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NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, August 10, 1950
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AMERICAN TANK CREW OPENS ON ENEMY TARGET
\ A SHELL CAN BE SEEN BURSTING in background at right as U. S. tankmen begin bombardment of Red Ko\
rean positions. Atop the tank, a crewman operates a .50 caliber machine gun and he expects to knock out
some enemy anti-tank units. (17. S. Defense Department-TelenewM Newtreel Photo from International)
Attacks By Yanks
In Korea Drive
Tokyo (Thursday) — Two onrushing
army infantry. spearheads
of the American southern
offensive reportedly linked up today
six to seven miles east of
Chinju. The Korean Communists
appeared ready to flee this southern
anchor of their line.
Reports to U. S. Eighth Army
headquarters said * doughboys of
the Fifth Regimental Combat
Team and the 25th Infantry Division's
35th Regiment Joiied on
high ground that leads to wltltJn
,»Ues xif. the buxned-oijt oityy
The Reds had hoped'to driv* from
there eastward 55 air mtles to
Pusan,, the all - important United
Nations supply port.
I Along the Naktong River line
to the north, Americans launched
a new attack. Apparently they
already had stalled a major Red
offensive aimed at punching
through to the communications
center of Taegu. No new crossings
were reported during Wednesday
night and early Thursday morning.
Reds Retake Yongdok
But on the eastern end of the
^United Nations northern front,
*he Reds recaptured the rubbled
town of Yongdok on the East
Coast. They surged almost a
.mile southward past the town
i #hich is the northern anchor of
the Allied line and was defended
by Southern Korean troops.
In the southern offensive, U. S.
patrols were only seven miels east
of Chinju, Red sprinboard for a
drive on Pusan, vital U. N. supply
55 air miles to the east.
Dokies To Meet
North Wilkesboro Dokies club
will meet Friday, seven p. m., at
the Parkway Cafe. An interesting
meeting is anticipated and all
members are asked to attend.
Picnic, Aug. 16
By CARL, E. VAXDEMAN
Brushy Mountain Fruit Growers
■will have their annual picnic and
summer meeting at the Perry
Lowe's orchard on Wednesday,
August 16. The morning program
will start at 9:30 a. m. with an
orchard meeting for the men and
separate meeting for the women.
Mr. George Turnipseed, entomologist
at the Apple Research
Laboratory, has been carrying on
some interesting experimental
work, using new spray matreials.
This experiment is in cooperation
■with Dr. C. N. Clayton and Dr.
Clyde Smith both of N. C. State
College and all three of these men
will be on hand to discuss the results
of these new spray materials
• We are looking for every fruit
grower in Alexander and Wilkes
as well as several nearby counties
to» bring their families and attend
this grand picnic and orchard
meeting. The theme of the afternoon
program will be marketing
apples. This subject will lw
fully discussed both from the
producer's and the consumers
point of view. Every apple growei
needs to be fully informed in ordei
to sell his crop to his best ad van
tage this season.
School At St. Paul's
I St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
| Wilkesbcro, will hold a Daily Vai
cation Church School for two
j weeks beginning Monday, August
! 14, it was announced Wednesday
, by O. L. Lake, student minister.
[The school will.be from 9 a. m.
to 11:30 a. m., Monday through
Friday for the two weeks.
The school will be under the
direction of Mr. Lake, who will
j also teach the Junior class. Other
j teachers will be Miss Alice Cassell,
Primary group; Miss Betsy Barber,
Kindergarten group; and
j Mrs. A. G. Bloomfield, and Miss
[Ann Carltpn. . 4
The school is open to the public
'^nd- i<£ for children from four to
twfefre yeairs' of age.- -The course
is on the Lord's Prayer, and (each
of the three classes will present
-the content and meaning of the
Lord's Prayer as adapted to the
age of the individual child.
Club Meets Friday!
The Junior Optimist Club of
1 North Wilkesboro will meet at
the Woodlawn Community House
Friday night at seven o'clock. All
members are urged to be present
as officers will be elected.
The club had a fine meeting
last Friday night. Members of the
senior Optimist club were present.
Features of the meeting were a
! watermelon feast and string music
, by two members of the club —
Edward Church and Donnie Lambert.
Eighteen boys of the membership
of twenty attended the
Upon -'presentation of their j
membership cards at the front
} gate, members of the junior Qp-tii*4sV:cliU>
-*re ^dmttted fr«e, to
jail honte games pfayed by the]
Flashers. The boys appreciate this |
courtsey on the part of the offic- j
ials of the local baseball organiza- j
NORTH WILKESBORO BLASTS
RADFORD WITH 10 TO I WIN
Driving toward a playoff posi-1
tion in the Blue Ridge circuit, j
North Wilkesboro Flashers here I
last night wasted no time In blasting
a 10 to 1 victory over Radford,
one of the teams the Flashers
have to beat to gain in the
Radford started Daughtery, a:
lefty, to try to hold the Flashers
left handed batting power in
check. He walked Ed Morton. Dave
Davenport doubled. Cart Howeiton
singled and Ray Hickernell
blasted a long triple. At that point
Daughtery walked from the
mound and threw his glove in the
dugout. Griffith, a right hander,
went in to pitch and struck out
Bob Wright and Stan Wilcox.
Wayne Davis, Cecil Fogleman and
Gary Thornburg singled. Morton
walked and Davenport singled.
The run total was seven. Steve
Slobaba went in to pitch and retired
Howerton on a grounder.
The display of batting power
gave Thornburg a splendid working
lead and he had no trouble retiring
Radford batters and allowed
them a total »of four hits. In
the third Cirelli walked and Hardy
doubled for Radford's lone tally..
Double Header Here
Here Saturday night fans will
get their first chance to see the
new Bassett, Va., team in action.
It will be a double header with
the first game starting at 6:30.
Galax wi)l play here Sunday afternoon.
Tonight the slugging Flashers
go to Radford and on Friday night
will play Bassett at Bassett.
Attendance at games recently
had been encouraging until last
night, when a small crowd was
on hand to see North Wilkesboro
blast Radford. The team now is
definitely a power hitting group
that should thrill fans, and club
officials are hopeful that fans
will show their support with large
Lutherans To Hold
Services On Sunday
Worship service! sponsored by
the Lutheran Synod of North
Carolina will be held in the Wilkesboro
Presbyterian church Sunday
morning beginning with Sunday
school at 10 o'clock and
preaching at 11. Theological stad!
ent Richard B. Dorton will conduct
the services. Visitors and
Ifreinds as well as members of the
Lutheran church will be welcome.
Rondal Riley, 22,
Killed In Crash
Hary Rondal Riley, 22, of near
Cycle, died almost instantly just
after midnight Saturday night on
the southside of. Winston-Salem,
when his new ford convertible
struck a tree at dead end Broad
street, while going at near 100'
miles an hour, according to an
acount of the wreck. His compaion,
Herman Brooks, 22, of
Brooks Cross Roads, was severely
injured and was carried to a hospital
where he is not thought to
be badly hurt.
Riley was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. Preston Riley of Marler, near
Cycle, and was the only child of
the couple. He made his home
with his parents and was engaged
in the mercantile business with
his father' and they operated a
large stockyard at Wilkesboro.
Brooks is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry H. Brooks of Marler,
and was employed some place in
South Carolina, being home for
Riley's survivors include his
parents; his grandfather, W. C.
Riley, well known farmer; and
his maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Allen of Ashland,
Funeral service for Riley was
held Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock at Mt. View Baptist church
where he was a member. Rev. J.
L. Powers, the pastor, and Rev.
Lloyd Pardue officiated. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Tiny Lee County has its Green
Pastures goal set at 5,000 acres
At Ferguson 12th
A community picnic sponsored
by the Ferguson Home Demonstration
club will "be held Saturday,
August 12, seven p. m., at
the home of Mrs. H. C. Wheeling
at Ferguson. All people of the
Ferguson community are invited
with well filled baskets for the
Addition To Be
Ready At Schools
North Wilkesboro And Mulberry
Schools Will Open
On Sept. 4th
Wilkes county schools with exception
of Mulberry will open on
Wednesday, September 6, C. B.
Eller, county superintendent, said
Mulberry school, which has interlocking
North Wilkesboro, will open with
the city schools here on Monday,
Supt. Eller said opening on
September 6 will allow two days
off for Thanksgiving and one
week for Christmas, with closing
date set for May 25, 1951. Many
of the schools will not operate
on election day, November 7, because
school houses in several
precincts will be used as voting
There will be only one change
this year in district principals. At
Wilkesboro George E. Smith, formerly
of Cornelius and Cooleemee
will succeed Wm. T. Long, who resigned.
Principals back for this
year will be P. W. Greer at Millers
Creek, P. W. Gregory at Mountain
View, Fred Gilreath at Traphill,
R. O. Poplin, Jr., at Ronda,
Hal Edminsten at Ferguson, O. M.
Profitt at Mt. Pleasant, Grady
Miller at Mulberry and Mack
Cowles at Roaring River. J. R.
Edelin, Lincoln Heights principal,
has resigned to take a position in
Maryland. His successor has not
The school building program is
progressing well, Supt. Eller said,
and contractors on projects under
way have materials on hand to
J It Is that new buildItogfc
' ready at Moiin+.ain
Crest and for Union township. Additions
may be ready at Boomer,
Roaring Rive*, Clingman, Benham,
Austin and Mt. Pleasant.
License* Plates For
1951 Have Arrived
T. C. Caudill, manager of the
North Wilkesboro branch of the
Carolina Motor Club, which sells
state and city license plates for
automobiles and trucks, has received
a shipment of 9,000 license
plates for the year 1950.
North Carolina; is going in for
colorful license plates, which for
1951 will have red lettering on
white background. The new plates
will go on sale December 1 and
may be used on and after that
Will Honor Farm
30 Veteranl In Wilkes To
Receive Farm Training
Certificates will be presented
over program to be held Monday,
August 14, eight p. In. at Wilkesboro
school, Fred Daris, vocational
agriculture teacher and farm
training program sapersivor.said
Those to appear on the program
will include: A. L. Teachey, of
Raleigh, state supervisor of vocational
education: Tal Stafford,
of Asheville, district supervisor
of vocational education; and Jim
Graham, who is in charge of the
experiment station at Laural
This meeting will be to honor
those who have completed their
farm training and all veterans
in the program and their families
Wilkes county golf tournament
will be held September 8, 9 and
10 at Blowing Rock.
Golfers of Wilkes county ar*>
being contacted, but if any fail to
receive entry blanks they are requested
to contact Blair Gwyn
at the Bank of North Wilkesboro.
Special rates will be enjoyed
by tournament golfer3. Prizes will
be given for all flights. Everyone
has an equal chance to win
as it will be a handicap tournament.
A large response is expected for
the tournament, which is expected
to be the best ever held by Wilkes
Junior Order Here Elects Officers
To Serve Through
Woodruff Wallace was elected
councilor of the North Wilkesboro
council-^f the Junior Order
in meeting here Tuesday night.
Mr. Wallace, with the following
other officers, will serve the
council for the next six-months
period: B. F. Bentley, vice councilor,
C. A. Canter, recording secretary;
J. M. Eller, assistant recording
secretary; Bradley Dancy,
financial secretary; Dr. J. H. Sowder,
conductor; A. G. Anderson,
warden; Jimmy Palmer, inside
sentinal; Quincy Brooks, outside
sentinel; Ste.ve Taylor, past councilor;
J. M. Eller,* Charles Leckle
and Clay Pardue, trustees; Quincy
Brooks, representative to state
council, with B. F. Bentley, C. B.
Eller and Dr. J. H. Sowder as alternates;
C. B. Johnston, chaplain;
Wade Wallace, assistant
To Meet Aug. 21
Baptist Ministers conference
will meet Monday, August 21, at
the Wilkesboro Baptist church.
The program will open at ter
a. m. with devotional by Rev. S
|L. Blevins. Rev. J. L. Powers will
deliver the conference sermon an<J
Rev. Howard J. Ford, of Elkin
will give a sermon outline. Rev
A. A. Johnson is chairman ol
the program committee.
All Baptist ministers and oth
era interested are invited to at
Wilkes Over Tor
Bond Sale Drive
Total E Bond Sales During
Recent Campaign Waa
$41,293.95 In Wilkes
County U. S. Savings Bond
Chairman, W. D. Hal/acre announced
today that Wilkes County
exceeded its quota of |40,000
for the Independence Drive with
sales of Series E Bonds amounting
to $41,293.75. The Savings
Bond Drive began May 15th and
closed July 17. The County-Chairman
further stated that the quotas
for North Carolina and for the
nation also had been acheved.
The state quota for North Carolina
was $7,057,000 and sales for
the Drive period were $7,353,171.50.
The national quota of
650 millions was topped by 66
North Carolina ranked 31st
among the states in the nation
with respect to percentage of
quota achieved with 104.2 per
cent. The national average was
110 per cent. Pennsylvania led the
nation with a percentage of 129.9
"We are proud that our county
and state are among those who
went over the top in the Independnece
Drive," Mr. Halfacre said,
"and I want to take this opportunity
to thank every one who assisted
in the campaign — civic, fraternal,
veterans and women's organizations,
newspaper and radio
stations, industrial and business
concerns, and the many individuals
who made possible this splendid
"Let's continue help strengthen
our personal security and the
security of our cquntry by the
regular purchase of U* Si SteWp&t
Bonds. No one Was ®vt- sor^ * ^
Tie saved;" Mr. Ttalfa<*re crfn
11 Examined At
On Tuesday, August 8th the
Wilkes-Alleghany County Cancer
Center held its weekly clinic. 12
appeared for examination, 7 white
women, 5 white men.
Mrs. R. H. McNeill served as
Chairman of Receptionists, and
assisting her Mrs. James Ford.
Those who presided in the examining
rooms were Mrs. T. R.
Jones and Mrs. Gilbert Bare.
Eleven examinations were completed,
and 10 patients were referred
to their personal physicians
for medical attention.
The Center is staffed by members
of the Wilkes-Alleghany
County Medical Society.
There were several from out of
town. 5 came from Sparta, 1 from
Lenoir, and 1 from Elkin.
Examinations are free to all
women 35 or over, all men 40 or
over, and to anyone with a symptom
or a "danger signal," regardless
The Clinics are held every Tuesday
morning in the Wilkes Couuty
Court House. Registration is from
9:00 to 10:4)0 a. m.
Frequently there are more applicants
for examination than ca
be. accommodated. Therefore in
order that those who live at a distance
may be sure of an examination
and thus not make a trip in
vain, priorities will be sent, on
request, to all who live twenty
miles or more from Wilkesboro.
Address you'r request to Cancer
Center Clerk, Wilkesboro, N. C.
and indicate two dates on which
you could ccyne for examination.
Horton Reunion At
Ferguson On Sunday
About 150 members of the
widely known Horton family enjoyed
a family reunion held Sunday
at the home of J. C. Shepherd,
formerly Lee Horton home,
in the Ferguson community.
One of the enjoyable features
of the day was a picnic dinner
spread on a long table. Talks were
made by Attorney C. G. Gilreath,
of Wilkesboro, Judge O. L. Horton,
of Morganton, Mrs. Texle Horton
Barlow, of Lenoir, and Mrs
D. F. Horton, of Vilas, vho wat
the oldest member of the familj
The 1951 reunion of the Hor
tons will be held at the home of
Mrs. Barlow In Lenoir, with th<
date to be announced later.
Gary Thornburg To
Sing At Presbyterian
Gary Thornburg, a pitcher on
the North Wilkesboro baseball
club, will sing a solo in the Sunday
morning service at the First
Presbyterian church here. Mr.
Thornburg, a highly talented
singer, will sing "O God Have
Mercy" aria from the Oratio
St. Paul by Mendelssohn.
N. S. Forester
Of City Board
Number Of Matters Transacted
In August Meeting
Of City Council
City council here in August
meeting elected to the city board
of commissioners N. S. Forester,
Jr., prominent wholesale merchant
and orchardist. On the
board he will succeed I. H. McNeill,
Jr., who resigned when he
moved to Greensboro.
Present for the meeting wereMayor
R. T. McNeil, Clerk W. P.
Kelly and Commissioners G. R.
Andrews, C. E. Jenkins, Jr., and
The boai«d adopted the budget
and tax levy for the ensuing year.
The tax levy is the same as last
year, $1.85 on each $100 assessed
valuation of property.
• An order was passed granting
a total of not more than $200 expenses
to four firemen to attend
the state firemen's convention.
The fire department was
granted authority to continue fire
protection in areas outside of
North Wilkesboro on the same
basis as in recent years, on condition
that at no time both fire
"trucks be taken outside of town,,
X *. Walker wa^ authorized
employ a vislftng- -and*
welfare officer to work part timp
at a salary not to exceed $60 per
Complaints were received that
trash and rubbish have been dumped
within the city limits, particularly
on the banks of the_.Yadkin
below the lower bridge. City authorities
pledged efforts to enforce
the law against this practice.
Order was placed with J. C. Critcher,
Inc., of North Wilkesboro,
for gravel for street work at $1.90
per ton delivered.
Street paving assessment roll
for E street from 6th to 7th was
adopted and the resolution was
I ordered published in full.
For Dream Game
"The baseball game of the
century" will be played tomorrow
night at Memorial Park when
Wilkesboro meets North Wilkesboro
in a Jay Cee sponsored contest.
The battle will begin at 8
p. m. after some hilarious preliminaries,
including a rolling pin
throwing contest with Nat Sosnik
as the target and a special race
between Jimmy the Greek and
j Carl Prevette.
I Each and every lady attending
i will receive a beautiful corsage
nand everybody under four feet
in height will be admitted for
only a quarter. (All proceeds of
the game go to the Communit/
Recreation Program for' the two
The Wilkesboro first team will
be made up from such power hittres
as Julius C. Hubbafd, Perry
Lowe, Joe Barber, Roby Church,
Rev. W. N. Brokshire, Dutch Miller,
Fred Henderson, Shorty Groce,
Bill Somers, Fred Emerson, Tom
Bumgarner, Red Myers, Charlie
Manship and Bob Gambill. Bid
Williams will act as bat boy with
Robert Triplett and Jack Groce
as coaches. (
North Wilkesboro's might will
come from sluggers like Andy
Shook, Boyd Stout, B. Moore, Jimmy
the Greek, Homer Brookshire(
J. D. Moore, Ivpy Moore, Robin
Wooten, Dick Bason, W. G. Gabriel,
Howard Strader, Jim Hauser,
Dr. T. L. White, Gordon Finley,
Maurice Walsh, Dr. John T. Wayland,
Rev. Russell L. Young, Pal
Williams, Sr., Fred Lane, John
Walker, and Gilbert Foster. Glenn
Greene will serve as bat boy witt
Lott Mayberry and Tom Boyettt
In case the older players tir«
out during the grueling contest, t
1 team of younger players has beet
secured to finish oat the game
Many Cases Are
Heard In Court
August Term Under Way
With Judge Frank M.
Armstrong On Bench
i Wilkes Superior court, which
convened in Wilkesboro, Monday,
iwith Judge Frank M. Armstrong
on the bench, is working steadily
on a docket of more than 200
Prosecuting the docket is Solicitor
Avalon E. Hall, of Yad|
Following are cases in which
' judgments were rendered during
the first days of the term:
J Divorces were granted in four
cases: Vada Jane Wood versus
Clinton Wood; Dewey Burchette
versus Mamie Burchette; James
Reavis versus Faye Reavis; Anna
Sue Perry versus Joe W. Perry.
Harvey Baker, speeding, four
months suspended on payment $50
fine and costs.
J^je H. Robertson, Jr., speeding
60 days suspended on payment
! $ 2 5 fine and costs.
i Carlos Hayes, abandonment, 24
(months suspended on payment
$30 per month for support of
Harold Rupert Keys, operating
car while intoxicated, eight
months suspended on payment
$150 and costs.
Grady Moore, assault, not
Rufus Johnson, larceny and receiving,
Flake Gregory, non-support, 12
months suspended sentence put
Thomas Watson Triplett, violation
prohibition law, four months
suspended on payment of costs.
Johnny Caudill, larceny, 12
months suspended cm payment
Major Gavin Wingler, violation
motor vehicle laws, <0 days suspended
on payment $25 fine and
Jake Isenhour, speeding, 60
days suspended on payment $25
fine and costs.
Everett and Odell Pearson, larceny,
directed verdict of not guilty.
UNION LODGE MEETING
1 Union lodge will meet Friday
night at seven instead of eight
.o'clock. This change is made to
avoid conflict with hour of church
' service in a revival.