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Vol. 44 No. 36
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the trail of Progress in the State of Wilkes" For Over 44 Years
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Mondays and Thursdays WORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Monday, Auflust21,1950 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Baptists To Meet
First Day At Davis Memorial,
Second At Walnut
Annual session of the Brushy
Mountain Baptist Association will
be held on September 19 and 20,
Moderator T. E. Story announced
This year the association, which
includes Baptist churches of the
Wilkeaboros and the western part
of Wilkes county, will meet at
two churches. The first day's seesl
jon Tuesday, September 19,
will be held with Davis Memorial
Baptist church, a comparatively
new member of the association,
located ten miles west of Wilkesboro.
The session for the second day,
^Wednesday, September 20, will
Tie held with Walnut Grove Baptist
church on highway 16 seven
miles south of Wilkesboro.
Theme for the association's
sessions will be "Bible Evangelism.''
Included on the two-day
program will be a number of Baptist
leaders in the state as well
aB lay leaders and ministers in the
Following is the complete program
for the association:
Tuesday, September 19 at
Davis Memorial Church
9:45 — Song Service, Greetings,
Scripture and Prayer, Rev. J. T.
10:00 —<toll Call of Churches;
Introduction of Pastors; Recognition
of Visitors; Appointment ol
Committees, (1) Time, place,
preachers; (2) Nomination of officers;
(3) Resolutions; (4) New
Churches; (5) Order of Business;
Adoption of program.
10:15 — History of Davis Memorial
Church, Mrs. H. G. Duncan.
10:35—Report on Sunday School
Work, Mr. J. F. Jordan.
10:40 — Report on Training
Union Work, Miss Lunda Hendren.
10745—Report on WTtSjI'Tf.'
Work, Mrs. G. G. Poster.
10:50 — Report on Pastors
Conference, Rev. Glenn Huffman.
10:55 — Report on Church and
Pastorial Relationship, Rev. L. T.
11:05 — Discussion and adoption
11:26 — Song Service.
11:30 — Introductory Sermon,
Rev. Gilbert Osborne.
12 :00 — Dinner on the grounds.
1:15 — Song Service and prayer.
1:20—Report on State Miss**
ions, Rev. W. N. Brookshire.
1:25— Discussion, Rev. J. C.
1:45 — Message, Dr. J. C. Canipe.
2:25 — Report on Associational
Missions, Rev. J. E. Pearson.
2:30 — Report of Association'
al Executive Committee, T. E.
2:35 — Discussion of Reports.
2:50 — History of Brushy
Mountain Asosciation, Mrs. H. G.
3:10 — Miscellaneous Business.
Wednesday, September 20, at
Walnut Grove Chnrch
9:45 — Music, Greetings, Devotion,
Rev. C. J. Poole.
10:00—Report on Baptist Hospital,
Mrs. Dewey Minton.
10:05 — Discussion, Dr. W. K.
10:25 — Report on Orphanage,
Mrs. John Andrews.
10:30 — Discussion, W. C.
10:45 — Report on Social Service
and Civic Righteousness, Rev.
10:50 — Discussion.
11:00 — Report of Nominating
Committee; Election of Officers.
11:05 — Report on American
Bible Society, Mrs. R. J. Billings.
11:10 — Report on Home Missions,
Mrs. Tam Hutchinson.
11:15 — Report on Foreign
Missions, Mrs. Charles McNeill.
11:20 — Report on Cooperative
Program, Rev. Harvey White.
11:25 — Report on Relief and
Annuity, Dr. John T. Wayland.
11:30 — Discussion of Reports.
11:35 — Sbng.
11". 40 — Missionary Sermon,
Rev. H. I. Johnson.
Ij5:10 — Dinner on the grounds.
1:15 — Song Service and prayer.
1:25 — Report on Christian
Ednoatlon, Rev. Victor Watts.
1^30 — Discussion, Claude Caddy.
1:46 — Messages from the ColWges,
2:00 — B. T. U. Report, John
2:05 — Report on Blblcal Recorder,
Mrs. W. K. Sturdivant.
2:10 — Discussion, Dr. L. L.
S§t. Wooten's Body
Is Located In France
Body of S. Sgt. E. K. Wooten,
Jr., has been located in France
and will be shipped home for
burial, his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
EI K. Wooten, have been notified
by the War. Department.
S. Sgt. Wooten was a turret
gunner on a B-24 and was reported
missing in France June 22,
1944. At the time he was flying
on' a secret mission. It was only
two weeks ago that the notice
came that his body had been located.
When the remains arrive the
funeral service will be held at
New Hope church in Iredell county,
relatives said. The Wootens,
former residents of Wilkes county,
now reside at Hamptonville.
[ North Wilkesboro
Lions Club Named
i Jack Swofford, president of the
North Wilkesboro Lions Club, has
annnounced committee appointments
in the club for the ensuing
The following committees are
under the direct supervision of
Edward S. Finley, first vice president:
Sign Committee — Joe Zimmerman,
Chairman, Henry Drum,
Attendance — Paul Cashion,
Chairman, Larry Moore, Paul
Greene, David Parks, Paul Jones.
Constitution & By-laws — J.
H. Whicker, Jr., Chairman, Dr.
H. B. Smith, Pat M. Williams, Jr.
Finance — D. V. Deal-, Chairman,
T. R. Grayson, W. Cecil
Hauss, James R. Kenerly.
Membership — Charles Day,
Jr., Chairman, Bill Gardner, W. G.
Program and Entertainment —
Richard Johnston, Chairman, Staten
Mclver, Ben Marsh.
United Nations -— Ray Landsberger,
Chairman, E. D. Dancy,
Boyd E. Stout, second vice president,
is general chairman of the
Boys and Girls Work — W.
Blair Gwyn, Chairman, Joseph D.
Edwards, C. Monroe Williams.
Citizenship and Patriotism —
W. D. Lewis, Chairman, Bill
Scroggs, Lawrence Critcher, Frank
Education — J. Floyd Woodward,
Chairman, Rufus Church,
Sight Conservation and Blind
—Dr. J. S. Deans, Chairman, Dr.
J. H. Sowder, Rev. R. L. Young.
Greeters — W. O. Absher,
Chairman, O. K. Pope, Fred Emerson,
Tam L. Shumaker.
Specijal Activties — Edward
P. Bell, Chairman, Dorman T.
Payne, Don Culler, Presley Myers,
E. B. Solomon.
Convention — S. B. Moore,
Chairman, Lee Bossi, W. D. Jester,
C. C, Faw, Jr., is third vice
president and general chairman
of committees as follows:
Civic Improvement — Tom Jenrette;
Chairman, G. T. Bare, R.
W. Gwyn, Jr., John Buchan.
Health and Welfare — Dr. R.
G. Taylor, Chairman, T. R. Jones,
Safety — James M. Anderson,
Chairman, Ray E. Hoover, M. B.
Agriculture — E. S. Kendrick,
Chairman, Edward McEntire, Fred
Davis, Glenn Greene, Claude
Bentley, Joe Jones.
Publicity — W. A. Hardister,
Chairman, Dwight Nichols, Roland
Potter, D. L. Crook.
Music — W. C. Marlow, Chairman,
Paul West, J. D. Moore, Jr.
Bulletin — Sam Ogilvie, Chairman,
Roscoe McNeil, Alvin Sturdivant,
Kirby S. McNeil
Claimed By Death
Funeral service will be held
Tuesday, 11 A. M., at Pleasant
Home Baptist church near Millers
Creek for Kirby Smith McNeil,
62, who died Sunday afternoon at
his home in the Millers Creek
Born January 7, 1888, Mr. McNeil
was a son of the late Thomas
and Laura Jane Nichols McNeil.
Only surviving member of his immediate
family is one sister, Miss
Mary Ann McNieil, of route one,
Rev. A. W. Eller will conduct
the last rites.
2:25 — History of Walnut
Grove Church, Mrs. H. G. Duncan.
| 2:35 — Report of Committees,
Time, place, and preachers, resolutions.
2:50 — Miscellaneous Business.
Gary Thornburg And Misi
Jackie Frazier Sine At
North Wilkes boro Kiwanis clut
enjoyed a musical program at the
luncheon meeting Friday *oon.
Program chairman John CashIon,
supplying for Ed Caudill
presented Gary Thornburg, memhero
of the North Wllkesborc
Flashers baseball team, who sang
"I Got Plenty Of Nothing," and
"Song Of The Open Road." Mist
Jackie Frazier sang "Lover*' and
Miss Lois Scroggs rendered a
piano number, "American Dance."
The program was well rendered
and thoronghly enjoyedIn
the business session Dr. J. H
McNeill, Dog Show committee
chairman, announced'that the annual
dog show will not be- held
this year. George C. Weibel, wnc
recently joined the club, was assigned
to the Agricultural committee
by President E. N. Phillips.
At the meeting Friday Mrs
Edwina Ziliak was guest of Dr
J. H. McNeill and Alva Stuckey
of Richmond, Va., was guest ol
R. R. Church.
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Will Play Boone
At Boone Wednesday Night:
Wilkesboro Vs. Lincoln-^
ton Friday Night
Football fans will get oppor
tunity this week for a preview ol
local football teams in action.
Wilkesboro and North Wilkes
boro squads are in the midst ol
two weeks training at Boone
Practice games with other team!
in training there will climax th<
pre-season workouts and are ex
pected to draw many footbal
o'clock North Wilkesboro will tak<
on Appalachian high under tfi«
lights on college field at Boone
Tickets for the game are now or
sale at Brame's, Red Cross Pharmacy
and Marlow's Men's Shop,
Proceeds from ticket sales will
aid the boys in paying training
Wilkesboro Ramblers will plaj
Lincolnton Friday night, eight
o'clock, at Boone, and numerous
football fans will want to see th«
Ramblers in action. For three
years Wilkesboro has been one ol
the winningest teams in the state
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bryan and
children, Johnny, Rhoda Jean
Jack, and Nell Marie, left Thursday
for a visit at Cincinnati, Ohio,
and Detroit, Michigan. They went
out to bring home the Bryans
daughter, Miss Lillie Dean Bryan,
who had been spending the summer
with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lupo
it Detroit. They plan to be away
a week- Mrs. Bryan and Mrs.
Lupo are sisters.
Miss Norma. Gabriels daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Gabriel,
attended the senior conI
ferenre of girl scouts held at the
Girl Scout camp at Roaring
Gap, August 2-9. Miss Gabriel
was sent to the camp by the
Wilkes Girl Scout Association
and there enjoyed a week's
program of leadership Mid training
with national and international
Girl Scout authorities in
charge. One of the counselors
WiiM Lnger Hine, of Norway, who
is one of ten exchange counselors
in the United States thl»
To Let Contract
For Highway 268
To CaMwell Line
9.1 Miles To Be Let August
31 Will Complete Highway
Stat® Highway and Public
Works Commission on August 31
will let contract for construction
of highway 268 from a point 8.7
miles west of Wilkesboro to the
end of the present pavement at the
Caldwell county line.
This section of highway will
complete highway 268 from Wilkesboro
to the Caldwell county
line, and make highway 268 a
splendid paved highway all the
way through Wilkes from Elkin to
The new highway will serve an
important agricultural area in the
western part of Wilkes county,
which has been in need of allweather
roads for many years.
Along with the highway 268
project, specifications were also
advertised on 64 other road Jobs
throughout the state, some on the
primary and others on the secondary
More road projects are under
construction at the present time
than at any similar time in the
Highway Commission's history,
according to Highway Chairman
I Henry W. Jordan. "If weather
I conditions continue to be good,
1950 will be North Carolina's
greatest year of roadbuilding," Dr.
About 20 per cent of the $200,000,000
secondary road program
was finished as of July 1, 1950
and some 500 projects under this
program are in various stages of
construction throughout the state.
The 1950 corn crop in North
Carolina is estimated at 78,516,000
bushels as of August 1. Average
per-acre yield is estimated at
36 bushels, highest on record.
Continuing in the fifcht for a
play-off berth, North WBkesboro
Flashers will play fonr home
games this week.
Tonight and Tuesday night they
will take on Galax herte. Mount
Airy will be here Thursday night
and Bassett will be here Friday
night for a double header.
Rain played a big part in the
J ague during the past week. North
jWilkesboro was rained out of
1 games with Radford and with Eljkin
| At Galax Thursday night North
| Wilkesboro lost 5 to 3. Galax
scored five in the first off Monroe
I Johnson and the Leafs were held
| the rest of the way. Buddy King,
former Charlotte high school pitching
star, joined the Flashers
last week and made his first appearance
against Galax in relief
.role. He allowed only two hits in
! 4 1-3 idnings and retired because
! of a finger blister. Davenport
(tripled and doubles were hit by
| Morton, Wright, Hiekernell, Howerton,
Davenport and Wilcox.
Elkin won 9 to 7 in a slambang
game here Sunday afternoon
that had plenty of power
hitting. Mike Scheer started on the
mound and was promptly shelled
by Elkin. Johnson followed on
the mound and was hit hard and
Dewey Wolfe pitched five innings
and allowed but 2 hits but the
damage was done.
Roy Boles went the route for
Elkin but was in trouble in seven
of nine innings. Charlie Hope hit
a long homer for Elkin with one
on in top of "the fifth. In bottom
of the fifth Howerton singled and
Bob Wright blasted one 400 feet
out of the park in center to match
Hope's feat. The game was the
type of slugging contest that fans
enjoy. The Flashers missed the
services of Ray Hickernell, hard
hitting first baseman who was
ill and not able to appear in the
RONDA COUPLE J
Mr. And Mrs. J. T. Martin
Take Buggy Ride On
It was with pleasant memories
that Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Martin
of Ronda climbed aboard a bu??y
for a ride on Sunday afternoon.
For it was 50 years ago, on
August 12, 1900, that a young
carpenter, J. T. Martin and the
former Miss Rhoda Ma this, both
of Wilkes County, boarded a buggy
and traveled several miles to
They quietly celebrated their
50 years of married life, Sunday,
with a family dinner at their
home in Ronda where they have
lived since 1918. Sunday was a
happy day in the lives of Mr. and
Mrs. Martin for tt marked the
frist time in 16 years that their
eight children had all been at
home at the same time.
Their children are Ralph E.
Martin, Richard C. Martin, both
of Ronda, Mrs. W. D. Binkley
and Mrs.. Charlie C. Mathis, both
of Winston-Salem, - James W.
Martin of Cherry Point, Mrq. John
Simpson of Rocky Mount, Mrs.
Fred Masteh of Charlotte, and
Sgt. W. B. Martin of Efelin Field,
Fla.They have 19. .grandchildren
and fotrr great-grandchildren.
Appointed To Board
Raleigh, Aug. 18 — Appointment
of Dr. M. G. Edwards of Wilkesboro
to the State Board ol
Veterinary Medical Examiners wag
announced today by Governor
He succeeds Dr. R. E. Taylor oi
Hendersonville, whose term expired
W. W. Lloyd of Greensboro wai
reappointed to the North Carolina
Board of Boilers Rules for
a four-year term expiring Jane
Following are listed Wilkes Su
perior court sentences meted ou
during the final days of the Au
gust term by Judge Frank A
Armstrong, who presided:
Woodrow Wilcox, violation o
prohibition laws, four months 01
Claude Combs, breaking an<
entering, three to five years pre
Reece Johnson speeding, 90 day
suspended on payment of costs.
Grant Ferguson, gambling, si
months suspended on payment $2
Edworth Carr, violation prohi
bition law, six months suspende
on payment $25 fine and costs
verdict of not guilty for Roosevel
Hilton in same case.
Charlie Parks, assault on hi
wife, six months suspended o
payment of $25 and costs.
Roy Daley, assault and resist
ing arrest, six months suspende
on payment $50 and costs.
Dewey Redmon, operating ca
while Intoxicated, six months sue
pended on payment $150 an
Boyd Gentry, reckless driving
30 days suspended on payment o
J. C. Wilcox, reckless drivin
and no operator's license, fou
months suspended on payment $5
and. costs; prayer for judgmen
Turner Durham and Clyd
Shores, house breaking, larcen
and receiving; Durham 12 to 3
months on roads; Shores place<
Shirley Lankford, operating ca
while intoxicated and reckles
driving, six months suspended oi
payment 9ISO and costs.
Effner Wellborn, housebreab
ing and larceny, two years oi
roads on one charge; 1 to 3 year
in penitentiary suspended on lar
Herman Monroe Handy, speed
ing, four months suspended oi
payment $25 and costs.
Richard Walter Wyatt, speed
ing 60 days suspended on paymen
Arvil Triplett, drunkenness, 31
days suspended on payment o
James Curtis Wood, reckles
driving, prayer for judgment con
tinued on payment of costs an<
Lawrence Call, involuntar;
manslaughter, 15 to 36 months ii
Mrs. George Price, worthies
check, seven months suspende*
on payment costs and checks ii
amount of $52.
George Price, operating ca:
while intoxicated, eight month
on roads; non-support, 18 monthi
suspended on payment $50 month
ly for support of four children af
ter serving sentence; worthlesi
check, 90 days suspended.
Roosevelt Church, Andersoi
Wingler, George Wyatt, stealinf
ham, eight month on roads 01
one count, one to three year!
James Walker Johnson, reckless
driving, four months suspended
on payment $50 and costs.
Carl Hoover Combs, speeding
60 days suspended on paymenl
$25 and costs.
Grover Yates, operating cai
while intoxicated, six months suspended
on payment $150 and
Clarence Minton, bastardy, sis
months suspended on payment
$7.50 per week for support ol
Glenn Edward Faw, speeding,
60 days suspended on paymenl
$25 fine and costs.
Robert Love, Jr., assault with
deadly weapon, 12 months on
Henry Wellborn, (col.) larceny
operating car while intoxicated
eight months suspended on payment
of $100 fine and costs; oi
larceny count prayer for judgment
continued on payment ol
costs and repairs to truck. ,
Bruce Clifton Miller, recklesi
driving, -not guilty.
Lester Williams, non-support
six months suspended on paymenl
$5 per week for support of child
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Crushed To Death
In Accident Here
Tractor-Trailer And Station
Wagon Collide On Highway
James Mont Muh, 46, well
known and highly respected citizen
of the Wilbar community,
was tragically killed in a highway
accident two miles west of here
on highway 421 at four o'clock
Mr. Mash, his body crushed
when a truck trailer skidded
, around on the highway and crash>
ed into his station wagon, died
two hours later at the Wilkes
hospital here. Injured were his
son, Gilbert Mash,* 14, who su.
stained serious cuts and bruises
and' was kept at the hospital after
his wounds were treated, and Garr
land Bumgarner, 17, son of Mr.
i and Mrs. Dewey Bumgarner of
Wilbar, who -was less seriously
hurt and returned home after sev1
eral facial cuts were treated.
The tractor-trailer outfit was a
unit of Tutterow Motor Transportation
company of Mocksville,
t and was , operated by James
5 Thomas Campbell, of Mocksville.
| He was not injured but was held
on charge of manslaughter follow>
J ing the accident.
. | ratrolman C. R. Shook, who in'
' vestigated the accident, said that
Mr. Mash was traveling west
when he met the large truck on
the curve just west of Bud Dotson's
grocery. It was raining at
the time and the unloaded flatoar
trailer skidded and jackknifed
into the path of Mr. Mash's station
wagon. Frame of the trailer
swept across the hood of the vehicle
and delivered full impact into
the driver's position. Cab of
the tractor stopped in the ditch on
the side of the road and the
swerving trailer carried the station
wagon wreckage several feet.
Mr. Mash was crushed internally
and pieces of the wrecks je
returning from carrying a load to
Mountain City, Tonn.
Mr. Mash was bom in Ashe
county, a son of the late Ham
and Julia Severt Mash. For many
years he had resided about two*
miles north of Wilbar on highway
16 and had been employed at a
furniture factory here. He had an
excellent reputation in his communiyt
and was active in church
Surviving Mr. Mash are his
wife, Mrs. Cora Mash, and 11
children: Mildred, Audrey, Hubert,
Nellie, Gilbert, Edward, Wayne,
Arvil, Lorraine, Clayton and
James Mash, all of the home.
Funeral service was held this
afternoon at Piney Ridge church
near Wilbar and burial was in
Obids cemetery. Rev. Wade Houck
and Rev. Albert Pruitt conducted
the funeral service.
1951 P.M. A.
I By MAUDE S. MILLER,
1 Secretary Wilkes County
i PMA Committe
Representatives of agricultural
■ agencies and farm leaders met
i with the County Committee on
i Monday, August 14th for the purpose
of planning the 1951 Wilkes
County PMA program.
It was the responsibility of
this group to develop a county
agricultural conservation program
adopted to the conservation needs
of this county. Among those presi
ent were A. H. Maxwell, State
Forester, Paul E. Church, FHA
Supervisor, Fred W. Davis, Veteran's
Administration, R. E. Dunn,
SCS, and Paul J. Choplin, County
The following practices were
selected: The use of liming material,
superphosphate, mixed fertilizer
and basic slag; seeding winter
cover crops, summer annual
legumes, small grains and permanent
pasture; forest tree planting.
Lueolia Hamby, injury to property,
prayer for judgment continued.
Hurley Roscoe Clonch, reckless
driving, four months suspended
on payment $25 and costs.
James Ray Cowles, reckless
driving, six months suspended on
payment $50 and costs; speeding,
prayer for judgment continued.
Grace Lovette Wingler, keeping
disorderly house, eight months
Ray Childress, operating car
while Intoxicated, six months suspended
on payment $150 and
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