North Wilkesboro lias a
trading radius of 50 miles,
serving 1*0,000 people in
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Vol. 44, No. 6 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, May 5, 1949 ■ - Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Week Begin 8th
At First Baptist
Dr. O. T. Binkley Will Deliver
Dr. Olin Trivette Binkley •wrill
be at the First Baptist church,
North Wilkesboro for "Christian
Home Week'" beginning on this
Sunday, May 8, Mother's Day,
and continuing each night
through Friday of the following
week. Dr. Binkley Is the son of
Rev. and Mrs. J. N. Binkley of
Harmony and a nephew of Mr.
and Mrs. D. T. Trivette and Mr.
and Mrs. Eugene Trivette of this
city, and a classmate of the
I pastor of the church. Dr. Binkley
is a graduate of Wake Forest
College, of Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary and uf
Yale University. (He taught courses
on courtship and marriage at
the University of North Carolina
while he was pastor of the Baptist
Church in Chapel Hill. Later
he became head of the Department
of Religion at Wake Forest
College and is now Professor
of Bthics and Sociology at the
Southern Baptist. Theological
Seminary In Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Binkley has written many articles
on marriage and is widely
sought after as a preacher and
lecturer in young people's conferences.
He is now recognized as
an authority in the field of
Christian Sociology with special
reference to the Christian home.
The purpose of the series In
North Wilkeaboro is to help the
people of the community to
make their homes more Christian
and morq happy. Dr. Binkley will
preach a sermon at the hours of
worship on Sunday, eleven o'clock
and eight o'clock. On the
week-day evenings a forty-five
minute service. Including the
sermon, will be followed by a
period of discussion for particular
groups. The schedule and
topics follow: *
Sunday morning, J.1^00 a. m.
"A Christian View of Parenthood,#.
. Sunday night, 8:00 p. m. "A
rhristian View of Marriage."
f Monday night, 7:30 p. m. "The
American Family Today'' followed
by discussion period for parents.
Tuesday night, 7:30 p. m. "Essentials
of Successful Marriage"
followed by discussion period for
young people. *
Wednesday night, 7:30 p. m.
"Emotional Maturity and Family
giving" followed by discussion
period for married couples.
Thursday night, 7:30 p. m.
"Sources of Family Strength"
followed by discussion period for
i Friday night, 7:30 p. w.
I "Church and Family Work To|
J^Sher" followed by discussion
period for church leaders. Those
of other churches are given a
special invitation to attend.
All of the people are invited
to all of the services. The discussion
periods are especially for
the particular group designated.
Flashers On Top
Elkin Here Tonight, Wythe
ville Here Saturday; Mt.
North Wilkesboro took first
place In the Blue Ridge league
last night by defeating Wytherille
at Wytheviile IS to 5.
Richard Long went the route
for the Flashers, who slammed
fire Wytheville hurlers for 16
hits. Everybody hit, with Shores
getting three and Stanley leading
ltt RBI's with three.
The Flashers return here to
play Elkin tonight.' Friday night
they play in Elkin. Wythevills
Comes here Saturday night and
Mount Airy will play here Sunday
afternoon, 2:30. On Monday
the Flashers will journey to Mt.
Today Wytheville Is in second
place with two wins and one lorn.
Elkin and Galax have won and
|o*f(lbne each. Mt. Airy has won
one and lost two and Radford has
Complete schedule for -the earning
week is on page six of section
2 of this newspaper. •
USS United States, the Navy's
supercarrier, will be able to aceomodate
planes weighing well
over 100,000 pounds.
Will Speak Here
DR. OLIN TRIVETTB MNKLET
Series Of Services
At Pleasant Home
Rev. Walter T. Whittington,
pastor of the Baptist church at
Palth, will speak in a series of
services to begin Saturday night,
May 7, at Pleasant Home Baptist
church eight miles northwest of
this city near highway 16.
Services beginning Saturday
will be held at 7:30 each evening
for five days and the public is
cordially Invited. Rev. Mr. Whittington
was born and reared in
the Reddies River community
and has many relatives and
friends in Wilkes.
Dog Vaccinator At
A. J. 'Brown, dog vaccinator,
will spend Saturday, May 7, at
the county courthouse in Wilkesboro
for the purpose of vaccinating
dogs as required by law.
395 CASES OF
State Highway Patrolmen early
Wednesday morning seized a
cargo of 395 cases of tax-paid
liquor, along with a practically
new Mack tractor and trailer, on
highway 16 18 miles northwest
of here near the Blue Ridge
Patrolmen R. ;H. Dlllard and
Sidney M. Carter, who made the
seizure, arrested C. W. Cooper,
driver of the truck, who later
gave bond In the sum of $1,000
for appearance In Wilkes court.
The officers said that Cooper,
who had made his home here several
years but whose driver license
gave a Trade, Tenn., address,
showed them bills of lading
which purported to represent his
load as being 8 SO cases of empty
jars and two canneries, consigned
by a Mountain City, Tenn.,
wholesaler to a Greensboro address.
But instead of empty jars the
massive truck load was 396 cases
of liquor, mostly pints with some
cases of half pints and some
fifths. The liquor was from Baltimore
Ownership of the truck, which
carried Tennessee license plates,
was not Immediately established.
The officers estimated the liquor
to hare a value of $12,000,
and value of the tractor and
trailer, which was confiscated
and held, at about $13,000, making:
total value of the seizure in
the neighborhood of $25,000.
The liquor was stored in the
Wilkes courthouse to await court
action and sale by the county.
Proceeds from sale of liquor
seized go into the school fund.
SCHOOL BOND ELECTION PLAN
p TALKED WITH COMMISSIONERS
Representatives of the Education
committee of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce discussed
a school bond election proposal
with the Wilkes county board
of commissioners in meeting this
Heading the delegation was
Paul Osborne, chairman of the
Education committee, and others
were W. H. McElwee, Blair
Gwyn, C. B. Eller, C. C. Faw, Sr.,
J. Allie Hayes, R. R. Church, J.
Floyd Woodward, W. K. Sturdlvant
and Tom Jenrette.
The delegation explained that
the committee had voted unanimously
to request the ' county
commissioners tb call a school
bond election, favoring the max
imum amount which would be
recommended by the Local Government
A group composed of C. C.j
Sidden, J. Allie iHayes, C. B. Eller,
J. C. Grayson and Paul Osborne
conferred in Raleigh with
W. E. Easterling, director of the
Local Government Commission,
who stated that the maximum
which could be submitted under
the law is approximately $800,000.
tit was found that sufficient
time would not elapse for the
election to be called June 4 to
coincide with the state road and
school bond election and that the
county election could not be held
until some time in July.
Mrs. Casey, Cycle,
Dies At Age 84
Mrs. Sarah Myers Casey, 84,
widow of J. H. Casey, died at her
home in Cycle about 7 p. m. yesterday
after a week's illness.
Survivors include five sons,
John and Tyre Casey of Cycle,
Dr. R. P. Casey of North Wilkesboro,
Paul anl Silas Casey of
High Point; one daughter, Miss
Addie Casey of the home; one
brother, Rev. Gus Myers of Cycle;
and one sister, Mrs. Margaret
Rash of Cycle. •
(Funeral services will be held
at 2 p. m. Friday at Union
Church at Cycle. The body will
■ lie in state from 1 to 2 p. m.
Mrs. Casey was the mother of
the late Andrew H. Casey, prominent
lawyer of North Wilkes»
Mrs. Bill Thomas has been a
patient at the Wilkes hospital
; since Monday.
Wilkes May Court
Is Now In Session
May term of Wilkes superior
court for trial of civil cases convened
in WilKesboro Monday
with Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., of
The court will he in session
Singing June 5 At
Elk Creek Church
A singing will be held at Elk
Creek Baptist church on the EJlk
Creek road in the western part
of Wilkes county Sunday, June
6, beginning at ten a. m. Picnic
dinner will be spread at noon
and an enjoyable occasion is anticipated.
All singers are invited
to attend and participate in the
Miss Geraldine Gaddy, who had
been a patient at the Wilkes Hospital
for a week, is now at home
and is getting along nicely.
HEARING ON JUNE 7TH ON PLAN !
j TO OPERATE A MIXED TRAIN
North Carolina State Utilities
Commission has set June 7, two
p. m. in Raleigh, as date for a
hearing on the proposal of Southern
Railway to operate a mixed
round trip train between North
Wilkesboro and Winston^Salem
in lieu of separate freight and
passenger trains as at present.
The proposal of the railroad to
opposed by many Interests here
for. several reasons. One of the
principal objections is that" express
would leave here early in |
the morning on the mixed train
and would have to be crated the,
day before. This would be es-,
pecially bad for the poultry ln-j
dustry. Another objection raised
is the effect the change would
have on mall service, making a
delay of several hours and crippling
city mail delivery service.
C. B. Ell or, superintendent
of Wilkes county schools, Is beginning
his ninth two-year
term, having been re-elected
by the Wilkes county board of
education. With increased appropriations
by the state for
schools, state aid for school
construction and the possibility
of a county bonds issne for
school buildings, Supt. Eller
sees a new era of progress for
the public school system.
New City Council
Term Are Named
Mayor McNiel and Commissioners
Take Oath of
Office Tuesday Night
Newly elected mayor and commissioners
of the town of North
Wilkesboro took oath of offlc«
Tuesday night 'following the
election Tuesday and organized
for their two-year term.
Retiring Mayor T. S. Kenerly
and the board which Berved during
the past two years met an<3
■received returns ofth» election*
which were accepted, and adjourned.
The retiring members ol
the board were Gilbert Bare
Frank Crow and J. C. Reins. C
J. Swofford and Max Foster wert
re-elected. New Members are C
E. Jenkins, Glenn Andrews and
I. H. McNeill, Jr.
The new board passed resolutions
commending the retirini
officers for their faithful and valuable
service to the city.
Glenn Andrews was electec
Mayor McNiel appointed th<
following committees of board
Finance—I. H. McNeill, Jr.
chairman, C. J. Swofford, Glenr
•Streets—C. E. Jenkins, chair
man, C. J. Swofford and I. H
Water and Lights—Glenn An
drews, chairman, C. E. Jenkins
Sanitation—Max Foster, chair
man, Glenn Andrews, C. E>. Jenk
Fire—C. J. Swofford, chair
man, I. H. McNeill, Jr., Max Fos
The council adjourned to mee
on Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p. m.
Red Cross Fund
In Wilkes County
Chairmen Express Appreci
ation For Chapter to All
Final report of the Wilkes Red
Cross chapter shows that a total
of $5,143.07 was raised in Wilkes
county during the fund campaign
Larry Moore, chapter chairman,
and R. R- Church, fund
chairman, expressed their appreciation
to the many volunteer
workers and to all who contributed
during the campaign.
The amount raised was short
of the quota of $8,146, and it
will be necessary that some ol
the many splendid activities ol
the Wilkes chapter be curtailed
during the year.
Both Banks Will Be
Closed On May 10
Both banks here, the Northwestern
Bank and the Bank ol
North Wilkesboro, will be closed
on Tuesday, May 10, which will
he Southern Memorial Day and
a holiday in North Carolina.
Schools In Wilkes
Named By Board
Superintendent C. B. Eller
Re-Elected For Ninth
Wilkes county board of education
in May meeting this week
appointed school committees lor
the nine central school districts
in Wilkes county and named advisory
committees for 25 other
schools within the central districts.
iln a previous meeting the
board, which is composed of
Chairman C. O. McNlel, R. R.
Church and D. F. Shepherd, reelected
C. B. Eller superintendent
of Wilkes schools. He has
begun his ninth two-year term.
Committees for the central
school districts were named w
Wilkesboro—Paul J. Vestal,
T. M. Foster, Lawrence Miller, C.
T. Doughfcon, W. C. Prevette.
Mount Pleasant—Gerald McGee,
IR. L. Walsh, J. Roby McNeill,
Dock Walsh, Osco Church.
Millers Creek—C. R. Whittington,
J. F. Caudill, C. F. McNeil,
C. J. Jones, H. P. Jones.
Mulberry—W. H. Hayes, H. H.
Jennings, R'. M. Watson.
Mountain View—G. C. Pendry,
Roy Key, Mrs. Glenn Dancy, Jr.,
F. C. Johnson, Wiliber Woodruff.
Traphill—J. M. McBride, Sam
C. Johnson, D. C. Castevens, J. E<.
Dejournette, Wesley Jolnes.
Ronda—-G. C. Greene, Walter
M. Key, R. P. Newman, Glenn
Golliher, P. E. Layell.
Roaring River—Hoyle Anthony,
Clay Alexander, Norman
Howard, J. S. Pardue, Ravan
Lincoln Heights—Charlie Harris,
.Harrison Anderson, Archie
Speaks, Charlie Petty.
Boomer—Pete Carlton, Henry
Mountain Crest— M. V. Robinson,
Jet Hayes, Floyd Hendren.
Mt. Sinai—Andrew Johnson,
Clint Johnson, Turner Anderson.
Oakwoods—Mont C. Jones,
Glenn Anderson, Walter Stroud.
Hendrix—W. O. Barnett, Dal■
las Triplett, Joe Walsh.
Big Ivey—Odell Beshears, H.
, H. Beshears.
I Maple Springs—J. M. Shep!
pard, Kelsie Foster, Jentry
j Cricket — Harmon Mlnton,
Gwyn Eller, J. W. Elliott.
' Whittington—J. F. Vannoy,
Concord—B. F. Staley, Gaither
Logglns—J. E. Wayne.
Harmon—Dewey Miller, Shade
Piney Ridge—Coy Miller, Charlie
Craven, Avery Miller.
Friendship: Thomas J. Royal.
Flint Hill—D. V. Brown, T. T.
Hutchinson, John Swim.
Double Creek—J. H. Alexander,
A. M. Holbrook, E. G. Holbrook.
New Life—Mrs. W. E. Bell, C.
, D. Blevins. •
• Cane Creek—Tobias Handy,
Austin—Edd McGrady, Watson
Durham, Sheridan Bauguess.
Pleasant Hill—M. J. Shore,
Roger Harp, Floyd Carter.
Benham—Alton Carter, Robert
Spencer, Henry Boyd.
Plesant Ridge—Amie Luff man,
Curtis Luffman, Bryant Carter.
Clingman—H. C. Greene, J. W.
Caudill, Harvey Pardue.
Thankful — Worth Carlton,
Millard Howell, Pink Ferguson.
I Home Demonstration
On Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p
i m., Mulberry Home Demonstration
club will meet with Mrs.
On Wednesday, May 11, Mountain
View Home Demonstration
club will nyiet with Mrs. Leroy
Porter, two p. m.
Prices received by farmers
averaged slightly higher in midMarch
than a month earlier, the
first inerease shown by the index
since last July. However, the
index Is still 8 per cent below a
Old Time Fiddlers
13 Millers Creek
There will be an Old-Time
Fiddlers Convention at Millers
Creek school, Friday night, May
13th. A large number of professional
and amateur musicians are
expected to take part. A wide
variety of fun and frolic is being
planned to go along with the old
A large number of valuable
door prizes will be given away, in
addition to the cash prizes being
offered the musicians. There will
also be prizes for the oldest musician
and the largest family present.
Site For First
Bouts Jn Wilkes
Event Sponsored By Wilkesboro
Men's Club For
Benefit School Band
Paul (Country) Ferguson,
Wilkes youth who has fought
more than 300 bouts, all the way
from amateur to Madison Square
Garden, will fight Sonny Bennett,
158, in the feature attraction
for the boxing show to be
put on at Wilkesboro Gymnasium
Saturday, May 14, under auspices
of the Wilkesboro Business and
Professional Men's Club for benefit
of the Wilkesboro high
-In addition to the ten-round1
feature, there will be two bouts
with Wilkesboro high school boys
participating. The Wilkesboro
boys will be Pete and Shorty
Glass, Dean Edwards and Bill
Joines. There will also be two
bouts with colored boys, and five
colored boys will stage a "battle
royal" in the ring.
J. B. Tolbert, well known boxing
authority from Kannapolis,
will referee the <bouts, which will
be the first major boxing event
ever staged in Wilkes county and
is expected to gain much attention.
Ferguson's record is well
known, particularly in the south
where many of his most successful
fights have been staged.
Bennet is a native of Mount
Airy. In 75 fights he has won 70,
lost 3 and 2 ended in draws.
Tickets for the event are now
on sale at Smithey's Department
store and Wright's Men's Shop
in Wilkesboro, Prevette's stores
and Insurance Service and Credit
Corporation in North Wilkesboro.
Box seats will be $1.50 each,
i with general admission one dollar.
Student admission will be
Eight p. m. is starting time for
the boxing show.
Cpl. Wade" Miller
Funeral On Sunday
Funeral service for Cpl. Wade
L. Miller, who lost his life In
World War II, will be held Sunday
'afternoon, two o'clock, at
Laurel Fork church near Laurel
Springs. Burial will 'be in Meadow
Fork cemetery. /•
Yadkin Valley Motor, company
recently was named by Ford Motor
company as dealer for Mercury
automobiles in Wilkes, Ashe
and Alleghany counties. The
firm for several years held the
Mercury agency here, but had
not been dealing in Mercury cars
since the war.
The first shipment of the 19*9
Mercurys arrived last week and
the beautiful new cars are now
on display. Prompt delivery is assured
on many models.
The public is cordially, invited
to see the new Mercurys at «any
time at Yadkin Valley Motor company.
Hatcheries in North Carolina
produced a total of *,671,000
chicks during March. This was
an increase of 58 per cent above
the number hatched in February,
and an Increase of about 35 per
eent above the 1941-47 averse*.
To be Held Weekly
In The Courthouse
Medical Society, Health Department,
Cancer Detection Center will
open In quarters provided in the
Wilkes county courthouse on
Tuesday, May 24, and will be
held there each Tuesday morning.
Dr. Mildred Schram, field director
of the division of cancer oontrol
of the State Board of Wealth
said here following conference
with local medical authorities.
Decision to set up a cancer detection
center for northwestern
North Carolina counties was
reached in a recent meeting of
the Wilkes Medical Society, members
of which will donate their
services as examining physicians
for the center.
Cooperating will be the health
department, which will furnish
equipment, and the Junior Woman's
Club, which has decided to
sponsor the clinic tie their outstanding
project foe the year. The
Junior Woman's club members
will volunteer services as nurse
aides, receptionists and for clerical
Registration for the clinic will
be 9:15 to 10:30 a. m., each
Tuesday, beginning May 2 4.
Those who live over 25 miles awa>
may gain priority by writing
for an appointment, enclosing an
addressed and stamped envelope
for reply. These letters should be
directed to Mrs. C. M. Williams,
of Wllkeeboro, who will be secretary
of the center.
Dr. G. T. Mitchell, president of
the Wilkes Medical Society, will
be director of the medical staff.
Other members will be Dr. Fred
C. Hubbard, Dr. Wm. L>. Bundy,
Dr. E>. N. Phillips and Dr. George
The center will be open for
free use to any resident of North
Carolina. Dr. Schram said that
people over 40 and any under 40
who have cancer symptoms
should use the cancer detection
The cancer center will be for
diagnosis only, and no treatment
will be given at the center.
Election Are Held
Municipal elections. were held
Tuesday In the three incorporated
towns of Wilkes county. There
were no contests and elections in
North Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro
and Ronda were mere formalities.
In North Wilkesboro R. T. MeNiel
was elected mayor with a
total of 87 votes. Votes for commissioners
were: Glenn Andrews
86, C. B. Jenkins, 83, I. H. McNeill,
Jr., 84, C. J. Swofford, 73,
Max Foster 73.
For school board W. H. McElwee
received 78, O. K. Pope 76,
and Lewis Vickery 79.
In Wilkesboro 27 votes were
cast. W. F. Smithey was re-elected
mayor and all commissioners,
Johnson Sanders, Joe H. Pearson,
A. A. Triplett and Russell Gray,
Jr., were rw-elected. All received
27 votes except Mr. Gray, who
received 26. W. B. Warner was
election registrar and judges
were Mrs. R. J. Michael and
In Ronda A. C. Hendrlx was
elected mayor and commissioners
elected were Glenn H. Golllher,
R. C. Martin, D. Frank Johnson
and C. C. Tharpe.
In Ronda the vote for A. C.
Hendrix for mayor was 23. Votes
for commissioners were as follows:
R. C. Martin 25, Frank
Johnson 25, Glenn Golllher 25,
C. C. Tharpe 24, William Carter
Many Attend Guy
Many from the Wilkesboros
attended the Guy Lombardo dance
held Tuesday night in Lenoir.
The big event was held in the Legion
clubhouse under auspices of
the Legion post at Lenoir.