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Vol. 44 No. 36
Published Mondays and Thursdays ~ NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C„ Monday, August 14. 1950
Make North Wilkesboro Your Sh< pping Center
Tennessee Fruit 1
Growers On Tour
In This County
By CARli E. VANDEMAN
Assistant County Agent
The Brushy Mountain Fruit
Growers were hosts to a group
of Tennessee fruit growers on
j: Sautrday, August 12th. The Tennesseans
visited several orchards
■ in the eastern part of their own
state on August 10 th and 11th
and spent Friday night at Boone.
The tour of Wilkes and Alexander
County orchards started
^his fine orchard owned by Mr.
miles west of North Wilkesboro.
This fine orchards owned by Mr.
N. S. Forester, Jr. has a good crop
of peaches and apples this year.
The peach crop was saved from
severe damage by heating the
i orchard several nights with burning
oil. The growers from Tennessee
are interested in finding
out more of the details of this
The next orcfc vrd visited
on the tour was the Green
P Oaks Orchard owned by Mr. Clarence
Fletcher and is located just
off the Hunting Creek road (high'
way No. 115.)
After lunch the tour continu|
ed to the top of the Brushy
I Mountains where a good many
orchards were seen, depending
on the time available. The tour
proceeded by way of Moravian
Falls across the mountain at Kilby's
Gap to Alexander County.
Visits were made to the Little
River Orchard, owned by H. T.
Gryder of Taylorsville, and the
Milstead Orchard near All Healing
All fruit growers and others interested
in seeing these fine orchards
were cordially invited an^
t- participated in this tour.
« The summer meeting and picIt.'
nic will be held as usual by the
^ Brushy Mountain Fruit Growers
1 on August 16 at the Lowe's Orchid
ard at Kilby's Gap. More details
V Mrs. Avery S. Hayes
Died On Sunday 13
Mrs. Avery Smith Hayes, 64,
passed away at her home in Moravian
Falls, Sunday, August 13 at
10:40 p. m. She had been confined
to her bed for the past 12 years,
i Mrs. Hayes suffered a cerebral
f hemorrhage Sunday at 1 a. m. She
was a member of the First Baptist
\ Church of North Wilkesboro.
: The body will lie in state at
the church from 1:30 until the
hour of the funeral which will
v be held Tuesday, August 15th, at
| 2:30 p.-m. at the Moravian Falls
Baptist church. Interment will be
P^"at Moravian Falls cemetery.
Surviving are her husband
Avery S. Hayes, six children: Alber
R. Hayes and William H.
Hayes, of Wilkesboro, HowanJ L.
Hayes, Columbia, S. C., Kathleen
E Hayes, Mrs. James R. Scroggs,
Walter E. Hayes, Moravian Falls.
Also surviving are 5 grandchildren.
one sister, Miss Laura
Brown and one brother, Ed Brown.
SURVEY OF YOUTH PROJECTS
TO BE CONDUCTED IN WILKES
Somers Reunion To
Be Held On Sunday
Reunion of the Somers family
will be held Sunday, August 20,
at Union church in Somers township.
A picnic dinner and other in- j
teresting program features hare
been planned for the occasion. All I
members of this influential north-1
western North Carolina and their 1
friends are invited to attend and
enjoy the day together.
Civic Leader, Dies
Dr. Ira Samuel Gambill, almost
64, widely known physician, died
unexpectedly Saturday at his
home at Elkin of a heart attack.
Dr. Gambill retired from active
practice about three years ago
due to a heart condition. He had
received treatment both at hospitals
and at his home.
Funeral service was held at 11
today at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Howard J. Ford, pastor,
and the Rev. Walter C. Guth, pastor
of Elkin Valley Baptist
Church, officiated. Burial was
in Hollywood Cemetery at Elkin.
Dr. Gambill was born in Wilkes
County in September, 1886, son
ot William B. and Elizabeth Brown
Gambill. He received his preparatory
education in Wilkesbo'ro
schools and Oak Ridge Acadeqiy.
He was graduated from the
North Carolina Medical College at
Charlotte in 1912. He first practiced
at Doughton and later at
Dobson. During the five years
he was located at Dobson he serv- j
ed as Mayor and as chairman of,
the Surry County School Board. I
He organized Surry County's first
public health department.
Later he located at North Wil-j
kesboro. He was a member of the
staff of Davis Hospital at Statesville
before going to Elkin in 1924,
He was a member of the North
Carolina Medical Society and the
Surry-Yadkin Medical Society. He
I was a member of First Baptist
Church of Elkin and the Masonic
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Nancy Gentry Gambill to whom he
was married April 4, 1920; one
son, John M. Gambill, a senior
at Western Reserve Medical University,
Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter,
Nancy Carol Gambill, a
junior at Elkin High School; two
foster daughters, Miss Thelma
Gambill, a student nurse at Martin
Memorial Hospital at Mount
Airy, and Miss Betty Gambill, supervisor
of nurses at Duke University
Hospital, Durham; four sisters,
Mrs. T. H. Higgins and Mrs.
R. L. Higgins, both of WinstonSalem,
Mrs. R. A. Shropshire of
Germanton and Mrs. C. P. McNeill
of North Wilkesboro; and one
brother, A. L. Gambill of Sophia,
Physicians from Elkin and this
vicinity were honorary pallbearers.
FLASHERS WIN 2, LOSE 2
IN BASSETT-GALAX SERIES
North WilkeBboro Flashers
since Wednesday night won two
and lost two games, thus gaining
one full game In the race for
fourth position and a playoff spot
and getting one game nearer both
fifth and fourth places.
Mount Airy Graniteers will be
here Tuesday night and Radford
will be here Friday night. North
Wllftesboro will play at Elkin
Saturday night and Elkin will be
here Sunday afternoon.
In Bassett Friday night North
Wilkesboro lost a close game 6
to 5 when Bassett scored a run In
the bottom of the ninth. Thompson
was the losing pitcher but a
costly error allowed Bassett to
tie the score after North Wilkesboro
had a two-run lead.
Here Saturday night the Flashers'
power was evident through
two games as North Wilkesboro
won 8. to 2 and 17 to 2 in two
slugging games. In the first game
4[ike Scheer held Bassett to six
its and had only one bad inning,
the third. He struck out seven
batters. Bob Wright was the hitting
star for North Wilkesboro
with two singles and a double.
In th® second game Jack Wllliams,
big left bander, went all
the way for North Wilkesboro an<j
his only trouble was seven walks.
Jack also got four for five in the
hit column. In the eighth Bob
Wright hit a 435-foot homer over
the most distant corner of the
left field fence. Ray Hickernell,
Cart HoWerton and Dave Davenport
had three hits each in the
Here Sunday North Wilkesboro
lost to Galax 16 to 4 in a game
in which everything went wrong
for the Flashers. Monroe Johnson,
big right hander making his first
mound appearance here, started on
the mound for North Wilkesboro
and was not hit hard. But in the
third inning the Galax hits fell
short but frequent and before
the inning was over seven runs
had crossed the plate. Including
in the list of hits were several of
the scratch variety. Dewey Wolfe,
Barnet Strayley and Cart Howerton
succeeded on ')e mund.
Galax started Webb, who was
shelled in the third when North
Wilkesboro scored four runs, and
Sherkel handcuffed the Flashers
with one hit in the final six frames.
Cart Howerton got two of North
Wilkesboro's five hits and Galax
had a total of 20. However, many
of the 20 were infield, scratch
and bleeder varieties.
, An impressive roster of Wilkes
! county citizens will take a searching
look at projects and activities
underway on behalf of the coonty's
children and youth at a meeting
set for Sept 1, at North Wilkesboro
City Hall, 7:30 p. m., it has
been announced here today.
In a grass-roots meeting preliminary
to the Midcentury White
House Conference on Children
and Touth, similar to many now
being carried on throughout the
United States, civic and public
officials and many Interested individuals
under the chairmanship
of Mrs. W. R. Absher, will survey
the facilities available for
strengthening the lives of children
and young people and discuss
I the still-unmet needs of th,e county
in this field.
Mrs. W. R. Absher, was named
to head the White House Conference
Progress Report Meeting in
this county by the North Carolina
Conference for Social Service,
which was designated by Governor
Cherry in 1948 and has since
been renamed by Governor Scott
to co-ordinate the state's part in
the nationwide Conference.
The White House Conference,
slated for Washington the week of
December 3, was called by President
Truman and will be the
fifth such conference held at 10year
intervals at the request of
U. S. presidents since Theodore
Rosoevelt asked for the first one
in 1909. It is planned as the culmination
of the two years work
that have gone into the development
since the call tor the Midcentury
Conference was issued in
Local meetings, similar to the
one planned in Wilkes county, are
being organized by the North.
Carolina Conference for Social'
Service, under local leadership,
all over the state. These' meetings
will feature reports on the projects
and activities underway on
behalf of children and youth by
community groups and in view of
these reports will decide on the
further needs of the county in this
regard and consider ways and
means of filling these needs.
Invited to attend Wilkes county's
White House Conference Progress
Report Meeting are all members
of the county government,
all members of the county boards
of education, recreation, welfare,
and health, and members of the
boards of similar private agencies,
representatives of both men's and
women's civic and professional and
church groups, youth organizations,
farm organizations and their
youth divisons, and interested individuals
from throughout the
county. Other interested citizens
will be welcomed.
work has been underway for
two years on the White House
Conference, and the actual meeting
to be held in Washington will
in reality be for the purpose of reviewing
what has been accomplished
and planning for following
up on the existing needs of
children and youth. The meeting
in this county will help to constitute
the local report, which
will be incorporated as a part
of the North Carolina report e.t
the Washington meeting.
Dean Guy Phillips of the U.N.
C. School of Education is president
of the North Carolina Conference
for Social Service, and
Mrs. Tom Grier of Raleigh is executive
secretary. Dr. Ellen Winston,
the state's Commissioner of
Public Welfare, and immediate
i past president of the North Carolina
Conference, is chairman of
the White House Conference steering
committee in this state.
For Fall Pasture
Wilkes office of the Production
and Marketing Asosciation announced
today that the fall pasture
program is now in effect and
that seed and materials are now
Farmers are urged to call at the
PMA office and secure orders
for seed, lime fertilizer. Attention
is called to the fact that
new low prices have been obtained.
A straight line is the shortest
distance between two points and
a straight furrow on rolling land
is the shortest road to idle land.
RED CHINA DEFIES U. S. ON FORMOSA
' nOSSIBLE EXTENSION of the Korean war to naval action oil Formosa
I between the United States Seventh Fleet and a Chinese Communist
invasion force (arrows) is foreshadowed in a note from China's Communist
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chou En-kai, to the United Nations.
The Foreign Minister vowed "irrevocable determination" to capture this
Island base, last stand of non-Communist Nationalist China. President
Truman, on June 27, assigned to the Seventh Fleet the task of preventing
such a Communist assault on the island. (Central Press)
Tokyo — The North Korean
Reds massed 60,000 men tonight
for a drive against Taegu, the
South Korean Republic's emergency
capital in the heart of the
The big, imminently threatening
force rallied near Waegwan,
12 miles northwest of Taegu.
It was believed to be the most
effective mass drawn from 15
divisions — 100,000 men—the
Reds had shoved up to the long,
curling battleline. And it greatly
outnumbers anything the Allies
have to oppose them.
A Red attack down the TaejonTaegu
mountain valley corridor
was expected momentarily.
Tuesday is the fifth anniversary
of the liberation of Korea from
Japan Such anniversaries are
likely occasions in oriental reckoning
for demonstrations of
' As the Red thousands assembled
west of the Naktong River,
American troops recaptured muddy
slopes on the Allied eastern
side of the stream from some of
the 12,000 Reds who crossed the
river at Changnyong, 23 miles
south of Taegu.
The Communists have been trying
to break out from their Naktong
River-Crossing bulge for
eight days. Their objective is Pusan,
number one Korean port in
the southeast 5 miles from Taegu.
The U. S. 24th Division, moving
up behind 45-ton Pershing
tanks, attacked the river-crossers
at dawn Monday. They shoved
the North Koreans back from
1,000 yards to a mile along a
flaming six-mile-long sector on the
Allied eastern bank of the river.
Dinner At Ferguson
For Gymnasium Fund
Ferguson Home Demonstration
club will sponsor a dinner to be
served at tae school Friday night,
August 18, seven o'clock. Prices
will be $1 for adults and 50 cents
for children, with proceeds going
to the school gymnasium fund.
The Southside Singing Association
convened at Cub Creek
Baptist church, Sunday, July 30th,
at 11 o'clock. Chairman F. J.
McDuffie presided. Rev. Herman
Johnson led the devotionals.
The morning session was open|
ed by the home choir led by
Charlie Cain. Others were: The
| Melody Aires, leader M. E. Buff
| of Morganton; The Rocky Hill
Girl's Trio, leader Miss Betty
Jolly; The Iredell Four Quartet,
leader Joe Bowles, also Mr.
Bowles' small daughter as vocal
soloist, and the Tilly-Sprinkle
Quartet, leader W. R. Tilly of
Statesville routes 2 and 5.
The afternoon session found
the church filled to overflowing.
Charlie T. Jones of Elkin installed
a loud speaker for the convenience
of all. Other singers enrolled
were The Sunbeam Quartet
by Charlie Jones; The Russell
Quartet, leader Ralph Russell of
Mt. Olive; A. G. Buchanan, vocal
soloist of Whitnell; The Marvin
Quartet, leader Glenn Dagenhart
of Hiddenite; The Barnes Quarte-,
leader J. M. Barnes, of Taylorsville;
The Daniels Quartet, leader
Homer Daniels; The Mountain
yiew Choir, leader Ola Goodin;
duets by Miss Joan Webber and
Joe Bowles and a solo by Miss
Webber; also a piano solo by Miss
Lingerfelt of Morganton. After
two rounds all were grouped to
sing old favorites.
The association wishes to thank
all who helped to make the day a
uccess, especially the home church
for the long tables and tubs of
lemonade; Milas Lowe for icewater
and all who provided the
bountiful picnic. Thanks also go
to the parking committee, ushers
and ladies of the church for the
beautiful flower arrangement.
The association adjourned to
meet the next fifth Sunday in October
at Mt. Olive Baptist church
in Alexander county.
A single dust storm swept more
than 300 million tons of top soli
off the fertile lands of Oklahoma,
Kansas, and Nebraska, according
to the Soil Conservation Service.
OUTSTANDING VALUES IN
ALL LINES MERCHANDISE
OFFERED FOR DOLLAR DAYS
Robert F. Warren
Funeral On Sunday
Robert Franklin Warren, 52,
died in Elkin, Saturday morning
at the home of his only son, Jamos
R. Warren, with whom he resided.
He had been in ill health for two
years. Funeral was Sunday at
2:30 p. m. at Roaring River Methodist
Church by Rev. O. D. Smith,
pastor, and Rev. D. L. Temple of
Jonesville. Burial was in the
church cemetery. Surviving are
his son, James R. Warren; six sisters,
Mrs. R. L. Jones, Oak woods,
Mrs. R. L. Church and Mrs. David
Morrison, Elkin, Mrs. J. B. Church
Mrs. J. T. Felts, Mrs. L. E. Duncan,
all of Roaring River; one
brother, Sa'nuel Warren, WinstonSalem.
Pray For Peace
Members of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, Wilkesboro, began a novena,
or nine-day cycle of prayer,
'for world peace on Monday, August
14. Each member of the
parish will pray stated prayers
each day for the nine-day period,
asking for world peace, and for
: the guidance of the United Nal
tions Organization, and the lead!
era of the nations of the world.
' In addition .to this program,
public prayers are being offered
at noon each day at St. Paul's,
with the readingg of the Litany,
;»ttd jth® offering of special »ray%'irW
, Inviting everyone to join in the
' effort, O. L. Lake, student minister
at St. Paul's said: "The present
world situation, with the fighting
in North Korea is serious, but
not so serious as to make it impossible
to avoid total war. Prayer
is the most powerful force in
the world, more powerful than the
' atomic bomb. Perhaps if enough
' of us join our hearts and voices
together in an effort to avoid
conflict, another disaster may be
It's poor business to spend
money for time and fertilizer and
then lose most of it by plowing
and planting up and down hill.
Many Special Values Quoted
In Advertisements For
Dollar Days Here
Wilkes Dollar Days, the event
when the dollar will buy mora
than at any time in the year, will
be observed here Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, August 17, 18
and 19, this week.
Thirty stores, representing
every line in the mercantile
business, will offer outstanding
values during dollar days-.
There will be many bargains at
the price of one dollar. For less
expressive merchandise there will
be groups of items for one dollar.
For larger and more expensive
items there will be reductions of
several dollars. Some firms ... _
operate credi* bugrf?* are featur•ili-J*
*a" one-dollar-down offer on
With prices rising on many
lines of merchandise, Dollar Days
are more attractive than ever to
purchasers. In many instances
merchants will sell bargains for
a dollar that would be difficult
to replace at that price from
Included in Dollar Days participation
are department stores,
clothing stores, furniture stores,
appliances dealers, grocers, drug
stores, hardware stores, jewelery
stores, meat markets, auto accessory
dealers and a radio and v
This newspaper carries the advertisements
of many 6f the firms
participating in Dollar Days observance.
The readers' attention
is directed to these advertisers*
wlifch quote many ¥tne
Values representing substantial
savings to customers.
Dollar Days are sponsored annually
twice yearly by the Trade
Promotion committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.
Object of the event is to entice
by special values additional customers
to this community as well
as give their regular customers
advantage of the savings in the
| Customers in former Dollar
Days events have found values
outstanding and have been more
, than pleased. With prices on the
upward trend it is expected that
the values will be even more wel1
come this week.
KIWANIS CLUB NOT TO HOLD
i FAIR BUT MAY HAVE DOG SHOW
At New Hope Church
Revival services began Sunday
at New Hope Baptist church on
the Brushies and will continue
through this week with services I
at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. !
Rev. T. M. Luffman pastor, is
being assisted by Rev. Woodrow
Wilson. The public has a most
cordial invitation to all services.
20 Yellow Hill
The Blue Ridge Singing Association
which was postponed from
July 30 will be held with Yellow
Hill church at Summit on Sunday,
August 20, beginning at one'
T. A. Elller, chairman, said
that all gospel singers are invited
to take part and that officers of
the association for the coming1
year will be ejected.
Mrs. Emma Shew Is
Claimed By Death
Funeral service will be held
Tuesday, two p. m., at Antioch,
church for Mrs. Emma Shew, 74,
resident of the Call community
who died Sunday night. Rev. Ed
0. Miller will conduct the last rites
Born June 13, 1876, .Mrs. Shew
was a daughter of the late Henry
and Elizabeth Johnson Glass. Surviving
are two sons, Chester and
George Shew, and four daughters,
Mrs. Will Brown, Mrs. Richard
Shew, Mrs. Hillery Foster and |
Mrs. Harvey Shew, all of North
Wilkesboro route three.
Agriculture is the foundation
upon which oar national economy
Dr. A. C. Chamberlain Describes
Trip To Europe,
Matters of public interest and
a description by Dr. A. C. Chamberlain
of his trip to Europe featured
the North Wilkesboro Kiwanis
club meeting Friday noon
at Hotel Wilkes.
President E. N. Phillips presided
and invocation was by Cecil
Paul Osborne, chairman of the
Agricultural committee, brought
to the attention of the club the
difficulty of holding the usual
annual Kiwanis Agriculture Fair
and cited a number of reasons behind
these difficulties. After general
discussion of the matter, the
club voted to postpone holding
the fair this year.
The matter of having the Dog
Show, which has been held in
connection with the fair, was discussed
and the club voted favorably
on holding it if the committee
wished to put it on as usual.
Program Chairman John Cashion
presented Dr. A. C. Chamberlain
who gave an Interesting outline
of his' recent trip to Europe.
He stated they were two months
on the trip, two weeks of which
were on the ocean. That they traveled
in nine European Countries
and visited most of the important
cities and places of tourist interest.
The cities of London, Edenburg,
Amsterdam, Munich, Cologne,
Switzerland, Milan, Florence,
Rome, Monte Carlo, and Paris
were in the itinerary. The pepole,
the scenery, the great art, were
matters for comment.
Guests were: Rev. Levin Lake with
Robert Morehouse, Jimmie
Carter with J. B. Carter, Bob
Hubbard with Dr. F. C. Hubbard.
John A. Ward with 0. O. McNiel,
Richard Chamberlain with K'
Dr. A. C. Chamberlain.
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