ijation For Infantile
—Jatttis spent over $20,000
for Wilkes Polio Victims in
,8. Goal of the January
ipaign is $12,000.
THE JOURNAL- I
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "Sllate of Wil
Vol, 43, No. 80
Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESB0R0, N.-C., Monday, January 24, 1949
tes" For Over 42 Years
North Wilkesboro has a
trading radius of 60 miles,
serving 100*000 people in
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
PLANT PATHOLOGIST GIVES GARDEN INSTRUCTIONS HERE
Interest in growing more and better vegetable gardens was clearly demonstrat
I ed at the Garden meeting held here. .The above picture shows Howard Harriss,
plant pathologist of State College extension service, giving instructions to a group
of garden leaders and farmers and farm women from all parts of Wilkes county.
The meeting was well attended.—(Photo by Lane's Studio).
y ANNIE H. GREENE
On "Wednesday, January 12 at
10 o'clock, a large group of men
and women gathered at the
Reins-Sturdlvant chapel. At this
time, Mr. Howard Garris, Plant
Pathologist from State College
gave a most worthwhile demon- ]
stratlon and discussion on gar- \
dens. In buying seed, Mr. Garris
emphasized the following:
1. Buy seed showing high ger
2. Buy seed already treated if
available. If treated, they will
be so labeled. Do not mistake
the word '"tested" for "treated''
on containers. When treated seed
are not available, Mr. Garris sug
gested that the seed be treated
at home. In treating seeds, the
following materials can be used:
-Spergon, Arason, Yellow Cupro
cide, Mercuric Chloride, and
In treating quantities of seed
'ranging from 10 cent cardboard
packages of peas, beans, etc. to >
large amounts, place the seed In
a tight jar or container, scatter
'the required amount of treating
1 material over the seed, close the.
lid and shake or rotate for about:
2 minutes. (Never have the con- j
tatner more than 1-2 full of seed
for any one operation).In treating
10 cent paper packets of seed, !
tear off one corner of the con-1
tainer and place twice as much
of the material as can be picked
up on the first half inch of the
biCjM end of a flat toothpick
(t#Wdfps) In the packet with the
se«dA Shake the seed and dust
tofcetker for about 1 minute and
remote the seed. AH seed should
be thinly coated.
The following materials and a
mounts are recommended for
treating one pound of seed:
Vegetables: Beans (green and
lima), use 1 teaspoon spergon or
1-3 teaspoon Arasan.
Beets, 1 teaspoon spergon or
1 teaspoon yellow cuprocide.
Carrots, 1-2 teasoon semesan.
Sweet corn, 1-3 teaspoon ara
Crucifies (member of cabbage
family), Buy hot water treated
seed and use either 1-2 teaspoon
semasan or 1-2" teaspoon arasan.
Cantaloupes, Cucumbers, Wat
ermelon, Pumpkin, Squash, one
8 grain tablet of mercuric chlor
ide per pint water. Soak seed 5
minutes; rinse 5 minutes and dry.
then use 1 teaspoon semesan.
Egg Plant, 1 teaspoon spergon.
Lettuce and Romaine, 2-3 tea
Parsley, 1-4 teaspoon semesan.
Parsnips, 1-4 teaspoon seme
.Garden Peas. 1-2 teaspoon
spergon or 1-2 teaspoon semesan.
Pepper, 1 8 grain tablet of
mercuric chloride per quart
water. Soak seed 5 minutes;
Rinse and dry, then use 1-2 tea
spoon semesan. t
Irish Potatoes and Sweet Po
tatoes, 1 pound semesan bel per
7 1-2 gallons water. Soak .1 min
ute; dry in shade; no rinsing
required; For sweet potato
plants use 1 pound per 10 gal
Spinach, 1-2 teaspoon semesan.
Swiss Chard, 1-2 teaspoon
■Tomatoes, 1 teaspoon spergon.
■Mr. Carrls, said a new bulletin
Has being' printed on vegetable
|Psease and their control. If you
are interested, inquire at the
Home or Farm Agent's office.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Stout and
■on, Johnny, visited with rela
tives and friends in High Point
Woman's Club Helps
Senior Girl Scouts
North Wilkesboro Woman's
Club is aiding senior Girl Scouts
to raise money for their educa
tion trip to Washington, D. C.,
by providing drinks and cookies
to be sold at the Youth Center
On Saturday night four cases
of soft drinks were given by Mrs.
C. G. Poindexter and Mrs. Lane
Atkinson, and cookies were giv
en by Mrs. Bruce Waugh and
Mrs. Quincy Adams. The sum of
$8.00 was realized in the sale of
drinks an^ cookies.
As Manager Of
Flashers In '49
Henry (Flash) Loman, of
Greensboro, who pHoted the
newly formed North Wilkesboro
Flashers to second place in the
Blue Ridge league last season,
and who was employed to manage
the team this year, has resigned,
Larry Moore, business manager,
Loman resigned to enter the
restaurant business in Greens
Meeting of the board of 'direc
tors of the club has been called
to be held Thursday night, 7:30,
in the office of Mr. Moore co se
lect a manager for this year.
According to present arrange
ments, spring training is sche
duled to begin April 15, and the
league season will start on or
near May 1.
Van Church Rites
Will Be Wednesday
Funeral service will be held
Wednesday, two p. m., at Piney
Grove church at Moxley for Van
Church, chief storekeeper in the
navy, who died Monday night in
Oakland, California. The body;
will lie in state for one hour be
fore the funeral. Military rites
will be conducted at the grave.
Church was a son of Mrs. J.
P Church and the late Mr.
Church, of Moxley.
Club Meet Thursday
The Wilkesboro Woman's club
will meet Thursday evening, 7:30
o'clock, instead of on Friday
evening, at the Community House
In Wilkesboro. Hostesses for the
meeting are Mesdames Lawrence
Miller, W. T. Long, A. R. Gray,
Sr., and Presley Myers. All mem
bers are urged to attend, and
please note the change in regu
lar date of meeting. ,
Mrs. Pauline Doughton will
have charge of the program. An
education film will be shown.
Officers Of 15th
! District Elected
The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW
Blue Ridge Mountain Post 1142
met with the members of the Le
noir Auxiliary and N. C. Depart
ment president, Mrs. Alberta
Varner, at the VFW Clubhouse
on Friday, January 14, 194Q for
the purpose of organizing \he
Auxiliary 15th District.
Before the opening of the regu
lar meeting, the 15th District
Commander of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Harvey Crump of
Lenoir gave a short talk on the
purposes and the work of the two
Mrs. Mary Thomas, president
of the local auxiliary, conducted
opening services of the meeting
and introduced the speaker of
the evening,. Mrs, Alberta Varner
of Greensboro. She ufrged that a
large delegation atten^ a banquet
to be given on Saturday night
January 22 at the O. Henry Ho
tel ballroom in honor of Mrs.
Helen Murphy, National VFW
Mrs. Murphy, on her official
visit to North Carolina, has sche
duled some special meetings' dur
ing the following days.
Mrs. Varner emphasized that
the continuous work done in gov
ernment hospitals increases. She
cited many instances and cases
hospitalized at Oteen Hospital.
Now, more than before, Mrs.
Varner said, it is Important that
the VFW Auxiliaries send their
gifts, cards, tray favors ana con
tributions. Organized tours
through the "E" Building may
be made during visiting hours
upon request of the Auxiliary
Following her talk, Mrs. Var
ner conducted election of officers
for the l'5th District. This dis
trict includes the towns of: North
Wilkesboro, Sparta, Lenoir,
B6one, Newland, West Jefferson,
and Granite Falls.
Officers elected were: Presi
dent: Mrs. Mary Thomas, North
Wilkesboro, Senior Vice Presi
dent; Mrs. Ruby Irvin, Sparta;
Junior Vice President; Mrs. Ann
Coffey, Lenoir; Chaplain, Mrs.
Mae Johnson, North Wilkesboro;
Conductress, Mrs. Lola Shoemak
er, North Wilkesboro; • Guard,
Mrs. Clara Tate, Lenoir; and sec
retary, Mrs. Erby Baxter, North
O. E. S. Meeting
Wilkes chapter of the Eastern
Star will meet Thursday night,
7:30, for a birthday party in
observance of the chapter's an
niversary, according to an
nouncement by Winnie Duncan,
worthy matron, and Lorene Web
BINGO PARTY TO BE HELD FOR
POLIO FUND SATURDAY NIGHT
Under sponsorship of the Jun-«
ior Chamber of Commerce and
thS Lions Club, a bingo party
will be held Saturday night, bo
ginning at 7:30, for benefit of
the infantile paralysis campaign.
The biiygo game will be in pro
gress in the new building 0f
Yadkin Valley Motor company op
posite Rhodes-Day Furniture
company on Ninth srteet.
Many valuable prizes will be
given away. None of the prizes
will have value less than five
dollars, and it will cost only one
dime to play. Ample seating fa
cilities will be provided for all
who attend. Take the entire fam
ily and enjoy the evening while
helping one of the most worthy
causes ever before the people of
Wilkes' quota in the polio cam
paign is $12,000, which 1b less
than half the amount sent Into
Wilkes to aid-in paying for treat
ment and care of 42 cases of in
fantile paralysis in the county
during the past year. The bingo
game is one of several projects
to help raise this money and
patronage of all the people who
can attend is earnestly solicited.
Blair Gwyn Named
Cashier Bank Of
Stockholders Meeting Held;)
Bank Enjoyed Prosper
ous Year In 1948
W. Blair Gwyn was elected
cashier of the Bank of North Wil
kesboro In the directors meeting
following the annual meeting of j
Mr. Gwyn as cashier and as a
member of the 'board of directors
succeeds his father, R. W. Gwyn,
who was cashier for more than
fifty years and who died Decem
Other directors were re-elect
ed as follows: E. M. Blackburn,
Ralph Ducan, R. G. Finley, J.
R. Hix, W. U Halfacre, John E.
Justice and wprth E. Tomllnson.
J. R. Hix was elected president
of the bank for the 27th con
secutive year. He was first elect
ed president in 1922. W. Blair
Gwyn, who had been an assist
ant cashier, was named cashier
and W. W. Starr was elevated
from assistant cashier to vice J
president. The other officers, all'
re-elected, are: W. D. Halfacre, ,
executive vice president; R. G.
Finley, vice president; J. G. Mc-1
Neill and J. T. Brame, assistant
Report of President Hix to the
stockholders stated that the bank
ended the year 1948 with assets
totaling $9,220,575.88, and de-j
posits of $8,442,656.68. In Jan-j
uary, 1948, stock in the bank was j
increased from $100,000 to'
$150,000, and $100,000 was add-1
ed to the surplus. At the end of1
1948 the capital account, includ
ing stock, surplus an^ undivided
profits, totaled $566,730.96. Reg
ular dividends, totaling ten per
cent for the year on capital
stock, were paid January 1 and
In his report President Hix
stated that 1948 was an excel
lent business year with .continued
expansion in this community and
"The volume in general was
high and it Is believed that most,
companies operated with satis
factory results. The inflationary
trends in the ecdnomy v of our
country moved on to new high
levels of employment and wages;
however, there is some indication
of a leveling off in many lines
with increased production now
approaching existing demands,"
Mr. Hix said.
The report of the president in
cluded the following tribute to
the life of R. W. Gwyn:
It is with profound sorrow and
regret that I report the passing
of our Cashier, R. W. Gwyn, on
December 24, 1949. The people
of this community and all Wilkes
county were saddened by the
news of his death.
Walter, as we affectionately
knew him, began his services
with our Bank in July 1892, a
bout four months after the open
ing. His outstanding ability was
quickly realized and he was rap
idly advanced to the position of
Cashier. T}iis position he held
with honor to himself and to the
Bank for the remainder of his
long and useful life. He was rec
ognized as a most able bank
executive and in that capacity he
gained the friendship of thous
ands of people in this section of
Citizens of our county saw in
Mr. Gwyn the perfection of hon
esty and integrity. His name was
synonymous with honesty, fair
dealing and sound character. To
know him was to know the
great *nd abiding principles of
dependability and altruistic use
fulness by which he lived day by
day. Truly, he was one of God's
noblemen—a Christian gentle
man in every respect, loyal to his
family, loyal to his business, loy
al to his church, and loyal to his
Those of us who were daily
associated with Mr. Gwyn wiil
forever cherish his high Ideals as
exemplified in his loyalty and
devotion to this Bank. Withal he
has left to those for whom and
with whom he served, a record
of outstanding achievement which
shall ever be an inspiration to
those upon whom his responsi
bilities now and hereafter
Peddlers Of Progress
Begins A New Series
This week "Peddjers of Pro-?
gress," Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce radio program, will begin
new series over station WKBC.
The program will foe weekly on
Thursday, 4:45 until five p. m.
Proposed state and national leg
islation will be the topic this
ts for election
of the Wilkes
|rce should be
are asked t|
|the 12' nominees
bers are also
the blank whicji
ees on which
serve during th
asked to suft
be contained 1t|
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Jof six di- ;
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year, and I
gest pro- I
Need Much Work i
To Raise Polio
Industrial Campai ns Start
ed; Schools W >rking
Well In Coi nty
The Infantile Para ysis cam
paign is off to a got 1 start in
Wilkes' county but n uch work
must be accomplishe I if tbe
J 12,000 goal for the ounty is to
be reached, Sam Ogil ie, chapter
and campaign chairm in, said to
Receipts from the < ampaign to
date total about f 2,00 ), but these
are only early and preliminary
reports and if work ontinues at
a fast pace much pro ;ress can be
made this week.
Industries are conc acting cam
paigns for donations among em
ployes/ The Carolina Mirror Cor
poration has a camp ilgn on at
present and the comj any is plan
ning to match the mount con
tributed by employe! s. Other in
dustries are plannin : extensive
Mr. Ogilvie stated that schools
are doing a wonder !ul job and
are counted on to ri ise much of
the money. The inter sst shown by
students, teachers an a school pa
trons is especially gi itifying, Mr.
Dime boards wer< again ope
rated on the street h are Saturday
and despite inclemc at weather
much money was raised. The
Lions club raised al out |224 on
a board which oper .ted most of
the day and the 0 Jtimist club,
which-did a good jo 1 a week ago
Saturday, helped ou t by operat
ing a dime board a; ain this past
Saturday and raisei a substan
Tte square dance at Moravian
FallB resulted in ne proceeds of
$50.00, which went nto the polio
I_ n —.
A throng conservatively esti
mated at 10,000 plople visited
the | showrooms of jGaddy Motor
Company Saturday jto (see the
1949 model Chevrfclets, O. K.
Pope, sales manager, said today.
As early as 6:30 la. m. a large
number had gathered to see the
ne\(r car, which embodies the
greatest one-year j changes i n
Chevrolet history. J The showing
was by far the mpst successful
ever held by the I company in
North Wilkesboro. ]
The crowd was Iso great at
time, Mr. Pope said, that many
were, unable to inlpect the new
models. These and Everybody else
will be perfectly wllcome to visit
our showrooms an J see the new
Chevrolets at any Ime, Mr. Pope
The new models] were subjects
for many an<j varied favorable
comments and Chevrolet is ex
pecting its greatest year.
Door prizes were given and
the radio went tol M. V. Robin-1
son, of Pores Knoll (H. M. Bivens
was winner of thi tailored seat •
covers and lubrication jobs went
to the following: |
Clint Foster, Wilkesboro; Kif
fen C. Caudle, North Wilkesboro;
H. B. Dodson, Raiite 2, Wilkes
boro; Hayden qhurch, North
Wilkesboro; David A. Anderson,
Elkin; Neal Key, lNorth Wilkes
boro; Brenda Key J North Wilkes
boro ; Micheal Kep, North Wil-:
kesboro; HowardJMcNeil, Route
I, Wilkesboro; Wpodrow Elliott,!
Route 1, North Wilkesboro.
Supper Hor Church
There will be j a hamburger
steak supper at Mulberry com
munity House Saturday night,
January-29, 6:0Ol to 8:00 p. m.
Price per plate will be $1.00 and
half plates will b J served for chil
dren under 12. Hroceeds of sup
per will go to Ailding fund of
Baptist Home clinrch. The pub
lic fs cordially iijrited.
XMtorn That Bool to th«
Blue Ridge Singing
At Boiling Springs
Fifth Sunday singing of the
Blue Ridge Singing Association
will be held with Boiling Springs
Baptist church 12 miles west of
this city near Highway 421.
Singing will begin at one p. m.
and all gospel singers are invited
to participate, T. A. Eller, chair
man, said in the announcement. |
Adult Music Club
Will Meet Thursday
The newly organized adult
music club will meet Thursday
night, January 27 at 8:00 o'clock
in the home of Mrs. J. B. Carter.
Miss Mildred Bradford will be co- .
The guest speaker for the eve- ■
ning will be Miss Mary Charles i
Alexander, who will talk on the
activities and progress of the
Brevard Music Camp which is ,
under the able direction of Dr.
James Christian Pfohl of David-'
Another feature on the pro
gram will be piano selections ren- j
dered by Miss Lois Scroggs.
Walter R. Newton
Dies Suddenly At !
Home Here Sunday
Walter R. Newton, 45, widely
mown North Wilkesboro citizen |
>nd manager of the Newton De-.
artment stores in North Wilkes
oro, Boone and Galax, Va., died
nexpectedly at his home here
'unday morning, 5:30 o'clock.
!e had been in apparently norm
'1 health an<j death was attribut- 1
d to a sudden heart- attack.
Mr. Newton was born April 16, (
903, at Fountain, a son of Wal
•?r S. and Mary Laney Newton
Te received his education in pub
ic schools at Fountain and at
°ed Oak institute. He was mar-'
ied in 1926 to Miss Annie Hor-1
in, of North Wilkesboro, and
ame here to make his home.
For some time Mr. Newton
•vas engaged in drug store busi
ness here and in Wilkesboro and
when Newton Department stores
were established he became man
ager of the three stores. In addi
tion to business interests Mr.
Newton was active in civic and
fraternal affairs, being a member
of the Shrine order of Masons,
the Knights of Pythias lodge and
the North Wilkesboro Kiwanls
Surviving Mr. Newton are his'
father and mother; his wife, andj
two daughters: Mrs. Henry Sink, j
of Mooresville, and Miss Marjorie
Newton, now a student at Vlr
ginia-Intermont College in Bris
tol, Va. Also surviving are four
brothers: Dr. Wm. K. Newton, of
North Wilkesboro; Frank New
ton, of Boone; Glenn Newton, of
Fayettville; Edwin Newton, of
Funeral service was held to
day, three p. m. at the residence
on D street and burial was in
Mount Lawn Memorial Park.
Masons conducted burial Tites.
Company Is Moving
Wilkes Vulcanizing company,
owned and operated by J. H.
Crawford, has purchased the
Rudd McNeill garage and store
buildings on the Sparta highway
just outside of North Wilkesboro
city limits and is now moving to
Wilkes Vulcanizing company
was formed here by A. E. Hodges
and was purchased last year by
Mr. Crawford. The firm specializ
es in t^re recapping, vulcanizing
and the sale of Gilette tires. Gulf
gasoline and oils, batteries and
other auto accessories will be
carried in the new location.
The firm will be in the new
location Wednesday, where pick
up and delivery service will be
maintained. The new location is I
conveniently locate^ and affords
plenty of parking space.
V. F. W. Meeting ]
Blue Ridge Mountain post of
Veterans of Foreign Wars will
meet Thursday night, January
27, 7:30, for the purpose of dis
cussing building plans. *A large
1 attendance of members is es
Krusz Speaker At
Joint Banquet Of
Four Civic Clubs
Distinguished Service A
ward Given For Com
Sam Ogilvie received the dis
tinguished service award as the
outstanding young man of 1948
and a tremenduous ovation from
the Joint meeting of Jaycees, KI
wanis, Lions and Optimists Fri
day evening at Hotel Wilkes.
The civic clubs met together to
honor the young man selected as
the most outstanding in th&
county from the standpoint of
community service in 1948. It
was evident that the decision of
the Judges was not only highly
popular, but unanimous.
Sam Vickery, president of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
presided and attendance was
154, representing the four clubs.
The assembly sang "America"
and Rev. Watt M, Cooper spoke
the invocation. In the period for
announcements J. B. Williams
spoke briefly and urged action
against the proposed measure for
compulsory medical insurance. J.
H. Whicker, Jr., Lions president,
announce^ a hingo party to be
held Saturday night, January 29,
for the polio fund. The party will
be held in the Yadkin Valley
Motor Company building, north
east corner of Ninth and C
Roland Potter, program chair
man for the Jaycees, presented
the Melody Trio from station
WKBC. They rendered four num
bers which were well received.
Tom Jenrette, manager of the
Wilkes Chamber of . Commerce,
explained the distinguished serv
ice award and manner of selec
tion. From nominations submit
ted by the public a secret commit
tee of Judges selected the young
man on the basis of achievement,
leadership and service to the
community, personal character
and ability, and between ages of
21 and 36.
Then he proceeded to the
record of the winner. He cited the
fact that Mr. Ogilvie was presi
dent of the Wilkes Chapter of
the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis and that during
the year he rendered great and
unselfish service to 42 infantile
Paralysis patients and their fam
ilies in Wilkes county, often go
ing far beyond duty to personal
ly aid the stricken and their fam
ilies. For four years Mr. Ogilvie
has been a deacon in the First
Presbyterian church and taught
a Sunday school class during the
year, in addition to being faithful
in attendance at all church func
tions. He was active in the Lions
club and editor of the club bul
letin. He was- also active in the
The distinguished service
plaque was awarded by R. M.
Brame, Jr., president of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.
Richard Johnston introduced
the feature speaker for the ban
quet, Harry J, Krusz, manager of
the Winston-Salem Chamber of
Commerce. For eight years Mr.
Krusz was executive vice presi
dent of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce in the United States,
being in St. Louis at that time,
and his address related briefly
history and accomplishments of
Jaycees and needs for accomp
lishments in the future. Some of
the things Jaycees have learned,
he said, include how to get things
done, how to build cities, how to
Berve others, how only honesty
can pay, how to deliver the goods,
how to keep promises and how
to value friendships. This civic
work has resulted In contacts of
great importance and has —_de
veloped friendships and business
associations, he said.
He stated that civic clubs
should urge teaching of Ameri
can history and philosophies of
those who wrote the Declaration
of Independence and the consti
tution, should teach that indivi
dual . freedom Is paramount,
should teach that to take from
one and give to another Is dis
honest, that sharing the wealah
is irreligious, that government
should supply only the opportun
ity to work, that most economic
and racial problems can be solved
at local levels, that citizens
should be Interested in politics
and that lasting glory can be
achieved only with strong relig