ikesboro lias * radius of 50 miles, 1*0,000 people in western Carolina. Vol.44. No. 11 sP i,'S * SCOITS The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Tr<$il of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years K . Wilkes district Boy and Girl Scouts organization have a program worthy of your attention and support. Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESfrOBO, N. C., Mpnday, May 23, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center ICITIZENSHIP AWARDS GIVEN | I BY KIWANIS CLUB TO ELECTED I STUDENTS FROM HIGH SCHOOLS Outstanding students of the I nine high schools In Wilkes county were honored Friday noon by ,the North Wilkesboro Klwanls 'club, which annually presents a citizenship certificate to the student in each high school selected by fellow students as "the best school citizen" in the rising senior class. The students receiving the honor this year were as follows: *Bob Eller, Wilkesboro; John D. Walsh, Ferguson; Betty Mikeal, Mt. Pleasant; Earl Watts, Millers 3reek; Harold Bennett, Mounin View; Holland Warren, Irraphill; Mary Belle - Howell, |&onda; Carl Howard, Roaring liver; Frances Harris, North filkesboro. ■ Rev. Ernest J. Arnold, |lnt to the president of ' i>n .College, delivered an jig address on the topic of assistDavid inspir"Con |inuing To Be Good Citizens.*' address, directed mainly to students, urged that they Velop a philosophy which will them through life and to live to expectations of their hosts at Friday's meeting. He gave a number of excellent illustrations of people in the past who hare continued to live on In the hearts of people because of their ability to share their lives with their fellowmen. Cecil F. Adamson, program chairman, presented the citizenship certificates. Guests at the meeting included the following school representatives in addition to the students: Wm. T. Long, Wilkeaboro; M. A. Cowles, Ferguson; Mrs. Lincoln Carlton, Mt. Pleasant; Paul W. Gregory,, Mountain View; Fred G. Gil-] •reath, Traphill; Mrs. F. T.! Moore, Ronda; Mrs. June Pearson, Roaring River; J. Floyd Woodward, R. N. Wooten and Mrs. L. E. Harris, mother of Frances Harris, North Wilkesboro. Other guests were: Bill Kizziah with J. H. Whicker; Dr. A. D. Morehouse with R. L. Morehouse; J. C. Critcher with Paul J. Vestal; Rev. Ernest Arnold with Cecil F. Adamson. 'rogram Ladies | Night Lions Club Very Enjoyable Dr. Combs, Mrs. Dot Clark And Pete Ivey Provide ! Program Features A highly successful ladles 1 night banquet was held by the North Wilkesboro Lions Club at Hotel Wilkes Friday evening. . Dr. Gilbert R. Combs spoke the invocation and the crowd of about 100 enjoyed a turkey'dinner. i Paul Cashion welcomed the ady guests, with appropriate response rendered by Mrs. Richard 'Johnston. Dr. Gilbert R. Combs, a stuent of ballads, thoroughly enertained the club and guests Y with rendition of two Kentucky mountain Ballads. Mrs. Dot Clark ?#ng' two numbers, which were nuch enjoyed. Piano accompaalnent was by Mrs. A. F. Kilby. Feature address of the evening vas by A. G. "Pete" Ivey, Wlniton-Salem Sentinel staff memier and columnist. Pete gave 'Casey At the Bat" and other lum^pous acts which brought I'orth much merriment. *ub Pock Meeting On Tuesday Night All cub Scouts and their parfits, other boys between ages of ne an,d 12 and who would like 'Tfc-^couts are asked to meet fuesday, Mpy 24, 7:30 p. m. at ie Duke Power company offices >in Ninth street. II — • — ilelk's Personnel On Picnic At Bluff Members of Belk's Department I,tore personnel, with their familes, enjoyed a delightful picnic I Wednesday afternoon at Bluff li^ark. The group, totaling about *40, had a sumptuous dinner and the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed. Marriage License ( Since May 10 license to wed were issued by Troy C. Foster, Wilkes register of deeds, to the |\following couples: J. D. Milam and Wanema Viola Hilton, both of Wilkesboro; Eugene Howell, [.Jefferson, and Louise Lovette, ^ Wilkesboro; Jack Barlow and i»Edith Faw Minton, both Of Ferguson; Conrad Baldwin, Roaring River, and Sarah Fllnchum. North Wilkesboro route two; Edward Jolly, Roaring River, and Rath Couch, lfflkln; Eugene Martin, Wilkes boro, and Shirley Braswell, Boomer, — o Optimist Club Meeting \ The North Wilkesboro Optimist club will hold its regular Tnf-%tr Tuesday noon at Hotel Wilkes. The luncheon meetfng opens at 12 o'clock, sharp( and all members are urged to be [present. ItSu^iness Club To Meet The Wilkesboro Business and •fessional Men's Club will its regular monthly meeting i*f j night at seven o'clock the Woman's clubhouse. All bers are urged to attend. »• POTATOES FOR LIVESTOCK FEED It was announced by Maude S. Miller, Secretary of the Wilkes County AAA( that information had been received from the State office that surplus Irish potatoes may be secured to be used as livestock feed only. Anyone interested should apply at the cotinty AAA office and pay a fee of one per cwt. for the amount they wish to feed to dairy or beef cattle or hogs. These will be shipped to the nearest railroad siding. Several farmers can order a car together. If interested it is suggested that you contact your County office immediately since shipments for livestock feed will be made on the basis of "first «om« first served." j Flashers Drive For First Place Trail Mt. Airy By Two Games After Losing To Elkin Sunday 5 to 3 North Wilkesboro Flashers in the Blue Ridge league will be gunning for first place in the league this week. Tonight they play in Elkin. Radford will be here Tuesday night, Wytheville Thursday night and Galax Saturday night. They go to Radford Wednesday and to Wytheville Friday. Mt. Airy is leading the league with the Flashers in second place, two games behind. Wytheville trails North Wilkesboro by half a game. Elkin remains on the bottom but the Blanketeers are surging up rapidly and will be in the thick of the race soon, according to present indications. Yesterday and Flashers dropped a closely contested game to the Blanketeers here 5 to 3. Leslie Rhoades and Powers staged a neat slab duel with both teams scoreless until the 7th. Elkin bunched four singles*and two sacrifice bunts to score three guns. In the bottom half of the 7th the Flashers got two runs on a single, a Blanketeer error and a doable by Winkelspect, who had three hits and three runs batted in. In the ninth pinch hitter Telford Weatherman tripled and was singled home by Winkelspect. Black lined to centerfield to end the game. Outstanding play in the field was Pescitelli's backhanded stab of a sizzling ground ball near second. Beat Galax 15 to 8 The Flashers exploded with 12 runs in the 7th and 8th here Saturday night to beat Galax 15 to 7. The game was played in a slight drizzle. Winkespect with a single, double and triple and Shores with two long triples featured the batting attack. Long went the route for North Wilkesboro and had trouble only in the first, third and ninth innings. ————— o — — Girl Scout Board Directors To Meet Directors of the Wilkes County Girl Scout Association will hold May meeting at the North Wilkesboro Little House tonight, Monday, May 23, 7:46. AJ1 memben are urged to be present. HWWWwiUwWMMWHWW J Delivers Address REV. ERNEST J. ARNOLD Many Sentences In Federal Court During; May Term Many prison sentences and fines were meted out during the latter days of the May term of federal court in Wilkesboro to liquor law offenders. Judge Johnson J. Hayes presided over the court, which disposed of the usually large number of cases. The following judgments were rendered during the latter part of the week: Pete Triplett, year and a day in Chillicothe. Nelson Money, J?., 1480 fine and three years probation. Jim Ward, $200 fine and year and a day suspended. Coy Pruitt, year and a day suspended until November term of court. Brack Bumgarner, $250 fine and six months jail sentence suspended. Gwyn Mathis, year and a day Ina Gertrude McCarter, year and a day in Alderson, W. Va.; Jesse Monroe McCarter, year and a day iif Atlanta prison. Ralph Hamilton Call, year and a day in Petersburg, Va., prison. Thomas Woodrow Bumgarner, $200 fine, year and a day in Petersburg. John Lloyd Hester, year and a day in Ashland, Ky.( prison. Tyre Matthew Hollo way, $100 fine, year and a day suspended until November. Reuben Anderson, year and a day in Atlanta. Alfred Shepherd, six months in jail. Dallas B. Myers, 16 months in Petersburg, Va. Banner Billings, year and a day in Atlanta. Robert E. Love, year and a day in Chillicothe. Burlie Wiles, $500 fine, two years probation. The following defendants were placed on probation: Hayden Frazier, William Coa c h m a n Price-, Leonard Wayne, John Mack Brown, June Ray Bauguss, Davis Combs> George Solomon Hendren, Sidney Marshall Walsh. M. H. Brown, 74, Funeral Saturday Major Hardin Brown, 74-yearold retired farmer of the Rock Creek community, died at 8:30 a. m. Thursday in a Statesville hospital. He had been in ill health for the past year. | Funeral service was held on I Saturday at 11 a. m., at Rock Creek Baptist church. Surviving Mr. Brown are his wife, Mrs. Lettie Anne Brown, si\ sons and three daughters: Otto Brown, Camden, N. J.; C. E. Brown, Asheboro; D. J. Brown, High Point; Fred Brown, Lincolton; C. C. Brown, Winston-Sa-j lem; Wayne Brown, North Wilkesboro; Mrs. C, C. Sebastian, of Winston-Salem; Mrs. A. M. i Campbell, Boonville; Miss Pau-| line Brown, North Wilkesboro. — o Junior Order Plans Ladies Night Event Annual ladles night banquet of the North Wilkesboro council of the Junior Order will be held Tuesday night, May 31, at the Roaring River school lunchroom. An entertaining program iV being arranged for the occasion, which is expected to be largely attended. Tickets at one dollar each are now .being Bold by Junior Order members here. Better Schools And Road Rallies In Wilkes Coanty Will Be Held At Boomer1 Tuesday Night And At B^nham Friday Night T,w(\\ rallies in the interest of BetterV Schools and Roads will be held ity Wilkes during the week. Watso4 Brama, Better Schools and Ejoads chairman in Wilkes, announced here. On ^Tuesday night, May 24, beginning at 7:30 will be a rally at Roomer schoolhouse. On ^riday night, May 27, beginning at eight o'clock, will be a rally; at Benham school. At epch rally will be speakers who wjll explain benefits to be derivedj by passage of the proposed 9200,000,00a bond issue for schools and the proposed •bond. i|sue of $25,000,000 for state s|id to construct school' buildings to be voted on in the election to be held June 4. Benefits State Bond Approval Wilkes Outlined Raleigh, May 21.r—Wilkes county will receive $561,400 for school building and $3,066,000 for road building if voters on June 4 authorize the issuance of school and road bonds, according td a letter received by county commissioners frc Kerr Scott. passed by the 1949 General Assembly; allocate those amounts to be t«pent in the county, provided l^bat the people authorize the issuance of the bonds when they vote In the June 4 election. For th<i school buildings Wilkes county {would get $250,000 as Sts equal share of a $25,000,000 appropriation by the Gei per-pupSl share established by the General Assembly Is determined oi} the basis of the 194748 average daily membership. The amount that would be spent in the county for road building, if issuance of the bonds is favored by the voters, is set forth exactly in the road 4bond bill, and represents what the General Assembly determined to be "a fair and equitable distribution" based upon the formula in use by the State Highway and Public Iworks Commission. The bounty's share of pro-ceeds f<om the road bonds would be in addition to its regular share of highway funds. bond bills Notice To Tobacco Growers Is Given By PAUL CHOPIjIN (County Agent) Tobacco Blue Mold has done considerable damage to tobacco plants this year in Wilkes county and throughout the flue-cured tobacccj area. Many farmers will not have sufficient plants to plant tiieir alloted acres. The I county agents in tobacco growing counties have been making weekly reports (Jn shortages and surpluses of tobacco plants to Statje College. If any tobacco grower in Wilkes county has a shortage of plants or a surplus of plaNts, please notify the county Jngent, giving the number of plants that he will have above his owt needs or the number of plants Jie will need to plant his tobacco crop. ThiB information should jbe reported to the county agent's office as soon as possible, so that the farmers may buy or sell these tobacco plants. o Twenty Cent Penalty On Excess Tobacco ' According to H. C. Roberts, chairman of the Wilkes County AAA, the Tobacco Branch announced May 10 that the rate of .penalty on the marketing of excess tojbaaco produced this year will be; twenty cents per pound for flute-cured tobacco and eighteen c«$nts for burley. Under the Agricultural Adjustment Act the penalty; must Ire 40 per cent of the average market price of the proceeding year and the average price <»f flue-cured tobacco in 1948 was 49.6 cents and for burley 46cents. ■ o Rotun* that Book to tkm IH—j. Speaker Tonight ERNEST A. BEATY DAVIDSON PROF TO SPEAK HERE THIS EVENING ' I Featured speaker at the "Davidson Dinner (tonight), at the Wilkes hotel will be Professor Ernest A. Beaty) long-time member of the Davidson College faculty. With the alumni, parents, and friends of the Davidson College from the entire Elkin-North Wilkesboro region in attendance, the event, which will begin at 7:00 o'clock, will afford Professor Beaty an opportunity to describe in full, detail the educational program of the centuryold college for men. Arrangements have also been made to show the new all-color, sound motion picture, "Your Davidson," at the gathering. Another highlight of the evening will be a program of popular campus melodies long associated with life on the Davidson campus. Constantly called on as a lecturer, preacher, and after-dinner speaker, professor Beaty is Mayvery active In civic and cultural affairs throughout the Mecklenburg region. After graduating from Davidson College in 1921, ha earned M. A. degrees at both the University of South Carolina and Columbia University. As a result of the completion of his theological education, he received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. Known to generations of Davidson studants for his ready wit and platform skill, Professor Beaty did extensive linguistic study in both Rome and Munich in preparation for this work as a professor of Latin and German at Davidson College. Advance reservations already received from Davidson College al'umni, parents, and friends throughout this region promise a fine turn-out at the dinner. The affair is open to the general public and to anyone interested in Davidson's program of Christian education. Additional reservations will be available at the door tonight, according to W. Blair Gwynj dinner arrangements chairman for the Davidson College organization in this area. u May Day, Band Concert Friday Combined Program Will Be Held At Smoot Park, Beginning at 6:30 North Wilkesboro high school band and school May Day exercises will be held Friday, May 27, at Smoot Park. The May Day program will open at 6:30, and the band concert will follow at 7:30. In event of rain the programs will be carried out in the school auditorium. There will be no admission and the public is cordially invited. o Johnny Mercak Hurt Johnny Mercah, catcher on the North Wilkesboro Flashers team, sustained severe injury to his right ankle in the game here Thursday night against Elkin. The accident occured as Mercak was sliding into third base after a long hit. Ligaments were torn in his right ankle and he was Carried to the hospital by ambulance. It is expected that he will be out of action for several weeks. Mercak also received a leg fracture. He was taken Saturday to a specialist in Charlotte. RAILWAY OFFICIALS WILL HEAR CITIZENS WEDNESDAY ON PLAN TO ELIMINATE PASSENOER TRAIN Southern Railway officials have asked that a citizens meeting be held at the North Wilkesboro city hall Wednesday, May 25, two p. m., to discuss the proposal of Southern Railway to eliminate the passenger-express train from North Wilkesboro to Winston-Salem and retarn daily, and Instead to operate a mixed passenger and freight dally. Much opposition developed to the railroad's proposal to eliminate the passenger and express train and a hearing was requested before the State Utilities Commission. A date was set for the hearing but was later postponed to an indefinite date. Under the railway's proposal, the one outgoing train would leave North Wilkesboro early each morning, making it necessary that express shipments be crated the day before shipment. It was pointed out this would i be a great handicap to hatcheries in shipment of chicks and in shipment of perishables of any kind. A survey conducted by the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce revealed the majority of business interests much opposed to the Southern's proposal. Southern Railway officlali hare stated that all Interested citizens will be heard at the meeting Wednesday afternoon and the Chamber of Commerce has urged that all who are interested be present and state their views before the company officials. In Flanders' Fields I By COLONEL JOHN McCRAE In Flanders' fields the poppies 'blow Between the crosses, row on row. That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly, Scarce heard amidst the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved and. now we lite In Flanderft' fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe, To you from failing hands we throw The Torch—be yours to hold it high; If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders' fields. o —-Hospital Births—During the week ended May 20 the following births were recorded at the Wilkes hospital: son, Jimmie Woodrow, May 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Page Woodrow Higgins, of Sparta; son, Jerry Wilson, May 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Myers, of North Wilkesboro route 3; son, Marvin Roger, May 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Calloway Mathis, of Wilkesboro route two; son, Roger Blake> May 14 to Mr. and Mrs. James Charles Byers, of North Wilkesboro route three; son, Dennis Cariton, May 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carlton Bumgarner, of North Wilkesboro, daughter, Sybil Mae, May 15 to Mr. and Mrs. George Everett Call, of Wilkesboro route two; daughter, Karen Lynn, May 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gilmer Sparks, of Cycle; daughter, Jolane, May 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn William Staley, of North Wilkesboro; son, John Taft, May 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Franklin Wadkins, of Wilkesboro route one; daughte#^ Marilyn Lee, May 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Rex L. Shumate, of North Wilkesboro. V Evangelist Keyes Is Now In Revival Evangelist "Sledgeh a m m e r Charlie" Keyes began a revival \ Sunday night at Oak Forest Baptich church three miles from Roaring River in the Dellaplane community. Services will be held throughout the week at 7:30 p. m., and special singers will assist the minister. The public is oor'dially invited to attend. 5th Sunday Singing At Pilgrim Church Fifth Sunday singing convention of the Blue Ridge Singing Association will be held May 29 at Pilgrim Baptist church, T. A. Eller, chairman, announced today. The program will open at one p. m. and all singers are invited to attend and take part. o Wilkesboro Church Has Good Revival Revival services which had been in progress for the past week closed Sunday night at Wilkesboro Baptist .church. Services each evening were well attended and much interest was shown by the church. The paator, Rev. W. N. Brookshire, was assisted by Rev. <3. C. Holland, of Statesvllle, who gave Inspiring messages at each service. Annual Memorial Day Service Will Be Mount Lawn National Guard Will Be In Charge of Service Five P. M. May 30th Annual Memorial Day service will be held at Mount Lawn Memorial Park north of this city on May 30th, five p. m. North Wilkesboro battery of the National Guard will be in charge of the service, assisted by veterans organizations, Major Roy W. Forehand, National Guard batallion executive officer, announced here today. In preparation for the event, auxiliaries of the veterans organizations will decorate graves of veterans in the cemetery and all veterans are invited to attend the service in uniform. A, brief and impressive program, details of which will be announced later will be carried LITTLE tHEATRE PLAY ASUCCESS Fritz Krelsler, the eminent concert violinist, once said, at the conclusion of a concert accompanied by an amateur symphony orchestra, "there must be a special niche in Heaven for all amateur musicians." This can also be said of the amateur actor or actress because without them there would be a definite lack of cultural entertainment and education in the average American community. A pleasing and entertaining presentation of "You Can't Take It With You" was made on Friday and Saturday evenings by the Little Community Theatre at the High' School. Mrs. Charles Ziliak as Penelope Sycamore portrayed in a realistic and amusing manner the scatter-brain, irresponsible mother. John Cashion as Mr. De Pinna brought many a laugh from the attentive audience, not so much by his spoken lines, but rather by his amusing antics. R. E. Stewart, Andy Shook and Ivey Moore showed by their performances a great amount of studying and rehearsal for their parts and are to be highly complimented. Hight Dotson as Martin Vanderhof roused in the audience a real appreciation for the happy- go-lucky, not a care in the world( individual, who believes everyone should do that which he wants to do in this world. The entire cast is to be complimented for the hard work it was evident had been done. The Community Little Theatre can go far toward bringing to Wilkes county and the Wilkesboros a needed organization for the presentation of legitimate stage plays. for the entertainment of the people of -Wilkes Mrs. Richard Flnley was fortunate In having a group able to present "Cou Can't Take It With You'' and the Community Little Theatre is fortunate in having a director as competent and capable as Mrs. Finley proved to be. 1 U Mr. and Mrs. Harold Proffit have returned home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. James Snowden of Colllnsville, Mississippi, and Mr. and Mrs. E^den M. Daniel and family of Abilene, Texas. Snowden, Daniel and Proffit were all former Army baddies.

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