THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT The JournalxPatriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "Stqte of Wilkes" Fo^Over 42 Years on CITY roue- if F Foundation For Infantile Paralysis spent over $20,000 for Wilkes Polio Victims in 1948. Goal of the January campaign is $12,000. ^■■ ,| , Vol. 43, No. 84 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Monday, February 7, l|949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center North Wilkesboro has a trading radius of 60 miles, serving 100,000 people ini Northwestern Carolina. DISTRICT SCOUT COMMITTEE WILL MEET FEBRUARY 8 Robert S. Glbbe, chairman of the Wilkes District of the Old' Hickory Council, Boy Scoots of America, has Issued the follow ing announcement: "The regular monthly meeting of the Wilkes District of the Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be held at the| Duke Power Company office. North Wilkeeboro, at 7:30 p. m., Tuesday, February 8. "This will be an Important meeting as we will plan our yeaT's program this time. Please be present." u Scouts Observe Boy Scout Week In The District Troop 34 Camping At Corn er C and 4th Streets All This Week Boy Scouts of the Wilkes dis trict have a number of activities under way for Boy Scout Week, which began Sunday and will ^^fpntinue through Saturday. * one of the outstanding pro jects here to call attention of the tfpublic to Scouting Is the encamp ment of troop 34 of the First Baptist church. Troop 34 is camping all this week at the corner of 4th and C streets In North Wilkesboro. The public 1b cordially invited to inspect the camp and equip ment daily from four until sev en p. m. The Scouts there have a fine display of camping equip ment and will be glad to receive visitors interested in learning more about Scouting. Of particular interest during Boy Scout Week is a Scout win dow at Belk's Department store. This window shows complete equipment of Boy Scouts, and the public is invited to give it close attention. Free Show For Scouts On Saturday morning, Febru ary 12. nine o'clock, the Allen. Theatre will present a special show for Scouts. All Scouts in Wilkes and adjoining counties will be admitted free by showing their registration cards. A splen did movie of especial interest to young people will be shown. Caldwell Man Is Held For Theft Of Auto Tuesday .Paul Pennell Driver Car <%1 Which Struck Glenn An drews' Automobile Paul Pennell, 24, resident of the Kings Creek community of the eastern part ot Caldwell coun ty, has been arrested on cnarge of stealing a car here Tuesday night, and for crashing the stol en car into a car driven by Glenn Andrews, of this city, near Boom er an hour after the car was stolen. Penhell was taken Friday by State Highway .Patrolmen R. H. Dillon tnd * J. A. Reeves. They found him hiding out near his home, and they quoted his as having admitted taking a car here because he wanted to get to Lenoir. The stolen car was the property of William T. Cheek, a North Wilkesboro jeweler who had parked his car on the street to go into a cafe for supper. Near Boomer the stolen car hit Mr. Andrews' car, badly dam aging both vehicles. Driver of the stolen car ran from the scene. Mr. Andrews sustained painful ' kffe<§ Injuries. Pennell is in jail at Wilkes boro. * Optimists To View School Film Feb. 8 Howard Strader In Charge Of Program And Will Present Mr. Woodward Members of the North Wilkes boro Optimist club will meet to morrow at noon at iHotel Wilkes, President Maurice E. Walsh an nounced tpday. The meeting will ^atwt promptly at 12 o'clock. All members are urged to be present. OpTimist Howard Strader will be in cKarge of the program, and he will present to the club mem bers and guests. Prof. J. Floyd Woodward, superintendent of the city schools, who will show the educational motion picture that' shows the great need for ezpan-j sion of the school system In the ' state. Highway Postoffice Service Is Public Program Is Carried Out Here On Friday Appropriate ceremonies were held here Friday morning wel coming the inauguration of high way postoffice mail service from Greensboro to Boone. Prom a patriotically decorated platform in front of the North Wilkesboro town hall a brief pro gram was carried out before a crowd who had gathered to in spect the highway postoffice and welcome district mail officials on the first trip of the postoffice on wheels. The North Wilkesboro high school band played three numbers to open the program. Maurice E. Walsh, North Wilkesboro's act ing postmaster and who helped lead the movement for this im proved service, preside^ in the absence of P. W. Eshelman, who was ill. Mr. Eshelman as chair man of the Governmental Affairs committee of the Wilkes Cham j ber of Commerce was slated to be in charge of the program. 1 PoRtm astnr Walah stated that the movement for this improved ] mail service in northwestern North Carolina was started May 1, ( 1948, in a meeting of Wilkes Chamber of Commerce officials | and postal authorities, asking a j highway postoffice route from Greensboro to Johnson City, i Tenn. Because of road conditions, I the Tennessee end of the route has not been approved. He recog nized the valuable efforts of Representatives C. B. Deane, , John Folger, R. L. Doughton Thurmond Chatham and Sena- , tors Clyde Hoey, William B Umstead and J. Melville Drough ton. A. C. Bopst, assistant general superintendent of mails, spoke briefly, stating this was the 30th highway postoffice route estab boro, district superintendent, al so made brief remarks and ex pressed appreciation for coopera tion in efforts t0 establish the route. He said that schedule ad justments may be made after the service has become established. Others ^>n the platform and who were recognize^ were Dewey ! Martin, who was reared in the Millers Creek community and is now assistant district superinten dent of mails; Harold Powell and Pat Kelly, reporters from the Winston-Salem Journal and Sen tinel; Dwight Nichols, editor of The Journal-Patriot; T. S. Ken erly, mayor of North Wilkesboro; M. F. Bumgarner, Wilkesboro postmaster; R. M. Brame, Jr., president of Wilkes Chamber of Commerce; Tom Jenrette, man ager of Wilkes Chamber of Com merce; J. B. Williams, past presi dent Chamber of Commerce; J. G. Hackett, a former North Wil kesboro postmaster; Ralph Mar tin, Ronda postmaster. The program here was broad cast over radio station WKBC. Tom Jenrette, in behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, expressed thanks to the following groups and individuals for their aid in making the program possible: School Supt. J. Floyd Woodward, and Miss Eva Bingham, director, for the North Wilkesboro high school band; Wilkes Transporta tion company, for free transpor tation of the band to and from the school; Cecil iHayes, street superintendent, and his force for erecting platform; highway pa trol and city police for escort of highway postoffice and traffic di rection; Hotel Wilkes, for flags; Tomlinson's department store, for decorations; Reins - Sturdivant Funeral home for public address system; The Journal-Patriot and radio station WKBC for publicity. While the highway postoffice paused for the program, many people went through the 27-ton vehicle and had a look at the mail facilities, which are prac tically the same as In a railway mail car. The large vehicle is equipped with automatic sander for use on snow and Ice. On regular schedule the high way postoffice will arrive in North Wilkesboro from Greens boro at 7:34 a. m. It will arrive from Boone on the return trip at 4:46 p. m., and arrive back in Greensbor0 about nine p. m. to connect with mail line railway schedules there. Eastern Star Meet Wilkes chapter of the Eastern Star will meet Thursday, 7:30 p. m., according to announcement by Mrs. Winnie Duncan, W. M.t and Mrs. Lorene Webber, secre tary. imimuiiimuii HIGHWAY POSTOFFICE SERVICE INAUGURATED IN 1 iTiiiiiiii|i mint [THIS CITY ma com lei ce offic als and others who. I secu e I — (} h i Prld y, phot i Nort l posti ia^ter, as 1 the plaiifcd rive< serv ce. aii aJthoritiea aii e<j ill tT better At le ft is si own the high- ■ way po stoffice as crowds In spected it on it inaugural ran Pebrua y 4. The top iows Ma iircie E. Walsh, Wilkes >oro's acting e presided over ha^gural ptogram and ex the bei efits to he do f[om hig iway postoff ice On th i platform are chamber of o movement to nail facilities. to jo By jane's Studio). Conference Tournament Is Slated For Wilkekoro North Wilkesboro Safety Patrol Is Aid To Children The North Wilkesboro high school under the sponsorship of the Junior Chamber of Com merce now has a Safety Patrol of twelve boys patroling the dnager spots in the vicinity of the school. The Safety Patrol is com posed of the following boys from grades six, seven, and eight: Carley Welborne, Captain; Jer ry Absher, Lieutenant; Bill Rea vis, Lieutenant; Jimmy Swofford, Arthur Venable, J. C. Watkins, Charles Lloyd, Bobby Wooten, Willard Minton, Thomas Finley, Terry Wayland, Lee Absher, T. A. Welborne. The Junior Chamber of Com merce promoted this roganization and furnished the boys with the standard American Automobile Association Safety Patrol belts and badges. The Jaycee Safety Committee is as follows: Jim Mc Alister, chairman, Richard John ston and William Gray. These boys were given a preparatory training course by the North Wilkesboro high school safety committee and the North Wilkes boro police force. The patrol was AUTC/£>tUll uu UWOIUUCI I 1U me presence of the entire student body. ' m The purpose of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in doing this is to make the streets of the city a safer place for the school children in going to and from school. It is the duty of these boys to direct pedestrian traffic, take the license numbers of speeding cars, and to help smaller children in crossing the street. The North Wilkesboro high school and the Junior Chamber of Commerce urge all motorists to assist in this Safety program by reducing speed in the vicinity of the school. This example of cooperation between a civic organization and the school illustrates the new principle underlying modern edu cational philosophy, that of in tegrating the school with the needs and resources of the com munity. Food consumption by Ameri cans this year will probably be about the same as in 1948. Little Theatre Meet I Scheduled Tonight ■; I a! meeting of The Community Little Theatre is called for Mon day; evening 7:30, February 7th, at the Dance Studio in the Crow Budding on C street. A short business session will precede the reading and try out for ^ parts in the three one-act plays to be given the last of Feb ruary. Everyone who is interested is invited to come, and Join the Little Theatre at this meeting. i o Mrs. Chatham, 92, Is Taken_By Death Jprs. Nancy Jane Chatham, 92', one of Wilkes' oldest residents, die3 early Saturday at her home in Ithe Gilreath community. She haq[ been in normal health Until about a year ago and for the past sevjeral weeks has been very ill. Funeral service was held Sun da}, 2:30 p. m., at Mt. Pisgah church. Revs. Noah Hayes, J. P. Robinson and L. T. Younger con ducted the service. Surviving Mrs. Chatham are ono son ana four daughters: T. Wj Chatham, North Wilkesboro vrtii ♦ a t V» i*ao • M i'qo T ytm'a PViatham Damascus, Va.; Mrs. Pearl Good night, Oilreath; Mrs. Blanche Johnson, Hiddenite; Mrs. Bra Barnett, Gllreath. (Also surviving Mrs. Chatham ara 39 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. pira. Chatham was the wife of the late Thomas Chatham, wide ly ' known farmer an<j for many years a member of the Masonic lo^ge. Mrs. Chatham was a mem ber of the Eastern Star, and ovpr a long period was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist church in the Gilreath commun ity. ) o lit ,ural electrification specialists of jthe U. S. Department of Agri culture point out that one kilo watt-hour of electricity—costing only a few cents—will d0 about the same amount of work as a strong man working hard for 24 hours, or three eight-hour days. J — uo -4j The availability of potash has improve^ through the ex pansion of plants in recent years. Highlands Schools Team Will Play j In Wilkesboro North Wifkesboro Lions Club Willi Sponsor Out standing (Sports Event ^First annual- basketball tourna ment of the highlands Athletic conference wil be held in Wil kesboro February 16, 17, 18 and 19. I Date of the tournament was set in a meeting of the conference ! executive committee held in Wil I kesboro. It is expected that nine schools will enter boys and girls in the tournament. The schools which ' are slated to participate are j Sparta, Elkifl, Jonesville, Wilkes ' bo*o, Boone, Taylorsville, Gran ite Falls, Maiden and Valdese. Jonefeville and Glen Alpine are new jmemDers 01 me cumereiice, whicji ;was formed in the latter part ojf 1947, but Glen Alpine I will n< it enter athletic competi tion ui til the 1949 football sea son. x On the conference executive commit :ee are 8upt. Carpenter, of Elk n, conference president; R.. W. Starnes, of Granite Falls, secretaiy; Principal Wm, T. Long, of Wilkesboro; Coach Watts, of Elkin! and Honeycutt, of Vale ese. Anot Ler meeting will be held this we ik to arrange pairings and schedule for the tournament. Wilk ;sboro was selected as site of the conference tournament because, of its central location and spacious gymnasium, which can seat over 1,000 spectators. The North Wilkesboro Lions Club w 11 be sponsor of the tour naSnent and will be responsible foj tic cet sales and myriads of arrangi ments for the event. W. D. Jesier is tournament director. The Highlands Conference cage meet v ill be the first conference tourna aent for any type of high school athletics to be held in this commt nity nad is expected to at tract i ide interest among sports fans ii Northwestern North Car olina. o Agr inomy schools for Negro neight orhood leaders have Just bepn lompleted In eight south easter: i counties of the State. Wilkes Chamber ; Approves Measure Share Power Tax ; Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in a recent letter by R. M. Brame, Jr., president, to tbe joint ap propriations committee of the legislature in Raleigh expressed approval for a proposal now In the legislature for cities and towns to share in the six per cent franchise tax now being collect ed by the state from power com panies. x Polio Fund Lacks $8,107.33 Is Total Square Dance Planned Sat urday Night At Wilkes boro; Drive Is On Polio fund in Wilkes county climbed to $8,107.33 at the end of the week but lacks almost $4,000 reaching the quota of $12,000, Sam Ogilvie, campaign chairman, stated today. In view of the fact that some ~ A_ 1 i v|»vt vg "u»d uui, uccu lovoircU) probably due to bad weather dur ing the week, the campaign is being extended through this week, Mr. Ogilvie said. One of the outstanding events for raising money this week will be a square dance to be held Sat urday night in Wilkesboro gym nasium. Sponsors are planning plenty of entertainment for the ■event. . During the week Skyland Tex tile company reported a total of •$218.50 with 100 per cent of employes contributing. 1 Bills continue to pour in at a rapid rate for treatment of many of the 42 cases in Wilkes during the past year who are still in hospitals. "Unless this campaign Ls successful, there is a probabil ity that there will not be suf ficient money to provide the un fortunate victims of polio the treatment they must have to re cover," Mr. Ogilvie said. • ; c — Manufacturers To Make Souvenirs For Executives * Three manufacturers in North Wilkesboro will make souvenirs to be given delegates at the 41st annual convention of the South ern Association of Chamber of Commerce executives to be held in Winston-Salem March 27-29. The three here who will make and give souvenirs publicizing this community are Oak Furni ture company, Wilkes Hosiery Mills company and Carolina Mir ror Corporation. o The 309 QM Service Company *111 rncci. ai/ tuu v/tij man tu North Wilkesboro on Wednes day .evening, Feb. 9th at 7 p. m. All members are urged to attend. L. MILLER, Oapt. Km.C. Commanding. Geodetic Survey Subject Address At Kiwanis Meet C. Arthur Venable was in charge of the Kiwanis program, Friday, February 4th. He pre sented Lt. Commander L. W. Swanson who discussed the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Lt. Com mander Swanson is in charge of the work in this section. "Friday, January 28th, Supt. J. Floyd# Woodward presented a firm strip and lecture on the neBds of the schools in North Carolina as recommended by the • State Education Commission. The club passed a resolution urging the General Assembly to make provision at this session to aid the counties in the building of? school buildings. At the last meeting on motion of Paul Os borne and duly carried, the club parsed a resolution to contact all Kiwanis Clubs in North Carolina I and urge them to pass resolutions j urging their representatives to {support the Umstead Bill In the ; Legislature to appropriate |50, 000,000.00 from the General Fund Surplus for aid in erecting and equipping school buildings. Mr. L. H. Snyder, manager J. C. Penney company store here, was accepted as a new member of the club. Guests of the club were Mr. A. G. Broomfield, of Bristol, Tenn., with Joe Barber, Sgt. A. H. Clark with John Walker, John E. Jus tice III, Frank W. Quinn, West Hartford, Conn, and R. B. D#m won, Burnsville; N. J. students at Yale University with John E. Justice, Jr. Lions Club Favors State Fuds To Aid Jn School Ask Less .Auto Inspections Or More Facilities; Wood ward Shows Film Following a showing of a film by J. Floyd Woodward, superin tendent of North Wilkesboro schools, which depicted the de plorable plight of schools in North Carolina, the North Wil kesboro Lions Club here Friday evening passed a resolution en dorsing the recommendations of the commission appointed to make a study of the schools, and strongly endorsed the Umstead bill to provide $50,000,000 In state funds to aid counties In erecting school buildings. The club also went on record favoring only one auto inspection per year with present facilities, ■or"two inspections if sufficient ' facilities are provided to accom odate the people without long delays or inconvenience. { The Lions Club will sponsor the Highlands Conference bas Iketball tournament to be held in Wilkesboro February 16 through 19. W. D. Jester was appointed tournament chairman for ar rangements. The program was in charge of Shoun Kerbaugh, Roy Crous® and Frank Stafford. J. Floyd Woodward, superintendent o f the North Wilkesboro schools, showed slide films prepared by the commission appointed to make a study of North Carolina's school system. Using the films as a basis, Supt. Woodward elaborated on the commission's findings and recommendations. Some of the facts pointed out were as fol lows: Only 15 of 60 children en tering school in North Carolina graduate on time; only 54 per cent of students entering high school graduate on time, the per centage of graduates on time be ing greater in larger schools; on ly 98 of 950 high schools have 300 or* more pupils; grade A teachers decreased by 2^000 la five years; 33-pupil teacher load in North Carolina is largest in nation; North Carolina ranks 38 th in 48 states in average teacher salary; teachers with four years college begin with sal ary of $1,620 and earn only $2, 169 after 11 years experience; commission recommends $2,400 beginning salary for college graduates, up to $3,600 for 12 years experience; high school bus drivers do better job than adult drivers; many buses make two and three trips with children leaving home before daylight and returning after dark; all mem-* bers of all boards of education should be elected by the people of their respective districts; $150,000,000 needed for school buildings in the state. The commission found by questionnaires to school patrons that 69 per cent of the people want the best schools in the na tion, 24 per cent want schools up to national average, an<| three per cent want schools up to southern average; 98 per cent of the people believe expenditures for education good economic In vestment; 69 per cent are willing to pay whatever taxes are nec essary to bring schools up to national average; 23 per cent would favor paying somewhat 4 <vk A* tfiTAfl With the club Friday evening were representatives from other iLlons clubs in this zone. These included: W. H. Duhling and Bob Wood, of Hickory; Hinkle Mills and V. T. Gladden, of Taylors vllle; Bob Agle, R. D. Hodges, Jr., and Milt Grier, of Boone. Sam Ogilvie, member of the club who was honored at a civic banquet recently as the "Out ! standing Young Man of 1948 la Wilkes County", was presented and received a splendid ovation. Mr. Ogilvie also reported on pro gress of the infantile paralysis campaign, 0f which he is chair man, and which is being sponsor ed principally by the Lions club. | At the meeting Friday evening ' Everett Kendrick was guest of Boyd Stout and Bob Mlskelley guest of Larry Mooje. | o Call Hotel Donates Receipts. For Day To The Polio Fund Call Hotel, operate^ by Mr. | Walter Myers, donated all re ceipts on Wednesday, "I*olio Day" ' here, to the infantile paralysis fund. The total was $37.50. Attached to the register tor the day was a notation that all receipts of the hotel for that day would go to the March of Dimes and a number of patrons made additional contributions.

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