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>aign is $10,000.
North Wilkesboro has a
trading radius of 60 miles,,
serving 100,000 people in.
Northwestern Carolina.
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trpil of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Ov«r 42 Years
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Wol. 43, No. 77 C\* Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKE5B0R0, N. C., Thursday, 'January 13, 19491 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Dr. Dougherty Is
Apia President Of
11940 Was Good Year; Capi
tal Strucure Increased
To Over 2 Million
Dr. B. B. Doagnerty, of Boone,
re-elected president of the
■Northwestern Bank by directors
I here following the annual stock
holders meeting, in which it was
revealed that 1948 had been an
[excellent year for the instltu
ion, which has home office here
|and branches in 14 other north
restern North Carolina cities and
Itowns. Dr. Dougherty 1b presi
dent of Appalachian State Teach
fers College at Boone.
Other officers of the bank, all
ire-elected for the year, are: Ed
jwin Duncan, of Sparta, executive
[vice president; W. B. Greene, of
[Kingsport, Tenn., vice president;
[i Wade H. Shuford, of Hickory,
j vice president; W. B. Austin, of
, Jefferson, vice president; D. V.
Deal, of North Wilkesboro, sec
Stockholders elected the fol
lowing directors; N. B. Smithey,
Ralph Duncan, O. O. McNiel and
Lowe, of North Wllkes
D. C. Duncan, of Sparta;
Reeves, of Laurel Springs:
mghton, of Sparta; W. D.
lg, of Boone; W. W. Mast,
of Valle Crucis; Gordon H. Wink
ler, of Boone; W. C. Berry, of
Bakersville; John C. McBee, Sr.,
of Spruce Pine; B. R. PenJand, of
Burnsville; G. M. Klrkpatrlck, of
Taylorsville; J. D. Brinkley, of
Valdese; C. A. Peterson, • of
Spruce Pine; Herbert M. Yount,
of Newton; Henry C. Cline,
Wade H. Shuford an<J C. L.
Whisnant, of Hickory. Directors
are the same as 1948, except
Carl A. Lrfwe was added to the
Local board of the North
Wilkesboro braifch are Ralph
Duncan, O. A. Lowe, F. D. For
ester, C. O. McNiel, J. R. Pre
vette, J. H. Pearson an<j H. C.
Buchan. 'fe-.'-- '
The Northwestern Bank, with
home office here, operates
at Sparta, Boone, Blow
le, -Valdese,
01(i Fort, Newton, Maiden and
Hickory. During the year per
mission was granted by the State
Banking Department and the
Federal Deposit Insurance Cor
poration to open offices in Wil
kesboro and Stony Point. New
building for the Wilkesboro of
fice is nearing completion and
the bank will open the two ad
ditional offices in the immediate
Fdwin Duncan, executive vice
president, in his report to stock
holders stated that the bank's
capita^ account increased at a
;ount of $477,707.79 dur
year, making the capital
at the end of the year
s; capital stock, $500,
>00; surplus, $1,000,000;* undi
ided-profits, $520,496.77; total.
The bank paid regular divi
dends of $60,000, and in addi
tion set aside $222,763.32 in re
i serve accounts in accordance with
a ruling of the treasury 'depart
ment, internal revenue service,
which amount is not shown in
the statement.
The management was well
pleased with the bank's opera-'
tion during the year, which ended
with resources totaling $33,757,
628.17 and deposits of $31,315,
078.80. On July 1, the bank in
creased Interest rate on time de
posits to one and one-half per
cent and the bank pays the state
intangible tax. Profits of the
bank justified this increase in
interest rate, Mr. Duncan stated.
Announce Winners
In Holiday Contest
Home Decoration
Wilkes Junior Chamber of
Commerce today announced win
ners in the Christmas outdoor
home decorations contest.
. Mrs. A. C. Chamberlain won
the ten dollars given for the best
lighted doorway.
For the 'best overall effect,
Mrs. J«- W. Leyshon was first,
winning the ten dollars eash
prize, and Mrs. Claude Gentry
was second, winning five dollars.
Honorable mention was ac
corded Mrs. C. E-. Jenkins, Sr., I
Mrsjjpfehn T. Wayland, Mrs. W. I
K.jWevton and Mrs. J. B. Wil
ie jaycees were pleased with
^the number of entries, but sev
homes which had beautiful
(Jeoorations were hot entered in
the contest. Plans are already bo^
tag made for a much bigger con
test next Christmas.
Joseph Grasmehr, 17, of North Wilkesboro route one,
is shown here receiving valuable physical therapist
treatments at the infantile paralysis convalescent cen
ter at Camp Sutton. The therapist is Miss Helen Tolin,
of Havensford, Kansas. Without the aid of contributed
infantile paralysis funds, Joseph, whose family is in
dire circumstances, could not have received the treat
ment which will make him well again. He is the old
est of three children and the father is ill and unable
to work. •
Joseph Grasmehr would have
been a robust tenth grade stu
school this jffear had he not Been
stricken with infantile paralysis
in July last summer, and had ft
not been for infantile paralysis
funds collected in annual cam
paigns he would not be started on
the road to recovery from a seri
ous case. ,
Joseph's case is all the more
pathetic because of a series of
family misfortunes, but there is
not a more appreciative family in
all the long list of homes where
polio' struck in 194 8 or any prev
ious years.
At the age of five Joseph was
afflicted with t. b. of the bone.
He was successfully treated at
the orthopedic hospital at Gas
tonia and completely recovered.
He was well and strong when
polio struck him down in July.
Like many other cases, Jos
eph's family had no means to pay
for polio treatment. His father,
Fritz Grasmehr, had become ill
and unable to work at his usual
job at Carolina Mirror Corpora
tion. Joseph had worked on their
very small farm near Mulberry
and for others t0 make some
money for clothing and school ex
On July 17 Joseph was admitt
ed to Baptist hospital in Winston
Salem with a severe case of in
fantile paralysis which rendered
him almost completely paralyzed.
After the acute stage he was
transferred to the poli0 conva
lescent center at Camp button.
Now he is making some progress
and can walk with braces. The
doctors say he may be able to
walk without braces some time
in the future.
The Wilkes chapter of the Na
tional Foundation for infantile
paralysis has spent nearly $3,000
for hospital care and treatment
of the Grasmehr youth, and much
more will be spent before he is
able to work for himself. With
out the aid of March of Dimes
funds, Joseph in all probability
would be dead now or helplessly
and permanently deformed, be
cause the family simply could
not have paid the bill by dispos
ing of everything they had in the
Joseph's father was born in
Germany, but he is an American
citizen and no one is more proud
of the fact than he. He loves
America; he loves the big heart
of her people, who could provide
the best care an,j treatment that
the world knows, for his stricken
son. ,
But Joseph's case Is only one of
42 in Wilkes county during the
past year. Practically all of them
received aid from the Infantile
Paralysis Foundation. They could
not have tfaid It themselves, and
had there been no National
Foundation, money could not have
purchased the specialized care
and treatment that polio demands
if the -vtotitiMB are--not
if the victims are to ^feSver
anything near their normal facul
ties. The National Foundation
provided the hospital facilities,
special nurses, doctors and equip
Well over $20,000 has already
been advanced the Wilkes chap
ter to help care for 1948 victims,
and the end is not yet in sight
because sixteen are in hospitals
now and will require much more
treatment. In addition to Nation
al Foundation funds advanced,
the Wilkes chapter has spent all
of its reserve from former cam
| paigns. This year the need is
great, and $10,000, is the mini
mum asked from Wilkes because
the National Foundation must be
partially re-imbursed in order
that it will have funds for future
epidemics anywhere in the coun
Inspection Lane
Motor Vehicles
Operating Here
Inspection lane for motor ver
hicles began work here today
and" will remain through Tues
day, January 18.
Under the law all models up
to and including 1936 must be
inspected during January. Autos
are inspected twice yearly and
the inspection now will be good
through June 30.
The inspection lane will re
turn to North Wilkesboro for a
five-day stand March 10-15.
Lions And Ramblers
Play Here Tonight
Wilkesboro and North Wilkes
boro basketball teams, boys and
girls, will play tonight in the
Nortti Wlikesboro gymnasium.
There willl he three games, with
jayvees starting at 6:30.
On Friday night Roaring Riv
er will play Wilkesboro at Wil
kesboro, the first game starting
at 7:30.
Tax Listing Is
WellJInder Way
J.C.Grayson, Wilkes county ac
countant and tax supervisor, said
today that tax listing began on
Monday in all townships in Wil
kes county.
" All who are required to list for
property or .poll taxes are urged
to see their list takers in their
respective townships during the
period alloted for listing. The law
provides penalties for those who
fail to list with the list tak
ers daring the time set aside for
| list taking.
Tviro Ministers and
Wives Are Injured
In I Auto Accident
Two prominent Western North
Caro una ministers and their
wives were seriously injured a
bout* 6:30 a. m. Tuesday in an
automobile accident on Highway
18, lix miles west of Sparta in
Allej hany county.
Tie injured, now patients at
Wilkes Hospital here, are: Rev.
W. < 1. Cobb of Cherry ville, frac
ture< skull; Mrs. W. G. Cobb,
broken back; Rev. James Cobb
of Taylorsville, son of Rev. W. G.
Cobtj, probable skull fracture and
othe!' injuries; Mrs. James Cobb,
brokfen pelvis; the small son of
Rev.J and Mrs. James Cobb, min
or injuries.
) Sheriff Called
Alleghany Sheriff Glenn Rich
ardspn of Allegtfany county, was
caller to the scene of the acci
dent about 6:30 a. m. Tuesday.
He iaid the injured had been tak-i
en jo the hospital when he ar
rive fl.
AJleghany Sheriff Richardson
said! his investigation showed
Rev. W. G. Cobb was driving the
car >when it skidded on wet pave
ment while negotiating a sharp
curie. The sheriff said the auto
mobile struck a culvert. He said
no charges would be brought.
Kn Route to Meeting
Rev. W. G. Cobb and his wife
speht Monday night with their
son' at Taylorsville. The ministers
and their wives were en route to
a ipeeting of the board of the
Lutheran orphanage at Salem,
Va.J of which Rev. W. G. Cobb
is 4 member.
Rev. W. G. Cobb is a native of
Guilford County and was reared
in the McLeansville community.
He has been pastor of the Luth
eran Church at Cherryville for
more than 15 years. R&v. James
Col'b is pastor of the Lutheran
Ch'irch at Taylorsville.
l£ev. W. G. Cobb is a cousin
of !Mrs. C. L. Sockwell, of North
Brother Of Wm. T..
Long Is Stricken
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pr. HOllis M. Long, 49, broth
er I Of Wm. T. Long, Wilkesboro
schools district principal, died
unexpectedly Wednesday after
noon at his home at Lafayette,
Laj He had been in apparently
normal health and was stricken
wiih a heart attack while in the
yaid of his home.
f'or the past 19 years, Dr.
Lopg had been professor of sec
ondary education and director of
teacher training in Southeastern
Institute at Lafayette, La. He was
boin-and reared at Cornelius,
Br. Long is survived by his
wije, Mrs. Joyce Rudisell Long,
formerly of Crouse, N. C., and
twj> sons, Jerome and Gregory
Long; his mother, Mrs. W. E.
Long, of Cornelius, and one
brother, Wm. T. Long, of Wilkes
{The body will be brought to
Cornelius for funeral and burial.
Mountain Lions To
| Play Friday Night
At Millers Creek
North Wilkesboro high school
bojys and girls will play Millers
Cijeek high school teams in Mil
lers Creek Gymnasium Friday
ni&ht, the first game beginning
at: 7:30.
J The game was originally sche
led for North Wilkesboro gym
nasium, but was later changed to
MJllers Creek, and a later game
scheduled for Millers Creek will
bei played here.
Juniors To Install
Officers Tuesday
(North Wilkesboro council of
tlfe Junior Order will install Of
ficers Tuesday night and a large
attendance is earnestly desired.
A)l officers elected for the next
term are especially requested to
be present. *
Square Dance Friday
: At Moravian Falls
Another old-time square dance 1
wjfll be held Friday night, eight
ojclock, at Moravian Falls com
munity house, for benefit of the
community house fund. An en
j< yable occasion is assured all
who will attend.
Bluejackets To Play
Union Grove Jan. 15
- Eller's Bluejackets will play
the strong basketball team from
Union Grove Saturday night,
January 15, in Millers Greek
gymnasium. An exciting contest
i« anticipated.
On January 1 of^fc year the
Rey. J. Earl Pearson tegan his
work as missionary pf th e Brushy
Mountain Baptist AJbsqcI ition. He
was born in Buncpmbte county
and comes ot Wilkejs county from
Dobson, where he served as pas
tor of the Baptist jchujrch there.
He was licensed to preach In
1934, and ordained ip 1939. He
served as pastor cjf th i Baptist
church at Bat Cave> 1^. ■before
going to Maryland', i w liere he
served two oongregatioi s in and
near Baltimore. He< c^m ) to Dob
son in October, 1946.! '
Mr. Pearson is a fen duate of
Brevard College, h^s js!t idled for
one year at Wake Fo^e* t, attend
ed a session of thej Fjrji tland Bi
ble Institute, studied >: by cor
respondence with th^ I Iniversity
Foundation and is: nj>li engaged
in correspondence 'co*ix les regis
tered with the Ne^ dfl sans Bap
tist Theological S^mjiiY :ry. Mr.
and Mrs. Pearson iafQ two little
girls in the elementary grades of
the North Wilkejsbpti > school,
Elizabeth Anne an<j hel. They
live on Highway 1$ l^el ind Chief
John Walker's horpej i;. a new
house built by I. M. ;!$ ler, Jr.
Mr. Pearson takqs top the work
laid down last year, ) by Miss
Madge Lewis, whd Ulfc to con
tinue her education ip;, California.
The work of the ^nisfjijonary has
been greatly expande<5jj however,
with the adoption | of 1 a larger
budget on the part) of I the execu
tive committee of ithej association
under the leadership J of T. E.
Story, moderator. It ?rill be Mr.
Pearson's privilege a^d respon
sibility to strengthen the, church
es through preaching} by leader
£ !
ship in Sunday school and Train
ing Union work, in the establish
ment of Vacation Bible Schools,
participation and leadership in
Pastors' schools, etc. For ex
ample, he is teaching a training
course for church leaders efich
night this week at the Hinshaw
Street, Baptist church.
Mr. Pearson comes to tho As
sociation highly recommended by
leaders of the Baptist denomina
tion in North Carolina. He is
known personally by several past
ors of Wilkes county and they
and the churches have rallied to
his support with enthusiasm in
Jhe expectation that his ministry
will be of great service to the
churches and of real benefit to
the citizens of Wilkes County.
Baptist Pastors
To Meet Monday
The Wilkes Oou
Pastors' Conferenqe i rill meet at
ty Baptist
jhapel Mon
17th, at 7
the Reins-Sturdivajnt
day night, Januajry
o'clock, with Re^. jGlenn Huff
man, newly elected president,
presiding. i ■
Th# -program jwiLl' consist of
devotions by Rev. C.'S. Welborn;
a talk on Associational work by
the new missionary, Rev. J. Earl
Pearson. W. K. iiturdivant will
speak to the ministers on the top
ic of "The Funerp.1 Service."
Rev.W. N. Brpokshire is the
retiring president and the new
secretary of the ^conference.
Story Is Member
Of Ten Coknmittees
In The Legislature
T. E. Story, TjVill;es' veteran
representative in) the legislature,
is a member of [ten house com
mittees during t^e current term.
The committee^ of which he is
member are Appropriations, Con
stitutional Amendments, Coun
ties Cities and [Towns, Educa
tion, Election paws, Judiciary
No. 1, Rules, "Veterans Legisla
tion, Wildlife Resources, Trus
tees of TJniversitjy.
Foster At Showing
Of ^lew jStudebaker
Gilbert G. Foster, of Motor
Market, Inc., Ipcal Studebaker
dealer, was in Atlanta this week
attending a deafera' showing of
1949 jnodel Studebakers.
The new Studjebaker, which is
expecting to attract much inter
fist in the autoipobile field, will
.be shown by Mtftor Market here
in the very neari future.
Notice To Carrier
Subscribers Of The
Boys who deliver The Journ
al-Patriot to homes of sub
scribers in North "VPllkesboror
are not authorized by this
newspaper to sell papers or to
collect for subscriptions. The
carrier boys are employed to
deliver papers to regular sub
-sfrihers of The Journal-Patriot ,
on their respective routes, and
are not authorized to sell in
dividual copies or yearly sub
Dr. Combs Speaker
For Girl Scout
Meeting Jan. 17
There will be a meeting of
the County Girl Scout Associa
tion at the North Wilkesboro Lit
tle House on Monday evening,
January 17th, at 7:45. Dr. GiL
bert -Combs will speak afc this
meeting, which will be an inter
esting and important occasion.
The January meeting of the
board of directors will be held on
the same evening at 7:00 in the
North Wilkesboro Little House.
It is hoped these first meet
ings of the New Year will be well
Bank Stockholders
To Meet January 20
The annual meetitfg of the
stockholders of the Bank of
North Wilkesboro will be held at
the bank on Thursday, January
20, ten a. m.
The directors will meet im
mediately following the stock
holders. Business to be transact
ed by the board will Include the
election of a cashier to succeed
the late R. W. Gwyn, who was
cashier of the bank for more than
fifty years.
The Optimist 'clu.b of North
Wilkesbojfo held 'a splendid meet
ing Tuesday poon at Hotel
Wilkes with a gqjod attendance of
members. i '
The luncheon jopened with the
members singing "America," fol
lowed with thej membership re
peating the clut,'B creed in uni
son. Rev. C. J. Winslow then of
fered the invocation.
During the lueiness session,
Forrest Tugmanj secretary of the
club, told of his | recent visit with
the Greensboro j Optimist club,
and President i Maurice Walsh
told of the forjth6«fming district
meeting to be hfldr in High Point.
SaA OgilvieJ Stresses Need
' Polio| R<oney
The club was pleased to have
as guesj: speaker | Sam Ogilvie,
chairman of the county polio or
ganisation, whd » leading the
1949 drive for IfuiiAs to continul
the gre^t work being done for
polio .victims. "If itj had not been
for advances f^om the national
fund, it would have been impos
sible to take care of the polio
cases in this county during
1948," Mr. Ogilvie said.
Wilkes county received the
sum of $25,000 from the Nation
al Foundation of Infantile Pa
ralysis last year, Mr. Ogilvie stat
ed. '
The need is great for polio!
funds for 1949, and Mr. Ogilvie |
asked every club member to co- j
operate in putting over the cam-|
paign to raise the amount of
$12,000 in Wilkes starting tomor
row. i
Mr. Ogilvie was warm in his
praise of the work done by the
Optimist club in the community
since its organization in April of
last year, especially in regard to
the club's work with a number
of boys of the community.
Board of Governors To Meet
The board of governors of the
club will hold its regular meet
ing for the month of January on
Tuesday night, seven o'clock, in
the Chamber of Commerce office.
Wilkes Chamber
Of Commerce To
Elect Directors
Nominating Comifiittee Has.
Named 12, From Which
Six Will Be Elected •
Twelve members hare been
nominated for directors 'of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce
and the membership by ballot
will elect six of the twelve for a
three-year term.
The board is composed of IS
members, with three elected each
year for a three-year term.
J. R. Hix, chairman of the
nominating committee, said that
the 12 nominees were selected
from a total of about 40 were
were considered for nomination.
Those nominated were Carl
Buchan, Prank H. Crow, Edward
G. Finley, Blair Gwyn, Fred Hen
derson, A. F. Kilby, Perry Lowe,
J. B. McCoy, Edward Mclntire,
Paul Osborne, L. S. S'painhour,
and Arthur Venable.
Ballots will be mailed early
next week to all 1948 members,
and to new members who have
pai(jMheir membership dues for
1949. The ballots must be re
turned not later than January
25 th.
Directors whose terms are ex
piring are R. G. Finley, • C. J.
Swofford, E. F. Gardner, W. K.
Sturdivant, J. R. Hix, and Rus
sell Gray, Jr. Those whose terms *
will expire in 1949 are J. B. Wil
liams, Richard Johnston, Dr. F.
C. Hubbard, J. B. Carter, D. V.
Deal, and W. O. Absher. Those
elected last, year and who have
two more years to serve are Joe
Barber, Gilbert Bare, R. M.
Brame, Jr., W. C. Marlow, Pres
ley Myers, and W. H. McElwee.
After the election the board
will meet to name a president,
vice president, and treasurer,
who, with the manager, will form
the executive committee.
Those serving with Mr. Hix on
the nominating committee were
C. J. Swofford, W. K. Sturdivant,
A. A. Triplett, William Gray, Dr
G. T. Mitchell, and Ira Payne.
CROP Donations
Total '732.71 In
Wilkes County
Total value of food and cash
received in the Christian Rural
Overseas Relief canvass in Wilkes
county in December was $*732.71,
according to report issued today
by Grady F. Miller, chairman, W.
K. Sturdivant, vice chairman, and
Mrs. Earle German, secretary of
the campaign in Wilkes.
Food collected during the can
vass joined a Friendship Train
in Greensboro and was sent to
Norfolk, Va., for shipping.
Chairman Miller itemized tha
Wilkes contributions as follows:
67 cases of canned foods valued
at $335; 150 pounds of flour
valued at $12; 95 pounds of sug«
ar valued at $8; 1,250 pounds of
wheat valued at $50; 5,000
pounds of corn valued at $150;
cash contributions, $177.71.
Chairman Miller issued the fol
lowing statement to all who con
We would like to express our
thanks to each of you for your
splendid cooperation in the
Christian Rural Overseas Pro
gram, CROP.
As we express our personal
thanks, we wish that we could
extend to you the gratitude that
we know will be voiced by those
who will be saved from suffering
and starvation and possibly from
death by your generosity.
Rev. Wayne McLain, state di
rector of the CROP program, has
extended his congratulations
I through Mr. Grady Miller, Wilkes
; County chairman, as follows:
"Dear Mr. Miller:
Congratulations on the comple
tion of your collection for the
Friendship Train. Your report
together with the check arrived
this week. I am very' pleased to
know that you were able to gath
er so much food.
| On the whole the drive
I throughout the state is going
[very well. There are at least 42
| carloads of food already In
I Norfolk and more on. the way.
Vor you as for all of us, the
real thanks for your efforts in
this work is, I am sure, in the
knowledge that you have saved
human .beings from suffering
this winter. I want to express my
personal thanks to you, however,
for your Interest and for the
hard work that went into making
the Wilkes county collection suc
Cordially yours,
Book to th« Utouy

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