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VOL. XX3te, No. 89 Publtelifti ^tSiayB and Thursdays.
nM C *SBS»iHV JUNE 27^ 1940 *|.W IN THBi
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Wwk Begins On
Contraction 0 f
Contract Let For Erection
, Sunday School Depart-
nent Of Local Church
£}rcavation has begrun for a
pottioa of the new church plant
planned by North Wilkesboro
The chnrch has awarded con
tract to Ervin Construction com
pany, of Statesville, for construc
tion of the part of the church
'!V.^j(^uilding' to house the Sunday
■'^^hool, at a cost of about $30,000
for the building and heating.
Rr R.^ Markly, of Durham, is the
llie building for which contract
has been let will be of native
stone construction and will be 38
by 90 feet, designed to accomo
date a Sunday school enrollment
of about 600.
The building to be constructed
now will be completed about Oc
tober 1 and will be adjacent to the
present church building, which will
remain until the new department
Tentative plans call for erection
of a new church auditorium after
completion of the Sunday •school
Dockery Man. Killed When
Cars Collide Near Dock
ery Postoffice Sunday
Ifiitorkal Spuetacle Nifhto
Of July If 2, 3 and 4th
GOVERNOR IS COMING
GOVERNOR HOEY COMING
Mrs. Melville, 85,
Claimed By Death
Fhjneral service was h^Id yes
terday at Reins-Sturdivant chap
el for Mrs. Nannice Buchanan
fetrilie, age 85, who died Tues-
’ at Ike home of her daugbter-
' - ■ hetfiMme.
raff M. hooper, pastor ef '’the
North Wllkest.oro Presbyterian
Surviving are four children:
Carey E. Melville, of Massachus
etts; Hugh M. .Melville, of Chica
go: Mrs. Joe M. Godwin and
Malcolm Melviile, who reside in
The body was sent to Chicago
for burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
Funeral service was held Tues
day at Covenant church for Wal
ter^ Claude Wiles, 23-year-old citi
zen of the Dockery community
who died at the Wilkes Hospital
Sunday night from injuiies receiv
ed late that afternoon in an auto
mobile collision on the Hays-Trap-
hill road near Walter Gambill’s
Wiles was riding in the car of
pants of either car were seriously
He was a son of Ernest and
Mrs. Maude Combs, who, with
tilree brothers and two sisters,
Singers To Meet
At Mt. Pleasant
Session Of Blue Ridge Sing
ing Association Will Be
Held Sunday, 30th
Next sessiun of the Blue Ridge
Ringing association will be held
at Mount Pleasant Baptist church
near Champion on Sunday, June
30. according to an announcement
issued by J. C. McNeill, chairman.
.■\11 singing classes, quartets
and others who render gospel
music are asked to take part in
the day’s program and the pub
lic has a most cordial invitation
to be present.
A. .4. Finley, pioneer manu
facturer, wa-s North \ViIkc.s-
boro’s mayor In 1890.
Miss Bert Holman
Will Sing Sunday
Miss Bert flolman, of Wilkes
boro, voice instructor in the
Phoenix, Arizona, schools and
widely recognized as a singer, of
rari, ability, will sing in the
Sunday morning service at the
North Wilkesboro Presbyterian
church on Sunday, June 30.
Stores To Close
On July Fourth
Mendiants In Meeting Yes
terday Reach Unanimous
Decision To Close
Merchants of North Wilkesboro
in meeting yesterday unanimous
ly decided to close their places of
business on July 4th, which in
addition to being a national holi
day will be the closing day of
North Wilkesboro’s fiftieth an
The closing will affect all es-
taiKIlsbments except theatres, drug
stores, cafes and service stations.
Many interesting- features are
planned for the Fourth here. In
cluding a big parade over the
streets in the afternoon and an
address by Governor Clyde R,_
Hoey at the fairgrounds at five
Shown here is Governor Clyde R. Hoey holding in kis hand a copy
of North Wilkes iwro’s advertising booklet. Governor Hoey will be
in the anniversary celebration parade here on the afternoon of July |
4th and will deliver an address at the fairgrounds at four o'clock, j
Gets Ou The Air
Three WBkea Girls Heard
Twice Weekly Over Hick
ory, Radio Station
Three Wilkes county girls have
made their debut on the air and
there Is every indication that
their programs are going to be
The Carolina Trio, compo.ied of
Misses Edwina and Frances El-
ledge and Miss Janette McGrady,
began their twice weekly broad
cast of popular and sacred music
over the radio station at Hickory
last week and will continue in
definitely. They are on the air
each Monday and Thursday after- 1
noon for fifteen minutes, begin
ning at four o’clock p. m.
The Misses Elledge are daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Elledge
and Miss McGrady Is a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John McGrady,
who reside on North Wlkesboro
7:00 P. in.—County-wide Vesper Services at the
7:45 P. M.—Sermon by the Rev. J. Clyde Turner, pas
tor of the First Baptist church, Greensboro, N. C.
6:30 P. M.—Demonstration by the North Wilkesboro
7:00 P. M.—BAnd Concert - j
sal Pageant “On Wings of^Time"
"on D. EHrCiet at the inter
section of 10th).
7:30 P. M.—Historical parade.
8:00 P. M.—Historical pageant, “On Wings of Time”,
at the Fairgrounds.
6:30 P. M.—^Parade (forms on D Street at intersec
tion of 10th).
7:00 P. M.—Pet and Novelty Parade.
8:00 P. M.—Historical Pageant “On Wings of Time,”
at the Fairgrounds.
8:30 P. M.—Queen’s Ball at the Hotel Wilkes.
9:30 A. M. to 12 Noon—Motorcade over Blue Ridge
10:00 A. M. to 3:30 P. M.—County-wide singing as
sociation meet at Fairgrounds.
2:00 P. M.—Fire drill by North Wilkesboro Fire De
2:30 P. M.—Parade (forms at D Street at intersec
tion of 10th).
4:00—Address by Governor Clyde R. Hoey.
6:30—Demonstration by Fire Department.
7:00 P. M.—Band concert.
8:00 P. M.—Historical pageant, “On Wings of Tima,”
9:30 P, M.—Fourth of July Dance at the Armory.
rhooMmd* Are Expected To
■ Gather Here Join In
NV>rth Wilkesboro, which had ite
|)«gUBing when constroction of a
railroad westward from Winston-
Salem reached a certai'n point ms
contracted for, will celebrate ita
60th anniversary wiUi a five-day
cel^ration opening Sunday, Jane
30,'and closing Thursday, July 4.
This little city which has be
come the thriving commercial cen
ter for the northwestern corner of
North Carolina is now all set f(^
the celebration with an elaborate
five-day and five-night program
to depict the progress and history
of all northwestern North Caro
lina as well as North Wilkeaboro.
Headlining the entke celebra
tion will be the staging of a his
torical-spectacle pageant, “On
Wings of 'nme,” to be presented
by a local cast of more than 600
people at the fairgrounds on the
I nights of Monday, Tuesday, Wed
nesday and Thursday, July JL.
“ ■' ageimt
Sunday evenhig, ikiBB' A
county-wide vespw serviee et "the
i fairgrounds, b^ghmhig at sevea
[o'clock. Dr. J. Clyde Turner, pae-
^tor of the First Baptist church in
Greensboro and widely recogmieed
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Is Claimed By Death
News has been received here of
the death of Mrs. E. S. Williams
late E. S. Williams, of Ferguson,
had made her home at Fterguson
for many years and only recently
had gone to Philadelphia, her for
mer home, for a few weeks.
She had many friends in Wilkes
Mrs. Williams, widow of the wijo regret to learn oi her death.
.Mayor K. T. .MrXicI ovtoinls
the glad linnd of welomie to
the thousands of visitors wlio
will attend North Wilko.'Jsjro’rt
.50(h anniversary celebration
June 39 tlirough July 4. “Come
and celebrate with us” i tlie
Invitation from the mayor.
Main Street Then