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The Journal-Patriot Hos Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
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Vol. 44, No. 13 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. (X, Monday, May 30, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
For Final Week
Election Of State Road and
School Bond Issues Will
Be Held 4th
v Wilkes county, which would
benefit greatly by road and
school bond money If the propos
ed issues are voted, is showing
increased interest in the bond
election to be held Saturday,
June 4, and a large vote is pre
dicted for state bonds of $200,
000,000 for roads and $25,000,
000 for school buildings, Watson
Brame, Better Schools and Roads
chairman in Wilkes, said today.
In the interest of getting out
a large vote for the bond, pro
posals, a number of rallies will be
held in Wilkes this week, to be
climaxed by a county-wide rally
at the county courthouse Thurs
day night, eight o'clock. Prom
inent speakers will discuss the
proposals In all the rallies, to
which everybody is invited.
On Tuesday night, May 31f
eight o'clock, rallies will be held
at Shady Grove school in Som
ers township, Millers Creek
school in Reddles River town
ship, Tom Mathis' store in Antf
och township, and at Lincoln
Heights school, Wilkesboro.
Edwards township rally will be
held Wednesday, June 1, eight p.
m., at R'onda school.
If the bond issues are voted by
the people of the state Saturday
Wilkes will receive $3,066,000
for rural roads and $301,400 in
state aid for school buildings,
that amount being in addition of
$2f5?l,00() already appropriated
for school buildings, muking a
total of $551,400 for badly heed
ed school buildings.
New X-Ray At Tuberculosis Hospital
Wilkes County Tuberculosis
Hospital, renovated, enlarged and
re-opened in 1947 after being
closed during the War. 1» ap
proaching the end of i|§ second
year of operation. >
Established with a maximum
of cooperative effort, the Tuber
culosis Hospital has become a
very imporf&Trt ttr'
cilities of Wilkes county. SinctS
re-opening in 1947 it has fur
nished the tuberculosis patients
of Wilkes county 8,796 patient
care days and treatment at very
The institution is a striking
example of what can be accomp
lished when the people, through
the Wilkes chapter of the Tuber
culosis association, work in close
harmony with county officials in
efforts to control and eradicate
the dreaded disease.
Wilkes county, through the
board of commissioners composed
of M. F. Absher, chairman, C. C.
Siddeu and I. J. Broyhill, have
supplied funds for everyday ope
ration of * the Tuberculosis hos
The Tuberculosis Association
has figured largely in success of
the institution by contributing
money for improvements which
have been made. Home Demon
stration club women gave much
canned food and contribution*
were made by the Woman's clubs,
other organizations and individu
One of the greatest improve
ments during the last year was
purchase and installation of a
modern X-ray unit purchased
from Westinghouse Corporation,
to replace the old equipment
which was outdated.
A new treatment room has
been built and equipped and the
T. B. Association now is plan
ning to have floors in the wards
and corridors covered with he£
vy, institutional type linoleum.
People of Wilkes county can be
justly proud of the Tuberculosis
hospital and the service it is ren
dering in the fight to control and
eventually eradicate tuberculosis.
Farm Bureau To
Road Bond Issue
Wilkes county farm bureau,
whch has more than 400 mem
bers and is a very strong organ
zaton among rural and agricul
tural people, has gone on record
as supporting the Better Schools
and Roads bonds issues to be
voted on by the people of the
state June 4.
Officers and directors of the
Farm Bureau met Friday night
and unanimously endorsed the
proposals for $200,000,000 state
bonds for rural roads and $25,
_000,000 state bonds for school
Letters are going out to Farm
Bureau members, asking them to
rote for the bond proposals and
to use their Influence to get out
a large vote for the bond issues
in-vthe election to be held Satur
Close Race In
Blue Ridge Now
Flashers Divide With Ga
lax Sunday; Meet Mt.
Airy In Double Bill
The Blue Ridge pennant chase
Is so close that only a few games
separate the first and last place
teams, and with any team cap
able of hitting a winning streak
and sarging to the top.
Wytheville is in first place to
day by seven per centage points,
with Mt. Airy second. North Wil
kesboro is in third spot three
games off the pace, follbwed
closely by Radford, Elkin and
Mt. Airy will play North Wil-'
kesboro in a Memorial Day doa
ble header here tonight. Tnes- ]
day the Flashers go to Mt. Airyj
and Elkin comes here Wednes
day. North Wilkesboro will go to
At Galax 'Sunday the Flashers
split a' doable bill, losing the I
first 5 to 3 and taking the sec-1
ond IS to 4. Horan's homer ac-1
counted for the winning runs in
the opener. Lee Bentley was the
North Wilkesboro pitcher with
Masinick hurling for Galax.
v0 The second game featured
hard hitting against four Galax
pitchers. Kirchoff was knocked
out, and was followed by Ferien
cek, Bennett and Weinbach.
.Shores hit a long, two-run hom-|
Wvr. Arnold Davis broke his bat
ting slump with a double and
two singles. Bob Lehman hurled I
for the Flashers and was very'
effective after the first frame,1
when Galax cellected three runs.!
Homers in the first and fourth
1 accounted for all Galax runs.
A. R. Gray, Sr.,
An impressive funeral service
was held Thursday afternoon at
the residence in Wilkesboro for
Alexander Russell Gray) Sr., who
died Wednesday morning.
Rev. Watt M. Cooper, Piist
Presbyterian pastor, and Rev. C.
Jay Winslow, Wilkesboro Meth
odist pastor, conducted the serv
Mr. Gray was a past master of
Liberty Lodge ihimber 45 in Wil
kesboro and Maaons conducted
burial rites. Interment was in
Mount Lawn Memorial Park
north of this feity. ^
Wilkes Man Is
Killed By Train;
Last Rites Today
'Brother* Porter, Deaf Man,
Victim Of Accident Near
M. "Brother" Porter, 56-year
old resident of the Rock Creek
community of Wilkes county,
was hit and instantly killed Sat
urday afternoon, 2:20 o'clock, by
the outgoing passenger train
from North Wilkesboro.
The accident occured one mile
west of Roaring River, Wilkes
Coroner I. M. Myers said. Porter
was walking east on the track
when hit. His body was carried
for some distance, was picked up
by the train crew and was car
ried by train to Elkin.
He is survived by two brothers,
Alonzo Porter of North Wilkes
boro and V. L. Porter of North
Wilkesboro, Route 2, and foui
si8ters( Mrs. W. R. Miles of Cycle,
Mrs. J. A. Grimes of North Wil
kesboro, Mrs. J. H. Johnson of
Hays and Mrs. M. T. King of
Funeral services was conduct
ed at the Rock Creek Baptist
church at 11 a. m. today. Bur
ial was in the church cemetery.
Rev. Troy Blevins and Rev.
Will Luffman conducted the
Calf Nets $72.50
For Cancer Drive
Successful Sale Held; Much
Work Needed To Assure
The jersey-guernsey calf sold
at aaction at the Wilkes Farm
Center at Midway Saturday aft
ernoon netted a total of $T2.5* ►
John T.' Wayland,' campaign
chairman, reported today.
The calf, which had been kept
at Wilkes Farm Center for deir -
onstration purposes and had de
veloped amazingly well, was do
nated by Wilkes Farm Center to
be sold for the cancer campaign.
J. Allie Hayes "was auctioneer
and the sale was well attended.
Meanwhile, work is progress
ing on the campaign to raise the
county's goal of $2,000 for the
cancer fund, but much remains to
be accomplished before the goal
is reached, Dr. Wayland said.
Dr. J. S. Hiatt To
S0eak At Ronda 3rd
• Ronda.—Dr. J. S. Hiatt, super
intendent of Hugh Chatham. Me
morial Hospital at Elkin, will de
liver the commencement a i
dress at Ronda high school in tie
gymnasium at 8 p. m. .Friday,
Robert O. Poplin Jr.f princi
pal, will present diplomas to t le
26 seniors, the largest graduating
class in several years.
Miss Ella Mae Stroude is va e
dictorian for the class and Ml ss
Sophronia Money is the saluta
Dr. John' T. Wayland, past >r
of First Baptist church, Norih
Wilkesboro, delivered the bacca
laureate sermon at Ronda Bab
tist church at 2:30 p. m. Sundav.
To Address Seniors
or. l o.
Dr. I. G. Greer
Dr. I. G. Greer, executive yice
president of the Business Foun
dation of North Carolina, with
offices at Chapel Hill, will deliv
er the commencement address at
Mountain View high school finals
Thursday nighty .^Tune 2, when
diplomas will 'he presented to a
large class of seniors. |
The commencement s«ries of
programs started at Mountain
View Sunday night wh?n Rev.
Howard J< Ford, pastor qf Elkin
First Baptist church, delivered
an inspiring baccalaureate ser
Next program will be on Tues
day night, May 31, when 100
children from primary grades
will present "The Golden Whis
tle," a colorful and interesting,
Dr. Greer, formerly a profes
sor at Appalachian college at
Boone and more recently super
intendent of Mills Home at
Thomasville before taking his
present itosition, is widely recog
nized as one of the south's out
Rev. Watt M. Cooper, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church
here, delivered the baccalaureate
sermon Sunday afternoon at Wil
kesboro high school before a ca
The program opened with
processional and hymn . by the
congregation. Invocation was by
Rev. C. J. Winslow and Wm. T.
long, district principal, presented
4he speaker. Two numbers Were
rendered by the high school chor
The senior play wilr be pre
sented Tuesday night. Final mus
ic recital by Mrs. R. E. Prevette's
music pupils will be Thursday
Lieut. Governor H. P. (Pat)
Taylor, of Wadesboro, trilj de
liver the commencement addrefes
Friday night, when diplofnas will
be presented to 36 seniors.
COUNTRY FERGUSON WILL FIGHT
BOBBY LEWIS IN WILKESBORO 4
Paul "Country'' Ferguson> of
Wilkesboro and Greensboro, Bob
by Lewis, of Richmond, Va.f wijll
clash in a boxing feature in Wijl
kesboro gymnasium- Saturday
night, June 4, in what promises
to be one of the best fights n
the state this year.
This will be the second boxing
event staged by the Wilkesbo ro
Business and Professional Men's
Club for benefit of the Wilkes
boro high school band.
Lewis has fought 105 figlts
and has won 90. He is widely
recognized as one of the soutli's
best fighters in his weight class.
Ferguson has won 360 fights,
lost 20 and fought 20 draws to
amass an outstanding records
Tickets for# the boxing eve it,
which will get under way w th
preliminaries at eight o'closk,
will be sold throughout 1 be
week and will be on sale at
Wright's Men's Shop and Oi ay
Brothers Furniture store in Wil
kesboro, at Insurance Serv Ice
and Credit Corporation office,
Brame's Drug Store and P re
vette's Stores in North Wilkes
The first fight staged in WI1
kesboro May 14, in which Fergu
son knocked out Sonny Bennett,
was a very successful sports
event and was well attended.
Sponsors are arranging an even
more interesting event, which
should attract wide Interest.
Boxing card for the prelimi
naries Saturday night contains
some splendid attractions. Ray
Wheeling, of Mountain View,
and Jack Adams, of Sparta, will
put on a good boxing show. They
are excellent fighters.
Pete Glass versus Shag Pre
vette, Shorty Glass versus Har
old Dancy, and Bill Laws versusl
Edgar Terrell will be exciting'
bouts for high school boys. In!
addition to these bouts there
will be a bout with two colored
boys and a battle royal with five
Admission will be $1.50 for
ringside, $1.00 general admission
and SO cents for students.
V. F. W. To Erect !
|: Clubhouse Boons
Construction To Start This
Week; May Be Complet
ed in Three Months
At the regular business meet
ling ot Blue Ridge Mountain Post
11142, V. P. W. held last Thurs
day evening at the Post Head
quarters the plans presented by
the Building Committee ^ere ap
lit is planned to erect a build
ing approximately 50 x 120 with
an el approximately 15 x 30 feet
which will contain kitchen, <jloafe
room and rest rooms. With this
el containing these facilities it
will permit an auditorium 50 x
100 feet and a stage 50 x 20
The work on this building is
expected to commence this week
and it is hoped the building will
be ready for occupancy within
It is planned by the members
of the post to use this bulfding
to present plays, dances and oth
er forms of entertainment as
well as serve the community for
various educational features. It
is hoped that the new building
will provide for the community a
much needed auditorium.
The following' Resolution was
presented to the Post and was
unanimously adopted. Be it here
by Resolved: that Blue Ridge
Mountain Post 1142, Veterans of
Foreign Wars of the United
States, of North Wllkesboro,
North Carolina, do hereby grate
Cully acknowledge with sincere
appreciation the pledged dona
tions to the Post Building Fund
made by the below named busi
nesses and eitizens of Wilkes
cdunty to date.
Store, Beech Blankenship, Harold
Bumgarner, Carlton's Hardwaret
City Florist, C. D. Coffey & Sons,
C. M. CreWsf Clinton Eller, The
Forester Beverage Co., Clint Fos
ter, Mrs. Clint Foster, I. F. Fos
ter Grocery Co., Zane Foster,
Bruce Hayes, Hayes Hardware,
Jean's Dress Shop, Johnnie John
jston, W. W. Kyle, Little Grill
Cafe, Midway Pontiac, Inc., Wil
, liam A. Miller, Mrs. Etta Mc
Neill, W. A. McNeill, Payne
! Clothing Co., J. C. Penney Co.
J John Prevette, Andy Roberts',
Ray Shomaker, Spainhour-Syd
nor Co., Stafford's Radio & Rec
ord Shop, Tip-Top Service Sta
tion, S. V. TomlinsonT Archie
Triplett, V. & T. Tire, Co..
Wilkes Furniture Co., Wilkes
Motor Supply, J. R. Williams,
Ralph Williams, G. G. Wood.
Be it further resolved that
this resolution be made a part
of the records and archives of
Blue Ridge Mountain Post 1142.
Veterans of the Foreign Wars of
the United States and a copy be
published in the Journal-Patriot,
a newspaper published at North
Wilkesboro) North Carolina.
Dated this 26th day of May,
THE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE
By R'. A. Miskelly.
The music department of Wil
kesboro high school will give it's
final recital Thursday evenlng)
June 2 at 8 o'clock. Piano and
voitfe pupils of Mrs. R. E. Pre
vette will be presented; and the
high school chorus, under the di
rection jot Mrs. C. T. Doughton
will sing. The public Is cordially
invited to attend the program.
W. Albert Church
; Succumbs At 52
W. Albert Church, 52, died
unexpectedly yesterday at his
home in the Mount Pleasant com
munity, where he was a farmer.
He is survived by seven sons,
Cears Church of Cricket and Iris,
Edwin, Ralph, Jimmy, Bobby and
Lloyd Church, all of Purlear, and
I three daughters( Mrs. Russell
I Crotts of Winston-Salem and
Misses Doris and Melba 'Jean
Church, both of Purlear.
Funeral services will be con
ducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the
Mount Pleasant Baptist church
by Rev. A. W. Eller and Rev. W.
H. Cardwell. Burial will be la
the church cemetery.
MISS MILDRED BRADFORD
Of The Month
By MRS. JOHN RAITY
In North Carolina there is a
teacher who because of her var
ied experiences in teaching In
foreign countries and her inter
est in life in those countries has
Tendered an invaluable service to
the schools and communities of
North Carolina where she has
taught by sharing those • exper
iences with elementary children.
Her name is Miss Mildred
Bradford, of Abbeville, South
Carolina, a graduate of Winthrop
College. After teaching several
years in her native state, she
spent three years as teacher in
an American Gold Mining Com
pany School in Hokuchin, Korea.
Soon after her return from
the Orient she began teaching
See—MISS BRADFORD—Page 7
Music Clubs 2 Nights
Both divisions of the MacDow
tell Music club of which Mrs. An
drew Kilby is counselor, will be
heard in public recitals this
On Tuesday evening, May 31st,
at 7:'45 o'clock, the Juvenile di
vision will give their recital at
the Woman's Club louse.
Those, taking part will be Tom
my Frazier, Michael Carrington,
Tom Williams, Reginald Moore,
Colleen Moore, Julie Ann El
ledge, Hope Foster Jane ■Gam
bill, Gail Woodward, Patricia
Woodward, Sarah Jane Payne,
Bettie Chloe Payne, Jean Way
land, Wanda Patrum, Ann Weav
er Starr, Martha Gozeal Justice,
Dorothy ' Darlington, Abigail
On Friday evening, June 3rd.
at 8 o'clock, the Jnnlor division
will appear in recital. Those play
ing will be Peggy Harris, Fran
ces Harris, Patsy Hawkins, Anne
Smith, Celia Carter, Pat Mor
gan, Charles Starnes | and Mary
The public is cordially invited
to the club house both evenings.
Wilkesboro made a clean
sweep of the high school baseball
series with North Wilkesboro by
taking the game at Wilkesboro
Friday afternoon 10 to 6.
Wilkesboro scored seven runs
in the first three innings off Dan
Hudson to clinch the contest.
North Wilkesboro rallied for six
runs in later Innings off Bill
Whittington and Triplett with
three for five led Wilkesboro's
hitting, with Woods with two
doubles and Rousseau with two
hits accounting for four of North
Wilkesboro's six safeties. Wil
kesboro's hit total was IS.
Score by innings:
N. Wilkesboro 000 000 123
Wilkesboro 322 00S Olx
Batteries: North Wilkesboro,
Hudson, Woods, Shore, Eller;
WllkeBborof Groce, Whittington,
Coon Hunters Meet
Wilkes Coon Hunters club will
meet Friday, 7:30, at tbe Wilkes
courthouse. All members and
others interested are Invited.
SUPPORT THE T.HCA.
Fair Dates Set
Both Events Sponsored By
Kiw&nis Club Will Be
Wilkes Kiwanis horse show
and the Wilkes Agricultural Fair
will be held September 19 to 24
this year, it was announced in
Kiwanis meeting Friday follow
ing meeting of the club's board
The Kiwanis club yearly spon
sors the horse show and the fair,
with profits going for the club's
work among underprivileged
children. Date for the horse show
had been tentatively set for June.
The Underprivileged Child
committee of the club has voted
to support find pay for tonsil
operations for several county
children who need the operations
and have no funds to pay for
W. F. Gaddy was in charge of
the Kiwanis program Friday and
he presented W. B. Stilwell, who
showed a sound picture, "The t
Shortest Way Home." It was a
highly interesting travel picture
and was much enjoyed by the
Guests Friday were: Howard
Colvard with Paul Choplin; A.
W. Horton with Russell Hodges;
Alva Stuckey with R. R. Church;
Wm. A. Hardister, F. S. Plitt, W.
E. Stilwell and Paul E. Tow with
W. F. Gaddy.
Music Recital On
Miss Ellen Robinson will pre
sent her piano and voice pupils
in recital Tuesday evening, May
31, eight o'clock, In the North
Wllkesboro school auditorium.
The public is cordially invited.
John Wright Dies
In Independence, Vo
John Wright, 68, brother of
Mrs. James C. .Hubbard, of Wll
kesboro, died Friday at his home
in Independence, Va. He had
been in 111 health for some time.
Funeral service was held Sun
day afternoon at the Methodist
church in (Independence. Those
from Wllkesboro attending the
service were Mrs. Hubbard, Mrs.
A. S. Cassel, Mrs. Mary Hemphill
and Mrs. Jay Jones. Mm. Hub
bard remained for an extended
-visit with relatives In Indepen-'
dence and Galax.