Wilkesboro lias a
radius of 60 miles,
1*0,000 people in
forth western Carolina.
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO,' N. C., Thursday, May 12, 1949
fol. 44, No. 8
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Taxis Must Be
OH The Streets
By First Of J one
jDrder Setting Aside Part
of 9th Street For Taxicabs
City council of North Wilkes>oro
In adjourned meeting here
Mclnded an amendment to a
axl ordinance recently passed
-nd ruled that taxlcabs must
ave their places of business off
lie streets by June 1.
. On February 8 this year the
touncil passed an ordinance ruing
that taxlcabs must have their
stands off the streets. At a later
meeting the ordinance was practically
nullified by an amendment,
which set aside both sides
of "Ninth street from B street
sooth to the first alley as a' taxi
stand. Parking meters were removed
and taxis were allowed
;flve parking privilege for
a per month. The action of i
oard in meeting Tuesday
rescinded the amendment:
e matter was reverted back
s of the ordinance passed '
A committee of trustees of the
proposed Wilkes General Hospital
£ppeared before the boa.-fl
an'dv-on advice of Medical Care
Commission officials requested
that the city issue $50,000 In
bond anticipation notes to pay
architects and early construction
costs before bonds are Issued.
In an election here the people
voted approval of a $275,000
bond issue for the city's part in
construction of a 100-bed hospital.
Representatives of the Recre-1
atioi committee of the Wilkes!
Chamber of Commerce and Woman's
Clubs appeared before the]
board and asked that the city
grade some tennis courts, erect a
small building and make other
neqded improvement at Smoot I
Park. The council voted to carry
out the project ks recommended]
and named Glenn Andrews, C. J. I
Swofford and I. H. MeNeitl, Jr.,|
as committee to carry out the]
Howard Canter and Gwyn
Baker asked permission to operate
the swimming pool on Wilkesboro
Avenue. Permission was
granted on condition tbe operators
meet safety requirements, re- I
qulrements of the board of health [
and carry adequate liability insurance.
C. J. Swofford and Glenn Andrew*
were appointed schedule
officers for Memorial Park for
the coming year. They will have
control of scheduling events for
Police Chief J. E. Walker was|
re-appointed at his present salary
and was authorized to employ]
.or discharge men in his departLjfcnV
▼ W. P. Kelly was re-appointed j
clerk, treasurer and tax collector.
A taxi permit was granted to |
Clint Edward Rhodes.
Mayor R. T. McNiel, who began
a two-year term May 3, and
all members of the commissioners
were present. New members
of the board who were elected
May 3 were Glenn Andrews,. I. H.
McNeill, Jr., and C. E. Jenkins.
Max Poster and C. J. Swofford
are incumbent members.
Fight For Lead
Important Series Scheduled
For Memorial Park Tonight
■North Wilkesboro Flasher's
and the Galax Leafs meet here
tonight and Friday night in a
crucial series for leadership in
the Blue Ridge league.
North Wilkesboro and Radford
here were rained out last night.
Last season the fight between
North Wilkesboro and Galax for
the pennant went all the way
down to the wire, with Galax winning
out in the final week. Eve-'
ry series between the two teams '
was ^closely contested and drew j
wiW|k attention from baseball
Fans here will be interested in
seeing the 1949 edition of the
Leafs, which has been enjoying
reasonable success In early seasqtr
On Saturday night the Flashers
will play in Blkin and on
Sunday will go to Wytheville.
The Wytheville Statesmen will
play here Monday night. Complete
schedule of league games
tor the coming week Is published
elsewhere fat this newspaper.
REV. C. O. HOLLAND
To Have Revival
May 15thTo 22nd
R'everenG C. C. Holland, pastor
of the Front Street Baptist
church, of Statesvllle, will be the
visiting evangelist in a series of
revival services to be held at the
Wilkesboro Baptist church May
15-22. The services will begin at
8:00 p. m. each evening.
Reverend Mr. Holland, a former
pastor in Wilkesboro, is well
known in North Carolina as a
successful pastor and preacher.
He has many friends in the
churches in Wilkes county, where
he has conducted revival meetings.
Visitors, as well as the
people of the church community,
are sincerely Invited to all of
Go Off Docket By
Nob Suit Orders
Old Cases Not Ready For
Trial Disposed Of; Judge
Approximately 150 cases have
gone off the docket of Wilkes
superior court in the current
court term for civil cases.
Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., of
Marion, presiding over a previous
term this year, ordered that
all cases Instituted before July
1, 1948 be "tried or non-suited
during the May term unless there
was lawful cause for continuance.
The following divorces were
granted in the term, which opened
May 2' and is continuing in
progress: L. E. Smith versus
Either B. Smith; Arthur Evans
Griswold versus Kathleen Griswold;
Thomas Paul McKain versus
Elizabeth McKain; Elliot
Dale Waters versus Beaulah Mae
Waters; Edna Marlow Johnson
versus John Allen Johnson;
Betty Jo Moxley Owens versus
James Garfield Owens; Hal C.
Owens versus Marion V. Owens;
Hobert Henslt./ versus Nannie
Hensjey; M. L. Yates versus Rosa
T5 J. Gordon KHby
Lost Rites Sunday
New Hope Church
Funeral service will be held
Sunday. 2:30 p. m., at New Hope >
Baptist church near Purlear for
T5 James Gordon Kilby, returned
soldier who was killed in action
in World War II.
The body will arrive here Saturday
and will be taken Saturday
afternoon to the home of his mother,
Mrs. Etta Kilby, at Purlear.
Wilkes Fighter In Heodliner Bout Saturday
5 BOUTS AND BATTLE ROYAL ON
BOXING PROGRAM SATURDAY
Shorts fans are showing much
interest in plans for a major
boxing event to be held Saturday
night, May 14, eight o'clock,
in the Wilkesboro gymnasium
for benefit of the Wilkesboro
high school band.
The show, sponsored by the'
Wilkesboro Business and Pro-1
fesslonal Men's club, will have
as feature attraction a ten-round '
bout between Paul "Country"
Ferguson, of Wilkesboro, a highly
successful fighter with a long
career in the ring, and Sonny
Bennett, youthful middleweight
whose home Is at Mt. Airy.
A major preliminary bout will
pitt Ray Wheeling, 160, of
Mountain View, against Raymond
Adams, 180, of Sparta. Wheeling
ts a former Golden Gloves champion
and Adams was a navy
champion in hi* elan.
There will be two bouts with
Wilkesboro high school boys participating.
Pete Glass versus
Shorty Glass, and Dean Edwards
versus Bill Joines, will be the
student bouts. ,
Still another bout will be between
James Hqrton and Everette
Saner, local colored fighters.
As an added attraction there
will be a "battle royal" with five
colored boys slugging it out. It
is a game of survival of the fittest
and the one left standing on
his feet is the winner.
J. B. Tolbert, of Kannapolis,
will be referee.
Tickets are now on sale at
Smithey's in Wilkesboro,
Wright's Men's Shop in Wilkesboro,
Insurance Service and
Credit Corporation and Prevette's
stores in North Wilkesboro. Prices
are $1.50 for ringside, $1.00
general admission and SO coats
Girl Scout Camp
Saturday, May 14, will be the
last date fort Girl Scouts to register
for th« summer camp to
be held July, 11 to 15 at Mountain
The thre4-dollar registration
fee will cover all expenses except
transportation. Those who do not
have a way to reach camp are
requested to notify their leaders
and transportation may be arranged.
Permission of parents must accompany
registration. In North
WilkeBboro Girl Scouts may register
for summer camp with
Mrs. Walter i Newton and in Wilkesboro
with Mrs. N. O. Smoak.
Wilkesl Red Cross
At Last Report
Since the official closing of
the local R^d Cross Fund Campaign
contributions amounting to
$337.00 haie been received. Total
Wilkes - county donations is
Nationally the Red Cross cam- I
paign was -a success. On April
19th the * total contributions |
United States a-1
mounted t6 $163,188,'538 which
is more than |3 million dollars
over the auotk. 2,432 chapters
in the United States oversubscribed
Twenty-sjx states have reached
and exieeded the totals . of
their chapter goals: Maryland,
Colorado, Delaware, Georgia Virginia,
Ohiq, Kansas, South Dakota,
Iowai Connecticut, Utah,
Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri,
Illinois, North Dakota, Wisconsin,
Montana, Nebraska, New
Hampshire, Vermont, South Carolina,
Washington, Oregon, Minnesota
This campaign was marked by
universal determination to overcome
adVerse cMt^j^ontB which
storms delaying organization in
many localities, local unemployment,
and competing campaigns.
Many chapters were successful
by managing the favorable circumstances
for higher returns to
offset losses. One chapter fc
Louisiana reported seven organized
campaigns in progress at the
same time in March.
New Church To Contain
Auditorium and Ten
Construction will begin next
week on erection of a spacious,
brick veneer 'building for Moravian
Falls Baptist church.
The building will be located
on the site of the old frame structure,
which has been removed,
and the site has been excavated. \
The new structure, which is
Bxpected to be one of the best ■
rural churches in this part of the
state, will have two floors. The
lower floor will contain ten Sunday
school rooms, hallway and
furnace room with a modern, oil
The main floor will have an
auditorium 37 by 56 feet and
back of the auditorium will' be
an assembly room.
P. G. Smithey will be construction
The building committee has
requested that all who have
made pledges pay' their pledges
immediately if possible, and new
pledges will be readily accepted.
L. G. Critcher is (building committee
chairman and treasurer :
and W. C. Hendren is secretary, i
Other members are P. G. SmithBy,
• R. A. Greer, Ervin Eller, i
Cyrus Brown and J. Earl Nich- ]
Practically all materials for
the new church building have
All who can work on the building
are asked to register their
names, with hourly wage rate expected,
with W. C. Hendren, secretary
of building committee,
and indicate whether or not they
can donate any labor. 1
All who will are asked to meet
at the church Friday afternoon,
May 13, and donate their labor
for the afternoon in hauling
gravel to be used in footings fori'
the new building. «i
New Building With 15
Room* Later Will be Connected
Construction of a 14-room addition
to Wilkesboro Baptist
church began this week with
grading of the lot on the north
side of the church building.
The new building will contain
15 rooms, and will include Sunday
school rooms, pastor's study'
and a kitchin. The -building willl
be of brick and block construc-;
Future building plans for the
church call for remodeling the
church auditorium, which will be
enlarged and connected with the
new building addition.
Eisele Construction company,
of North Wilkesboro, was awarded
contract for the building addition
for the sum of $23,000.
The present church building
contains auditorium and 14
rooms. The new addition, with
auditorium to be remodeled later,
will provide the church adequate
space for all departments
of jjhurch school and activities.
Lieutenant Governor H. P.
raylor will deliver the address at
Wilkesboro high school graduation
exercises on Friday evening,
Tune 3. Mr. Taylor 1 is from
Wadesboro and is an attorney in
.hat town. He has served on the
:ity school board and has demonitrated
much interest in the
schools. He is a very forceful
The full commencement schelule
is as follows:
Thursday, May 12—Element
Friday; May 13—Junior-Senior
Wednesday, May 25—Music
Friday, May 17—Music Recitil.
Sunday, May 29—Baccalaureate
Tuesday, May 31—Senior play.
Thursday, June 2 — Senior
Friday, June 3—Graduation
Rally Sunday, 15th
The Advent Christian Church'
will have a rally at the Old Pres->
jyterian church in Wilkesboro,
Sunday, May 15th, at 3:00 p. m.
The public is cordially invited
Local High Team To
Play Glen Alpine Here
The North Wilkesboro high
school baseball team will play
jlen Alpine here Friday at 3:30
m., in Memorial Park. The
;eams are evenly matched and a
?ood game is anticipated.
Sales Co. Will
Now Grading 150 By 140
Lot Corner of Main and
Motor Service Sales company,
ocal dealers for Chrysler and
Plymouth automobiles and G. M.
3. trucks, has purchased a large
ot on Main street in this city
ind will erect a large building to
landle the firm's business.
The lot has 150 feet front on
tfain street on the northeast
•orner.of Main and Fifth streets,
ind Is 140 feet along Fifth
itreet. Part of the lot was pur•hased
from N. S. Forester and
part from Turner-White Casket
The,, residence on the corner
ot was removed some time ago
ind grading iB now under way.
Plans have not been completed
'or the building, but members of
:he firm stated that the strnc:ure
will be two-story and will
>e planned to provide adequate
ipace for all departments of the
Motor Service Sale* company busness.
Will Be Held At
State Schools and Roads
Bonds Proposed For Election
June 4 Subject
A district meeting of Better
Roads and Schools, state-wide organization
to promote the roads
and school bonds proposal for
the election June 4, will be held
Friday, May 13, 7:30 p. m. in
the Wilkes courthouse.
It is expected that Mark Goforth,
of Lenoir, highway commissioner
for the eighth division,
will be present to address
the people and to explain benefits
which would be derived from
the roads and school bonds if
approved by the people and isBued
and used by the state.
Watson Brame is chairman of
the Better Schools and Roads
committee for Wilkes county and
called the Wilkesboro meeting.
Representatives from several
northwestern North Carolina
counties are expected to attend
the Wilkesboro meeting and receive
Information to be used in
organizing their counties. *
The meeting will be educational,
and all who are interested in
roads and schools are urgfd to
Davidson Athlete .
A name familiar with Davidson
College athletics is that of
Mike Williams. The North Willi
as boro senior again has earned
three letters In a single year
as a varsity player In football,
basketball and tennis. He Is
shown above as the third ranking
Wildcat netter, one of the
principal reasons why the Davidson
team has compiled a record
of 22 victories In 24 matches.
Mike is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Pat Williams, of North
Now In Practice
Of Medicine Here
Dr. Preston C. Stringfield, Jr.,
is now associated with Dr. James
H. McNeill in the practice of internal
medicine, with offices in
the Wilkes Hospital.
Dr. Stringfield is a native of
Mars Hill. He received his premedical
education at Mars Hill
College and Wake Forest College,
graduating at the latter in 1941
with a degree of Bachelor of
Science in medicine, summa cum
laude. At Wake Forest he was a
member of the national honorary
society Phi Beta Kappa. He ~waaf
graduated from the Bowman
Gray School of Medicine, again
first in his class, in 1943.
His internship was in internal
medicine on the fourth medical
service (Harvard), The Boston
City Hospital. He served as assistant
resident In Pathology at the
North Carolina Baptist Hospital
and had residencies in internal
medicine at Parkland Hospital,
Dallas, Texas, and V. A. Hospital,
From 1946-1948, Dr. Stringfield
served with the rank of
Captain in the U. S. Army Medical
Corps. During this time he
was stationed at Fort Sam Houston,
Texas, and the 361st Station
Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
He is married to the former
Miss Billie Johnson, of this city,
and they, with their young son,
Preston Calvin, III, are now residing
at 1208 Trogdon Street.
Lovette Home Near
Mt. Carmel Monday
What was .believed to have
been two strokes of lightning in
rapid succession practically
wrecked the home of I. J. Lovette,
Jr., in the Mount Carmel
community near Moravian Fall*
Lightning hit the residence,
tore ceiling from overhead In ,
two rooms, burst the floor, damaged
the building at many points
and set a bed on fire. Mr. Lovette
had been lying on the bed
seconds before lightning hit.
The smokehouse, meat ^ouse
and chicken house were also hit
and showed signs of considerable
damage. Four trees near the
building were struck and two
trees w.ere split.
Mr. and Mrs. Lovette and children
were at home bat no one
Support the Y. MrC. A.
Wilkesboro To Ploy
Boone High Friday
One of the major athletic events
»t Wilkesboro high school for the
spring season will be the baseball
game Friday aftrenoon between
Wtthoabwo and Appalachian nigh
school on Wilkesboro's athletic
The game will start at 1:00
p. m. and should be an exciting
pontest. The game will be playsd
early to allow sthdents to attend.
Dr. Binkley Is
Members of the Optimist Club
of North Wilkesboro and guests
were given the privilege of hearing
an impressive and most interesting
address Tuesday when
Dr. O. T. Binkley, of Louisville,
Ky., appeared before the club as
Dr. Binkley was presented to
the club by Dr. John T. Wayland,
pastor of the First Baptist church
of this city, where Dr. Binkley Is
delivering powerful, Christian
messages during "Christian
Dr. Binkley, nephew of Optimist
D. T. Trivette, and Attorney
Eugene Trivette, of this city,
spoke on the subject, "Goals for
Christian Living," <uid stated
that people, as well as nations,
distrusted each other too much.
Continuing, Dr. Binkley gave
three objectives for Christian
1. Develop a personal integrity
and character that will - withstand
strong pressure under all
conditions and circumstances.
2. Building of a good home—
one with Christian influence that
will make the occupants withstand
the temptations of the
3. Be an active participant in
building a good community.
The club meeting opened with
President E. R. Eller presiding.
Two stanzas of "America" were
sung, after which Rev. C. J..
Winslow spoke the invocation.
Guests at - the luncheon were
as follows: Maxwell Cox with D.
T. Trivette; Carl W. Steele with
E. R. Eller; W. BL Floyd, of
Atlanta, with Julius C. Hubbard; •
Mr. Lane with Howard Strader.
District Convention At
Several members of the local
Optimist club are making plans
to attend the eighteenth district
convention to be held at Wrlghtsville
Beach on May 20, 21, and
Mrs. Ralph Duncan is a patient
at Davis hospital In Statesvilla,
where she is recovering from a