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^ your buyiag ia North
#UNsboro, the tred^
In 22$ Business
Firms In City
Twenty*Six Students of City
High School Make An
A group of rs students of
Korth Wilkesboro high school in
a class for “Study Of Occupa
tions’’ had just completed an
eauploymeat surrey within the
corporate limits of North Wilkes-
boro and have released the sur
The students found that there
were 228 business establishments
employing 3,502 persons.
For the purpose of the survey,
all business establishments main
taining an office, store, factory
or other definite business address
were listed. They were divided in
to seven groups, according to the
type of business, and each place
of business was visited by a stu
dent to obtain the desired infor
No attempt was made to li.st
domestic servants, independent
salesmen, carpenters, painters or
others engaged in various occupa
tions which do not iieces.sitate the
maintenance of a definite hiis-
I'nder Financial and t'ommer-
cial. including banks, building
and loan, insurance and real es
tate. the students listed 1.3 firms
employing 4 4 workers.
They found ten government
ag(3ncios, federal, state and local,
Twenty-throe' factories employ
Nineteen transportation firms
have 91 workers.
Under Personal and Public
Service the students listed 55
firms with 250 employes.
The survey found 92 profes
Under Trade the students list-
Royal ArtiUery Tunes Up for Action
Both men and guns become rusty through inactivity, according to
the British censor, so the royal artillery keeps tuned up by regular
gunnery practice while awaiting action on France’s western front. This
crew Is at loading exercises in a camouflaged gun pit, somewhere in
the forward zone.
Great Sea Battleel Undei\
Way Between German
and British Fleets
13th Last Date to
Parks Money Dies
When Car Wrecks
File Candidacy On Monday Night
SaBmaary of OocapatiOBS
Business Managers, 157; Ste
nographers, 52: Office Clerks,
79; Bookkeepers, 55: Sales
Clerks, 187; Outside Salesmen.
133: Foremen. 87; Mechanics,
191- Skilled Labor. 1,211; Com
mon Labor. 8.3.8; Janitors, 38.
Truck Drivers. 58; Delivery
Clerks. 14; Fillint Station Work
ers, 85; Photographers. 2; Taxi
Drivers, 1^: Bus Drivers, 8; Tele
graphers, 3; Housekeepers. 1;
Cooks, 9; Maids. 6: Prison
Guard.s. 9: Engineers, S: Police,
5; Firemen. 2; Mail Carriers; 5;
Pharmacists. fi: Barbers. 29;
Poolroom Workers. 10: Shines
and Porters. 17; Movie Operators,
3; Ushers. 4: Beauty Operators.
24; Cafe Workers. 5:3: Dietitians.
2; Veterinarians. 1: Chiropr.ic-
tors. 1: Dentists. 5: Physicians,
11 Nurses, 13; Optomet'-ists, 1;
Teachers, 28; Lawyers, 11;
Clergymen. 3: Total. 3.53 2.
L'inanciiil and foininercial
Managers. 7; Stengrophers. 6;
’bookkeepers, fi; Salesmen. 16:
Office Clerks. 7: Janitors, 2; to
Office Clerks. 29: Managers,
8: Stenographers. S: Foremen,
10: Mechanics. 12: Common La
bor, 17: Cooks, 2; Guards, 9;
Truck Drivers, 7: Engineers, 8;
Mail Carriers. 5; Janitors, 3: Po
lice. 5: Firemen, 2: Total, 125.
Managers. 28; Stenographers.
21: Bookkeepers. 13; Office
Clerks. 19; Foremen. 71; Me
chanics, 139: Skilled Labor. 1.-
178: Common Labor, 800; Jani
tors. 9; Outside Salesmen. 89;
Truck Drivers, 10; Total, 2.377.
Xraihspoita t ion
Managers, 11; Truck Drivers,
41; Taxi Drivers. 13; Bus Driv
ers', 8; Office Clerks. 4; Janitors.
1; Common Labor, 7; Bookkeep
ers, 3; Telegrapher, 1; Mechan
ics. 2: ToUl. Si-
Personal and Publig Service
Telegraphers. 2: Barbers, 29;
Shines and Porters. 17; Business
Managers, 13: Office Clerks. S.
Maids, 6: Housekeepers, 1: Dieti
tians. 2; Cooks. 7: Skilled Labor,
26; Common Labor. 23; Pool-
room, 10; Sales Clerks, 6; Movie
Operators, 3: Ushers. ': Janitors.
6; Mechanics. 6: Stenographer.
1,’ Foremen, 2; Beauty Operators.
24; Cafe Workers, 53; Book
keepers, 1; Total, 250.
Dentists, 5; Optometrists, 1;
Lawyers, 11; Teachers, 28; Office
Clerks, 8; Chiropractor, 1; Ste
nographers, 6; Physicians, 11.
Nursee. 15; Clergymen, 5; Veter
inarian, 1; Total, 92.
Managers, M; Bookkeepers,
(Continued on page eight)
All Candidates for County
and Township Offices to
File This Week
o’ctock.vwin be cltfelhg time Rr
candidates to tile for county and
township offices. All names to
go on the ticket for the primary
to be held on May 25 must be
filed with the county board of
elections prior to six p. in. on
Saturday of this week.
Candidate.^ who to date have
filed for major offices are. F. C.
Forester, for the Democratic nom
ination for state senator. 21lh
district: H. .\. Cranor, for the
Democratic nomination for repre
sentative of Wilkes county; C. O.
.McNiel. Democ.'-at. for endorse
ment as a member of the county
board of education
.A new registration lias been
ordered for Wilkes and liooUs
will lie opened on .-Ipril 2 7. All
persons, regardless, of whether or
not they have previously register
ed. must register ip order to vote
in the primary or election in
Wilkes this year.
.Mr. Bill Bryan, an e.xperienced
service station man, lias accepted
a position with the Central Serv
ice Station, which is operated
here bv Mr. H. P. Eller.
Three Lunsford Brothers In
Car Escape Without
dent of the Olin community
the northern part of Iredell coun
ty, was Instantly killed Monday
night about seven o’clock when
bis car ran off a country road in
the Windy Gap section of Wilkes
Coroner I. M. Myers, who inves
tigated the death, said that ac-
cording to the information given
him. Money's car ran off on the
outside of a curve and overturn
ed about six times before it
stopped with one wheel o n
Money’s head. His head was hadly
Three Lunsford brothers who
were also riding in .Money’s car
escaped without serious injury.
The accident victim was a son
of Colonel Money, of Olin. He
has one sister, Miss Heltie Money.
Funeral service was lield Wed
nesday afternoon, two o’cloek, at
Shady Grove church.
.Attorney Kyle Hayes and
.Messrs. Murray Whittington and
elate Bumgarner are spending a
few days in .Maryland looking aft
er business matters.
CLEAN-UP WEEK PROCLAIMED
“Clean-Up Week”, an annual sprin^ime event in
North Wilkesboro, was set aside today by proclamatien
by Mayor R. T. McNeil as the week beginning Monday,
All citizens are asked to cooperate and civic groups
are asked to combine their influence toward making
the event the success it deserves to be.
Pointing out the importance of “Clean-Uip” Week”,
Mayor McNiel today issued the following proclamation;
‘‘Whereas, it has been appropriate every year that
one week be designated for the purpose of beautifying
our city and eliminating conditions which are not at
tractive and which are not conducive to good health
and the public welfare, I hereby prolcaim the week be-
genning Monday, April 15, as “Clean-Up Week”, pd
respectfully ask the cooperation off all public spirited
citizens and residents of the city.
“The impressions this city will make upon visitors
will be largely determined by the appearance of homes,
streets, business houses, lots and the community in gen-
erkl. Praise of the appearance of the city by visitors
is one of the be.sl means ctf advertising. Attractveness
and cleanliness are of great importance.
During “Clean-Up Week” it is suggested that every
re.fiident and property owner make special efforts to re
move unsightly rubbish and improve conditions about
the homes, business houses, lots and streets The sar’-
tary department of the city government will cooperate
in every way possible and all Bre asked to have the rub
bish placed at points convenient for the city employes
to haul it away promptly.
“Let us put this event over in such a manner that none
of us can forget the importance of attractiveness and
cleanliness throughout the year.
Yours for an attractive city
R. T. McNEIL, Mayor
The war which broke out In
Europe on September 1 when Ger
many armies began invasion of
Poland and became intensified
with declaration ’of' war between
England and France with Ger
many, spread further this week
when Hitler’s armies invaded
Denmark and Norway.
Denmark offered no resistance
but Norway has been resisting
and Allied forces have gone rapid-
to the aid of the Scandanavian
country already partially under
German control following llghtn-
ning like attacks by German sea
and aid forces early Tuesday.
Great naval battles have been
under way on the Norwegian
coast between Allied and German
Today the British claimed that
a total of 18 German ships had
lieeii sunk while loss of tour
British vessels was admitted.
Heads of the British admiralty
today declared that the British
navy would not allow one Ger
man ship to escape from Norway.
German claims from Berlin
said few German ships have been
sunk anU that Nazi bombers have
inflicted great damage on British
An official rebuke to Jame» H. R. CromweU, right. United StstM
minister to Canada, was administered by Secretary of State Cordell Hull
recently when CromweU, in a Canadian speech, landed the war aimi
of the allies. HoU informed Cromwell that he had “contravened instmo-
tiODs” in his talk. Pictured with CromweU are his wife, the former Dorie
Duke, and H. G. Bengstler, United States consul-general. CromweD's
speech was m^de before the Empire and Canadian dobs.
Republican County Convention Will
Be Held Monday; Precinct Meets 13th
Rev. John W. Moore Preach
ing; Services 7:45 A. M.
and 7:30 In Evening
Garge crowds are attending tbe
evangelistic services this week at
the North Wilkesboro Methodist
church and much interest is be
The day services are being held
at 7:45 a. m. in order that school
children and many employed in
business pslahlishments may at
tend the service. The evenings
services beginning at 7:30 p. m.
are well attended.
The preaching by Rev. John W.
Moore, of .Moorcsville, has been
the subject of much favorable
comment. Rev. Mr. Moore, who is
assisting the pastor, Rev. A. L.
.Aycock, during the evangelistic
campaign is recognized as one of
tlie outstanding ministers in the
Western North Carolina Confer
The public has a most cordial
invitation to all the services,
which will continue through Sun
day, April 14.
Outline of Commencement
Program# Relea#^ By L.
W. Teague, Principal
Dokies Club Will
Meet In This City
North Wilkesboro Dokies club
will meet on Friday evening, sev
en o’clock, at the Woman’s Club
house on Trogdon street in this
city instead of at the Community
House in Wilkesboro, as was stat
ed in an announcement ^rlier
In This Section
Dedicates Postoffices Locat
ed at Boone and Statesville >
We^esday; Many There
James A. Farley, U. S. Post
master General, chairman of the
Democratic national executive
committee and an avowed candi
date for the Democratic nomina
tion tor the presidency, dedicated
two postoffices in northwestern
North Carolina Wednesday.
The postoffices dedicated by
the Postmaster General in this
immediate section of the state
were at Boone and Statesville. At
each place a number of Wilkes
(Continued on page eight)
Candidates for Governor
and Congress to Speak
at Convention Monday
Wilkes county Republicans will
meet in convention at the court
house in Wilkesboro Monday
morning, April 15, to elect a
chairman and secretary and name
delegates to the state, congres-
The eOunty convention, •which
was called several days ago by
N. B. Smlthey, chairman, and R.
Don La'ws, secretary, will begin
at ten o'clock.
Precinct meetings for the pur
pose of perfecting precinct organ
izations and electing delegates to
the county convention, will he
held at the various voting places
on Saturday afternoon, one o’
clock. The precinct meeting for
North Wilkesboro township will
be held at the city hall.
In addition to the regular bus
iness of the convention, two
prominent Republicans will be
present to address llie gathering
Monday. Attorney Robert H. Mc
Neill, a candidate tor the Repub
lican nomination for governor,
and F. D. B. Harding, Republi
can candidate for congress in the
Eighth district, will speak.
Party leaders extend a cordial
invitation to all to attend.
Mountain View high school will
close the term with graduation
exercises on April 25, L. W.
Teague, principal, announced to
Closing program of Mountain
View elementary school will be
on April 19, 7:30 p. m.
The first program of the high
school commencement will be the
senior play on April 12. 7:30 p.
m. “Under Western Skies.’’
The graduation sermon will he
on Sunday. April 21, 7:30 p. m.
and the senior class day pro
gram will be on Tuesday, April
23, 7:30 p. m.
To Choose Location
For Curb Market
Miss Harriet McGoogan, Wilkes
county home demonstration a-
gent. has called a meeting of all
women who have sold on the curb
market here or who plan to sell
this year. The meeting will he
held on Saturday, April 13, two
o’clock, la Miss McGoogan’s of
fice In the courthouse.
Main purposes of the meeting
will be the selection of a location
for the market and other plans
relative to Its operation.
Many Journal-Patriot Subscribers
Get Valuable Fountain Pens Free
The Journal-Patriot’s announce
ment Thursday that a genuine
Morrison fountain pen would be
given free with each new or re
newal subscription has met with
L. W. Shumate, who recently
moved into his new home eight
miles north of this city on high
way 18. was the first to take ad
vantage of the offer. He saw an
issue of The Journal-Patriot at a
local business house and lost no
time in calling at this office early
Friday morning and ordered the
paper sent to his home for a year.
He had not gone out of the of
fice before the next one came in
and they have been coming ever
Every one who has received one
of the pens has been highly
pleased and mildly surprised to
find that such a high quality pro
duct can be given away.
The Jonrnal-Patriot was for
tunate in bjelng able to buy these
high quality pens at a fraction
of the factory cost from the man
ufacturer, who wishes to intro
duce them in this territory. We
are net allowed to sell the pens
and they can be obtained locally
only with a subscription, new or
renewal, to The Journal-Patriot
at the regular suibscrlption price.
Those who mail in subscriptions
should include ten cents extra for
postage and mailing costs.
Morrison pens bear the famous
lifetime guarantee of service. It
is not a cheap pen in any respect
and should not ibe contused with
low priced articles that can be
(bought at (bargain counters and
Morrison pens .so far have been
sold only in the largest cities and
are just now being introduced in
this section of Die country. They
have an enviable reputation as
a high quality product.
Wilkesboro M. E.
Home Coming Services to Be
Held Sunday Morning,
A home coming and reunion
will be held at Wilkesboro Meth
odist chui-ch on Sunday, April
14, Dr. W. J. Flint, pastor, has
An all day service and a
preaching service in the evening
has been planned for the occas
ion and everybody Is cordially in
vited to attend. A special invita
tion is extended all former past
ors, members and former mem
bers who have moved away.
A former pastor will occupy
the pulpit at the eleven o'clock
service and p feature of the aft
ernoon program will be an ad
dress to the young people by Rev.
J. H. Brendall. Jr., pastor of Ard
more Mothodist church in Win
ston-Salem. Following his address
there will be impromptu talks
b'y former pastors and members.
A former pastor has been In
vited to speak at 7:30 p m,
A feature of the day program
will be dinner on the church
premises at noon.
Large Nundber Baptista
pected to Attend
day Gathering Here ^
Complete program for tlie
1940 Baotist Training Uoioa
eosraathw for regloa seven to bo
beld at the First Baptist dnuiA.
A this citr Friday and Satnrdar.
April 12 and 13, was announe^
Region seven Includes the aa-
Boclatlons of Alexander, Allegh
any, Brushy Mopntsln, Stoaa
Mountain. Brier Creek, Aahe^
Avery, Caldwell, Elkin, Stony
Pork, Three Forks and Yadkin.
The convention will open Fri
day afternoon. Other sessions wU
be held Friday night, Saturday
morning and Saturday afternoon.
The complete program follows:
3:00—Worship, Rev. Engeos
Olive, North Wilkesboro; 3:16,
Announcements: 3:20, “Fadiig
Our Training Needs in Region
Seven’’, Mias Josephine Turner;
3:35, Special Music; 3:40, Ftva
minute talks. Following Christ
in: 1. "Choosing My Friends’’, A
Junior, Miss Patsy Ruth MeNMl;
2. "In Temptation’’, An Interme
diate, Miss Sarah Lou Allred; 3.
“In Winning Souls’’. A Senior,
.Miss Sarah Comer: 4. “In Pray
er’’, an adult, Mr. H. W. Wilcox;
4:00, Playlet, Wilkesboro Union.
7:00, Worship, Rev. Eugene
Olive: 7:10. Committees; 7:15,
Junior Memory Work Conteat;
7:30, The New Testament Pattern
of Training. A panel discussion
to be led by Miss Josephine Tur
ner; 8:10, Song service: 8:15,
Special music; 8:20, Address,
“My Church.’’ Dr. O. R. Mangum,
Lenoir, N. C.; 8:60, Adjourn.
C. Canipe,'Boone; 9:00, Worship,
Rev. Eugene Olive; 9:10, Six
Minute Talks, “The New Testa
ment Pattern of: 1. "Enlisting
Members”, Rev. C. C. Holland; 2.
"Holding and Using Menvhers’’,
Rev. G. D. Danner; 3. “Mission
ary Activity”, Mrs: Eph Whisen-
hunt; 4. “Service”. Miss Pearl
Keller: 9:30. Special music: 9:35,
“Opportunities for Practical
Christian Living”. (Conferences)
1. Junior, Miss Pearl Keller; 2.
Intermediate, Miss Lucy Thomp
son; 3. Senior and Adult, Rev.
Philip Fletcher; 4. Leaders and
Sponsors, Miss Josephine Turner;
10:35. Song Ser/ice: 10:40, Re
port of Conferences, two minutes
each: 10:55, Intermediate Sword
Drill Tournament; 11:15, Ridge-
cre.st; 11:25. Special music;
11:30, .Address, Superintendent I.
G. Greer, Thomasville; 12 00.
1:15. Worship. Rev. Eugene
Olive; 1:25, Committee Reports:
1:35, Adult Scripture Reading
Tournament; 1:55, Special mus
ic; 2:00, Better Speakers’ Tour
nament; 2:30. Installation; 2.45,
Elk Power Line
Serves Five Fsunilies; Line I»
On Beaver Creek
One rural line extension haa
been completed and work is pro
gressing on another in the west
ern part of Wilkes, it was learn
ed today from Robert S. Gibbs,
Jr., manager of the North Wil
kesboro branch of the Duke Pow
The line on fclk Creek, which
ha.s been completed, made electric
service available to five families.
A line now under construction
in the Beaver Creek commuuity
will serve ten families
There are now more than 30*
miles of rural electric lines oa
the Duke Power system in Wilkes
county, which stands high among
the counties In the state In rant
electrification. This mileage does
not include any lines in North
Wilkesbbro, Wilkesboro or Inuna-
dlate surburbs of either town.
Dr. Charles W. Moseley, of
Greensboro, stomach and internal
medicine specialist, will spend
Mondays In North Wilkesboro be
ginning on April 22. Dr. Moseley
is well known in this section o*
the state, having been engage*
in practice here on Mondaya'
through several summers. He will
again have headquarters at, th* M
office of Dr. E. M. Hutchen*.