M h-:~ ■ 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 MOT tes" For Over 42 Years North Wilkesboro has a trading radius of 60 miles, serving 100*000 people in Northwestern Carolina. 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). Sfi""den Meeting Well Attended y ANNIE H. GREENE (Home Agent) 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 mination. 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 Semesan. * 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 sou. 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 spoon spergon. Parsley, 1-4 teaspoon semesan. Parsnips, 1-4 teaspoon seme san. .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 lons water. Spinach, 1-2 teaspoon semesan. Swiss Chard, 1-2 teaspoon Aergon. ■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. — o Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Stout and ■on, Johnny, visited with rela tives and friends in High Point Sunday. 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 here. 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. o Loman Resigns 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, said today. Loman resigned to enter the restaurant business in Greens boro. 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. o 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. Wilkesboro Woman's 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 Auxjliary VFW 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 organizations. 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 Auxiliary President. 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 Hospital Chairman. 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 Wilkesboro. o 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 ber, secretary. 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 county. 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 North Wilkesboro 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 stockholders Thursday. 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 ber 24. 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 cashiers. j 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 July 1.. In his report President Hix stated that 1948 was an excel lent business year with .continued expansion in this community and surrounding territory. "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: In Memorlam 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 the state. 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 God. 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 rest. o — 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 week. Dead are Ball* rectors Commit day, chambfci Memb six of Meal fill OUE commjtt like td they jects progralm tb line Near hamber ts for election of the Wilkes |rce should be sent lmmediatkl of commeit are asked t| |the 12' nominees bers are also the blank whicji ees on which serve during th asked to suft be contained 1t| of work. ire >n . j Ballots Jof six di- ; Chamber of palled to y t j the e office, vote for ftsked to suggests would year, and I gest pro- I the year's Ihey Need Much Work i To Raise Polio Fund 0f$12,000 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 day. 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 campaigns. 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. Ogilyie said. 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 tial amount. Tte square dance at Moravian FallB resulted in ne proceeds of $50.00, which went nto the polio fund. I_ n —. Thousands Vfew 1949 Chpvrolets 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 said. 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. HamburgerJSteak 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. | o 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- . hostess. j 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-' son College. Another feature on the pro gram will be piano selections ren- j dered by Miss Lois Scroggs. o 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 club. 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 Fountain. 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. o Wilkes Vulcanizing 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 that location. 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 pecially urged. Krusz Speaker At Joint Banquet Of Four Civic Clubs Distinguished Service A ward Given For Com munity Service 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 streets. 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 Jaycees. 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 ious conscience.