no THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT OUR CITY 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 4f 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 ferson. 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 out. 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 boro. 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 organizations. 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 the.car 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 courthouse. 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 Thursday. 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 canvass Chairma continued that repori the job ca ious comm ed out th« Foundatio ed to the Grays 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 tte. 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 SWEET GIRL GRADUATES—Twin Sisters, Mrs. 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 graduates 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. ( iWWWHWWWWWWW G. O. P. Speaker MWMttMMHHtMWMMHHUM 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 evening. 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.