•*1948. Goal of the January ■ campaign is $12,000. rfflt SKm THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT OUR CITY North Wilkesboro has * trading radius of 50 miles, serving 100,000 people in Northwestern Carolina. The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Tr|iil of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 42 Years Vol. 43, No. 82 Published Mondays and Thursdays ~ NORTH WILKEs)b0R0, N. C., Monday, January 31, 1949 ~ ~~~ Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center SCENE AT DUKE POWER BANQUET FOR 4-H CLUB LEADERS >«•««««» This is a scene from the annual banquet given by Duke Power company in honor of 4-H club leaders in Wilkes county. Left to right in the background are: Paul Choplin, Wilkes county agent; Robert S. Gibbs, manager North Wilkesboro branch j 'jf Duke Power company; H. C. Colvard, assistant county agent; L. R. Harrill, I state 4-H club leader; Joe N. Howard, agricultural engineer Duke Power company; j "'•ddy Mathis, president Wilkes 4-H council; Miss Margaret Morrison, assistant rt agent; Mrs. Annie H. Greene, Wilkes home agent. Boys in the foreground . * Kenneth and Walter Broyhill and Charles Gilliam.—(Photo-by Lane's Studio). vKMQUET GIVEN 4-H LEADERS BY DUKE POWER CO. ENJOYED By MARGARET C. MORRI SON, Assistant Home Agent, and H. C. COLVARD, Assistant Coun ty Agent. Duke Power Company was host to all county 4-H project winners and one parent of each club member at a delightful ban quet on January 14, at the Caro lina Restaurant in North Wilkes boro. This is an annual affair spon sored by Duke Power Company in honor of our 4-H project win ners. A total of 50 people attend ed including Mr. R. E. Glfebs, manager local Duke Power com pany; Mr. Jo# N. Howard, Agri cultural Engineer, Greensboro; Miss Addie Malone, Home Econ omists, Duke Power company, Winston-Salem; Mrs. J. E. Dun can of the local Duke Power com pany; Mr. L. R. Harrill, Stat® 4 H Club Leader and local farm and hOme agents. Mr. Howard, as master of cere monies introduced Mr. L. R. Harrill, State 4-H Club Leader, who gave a very interesting and inspirational talk on 4-H club work. This. annual affair is the climax of 4iH Club work in the county and is looked forward to by the project winners. Buddy Mathis,* President of tali Daddino Is Hired As Manager Flashers Fer '49 f Tom Daddino, of North Wilkes ^boro, was named manager of the North Wilkesboro Flashers by club directors In called meeting Thursday night. The smooth working first base man was the unanimous choice of the directors to fill the vacan cy caused by the resignation of Henry (Flash) Loman, who led the club to second place in a hot pennant chase last season. Daddino plays first base and had the highest fielding per cent age among Blue Ridge league first basemen. He hit .288 for the season and was a leader in runs batted in. He throws left and bats left. Before the war he broke into organized ball in his home state of New Jersey. He played much baseball while in the service. At present he and his wife and daughter are making their home in North Wilkesboro and he Is playing basketball with Eller's Bluejackets. It is expected that the new manager will begin ac tive duties about April 1 in prep aration for spring training, which will open April 15. o Millers Creek Will Play Jonesville High Millers Creek boys and girls will play the basketball teams from Jonesville at Millers Creek lesday night, the girls' game Ing at 7:30. Millers Creek are hoping to avenge a close fcfeat by Jonesville in Decem Br. o Approximately 230,000 bush els of Coker 100-wilt cotton seed have been certified and will be available tG North Carolina farm ers and seedsmen this spring. the Wilkesboro 4-H Club and al so County Council President, ex pressed appreciation on behalf of the Council to' the Duke Po%j company for such a delightful casion. The following project winners and their parents were reodfnlz ed during the evening: Canning, Katherine Burchette; Clothing, Margaret Cooper Laws; f Dairv Food Demonstration, George Lou Sprinkle and Bobby Brooks; Dress Revue, Rachel Scroggs. Edith Marie Ferguson, Carrie Andei-son, Joy Bumgarner, Polly Cornette; Food Preparation, Dor is Mathis; Frozen Foods, Doris Miller; Garden, Louise yiiller; Girl's Record, Edith Marie Fer guson ; Poultry, Betty Joe Wat son; Leadership, Edith Marie Ferguson, Charlie Blackburn; Food Production, Edith Marie Ferguson, Toby Welborn, Caro lina Ferguson, Edwin McGee, Reba Cleary, Herbert and Walter Broyhill and Ray Huffman. Gar den, Wilbur Greer; Field Crops, Edwin McGee; Dairy Production Buddy Mathis, and Jimmy Alex ander; Home Beautificatlon, Ed win McGee; Soil Conservation, Paul Myers; Meat Animal, Ray Huffman; Timber Stand Improve ment, Charles Gilliam. W. D. Kizziah Will Be II. S. Marshall Washington, Jan. 27.—North Carolina's senators today recom mended William D. Kizzlah of Salisbury for appointment as United States marshal for the state's Middle District. He would fill the post made vacant by the death of Edney Ridge, Greensboro radio station executive. (In Salisbury last night Kiz ziah said that he did not contem plate moving the marshal's of fice from Greensboro to Salis bury, and stated "I have no idea of making any changes what ever.") Kizziah, 53-year-old chairman of the Democratic Executive Com mittee of the Ninth Congression al District, was recommended by Senators Clyde Hoey and J. M. Broughton. For 18 years Kizziah has been Rowan County's regis ter of deeds. (Hoey asserted he and Drough ton selected Ki^iah from 20 men who were recommended to the Senators for the appointment by President Truman. . Kizziah fought in World War I and has been active in Ameri can Legion circles since thfcn. Early in his career he was em ployed by the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company at Winston Salem and at Spencer. He and Mrs. Kizziah,, the former Rosa lie Wiley of Salisbury, have one daughter. Wilkesboro To Play Boone T uesday 7:30 Wilkesboro high school basket ball teams will play Boone high in two games at Wilkesboro on Tuesday night, the girls' game beginning at 7:30. On Friday night, eight o'clock, Wilkesboro' boys will play a team of Appalachian all-stars in the Wilkesboro gymnasium. Mrs. Dicey Glass Is Claimed By Death ' Funeral service was held Sat urday, 11 a. m., at Fishing Creek church for Dicey Elizabeth Glass, 65, who died Thursday at .tiie home of a relative in Iredell , Jounty. Rev. Pervis Parks and Rev. Wayne Levan will conduct the service. Mrs. Glass, widow of the late Henry Glass, who resided east of Wilkesboro, is survived by one sister and four brothers: H. G. Johnson, Harmony; Reece John son, Statesville; J. W. Johnson, North sWilkesboro route three; R. C. Johnson, Statesville route three; Mrs. Nancy Anderson. Wilkesboro route two. Dairy Meetings In Wilkes County February 14-18 By J. P. GHOPIiIN (County Agent) Since December 28, 1948, when the Wilkes Cooperative Ar tificial Breeding Association started breeding dairy cattle in Wilkes county by artificial in [ semination many questions have | bc.on asked by the farmers. Therefore, a series of meetings will be held at which time most of these questions will be an swered. Through the courtesy of the Southeastern Artificial Breeding Association the County Agent has obtained an interesting and very the title, "Artificial Insemination instructive moving pictures with of Dairy Cattle." This is a forty five minute movie which shows the method of selection and breeding of proven sires and also the technique in artificial insemi nation. j This movie will answer many | of the questions that you have j been asking concerning this method of breeding. This picture | will be shown in Wilkes County according to the following sche ! dule: Monday, February 14, 7:00 p. m., Mountain View school. Tuesday, February 15, 3:30 p. m, Ronda school; 7:00 p. m., Roaring River school. Wednesday, February 16, 4:00 p. m., Mt. Pleasant school; 7:00 p. m., Courthouse, Wilkeeboro. Thursday, February 17, 3:15 p. m., Ferguson school; 7:00 p. m., Millers Creek school. Friday, February 18, 3:15 p. m., Traphill school; 7:00 p. m. Clingman school. I hope it will be possible for every dairy farmer in Wilkes county to attend one of these meetings. Good Teams Coming Here This Week North WilkesbOTO high school basketball teams will play some of northwestern North Carolina's best teams this week. On Tuesday night Sparta boys and girls will play here and on Friday night Barium Springs will play here. Both of these schools are near the top in their respec tive conferences—Sparta in the Highlands conference and Bar ium Springs in the South Pied mont. Kffnrn that Boole to the Uferair. Ask State Funds For School Buildings Date Ulrich Engineer Indiana FM Station Thfe following article from Marian, Indiana, Chronicle, will be of interest here: '•Principles of the FM station and fche values of its operation were I explained by Guy Farns wortli, manager of the Chronicle Publishing Co. FM station, WMHI, at the Rotary club lunch eon meeting today at Hotel Spen cer. ! "Ftirns-worth's talk was illus trated with sound movies. He was assisted by Dane Ulrich, sta tion { engineer. Questions also were j answered after the session. "Tne speaker was presenter by the chairman, Fred Christen. The business meeting was conducted by cj Eugene Dillon, president." Highway Postoffice Wi|l Arrive Friday Ofi Its First Trip { - Inaiigural Program And P iblic Inspection Will E e In" Front City Hall Highwaiy postoffice from the the caty qt Greensboro to Boone will Jiave its inaugural run Fri day, ^February 4. A bublic prlgram will be held Friday, 9:45 a. m., in front of the ijforth Wilkesboro town hall. The {program will be under the sponsorship of the Government Affairs Committee of the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, of which P. W. Eehefman is chairman. Th*>se to take part on the pro gram jvill include Mr. Eshelman, ActiriP Postmaster Maurice E. Walsth, J. B. McKee, Grensboro district superintendent of mails, and jA. C. Popst, assistant gener al superintendent of the third dl vsiiofc. The public is most cordially in vited! to the inaugural program, whicj^, will be a hi^toHry-njakJng event in this part of the state. The 'highway postoffice will be a complete mail service for all type£ of mail and will do much in the way of communications in "discovering" the 'lost provinces' of Northwestern North Carolina. OC its regular Tuns the high wyai postoffice will arrive in Nortji Wilkesboro at 7:34 a. m., and jproc.eed to Boone by way of Launel Springs and the Jeffer sonsj On the return trip the high way ipostoffice will leave here for Greensboro at 4:46 p. m. Mrs. Shook Rites Conducted Friday Funeral service was held Fri day ;afternoon at the home for Mrs.,: Many Ellen Shook, 73, who died; Wednesday morning. Mrs. Shook, for many years, had .been a well known and high ly respected resident of North Willsesbcyro. She was born and reared iij Ashe county, a daugh ter bf the late C. C. and Eliza beth Merriman Kelly. Mrs. Shook was the widow of the !late J. W. Shook, who for mankr yeprs was a prominent hardware merchant in North Wilkesboro. He died in August, 1939. Surviving Mrs. Shook are two daughters and one son: Mrs. U. L. fisher, of Atlanta, Ga.; Miss Luc* Shook and E. A. Shook, of Norijix Wilkesboro. Fnneral service was conducted by Rev. Watt M. Cooper, pas tor ?of the First Presbyterian chui<ch, of which Mrs. Shook was a fsfithful member, and burial was | in Greenwood cemetery in this. city. Farmers Mutual Has Good Year Wilkee tnd Yadkin branch of Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Association held annual meeting this mopth. Report of J. F. Jordan, secre tary-treasurer, showed that 1948 was a fane year for business in the association. There was a large increase i n insurance, which dow totals more than one million | dollars for the branch, and prospects are good for 1949. The report also showed that the association's reserves were in creased'during the year. Officers and directors were re elected for the year. W. M. Ab sher is * president, G. E. Bell is vice president and J. F. Jordan is secretary and treasurer. Polio Campaign Thru This Week; $5,000 Raised Those Who Have Not Do nated Urged to Give This Week; Reports Wanted The polio campaign to raise $12,000 for the infantile pa ralysis fund in Wilkes county will be continued through this week, Sam Ogilvie, chairman, said to day. To date the total reported is only $5,000, and the halfway mark in the campaign has not been reached. The situation is critical, Chairman Ogilvie stated, and if the campaign does not S° over it is very probable that the chapter will not have funds to continue treatment of many of the 42 Wilkes cases who were stricken with the disease in 1948. Among reports to date are re turns from about half of the schools in Wilkes county. Millers Creek school accomplished a splendid j<Jb and collected $541.37 to lekd by far all schools which have reported. Wilkes Junior Chamber of Commerce operated a tub for re ceiving polio gifts in lieu of a dime board and collected $229.60 on the streets Saturday. This set a new record for street collec tions. A» radio show carried out by station WKBC Sunday netted $150.83, which was picked up from donors in North Wilkesboro by Davis Cabs an<j in Wilkesboro by Joines Cabs. To date returns have been re ceived from only a part of the letters sent out to local business firms and individuals. It is re spectfully requested that the checks be sent in this week, in order that the campaign may be completed without further ex tension. Complete ' reports were Hot available today from the bingo party held Saturday night by Li ons and Jaycees. The bingo party was well patronized and hundreds enjoyed the game in the Yadkin Valley Motor company building. A great Part of tk® prizes were purchased and a complete re port on profits was not available today. Wednesday has been designat ed as J'Polio Day" and station WKBC will carry a special pro gram, during which a number oi infantjile paralysis patients will be interviewed over the air. ■iter Makes Its Belated Start In W Ikes On Sunday Wir ter weather reached this vicinit r Sunday after an absence of mc re than 30 days, during which time a freezing tempera ture "i as to be found only in a Tefrigi rator. Sno v began falling here Sun day ai 4:30 p. m. and by ten p. m. ha 1 reached a depth of three inches The snow then turned to sleet i ind rain. Tra fie continued on the high ways, 'but was practical, only with chains!. During the night and early today highway forces clear ed thfl roads of much of the snow and Ice. Despite discomforts, the re turn of wnter weather, absent ■Christmas, was welcomed s area. Continued warm since in thi weath sr would have caused ab normt buds, gered said. 1 development of fruit which would have endan th£ fruit crop, orchardists Mrs. Mary Ronton funeral Sunday Mrf(. Iffary McGlamery Minton, 81, njember of a well known Wilkeb family, died early Friday at her home west of this city. Mrfc. Minton was the widow of the late W. T.N Minton. Surviving are four sons and two daughters: T. O. Minton, Champion; W. C., J. E\ and J. C. Minton, Wilkes boro; Mrs. J. F. Vannoy, Red dies River: Mrs. Floretta Fergu son, Wilkesboro. Funeral service was held Sun day, tWo p. m., at New Hope Bap tist cpurch with Rev. A. W. Eller |in charge. o That Book to th« Ubr»ry Samuel O. Vickery Passes In California Samuel O. Vickery, 64, native of Iredell county and brother of M. A. Vickery, of North Wilkes boro, died early today at his htime in Bakersfield, California. He was born and reared at .Lo ray, a son of the late Wallace and Sarah Stevenson Vickery, but had made his home in Cali fornia for the past thirty years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen Vickery, and two children, Bill Vickery, of the home, and Margaret Vickery, of Los Angeles. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters: M. A. Vickery, North Wilkesboro; James C. Vickery, Chase City, , Va.; Mrs. jarvis Faucette, Guil - , ford College; Mrs. Charles L.. Mc 1 Farland, Riitherfordton. Funeral ftnd burial services will be held at Bakersfield, Cali fornia. Livestock Feeding School In Wilkes To Be Feb. 10th County Agent J. P. Choplin has announced that a livestock feeding school for all farmers and others interested in livestock improvement will beheld on Feb ruary 10 at North Wilkesboro City Hall beginning at 10:00 a. m. Mr. Choplin says that farmers in Wilkes county are turning more and more to keeping live stock as a means of supplement ing their incomes and maintain ing soil fertility through the use of manure. This one day school is scheduled tlo give farmers more information on practical manage ment of beef cattle, hogs, and sheep along with information on the outlook for profitable re turns in livestock farming, and the control of diseases and para sifw. The program will include a re view of the Wilkes county live stock situation by Mr. Choplin, "Outlook information" by John Winfield of the North Carolina Department ot Agriculture, "Con trol of Disealses and Parasites" by J. Conner, Jr., of North Car olina State Extension Division, agement of leef Cattle, Swine and "Practical Feeding and Man and Sheep" by' L. I. Case, Jack Kelley, and Paul Swaffar of the State Extension Service. In addi tion there will be an interesting sound movie ielating to livestock feeding. All Wilkes county farmers in terested in livestock are urged to attend. Thos. Pj Howell Passes At Boomer Thomas PI Howell, 73, widely known citizen of the Boomer oommunity, / died late Saturday night at hie home. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, 7/1 a. m., at Boomer Advent Christian church and bur ial will bp in Zion Hill church cemetery at Boomer. Surviving Mr. Howell are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Howell, two sons and/ three daughters: Mrs. I. C. Church, Wilkesboro; John Tom Howell, Cleveland, Ohio; J. W., Darfj and Ruth Howell, of Boomer. o O. E. S. Food Sale bera doi bring it The Eastern Star will have a food salt i in the Tom Frazier of fice building Saturday, February 12, beginning at 10 o'clock. Mem ating food are asked to fey 9:30. o — Support the Y. M. C. A. Local Groups Seek Organization Aid Throughout State Educational committee of the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in meeting here with educational leaders started a movement for more intensified support of Sen ator Umstead's bill in the state legislature to appropriate $50, ,000,000 to aid counties in erect | tag school buildings, j In addition to the Educatloi committee, several other organi zations were represented in the meeting here, including P.-T. A., Kiwanis, Junior Chamber Com merce, Optimists, Lions, boards of education, county commission ers, Women's Clubs, and other groups. Each organization representee in the meeting here will contact other units of their respective groups throughout the state, more especially in the lower In i come counties, asking that they urge their representatives and senators to support state aid for school building construction, j C. Arthur Venable, committee [ chairman, presided over the meeting. He reviewed activities of the committee in behalf of bet ter educational opportunities is ; Wilkes county and stated the par pose of the meeting, which was to play for a more effective ap I peal for state and federal legis ■ lation for improved public educa tion. Tom S. Jenrette, manager ol the chamber of commerce, talked briefly of the report of the North Carolina Education commission, saying that the budget recom mendations before the state leg islature made provisions for some of the school needs, but contain ed nothing for state aid for school construction. Then he explained the bills introduced to provida for school building funds. Education committee member* present were Dr. J. S. Deans, C. B. Eller, C. C. Faw, Blair GwyC Ira' D. Payne, Dr. H. B. Smith, J. Floyd Woodward and Rufus Church. Others included R. M Brame, Jr., Joe R. Barber, J. B. McCoy, W. H. McElwee, Forrest Tugman, P. E. Brown, Paul Os borne, J. B. Williams, Paul Church, W. J. Bason and C. C Sidden. Another meeting will be helc to map further activities for im proved elucational facilities. A large group will be organized to make a survey of Wilkes county along the lines of the Education Commission's study of the state, and a committee will be formed for information and publicity. Charlie Holland Taken By Death Charles Henry Holland, 80, died late Saturday night &t his home east of the Wilkesboros. Funeral service will be held Tues day, 2:30 p. m., at Fishing Creek Baptist church. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the service. Mr. Holland was one of the most widely known men in Wilkes county and for decades had been one of the most exten sive land owners in this part of the state. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Anderson Holland, and 12 sons and daughters: Mrs. Emma Johnson, Elkin; Mrs. Ver tie Johnson, Wilkesboro; Clay Holland, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Anne Anderson, Luther Holland, Mrs. Grace Wise and Frank H. Holland, of Wilkesboro: James Holland, North Wilkesboro; Mrs. Mae Duncan, Wilkesboro; Mrs. Myrtle Benton, North Wilkes boro ; Royal Holland, Wilkes boro; Mrs. Lillie Spicer Gettys burg, Pa. Also surviving • is one sister, Mrs. Emma Staley, of Wil kesboro route two. REINS-STURDIVANT BURIAL ASSOCIATION HAS GOOD YEAR j Reins-Sturdlvant Mutual Bur ial Assf elation, with home office in Nort i Wilkesboro and branch es In several other northwestern North Carolina cities and towns, ended I he year with a member ship- 01 76,590 ana surplus of $211,413.41, report of W. K. Sturdiv int, secretary - treasurer, here st owed. This association, largest of its kind ir the nation, enddd 194S with cish assets totaling $222, 962.8'5. Over $200,000 of this a mount is,, invested in government bonds and building and loan stocks. During the year the Reins Sturdivant Burial Association ac cepted 7,627 new members. The association has grown very rap idly sinc£ it was established here several years ago In accord ance of provisions of the North Carolina insurance department; Regular assessments on uniform, rates are made quarterly.

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