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Vol. 43, No. 76
In the "State of W
day, January 10, 1948
Held Sunday For
Victim* Of Accident Near
John Dillard of North Wllkee
boro, Route 1, died in Baptist
Hospital In Win8ton-8alem Fri
day' of Injuries he sustained in
a highway accident near Winston
Salem Dec. 21-.
Or ant Dillard, ot the same ad
drees, who was also hurt in the
wreck, was released from the hos
Their car and a tractor-trailer
collided on a curve two and one
half miles west of Winston-Salem,
on jlighway 421. The truck driv
er, James Finley of Marion, was
later placed under $1,000 bond
on a charge of reckless driving
and was scheduled for a hearing
in Municipal Court there Feb. 15.
State Highway Patrolmen said
m witnesses reported that the truck
skidded and )ack-knlfed on a
curve and that the Dillard . car
struck the side of the trailer,
twas owned by the Bruce
Trucking Company of
ring Mr. Dillard are his
-r-r--. and mother, OHie H. and
LJuVa Sf&oot Dillard, of Hays
route one, an4 ten brothers and
sisters: Mrs. J. N. Reynolds,
Clifton Dillard, Cfrant Dillard, of
. Hays; Mrs. W. A. Reynolds and
George DfllsrC/ o* North Wilkes
boro; Mrs. A. R. Rhoades and
Mrs. Robert Hogan, of. Wilkes
boro; Mrs. James Foster, of Mil
lers Creek; Mrs. Clemmie
Rhoades, of Black Mountain; and
Mrs. Andrew Pecora, of Balti
Funeral service was held Sun
day, two p. m., at Haymeadow
Baptist church. Rev. D. M. Dil
lard and Rev. Clarence Miller
conducted the last rites.
Elkin.—'Libby Ann Settle, 9,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wel
born Settle, Pleasant Hill Com
munity near here, was seriously
I injured when struck by a car
and knocked 40 feet Saturday
The child was taken to Hugh
; Chatham Memorial hospital here.
Doctors said she suffered a brain
concussion, broken collar bone
and other injuries.
She was taken Sunday to the
Baptist hospital in Winston-Sal
em for treatment by a specialist.
Officers said the little girl had
just Vtepped off a church bus
withJfaembeTs of her choir at
Plednt Hill Baptist church
vrhelwh.e was struck by a car
driv«B by Miss Jessie Mae Weath
, 4rman, of Jonesville.
■L. Np/ charges had been brought
Sunday night, according to
I Many From Wilkes
I At Thi/lnauguration
Wilkes was well represented in
the great throng in Raleigh
I Thursday for inauguration of
: Governor W. Kerr Scott.
(Among those from Wilkes were
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bason and
son, Bill, Paul E>. Church, C. T.
Doughton, Watson Brame, Hom
er Brookshire, Phil Yates, Rastus
Yates, Carl Jones, F. C. Johnson,
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Ferguson
and daughter, Miss Carolina Fer
guson, H. T. Waller, Odell Whit
tington, Joe Zimmerman and
1' Meeting Planned
There has been considerable in
terest shown by new growers of
Turkish Tobacco in several com
* ■* muni ties in Wilkes county. There
fore, the county agents have ar
ranged a series of three meetings
to give the farmers in these com- I
munities information on.growing!
the crop. Pictures and sample
equipment and samples of the
leaf will be shown at these meet
ings. The schedule of the meet
■ IngsVre as follows:
Wwnesday, January 12, at 10
a. rJTMt. Sinai church; 2 p. m.,
^■Kirsday, January 13, at 7:00
, A. R. Miller's store.
All farmers interested in grow
d" <lng this comparatively new crop
for Wilkes county are invited to
attend these meetings. If there ts
f sufficient iBterest in other com
munities the county agents will
.arrange other meetings.
By Miss Slevenson
Wednesday A, M.
Miss Norma Stevenson, of the
nnrflng staff of the Wilkes hos
pital, will lead the vocational
discussion over radio station
WKBC Wednesday, 11:30 a. m.
i Her subject will he "Nursing,
and Other Hospital Work," and
a quiz panel from a local high
school will ask the questions.
Arrangements are also being
made by the Vocational Guidance
committee of the Kiwanis club
for special instructions to any
high school seniors who want ad
rice about professions, and stu
dents with special problems are
asked to contact Dr. John T.
Wayland, committee chairman,
who will make arrangements for
the students to Interview pro
fessional men In line with their
Lions Club Aided
105 Families In
Landsberger Gives Watch
As Program;-State Con
vention Plans Made
North Wilkeaboro Lions Club
provided Christmas cheer, provis
ions to 105 families during the
Christmas season, it was revealed
Friday evening by President J, H.
Whicker, Jr., in the club meeting.
Individual members bought
and carried Christmas cheer box
es of provisions and gifts for 53
families whose names were refer
red by the Wilkes welfare depart
ment. The club gave gifts to 46
blind and seven were sent to
Wilkes patients in the Western
Carolina sanitorium. President
Whicker said the club has receiv
ed many letters of thanks from
Ray Landsberger was program
chairman, and since the club bul
letin had facetiously suggested
the name of Tam Shoemaker was
drawn. Mr. Landsberger present
ed Mr. Shomaker with a watch.
It was announced that Eugene
Briggs, president of Lions Inter
natiinal, will be in Statesville
January 17, and President Whick
er urged that a large delegation
from here attend the Statesville
meeting. Plans were also made
for a large attendance at the
state convention in June, at
which time the local club will
promote the candidacy of Paul
Cashion, of North Wilkesboro, I
for district governor.
C. Monroe Williams was a
guest of Frank Stafford and W.
C. York was guest of J. H. Whick
er, Jr., at the meeting.
Henry J. Ogilvie I
Taken By Death;
Last Rites Today
Henry J. Ogilvie, 70, for sever
al decades a well known business
man and farmer, died unexpect
edly Saturday night, ten o'clock,
at his home in the Oakwoods
community. He had 'been in norm
al health until Saturday, when he
suffered some pain in his chest,
and on Saturday night died sud
denly. Death was attributed to a
Mr. Ogilvie was born in Scot-*
land and came to America in
1893, to be with other members
of his family. He worked for a
number of years in foundries at
varTous places and for some time
was engaged in mining in Mexico.
Later he and a brother, Robert
Ogilvie, purchased the Lineberry
foundry and Machine company
here, which they operated very
successfully for many years. He
was also engaged in farming at
his home. He became well known
In this community and won the
respect and friendship of many
acquaintances and business as
Mr. Ogilvie was married to
Miss Nona Jones. She and two
daughters, Miss Barbara Ogilvie,
a music teacher in Winston-Sal
em, and Miss Carolina Ogilvie,
student at Flora MacDonal^ Col
lege, survive. Also surviving are
two brothers and two sisters:
Archie and Robert Ogilvie and
Mrs. Bessie Poster, of Oakwoods,
and Mrs. Nellie Squire, of Bustis,
Funeral service was held this
afternoon at the home and burlaT
was in Mountain Park cemetery.
Rev. Watt M. Cooper, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church
here,, conducted the funeral serv
Btton That Book to th« Uferur
GOVERNOR SCOn OUTLINES BK
Raleigh, Jan. If.—Gov. Kerr
Scott went down the line for his
campaign promises in an inaug
ural address in Raleigh's Memor
ial Auditorium today.
. His oft-repeated advocacy of
improved roads. education,
health, and services to the people
was vigorously emphasized in a
speech before several thousand
persons' who crowded the Mg
liquor referendum, revision of
the closed shop ban, reorganiza
tion of the state utilities commis
sion and other measures he had
consistently advanced during his
campaign. His speech was given
during the course of a giant in
augural tribute described by Ra
leigh residents as the biggest in
history, and thousands thronged
Hd & 4-H Schedule
For Following Week
Wednesday, Jan. 12—Special
Interest Meeting on "Wilt Resist
ant Vegetables" 'by Mr. Howard
Garriss, Extension Pathologist;
Town Hall; 10 a. m.
Mountain View Home Demon
stration Club, Mrs. Claude John
son's, 2 o'clock.
Thursday, January 13—Mora
vian Falls 4-H Club; 9:00 a. m.
Ferguson Home Demonstration
Club, Mrs. Janie Spicer, 2 o'clock.
North Wilkesboro 4-H Club,
9:35 a. m.
Friday, Jan. 14—4-H Achieve
ment Day; Town Hall, 10 a. m.
Duke Power Banquet, Carolina
Restaurant, 6:30 p. m.
Pores Knob Home Demonstra
tion Club; Mrs. Hazel and Ruby
the city's streets to wita$*B the
mighty show of military stnftngth.
Thousands March >f?
Several thousand troops search
ed in the long parade that escort
ed Scott from the Executive Man
sion to Memorial Auditorium and
later passed hia| in review. And
more thousands of the people
from distant corners *f the state
as well as the neajfiir regions
crowded th$, a«J|toridm ..'lee
Governor Scott saw tnat fie
took office with "what, I 'believe
to be a clear mandate from the
people to carry out the pledges I
have given." The new Governor
added that, with the co-operation
of the Legislature, "the things I
have promised will be done in an
orderly manner and as rapidly as
our resources will permit."
Lowe, 2 o'clock.
Monday, Jan. 17 — Boomer
Home Demonstration Club; Mrs.
Bill Walsh, 2 o'clock.
Clingman 4-H, 9:15 a. m.
Tuesday, Jan. 18—Mulberry
Home Demonstration Club; Mrs.
Trealy Harrold, 7:30 p. m.
Radio Program — Assistant
Home Agent, 12:45.
Little Theatre Group
To Be Organized
A Little Theatre Group \gill be
organized iu Wilkes county un
der direction of Mrs. Richard
Those of college age and older
are cordially invited to join. The
first meeting will be Thursday,
January 13, at 7:30, in the up
stairs of the Frank Crow build
ing on C street, oposite the North
BARY ENSEMBLE CONCERT TO BE
TUES. NIGHT, LIBERTY THEATRE
The Bary Ensemble, which
will play Tuesday night, January
11, at the Liberty Theatre, will
be the second in the series of
concerts under auspices of the
Wilkes Community Concert As
sociation. The performance will
begin promptly at eight p. m. and
only those with membership
cards will be admitted.
Composed of five young ladies,
this group will present one of the
most outstanding concerts the
people of this community haye
ever been privileged to attend.
Gertrude Bary, founder and
organizer of the Ensemble, re
ceived her musical education at
the Conservatory of Leipzig. Aft
er extensive concertizing abroad
she came to this country and im
mediately became associated
with chamber music groups of
the highest calibre—among them
the Stradivarius and Gordon
Quartets. Radio appearances and
a New York Town Hall recital
are among her achievements as a
Violinist Mary Becker made
five transcontinental tours before
making her New York Town Hall
debut. A former student at the
Juilliard Graduate School, her
teachers were Albert Spalding
and the late Paul Kochanski.
A former pupil of the late
Emanuel Feuermann Virginia
Peterson, Cellist, received her
musical education e n t ir e 1 y
through scholarships. After stu
dying in London with Ivor James,
she came to New York to continue I
her work with Alfred Wallen-1
stein. She has appeared in many'
recitals and several times has ■
been guest soloist with the New
York City Symphony.
A native of Spokane, Washing
ton, violist Helen Bacchus travel
ed to New York to study with
the late Paul Kochanskl of the
Juilliard School and then with
famed vlolinst Albert Spalding.
Her proficiency at arranging and!
transcribing is a result of study,
with Juilllard's eminent compos-1
er, Bernard Wagenaar. She has!
appeared over the radio in New'
York and has made several coast
to coast recital tours.
Phyllis Gugino, clarinetist, is
a former student of Simeon Bel
lison, retired solo clarinetist of
the New York Philharmonic Sym
phony, and Daniel Bonade of the
Columbia Broadcasting system. A
graduate of the National Orches
tral Association, her career In
cludes the position of sol0 clari
netist with the New York City
Center Symphony, radio appear
ances, and solo performances
with the Busch Ensemble.
The 4-H Achievement Day for I
1948 is planned for Fjriday, Jan
uary 14th, at 10 a. m. In the |
town hall of North \^ilkesboro.
At this time, county; winners In I
the various 4-H projqets will be '
recognized. Appropriate medals)
and ribbons will be gi ren to each i
winner, A complete list of wlna
tiers will be annoui ced later. |
Cash prizes will be awarded the
| all County,
winners in the Food
contest, sponsored by
Kiwanis club. All clu
parents, leaders, and
friends are especially
Immediately following the)
Achlevemeht Day Program, the
Food Production winners will be
guesst of the Klwanife club at
their regular luncheqn meeting.!
4-H club j members will be in |
charge of the Kiwanif program.
At 6:3® tpi m. on tfc
Friday, January 14,
winners and either
or their mother will J be honored
at a banquet sponsored by the
Duke Power Company to 4$ held
at the Carolina Restaurant.
This is a full day ft r 4-H mem
bers and leaders, so 1 at'8 he pres
ent and give encoui agei^ent to
our boys and girls.
The following is a coftftof the ]
Achievement Day pr<gras*t
Call te order, Bb idy is, j
president of the 4-H Cou
Invocation, Dr. John
land, pastor of First
4-H Clib Pledge, 13d by Kiddy
Racl el Scroggs,
Welcome and Recognition
Guests) Ejuddy Mathfe.
Recognition of Officers, H. C.
Colvard, ! assistant dounty agent.
Song, ;"This Little 4-H Light
of Mine"!, Group.
ment, 19:48, County,
My Trjip to National 4-H Con
gress in ; Chicago, Edwin McGee,
State Forestry Wini er.
Awarding of PriJfes, Margaret
Morrison and H. C. Colvard, As
Food Production Prizes, W. K.
For Unijon Lodge
J. |H. Giles, of
trict ideputy grand
Fellows, will instal
Uniot lodge in a si
whicn will take th^
This' will be an ,
standing interest ncj
memtbers and a la:
ter of Odd
place of the
fcnt of out
Joiies Mathis Rites
Tuesday at 11 a.
Creefk Baptist churcf
villej for Jones Ma
knoyn citizen of El
Sunday at 4 a. m. a
Rev. D. L. Rumpl^
be ^ssisted by Rev.
ney |in the service.
Mr. Mathis. is su
wife, Mrs. Kate Th|>
ghtqrs: J. <1. Mathisj
lem f Mrs. Weaver
Mrs] Armstropg G
till be held
i., at Swan
tjiis, 66, well
kin who died
i, pastor, will
J. C. Gwalt
Mrsi B. A. Dillon,
VaJ Mrs. Coy Oal]
Mrsj Garvey Simmo^i
FeltjB, Jr., Mrs. B
Mrsj Tommy Stanlejf
and| Phillip Mathis,
ifvived by his
st>ns and dau
is, Mrs. J. B.
all of Elkln.
Optimist Club To
Meet On fuesday
Wilkesboro will holi
ulaj- meeting of the|
morrow at noon at
Maurice E. Walsh,
the! club, urges all
Club of North
J its first reg
New Year to
Members to at
Y. M. C. A.
• Some of the best school Ko 1 ■*"'
ball gamea of the season will b*'
played in this community this
week. $ ' '■
On Thursday night boys and
girls of North Wilkesboro and
Wilkesboro wi}l clash in the
North Wilkesboro gymnasium,
the girls' game beginning at 7:30.
On Friday night Millers Creek
will play North Wilkesboro here
in games that should be equally
excising.- [ "
On Friday night Roaring Riv
er will play the Wilkesboro
teams in Wilkesboro gymnasium.
Plans Work Here
For Thirty Days
Government Group With
100 Personnel! Will Park
At Memorial Park
Victor L. Brindley, represen-]
tative of a field unit of the TJ. S.
Coast Guard and Geodetic Surrey,
was here today to secure a camp
ing site for his unit Mth a per
sonnel of a/bout 100, which' will
be located here for about SO
days, beginning January 17.
Brindley, "with Mayor T. 8.
Kener ly and, Tom Jenrette, of
the Chamber of Commerce, look-,
ed over a number of available
sites and the city agreed to give
tiie government party use of part
of the packing area fit Memorial
Park for the duration of their
stay here. The unit, under com
mand of Lt. ' Commander Roswell
C. Bolstad, is now located at
Statesville in geological survey
tents and trailers
By Dance Pupils
Is Well Received
Pupils of Miss Grace * Frank
Kilby's dancing classes put on a
very interesting program Friday
noon before the North Wilkes
boro Kiwanis club. The program
was very entertaining and well
received by the club. Richard
Finley was program chairman for
Rev. C. J. Winslow, pastor of
the Wilkesboro Methodist church,
was received into membership in
the club and was inductee by
Rev. Watt M. Cooper. Club reso
lutions in memory of R. W. Gwyn
were read > by Dr. Gilbert R.
The club voted t0 send as a
gift a gavel to the new Kiwanis
club being formed at Rutherford
It was announced that Kiwan
is, Lions and Optimists will meet
with Jaycees Friday, Jan. 21,
at Hotel Wilkes to honor the
young man; selected as the "Out
standing Young Man of "1948".
Forms were passed out for nomi
•Guests Friday were: Mrs. R.
G. Finley with R. G. Finley; Mrs.
Tom Jenrette with Tom Jenrette;
Mrs. Joe Barber with Joe Bar
ber; Rev. J. E. Pearson with D.
E. Elledge; W. L. Bender with
Frank Crow. i
Aids In Checking
Assists Public In Obtaining
Identity, Purpose of So
The Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce, although not engaged in
solicitations control, offers its
services to the public in checking
identy and purpose of solicitors
and salesmen in the community,
Tom S. Jeprette, secretary-man
ager, said, today.
The Chamber of Commerce is
no longer engaged in the project
of passing on merits of solicita
tions campaign, but will check
into the identity of any solicitors
and out-of-town salesmen con
tacting local people, if requested
to do so.
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Of Liquor Laws To
President Ministerial Asso
ciation Comments On
Ministers ©f the Wilkeaborcns
aot only wilK oppose the move
ment for A.BC liqsor stores in the
two towns, hut will lead in s
movement get rid of bootleg
Sing that now exists, Dr. John T. .
Wayland, president. Of the,. Wil
kesboros Ministerial Association,
said here. »
Commenting on action. ef the
ministers, Dr. Wayland said:
"At their meeting last Monday
night ministers of the Wilkes
boros agreed not only to do al\
they could t0 keep liquor stores
out of Wilkes county or any part
thereof, but also to arouse the
people to the support of the laws
which we now have (in an effort
to get rid of the free aind easy .
bootlegging now going on her#?"
Petitions are being circulated
in Wilkesboro and Ndrtb, Wilkes
boro asking the legislature now
In session to pass an-aet enabling
the towns to call an election on
the question of ABC stores. One
of the arguments being used by
proponents of ABC stores is that
liquor in any quantity or quality
can be obtained at many point®
around the two towns and that
•bootleggers are thriving.
But the ministers propose t»ot
only to oppose the ABC move
ment, but to lead a to elimi
nate bootlegging and for enforce
ment of liquor laws.
Dr. Waylnad is president Of the
Ministerial Association. H^_if*
pastor of the
Rev. C. J. whuuow,
pastor of WHkesbftr© Methodist;
Dr. Gilbert R. Combs, pSBtor of
North Wilkesboro First Metho
dist; Rev. W. N. Brookshire,
pastor of Wilkesboro Baptist;
Rev. Watt M. Cooper, pastor of
North Wilkesboro First Presby
terian; and Rev. C. D. Spake,
pastor of Church of God.
Further commenting on the
ABC movement, Dr. Wayland
said in his church news letter:
"Legalizing liquor in this town
or county will give it the sanction
of respectability, will increase the
drinking of liquor with its trail
of sorrow, crime and social and
economic destruction." Getting
back to the subject of bootleg
ging, Dr. Wayland continued:
*'No time should be lost in arous
ing the citizenry to the 'outlaw
ing' of the outlaws we now have."
It has become generally known
that vast quantities of tax-paid
liquor are shipped yearly by dis
tillers anfl jobbers to addresses
in Wilkes county, but since drink
ing here is no greater than in
other places it is presumed that
a greater portion of the liquor
billed to addresses in Wilkes fin
ally makes its way to supply
bootleggers at many other points.
Commenting on liquor ship
ments into this county Dr. Way
land said: "Liquor interests, in
general, have respect only for
those laws whifch are forced to re
spect, whether they are blockad
ers, ABC'ers, or the brewers and
jobbers who ship tax-paid liquor
into this county in large lots,
knowing full well that Its sale
here is against the law. Of course,
what they hope to do is to break
down the moral fibre of the com
munity so that good men will
turn t0 anything in a bad situ
ation, Just like desperate men
are falling for the communist
line in Eurepe and Asia today.'
Movement for ABC stores was
started first in Wilkesboro and
during the latter part of Decem
ber petitions were circulated. Pe
titions were circulated during the
past week in North Wilkesboro.
V. F. W. Meeting
> The Blue Ridge Mountain post
of Veterans of Foreign Wars will
meet Thursday night at 7:30 in
the post's clubhouse which was
formerly radio station WILX. All
members are urged to b^ present.
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Eastern Star Meeting
The Wilkes Chapter of the
Eastern Star will meet Thursday,
January 13, 7:30, at the lodge
hall, according to announcement
by Mrs. Winnie Duncan, W. M.,
and Mrs. Lorene Webber, secre