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Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WHKE$B0R0, N. C., Thursday, August 3,1950 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
August Term Of
Wilkes Court To
Begin August 7
Over 200 Cases Calendered
On Criminal Docket For
More than 200 cases are'calen
dared for trial in the August term
of Wilkes superior court, which
will convene on Monday; August
7, with Judge Prank M. Arm
strong, of Troy, on the bench.
The docket is unusually large,
but many of the cases are for
traffic law violations, including
driving while intoxicated, reckless
driving and speeding, there be
ing no eounty court wi^h jurisdic
tion to dispose of these cases.
Solicitor Avalon E. Hall, of
Yadkinville, will prosecute the
docket. The calendar released by
Solicitor Hall stat.Sd that witness
es after appearing before the
•Grand jury are required to be
back in court on the day the
cases in which they are summons
ed is calendared for trial. Wit
nesses in cases not reached on the
day calendared are required to
attend court until the case is dis
posed of unless thoy are other
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7 From Clevenger At
Two members of the faculty of
Clevenger College and five stu
dents, members of Phi Theta Pi,
International Commerce Frater
nity, attended the seventh Inter
national Convention of Phi Theta
Pi,' held in Chicago, July 26
Faculty members attending the
convention were R. \L. Morrison,
supervisor of instruction at Clev
enger College and sponsor of the
local chapter Of Phi Theta Pi, and
Joseph Stezer, accounting instruc
Students attending were Odell
Billings, Jr., Charles Huntley,
Fred Kilby, Gary Wyatt and John
Ask United Prayers
Mrs. W. L. Joines, of Wilkes
boro, an employee in the cabinet
room of Forest Furniture com
pany, asks publication of the fol
"We, employees in the cabinet
room of Forest Furniture com
pany, on Friday at'noon are hav
ing a chain of prayers for our na
tioh. Please publish this in your
paper and ask people in their
homes or wherever they are to
firay at this hour. If ever there
Nias been a time that we need to
J, pray for lost souls and our nation
it is now."
One of the most successful
singings in the history of Stone
Mountain Singing Association was
'field Sunday at Oak Ridge chusch.
Fifteen singing groups were
present to participate in the sing
ing, which was enjoyed through
out the aternoon. One group was
from Winston-Salem and there
were a number from churches out
side of the immediate territory.
Chairman Arthur Warren stat
ed that the crowd was exception
al) y large and that the singing
is growing with each session. The
next singing will be held on Sun
day, October 29, at Little Moun
tain church, which is located be
tween Hays and Rock Creek.
Ronda Soldier In
Korea War Action
Cpl. L. P. Holloway, age 19, of
Ronda route two, is in the army
air corps and is now in action in
the Korean war zone, it was learn
ed here today. He has been in
service 19 months.
On Dean's 1950
List At- Yale U.
Attorney and Mrs. Robert M.
Gambill, of Wilkesboroi" have been
officially notified that their styi,
Mr. Malcolm Gambill, was on the
dean's list for his freshman year
/Of 1949J50 at Yale University,
New Haven, Conn.
Malcolm, a graduate of Wilkes
boro high school, and Phillips Ac
cademy of Andover, Mass., was a
member of the varsity football
team at Phillips Academy during
the season of 1948, and was a
member of the freshman grid
squad at Yale last fall. He will
report at Yale on August 31st for
pre-season football training.
MUD CAMOUFLAGES AMBULANCE
A MEDICAL CORPSMAN of the 24th Medical Battalion camouflages the
Red Cross on his ambulance with mud in an attempt to protect it from
the "special attention" given mercy vehicles by the North Koreans. The
enemy has made it a practice to attack field hospitals and strafe ambu
lances wherever found. (Defense Department Photo from International)
Tokyo (Thursday) '— Amer
ican troops fell back yesterday
on the central front to make the
Naktong River the United Na
tions defense barrier for much of
the north and west sides of the
But General MacArthur an
nounced a South Korean victory
in the battle for Yongdok, the
"nbrTEeasfefn" anchor ot the Al
lied defense line, which has
dwindled to a preimeter of 150
miles or less. The South Koreans
recaptured the city.
Field dispatches said the gen
eral withdrawal was expected to
be the last major U. N. pull
back of the war. Battle-ready U.
S. Marines streamed ashore and
started immediately for the hard
pressed lines, ahead Of them were
army reinforcements which had
One of the critical sectors was
west of Pusan, the main supply
port at the southeastern Lip of
Korea. Fighting raged only 40
miles to the west of the city.
The general withdrawal, how
ever, apparently did not extend
this far south on the western
side of the box-shaped beach
Latest field reports said army
tanks and troops were engaged
in bloody fighting after halting
a powerful Korean Communist
thrust 40 miles west of Pusan
with a counter - attack. The Am
ericans drove within three to
five miles of Chinju before re
turning to their posiitons, an
Eighth Army communique said
Lutherans To Hold
Worship services sponsored by
the Lutheran Synod of North
Carolina will be held in the Wil
kesboro Presbyterian Church
Sunday morning, beginning with
Sunday School at 10 o'clock and
preaching at 11. Theological stu
dent Richard B. Dorton will con
duct the services. Visitor^ and
friends as well as members of the
Lutheran church will be welcome.
George Childers >
Going To Shelby
George Childers, assistant man
ager of the J. C. Penney com
pany store in North Wilkesboro,
has been promoted to the same
position at the Penney store in
,Shelby, which is a larger unit
of the Penney chain.
Mr. Childers, a native Of Le
noir, has been with the Penney
company for several years and
was in Winston-Salem before com
ing here in 1946. His record here
as assistant manager has been
outstanding and his many friends
aj-e confident that he will cuyitinus
to make progress with the Penney
company in the mercantile field.
Mr. and Mrs. Childers, the former
Miss Mildred Smithey, of Wilkes
boro, and their son, George Allen,
will make their home in Shelby.
P.'-T. A. Groups
Dr. J. H. Sowder, president of
the North Wilkesboro Parent-Tea
chers Association, has announced
appointment of committee chair
men for the coming year.
Dr. Sowder said that a meeting
of the executive board will be held
soon to plan the first meeting of
the year, which is expected to be
soon after opening of North WU
kesobro schools on September 4.
Committee chairmen for the
year are as follows: Mrs. Lewis
,Vickery, membership; Mrs. Charles
Ziliak, publicity; Dr. and Mrs. H.
B. Smith, hospitality; Mrs. W. W.
Starr, buget and finance; Miss
Myra Sale, art; Miss Sarah Jane
Judy, music; Mrs. Arthur Venable,
health, safety and lunch room;
Mrs. Robert Gibbs, library; Mrs.
R. N. Wooten and Mrs. Carl Van
Deman, program; W. H. McElwee,
legislative; Mrs. Ivey Moore, Hal
lowe'en party; Mrs. Jack Swof
ford, P.-T.A. magazine.
Chairman of room representa
tives will be announced later, Dr.
Announcement was made today
that the Wilkes County Public Lib
rary, which is located in the North
Wilkesboro city hall building, will
be closed all day on Wednesdays
until further notice.
FIFTH AIR FORCE OPERATIONS
TOP RECORDS IN KOREAN WAR
Tokyo — General MacArthur
announced last night that B-29
Superfortresses destroyed or dam
aged 70 per cent of their target j
area their second mass attack
on the North Korean war produc
tion center of Hungnam.
In a second communique he said
that the United States Fifth Air !
Force — fighters and light bom
bers — had now attained a total
of nearly 500 combat missions
in a single day.
The Fifth Air Force's own
breakdown for Tuesday's missions
was 417 — a total which "brought
a message of congratulation from
General Hoyt Vandenberg, Chief
of Staff Of the air force, to Lleu
- • 7. i
tenant General George E. $trate
meyers, commanding Far Eastern
Fifth Air Force fighter-bomber
operations topped all previous
flight records in the Korean war,
but pilots said they were finding
it tougher to locate enemy tanks,
locomotives and other targets.
No Enemy Planes
A Fifth Air Force spokesman
said no enemy planes had. been
encountered in the air for a week.
An air force spokesman said
that the shortage of targets had
resulted from the heavy destruc
tion already suffered by the Reds
from air attacks and the Commun
ists use of better camouflage.
I CICpilvllu vUl vvj
By Telephone Co.
Received In City
f* • y4
Interested Partiea May See
Reports Filed At Cham
ber Of Commerce
i» ... ■
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce,
petitioner in a hearing held early
this year on requests for better
telephone senrice and extension
of rural servioe, has Teceived from
the North Carolina Utilities Com
mission copies of surveys made
by Central Telephone Company on
requests for a number of lines in
Wilkes. ' l'" '*•• • '
The reports received by the
chamber are t6r Boomer. Brock
town, Moravian Palis and Pores i
Knob requests. Persons interes
ted in seeing these reports may
call at the Wflkes Chamber of
Commerce office in the Call Ho
tel building on Ninth street.
Following the hearing held here
the commission ordered Central
Telephone company to make a
comprehensive survey of com
munities requesting lines, the
survey to include number of peo
ple wanting service, cost of con
struction and estimated revenue.
For Making False
On July 29 Justice of the Peace
C. J. Jones tried Lester E. Higgins
in his court for violation of the
Employment Security Law. The
evidence showed that Leste* E.
Higgins filed a claim for Unem
ployment Compensation Benefits
while working With the Town, oi
Wilkesboro, and he failed to in
form the interviewer at the local
office of the Employment Security1
Commission that he had worked
and had earnings during the per
iod he filed a claim. The claimant,
Lester E. Higgins,, received Un
employment Compensation Bene
thru May 7th, 1950, in the sum
of $19.50. The testimony showed
that during this week he worked
for The Town of Wilkesboro. The
claimant, Lester E. Higgins, was
convicted of misrepresenting his
earnings and was found guilty of
the charges. The Justice of the
Peace rendered a judgment that
Lester E. Higgins should pay a
fine Of $20.00, the cost of court,
and refund the Employment Se
curity Commission the overpay
ment of $19.50.
All unemployed claimants filing
for unemployed benefits, must re
port any work performed and also
any earnings (wages) for any
week for which benefits are
claimed. Failure to report work
and or earnings will result in
prosecution under the Employ
ment Security Law and the claim
ant will be subject to a maximum
fine of $50 or 30 days imprison
New Rates For
Recently the North Carolina
Utilities Commission granted the
Central telephone company rate
These increases were granted to
make up for increased costs of
operation and will be effective
with the next billing.
Following are listed the new
rate schedule as granted by the
commission. Attention is called
to the fact that the figures quot
ed are net and that telephone
bills will include a 15 per cent
federal tax, which makes the
gross rates higher by 15 per cent
than the following figures:
One party residence $3.90.
Two party residence $3.10.
Four party residence $2.25.
One party business $6.25.
Two party business $5.40.
Four party business $4.75.
Business rural $3.25.
Baseball game of the year will
be played here Friday, August H.
" Lt. (jg) and Mrs. E. C. Hill
and their two children, Chuck and
Susan, left Monday for Annapolis,
Md., where Lt. Hill will be for
two years doing graduate study.
Mrs. Hill and the children had
been here for five weeks with
Mrs. Hill's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Halfacre, and Lt. Hill, who
had been stationed at Charleston,
S. C., was here for about ten
REINFORCEMENTS HEAD FOR FRONT
MOVING THROUGH RICE PADDIES, troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division
hscd for the fighting lines in South Korea to bolster endangered Ameri
can positions. Sailing directly from the U. S., troops of the 2nd Infantry
Division have now been landed in South Korea, closely followed by a
new outfit, not yet identified. (U.S. Army Radiophoto from International)
W. H. S. Football
Players To Meet
Sunday, Two P. M.
Coach Marvin Hoffman has call
ed a Weting of All football play
ers or Wilkesboro high school to
be held at the school gymnasium
Sunday, August 6, two p. m.
The meeting will be held for
the purpose of planning the pre
season .training period at Boone.
The squad will leave for Boone
on Sunday, August 13, and the
training period irthere will end
Army And Navy
In This County
Army, air forces and navy re
cruiters here daily are enlisting
new recruits in service.
Recruiter Arthur Eiserman has
received notice that John and Clif
ford C. Hayes, of this city, have
been accepted into the air force
and are in training at San An
Navy Recruiter H. A. Moore
enlisted Bobby Poteat, Of 109
Fourth street. North Wilkesboro,
Wesley Morris Mayberry of North
Wilkesboro route one, and French
Parker Blevins of Crumpler.
They are in training at San Diego,
Army and navy recruiters may
be contacted at the North Wil
kesboro town hall.
Grows Fine Grapes
C. F. Bretholl, who resides on
the Brushies near Moravian
Falls, each year grows excellent
graphs, showing that grapes can
be grown in Wilkes in abundance
and with excellent quality and
flavor. Mr. Bretholl on Monday
treated The Journal-Patriot per
sonnell with a basket of fine
quality grapes Of two varieties.
Ready To Fight
! Pusan, Korea. — The First ma
rine combat units to reach Ko
frrea landed yesterday ready for
instant action to help save this
rapidly shrinking beachead.
: As soon as their equipment was
landed, Marines (were expected
to race to the southwest sector
:where the beachhead was imme
diately imp^ri'ed. Thefe the Com
■munist forces that have captured
SChinju are threatening Pusan in
a drive to cut off American forces
from the sea.
Marine equipment included 45
ton M-26 tanks, which mount a
90 mm gun and are the heaviest
American armoc yet seen here.
So far American armor has been
no match for the Russian T-34
tanks, which mount an 85-mm
gun that has consistently out
I gunned our mediums which car
•ry a 75.
Flame Throwers, Bazookas
, The marines also have flame
I throwers for use against cave
■ and pill box defenses and 3.5-inch
[bazookas which already have
t been employed with great suc
jcess against Russian-made tanks.
The marihes also brought their
own air group, which will be part
ly carrier-based and partly land
' based on Japan. They have their
own hospital ship and enough
supplies ot operate independently
of the army for 4 5 days.
As the marines landed, their
mere appearance gave the great
est morale boost to the United
Nations forces since this ugly
little campaign began.
At Pilgrim Baptist
Rev. A. A. Johnson, pastor,
will fill the pulpit at Pilgrim Bap
' tist church Sunday morning at 11
1 a. m. The public is cordially in
| vited and visitors are welcome.
FLASHERS OPEN 4-DAY HOME
STAND FRIDAY; BASSETT IN
Starting Friday night against
Mt. Airy, the North Wilkesboro
baseball club will play a four-day
home stand. Elkin will be here
Saturday night and Sunday and
Galax will play here Monday
This four-day stand at home
will give baseball fans through
out this area an opportunity to
show their loyalty to baseball here
by giving their support with large
crowds at every game. Desperate
financial plight of the club makes
it essential that the club have the
support of all who want baseball
| and value its influence in the
| Bassett, ya., has entered the
i league to take the place of Wythe
' ville, which dropped out because
[ of the frightful polio epidemic
[in that Virginia town. Bassett will
(field a new team and play their
first game Friday night. Bassett
will take the standing of Wythe
ville in fourth place and play
Wytheville's schedule. First ap
pearance of the Bassett team in
North Wilkesboro will be on Sat
urday night, August 12. Games
missed since Wytheville dropped
out must be made up in double
headers. Tuesday night was to
have been a game with Wythe
ville here and Wytheville already
was behind one game in this park.
Wytheville retains franchise and
Bassett has been granted a tem
porary franchise, which means
that next season Bassett has first
call on any vacancy or may be
taken with Martinsville to make
the league an eight-club circuit.
Because of their residence in
the polio epidemic area, Wythe
ville players are not playing in
this league and many have been
optioned out to other leagues.
Five have gone to Whiteville in
the Tobacco State circuit and
several are in the Virginia league.
Worth Cuthbertson has been sold
to Franklin in the Virginia league.
2 Autos, Truck
In Crash Monday
Oh Hitrhwav 421
Wll lll£ll Wuj ■ •« I
Boomer Resident Hurt In
Crash And His Car ~ *
Two automobiles and a truck
were Involved In a collision Mon
day night on highway 421 near
Wilkesboro, sending four to the
hospital here and totally destroy
ing one car.
Conrad Eller, resident of the
Boomer community, was going east
from Wilkesboro on highway 421
when Patrolman C. R. Shook js&ye
chase to apprehend Eller on
charge of speeding. Eller's car,
a new Oldsmobile, was reported to
have been making 85 to 90 miles
an hour before the crash Occured
near the intersection of highway
421 and old route 60 at Carey
There Eller's car hit the back
end of Tom Poteat's truck, which
was traveling east on the highway.
In attempting to pass the truck
the right front fender was ripped
off under the truck bed and the
auto careened from the truck and
hit almost head-on an automobile
being driven west on the highway
by Clyde Benton, of Wilkesboro
Eller's car immediately burst
into flames after crashing with
Benton's car, and Eller was thrown
clear. At the Wilkes hospital his
injuries were described as not ser
ious. Mr. and Mrs. Benton received
only minor injuries and their
small daughter sustained a jaw
injury. Benton's car was badly
damaged. Driver Of the truck was
North Wilkesboro fire depart
ment was called to extinguish the
blaze of Eller's burning automo
Meanwhile, two victims from
the crash of an auto on highway
421 east of Wilkesboro Sunday
were released from the hospi
tal and the other two were re
ported as improving.
A car traveling east at a high
rate Of speed and reported to have
been driven b^ .C^y JRarJter pve.r
turned off the highway and rolled :
end over end a number of times
in a field. Parker and Hoover
Combs were released from the
hospital. Combs had a shoulder
injury. Gwyn Chamber sustained
a broken back and Harley Gray
Jiad multiple cuts on his head,
arms, body and legs. All four oc
cupants of the car are residents of
the Wilkesboro route two and
North Wilkesboro route three com
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Has 9 Patients
On Tuesday, August 1st the
Wilkes-Alleghany County Cancer
Center held its weekly clinic. 9
appeared for examination, 7 white
women, 1 white man, no colored
women, 1 colored man.
Mrs. John T. Cashion served as
Chairman of Receptionists, and
assisting her were Mrs. R. H. Mc
Neill, Mrs. James Ford, and Mrs.
Those who presided in the ex
amining rooms were Mrs. Mark
Phillips and Mrs. Tam Shumaker.
Nine examinations were com
pleted and 9 patients were referred
to their personal physicians for
The Center is staffed by mem
bers of Ihe Wilkes-Alleghany
County Medical Society.
Examinations are free to all
women 35 or over, all men 40 or
over, and to anyone with a symp
tom or a "danger signal," regard
less of age.
The Clinics are held every Tues
day morning in the Wilkes County
Court House. Registration is from
9:00 to 10:00 a. m.
Frequently there are more ap
plicants for examination than can
be accomodated. Thereore, in ord
er that those who live at a dis
tance may be sure of an examina
tion and thus not make 4 trip
in vain, priorities will se seat, op
request, to all who live twenty
miles or more from Wilkesboro
Address your request to Cancer
Center C'erk, Wilkesboro, N. C.
and indicate two dates on which
you could come for examination.
Rev. E. H. Gartell
Will Preach Here
Rev. E. H. Gartell, Jr., former
pastor at Mocksville and Blxby
and former missionary ot Korea,
will preach at the First Presby
terian church here at the eleven
o'clock sertices Sunday, August
6 and 13. Rev. Mr. Gartell is now
attending the annual Missionary
Institute at Montreat.