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Vol. 44, No. 5
Published Mondays and Thursdays
North Wilkesboro lias a
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serving 1*0,000 people in
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NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C-, Monday, May 2, 1949 .
LIONS CLUB LIGHTING HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN WILKES
This view of the North Wilkesboro high school library shows the lighting system
,l jp#alled by the North Wilkesboro Lions Club. This lighting is typical of the lighting
which is being installed by the club in every high school library in Wilkes
county as part of the club's activities for prevention of blindness and defective vision.
The lighting systems installed are fully approved by lighting engineers and
represents near perfection for indoor lighting and reading comfort.—(Photo by
Winners In Art
Exhibit Noto On,
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The Art Contest-Exhibit spon-|
sored 'by the Junior Woman's
Club is being held at the Public;
Library this week from Monday
throught Saturday. The public is
cordially invited. The winnersfor
this contest, which was held
throughout the Wilkgp
Schools, are as follows:
1 (First Group First — Third
Grti6)prize $3.00, Vergie Royal,
Mountain View Schooi; 2nd prlfce,
$2.00, Dicky Pardue, North WUkesboro
school; 3rd prize, $1_00
Shirley Lowe, Moravian Falls
school. Honorable mention. Har
ol Dean Nichols, Mt. Pleasan.,
Gwendolyn Martin, Lincoln
(«pcond Group Fourth
| 1st prize S3.00, Margie Anne
ft Dancy, Mountain View school
12nd prize S2.00, Virginia WatI
kins, Mountain View school; 3rd
■ prize, $1.00, Jerry Venable,
I North Wilkesboro school. Honorliable
mention: Robert Holloway,
flJbnlbln Heights school, Molly
Ann Blledge, Mulberry school.
The judges were Misses Helen
Phillips, Peggy Finley and Mrs.
"The contest is the first of
a series which we hope to sponger
again next year and for its
first year, we feel we have met
with success and the schools
have shown their interest by
their response. The participants
in the contest-exhibit who wish
to collect their prize checks aad
entries please call at the library
I Friday or Saturday and their entries
will 'be returned to. them.
We wish to thank the Public Library
for allowing us to dipplay
our exhibit in their room. We
also wish to thank the Judges and
| all the county schools for coj
operating with us so wholeheartedly,"
the Junior Woman s Club
committee said. . ... •
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Mrs. Claude Bell
Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held Friday
at Piney Grove church for
Mrs Annie Hutchinson Bell, 34,
i *rfe of Claude Bell, of Moxley.
Mrs Bell died Wednesday.
"survive -Bru r
husband and one son, Bruce.
Mr and Mrs. »•
•paren , • brothers and
Hutchinson, two uvonV
twJSblBters: Byron and Frank
*T7 „ Ruth HutchinHatcliiMon.
Miss Jessie Alexander, eighth
grade student of Mountain
View school, was spelling
champion among Wilkes
schools and represented Wilkes
in the Journal-Sentinel spelling
bee held in Winston-Salem
Saturday, where she made an
excellent showing in competition
with winners from many
counties. Jessie is the daughter
of Mr. and 'Mrs. George
Alexander, of Hays.
Regional B. T. U.
Dr. John T. Wayland, pastor
of the First Baptist church here,
was re-elected director of the
regionalBaptist training Union
held Friday and Saturday in Lenoir'.
- The "region is composed of
Several northwestern North Carolina
counties and meets annual.
About thirty from the First
Baptist church . here attended.
Linda Jo God'bey, Bland Minton
and Patricia Woodward, of. the
First Baptist church here, and
Karen Bishop, of Reddles River,
participated in the regional contests.
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Two New Justices :
Appointed By Law
In an amendment to the omnibus
bill in the legislature, two
additional justices of the peace
were added in Wilkes county.
They were Mrs. Bob Miskelly, of
North Wilkesboro, and W. S.
Fletcher, of Purlear. Mrs. Miskelly
was administered. the oath
of office here Friday. Appointments
of both were -effective
when the measure introduced >by
Representative T. E. Story was
ratified April 23.
To Elect Officers
The American Legion Post 125
will meet at the Legion Hut
Thursday night, May 5, at 8:00.
There will 'be election of officers.
Entertainment has been
planned ahd all members and
veterans are urged to be present.
Local District Of
Met On Tuesday
The meeting of the 15th District
of the American Legion
Auxiliary was held in North Wllkesboro
Tuesday with the North
Wllkesboro unit as hostess. It
was a luncheon meeting and convened
at noon. Units represented
Taylorsville, MoorerrfTle, West
Jefferson and North Wllkesboro.
Mrs. Wayne Rogers of Statesville,
15th District committtewoman,
presided. The unit reports
showed that much work has
been accomplished in the district.
Mrs. Karl Broome of Hickory, department
president of the auxiliary,
was the principal speaker.
Her talk dealt primarily with rehabilitation
of disabled veterans
and service to their families.
Poppy Day was emphasized and
attention was called to Girl
Sta'te to be held this Summer.
. Past* president of the state department,
Gold Star Mothers,
.wives and sisters were given
Mrs. Richard Finley, president
of the North Wllkesboro unit,
gave the welcome and Mrs. J.
W. Hendricks of Statesville, a
past department president, responded.
During elections, Mrs. Edward
B. Barr of West Jefferson was
named to succeed Mrs. Rogers as
15th District committeewoman.
Formal election is to held at the
department convention in Raleigh
in June. Mrs. Richard Finley
of North Wllkesboro was
nominated as alternate to Mrs.
Barr. Mrs. Rogers' term of office
expires this Spring.
V. F. W. Carnival
To Continue Here
The Mighty- Page Shows Carnival
sponsored by Blue Ridge
Mountain Post 1142', Veterans ol
Foreign Wars will continue this
week at the V. F. W. grounds.
Because of the inclement weather
experienced most of last week
it was decided' at a special meeting
of the post Saturday evening
to continue the carnival this
All the attractions of last
week will.be continued including
the eight rides, shows and othei
The maior attraction of the
show—th£ death defying jumi
of Gapt. Shen Shonger from a
heighth of 110 feet into a iblazing
tank of water, four feet deep,
will be shown each night.
The public is once again cordially
• invited to visit the show
each night this week, Monday
Martin ooanty sweet potato
growers have set up a marketing
organization to pro-ride washing,
waxing, and packing facilities.
Society Unit Is
Formed In Connty
W. C. Grier Commander;
6ther Officers Named '
* In Meeting Here
W. <3. Grier was elected commanded
of the Wilkes unit of
American Cancer Society In organization
meeting held here
with representatives of many
civic groups participating. ^
Other officers elected were:
Russell Hodges, cancer funds
campaign chairman; W. D. Halfacre,
treasurer; Dr. G. T. Mitchell,
medical chairman. Other
directors will Ibe representatives
of civ^c organizations and such
others as the commander may
designate. An executive committee
will ibe named from the board
tPresiding at the meeting here
was Mrs. George B. Marshall, of
Mount Airy, commander of the
North Carolina division of the
American Cancer Society. Accompanying
Mrs. Marshall was Miss
Anne Osborne, field worker, and
Mrs. Ed Early, office manager.
It was explained that & cancer
detection center Is t<^ be established
here by the Wilkes Medical
Society and the county and
state health departments and
that the Wilkes unit of the
American Cancer Society can be
of inestimable help is establishing
and helping to operate the
Marshall told the group
that the ibig task of the organization
is education, and teaching
people the importance of early
diagnosis of cancer In order that
the apalling death toll may be reduced.
The county unit will encourage
people who have any
symptoms of cancer to be examined
in the cancer detection center.
Each year the American Cancer
Society ccfoducts a fund campaign,
wltfep.art of funds received
being retained locally for activities
of the county unit and
part going to the national organcure
Rain Washes In!
Flashers Open Here Tuesday
Night; To Play In
Mount Airy Tonight
Rain washed out all scheduled
opening season games in the
Blue Ridge league Saturday nlghl
and only one game was played
Sunday, when Wythevllle defeated
Mt. Airy 13 to 2 at Wythevllle
Tonight North Wilkesboro goei
to Mt. Airy and Wythevllle will
play In Elkim.
, Mount Airy Will be the opponent
for the opener here Tuesdaj
night, which will Ibe promotioi
night for the North Wllkesbore
club. Prizes of a $100 bill, a $5(
bill and three season passes will
be given among those who pur
chase tickets for the game and
tickets "fere now on sale by Boj
Scouts and at Brame's Druj
Manager Tom Daddino is wel
pleased with his club here foi
the year. Bill Weston from Unl
versity of Richmond was schedul
ed to arrive today to bolster th<
pitching staff and Jerry Dolai
will be here early next month
Richard Long has opening gam<
assignment against Mt. Airy un
less Manager Daddino makes i
last minute change.
Worth Cuthibertson will gel
the pitching assignment her<
League schedule for the coming
week appears on page tei
of this newspaper today.
Hertbert Anderson Pittman, 46
an employee of Paige Shows, died
suddenly Saturday night, ten o'
clock, while working at the carnival
on the V. P. W. grounds.
Pittman, a resident of Spruoi
Pine, had been with the shows «
very short time and was a trucl
driver. While engaged In making
a small ditch at the groundf
Saturday night he was suddenly
stricken. Death was attributed t<
~a heart attack.
I The body was taken to Sprac<
• Pine for burial Tuesday, 11 o'<
| clock, at Bear Creek church.
Of Ministers Held
May meeting of the Ministerial
Association of the Wilkesboros
was held today at Carolina
Restaurant. Members attending
were Dr. John T. Wayland, chairman,
Rev. C. P. Spake, Dr. Gilbert
R'. Combs, Rer. Watt Cooper,
ReT. C. J. Winslow and Rer.
W. N. Brookshire.
The ministers meet on the
first Monday after the first Sunday,
and the meetings are held
regularly at Carolina Restaurant.
Page In House
Gordon Forester, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Forester,
of Wilkesboro, Is enjoying life
in the nation's capital as a page
in the House of Representatives
in congress. Gordon received
his appointment from
Representative O. B. Deane, of
the eighth district, and began
his duties Tuesday.
Oppose Change In
Railway Serv i c e
of the proposed change
in train service between North
Wilkesboro and Winston-Salem
have expressed opposition to' the
change, which would mean thai
6ne mixed freight and passengei
train would operate between
North Wilkesboro and WinstonSalem
daily instead of separate
freight and passenger as at present.
Tom Jenrette, manager of the
, Chamber of Commerce, said to
day that it is urgent that al
members fill out and return ques
tionnaires sent to them, whlcl
asks the amoant of shipping the;
do and their position on th<
change proposed by Southeri
Railway. He asked that the re
ports give the amount of ship
ping in tonnage or dollar value.
Application has been filed
with the State Utilities Commis
sion by the railroad, and th<
1 Chamber of Commerce has askec
for a hearing, which is expectee
to be granted.
Tuesday Date Of
3 Town Election!
Tuesday, May 3, is date o
municipal elections in the thre<
1 incorporated towns in Wllkei
There are no contests In th<
elections, which will be routini
In North Wilkesboro R. T. Mc
Niel is the candidate for mayor
Commissioner candidates are Ma;
Foster and C, J. Swofford, lncum
bents, C. E. Jenkins, Olenn An
drews and I. H. McNeill, Jr., new
candidates. O. K. Pope, LeWli
I Vickery and W. H. McElwee ar<
on the ticket for members of th<
city board of education.
In Wilkesboro the present,.of
fleers are unopposed. Mayor W
E. Smithey and Commlssionen
Johnson Sanders, Russell Gray
jjr.', A. A. Triplett and Joe H
Pearson are on the ticket
' In Ronda A. C. Hendrix it
candidate for mayor and com
miwioner candidates are R. c
' Martin, D. Frank Johnson, Wil
liam W. Carter, C. C. Tharp*
and Glenn E. Golliher.
, News has been received her*
of the birth of a daughter, Pauls
Lynn, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul P
McNeill, of Fort Pierce, Florida
Mrs. McNeill Is the former Mis:
Alma Wyatt, daughter of Mr
. and Mrs. Roby M. Wyatt, of neai
To Address Deocons
M. A. HUGCINS
For Deacons Rally
Be Held Friday
General Secretary Baptist
Convention To Address
M. A. Hugging General Secretary
of the Baptist State Convention
of North Carolina, will address
a rally of the deacons of
the Baptist churches of the
Brushy Mountain Baptist Association
on Friday night of this
week at Pleasant Home Baptist
church. This rally will start at
8 p. m. The public is cordially
invited to hear this outstanding
Christian layman, who for seventeen
years has served as General
Secretary of this convention of/
Baptist churches in North Carolina.
The deacons and the Woman's
Missionary Union of the host
church, in cooperation with the
Woman's Missionary Unions of
other churches in the Association,
Will be host to the deacons of
all the churches at a supper to
h^eryed.at T..il m. ^
™"s rally will he the climax
of a series of meetings in honor
of the deacons, being held at
8 o'clock each evening this week
at various churches of the Brushy
Mountain Baptist Association.
All the people of the churches
are urged to attend all of these
meetings, which will feature a
continuous Bible study of the
origin and nature of the deaconship,
and will be an occasion of
great fellowship among all the
The following is a schedule of
the meetings for the entire week,
Monday, Beaver Creek Baptist
Tuesday, Wilkesboro Baptist
Wednesday, Boiling Springs
Thursday, Hinshaw Street Baptist
Friday, Pleasant Home Baptist
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Jersey Sale Friday
Yadkin Valley Jersey parish
will conduct a sale of purebred
, jerseys Friday, May 6, one p. m.,
• at Elkin.
To Address Doctors
Dr. Allen O. Whipple, Valentine
Mott Professor Emeritus
of Surgery, Columbia University,
N. Y., who will speak
to doctors in the North Wilkesboro-Elkin
area Tuesday, May
8, on the diagnosis and treatment
of cancer. He will speak
at the Y. M. C. A. at four and
eight p. m.
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Project' Is Planned
Committee Of Chamber Of
Commerce Lay* Preliminary
A farm improvement demonstration
will be carried out in
Wilkes county, probably abont
October 1, it was decided here in
meeting of the soil conservation
division of the Agricultural committee
of the Wilkes Chamber of
Commerce, of which Lawrence
Miller was named chairman.
Plans are in the formative
stage, but call for selection of a
farm to be given a rapid working
over to show what improvements
can be accomplished. Such demonstrations
in other areas have
been highly successful and have
attracted much attention.
Farm machinery and equipment
men are expected , to play a
highly important part in the project,
and extent of improvements
planned will be determined largely
on the type of farm selected
for the demonstration.
Present for the initial meeting
were G. G. Wellborn, Glenn
Greene, Paul Billings, Lawrence
Miller, Statoh Mclver, O. H.
Bracey, Bill Lewis, R. H. Transou,
Paul Choplin. Others who
will be Invited to membership on
this project committee are B. G.
Finley, E. E. Vaught, Glenn Dancy,
Sam Winters, C. E. Thorpe,
Glenn Andrews, C. E. Jenkins,
Fred Davis, H. C. Roberts, Charlie
Miles and Paul Vestal.
The committee discussed some
of the things which may be included
in the demonstration,
such as use of farm machinery,
seeding practices, forestry, planting,
timber thinning and stand
improvement, terracing, meadow
strips, lime and fertilizer,
home improvement and landscaping.
Needs of the farm selected will
have a great bearing on the type
of work to be included in the
The committee issued an open
Invitation for participants in the
•dematratratton, asking all dealers
and others who can take part to
file' their names, along with type
of work or machinery they wish
to demonstrate. It was explained
that if home improvement is included
that representatives of
many lines may take part.
Elkin Ball Club
Elkin, April 30.—Harvey P.
L&ffoon, Elkin publisher, was
named today to head Elkin Blanketeers,
Inc., the Blue Ridge
League's franchise replacement
11 Heavy rains prevented the
Blanketeers' opening game scheduled
here tonight against Radford,
Elkin's inaugural home contest
in organized baseball will be held
Monday night when Manager Tige
Harris' incompleted line-up meets
Wytheville, Va. Elkin is scheduled
to go to Radford for its first
' contest tomorrow,
| Laffoon announced that Monday
night's official home opener
would honor the special tickets
already sold for Saturday night's
game. If rain again postpones
the contest, the tickets will be
valid for the first home game
The election of Laffooi! as
president came this morning at a
meeting of stockholders at which
a charter was adopted. R. G.
Chatham was elected vice president;
E. F. Harris was named
secretary, and R. C. Freeman,
treasurer. Directors, in addition
to the four officers, are Dr. Eeth
Beal, George E. Royall, E. S.
Spainhour and Edward R. Snyder.
Charles Neaves was appointed
This is Elkin's first attempt at
professional baseball. Last year
the Blanketeers, operating as a
semipro club, finished as runners-up
in the national tournament
at Wichita, Kan. . Harris,
mnaager then/has picked up several
players' from the club, including
Pitcher Red Powers who
was scheduled to hurl tonight's
Elkin replaced Abingdon, Va.,
which surrendered its franchise
only little more than a week before
the season was scheduled to
Dry milk Is widely favored by
food processors as an Ingredient
in prepared foods and confections.