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wjring 100,000 people in
Ifwrthwestern Carolina. jhe Journol-Potriot Has Blozed the Trail of Progress in the State of Wilkes" For Over 44 Years
NORTH WfLKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, July 27,1950 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Vol. 44 No. 30
Published Mondays and Thursdays
SCENES AT GIRL SCOUT CAMP MULBERRY
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These pictures were made at Camp Mulberry, annual encampment of Wilkes Girl
Scouts at Mulberry school. The top photo shows the entire enrollment at the camp
and camp staff, the. number enrolled being near 100. The lower photo shows one
or many outdoor activities during camp. Girls are shown how to prepare a "one pot
meal over an outdoor fire. The camp wm the most successful in the history of Girl
Scouting in Wilkes. (Photos by LaneVStudio).
18 BOYS JOIN JUNIOR OPTIMIST
Organization Ife Sponsored
By Senior Club; List
Of Members Given
Eighteen boys of this commun
ity have joined the Junior Optim
ist Club of North Wilkesboro and
| taken the pledge of the organiza
tion. The junior club was organ
ized last week at a meeting held
in the Woodlawn Community
The junior club is sponsored
by the senior Optimist club which
was represented at the meeting by
Albert Garwood, club president,
Julius C. Hubbard, chairman of
the Boys' Work Committee, and
A. L. Fincannon, Ray Blerins, and
PKh-B. Brookshire, Jr., committee
Refreshments were served the
boys before the organization meet
ing. Cold drinks contributed by
the Forester Beverage Co. and
the Coca-Cola Bottling Company
were greatly enjoyed by the boys.
Ice cream donated by Coble Dairy
Prodacta. and cookies given by
Crest Stores hit the spot, the boys
Following the social part of
thd meeting, the boys were told
of the objectives of a Junior Op
timist Club, its aims and purposes,
and the following boys took the
pledge and became charter mem
bers of Ute club: „ ,
Edison Wyatt, Dean Wyatt,
Gwyn Church, Franklin Wiles,
Kenneth Queen, Buddy Stone, Br-,
nest Glenn. Wyatt, Ernest Wyatt.
Archie "Parsons, Frank Church,
Sherman ""Glonch, James Minton,
Ray Lambert, Larry Lambert,
Donnie Lambert, Edward Church,
Howard Gore, Bobby Wiles.
Boys are eligible for member-,
ship in the club between the
ages of nine and seventeen.
On motion by Archie Parsons, 1
seconded by Frank Church, the;
constitution and by-laws of the
clnb were adopted- On motion by !
Ernest Wyatt, seconded by Howard ,
''Gore, the club meeting time was '
set for each Friday night, seven
o'clock. Both motions carried un- j
Membership buttons and cards >
have been received for the Jun-;
lor Optimist club members and I
Trill be distributed! at the meeting
to. be held Friday night.
jPMembers °* the senior club- and
especially members of the Boys'
Work Committee, are urged to at- j
tend the junior club meetings. I
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Severe storms greatly aided
the British Fleet In its defeat of
the Spanish Armada in 158-8.
Club Met- Tuesday
The Wilkesboro Business and
Professional Men's Club met
Thursday night in the Woman's
clubhouse with its president, At
torney Robert M. Gambill, presid
ing. A delicious dinner was serv
ed by members of the Woman's
No program had been arranged
for the meeting, therefore, the
time uoually alloted for the pro
gram was taken up with discus
sijon of the club's finances and
formulating plans for raising
money to support the Wilkesboro
high school band.
W. N Pardue
Taken By Death
W. N. (Coon) Pardue, 83, one
Of North Wllkesboro'g oldest and
best known citizens, died at his
home Wednesday evening, 6:30.
He h»d been in declining health
for the past few ye&rti but had
not been critically ill. Death wad
attributed to a. heart attack.
Mr. Pardue was born June 2,
1867, and reared in Wilkes, a son
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elbert
Pardue. He was engaged in* farm
ing for some time and later for
many years was employed ^t For
est Furniture company. He was a
membe'r of Liberty Grove * Bapt-1
ist church east of this city and for
many years was a- deacon and
leader in the church.
Mr. Pardue was first married
to Miss Jane Wiles. Three surv- j
iving daughters Of this marriage'
are Mrs. Bob Bauguss of North
Wilkesboro route two, Mrs. Bob'
Bowles of Winston-Salem, and 1
Mrs. John Bauguss of Winston-j
Salem. Following her death Mr.
Pardue married Miss Fannie Par
due, who survives; also two sons,
Clay and . Gilbert Pardue Of North
Wilkesboro, and three daughters, I
Mrs. Hamer Dowell of Winston-Sa- j
lem, Mrs. Agnes Houchins and
Mrs. Wrenn Vannoy of North Wil
kesboro. Also surviving are one
brother, 'R. T. Pardue of Harkers
Island, one half-brother, Mitch
Pardue Of New York City, and
one-half-sister, Mrs. Hester George
F'uneral service will be held
Saturday, two p. m., at Liberty
Grove church. The body will lie
in state at the church from one
uflttl two o'clock.
Club Will Meet
Friday Night At 7
The Junior Optimist- Club of
North Wilkesboro will hold Its
regular meeting Friday night at
seven o'clock in the basement of
the Woodlawn Community House.
The club has * membership of
eighteen boys, and is sponsored
by the Senior Optimist Club of
All members of the junior club
are urged to be present as im
portant business will be transact
Dr. 0. T. Binkley
"Essentials Of Community
Leadership" Is Speaker's
Dr. O. T. Binkley, Louisville,
Ky., and professor of sociology
in the Baptist Seminary of that
city, delivered a forceful, timely
address before the membership
and guests attending Tuesday's
meeting of the Optimist club of
North Wilkesboro. Optimist D. T.
Trivette was in charge of the
program, and the guest speaker
was introduced by Attorney Eu
gene Trivette. Dr. Binkley is a
nephew of the Trivettes.
The subject of Dr. Binkley's
address was "Essentials Of Com
munity Leadership." Dr. Binkley
opened his address by asking three
questions: 1. "What Does a Com
n-unity Need." 2. "What Are The
Resources for Meeting this Need?"
3. ''What Does a Community Need
Most?'' Continuing, the speaker
stated that every community needs
unselfish, christian leadership
that acts wisely and resolutely."
"To be the right kind of leader,"
Dr. Binkley stated,'"one must'
have the right %lgd of motivated
behavior — one with » goal and
not one of fear." Continuing, Dr.
Binkley stated "that the right
kind of community leadership
should be courageous."
Dr. Binkley congratulated the
Optimist club for its phenonimal
growth during the past year, and
predicted that the club would
be more beneficial to the com
munity as the years go by.
The Optimist luncheon Tuesday
opened with singing "The Song
Of The Optimists,'' led by Rev.
Dean Mlnton, with Mrs. Minton
at the piano. The song was fol
lowed by reading the Optimist
Creed in unison and invocation
spoken by Rev. C. Jay W;inslow.
Guests attending the luncheon
were as follows: W. R. Harmon,
Jr., with his father. Optimist W.
R. Harmon; Attorney Eugene Tri
vette and Jimmy Moore with Op
timist D. T. Trivette: Rev. Hom
er Goode with Rev. Dean Minton;
T. R. Hayes with Optimist E. R.
Eller; Bob Shumaker with Optim
ist Johnson Sanders.
The next meeting of the club
will be on Tuesday, August 14th.
Damascus Choir To
Sing In Wilkesboro
i>asi weeK mis paper carried an
account of camp activiteg and ex
pierences of the girls at camp
Mulberry. This wonderful camp
week was made possible by con
tributions of work and money by
those who want camping oppor
tunities for Wilkes County Girl
Scouts. It would be impossible for
the camp staff,- who receive a
small remuneration for their ser
vice, to run the camp without
the volunteer aid of many.
The girls who attended the
camp paid only $3.00 camp fee.
This small fee is possible because
of those who made gifts to the
Scout fiancial drive last fall. Be
cause this small fee many girls
attended who could not have gone
The citizens Of the Mulberry
Community were exceptionally
hospital to the campers. Wilkes
Girl Scout Association feels deep
ly indebted to Mr. Grady Miller
and other school people who were
responsible to offer the Mulberry
school facilities for the camp site.
It would be impossible to men
tion individually all who contri
buted in various ways to the camp.
North Wilkesboro Senior Woman's
Club gave $25, Horton Drug Com
pany gave punch, Biltmore Dairies
gave ice cream and Dick's Gas
and Appliance company gave fuel.
Mrs. Robert Gibbs was camp di
rector with Mrs. G- T. Mitchell as
sistant. Others on the camp ataff
WSM as follows: Miss Betsy Bar
ber, nattlfC study; Miss Corrina
Finley, music; Mrs. John T. Way
land, folk games; Miss Agnes
Kenerly, sports and games; Mrs.
Robert Gibbs, first aid; Mrs. G.
T. Mitchell, outdoor activities;
Mrs. Qufncy Hutchinson, dietltion;
Dr. G. T. Mitchell, physician. The
special day camp committee was
composed Of Mrs. Walter Newton,
Miss Joanne Byerg, Mrs. Paul
Choplin, Miss Roberta Gibbs, Miss
Kay Forester.-Camp aides were
Betsy Mitchell, Betsy Doughton,
Becky Reins, Mary Yeakle Phipps
and Patty Gabriel, Junior aides;
Ann Carlton, Isabella Gibbs, Betty
Jean Wells and Doris Ann Godby,
junior councilors. Volunteer coun
cilors. included Mrs. Bob Yale,
Mrs. Goodwin, Mrs. Cecil Adam
son, Mrs. Tal Barnes' and Mrs.
At Pleasant Home
Revival services will begin Sun
day, July 30, at Pleasant Home
The pastor, Rev. Victor Watts,
will be assisted by Rev. Orady •
White, of Hiddenlte, in the ser
vices to be held each evening at ]
7:30. The public Is cordially invit- i
ed to attend.
The Damascus church choir will
give a program at the Wilkesboro
Methodist church Sunday night at
O'clock. A silver, offering
Will be taken, proceeds from which i
will go for church repairs.
The Damascus ehdif is Olid bf
the best colored choirs in this sec
tion of the state, and the public
is invited to hear the program ]
which has been arranged for Sun
day evening. 1
Farm Loan Group
Has A Good Year
The Annual Stockholders' meet
ing of the North Wilkesboro Na
tional Farm Loan Association was
held this year in the Court House
at Jefferson, with a representa
tive number of members from each
of the fire counties served by the
association in attendance.
All were highly pleased at the
progress shown, by the association
in new loans closed which was ap
proximately 25 per cent ahead of
the previous year. Loans aggrega
ting $124,975.00 were closed
against a little less that $100,000
last year, and more than $35,000
pending at <^ose of the fiscal year.
Prom information received from
Mr. Julian H. Scarborough, Presi
dent of the Federal Land Bank ol
Columbia, this compares with
most areas served through the
Federal Land Bank of Columbia,
the average being a 29 percent
increase. Total loans closed by
the Federal Land Bank of Colum
bia for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1950, was more than
thirteen million dollars which was
$3,000,000 in excess of loans
made the preceding year. Of this
amount loans were made to farm
ers in the Third Farm Credit Dis
trict as follows: North Carolina
$3,752,000; South Carolina $2,
914,000; Georgia ^$5,215,000;
Florida $1,320,000. About 69 per
cent of these loans were made for
the purpose of refinancing exist
ing obligations — mainly at lower
interest rates and longer maturi
ties. Eleven per cent were used to
purchase land and 20 per cent foi
farm improvements, purchasing
livestock and farm machinery.
The North Wilkesboro National
Farm Loan Association handles
the making and servicing of all
land b^nk loans in the counties ol
Allegha&y, Ashe, Caldwell, Wa
tauga 1 and Wilkes. M
Officer? and directors for the
coming year are — S. C. Eggers,
Boone, N. C., President; Eugene
S. Shatley, Jefferson, N. C., Vice
President; J. Mack Moore, Granite
Falls, N. C.; Donald C. Poplin,
Ronda, N. C.; Carlis Lee Mitchell,
Sparta, N. C., directors.
Loan Committee: S. C. Eggers.
J. Mack Moore, O. H. Bracey, with
E. S. Shatley, Donald C. Poplin
and Carlis Lee Mitchell alternates.
O. H. Bracey, Secretary-Trea
urer and Elizabeth T. Crutchfield,
Office is located in the Bank
of North Wilkesboro Building,
At Auction Saturday
W. R. Weir Auction company, oi
which M. C. Woodie is Selling
agent here, will conduct three
sales of highly desirable property
Saturday afternoon, July 29.
The first of these sales will bt
at two p. m. and will be the
Round Mountain property near
Hays. At 4:30 p. m. will be the
sale of the W, C. Bentley proper
ty in Wilkesboro and at six o'clock
C, D. Jjovette's lots on highway
268. A jar of money will be given
free at the sales.
The ladle? 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.
DELINQUENTS TO HEAD LIST OF
DRAFTEES IN THE FIRST CALL
The following registrants, who
tiave been reported on the "Re
;ord of Delinquents" to the U. S.
District Attorney for failure to
;omply with the Selective Service
A-pt of 1948, will be at the top
af the list in the first call for
induction from Wilkes County:
Claude Allien Shepherd, Will
ed Caldwell, Jimmy Tedro Mc
jlamery, Charles Lloyd Coltrane,
Russell Junior Martin, Paul Stew
irt, William Thomas Parsons,
Ambrose Caldwell, Warner John
The penalties for violators of the
Federal law are "strigent", there
fore, In an effort to remove the
>ause of delinquency of these reg
strants, they are urged to com
nunicate with the Local Board im
mediately. The members of the
families and other acquaintances
ire also urged to render assistance
n locating these men.
Mrs. David Lowe, clerk of the
Local draft board, re-emphasized
the fact that all men between 18
and 2 5 years of age must regis
ter If they have not done so. Those
becoming 18 mast register within
five days of their birthday. For
those men who come in this cate
gory, the following suggestions
1. Register promptly.
2. Fill out and return your
Selective Service Quesionnalre
3. Keep your local board advis
Jd of your correct mailing address.
4. Report for Examination and
[nduction when so- ordered.
5. Report to your local board
iny changes in your family status
which may have a bearing on
6. Carry .your Registration Cer
tificate and Classification Card on
Vice Chairman Of
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Mrs. Odell Whittington, of
Reddies River, is vice chairman
of the Wilkes County Demo
cratic Executive Committee, of
which Watson Brame is chair
man and Paul J. Vestal is secre
tary. Mrs. Whittington is the
only woman holding an office
with the executive committees
of major political parties in
tyixie Home To
Have New Store
Most Modern Store In Chain
Of 150 To Be Erected
In This City
Transaction was completed
yesterday whereby the Dixie Home
store in North Wilkesboro will
get a spacious new store whioh
will be the most modern unit in
the entire chain of 150 Dixie Home
stores in the south, J. C. Will
iams, Jr., manager of the Dixie
Home store here, said today.
R. C. Rigdon and J. A. McMa
han, of the firm's home Office in
Greenville, S. C., here yesterday
signed a ten-year lease with V.
M. Church, who is to erect the new
store building on the corner of
Ninth and D streets. Mr. Church
has purchased the W. M. DeBerry
home, which is adjacent to the
corner lot. The residence will be
removed and that part of the pro
perty will be used for a parking
lot for the Dixie Home store.
The store building will be 70
by 135 feet and the parking lot
will be 65 by 140 feet. According
to the terms of the lease, the mo
dern building will be erected im
mediately and will be ready for
occupancy in 90 days. Upon com
pletion of the new building the
Dixie Home store will move there
from its present location on Main
New equipment will be install
ed throughout the new building,
and the most modern super mar
ket fixtures available will be in
Dixie Home store has been op
erating in North Wilkesboro for
12 years and has enjoyed a rapid
ly growing business which has f&r
outgrown the present quarters.
"We are happy that plans for a
new and modern store for North
Wilkesboro have been completed
and we appreciate the business
which has made this expansion
possible," Mr. Williams said.
The new store will be 160 per
cent self service, and will provide
room for customers to shop with
maximum convenience and com
Rummage Sale Here
Franklin circle of the First Me
thodist church will sponsor a rum
mage sale Sautrday, nine a. m., in
the Phillips building on Tenth
Plans For Annual
Gab Event Here
Parade Will Be In Afternoon
P| With Program At Ball
Park In Evening
Annual Farmers' Day will be
held in North Wilkesboro October
12, according to preliminary plans
formed in a meeting of the Trade
Promotion committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce,
sponsor of the event.
Farmers' Day has become in re
cent years a gala celebration in
which business interests play
hosts to farmers in Northwestern
North Carolina — a day of gala
entertainment for young a£d old.
L. S. Spainhour, committee
chairman, presided over the meet
ing. The committee reviewed the
budget, which provides expenses
of Farmers' Day and holiday light
ing, and adopted a budget prac
tically the same as last year.
R. R. Church, general chairman
for Farmers' Day last year, which
drew a record crowd that filled
the Wilkesboros to overflowing
and featured a parade of 150
units, sat with the committee in
capacity as advisor.
It was decided that the parade
this year will be held in the after
noon and that a program of en
tertainment be carried oat in the
evening in Memorial Park because
crowds have outgrown any avail
able' space uptown.
Sub-committees will be formed
at an early date to arrange pro
gram and other features for the
event. Plans are to have three or
more visiting bands in the parade
in addition to the North Wilkes
boro high school band. Following
the parade in the afternoon the
more attractive and interesting
ualta will fee parked on the park
ing lot at Memorial Park in order
that persons may have time to.
view them, take pfcures and study
the various units.
At 3 Churches
Gospel singing in several organ
ized groups will be featured in
singing association meetings to
be held on the Fifth Sunday, July
30, in three Wilkes county
These fifth Sunday singings are
always largely attended and many
Binging classes, quartets and
ether groups take part.
The Southside Singing Associa
tion, of which F. J. McDuffie, of
Wilkesboro, is chairman, will meet
at Cub Creek church for an all
day session with a picnic dinner at
noon. The chairman asks all sing
ers to be present for the singing.
Stone Mountain singing will be
held at Oak Ridge Baptist church,
according to announcement by
Arthur Warren, chairman.. Thla
singing will begin at one o'clock.
Blue Ridge Singing Association
will go to Yellow Hill Baptist
church at Summit for an atter
nooo Of singing, beginning at one
o'clock. Chairman T. A. EUer an
Rev. W. N. Brookshire, pastor
of the Wilkesboro Baptist church,
and family are away since Mon
day on their vacation. They will
be away for two weeks.
Rev. J. Earl Pearson will preach
at the 11:00 a. m. service Sun
day, July 30.
Fev. T. Sloane Guy will preach
at the 11:00 a. m. service Sunday
MT. AIRY HERE TONIGHT;
NEXT GAME HERE MONDAY
Weather permitting, the North
Wilkesboro Flashers are scheduled
to entertain the Mount Airy Granl
teers, currently the hottest team in
the Blue Ridge, in Memorial Park
After a two-day stand in Galax
Friday and Saturday the Flashers
move to Radford for a game Sun
day and play Radford here Mon
day in a family night attraction.
Last night at Mt. Airy North
Wilkesboro lost 11 to 6 in a free
hitting game. Strayley and Ham
lin divided mound duties for North
Wilkesboro with Strayley charged
with the loss.
With few exceptions pitching
has improved for the North Wil
kesboro club and an inflelder Is
nofr being sought to tighten de
fense. Hitting has improved dur
ing .the past week and the team
appears definitely on the upgrade.
The great need Of the club at
present is greater support from
fans who want to keep baseball
here. Paid attendance at recent
games hai been under 500, and it
i« absolutely essential tbat at
tendance be . increased by an av
erage ol 200 per game to avoid
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