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VOL. XXX, NO. 82 P^b&hed Moiubys and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBQRO, N. *C., MONDAY, DEC.' 28,
A THOUSAND, niae hmdred, thirtysix years ago, a laby was given life by i" beaoiifal girl X.
' to whom motberhood was Btiraculoiuly granted. That baby was cradled in a manger, and the
scent of Mynh sweetened his slnmbers. He was a hearty, strong baby, and in His eyes g>ewj|||.
a light over-wise for one so shortly on this earth. He became known to mankind as Jesns^/;^
Christ, and the anniversary of His birth is
In' holy rererence.' those who> are spiritaal, pnd se the Lord for thn day He was aesi^ In G^s
image. In awe and infinite admiration, those who are practkal and worldly record Him as the
most sagacious of all men; history’s greatest ph ilosopher, leader, meter of justice, and prophet.
And to all generations which have come after H im. He has proved Himself to be both mentor and
teacher most worth emulating. May His spirit ever guide us to brotherhood, peace and the love
of man. '
Burns Are Fatal
To Resident of
Traphill Section
*' Hinson Succumbs to
Borns Received By Fire in
Woods; Funeral Today
•* .. -I
Carl Hinson, .5S-year-old resi
dent ot the Traphill community,
died Saturday afternoon from
burns received when his clotliing
caught lire from a blaze he made j
In the forest to keep himself |
warm. , !
Hinson, according to reports |
here, was heavily under the in
fluence of liquor and after he
bum a fire It caught his clothing
«nd Inflicted fatal burns. He was
brought to the hospital here In a
dying condition and died within
a short time.
He was a son of the late Parm
and Mary McCann Hinson. Sur
viving are his mother and the fol
lowing brothers and sisters:
Charlie Hinson, Elkin: J. M. Hin
son, Pulaski, V’a.; Mrs. Lucy
Cockerham, Vestus, Mo.; Laura
Hinson, Winston-Salem; Mrs. E.
M. Yale, Traphill.
Funeral and burial services
wero JmJd ^teday at Charity
«burch with Rev. L. R. Wood In
G.O.P. Candidate
Senator William E. Borah, of
Idaho, whose statement that he
will allow his name to go In the
Wisconsin primaries, is consider
ed tantamount to announcing
himiself as a candidate for the
Republican nomination for presl-
(lent in 1936.
^W. L. Forester
Dies at Goshen
Aged and Highly Esteemed
Citizen Passes; Funeral
Service Saturday
W. L. Forester, aged and high
ly esteemed resident of the Gosh
en community, died at his home
Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Forester, who was quite
active despite hi» S3 years, was
in apparently good health and
was able to look after the affairs
of his farm until he was sudden
ly stricken with apoplexy about
mid-afternoon Thursday. He was
carried into his residence and
died within a few minutes.
Over a long period o’ years
Mr. Forester had taken an active
part in church and community
affairs, being for over 40 years
superintendent of the Sunday
school i n Goshen Methodist
church and a faithful churcn
worker. For 20 years he was post
master at Goshen, retiring only a
few months before his death,
i The sudden death of Mr. For
ester was an occasion of sadnes.s;
to many friends in his and other |
He is survived by his wife, j
I "Mrs. I.k>u Ellen Forester, and the
following children: N. H. For
ester, Lake City, S. C.; A. H , R.
C., K. P., E. H. Forester and
re. Sallie Sauls, of Sumter, S.
lias Rhetta Forester and
../s. Ruth Holder, of Goshen.
Also Burvlving is one brother, J.
A. Forester, of Wilkesboro.
Ptrtteral services were held at
bis residence Saturday morning
and burial was in Mountain Park
cemetery In Wi'kesboro.
Borah To Enter
The Presidential
Race Next Year
Statement About
Primary is Tantamount
Washington. Dec. 20.—A state
ment by Senator Borah, of Ida
ho, considered by some to be
, tantamount to an announcement
i that he would seek the Republi
can presidential nomination, was
given to newspaper men tonight
in response to inquiries.
Two Wisconsin Republicans,
after a series of conferences with
the Idahoan, first announced that
he had indorsed a proposal to
elect a Borah-for-president dele
gation from that state to the
19.16 convention.
.\sked about this. Borah re
plied :
■‘I told them that whatever^
they did f.long that line I would!
.■stand in with them.''
The original statement, by
State Senator Phillip E. Nelson,
of Maple. Wis., and former State
Senator Bernhard Gettelman, of
Milwaukee, coupled with Borah's
reply, certainly projected him
into the nomination race further
tlian any previous public pro
Adult Schools
Commence Work
In the County
Seventewi Schools Begin This
Week Under Direction of
WPA Group
Seventeen adult schools beein
operation in Wilkes county this
week under direction of the
Works Progress administration,
it was learned today from C. B,
Eller, county superintendent of
schools, with whose office the
adult schools are closely corre
This phase of the WPA. taken
over from the relief adminisitra-
tion, is designed not only to fur
nish employment to jobless mem
bers of the teaching profession,
but to give adults an opportunity
to broaden their education.
The work was scheduled to
get under way today but on ac
count of the snow and cold wea
ther some of the adult schools
may be delayed for a short time.
Wonderful results were obtain- •
ed from the adult schools under
the direction of the relief admin
istration aud the schools are ex
pected to be equally as effective
this year.
Back From Trip
Winston-Salem, Dec. 20. —
James W. Blum, 63. Norfolk and
Western railway engineer, died
tonight of Injuries received in a
freight train wreck last Sunday
»t Walnut Cove.
J oumal-P atriot
Not To Be Iwued
Thursday, Dec. 26
Hie Jovmal-Patrlot will not
he Issued a« «» Thurs
day of week. Thnraday’.s
lasne to »>«**« \ o"”**"*^
order to aUow the employes a
brief b^iday vaeadow.
■ This Issoe w being puWlsh.
ed one day bOer tlua WBUl In
•eder to give fitOer OoWMgJe
ot the WBWB.. Here’s wtridag
Federal Officers
Get Two at Still
Ernest Poplin and Eli Grimes
Face Charge of Manufac
turing Illicit Liquor
Ernest Poplin and Eli Grimes,
youths of the Buggaboo com
munity near Rcnda. were arrest-
k1 by federal revenue investiga^
tors in a raid at a still Thursday
A complete illicit distillery
outfit and materials for liqquor
manufacture were found and de
stroyed by Officers A. R. Wil
liams, J. R. Brandon, F. D. Lump
kin, Deputy Marshal W. A. Jones
and Bob Jones.
The young men were carried
before J. W. Dula, United States
commissioner, and were released
under bonds of $500 each for
appearance at the May term of
fede-ral court iii Wilkesboro.
Many Accidents
Reported Here
Gilreath Youth Loses Right
Hand; Virginia Lady Has
Bro4cen Leg
Ernest Moore, youth of the Gil-
roath community, suffered the
loss of his right baud during the
week-end while he and a play
mate were playing with a shot
gun, which accidentally discharg
ed. Treatment is being rendered
the wound at The Wilkes Hos
Mrs. L. E. Jones, a resident ot
Rugby. Va., is a patient at The
WSlkes Hospital, where she is
receiving treatment tor a badly
broken leg from fulling on the
ice at her home Sunday.
Marcus Johnson, a son ot Ar-
vel Johnson, is being treated for
a badly lacerated heel iii an ac
cident Sunday,
Weekly Meeting WiB Be H«W
FrifBiymt Niw Tfcis Week
Same as Usual
Hon. R. L. Doughton, chair
man of the Ways and Means com
mittee in congress, will address
the North Wilkesboro Kiwanis
Club in regular meeting Friday
at noon.
Plans to observe this week as
a holiday week and not have a
meeting Friday were abandoned
when it was learned at the Close
of the meeting Friday noon that
Congressmaii Doughton could be
present this week and address
the club.
He has just returned from a
trip to the Phillipines and Japan
and is spending a brief holiday
vacation at Sparta, Laurel
Springs and in this city. He will
have a mes.sage of interest for
his heaters and a full attendance
of members and many guests are
To Hold Singings
On Fifth Sunday
B.&L Group
In Wilkesboro
Has Good Year
Usual Six Per Cent Profits
Apportioned by Associa
tion For Year
Doughton (^ad
To Be Back In
United States
Does Not Bt^eve PhilipfHne
Independence Will
Washington, Dec. 19.—With a
buffalo horn measuring over five
feet from point to point as his
prize souvenir. Representative
Robert L. Doughton, along with
other members of the congres
sional delegation, returned to
Washington today after having
witnessed the launching of the
new Philippine government as an
independent state.
After traveling half around the
world Doughton said he was con
vinced there was no place like
the United tales during his
quarter of a century here the
capitol dome never looked better
than it did this morning. He
left tonight for his home at Lau
rel Springs, admitting that he is
homesiok for the moiRitains of
western North Carolina. Meeting
North' Carolina newspaper corre
spondents at his office, the house
ways and meant cbalrmiKi devot
ed an hour relating some of the
impressions which the various
countries he visited made upon
“The most interesting thing I
saw was the activity in Japan,"
he said. “There wore no loafers
and no idlers there. Everyone
was at work, and I think I saw
more bicycles and babies than I
thought existed in the world. I
(Continued on back page)
\Wafnsof W^ Buaine | |16-Year-0Id@ri
Dies From Won^
At Own Hdfflk
New York . . . Paul Garrett,
72, dean of the wine industry,
predicts an early favorable action
by congress, drastically reducing
taxes on light American wines.
“Otherwise there will be a wine
famine because the present sup
ply will not supply 10 per cent
of the demand,” he says. -
Wilke* Youths In
Chicago Conference
Two Wilkes county youths are
among the representatives of col
leges from many nations gather
ing for a conference in Chicago
December 28 to January 1.
Nell Hartley, of Wllkeaboro.
daughter of Mrs. Pearl Hartley,
is representative from A. S. T>.
C„ Boone, and Billie Bumgarner,
.son of Rev. and Mrs. J. L. A.
Dum^rner, _ of Wilkesboro route
i, to representing
ene»4k by
and Y. M. C. A.
Walnut Grove, Rock Creek
and Mt. Plea.sant To Be
Meeting Places
The fifth Sunday in December,
December 29, will be the date for
three “big singings” to be bcld in
Wilkes county.
The Soutkside Singing Associ
ation will convene at \Valnut
Grove Baptist church on the Wil-
kesboro-TayiorSville highway. At
torney F. J. McDuffie, chairman,
issued a public Invitation for all
singing classes, quartets and oth
ers who render sacred mu.sic to
be present and take part in the
day’s program starting at ten o’
clock. Everybody is asked to car
ry along dinner ba-skets well
filled with good eats.
J. C. McNlel, of Champion,
chairman of the Blue Ridge Sing
ing Association, announced the
next session of that organization
for the promotion of singing to
be held at Mount Pleasant Bap
tist church. All classes and other
singers are invited to take part
in the all-day program.
The Stone Mountain Singing
Association will convene at Rock
Greek Baptist church between
Mountain 'View and Roaring Riv
er, according to an announcement
J. A. Gilliam, chairman. All
singing classes who can attend^
are invited to participate In tke
Wilkesboro Building and Loan
A.ssociation experienced a very
Vf Mliss Heldit 'WliaWef w&’i'^vtoi-
Itor to Hickory Wjbdnesday.
succe.ssful year through 1935, j
aceordin.g to the report of Wm.
A. Stroud, secretary-treasurer, in
the annual meeting of stock
holders held on Friday night in
The report disclosed that the
association passed through the
year without any losses and the
usual six per cent profits were
apportioned to stockholders. Sale
of shares totaled 25 per cent
larger in 1935 than during the
previous year.
The 8tockholder.s elected the
following directors: J. H. John
son, J. T. Prevette, L. Bumgar
ner, J. W. Dula, W. B. Smlthey,
B. J. Kennedy. T. B. Story, Wm.
A. Stroud, J. M. Bumgarner, R.
B. Pharr, 0. K. Whittington and
J. H. Leckie.
Following the stockholders’
meeting the board of directors
assembled and elected the fol
lowing officers; J. H. Johnson,
president; T. E. Story, vice pres
ident; Wm. A. Stroud, secretary-
treasurer; Kyle Hayes, attorney.
The following were named on
the loan committee;. J. H. John
son, J. T. Preve^,'^. Bumgar
ner, J. W. Dula and W, E. Smith-
:ey. .
The foregoing ip -the annual re-
iport - of Mf, jBtfdQd, secrotary-
.._itrea8ur©r,’which'ja follow^ by
'^|{r»dlntJoinB-Vcff-'roapert'‘ t|i*
^te Wm/^'C. Pearodn, "a member
(Contisued oa page eight)
0. F. Blevms, 68,
Dies Suddenly at
Wilkesboro Home
Heart Attack On Monday
Night Fatal; Funeral To
Be Held Wednesday
Oliver Franklin Blevins, clerk
of the town ot Wilkesboro and
for three decades a prominent fi-
siire in Wilkes county, died at
his home in Wilkesboro Monday
night about 11 o’clock. Death
was attributed to a heart attack.
Mr. Blevins had been suffering
with heart disease hut on Mon
day was apparently in as good
health as he had been during the
past .several months.
Funeral service will be held at
Wilkesboro Baptist church Wed
nesday, two p. m. and burial will
be in Mountain Park cemetery.
Mr. Blevins was born in Wal
nut Grove township on March 10,
1S67, his age being 68. He was
a son of the late Rev. Calloway
and Lucinda Blevins. Fifty years
ago on November 26 he was mar
ried to Miss Sarah Ann Gambill
and this year they celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary.
They moved to Wilkesboro 35
t ears ago and since that time Mr.
Blevins had taken an active part
in church affairs and public life.
He served Wilkes county as reg
ister ot deeds for eight years and
was active iu the Republican par
ty, having for a period served his
party as county chairman. He
held other positions of public
trust, at one time being assistant
cashier of the Deposit & Savings
Bank and at the time of his death
was clerk of the town of WJlkes-
boro, which posjtlon he had held
for several years.
He was known by friends in
many communities as a whole-
souled Christian character. He
united with Walnut Grove Bap
tist church in Walnut Grove
township in early youth, moving
his membership to Wilkesboro
Baptist when he changed h'to resi
dence. For many years ’lie serv
ed as a deacon In the^ilk^boro
Baptist chnreh. hnlfOv ih»t po-
islBon In the church at the
,of hls'deafhyv.-.-u«^s, 05,;
> In admtwn Xd h«r wIMT
(Continued on hvwtJMPJ
Purlear Youth
Is a Victim Of
. ^ Knife Wounds
Tikon Byers Succumbi From
Wounds Received In Alter*
catitm Last Wednesday
Tilson Byers, 23-year-old resi
dent of the Purlear community,
died Monday morning at the hos
pital here from a knife wound
said to have been inflicted by
Spencer Parsons, neighbor^ boy,
of Wednesday night.
According to current reports of
the affair. Parsons was at the
home of Forrest Yates and held
up a member of the nearby C. C.
Camp at the point of a shotgun,
which snapped on an empty
chamber. About that time Byers
approached and Parsons whirled
with a knife and stabbed him.
Parsons has not been apprehend-
Later he whh brought to the
I hospital here in a critical condl-
' tion.
Byers was a son of the late J-
IW. and Rhoda Phipps Byers.
I Surviving are his mother and
j four brothers, Webh, Joe. Weav-
,er and Robert Byers.
I Funeral and burial .services
will he held at Purlear Baptist
clnirch. Tuesday, eleven a. in.
Only 6 Days to
Purchase Tags
Automobile Owners Asked To
Buy Plates Earliest Pos
sible Day At Bureau
Only six days are left in which
to purchase automobile and truck
license plates by owners who ex
pect to operate motor vehicles on
January 1, 1936.
J. C. McDiarmid reports a stea
dy sale of plates at the license
bureau at the Yadkin Valley Mo
tor company but unless sales pick
up sharply this week It is ex
pected that there will be an in
convenient rush during the last
days of the month. For this rea
son all who can are urged to pur
chase their plates this week.
All private automobile and
truck plates are being sold at the
license bureau and Patrolman ,J.
J. Johnson is handling applica
tions for “for hire” licenses at
police headq-iiarters between *the
hours of nine a. ni. and 12 noon.
Mb>s Jansk Kanupp Shoots
Self Ilf Head At Home
Neaif This (Sty
•Miss Jennie Kaniipp, slxteen-
ycar-old high school girl, shot
and killed herseR at the home of
iit.~ p-arentii' n^r this city Son-
day night.
According to reports here she
was in the home with a boy
friend and they were conversing
when she excused 'herself, went
into another part of the home,
procured a 32-calibre pistol and
shot herself in the forehead. She
died only a short time later. No
cause could be attributed for the
act and no Inquest has been held.
She was a daughter of Russel
and Blanche Miller Kanupp, who
recently moved into the Falr-
;daina community from Catawba
county. In additioin to her par
ents she lefives the following bro
thers and sisters: Margaret, Ro
bert, Richard,' Edward, Jack and
BllHe Kanupp.
Funeral and burial services
will 6e held at Hickory Tuesday
afternoon, two o’clock.
Many Schools Are
Of Members In Southern As
sociation; North Wilkes
boro Still A Member
Local school leaders and oth
ers who take an interest in the
city schools were pleased with
the announcement that North
Wilkesboro school is one among
only 20 high schools in North
Carolina to retain membership in
the Southern Association of Col
leges and Secondary Schools.
The eight months school term,
which falls short of the associ
ation requirements of 175 days,
was the primary reason the 47
schools wore dropped from mem
bership. Other reasons were ex
cessive pupil load oa teachers,
salary schedules’for teachers be
low the $900 inininrum set by
tlie assoclpi’on and lack of prop
er library facilities.
Scliools dropped from mem
bership were: Badin, Beaufort,
Henrietta - Caroleen. Cliffslde,
Clinton. Dunn, Edenton, Eliza
beth (lity. Elm City, Fairmont,
Fayetteville. Forest City, Gaston
ia, Glen Alpine. Graham, Ham
let. Henderson, Hickory, High
Point, Kinston, Lenoir, Marlon.
Maxton, Mebane, Monroe, Moores-
ville, Mt. Airy, Oxford Orphan
age, Plymouth. Raeford, Hoke
County High. Raleigh, Hugh ’
Morson and Needham Broughton, ^
Rjeidsvllle, Rockingham, Rox-’*^
boro, Rutherfor4ton - Spind^, ^
Boyden at Salisbury, Sanford,
Scotland Neck, Selma, Shelby,
Smithfleld, Spencer, Statesville,
Washington, Wilmington, New
Hanover high, .Wilson Charles L.
Coon high.
D. Wellborn Is
Manager Chevrolet
Afiimcy In YaaKin
J. D. Wellborn, for over two
years sales manager for Gaddy
Motor Company,' has taken ovot
the management of Ploiieer
Chevrolet company, 'Vj^kte-
vllle,. bas already ' aasasiM
his IbUtm ^ tkat eapadty.
ludi mibir trienfia
B every sa«-
North Wilkesboro chapter of
the Junior Order will not meet
on Tuesday night of this week
but especial attention is •called to
the meeting to be held on Tues
day nig^ December 31, at
which timeVdegree work will bo
carried out Vnd officers for the
next perii^ wiroted. Every .mem
ber is as^ to^ present and a
good time is assi
£sV)gf(nkiit trhoMj^ him vrutj
boriim cott^y,t
1 Marriage 
Licenses |o wed'
dttrtnK the past
Wjlei;* register 'of T
co«9Im: Dai^ 'I
JO^ Browh,' bbt&“;
HWd; Wm. H.
'|Urwi and Alice Hei

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