- ' Wilkes district Boy and Girt ____ l^lcouti ory»niwHoB havw a WTH m-w.vw people fa JL I I 1 A .Jkmrn. ^ ~ — —- — — program worthy of your at * Northwestern Carolina. tention and support. The Journal-Patriot Hos Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years . v ' s ' Vol. 44, No. 13 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. (X, Monday, May 30, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center Townships Have Member Rallies. 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 moderate cost. 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 pital. 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 als. 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. o ■ ——————n Farm Bureau To Support Schools, 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 '▼buildings. 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 day. 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 Galax. 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 Elkin Thursday. 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., Funeral Thursday 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 ice. 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. ^ Support Y.M.Cfl Wilkes Man Is Killed By Train; Last Rites Today 'Brother* Porter, Deaf Man, Victim Of Accident Near Roaring River 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 Boonville: 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 service. Calf Nets $72.50 For Cancer Drive Successful Sale Held; Much Work Needed To Assure Campaign Success 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, June 3. 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 torian. 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. iww^h%iii«<Wi4»whi»hhii% To Address Seniors or. l o. Dr. I. G. Greer Finals Speaker Mountain View 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 mon. 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 standing speakers. -v. | Baccalaurate Sermon Sunday 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 pacity audience. 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 us. • The senior play wilr be pre sented Tuesday night. Final mus ic recital by Mrs. R. E. Prevette's music pupils will be Thursday night. 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 boro. 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 colored 'boys. Admission will be $1.50 for ringside, $1.00 general admission and SO cents for students. V. F. W. To Erect ! Auditorium Aid |: 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 proved. 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 feet. The work on this building is expected to commence this week and it is hoped the building will be ready for occupancy within three months. 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. feteggg 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, 1949. Signed THE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE By R'. A. Miskelly. Wilkesboro School Recital Thursday 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. Teacher Hoitbred MISS MILDRED BRADFORD P.-T.A. Teacher 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 ecitaJsBy MacDowe 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 week. 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 Church. 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 Ann Casey. The public is cordially invited to the club house both evenings. Wilkesboro Beits North Wilkesboro 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 Byrd. 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, Byrd, Dancy. 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 September 19-24 Both Events Sponsored By Kiw&nis Club Will Be Held Simultaneously 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 of directors. 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 same. 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 club. 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 Tuesday Evening 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.

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