in Wilkes during the
in progress is
the Red Cross
on by your gifts.
THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT "IS
_ . , _ , I Northwestern Carolina.
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the State cf Wilkes" For^Over 42 Years
Vol. 43, No. 91
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
♦ Red Gross Campaign Poster For 1949
Iliis striking'and dramatic picture of Red Cross disaster relief work
done by Jes SchJaikJer, noted American poster artist.
Sfate Income Tax
Men To Assist In
Returns 8 To 15
Harry L. Summers, DeputyCommissioner,
Department of Revenue, will be
at the City Hall, North Wilkesboro,
from Tuesday, March 8th,
through Tuesday March 15th, to
assist taxpayers in filing their returns.
Every single person or married
woman having an income in excess
of $1,000, or every married
man living with wife, having an
inco?q$. in excess of $2,000. Every
person engaged In merchandising,
farming, contracting, or any kind
of business or profession who required
Every employer who paid a
single person or married woman
S 1,000 or more or a married man
living with his wife on December
31st, 1948( $2,000 or more, is
required to report to the North
Carolina Department of Revenue,
Raleigh, the amount paid each
employee, giving the name and
address of the employee. These
reports are required to 'be filed
before March 15th, 1949.
No joint return may be filed
for fcfgband and wife, except in
cases where the income is received
from jointly owned property
or stocks. No installment payments
are permitted except in
cases where the total tax is over
|50. Then the taxpayer pays half
lit the time he lists and the other
5alf on or before Sept. 15th, with
interest on the deferred half at
the rate of 4 per Cent per annum
from March 15th, until paid.
Any person dfcning on Dec.
31st, 19^8, Intangible Personal
Property, such as money on hand,
accounts receivable* notes, bonds,
mortgages, or other evidences of
debt, or shares of stock of corporations
(not wholly in this State)
must file an Intangible Tax Return.
1 c —
Table March 8th
A new plan has 'been proposed
and will be tried out at our March
District Meeting Tuesday, 7 p. m„
at Duke Power Oo. That is having
the Scouters Round Table and
District Cpmmittee Meeting on
the same night. The Round Table
intended primarly for the Scoutmasters,
will be given emphasis
first and then the business of the
District Committee will be taken
tip. This will give each an opportunity
to not only know what
the other i» doing, ibut, more important,
give each of an opportunity
to advise, strengthen and
encourage each other.
"Let's set an example for our
sc^ts by doing our own Scouting*
Job enthusiastically and
thoroughly. A positive step in
this directKf is in coming to this
meeting and bringing a scouter
friend with you. EVERY Scouter
should attend, iion't depend up^
on this letter to get them out
YOU talk to someon? and BRING
him," Robert S. Gibbs district
SUPPORT THE Y. M. C. A.
Beer, Wine Sale
BOONE — Dry forces chalked
up another victory Tuesday
when Watauga County voted
overwhelmingly against the sale
of beer and wine.
Incomplete, unofficial returns
from 11 of 16 precin<?ts showed
the following results:
For beer, 343; against 2,922.
For wine, 332; against 3,136.
Sale of beer and wine had been
legal in Watauga County previously.
Girl Scouts Plan
Happy Birthday to Girl Soout
ing! March 12th is the big day,
the 37th birthday anniversary of
the Girl Scout organization. Girl
Guides, as the organization is ,
known in England and Europe, is
much older, but in the United
States the first troop was organized
in Savannah, Georgia^ by
Juliette Lowe thirty-seven years
ago and they were called Girl
March 6th-12th will be celebrated
as birthday week by Girl
Scouts throughout the United
States, and Wilkes county troops
are planning many activities
to oibserve this occasion.
Locally a highliht starting
the week's activities will toe the
group singing Monday night at
17 o'clock at North Wilkesboro
Town Hall. All Wilkes county
Girl Scout—young and older—are
inviteld. The individual troops
I are preparing songs and there
will be group singing also. Cash
tprizes will toe awarded. Scout
parents should come for they, too,
I will count in the prize winning.
| March 12 th will wind-up one
I of the most ambitious and successful
international projects the
j Girl Scouts have undertaken—
that of "Clothes for Friendship"
from Scouts to the needy children
overseas. Sixteen kits of clothing
have been sent from Wilkes
county troops and many heart
warming letters of thanks have
been received from overseas.
Congratulations on this birthday
season to Girl Scouts, their
leaders, the Council and all who
have had part in' carrying on a
fine work—many happy returns.
License to wed were issued
during the past week by Troy C.
Poster, Wilkes register of deeds,
to the following: John Holbrook
| and Pansy Jolnes, both of Absheirs;
Carl Woodring, Boomer,
and Sarah Ann Poster, Wilkesboro;
James Elliott and Clara
McClure, both of North Wilkesboro.
Union lodge number 331, I. O.
0. F., will hold a special business
session Friday night, 7:30. All
members are urged to attend.
Radio Hours Changed
Radio station WKBC here Is
now coming on the air earlier,
the broadcast hours now being
from 6:15 a. m. to 6:30 p. m.
)f. Wilkes Court
ro Begin March 7
Fudge Pless To Preside;
Jurors Are Drawn For
Wilkes superior court tor trial
>f criminal cases will convene
Monday, March 8, and b6 in sesion
for three weeks for trial of
Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., of'
darion, will preside, and Solictor
Ayalon B. Hall, of Yadkinrille,
will prosecute the lengthy
locket. Jurors for the term have
>een drawn as follows:
C. C. Rector, Jesse W. Staley,
V,. P. Minton, W. H. Nichols,
itoby Church, of Reddies River
:ownship; C. M. Collins, L. L.
Sentry,* T. L. Davis, A. T. Whit:ington,
Paul Luffman, of Edwards;
Edd B. Hendren, of
Brushy Mountain; Thomas Laws,
M. C. Andrews, of Boomer; J. A.
Lowe, Mrs. Lula Mae Bentley,
ot Moravian Falls; P. R. Parker,
W. C. Prevette, Harrison Anderson,
Jr., of Wilkesboro; C. T.
Burke, C. W. Hutchens, G. C.
Shumate, Zachary Lankford, Lon- .
nie Hayes, R. Clay Pardue, J. E.'
Dancy, Onville Warren, C. A.
Lowe, Oliver C. Bumgarner, Bennie
H. Wood, Ellen B. Faw, of
North Wilkesboro; Marshall F.
Phillips, Jobs Cabin; Arthur Absher,
Miss Tate Brown, I. F. Elledge,
Albert Walker, of Mulberry;
D. L. Lowe, of Moravian
Falls; Clayton C. Davis, of Wil
kesboro; T. S. Wellborn, C. G.
Adams, of New Castle; Robert C.
Segraves, of Antioch; L. G.
Triplett, of Lewis Fork; E. G-.
Wagoner, of New Castle; J. G.
Whitley, S. Byrd, Palmer Elmore,
of Rock Creek; Arnold
Cooper, of Stanton; Dennis
Walker, B. Wiles, of Walnut
Grove; Smith Roten, Elijah
3heets, J. R. Royal, J. C. Woodie,
jf Union; W. H. Triplett, Link
3picer, C. M. Spicer, of Traphill;
T. C. Whittington, of Stanton,"
3arl Wood, of Edwards; Parks
Nichols, Reddles River.
P. P. Taylor, Corbit Wood,
Mrs. M. C. Miller, of Mulberry;
J. G. Billings, of Traphill; M. C.
Sheets, J. H. Patrick, of Union;
5V. L. Cleary, C. L. Smoot, T. G.
Johnson, Theodore V. Walker,
>f Walnut Grove; Barney M.
Hendren, of Lovelace; J. Anthony,
Worth McCann, M. E. Fos:er,
Marvin M. Wall, J. T. Spicer,
E. B. Swaim, Eugene Gough, of
Edwards; Mrs. Ola P. Hix, Ralph
Pierce, Moravian Falls; M. F.
Green, of Lewis Fork; J. D.
Wiles, Ulin Billings, R. W. Wiles,
3f Rock Creek; Joe Pearson, Jr.,
Df Moravian Falls; V. R. Hamby,
sf Stanton; L. C. Myers, of Somars;
Raymond Faw, C. W. Matiaffey,
A. A. Parsons, of Reddles
River; E. H. Glass, of Somers.
Raymond Blackburn, E. D.
rhompson, Talmadge Curry, of
ISdwards; Silas Caudill, Fred
Emerson, WilBon Pardiue, Arthur
Royal, P. J. Stone, G. C. Tharpe,
W. R. Franklin, of Rock Creek;
W. G. Jarvis, of Somers; N. W.
Adams, Charles A. Sink, H. L.
Moore, James M. Anderson, Vernon
McNeil, of North Wilkesboro;
Richard N. Vannoy, Finley E.
McGlamery, G. W. McGlamery,
Dean Milam, 0f Reddies River:
Lonnle Oakley, of Antioch; Isaac
J. Call, of Wilkesboro; G. L.
Simpson, of New Castle; R. J.
Johnson, Geno Brooks, of Walnut,
Grove; Dewitt Henson, of Traphill;
Thomas Herman Lackey, W.
r. Phillips, of Boomer.
In South Piedmont
North Wilkesbor0 high school
basketball teams will participate
in the South Piedmont basketball
tournament to be held in Mooresville
March 8 to 12.
North Wilkegboro girls will
play Mooresville at seven o'clock
Tuesday evening. North Wilkes- j
boro boys' first game will be
against Mooresville at eight;
ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL
(Rev. B. M. Lackey, Rector) I
Lenten services in St. Paul's
Episcopal church will begin on
Friday evening of this week at
7:45. After Friday of this week
the services during Lent will be
held on Thursday evening at
Vesper service will (be held on
next Sunday afternoon March
6th, at four o'clock.
A cordial invitation is extended
to all to attend these services.
Lewis Fork Church
Plans Study Course
A Bible study course will befin
at Lewis Fork Baptist church
L5 miles west of this city on
lighway 421 on March 6. The
:ourse, which will continue
through Thursday, will he taught
by Rey. J. Earl Pearson, Assoclational
missionary. All are cordially
invited to attend.
For World Day Of
The World Day of Prayer with
the theme "The Lord is thy
Keeper" will be observed tomorrow,
March 4th as follows:
Radio devotional over WKBC
at 9:15 a. m. Chapel services in
the schools dt. Wilkesboro, North
Wilkesboro and Lincoln Heights.
Public Service in the North
Wilkesboro City Hall, 10:30 a. m.
Union Service in the Presbyterian
Church 8 p. m. Cattage prayer
services 3:30 p. m. at homes of
Mrs. W. F. Caddy and Mrs. J. c.
Smoot. We hope there will be
several neighborhood prayer
groups, that the schools of the
county will have special prayer
and that many county churches
will hold services Let us intercede
unitedly for our community,
our nation and our world,
looking beyond our small personal
troubles and concerns to
see ourselves a part of the whole
universe, needong to truly worship
the Lord and accept His pardon
ATTEND ONE OF THE
ABOVE LISTED SERVICES—
To Begin Mar. 7th
Wilkes county health department
has announced dates for
the pre-school clinic to be held
at schools in the county.
The county health officer, J)r.
A. J. Eller, and nurse, Mrs.
Bertha Bell, will examine all
children of pre-sohool age at the
clinics and make recommendations
for correction of any physical
defect discovered. All parents
who have children to enter school
next y®ar are urged to take them
to the nearest pie-school clinic.
Following are the dates for the
various schools. The clinics will
>be held in the morning in all
except Benham and Traphill,
which will be in the afternoon:
Ferguson School, March 7;
Boomer, March 8;
Moravian Falls, March 9;
Whittington, March 14;
Pleasant Ridge, March 15;
Benham, March 16.
Pleasant Hill, March 16;
Traphill March 16;
Austin March 17;
Maple Springs March 21;
Roaring River, March 22.
Mtn. View, March 24.
Mt. Pleasant, March 29;
Lincoln Heights, March 81;
Mulberry School, April 5;
Wilkesboro, April 14;
North Wilkesboro April 12;
Ronda, April 19;
Millers Creek, April 21;
1949 DeSoto Will
Be Shown On 5th
Barber-Somers Motor Company
Invites Public To
View The New Models
Barber-Somers Motor Company,
local dealer for DeSoto and Plymount
automobiles, will show
the 1949 model DeSotos Saturday,
March 5> at their showroom
at Midway between the Wilkesboros.
"The Car Designed With You
In Mind", Is the slogan for the
1949 model DeSoto, and those
who have seen the new models
agree that the slogan is most
With new and modern body
lines, interior imprvements,
powerful and highly dependable
engine the 1949 DeSoto was designed
by engineers with the
needs and desires of customers uppermost
in their plans. In designing
the new car, top priority, was
g-iven every feature which would
add to comfort, convenience and
dependable performance for
every buyer of 1949 DeSotos.
The public is most cordially
invited to the showing Saturday
or to see the new models at the
earliest convenient date.
Support Y. M. C. A,
Given Byj Head
Red Qrdss Drive
Cross Is Slogan
The 1949 'RBd
Drive is well indef
goal of $8,184.00
way with a|
jOf this total |
over 70 per c^nt '^ill remain in
tration of the
a radio ibroaqcast
locai chapter. In
Raby R. Chu
1. The success of
in a large measure
while the wedther
2. Read the
lets and famil arizej
Red Cross Services
tions and su
[ of Contributoj
3. Make a
of your assigned tj
second and tqird v
find your pro
tions in aftei
that they fejl
Uhey had no
| 4. Be sure
; buttons, wii idow
signed memb srship
5. Keep n^
list which is
* your report
6. As far
man by 4:0(1
day and Friday aft
the drive, t
workers. Get busy
sits until you
at home. Last
Icards t~> each
to be turned in with
zone or section chairmen will in
turn call the
the Area Oflfice in
t possible call your
an or zone chairo'clocp
a repil . on
e 37, ps she must
send a repoijt of drwe to date to
7. Do not
me or the chapteii
you need further information, ad
ditional sup] dies, eta
8*. We deeply apf
f !l$p nad- hefp» tor
end of the
hesitatf to call upon
*ur chapter a
campaign for this
e. Through the Red
At Flirst Methodist
orning Service at the
ist church here will
over station WKBC.
pr. Gilbert R. Combs,
the morning sermon.
Blue Rjdge League
Will Open Season
Last! Day of April
Game Here Will
ay. May 2; Ex*
1, and the
The Blue Ridge baseball league,
with the same member teams as
rill play a 130-game
1949, opening SaturfeO,
and closing Labor
Day, September 5.
The league members are North
Wilkesboro and Mount Airy in
state; Galas, Wytheville, Abingdon
and Radford in Virginia.
I away, probably at
on April 30 and May
first home game will
be in Membrial Park here Monday,
plete schedule, with
changes yet to he
made, was adopted in a meeting
of the leag te directors at Wytheville
Sunday and will be ready
for publication soon . Changes
are now being made to eliminate
Sunday gai les at Mount Airy
The Norlh Wilkesboro club is
planning a gala opening night
for May 2 when many valuable
prizes will be given away and
fans will' ie given opportunity
early to show their appreciation
for profesi ional baseball by a
record crovd for the first playing
date h !re.
! League iirectors have established
Hills ville Va. as headquarters
for unpires. instead of Galax
as last [rear. Much dissatisfaction
was ?xpressed around the
league ov jr the arrangement
whereby 1 impires made their
j headquarters in a town where a
league tea n was located.
| The ffrs exhibition game for
the Flasheis will be against Linicolnton
he e on April 16. The
j House of David athletes will
'play the Fjlashers here April 26.
Book to tho
■ > - ^
In Revival Here I
Rev. Otis Cook, of Casar^
will be guest minister and
preacher for a two-weeks revival
to begin Sunday night at
the Church of God on Hinshaw
street. Rev. Mr. Cook is a widelyknown
evangleist and everybody
is invited to hear him
during the services, which will
be held at 7:15 each evening.
Answers 2 Galls
North Wilkesboro fire department
this week answered two
Yesterday an alarm was turned
in from Woodlawn, where a grass
fire was threatening buildings.
The fire was put out and no damage
At 12:30 a. m. Monday morning
the fire department answered
a call to Johnson's Tourist court,
where accumulated gases in a
boiler room had caused an explosion.
There was very little fire
March Of Dimes
Goal Of $12,000
Chairman Ogilvie Reports
Fund This Week Exceeded
| March of Dimes campaign in i
Wilkes county has netted $12,006,
Chairman Sam Ogilvie stated
In announcing that the quota
of $12,000 had been reached, Mr.
Ogilvie thanked all who had
worked or had contributed during
the lengthy, but successful, cam-j
paign. The total now on hand is
net with incidental expenses of'
the campaign paid.
On Monday night a benefit
basketball game was played between
Eller's Bluejackets and
Monroe Clippers, and Hensley Eller's
lumber manufacturer, wh
sponsors the Bluejackets, donated
the receipts of $25 to the fund
and enabled the goal to be reached.
The Clippers won the game
82 to 63.
Success of the campaign was
due in large measure to fine work
on the part of schools in the county,
very substantial sums being
raised by a number of schools,
Chairman Ogilvie stated. Many i
and varied special even/* were
I sponsored for the funa during
That Boax to i*».« Lltmrjr
Spring Opening. Dollar
Days, Odds, And Ends,
Sale, Other Events
Trade Promotion committee of
he Wilkes Chamber of Comaerce
in meeting here Tuesday
outlined a program of work for
he year, which includes a numier
of special events and promoions.
Gilbert T. Bare, committee
hairman for the year, presided
>ver the meeting during which
nany ideas were brought forth in
he interest of improving and
jromoting North Wilkesbor0 as
he commerical center of northwestern
The committee first reviewed
:he schedule of holidays for the
rear, which include Easter Moniay,
July 4th, Thanksgiving Day,
:wo days after Christmas Day
(which will be on Sunday), and
Wednesday afternoons January
A report was given on finance
oij the committee, which showed
that during the past year a $700
ieficit was paid and the year endsd
with a cash balance of $1.13,
which is the best financial record
in the history of the committee's
operations. In addition, the assets
included Christmas lighting
materials, all paid for stored
md insured. - The
question of Sales Institute
was taken up and the highly suc:essful
event of last year when
92 received certificates was dls3ussed.
It was decided that questionnaire
be sent by Tom Jenrette,
chamber manager, to all
merchants to find out if they
want a sales institute this year,
an9 If so on what dates and on
Several Trade Promotion ideas
were adopted, including Dollar
Days in August, Spring Opening
March 17, Pall Fashion Show and
Fall Opening in September, Farmers'
Day in September or October,
Odds and Ends Sales following
regular clearance in January
ind July. A number of other established
events were reviewed
for promotion by merchants as
they deem suitable and according
to their own individual needs.
The committee voted to cooperate
with the Industrial committee
by keeping on the look-oat
Cor information relative to new
industries. It was also decided
that the merchants would contact
the chamber office when in doubt
about the identity of purpose of
any solicitor and use the organisation's
facilities for checking in
In Elkin Tourney
Traphill iboys with Billings
fitting the net for 21 points, prodded
the big thrill for the Yadkin
Valley basketball tournament at
Elkin last niht by defeating,
White Plains 52 to 30.
Millers Creek boys lost to a
strong Franklin team 38 to 23.
in other games last night West
STadkin girls won 2 to 26 over
Hopeland, Dobson girls defeated
Pilot Mountain 30 to 17. Results
>f earlier games are contained
n another article in this newspaper.
Support Community Recreation
Keep Carolina Green" Chairman
Urges Prevention Of Forest Fires
A. B. Johnston Chairman of
' the Wilkes County Keep North
Carolina Green Committee, Issued
a statement today calling on
all citizens of Wilkes County to
exercise every precaution to prevent
forest and ibrush fires durj
ing the next few weeks.
"We are told by forestry officials
that March, April and May
are the most dangerous months
0f the year for fires in this State,"
Mr. Johnston said. "High winds,
which usually occur during this
period, make every small brush
fire a potential inferno capable
of destroying thousands of dollars
worth of growing timber as
well as homes and other personal
"Business and civic leaden of
Wilkes County realize that tlm
berland owners are not the only
persons who suffer when forest
resources are destroyed by fire.
Every such loss burns a little larger
hole in the pocket of every
citizen because just that much of
our county's wealth is gone and
can never benefit anyone."
"Wood-using and wood-processing
industries have large investments
in our county. They in addition
to the timberland owners,,
pay a lot of taxes to support our
schools^ build roads, support our
government, and provide Jobs for
a lot of people. Their ability to
economic welfare is dependent upon
a continuous supply of forest
resources. Let's not permit forest
fires to curtail It—let's keep
Wilkes County Green" Mr. Johnston