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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes For Over 42 Years
I. 43, No. 90
Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESB0R0, N. C., Monday, February 28
, North Wilkesborb has a
■ trading radius of 50 miles,
serving 100^060 people in
North western Carolina.
Make North Wrlkesboro Your Shopping Center
Mands Conference Tourney Awords Given
The pictures were made at the presentation of
|IjUvUandi Conference basketball awards at radio station
WKBC Wednesday. This picture shows the allconference
team of girls. Left to right are Reba Green,
Appalachian; Marion Stone, Wilkesboro; Sarah Parker,
Elkin; Clarice Mitchell, Sparta; Faye Walker, Sparta;
Ida Maude Black, Sparta.
There is plenty of talent on this all-conference
team of boys. Left to right are Burgess Smith, Granite
Falls; Carlock Greene, Cove Creek; Dale Hodges, Appalachian;
Dean Edwards, Wilkeshoro; Bobby Joe
In this picture championship trophies were being
presented over the air by John fashion, program dirWtor
of WKBC, to Carl Fiddler, left, coach of Cove
Pleek .boys, and Clarice Mitchell, right, captain of
Sparta girls. The championship trophies were given
Sportsmanship trophies were given by the NorthWilkesboro
Lions club, tournament sponsor, to the
teams selected for outstanding sportsmanship. J. H.
Whicker, Jr., Lions president, i# shown on the left
with Bucky Campbell, who received the trophy as captain
of Taylorsville boys. The young lady is Gilda Cline,
who as captain received the trophy for Valdese girls.
At Vight is N. H. Carpenter, Elkin schools superintendent
»ijnd president of the conference, who presented
gold basketballs to all-conference selections.— (Photo
RACING CAR CRASHES ISTO POLICE
UR HERE EARLY SATRRMY A. M.
North Wilkeeboro police sinoe
aturday bare, been looking for
riTer of a car which, wrecked a
olice car here at 1:45 a. m.
aturday nad gave two officers a
[narrow escape from death or serious
The police car was parked in
front of the police station in the
See — RACING CAR — Page 8
Red Cross Service Great Aid To Wilkes People
Injuries Fatal To Mrs. J. C.
Carson When Automobile
Mra. J. C. Carson, 51, resident
of Salisbury, was killed Sunday
when the car which she was driving
overturned on highway 421,
14 miles east of here.
State highway patrolmen who
investigated the accident said it
occured about 9:30 a. m. Mr.
Carson, who sustained painful
head injuries hut whose conditions
was not considered critical,
stated that he had been driving
but due to pain in his leg he had
let his wife relieve him at the
Snow was falling rapidly and
the windshield wiper was not
working, he told the officers.
Mrs. Carson lost control of the
car, which swerved to the left
and back to the right. The car
overturned on the pavement.
Mrs. Carson was thrown from the
A passing motorist picked up
Mr. and Mrs. Carson and brought
them to the Wilkes hospital here,
but Mrs. Carson died about the
time they reached the hospital.
The body was taken to Salisbury
for funeral arrangements.
Patrelmen R. H. Garland and
J. A. Reeves investigated the accident.
Tyers Concert To
Be Thursday Nile
Concert Association Membership
Next Series Now On
^ A reminder to the public that
the Wilkes Community Concert
Association membership c a mpaign
is now on was made today
by Mrs. C. T. Doughton and Mrs.
A.. F. Kilby, and all present members
are asked to renew as early
as possible in order that new
members may be accepted.
The last in the present series
of concerts will be held Thursday,
eight p. m., March 3, when
John Tyers, baritone^ will be presented
on the Liberty Theatre
Those who are to 'become members
in the association may secure
admission to this concert by
making application to Miss Lois
Oak woods Baptist
Has Bible School
Rev. J. Earl Pearson, Brushy
Mountain Baptist association
missionary, is conducting a Bible
school a t Oakwoods Baptist
church each evening this week,
beginning at 7:30.
Rev. Mr. Pearson is teaching
from the Gospel of John and the
public is cordially invited.
Large Crowds See
1949 Dodges Here
Wilkes Auto Sales company
held a highly successful showing,
of 1949 Dodge automobiles Friday
and Saturday an<j today the
large numbers calling to view
and admire the new cars combined
to make the showing the best
held in the firm's history here.
All are invited to see the new
models, which continue to be on
The Dodge has very definitely
joined the style ranks of automobiles
with a "daring new look,"
and with many new features.
One of the most novel innovations
on the Dodge is the manner
of starting. Instead of the
old pedal on the floor or the
push button on the dashboard,
a Dodge driver simply flicks the
key in his switch and the motor
Among other things, the dealers
say the new models are narrower
outside, wider inside,
shorter outside, longer inside
and lower outside, higher inside.
What's more, to cope with the
1949 style trend of low ceilings.
The Dodge also has a new nogear-shifting
policy which it calls
gvro-matic to compete with dynaflow
in the Buick and hydromatlc
in the Oldsmabile an<j Cadillac.
And last but not least, the
new wipers on the Dodge wipe 44
per cent more area than the old
wipers over a new windshield
that Is 24 per cent larger than
the old windshields.
Dr. Marshall Matt
Is Claimed By Death
Dr. Marshall Mott, widely
known minister and evangelist,
died at 12:30 a. m. today in veterans'
hospital at Oteen, following
several months illness.
Funeral service will be. held
Tuesday, four p. m., at the First
Baptist church in Statesville.
Dr. Mott had many friends
here, where he had conducted revivals,
and was well known
throughout this part of the state.
Car Stolen Here
14 Months Ago
A. F. Kilby's Ford Taken
January 4, 1948, Found
State Bureau of Investigation
agents and state highway patrolmen
are continuing their investigation
following the discovery of
an automobile near Lomax Friday
after it had been out circulation
for 14 months.
A 194 6; model Ford belonging !
to A. F. Kilby, of North Wilkesboro,
was stolen from where it
was parked on 8th street here
January 4, 1948. All efforts to
locate the car failed until Friday
when Patrolmen went into the
community between Traphill and
Lomax to investigate some reports
of ilnusual car movements.
In an uncultivated field remote
from any well' traveled road
they found the Kilby car^ partially
buried with sand and dirt
and covered with brush. There
were indications that the car
had 'been there only a short time.
Fragments of hay and straw indicated
that it may have been
covered previously with those
materials. The top of the car was
dented in but officers said 'If apparently
had not been overturned.
There was a five-gallon can
of gasoline In the back seat, and
the speedometer indicated the
car had traveled only 69 miles
since it was stolen.
N0 arrests had been made today
tout officers stated the investigation
Sgt. A. H. Clark, of the highway
patrol here, said that eight
cars stolen here, in Elkin and at
other points in this immediate j
section of northwestern North
Carolina have never iheen located.
One of the cars which have not
been recovered was stolen on or
near the same date as the Kilby
car was stolen.
Is Great Success
On last Thursday afternoon at
the Carolina Restaurant the Junior
Woman's Club of North Wllkesboro
held Its first luncheon
and Fashion Show.
With the enthusiastic cooperation
of Belk's Department Store,
Jean's Dress Shop. J. C. Penney
Co., Prevette's and Spalnhour's
in furnishing the beautiful, latest
styles; ranging from washable
dresses to ravishingly lovely
formal evening gowns the
show was a distinct success.
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first of such shown and the enthusiasm
shown as evidenced by
the rapt attention of all present
deemed fair to make it an annual
affair. It is h'oped by the
Junior Woman's Club that this
will be the result of this endeavor.
Models were Mesdames Hadley
Hayes, Jimmy Allen, Raymond
Landsberger, Charles , Jenkins,
Richard Johnston, John Cashion,
Robert Smoak, Jerry D e r r.
Dwight Miller an<j Ray Watts and
Misses Patty Gabriel, Floria Sebastian,
Betty Whltaker, Harriet
Crutchfield and Lea Walsh.
It was stressed by the Junior
Woman's Club that the Fashion
Show was not held for the purpose
of raising funds but rather
it was intended to become another
of the many civic and social
affairs that are making North
iWilkesboro an ideal community.
I In the opinion of the enthralled
audience—and the writer—Miss
Patty Gabriel was the hit of the
show with her modeling of the
Unfortunately, fellows, the
New Look is still here.
1 Support the Y. M. C. A
Is Number One
Causie Of Death
Dr. McMillani Speaks Before
Kiw&nis Inj Interest American
25 was devoted
(program on Feb.
o a talk concern- ]
Ing the American Heart Associ
ations' drive for
McNeill was program chairman.
the speaker, Dr.
School of Mediate
Professor of I
as a public serv
ica. From 600,
of the heart anq
produced by th
causes of deathl
said that there|
000 000 people
funds. Dr. J. H.
RobeTt L. McMillan, graduate of |
cine, and Associ
Medicine, in charge of the heart
clinic of the Bo^ man Gray School
of Medicine. The talk was broadcast
Dr. McMillan! first cited statistics
on heart disease. He stated !
that heart diseape was the number
one cause qF death in Amer
&00 to 650,0000
people die, every year of disease
the total deaths]
cer, kidney disease, pneumonia!
and tuberculosis combined. He i
were afflicted i nd partially disabled
by the disease.
Statistics shoved that the Baptist
Hospital ti eated over five |
during one yea r. They further
showed, that ii; Western North!
stressed the necessity" of early
tion to prevent
ment and educa-1
which produce gjreater heart dam- j
iHe discussed coronary heart
disease, the grei t killer In middle I
ages. :It particu arly affects doc- j
tors, hard work ing men in managerial
position s and the hard
ers." This type
pful Eager Beavof
kills off our moijt valuable middle
point that one
die age. He stated, "If the first
attack kills youj
what hit you;
can learn to lhj
al span." Fear
rosis with mu
his family.' He (j
man who had
attack 2,7 years
strong on mode
He next toldl
ation. One W
tion, in heart d
matic heart did
the disease. Thi
were about 4,living
of heart disease 1
atic fever and
disease was ever
lour children. He
[i stressed the
should not fear
disease in mid
you won't know
Jif it doesn't, yon
e with the condi
tion, and with inoderate activity,
can expect to live out your norm
of heart disease
can easily prodmce a cardiac neu
h disability and
the patient and
ited one case of a
lis first coronary
of the activities
of the American Heart Associ
made a substantial contribution
to set up a fund for the educa
isease, of general
|i doctors in small
project was the
[fever and rheuease.
This was a
five-year progiam designed to
diagnose and ward off attacks of
and care for and
educate the children who have
s program is to be
undertaken by! the doctors who
will receive nothing for this service.
with a film
It gave the
who had had a
had gotten hi^
trying to play
young son. It
tor. In the dis<j
revealed that h
nary attack an
t0 learn to li\j
that ,no Heart
been formed h
such an organji
group would c
men and doctojr
money to him
be held In es
of such a gro
the money co
would be tu
use in conduc
purchase of e
s talk was ciosea
produced by the
n Life Insurance
^d 'Be Your Age.'
ry of one of the
In attack of coront
showed how he
tennis against his
landed with a dishim
and his docussion,
e had had a coro|l
had been forced
e with his condilt>r.
|ere yet) but that
zation was being
stated that the
insist of both lay's.
He stated that
\ ishe<i to make a
! hould send the
Such money would
•w until a Wilkes
;er the formation
i, 70 per cent of
lllected in Wilkes
back for local
clinics and in
i^uipment for the
P.-T.A Course On
North Wilkesboro ParentTeacher
Association will begin a
library study course Wednesday f
2:30, in the high school library.
All parents, especially those of
elementary school children, are
asked to attend.
World Day Of
City Hall Here
Many Services Planned To
Be Held On Friday,
The World Day of Prayer will I
be observed on Friday, March
4th, from morning to evening.
Won't you join us in one of the
Radio devotion hour led by,.
Mrs. Ed F. Gardner 9:15 to 9:30
Public Prayer Service in the
North Wilkesboro City Hall from
10:30 to 11 a. m. It is hoped the
merchants will close for that half
hour or arrange for their personnel
t0 attend this service.
Union Prayer Service and
Worship at the Presbyterian
church at 8 p. m.
There will also be prayer offered
in Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro
and Lincoln Heights high
schools and some observance in
the grammar schools of the two
towns. Also several churches and
home prayer groups will be observing
the day but the time and
places have not been reported.
Christian worship is never a
solitary undertaking. There is always
the individual and God. On
March 4th we shall worship and
pray as a united group, our need^
is great, we want peace and security.
and only God can' give us
these and the power to face life.
H. G. Nichols
Funeral Held For Widely!
Who Died Thursday j
An impressive funeral service
was held Saturday afternoon, two !
o'clock, at the First Baptist i
Baptist church for H. Grady I
Nichols, 55} who died Thursday •
morning in the Wilkes hospital j
after several days critical illness. J
The service was conducted by I
the pastor, Dr. John T. Wayland,
and burial was in Mount
Lawn Memorial Park.
Pall bearers were Julius C.
Hubbard, W. R. Harmon, L. G.
Critcher, Dwight Nichols, Frank
Walker and Matthew Meade. Honorary
pallbearers were Thomas
B. Smith, Stewart Foster, Archie
Yates, Louis Floro, J. S. Caudill,
Wade Wallace, O. C. Trivette,
Paul Billings, Empton Billings,
John Kerbaugh, Howard
Meade and R. T. McNiel.
Many ibeautiful flowers were
fitting tokens of friendship and
respect for Mr. Nichols and were
carried by ladies of the T. E. n.
class and the Ruth class of the
First Baptist church. Women's
Missionary Society of Liberty'
Grove Baptist church, and ladies
o f Carter-Hubbard Publishing
Out-of-town relatives and
friends here for the funeral service
included: Mr. and Mrs. W. E
Nichols, Miss Beatrice Cobb, Mrs.
Hugh Bigham, Mrs. Smoot and
Fred Piercy, of Morganton; R. H.
Llewellyn, of Wilson; J. H. Llewellyn,
of Asheville; Mr. an<j Mrs.
H. F. Laffoon, Miss Grace Laffoon,
Mr. and Mrs. Jones Holcomb,
of Elkin; Dr. and Mrs.
Frank Walker, of Yadkinville; |
Paul Laffoon, of High Point; and
mnay other friends from several!
Mr. Nichols, who for the past
several years held a position with ;
The Journal-Patriot, was one of,
the best known and most capable
newspapermen and printers in
this part of the state.
diagnosis and treatment of heart
disease in our new hospital.
Guests at the Kiwanis meeting
Friday were as follows: Lewis
Nelson, Jr., and J. Floyd Woodward
with Dr. J. H. McNeill; P.
W. Greer with Cecil Adamson;
Dr. J. H. Sowder with Dr. John
T. Wayland; Dr. G. F. Verdone
with J. B. McCoy; Jack Qulnn
with A, F. Kilby.
By Local Chapter
Campaign Begins Today To
Raise Fund Of $8,184
For Red Cross Work
Local Red Cross Chapter records
show that every month over
250 veterans, active military
personnel, or their families from
all sections of the county—from
Thurmond to Darby, and from
Benge to Gilreath—visit the Red
Cross office for assistance with
their various problems. These include
emergency iftessages, applications
for emergency leaves,
family allowance, application for
dental treatment, hospitalization
training, compensation and
pensions, and other reports for
the military and Veterans Administration.
There being no full
time service officer in the county,
your Red Cross is the only
agency which is at all times
available with the necessary
blanks, information, and a trained
worker to give assistance in
filing for benefits from the Veterans
Administration. Seldom a
Sunday or a holiday passes but
what the worker is called upon
at home to gladly render some
emergency service to veterans,
military personnel, or to some
Wilkes county maintains no
community chesty travelers' aid,
nor similar organization. Therefore,
the Red Cross is called upon
to service many cases which
would otherwise be referred to
During the past 15 months a
total of 21 Wilkes county families
received emergency assistance
when their homes were completely
destroyed by fire. In casp of
disaster affecting more than five
families National Red Cross
stands ready to rehabilitate. During
the 1940 Flood the American
Red Cross expended $10,210.06
in aiding 221 Wilkes county families
who were flood victims.
Fund Chairman, Roby R.
Church, Chapter Chairman, Larry
S. Moore with a strong coijjs
of volunteer workers today
launched the drive for $8,184.00,
the 1949 Red Cross Quota for
Wilkes county. Your membership
is needed and over 70 per cent
of your contribution will remain
in Wilkes county for the activities
of the local chapter program.
In a speech over Station WKBC
this morning Mr. Church urged
solicitors to make every effort
to complete their canvass during
the first fifteen or twenty days
of March. Workers were urged
to make a complete coverage of
the territory assigned and -to turn
in solicitors' lists with their final
For the convenience of solicitors
wishing to make reports at
that time, the Red Cross Office
will remain open until 4:30 on
Saturday afternoons during
Revival Here Is
One of the most successful revivals
In the history of the First
Baptist church in this city closed
Dr. R. Paul Caudill, pastOT of
the First Baptist church in Memphis,
Tenn., delivered inspiring
messages to capacity congregations
at every service during the
week. There were many professions
of faith and rededications
during the series of services.
Baptismal service will be held
Sunday evening, March 13, Dr.
John T. Wayland, pastor, said today.
Dr. Caudill, native of Wilkes
and now an outstanding leader
among Southern Baptists, this
week is conducting a revival at
Mars Hill College, where his
daughter. Miss Nellie Su« Caudill,
is Student Baptists V der.
Fire On Sunday At
Phillips Block Plant
Fire early Sunday in the boiler
room at H. M. Phillips block and
handle manufacturing plant in
Wilkesboro caused considerable
damage to the building.
The fire had gained some
headway before it was discovered
but the Wilkesboro fire department
worked efficiently and held
damage «to a minimum.