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For A Mer
mas Shop In
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 42 Years
North Wilkesboro has a
trading radius of 50 miles,
serving 100,000 people in
flol- 43, No. 72 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, December 23, 1948 Mal|e North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Ask County Court
For Wilkes County
Robert Gambill Recom
mended For Judge And
Allies Hayes Solicitor
Wilkes county Bar Association
in recent meeting passed a reso
lution asking that a Wilkes Coun
ty Recorder's court be establish
^ftfor trial of criminal and ciril
In the bar meeting there were
no votes in opposition to the res
olution and a majority of the law
yers voted for the proposal, which 1
is now before the Wilkes county 1
board of commissioners for con- _
The bar association recom
mended appointment of Attorney
Robert G. Gambill for judge of
the county court and Attorney J.
Allie Hayes for prosecuting at
In asking that the court be es
tablished it was pointed out that
criminal docket of superior court
is crowded and that the court is
far behind. At the close of the
December term over 75 "cases
were continued, although many
cases were tried and there wer,e
no major cases to consume time
of the court.
J. Allie Hayes is president and
Clyde Hayes is secretary of the.
Wilkes Bar Association.
A. M. Gregory
Fatally Shot In
Was Husband of Former
Miss Virginia Tomlinson,
Of This City
Salisbury.?A. M. (Bus) Greg
ory, 41, businessman and form
er University of North Carolina
football player, died at 2 a. m.
Tuesday as result of a shotgun
wound received fearly Monday
Sheriff J. iH. Krider announced
^|that James M. Bury, 69, is being
VaM fit tha Pnvon nniintv iflil nn
a charge of murder. No date for
the preliminary hearing has been
Deputy Sheriff David Graham,
Jr., said Gregory was shot about
8:30 a. m. Monday. He said
Gregory nad Bury had been en
gaged in a heated argument a
bout a road Gregory planned to
build near his Oak Ridge Dum
ber company just outside Salis
bury. The deputy said the Eury
broke off the argument ' long
enough to enter his house. When
he returned he was carrying a
shotgun, the deputy said, which
he fired twice at Gregory.
Gregory was the son of Mrs.'
E. C. Gregory of Salisbury and J
the late State Senator Gregory,
and a grandson of the late United
States Senator Lee Slater Over
man. He is survived by his wi
dow, the former Miss Virginia
Tomlinson, of North Wilkesboro,
three children, his mother, and
a brother, all of Salisbury.
The sheriff said that Bury, 69
year-lod Rowan farmer, was be
ing held in the county jail here
on a charge of murder.
Funeral services were held at
St. Luke's Episcopal church in
Salisbury Wednesday at 3 p. m.
Zion Hill Holiness
Rev. E. E. Church will begin1
a revival at Zion Hill Pentecostal!
Holiness church December 27.!
The public is cordially invited to,
the services, which will be held (
at seven p. m. each evening.
There will be special singing in
all* services. Rev. Stanley Wheel
ing U pastor of the church.
To Meet Tuesday
The Optimist club will hold 'Its
regular fourth Tuesday meeting
at Hotel Wilkes Tuesday, De
cember 28th, at noon. All mem
bers are urged to attend the
Will Not Be Issued
On Monday, Dec. 27
Following a policy of long
standing, of allowing a brief
holiday vacation for employes.
The Journal-Patriot will not be
issued on Monday, December
Next issue of The Journal
Patriot after today will be on
Thursday, December SO, in
which effort will be made to
give full coverage to local news
duriftg the week.
Enjoyed By Groups
Here Boring Week
Christmas banquets have been
enjoyed by many groups in this
community during the past week.
On Tuesday night Belk's De
partment store gave a banquet at
Carolina Restaurant for employes
and 41 enjoyed the dinner and
festivities. Group singing was en
joyed and gifts were exchanged.
W. G. Gabriel, manager of the
store and host for the occasion,
spoke briefly and presented to
employes approximately S5,000 to
employes in the profit sharing
plan used by the store here.
Dixie Home Banquet
Employes of Dixie Home store,
with their wives and husbands,
enjoyed a turkey dinner Mondav
night at Hotel WilkeS. 'Twenty
two were present f?r the festive
occasion, which was a highly en
National Guard Party
Members of the North Wilkes
boro battery of the National
Guard, civic leaders of the com
munity and honorary members,
enjoyed a dinner party Tuesday
night at Carolina Restaurant fol- i
lowing regular drill of the bat-!
tery. A ham steak dinner was'
rppvpH tn thp 7Q In q tton Honpo
and entertainment was furnish
ed by the Sons of Harmony quar
tet. Special guests for the enjoy
able occasion include^ Lt. Col. R.
A. Thompson, of Lenoir, batallion
commander, and Captain McLean,
regular army instructor.
Tomlinson's Has Banquet
Annual Christmas party and
banquet given by Tomlinson's De
partment store for employes was
held Monday night at Carolina
Restaurant with 27 attending. J
Following a delicious chicken din
ner the group enjoyed a social
Gaddy's Banquet Tuesday
Personnel of Gaddy Motor Com
pany enjoyed a holiday banquet
Tuesday night in the ballroom of
Hotel Wilkes. Following a sum- i
ptuous turkey dinner, gifts were
exchanged and bonus checks were
given out by W. F. Gaddy, pro
pritor of the firm. Fofty-eight
employees enjoyed the occasion.
In order to avoid parking con
gestion in the downtown area,
those attending the banquet park
ed their cars at Gaddy Motor
company and were carried by a
chartered bus tG the hotel.
I. J. Lovette Is
Taken By Death
Ivison Jerome Lovette, 72,
well known citizen of the Mora
vian Falls community, died late
Monday at his home.
Funeral service was held Wed
nesday, two p. m., at Mt. Carmel
Baptist church. Rev. E. V. Bum
garner, Rev. Bj O. Miller and
Rev. Iredell Osborne conducted
Mr. Lovette is survived by his
wife and six sons and daughters:
Mrs. Ethel Gates, Kings Moun
tain: Ivey Movette, Moravian
Falls; Andrew Lovette, Martins
ville, Va.; MVs. J, P. Galliger,
Thornwood, N. Y.; Don Lovette,
Hudson; Fd Lovette, Durham.
Mr. Lovette was a member of
Mt. Carmel Baptist church and
was also active in the Masonic
lodge. Masons conducted burial
rites at the grave.
Support the Y.M.C. A.
Brothers Have Sunday School Record.
Paul' Brown, left, and Harlin Brown, right, sons of
Mr. 'and Mrs. Lonnie Brown, of Reddies River, have
each attended Sunday school 5 years in succession with
out being absent a Sunday. They take an active part
in all church activities. Paul sings tenor and Harlin is
director of the Junior Singing Choir. They attend Pine
View Baptist church.
At The Prison Camp
Colored ministers will conduct!
a service at the prison camp Sat-'
urday, ten a. m., instead of Sun-i
day, according to an announce
ment by Rev. T. M. Walker,, pres
ident, and Rev. W. Thomas Mart
in, Jr., director of research.
City Clerk's Office
The office of Town Clerk,
Treasurer and Tax Collector of
the Town of North Wilkesboro
will be closed from twelve o'clock
noon on December 24th through
Monday, December 27th, 1948.
61 The Outstanding
Voung Man In '48
Wilkes Junior Chamber of
Commerce is going ahead with
plans for selecting and honoring
the "Outstanding Young Man of
This Community" during 1948.
Entry Iblanks are now avail
able at the office of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce and an
open invitation has gone out to
the public for nominations, which
are made by filling out the entT
blank with the desired informa
tion. The person nominated must
not have reached his 36th birth
A committee of judges over 36
years of age will judgA the nom
inees according to the following
scale: ,25 points for contribution
to community or state welfare;
25 points for participation in all
round community or state activi
ties; 20 points for evidence of
lasting contribution to commun
ity or state activities; 10 points
for exhibition of leadership abil
ity; 10 points for evidence of
personal or (business progress; 10
points for cooperation with in
dividuals and civic organizations.
Mother Of W. J.
Mebane.?.Mrs. FJlora M. Ba
son, 82, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. D. W. McPherson,
Route 1, Mebane, Monday. She
had been seriously ill for 10 days.
A native of Alamance County, she
was the daughter of the late
Stanford and Julia Ann Fox Mur
phey and the wife of the late W.
Survivors include one daugh
ter, Mrs. D. W. McPherson, Route
I, Mebane; five sons, W. E. Ba
son and J. W. Bason of Graham,
S. M Bason, Yanveyville, W. J.
Bason, North Wilkesboro, and G.
S. M. Bason, Yanceyvflle, W. J.
ther, Charlie Murphey, High
Point; two sisters. Miss Annie
Murphey, Miss Cornelia Murphey,
both of Route 2, Graham; and 12
grandchildren. Funeral was eon
ducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at
Hawfield's Presbyterian Church.
(Interment was in the church
Board of directors of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in
the last regular meeting for 1948
laid plans for the annual mem
bership meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce, which*"will be a
banquet at Hotel Wilkes sohae
time late in January or early in
R. M. Brame, Jr., president,
presided at the meeting and oth
er directors present were W. O.
Absher, Joe Barber, Gilbert Bare,
J. B. Carter, D. V. ? Deal, R. G.
Finley, J. R. Hix, Dr. F. C. Hub
bard, Richard Johnston, W. H.
McElwee, C. J. Swofford and J.
The chamber directors enthus
iastically agreed to join with the
Winston-Salem Chamber of Com
merce in helping to arrange a
tour of Northwestern North Car
olina, and a dinner for delegates
of the Southern' Association of
Chambers of Commerce in its an
nual convention at Winston-Sal
em March 27-29.
J. B. Williams, membership
chairman, reported 39 new mem
bers and 29 increased member
ships in the recent campaign.
Present members are not contact
ed and it is assumed that all will
renew their memberships for the
The board changed the by
laws of the chamber to make it
possible to elect a member to the
board after one year lapse fol
lowing a term on the board, in
stead of a three-year lapse as f >t
The board changed the title of
secretary-manager to "manager,"
in accordance with chamber .of
commerce policy throughout the
President Brame named a nom
inating committee of seven to
nominate 12 members, six of
whom will be elected to the board
of directors. The nominating
committee is composed of three
retiring directors and four*other
members, as follows: J. R'. Hix,
chairman, C. J. Swofford, W. K.
Sturdivant, Arlon Triplett, Wil
liam Gray, Dr. G. T. Mitchell
and Ira D. Payne.
The fboard was given informa
tion concerning the North Caro
lina Ports Authority for improve
ment of North Carolina ports.
Meets On Tuesday
The Wilkesboro Business and
Professional Men's Club will hold
its regular meeting Tuesday eve
ning at seven o'clock at the
Woman's cluib building. Import
ant business will be transacted at
this meeting, Including election
of officers. All members are
urged to be present.
No improvement was reported
a the condition of Mr. R. W.
hvyn, who has been very ill since
Chamber Commerce Joins |
State Group In Petition
? For Development
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
has joined in a movement spon
sored 'by a group of citizens from
different parts of the state to
urge the state of North Carolina
to have the extension service as
sume responsibility in developing
the timber resources of the state.
Sponsors of the movement are
six citizens, one of whom is R.
G. Finley, president of Meadows
Mill company in North Wilkes
boro. The other are Burke E.
Wilson, of Rural Hall; Thomas
J. Pearsall, of Rocky Mount; P.
M. Barger, of Statesville; H. M.
Hardy, of Warrenton; and R.
Flake Shaw, of Greensboro.
They are asking that an assist
ant county agent, or farm forest
er, whose duties will be solely in
forestry development, be named
for each county or group of coun
ties where there are 100,000 or
more acres in woodlands. They
would ask a state appropriation
of $50,000 for the first year and
$100,000 the second year to sup
port this program', supplemented
by county appropriations on the
The proposed plan was follow
ed the same degree for a num
ber of years until last year. John
E._ Ford was tha forester f in
Wilkes county, but under the
present plan a farm forester has
as many as 19 counties and can
not do any appreciable work with
individual timber producers.
Will Head K. of P.
Lodge Here In '48
North Wilkeaboro Knights of
Pythias lodge number 67 will in
stall officers in the meeting to
be held Monday night, January 3,
in the lodge hall,
j Homer Brookshire will lead the
; lodge as chancelor commander in
11949 and the other officers to
! be installed were elected recent
ly as follows: G. R. Andrews,
vice chancelor; Sam Winters, pre
late; Isaac Duncan, master of
works; William A. Miller, secre
tary; Cecil Hauss, master of fi
nance; W. E\ Jones, master of
' exchequer; Archie Lee Osborne,
I master at arms; William O.
Johnson, inner guard; Georg9
Wells, outer guard.
Attention is called to the fact
that the lodge will not meet on
December 27. A large attendance
is desired for the installation
meeting January 3.
At Moravian Falls
"Christmas Eve and All Is
Well" is the title of the Christ
mas Program to he presented at
Moravian Falls Baptist church
Saturday evening, seven o'clock.
The program will be presented by
Iboys and girls of the Sunday
school and the church choir. The
public is cordially invited.
Tree In Library
The Brownie Scout troop, of
which Mrs. Ira D. Payne is lead
er, did a splendid job in decorat
ing a Christmas tree in the
Wilkes Public library in the
North Wilkesboro town hall. The
public is invited to see this ac
complishment by a group of small
Holiday Club Plans
Dance Saturday Night
The Holiday club, made up of
boys and girls attending college
and now home for the holidays,
will sponsor a dance Saturday
night, nine o'clock, at the Legion
clubhouse. The public, and es
pecially all club members, are
Meanest Thief Takes
There is ai .other nomination
for the world'i
ward for info
arrest of the
night a thief of
unknown identjity stole Christmas
tree lights frcm a tree in front
of the home < f Dr. and Mrs. A. j
C. Chamberlai 1.
Mrs. Chamberlain offers a re
?mation leading to
| dairy cattle
! December 2f
I quarters for
i Farmers CoA
(Co* nty Agent)
The Wilke i Cooperative Artifi
cial Breedinj; Association Incor
unces that the asso
be ready to breed
th, 1948. The head
this Wilkes County
perative will be lo
cated at Coitile Dairy's warehouse
in Wilkesboro. Farmers desiring
breeding serjvice for ipure bred or
cattle may obtain
bulls by calling tele
There will be some
one to ansWer this telephone
i night or da y, holidays and Sun
days. Breeding service will be
available ei ery day in the week
Mr. Rob r Rhodes and Mr.
| Russell Ed1 rards have been train
ed- at N. <. State College to do
n order that they may
irmers efficiently, cer
ation must be sent in
serve the f
or telepho led to them at the
proper time. They will need to
! Urinw tho nnmo moi'Hncr aHHrnaa
a. m. the
on, breed of cow, and
he cow was ready for
ncluding the day and
y effort will be made
to breed cows reported before 11
same day that they are
Any citizen of Wilkes
county owning one or more cows
may obtaijn this service for $6.00.
This willl include up to three
services with no additional cost.
Membership in the association is
$2.00 plus 50c for each cow own
ed by thp member. Non-members
may call i for service and sign up
membership with the service man
when he ivisits the farm.
Notifying tags will be mailed
to patrons of Coble Dairy. These
tags may be filled out and tied
to the milk can. These tags will
ibe turned over to the service man
when they arrive at the dairy
plant. Farmers that are not sell
ing milk to Coble Dairy may ob
tain these tags from the milk
hauler or a Coble patron and fill
them out and send them Into
headquarters on a neighbor's
milk can or with the milk hauler.
Any other convenient means of
notifying the service man will be
The county officials realize the
value of this superior breeding
service and are supporting the
association. They have bought
the equipment necessary to start
the work. This breeding service
is the best means to increase the
butterfat and milk production of
a dairy cow. It makes available
the best blood of superior bulls
to morp dairymen, especially the
small herd owner. Anyone inter
ested in obtaining more informa
tion concerning this work may
contact the Farm Agents or the
Report calls for service to tele
phone 192 and not to-the Farm
Little Rock Church
There will be a Christmas pro
gram at Little Rock Baptist
church Friday, December 24, at
7:30 p. m. Everyone is cordially
There will be a Christmas play
at Arbor Grove Methodist church
near Millers Creek on Christmas
night, December 25th, at 7:30.
The title is "Christmas Comes
from Everywhere". Everybody is
cordially invited to attend.
H "? 'iji'
Is In High Gear
After Slow Start
Stores Open Until Eight P.
M. Through Friday Night
Off to a slow start a week ago,
Christmas buying in the Wilkes
boros increased rapidly In * the
Wilkesboros, beginning Friday
and continuing daily, it was
learned today from a spokesman
for the Trade Promotion commit
tee of the Wilkes Chamber of
Merchants were prepared for
the Christmas rush and even at
this late hour. shoppers have a
big variety of merchandise in all
lines to choose from.
For convenience of late shop
pers, merchants in the Wilkes
boros began last night staying
open until eight p. m. and will
continue the late closing hour
through Friday night, December
Stores to Close 25-27
Stores and a majority of other
I business houses in the Wilkes
boros will be closed December 25
through Monday, December 27,
and re-open Tuesday morning.
Garages will be closed Friday
and Saturday this week and re
oipen Monday morning.
There 1b one exception to the
schedule for garages. Wilkes
Auto Sales company will be clos
ed on Monday for inventory pur
~ Qfttges of olwk of court, r?g
istertyPflSfW.'WIWlll and tax ac
countant in the Wilkes court
house will close Friday noon and
re-open Tuesday morning. Other
offices in the courthouse will be
closed Friday through Monday
and re-open Tuesday.
Governor R. Gregg Cherry has
proclaimed Monday a holiday and
banks will be closed December 25
through December 27.
McGee Tells 4-H
Club About Trip
To Chicago Meet
Friday, December 17, at 10:00
o'clock a. m. the 4iH County
Council met in Reins^Sturdivant
chapel where eight 4-H clubs
After the 4-H club pledge and
motto bad been repeated, the
president, Buddy Mathls, intro
duced Edwin MoGee of the Mount
Pleasant 4-H club, who related
his experiences of the past week
in Chicago. Edwin was the Wilkes
County winner in the forestry
contest and had Just returned
from a week's trip at the Nation
al 4-H dub Congress in Chicago.
Mr. Choplin then led in the
discussion of the 4-H camp which
is 'being planned for the coming
summer. Miss Margaret Morri
son mentioned the 4-H Achieve
ment Day, which is now planned
for January 14, 1949.
As a conclusion of the program
the group sang a number of
songs and played games.
For Returned Vets
Bodies of three Wilkes men
who were killed in World Wap
II have arrived for re-burial.
Last rites will be held Sunday,
two p. m., at Pleasant Grove Bap
tist church for Pvt. Glenn W.
Brooks, who was killed in action
in Germany August 12, 1944.
Funeral will be held Monday,
two p. m., at Boomer Advent
Christian church for Pvt. Lester
1 On Sunday, January 2, at 2:30
p. m., funeral will be held at
Mount Pleasant Baptist church
for Pvt. Raymond Vaughn Eller,
who lost his life in action with
the marine corps in the Pacifle.
Pvt. Mler was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Percy EJller, of PurleaT.
'i'pport Y. M. C. A.
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