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Published Mondays and Thursdays ^ NORTH WtLKESBORO, N. C„ Thursday, August 17,1950
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I Superior Court
Report Of 'Gilbert Foster,
Chairman, Lists Results
Grand Jury in the current term
Of Wilkes Superior county held
ft busy session, according to report
filed to the court by Gilbert
The jury examined 203 bills
Of indictment, returned 184 true
bills, nine not true, nine continued
and made one presentment.
The grand }ury inspected county
properties and In most instances
made favorable reports, *
The report stated that the
county home for aged and Infirm
)■ is caring for 22 inmates. The heating
plant there is in bad shape
- j| and needs repairs, the report stated.
The Wilkes Tuberculosis hospital
was reported to be in Arl conI
Condition of school buses was
[ reported as 'fair", and it was
recommended that additional garage
space be provided.
Condition of the courthouse was
reported as "fair," but it was
recommended that the basement
be cleaned up. The state highway
prison camp was inspected and
rated as A-l condition. The report
stated that there were 83
The Wilkes jail had 28 inmates
at the time of inspection. Recommendations
were made for minor
repairs and it was also recommended
that cells be kept in more
sanitary condition and that better
beds be provided in the colored
( cells. ■
C. R. Mathis, 64,
Funeral On Friday
Charlie Robert Mathis, 64, died
at ten a. m. Wednesday at his
home in New Castle township.
Funeral service will be held Friday,
two p. m., at Pleasant Grove
Baptist church with Rev. Avery
Co'ich and Rev. R. R. Crater conducting
the last rites.
Born February 17, 1886, Mr.
Mathis was a son of the late Bert
and Elsie Walker Mathis. Surviving
are his wife, Mrs. Ldllie
Mathis; three soub, Robert, Eugene
and C. B. Mathis, all of
Roaring River; and four daughters,
Miss Gladys Mathis of Roaring
River, Miss Ella Mathis of
Wilkesboro, Mrs. Lottie Myers and
Mrs. Susan Eller, both of Ronda.
Myers Elected Head
Of FA Association
Columbia, S. C., Aug. IS — An
association of veterans of World
War II service with Battery A of
the 269th Field Artillery Batallion
was formed here Saturday. Granville
G. Myers of Asheville, N. C.,
r- -was elected president.
The South Carolina and North
Carolina veterans chose William
H. Wood of Edgefield, vice president,
Gresham P. Poole of Columbia,
secretary, Marion Polk of
Irmo, treasurer and Frederick D.
Gray of Columbia, historian.
They will meet again in July,
1952, at Greensboro, N. C.
Mr. Myers is formerly of North
Wilkesboro and is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cager G. Myers of this
Grows Big Squash
The giant squash on display at
The Journal-Patriot office was
grown by J. A. Hendren, who resides
east of Wilkesboro. The
squash, which tips the scales at
16 1-2 pounds, was grown from
seed obtained from California. It
is two feet in length and eight
Inches in diameter.
James J. Wellborn
Last- Rites Friday
Funeral services will be held
Friday, 2:30 p. m., at Mt. Pleasant
Baptist church for James
Jordan Wellborn, Sr., 70, who died
Tuesday at his home near Wilkesboro.
Rev. Isaac Watts will conduct
the last rites.
Mr. Wellborn was born September
17, 1879, a son of the late
James and Martha Russell Wellborn.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Cora Wellborn, of .Wllkesboro;
two sons, James Wellborn, Jr., of
Wllkesboro route two, and Earl
Wellborn of Dallas, Texas; one
daughter, Mrs, Ruby Walsh of
North Wllkesboro route one, and
five grandchildren. * J M, X
No community, no country, can,
rise above the level of the land
that inpports it
SUPERFORTS HIT COMMUNIST CITIES
STICKS OF LiTHAL "CALLING CARDS" are dropped over the North Korean
city of Konan (top) by a formation of U. S. B-29 Superforts during a
giant raid on a Communist industrial plant. Striking oyer Wonsan (bottom),
bombs from a B-29 hit "pay dirt" as an oil refinery shoots flames
3,000 feet high. (U. S. Defense Department Photos from International1
Girl, Age 13, Is
Victim Of Gunshot
Wound August 17
Coroner Says Shot Was Acci- J
dental At Home Near
Miss Annie Joiftes, 13-year-old
daughter of Mrs. James Porter,
was killed Wednesday morning
by a self-inflicted bullet wound
at the home of her mother and
stepfather on the Dave Hall farm
three miles west of Wilkesboro.
Wilkes Coroner 1. M. Myers
said the girl was found lying in
the house with a sawed-off 22calibre
rifle on the floor. No one
was with the girl at the time and
it was not determined how the
wound was inflicted.
Coroner I. M. Myers ruled the
death due to accident.
-The bullet entered the girl's
abdomen in the center just below
her waist line. She was breathing
when found by her mother but
died by the time they could get
her to the hospital' here. Coroner
Myers said powder burns indicated
that the muzzle of the gun
was near her, body when the shot
Surviving the accident victim,
are her mother and stepfather. |
Mr. and Mrs. James Porter, and
one brother, Tony Joines, of
Funeral service will be held
Friday, four p. m., at Carson's |
chapel near Taylorsville.
Is Taken By Death
Boone, Sheriff C. M. Watson of ]
Boone and Deep Gap died Monday.
Funeral services were |
were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at |
Laurel Springs Baptist church.
Survivors are five sons, Lloyd,
Claude, Allie and Guy of Deep
Gap, and Clarence of Sugar Grove.
Sheriff Watson was elected sheriff
of Watauga county In 1942 by the
Republican party and re-elected in,
1946 and has served this county
continually since then until his
The Methodist Youth Fellowship
of the First Methodist church will
sponsor a Food Sale on Saturday
at Belk's Store from nine until
twelve o'clock in the morning. The
proceeds will be used on the building
Dinner At Ferguson
A dinner will be served Friday
night, beginning at seven o'clock,
at Ferguson school for benefit of
the gymnasium jfund. The dihner,
which will be served to adults for
ope dollar and to children for
50 cents, will be sponsored by the
Ferguson Home Demonstration
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New Manager Crest,
Brookshire Is Now
Head Crest District
J. B. Brookshire, who has been
manager of Crest Store here for
the past few years, has received
a well deserved promotion in the
Crest Stores organization.
Mr. Brookshire, a native of the
Moravian Falls community of
Wilkes county, is now supervisor
of a district of five stores, with
headquarters at Albemarle.
D. A. Starnes, manager of Crest
store at Boone for the past one
and one-half years, is the new
manager of the Crest store in
North Wilkesboro. At Boone Mr.
Starnes was active in civic work
and was a member of the Lions
club. He is also a member of the
Hickory camera club. During
World War II Mr. Starnes was a
first lieutenant in the army air
corps. He and his wife and two
children are residing in Forest
Mountain Valley To
Begin Revival 20th1
Rev. Woodrow Wlshon, pastor
of the Pleasant View Church of
State Road, will be guests minister
in the revival service to begin
Sunday night, Aug. 20, atl
Mountain Valley church. The |
church and the pastor, Rev. W.
B. Luffman, cordially invite all
to attend the services, which will
be held at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. throughout the week.
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 interesting
program features have
been planned for the occasion. All
members of this influential northwestern
North Carolina family
friends are invited to attend and
enjoy the day together.
Mrs. W. S. Smithey, 92-yearold
resident of Wilkesboro, sustained
a broken hip this morning
when she fell at home. She
is now a patient at the Wilkes
Mesdames Russell G. Hodges, J.
B. Carter, C. Don Coffey, Jr., and
Dan Carter went to Blowing Rock
Saturday afternoon for the annual
tea given by Mrs. Charles A. Cannon
at her sumiher home there in
honor of the North Carolina Society
for the Preservation of Antiquities,
Mrs. Cannon is president
of the Society. They also remained
over for the lecture given
that evening at the Mayview Manor
by Miss Cora A. Harris when
she showed a collection of colored
slides of shrubbery and gardens.
Mrs. Bd F. Gardner, who was in
Blowing Rock attending meetings
in the interest of the Stats. Gterned
club, was also present for the
SUPPORT THE 'caNChTfUND
Many Cases Are
Tried In August *
Term Of Court
Judge Armstrong Presided;
Many Traffic Cases On
Wilkes superior court adJon™ I
0d Wednesday afternoon *ttar.
being in session ten days an*
trying many of the more than
Judge Frank Armstrong of
Troy, presided, and Solicitor AykJ
Ion E. Hall prosecuted the docKvL
Following are listed cases in
which Judgments were renderedRufus
Df CottB. SUSPen<,'ed °n Paym-t!
Clyde Hawkins, non-support
prayer for judgment continued '
Glenn David Ross, drivine
while intoxicated and reckless
driving, not guilty.
Joe H. Mauldin and Delmar
Stanley, larceny of auto, one year
each to serve at end of sentences
now being served and imposed
In other courts.
Lake Zion Cooper, speeding,
60 days suspended on payment of
125 fine and costs.
David Draper, reckless driving
to months suspended on payment
$50 fine and costs.
Wallace Harvey Adams, reckless
driving, not guilty.
Howard Pruitt, operating car
while intoxicated, not guilty
Lonnie Bottoms, violation prohibition
law, eight months suspended
on payment |60 fine and
Kenneth Bruce Lyall, reckless
driving, eight months suspended
on payment $75 fine and costs
Conley Presnell, operating car
while intoxicated, eight months
suspended on payment $150 and
costs; no driver license, six months
suspended on payment $25 and
Lonnie Wagoner, reckless driving,
three months suspended on
payment t25 tiue «u<} ^osta
James Gray Owens, reckless
driving, 90 days suspended on
payment **0 flne and costs.
Claude James Miller, speeding
four months suspended on payment
$25 fine and costs.
Wiley Smithey, operating car
while Intoxicated, 90 days on
Roy Leonard Woodruff, larceny,
90 days on roads; operating
car while intoxicated, eight months
Horace Byrd, violation prohibition
law, 90 days on roads; reckless
driving, six months suspended
on payment $50 fine and costs.
Myrtle McManus, assault with
deadly weapon, six months suspended.
Bristol J. McDaniel, speeding,
90 days suspended on payment
$25 fine and costs.
Philo Brown, violation prohibition
law, 90 days suspended on
payment $25 fine and costs.
Frank Craven, reckless driving
four months suspended on payment
$50 fine and costs.
Robert Monroe Jones, operating
car while intoxicated, eight
months suspended on payment
$150 fine and costs. •
Freddie Briscoe Smithey, Beckless
driving, six months suspended
on payment $50 fine and costs.
Levi Absher, operating car
while intoxicated and no driver
license, six months in jail.
Clarence Ray Edwards, forgery
one to three years In state prison'
Account of remainder of cases
tried will appear in this newspaper
U. S. PLANES BLAST KOREAN PLANT
"'"a f!ERU t»*fodgliswr>*— To;;(joH 17 J . ; '
SMOKE RISES SKYWARD from a factory in North Korea after a aeries of
direct , hits from rockets and bombs of United States carrier-based
fighters and bombers. (Defense Department Photo from International)
Miss Bethune Is
Claimed By Death;
Last Rites Today
Funeral service was held in
Columbus, Ga., today, three p. m.,
for Miss Lula Bethune, 72, who
died Tuesday while visiting her
sister, Mrs. J. O. Pennell, Sr.,
Mr. and Mrs. Pennell, formerly
residents of Wilkes, and
Miss Bethune resided together in
| Columbus but spent summers at
,t'ae Pennell home near Wilkesboro.
I Miss Bethune had been ill only
a sho*t timfe.
I Sfurvhring Miss Bethune afe ner
1 sister, Mris. Pennell, four nephews,
'joseph Pennell, Jr., of Redwood
1 City, California, Sam, Prank and
Will Pennell, of Columbus, Ga.,
| and one niece, Mrs. Frank Barnes,
of Phoenix City; Ala.
Mrs. Lee Bossi
Bites On Friday
Mrs. Helen Irvin Bossi, 27,
wife of Lee Bossi, of Wilkesboro,
died Tuesday night in George
Washington hospital in Washington,
D. C. She had been ill for the
paBt several months and a patient
there for the past few dayB.
Surviving Mrs. Bossi are her
husband, three children, Patricia,
Frances and Lee Paul Bossi; father,
J. T. Irvin, and stepmother,
Mrs. Irvin, all of Wilkesboro; two
brothers, Vern Irvin of Wilkesboro
and Bill Irvin of Middletown,
Mo.; three sisters, Mrs. Robert
Barge of Washington, D. C., Mrs.
Mildred Damschroder of Wilkesboro,
and Mrs. Claude Bentley of
Funeral service will be held Friday,
11 a. m., at the First Methodist
church in North Wilkesboro
and burial will be in Mount Lawn
There's no short cut or easy
way- to do- a soil conservation
job. Only a complete farm soil and
"water conservation program will
do'the job, the SCS point out.
ELKIN ON SUNDAY
North Wilkes hero Flashers will
entertain Radforl Rockets in Memorial
Park here Friday night,
eight o'clock, as the Flashers fight
tor a playoff standing.
North Wilkesboro plays in
Gala* tonight and in Elkin Saturday
EUkin will play the Flashers
here Sunday afternoon, 2:30.
With the batting power now on
the club, North Wilkesboro has
an excellent opportunity to climb
above Ba«ett and Radford if
weather condition permit playing
all the games and if North Wilkesboro
pitching comes through
with reasonable effectiveness.
If baseball fians want baseball
here they are urged to attend
In large "mtmbtf s for remainder of
the season and to use their influence
to get new fans into the
Gjiry Thornburg pitched and
batttd his way to victory at Galax
Monday night as North Wilkesboro
won in the ninth 3 to 2.
Gary on the mound allowed only
six hits and in the top of the
ninth hit a triple wtth two men
on to hat in the tying and winning
Here Tuesday night Mount Airy
was leading 6 to 0 when a light
failure caused the game to be
called in the eighth inning. W.asco
on the mound for Mt. Airy had allowed
only three hits while the
Qraniteers had pounded Bob
Thompson from the mound with
a four-run rally in the second.
Jack Williams was working well
in relief on the mound when the
game was called. Part of . the
lights went dim and it was the
first time in the three-year history
of Memorial Park that lights
had given enough trouble to interfere
with a game.
TL ? IT
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God will- not seek thy race,
nor will He ask thy birth. Alone
He will demand of thee what hast
thotf dime with the land that I
gave thee.—Persian Proverb.
Farm And Home
Project Date Is ■
Will BeSept. 20
Chamber Of Commerce Di- '
rectors Here Have Interesting
Directors of the Wilkes Chamber ,
of Commerce in August meeting
here moved, the date of the Farm '
and Home Improvement Project
to be carried out uader sponsor- 1
ship of the chamber's General
fttgtcni tut iwutttee tcom Sm»- ,
tember 12 until September 20 to
allow mOre time for preparation.
The project calls for completely
renovating the farm and home of
Wesley Poplin, located near Roaring
River, in one day's time as
a demonstration of what can be
done with modern methods, materials
and implements. The committee
reports to the directors
that plans for the gigantic demonstration
are proceeding with good
cooperation from the many dealers
and others to participate.
The directors authorized publication
of a special newspaper article
listing accomplishments of
the chamber for the first half of
the year and listing members of
the chamber who provide the
budget of operation.
Preliminary reports were received
on plans for Farmers' Day
here October 12. 1
Postmaster Maurice Walsh reported
that efforts are being made
to obtain an afternoon receipts of
mail here from Winston-Salem.
Tom Jenrette, chamber manager;
reported that the Industrial
Development committee had since
March contacted 108 firms in ef- '
forts to secure additional industries.
Some favorable leads have '
been obtained and the commit- 1
tee is continuing these efforts. <
Revival Services i
At Chestnut Grove j
Revival meeting will begin Sunday,
August 20, at Chestnut Grove
Baptist church. The pastor, Rev.
A.C. Pruitt, will be assisted by
Rev. J. T. Hendrix, of Hays. The
public has a cordial invitation to
At Roaring River
Revival services will begin at
Roaring River Baptist Church on
Sunday, August 27., with services
each evening through the week at
7>45 p. m. Rev. Fred R. Poplin,
pastor of the First Baptist, Jonesville,
will do the preaching.
Local Girl Winner
Diane Rousseau, Ruth Pearson
and Andora Ingle participated as
riders in a horse show held
rhursday at Bristol, Tenn. The
horse show climaxed three weeks
camp which the girls attended.
Diane Rousseau took second
place in intermediate riding
Mrs. Carlyle Ingle, Mrs. Clyde
Pearson and Mrs. Archie Rousseau,
mothers of-the girls, attended the
Chief harvest of the land is
Edsel Minton Is
Field For Warder
s»: Of Felts Curtis
Charged With Killing Curtis
Near This City On December
17, 1M9 "
Edsel Minton 23, resident of
the Pads Road community west
of this city, has been arrested
and charged with the murder of
Peits Curtis December 17, 194$,
Wilke's Sheriff C. G. Poindexter
said this afternoon.
Minton was taken late Tuesday
by deputies of Sheriff Poindexter
and jailed without privilege of
bond, pending a hearing on the
Sheriff Poindexter said the arrest
of Minton was the result of
almost continuous work on the
case since the death ot- Curtis.
Sheriff Poindexter and deputies
were aided by agents of the State
Bureau of Investigation.
Curtis was found dead early on
the morning of December 17. Hia
body was lying a few feet from
his car, which was a few yards
off highway 421 on the Suncresfl
Orchard road four miles west of
North Wilkesboro. Curtis' death
was due to a gunshot wound.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Adams and
Mr. Adams' mother, Mrs. Vickery
A. Adams, of Wilkesboro, route
one, Mr. Ernest Faw, of the
same address, Mrs. Bill Hayes and
Mrs. Ruth Young, Halls Mills,
visited recently for Beveral days
with the Adams' relatives in West
Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. James DeWese,
at Anawalt, and Mr. and
Mrs. P. M Shumate, at Baileyville.
Miss Carol Richardson, who had
been employed this summer at
the Northwestern Bank, went to
er home at Sparta, Tuesday where
she will, be with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. E. Richardson, for
SluUirJJTfl p vUUCJgO.
sister, Miss Irene Richardson,
who also works at the bank,
went home with her for a month's
Messrs. Cecil Adamson and Tom
Eshelman went to New York City
Tuesday to attend the funeral services
of Mrs. James D. Maver
held there Wednesday. Mrs.
Maver, whose death was quite
sudden, was the wife of Mr. Maver,
president of the New York
Hanes Hoisery Office, which is
the selling office tor the Wilkes
Hosiery Mills. They made the trip
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Morphia,
of Wake Forest,, arrived here today
to make their home for the
present with Mrs. Morphis's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus B.
Church. Mr. Morphis, who graduated
from Wake Forest College
this spring, is to be assistant
coach and teacher in the Millers
Creek high school for the coming
school year. He was employed
in Raleigh during the summer
Rev. and Mrs. T. Sloan Guy,
Jr., and two children, Linda and
Thomas Sloan Guy, III, of Wadesboro,
were guests here from Saturday
until Monday in the homes
of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus B. Church
and Mrs. Tal Barnes. Rev. Mr.
Guy, who preached at the First
Baptist church Sunday morning
and for the union services held at
the First Methodist church Sunday
evening, and his family had
been vacationing in Western
North Carolina and points in
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Osborne
and children, Dyiny and Nancy
Delores, accompanied by Mr. ^and
Mrs. Marion F. Church and daughter,
June, and Mrs. Frank Church
spent a very interesting weeksnd
in Great Smoky Mountains National
Park. They visited points of .
Interest in the park and spent
a night in the park camp grounds.
Phey made pictures of wild bears
at close range and enjoyed other
activities. They also visited Cherokee,
Mt. Mitchell, Llnville Caverns
and Blowing Rock.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ziliak returned
to their home here Saturday
following a two weeks visit
at Daytona, Beach, Fla., White
Sulphur Springs, West Virginia,
and other points in Virginia and
West Virginia. They were in Florida
for a week and had with them
while there their son, Michael,
who went from there with his
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. L.
Davies, of Washington, D. C., for
a trip through Indiana and MfcM«—-*■*"
gan. Michael, who is now in Washington
with the Davies, is expected
to return home this week-end
and will be met in Roanoke, Va.,
by Mr. and Mrs. Ziliak and Miss
Lois Scroggs. ..... v