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illation For Infantile
Paralysis spent over $20,000
CTWilkes Polio Victims in
Poai of the January
campaign is $12,000. *
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over
North Wilkesboro has a
trading radios of 50 miles,,
serving 100,000 people in
Northwestern Carolina.
42 Years
Vol. 43, No. 83 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, February 3, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Two From Wilkes May Court Attendants at Appalachian
Boone—Among the May Court Attendants chosen at Appalachian State Teach
efikcollege this week were two young ladies from Wilkes county. Pictured here
are all the attendants, who are: Top row, senior attendants, Jerry Crouch of
Mooresville, Martha Peeler of Gold Hill, and Sara Frances Weast of Mt. Ulla.
Second row, junior attendants, Peggy Oaborne of Cordele, Georgia, Jonnie Ruth
Turner of High Point, Audrey Bauguess of Lomax, and sophomore attendant
Dorothy Hart of Charlotte. Bottom rowj sophomore attendant, Martha Laws of
I Moravian Falls, and freshman attendants Mary and Martha Austin, twins, of
I 'Shulls Mills.
Everybody Invited
to Inspect Highway
Postoffice Friday
Inaugural Ceremonies For
New and Improved Mail
Service 10:00 a. m.
A highway postoffice, with all
the facilities of a railway mail
car, will make its inaugural run
between Greensboro and Boone
Friday, February 4.
To welcome this new and vast
ly improved mail service, the
public is cordially invited to in
augural ceremonies to be held
Friday morning, 10:00 in front of
the North Wilkesboro town hall
"when the highway postoffice
matajes its first arrival on a trial
ith mail.
Thc> North Wilkesboro high
school band will begin playing in
front?of the town hall at 9:45
and entertain the crowd until ar
rival of the highway postoffice,
k'which is now scheduled for 10:00.
P. W. Eshelman, chairman of
the Governmental Affairs com
mittee of the Chamber of Com
merce, will open the public pro
gram, which«will continue for a
bout ten minutes. Others on the
program will be Postmaster
Maurice Walsh, J. B. McGee, dis
trict superintendent of mails, and
other postal officials. Represen
tative C. B. Deane, who worked
untiringly in securing this added
service for northwestern North
Carolina, was invited to partici
pate but because of pressing du
ties in Washington stated he
could not be here and expressed
his regrets.
During the program recogni
tion will be givei^to the fine co
operation received from cham
ber of comerce an<j civic clubs,
and postmasters along the route
in efforts tQ obtain this service;
also recognition for the work of
Representative C. B. Deane, R.
L. Doughton, John Folger and
Thurmond Chatham, and Sena
tors Clyde Hoey, W. B. Umstead,
and J. M. Broughton.
On regular schedule after Fri
day the highway postoffice will
leave Greensboro at 3:30 a. m.,
arrive at North Wilkesboro at
7:34 and proceed to Boone by
•way of Laurel Springs and the
Jeffersons, arriving at Boone at
10:45 a. m. It will leave Boone
for Greensboro at 1:45 p. m.
and leave North Wilkesboro at
4:46 p. m. on the return trip.
'"VThe first trips in each case
be utilised for handling first
■ay covers only. No other mail
prill be handled.
Distinctive cachets and post
marking stamps have been fur
nished to the clerks assigned to
the first trips.
First day covers received at the
outer termlnas of the run vrill
already be postmarked with the
"First Trip" postmark supplied
the Postmaster by the Depart
ment. The cachet stamp will have
been applied to all letters in
which there is room for same.
The clerks will apply the "First
Trip" postmark to all covers re
ceived en route and the cachet
to such covers if sufficient space
is provided therefore
Itinerary Given
By Tax Collectors
For Income Taxes
Will Be In Office In North'
Wilkesboro February 28
Through March 15
James R. Kenerly and Paul G.
Knight, deputy collectors -of in
ternal revenue stationed in North
Wilkesboro, have announced the
schedule of appointments for as-'
sisting people of Wilkes, Ashe,
and Watauga counties in filing
income tax returns prior to the
March 15 deadline.
February 14 through February
18 they will be at the postoffice
in Boone.
On February 21 they will be in
their office in the Bank of North
Wilkesboro building in North
Wilkesboro. i
February 24 and 25 they will
be at the town hall in West Jef
February 28 through March
15 they will be in their office in1
North Wilkesboro. !
Employes are asked to obtain
form W-2 from their employers;
before starting to fill out income i
tax returns. Form W-2 when it
is properly filled out by the em- j
ployer gives the amount of wag-!
es or salary paid and the amount I
of tax withheld during the year.
Those who contact the collectors
for assistance or advice in filing
returns should have with them
the W-2 forms properly filled
Sgt. Alec Grist, of Lenoir, visit
ed his aunt, Mrs. A. Cashion,
and othe» relatives and friends
here Tuesday.
Roby D. Hincher
Passes Suddenly
Roby D. Hincher, 61, well
known farmer of the Cricket
community wejt of this. city,
died unexpectedly early Wednes
day at his home.
Coroner I. M. Myers, who made
a routine investigation of the
death, said that Mr. Hincher
mentioned a pain in his chest and
numbness in his arms. He reclin
ed on the bed and died. Death
was attributed to a heart attack.
Funeral service will b eheld
Friday at 10:30 a. m., at Union
Methodist church.
Surviving Mr. Hincher are his
wife, Mrs. Flonie Hincher, and
the following sons and daugh
ters: Mrs. (I. E. Osborne, "Crick
et: Mrs. John Cant, Mrs. J. H.
Anderson, Floyd, William and
Ernest Hincher, of North Wilkes
Token By Peoth
Funeral service was held
Tuesday afternoon at Fishing
Creek Baptist church for
Charles H. Holland, 80, wide
ly known Wilkes citizen who
died Saturday night at his
home east of Wilkesboro.
"Progressive Wilkes" Will Be Shown
Three Days At Liberty Theatre
"Progressive Wilkes County,"
Wilkes' own motion picture, "will
be shown Sunday, Monday and'
Tuesday, February 6, 7, and 8, J
at the Liberty Theatre.
This picture well depicts the |
progressive enterprise of Wilkes
people, and the cameras in pro
duction of the picture caught
many hundreds of local citizens,
whose images will be flashed on
the silver screen.
A preview of this picture re
vealed nothing amateurish about
the production. The photography
is excellent and is on par witht
high type professional produc
tions. The narration is accurate
and distinct and the entire job
was well done.
Sponsored by many of the lead
ing business firms in this com
munity, "Progressive Wilkes
County" will show many points
of scenic interest as well as com
mercial and industrial activity.
Production of the movie, which
was in process several weeks, was
fully sanctioned by the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce.
The local movie, which runs 35
minutes, will be In addition to
lie regular movie program.
R. R. Church Will
Be Chairman Red
Cross Fund Drive
Extensive Campaign Plann
ed Toj Raise County's
Red Cross Goal
i —
R. R. £hurch, prominent Wil
kesboro 'citizen and for many
years a civic leader in the Wilkes-1
boros, has accepted the position
as chairman of the Red Cross j
fund campaign in Wilkes county
in 1949. f
Attorney Larry S. Moore, chap
ter chairman, announced the ap
pointment} of Mr. Church this
week and, stated that the chapter
had selected an excellent leader
for the task that lies ahead in
raising fijnds to aid the chapter
to carry dn its great work during
the year.
Mr. Church, president of Mid
way Ponjiac company, has long
been associated with public, civ
ic and church life in the Wilkes
boros anfl is well and favorably
known throughout this section of
the state) For many years he has
also been active in church work,
is a meniber of the North Wilkes
boro Kiyanis club and fraternal
The newly appointed chairman
plans to perfect a county organi
zation with a worker for every
community to assist in raising
the Red Cross funds, during the
March cjampaign. In addition to
funds to carry on the fine work
of the \yilkes chapter, sufficient
funds will be raised to assis^ hte
National Red Cross finance its
great pirogram of humanitarian
work throughout the nation and
the world.
Glenn Andrews Is
Injured When Hit
By A Stolen Auto
Car Taken From 10th Street
Crashed Into Andrews'
Gar Near Boomer
,'A ca\ stolen froS^enffTst
here Ttaesday night by en un
identified party crashed into a
car drifen by Glenn R. Andrews,
prominent North Wilkesboro auto
dealer,'on the Lenoir highway a
bout one hour after it was stolen,
officer^ said here today.
William T. Cheek, who ope
rates & jewelry shop in the Gil
reath Shoe Shop building, parked
his 19^9 Chevrolet near the cor
ner of Tenth and B streets about
eight p;. m. He walked into a res
taurant for a sandwich and stepp
ed out to get his car. It was gone.
Nean 9:30 p. m. Mr. Andrews
was driving at 1946 Hudson to
ward Wilkesboro on highway 18
near Roomer when a car on the
wrong ,side of the road crashed
into the car he was driving, bad
ly daiAaging both cars. Mr. An
drews • sustained a severely cut
and bruised knee - and when he
got oqt of the wreck the driver
of which hit him had left
the saene of the crash. It was
later 'earned that the car which
hit Mr. Andrews' car was the
one which had been stolen here.
Safety Patrol At
Wilkesboro High
A safety patrol has been or
ganized a t Wilkesboro high
'school. The purpose of the patrol
is to protect the children going
to and from school each day. Pa
trolmen are places at intersec
tions and crossings, and they are
receiving full co-operation from
students and townspeople.
The Junior Chamber of Com
merce! the sponsors of the patrol,
furnished the badges and belts
for the boys. Lieutenant Edgar
Terrell, the leader, is stationed
at the crossing beside the school,
Clay Anderson is stationed at the
cros8iag at Tyre Bumgarner's
store, 'Dale Minton at the post of
fice crossing, and Joe Gambill
I at ther Midway crossing.
Blue Ridge Tractor
CoL Is New Business
Firm In Wilkesboro
Blute Ridge Tractor company
is the name of the new business
firm flow open for business in
Wilkepboro opposite the Wilkes
R. -H. Transou is manager of
the new firm, which Invites a
visit trom all who are interested
in faiim implements, tractors and
farm machinery.
The Blue Ridge Tractor com
pany 'will sell the famous Ford
tractate and a complete line of
Dearborn farm Implements.
Head Red Cross Drive
R. R. Church, of Wilkesboro,
will be chairman of the fund
campaign for the Wilkes chap
ter of the American Red Cross.
Election Results
Wilkes Chamber
Here Announced
Six Members Elected To
' Board of Directors; Meet
ing February 10
Directors of the Wilkes Cham
ber of Commerce, including the
six elected by ballot of the mem
bership this month, will meet
Thursday, February 10, ten a. m.,
to elect officers , for the year and
adopt a budget.
The six elected for a three-year
term were E. G. Finley, Blair
Gwyn, A. F. Kilby, Paul Osborne,
L. S. Spainhour and C. Arthur
Venable. On the board they re
place R. G. Finley, C. J. Swof
ford, E. F. Gardner, W. K. Stur
divant, J. R. Hix and Russell
Gray, Jr., whose terms expired at
the end of 1948. The board is
composed of 18 members, with
;ix elected each year for a three
year term.
The executive committee of
-the .hoard will meet on. Tuesday,
February 8, four p. m., to make
budget recommendations for the
board of directors meeting on
Officers to be elected Thursday
will be president, vice president,
treasurer and national councilor.
The president, vice president,
treasurer and manager will form
the'executive committee.
Legion Meeting
Wilkes post number 125 of
the American Legion will meet
tonight at the Legion clubhouse.
A large attendance of members is
earnestly requested.
Polio Fund
Is $7,000
Ask More Work
To Reach High
Goal This Week
Number Of Projects Raise
Substantial ums; Schools
Are Now Reporting
\ .
Polio fund in Wilkes county
has reacheil the $7,0Q0 mark but
$5,000 is nseded to reach the goal
of $12,000 Sam Ogilvie, cam
paign and chapter chairman, re- \
ported to lay. The campaign,
originally scheduled to end Feb
ruary 1, vas continued through
this week in Wilkes.
Mr. Ogi vie reported that re
ports have been received from a
majority o' the schools and oth
ers are ex jected this week. Mul
berry elementary school, Mr. Og
ilvie said, did an exceptional job
in raising $376.25.
Radio s nation WKBC here on j
Wednesdaj with a poli0 program !
raised approximately $425. A re-1
port from the bingo party held
Saturday light showed a profit
of $175 alter prizes had been
paid for.
Today d canvass of the busi
ness distr ct was made here as
a reminder to those who have
not mailed in their checks, and to
contact pe-sonnel in many stores
and office i which had not been
reached during the campaign.
Members <
boro Libn
that repori
the job ca
ious comm
ed out th«
ed to the
f the North Wilkes
club conducted the
n Ogilvie asked for
work this week and
s be sent in as early as
n be completed in var
unities. He again point
fact that the National
during 1948 advanc
Wilkes chapter about
$25,000 tib pay for treatment of
42 -palio-utasea Jn Wilkes county
during the worst epidemic in the
county's history.
3uy Former
Morrison Property
Jray, Sr., A. R. Gray,
William Gray have pur
former Morrison home
ifci Wilkesboro from Bu
jr development of this
property by the new
J1 for erection of three
es on the southeastern
the lots. The north
3ides will be developed
ess property.
Salem Alumnae To Meet In Elkin 8th
John W. White of Wilkesboro, left, ind Mrs. James E.
Spainhour of North Wilkesboro, tight, the former
Misses Pearl and Ruby Sydnor of Richmond, Va., are
shoyrn at their graduation from Salem College, Win
ston-Salem, with the class of 189S. M rs. White and Mrs.
Spainhour will be among those from Wilkesboro, North
Wilkesboro nad Elkin attending an organizational
meeting of a Salem Alumnae chapter
p. m. at the Gilvin Roth Y. M. C. A.
, Tuesday at 12:30
j Elkin—Alumnae of Salem col
lege, Winston-Salem, living in El
kin, Wilkesboro and North Wil
kesboro will meet at the Gilvin
Roth Y.M.C.A. here Tuesday at
,12:30 p m. for a luncheon meet
1 ing. The purpose of the meeting
is to form a Salem College Alum
(nae chapter.
Miss Leila Graham Marsh,
Alumnae secretary at the college,
iwill be present to give news of
thfi campus and of the recently
completed alumnae house, the
John W.
and Mrs.
North W
twin sist
ucer Penn house. _
those expected to at
meeting will be Mrs.
White, of Wilkesboro,
James E. Spainhour, of
lkesboro, the former
Misses P sari and Ruby Sydnor,
ers of Richmond, Va.,
of the class of 1895.
Also attending will be Mrs. J. S.
Atkinson, of thig city, the form
er Miss lfae Butner, who gradu
ated with the class of 1898. (
G. O. P. Speaker
Senator Harry Cain, at the
state of Washington, will ad
dress the annual Lincoln Day
dinner at Hotel Robert E. Lee
In Winston-Salem Saturday,
February 12, six p. m.
Cain Will Address
Republicans At
Lincoln Dinner
Winston-Salem. — The annual
Lincoln Day Dinner for the State
of North Carolina will be held in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
on February 12, 1949. This din
\ ner is sponsored by North Caro
lina Young Republicans and is
! held in connection with their
State Convention. All sessions
will be held in the Robert E. Lee
Hotel. At lfljdo a. m. there, will
be held the annual stal^Wht* -
declamation contest, which Is
open to all high school students
in the State. The subject this
year is "The Republican Party
ana the Future." A $100 first,
prize is given by S. J. Craver, of
this city, in memory of his father,
the late James E. Craver, of
Clemmons. The prize is known
as the James E. Craver Declama
tion Prize. The winner and the
second choice in the declamation
contest will appear on the pro
gram of the Lincoln Day Dinner
to be held in the Ball Room of
the Hotel at 6:00 p. m. in the
At ll:oo a. m. the state Re
publican Executive Committee is
expected to meet in the Hotel for
its annual meeting and to trans
act whatever business may coma
before it. At 2:00 p. m. the
North Carolina Young Republi
can Convention will be held on
the roof of the Hotel, at which
time state officers of the Young
Republican organization will be
elected. This session will be
presided over by W. L. Stafford,
of this city, who is president of
the organization. The address of
welcome will be given by Miss
Ruby Kent, secretary-treasurer of
the Forsyth County Young Re
publican Club, with the response
by B. T. iHenderson, II, of Wake
Forest College. The convention
will be keynoted by William R.
Newcomb, of Duke University,
and Charlie Long, of the Univer
sity of North Carolina.
fin the evening at 6:^0 p. m.
the Lincoln Day Dinner will be
held in the ball room of the
Robert E. Lee Hotel with Harry
P. Cain, Senator from the State
of Washington, as the principal
speaker. Others appearing on the
program will be William Cobb,
o f Morganton, toastmaster;
Charles F. Benbow, of Winston
Salem, address of welcome, with
the response by Worth Little,
Clerk of Superior Court of Stan
ley county, Albemarle. Mrs. W. B.
Stevens, of Lenoir, will render a
solo. "God Bless America," and
Elizabeth Kent, 0f Mitchell Col
lege, Statesville, will speak Lin
coln's Gettysburg Address. Oth
ers expected to appear on the
program for the dinner will in
clude Sim A. DeLapp, of Lexing
ton, who is State Chairman of the
Republican Executive Committee;
Mrs. William Preston Few, of
Durham, National Committee
woman, and J. B. Broyhill, of
Lenoir, National Committeeman.
Tickets to the dinner- mi£y be
had from Buford T. Henderson,
chairman of the arrangements
committee, P. O. Box 19S8i, Win
ston-Salem, North Carolina. The
price of tickets is $6.00 each.

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