4:15 p. m., to
discuss road needs in the county.
North Wllkeaboro Kiwants club
held an enjoyable meeting Fri
day noon at Hotel Wilkes.
Dr. E. N. Phillips, president,
presided and invocation was by
Dr. John T. Wayland.
Prior to the program the inter
club meeting with Mt. Airy and
Elkin Kiwanians to be held Thurs
day, July 27, 6:30 p. m., at Dough
ton Park on the Parkway was dis
cussed and 48 members indicated
they would go. The Elkin club
will be host at the meeting.
John E. Justice welcomed a
new member, George C. Weibel, a
former member of the Kiwanig.
club at Martinsville, Va., and
now with Carolina Mirror com
Program Chairman John Adams
introduced Alex Buchanan, of
Lexington, who showed a sound
picture, "The Miracle Of Milk".
The picture presented in a very
interesting nvanaer the mactaub
ical process now usld In the pro,
duction of aofi manufacture of
milk into its present day many
uses. The selection and care of
the herds, the modern day milk
ing machines, the devices for pas
teurizing homoglnizing, and the
manufacture of butter, cheese, cot
tage cheese, ice cream, etc., fea
tured the story in picture.
Guests Friday were: Tom Eshel
man with P. W. Eshelman:
Charles Williams with Pat Will
iams; Isaac Duncan with Dr. John
T. Wayland; Rev. Levin Lake
with W. N. Brookfihire. J. W.
Braxton of Elkin and Alex Buch
ana of Lexington were visiting
At Reddies River
Those who have relatives and
friends buried at Reddies River
cemetery are invited to gather at
the cemetery Saturday, July 29, to
clean the grounds and make other
improvements. In event of rain
on July 29 the working will be
held on the next good day for
Lewis Fork Church
Will Have Revival
Revival services will begin Sun
day night, July 30, at Lewis Fork
Baptist church. Services will be
held each afternoon at two o'clock
and each evening at 7:45. Rev.
J. Roby McNeil, of Purlear will
assist the pastor, Rev. A. W. Eller.
The public has a cordial invitation
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"Know Yours Neighbor Tour"
from Winston-Salem will visit
North Wilkesboro Thursday after
Hospitality committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, of
which Dr. J. H. Sowder is chair
man, will welcome the bus load of
Twin-City visitors and entertain
them informally for a brief per
iod at Dagwood's Carolina Res
Several members of the com
mittee and other civic leaders
will take part in the informal pro
gram and reception.
Mr. and Mrs. V. E. O'Farrell,
of Winston-Salem, and Mrs. O'Far
rell's sister, Miss Caroline Ho
well, of Moravian Falls, are visit
ing Mr. O'Farrell's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas (yPairell, of
Houston, Texas, for two weeks.
Old Glory at Front
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FIRMLY PUNTED atop a bunker
built by the Japanese during World
War n, the American flag proudly
waves in the wind as a GI watches
from his outpost in South Korea lor
the Communist invaders. The con
crete bunker is located near a U. S.
airfield close to Pohang, where an
American amphibious force recent
ly was landed. (International)
FLASHERS BEAT ELKIN 4 TO 2
AND LOSE TWO CLOSE GAMES
North Wilkesboro Flashers,
playing a team half made up of
pitchers because Of a long list
of injured players, defeated Elkin
4 to 2 in the second game of a
double bill here Sunday afternoon
after losing the opener in a close
battle 3 to 2. At Elkin Saturday
night North Wilkesboro's patched
up lineup gave a good account oi
itself but lost 8 to 7. They fought
ajl the way and in the ninth had
tftrfce ottTfase when the final out
Here Thursday night North Wil
besboro lost to Galax 11 to 6 and
Galax won at Friday night 13 to
Injuries hit the squad at a ter
rific rate since Thursday. Horace
Hubbard had an attack of pleurisy
and had to go home Friday. He
is expected back today. Ed Mor
ton suffered a side injury and is
out of action. Ed Bowman in
jured an arm and has been out
of his position at shortstop. Cecil
Fogleman is expected back today
after being out ten days with a
sprained ankle. As if this was't
enough for one team, Catcher Bob
Wright suffered a very painful
injury at Elkin Saturday night
! when a pitched ball crushed the
end of his thumb on his right
j h?nd while batting. He will be
out several days or limited to
part time play.
I Here Sunday Charlie Morant
pitched a beautiful game in the
| seven-inning stint and played his
usual smooth game at first base
in the second game. In the first
inning of the - opening game
Manager Henry Loman, who start
ed playing first base, was lead
off hitter and was hit with Red
Powers' first pitch, which caused
' an arm injury that later forced
him to retire from the game. Bob
Hite followed with a triple which
scored Loman and Hite scored on
Davis' long fly. That ended North
Wilkesboro's scoring, although the
Flashers threatened with two on
in the fifth and two on in the
sixth, when Davenport was thrown
out trying to steal third.
Elkin's three runs were in the
sixth on three hits and two er
rors. „ ,
Bob Thompson mastered Elkin
in the second with a six-hit per
formance that could have been a
shut-out with air tight defensive
play. North Wilkesboro jumped
into a 2-0 lead in the first on an
Elkin error of Bowman's ground
er, Bob Hite's double and a Flet
cher wild pitch. The Flashers ad
ded two in the third on singles
by Hite, Davenport and Childers
with as outfield fly by Thorn
burg batting in one run. Elkin
gained single runs in the sixth
and eight, the first run aided by
an error and the second by a pass
In the three games against
Elkin North Wilkesboro scored 13
runs to the same number for El
kin. With a full lineup in the ser
ies the results could have easily
meant a clean sweep by North
Wilkesboro. - ;
Wytheville Here Tuesday
Wytheville will be here In a
family night gomes • Tuesday,
eight o'clock, and Mt. Airy will
be here Thursday. Radford will
play here next Monday. If the
injured and ailing can returs to
For Coming Week
N. Wilkesboro at Wytheville.
Elkin at Mt. Airy.
Galax at Radford.
Tuesday, July 25
Wytheville at N. Wilkesboro.
Mt. Airy at Elkin.
Radford at Galax.
Wednesday, July 26
N. Wilkesboro at Mt. Airy.
Radford at Elkin.
Galax at WythftviUe. .
Thursday, July 27
Mt. Airy at N. Wilkesboro.'
Elkin at Radford.
Wytheville at Galax.
Friday, July 28
North Wilkesboro at Galax.
Mt. Airy at Radford.
Wytheville at Elkin.
Saturday, July 29
North Wilkesboro at Galax.
Wytheville at Elkin.
Radford at Mt. Airy.
Sunday, July 30
N. Wilkesboro at Radford.
Elkin at Galax.
Mt. Airy at Wytheville.
the lineup it appears that the
Flashers can give fans some vic
tories to look at this week. Play
ing against Wytheville the Flash
ers will have opportunity to gain
directly in the race. Wytheville is
in fifth place.
Ice Cream Supper,
Food Sole Saturday
Ladies Of Baptist Home church
will sponsor an ice cream supper
and food sale Saturday, July 29,
one until eight p. m., at Mulberry
community house. Home made
articles, canned goods, cakes, pies,
vegetables and other foods will be
sold at bargain prices. Everybody
Blue Ridge Singing
Yellow Hill Church
Blue Ridge Singing Association
will convene at Yellow Hill church
at Summit Sunday, July 30, begin
ning at one p. m., according to an
| nouncement by T. A. Eller, chair
man. All singers have a cordial
invitation to take part.
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Pfc. Robie Jordan
Fighting In Korea
A Press Acme Telephoto from
Korea in newspapers last week
showed Pfc. Robie Jordan, of
North Wilkesboro, "waiting his
turn" with a machine gun to at
tack North Korean Reds in the
Korean war. The eaption with the
picture said that shortly after
the picture was made he went in
Pfc. Jordan is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Virgil Jordan, of North Wil
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Michael left
Sunday to spend their vacation at
Fontana Dam, Cherokee and Knox
ville, - Tenn. In Knoxville they
will visit Mr. and Mrs. Karl B.
Perkins and young son, Michael
Lawrence. Mrs. Perkins and Mrs.
Michael are sisters.
Miss Alice Ann Springs, 61
Myrtle Beach, Sf. C., has been the
guest this week of her aunt, Mrs.
A. B. Somers, and Mr. Somen.
Rev. J. B. McLeodf
Elected Pastor At
New Pastor Will Assume His
Duties In North Wilkes
boro September 1 I
The Hot. James B. MacLeod of
the Sharon Presbyterian Church,
Route 2, Charlotte, N. C., has ac
cepted a call to be pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of this
city. He has been released from the
Mecklenburg Presbytery and re
ceived by Winston-Salem Presby
try at their recent meetings.
Mr. MacLeod was born and
reared in Lumerton, S. C. and is
a graduate of Presbyterian Col
lege, Clinton, S. C. He received
his B. D. Degree from Union Theo
logical Seminary in Richmond,
Virginia. He held a pastorate in
Virginia before coming to the
Sharon Church where he has done
very fruitful service for three
and a half years.
Mrs. MacLeod is the former
Miss Suzanne Hudson of Raleigh,
NVC. They have two children: Su
zanne Elizabeth, five years old,
and James Blount, four years old.
.The MacLeods will move to
North Wilkesboro the last of
August. He will assume his duties
September 1st and preach his
first sermon here September 3rd.
The date for the installation of
Mr. MacLeod will be announced
Friends regret to learn that Mrs.
George Sebastian continues ill.
Mr. and MrB. W. J. Ferguson
and daughter of St. Louis, Mo.,
recently visited Mr. Ferguson's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Ferguson, of the Ad ley com
murtity. Mr. Forgusoa has been
connected with this Missouri state
highway commission for nineteen
Miss Sue Landon, daughter of
Mr. and . Mrs. H. C. Landon;
Miss Billie Moore, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moore, and
Miss Jane Carter, daughter of Mrs.
Dan Carter, are now at home after
attending the first session of sum
mer school of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mrs. Crate Laws, who was a pa
tient at the Dfevis Hospital in
Statesville for two weeks, spent
last week here in the homes of
her two sisters, Mrs. Ray Barnes
and Mrs. John Crawford, before
returning to her home at Purlear.
Mrs. Laws' son, Kenneth, was
also here for the week.
Mrs. H. L. Cromartie, of Clin
ton, Mrs. L. C. Beddingfield and
daughter and son, Barbara Ann
and Richard, of Raleigh, were
guests here for the day Wednes
day in the home of Mrs. Jay H.
Johnson. Mrs. Cromartie and Mrs.
Beddingfield are sisters of Mrs.
Mr. Jim Day, who was in Sum
mer school at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill for
the first session, returned here
Friday to the home of his parents,
*r. and Mrs. W. M. Day. Mr. Frank
Day and Mr. Harry Steele went
down Thursday to attend a show
ing of the Planetarium and ac
companied Jim home Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Barnes and
Mrs. Ray Barnes went to Taylors
ville Friday morning to attend the
funeral of Mr. Zeno Brown held at
eleven o'clock at Three -Forks
Baptist church. The deceased was
a cousin of Messrs. Roy and Ray
Barnes, of this city, and a bro
ther of Mrs. Lewis Teague, who
formerly taught in the Mountain
Mrs. James Mills, of Albermarle,
visited here last week in the home
of her sister, Mrs. W. F. Gaddy,
and Mr. Gaddy. She came up to
get her daughter, Miss Elaine
Mills, who had been spending
sometime with the Gaddys, and
was accompanied on the trip by
Harry Whitley, also of Albemarle,
a nephew of Mrs. Mills and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Triplett and
son, Buddy, were visitors in Mt.
Airy Tuesday and Wednesday.
They went - there to attend the
wedding of Mrs. Triplett's niece,
Miss Mary Lou Swanson, and Ro-»
bert Thomas Carson, which took
place Wednesday afternoon at four
o'clock at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Swanson. The Tripletts also at
tended the rehearsal party hel<l
Tuesday evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Campbell. Mrs.
Triplett cat the cake at the re
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