m cm— ^Worth Wilkesboro Has a tradi&g radius of 50 miles, serving I'M),000 people Id Northwestern Carolina.' JOURNAL-PAT Willtas district Boy and Girl • Scout* organization have a program worthy of your at The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years % and support. scorrs Vol. 44. No. 15 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Monday, June 6, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center ' I — 3*7 road and school donds APPROVED BY BIG MAJORITY Raleigh, June 5.—Determined to get themselves oat of the mud, rural North Carolinians threw their support 'behind Gov ernor Scott Saturday and voted In his $200,000,000 rural road bond program. Once again Scott, the Haw fields dairy farmer, demonstrat ed his *vote-getting power by-go ing to his "little people." And once again they voted him to victory over the opposition of the city vote and that of the "big conservative interests. A $25,000,000 school building bond issue, which faced no or ganized opposition, was voted in by an overwhelming margin. With 1,835 of the state's 1, 963 precincts reported, unofficial tabulations showed 219,169 votes for the road bond ssue and 172, 681 against. The school bond vote 3tood at 263,248 for and 120,794 against, with the same number of pre cincts reported. As the late returns assured passage of his road bond pet, Scott revealed he would let loose a "surprise" program in -*30 or 40 days'V "It will be a continuation" of his go forward program, the Gov ernor admitted when ptessed for ietails. "I've just got something else I want to talk to 'em (the people) about in 30 or 40 days." In voting the road bond is sue, Tar Heels also voted in a one-cent Increase in the state's gasoline tax. The tax increase was contingent upon approval of the road bonds. It was the first time the voters were called on to pass upon a tax Issue. The increase will become bi'a bout January 1 before he could get the rural road program into full swing. He guessed it will take four or fire years to com plete the program. With the $200,000,000, Scott plans to pave 12,000 miles of country roads—with special at tention to school bus routes— and put all-weather surfacing on another $5,000 miles. The road funds will be allocat ed among the counties according to their area, population, and road mileage, as written into law by the 1949 Legislature. Under the law, •Guilford will receive the largest sum, $5,148, 000, Wilkes will get $3,06«, 000, while Camden will get the smallest, $626,000. The $25,000,000 school bond issue will be used to help coun ties in their school-building con struction, the first time the state has stepped into a field which has been the * exclusive province of the counties—building schools. Guilford County also will receive the largest share of this wind fall, $953,708, Wilkes will get $301,400, and Camden likewise the smallest, $30,747. However, every county will receive $250, 000 additional from an appropri ation made by the General As sembly for school building pur poses. After the returns became con clusive, Scott had a bitter word last night for the big city dwell er. "Youf civic club member," he declared, "is all right on little peanut things when it comes to co-operating with the farmer, but when it comes to doing some thing big for the farmer, he's not worth a damn. Too many had father skin than be skunt." McCrary Speaks Of Needs School Houses In State Kiwanis Speaker Says Need Is Desperate In Majority Of Counties • Featured by an address by C. W. McCrary, the North Wilkes boro Kiwanis club held an In teresting meeting Friday. In the business session W. D. Halfacre made a report of East er Seal Campaign as follows: Sale of seals and donations total ed $1,255.25; disbursed as fol lows: for printing $29.05; post age $17.26; to N. C. Crippled Children's League $604,47 and to Kiwanis Crippled Child Fund $604.47, plus late check of iu.40. * Chairman Ed Caudill asked City School Superintendent J. Floyd Woodward to introduce the speaker, C. W. McCrary, of Ashe boro, who was a member of the State School Commission ap pointed by Governor Cherry. Mr. ^ McCrary was also vice chairman of the bnildlngs committee of the commission and by reason of this fact made a surrey of the school building situation in most of the stats. His talk was a report on the findings of his committee. He pointed out that the building situation in most of the conntles of the state is critical. He stated I that the report of his committee | to the 1949 Legislature called for the expenditure of $150,000, 000.00 to provide the needed school rooms in this state. He thinks the $50,000,000.00 pro vided by the Legislature will help the situation materially but by no means solve it. His talk was illuminating and well received by the members of the club. Guests Friday were as follows: 1. R. Carlson with C. F. Adam son; Jimmie Carter with J. B. Carter; Ray Erwin, of New York City, with H. H. Morehouse; John E. Justice, III, with John E. Justice; W. J. Williams, of Charlotte, with J. W. Leyshon; Forrest Jones with J. B. Wil liams; Guy Teachey and C. W. McCrary with Ed Caudill. u .LOCAL NEWS Mr. and Mrs. R. T. McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Day, of this dtp and Miss Barbara Phillips, or Elkin, spent last week-end at the Fork Union Military Acad emy at Fork Union, Va. They went up to attend the commence ment exercises and to bring home the McNiel's son, Mr. Dick Mc Niel, who was a member of the graduating class. Mrs. C. E. Jenkins, Sr., and Mrs. Ethel V. Moore attended the Wake Forest College commence ment last week, where Mr. Jim mie Moore, son of Mrs. Moore, graduated with honors and re ceived a B. S. degree. He is nbw vacationing with two schoolmates in Florida. In the fall he will resume his studies in Wake For est law school. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Eller and! Miss Emma Eller spent last week-end in the home of their' daughter and niece, Mrs. W. M. McCulley at Salisbury. On Mon day they attended the graduating exercises of Catawba College, where their grandson and -ne phew, Edward Eller McCulley, received his Bachelor of Com merce degree. Mr. Joe Whittington, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Whittington, was among the 78 graduates at Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs, N. C., Friday, May 27. Mr. Whittington was president of the finishing class and was elected one of the six most out standing boys of his class. He was also assistant business man ' ^feger of "The Pilot," the school newspaper. He will resume his studies in business administra tion at Wake Forest College In the fall. He is a former resident North Wilkesboro and a form " rer student in the city schools here. u 1 EASTERN STAR MEETING Wilkes chapter of O. E. S. will meet Thursday night, 7:3®, in regular meeting. All members •re asked to attend. Julius L Lyon It Victim Accident In Georgia On 4Hi ( Funeral service was held to-1 day at Roaring Gap Baptist church for Julius L,. Lyon, 31, former resident of the Thurmond community who was killed in an automobile accident near Griffin, Ga., Saturday. Rev. 1+ B. Sparks and Rev. Minter Bleyins conduct ed the service. Surviving Mr. Lyon are his wife and two sons, Wayne and Gregory Lyon, of Griffin, Ga.; his mother, Mrs. Janie Lyon, of Thurmond; one sister, Mrs. Mar vin Brewer, of Salisbury; four brothers, Lincoln Lyon, in the army, Irwin, Larry and Gilbert Lyon, of Thurmond. Student Honored Miss Prances Harris, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ed ward Harris, of North Wilkee boro, wm voted by the student body of North Wilkesboro high school m tile best citizen student. Frances received the citizenship award giTen an nually by the . North Wflkes boro Kiwanis club. School Finals On Thursday Night Dr. Benjamin G. Childs De livers Inspiring Sermon Here Sunday, Night North Wilkesboro high school seniors on Sunday night heard a most inspiring sermon by Dr. Benjamin G. Childs of Duke University, as the feature of the baccalaureate service held at the First Baptist church. For the service, congregations of the three large churches here joined for a union service. J Floyd Woodward, superin tendent of North Wilkesboro schools, presided. Rev. Watt M. Cooper, Dr. John T. Wayland and Dr. Gilbert R. Combs participat ed in the service and an anthem was rendered by the high school glee club. Students will carry out the commencement program Thurs-i day night, eight o'clock, in the school auditorium. Following arp listed the students who will re ceive diplomas: George Lester Adams, Lena Gray 'Adams,. Margaret Wood Anderson, Esther Lea Barnette, William Spainhour Bason, Betty Jean Baugess, Marjorie Josephine Billings, Nina Elsie Brooks, Ruth Joann Byers, Mary Ann Casey, James Edwin Chipman, Helen Geneva Church, Margie Mae Cle ary, James Walter Day, Douglas Leo Elledge, Helen Agnes Eller, Sue Absher Eller, Virginia June Finley, Betty Lou Foster. Pansy Sue Foster, Marjorie Eunice Greer, Josephine Evelyn Hall, Vea Elizabeth Hall, Beulah Mae Hayes, Edna Arlee Hayes, Grant Brady Hayes, Daniel Holt Hud son, Jr., Mary Maude Johnston, Bobby Neal Key, Betty Jo Lov ette, Margie Madge Lovette, Bet ty Jean McNeil, Richard Gene McNeill, William Dudley Moore, Betty Jean Myers, Lewis Mann Nelson, Jr., Patsy Ruth Pope, Clara Mildred Prultt, Cora Jean tette Reynolds, Julius Addison Rousseau, Jr., Dora Patricia Rhodes, Peggy Jean Sebastian, Mary Frances Shepherd, Roger S. Sloop, Kenneth Johnson Steel man, James Worth Ward, Clar ence Lea Wyatt, Jr., James Wil liam Winters. Blair Coffey Tale. Eagle Scout DEAN EDWARDS Dean Edwards Is Now Eagle Scout Many Advanced In Rank At Special Scout Service Held In Wilkesoro Dean Edwards, member of Wilkesboro Scout troop number 32, was awarded the Eagle Scout badge in a union service held Sunday night, May 29, at Wilkes boro Baptist church. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ro bert W. Edwards, has a most excellent scouting record and was the first Scout from the Wilkes boro community reaching the highest rank in scouting. At the Scout service John Winkler, of troop 36, reached rank of Life Scout, while first class rank tt&s awarded Charles J Crook and Wad* Foster, of troopjj 34. Six from troop 99 received second class rank. They were William K. Greer, James Greer, Day Church, Rush Elledge, Roy Delp and Robert Reavis. Johnj Winkler received public health firemanship and physical d< velopment merit badges; Dea Edward, civics; Kent Sturdivant of troop 34, personal health an safety; Charles Crook, swim ming and first aid. Edgar H. Smith, 77, Is Claimed By Death Funeral service will be held Wednesday, li a. m., at Pleas ant Grove Baptist church for Edgar Hickerson Smith, 77, who died Sunday at his home in New Castle township. Rev. R. R'. Crater and Rev. Lloyd Pardue will conduct the last rites. Surviving Mr. Smith are his wife, Mrs. Jettie Anne Smith, two sons and three daughters: James E. Smith, Jr., R. Samuel Smith, Mrs. Minnie Pardue, Mrs. E&ic Redding and Mrs. Pauline Par< due, all of Ronda. Mr. Codings Is At Shatley Springs The Shatley Springs hotel and ;ottages are again open for the summer season with C. L. Collins is manager. * The establishment was officlal y opened last Saturday. In ad iitlon to cottage and hotel ac comodations, local people are in cited for meals. "We will serve the same type of delicious food,' Mr. Collins said. Legion Baseball Gets Under Way North Wilkesboro American Legion baseball team will open the season here tonight with a game against Marlon. Tomorrow the North Wilkesboro team will go to L<enoir and on Wednesday uight will play Tryon here. Spruce Pine will play here Friday night. All baseball fans and others in terested In this civic program for boys are urged to attend the games and support the home team. Cripple Clinic 9th — L June clinic for crippled par sons will be held Thursday morn ing, June 9, at the Wilkes hps Pttal. , . | • BEER INSPECTOR SAYS DEALERS BE PADLOCKEDSOON J. F. Brown, state beer inspec tor with the Alcohol Board of Control and now stationed here For regulation of beer sales under the new and stringent law passed by the recent session of the 'leg islature, said here today that a number of beer dealers in Wilkes county may be padlocked within a few weeks for violation of the laws governing sale of beer. Brown is inspector, as provid ed by the new law, for Wilkes, Yadkin, Surry and Alleghany counties. "No community will be run down by an undesirable place, frequented by drunks and where other undesirable condi tions exist," Brown said in dis cussing this new phase of state law enforcement. "Already a number of places have been found that should be closed up for the benefit of Wilkes coun ty," Inspector Brown said. To sell beer a dealer must have license as before, and in addition must have a permit is sued by the malt division of the ABC board, of which C. A,. Up church is director. Beer dealers must have these permits by July 1, and must post notice of ap plication for permit for ten days on their premises. The ABC board has full power under the law to revoke permits and to padlock establishments found violating thex law. The act stipulates that any person ob taining a federal special tax liquor stamp shall have his beer permit revoked forthwith. FLASHERS VIRTUALLY TIED FOR TOP PLACE; BEAT LEADERS 10-4 Winning eight of their last nine games, the North Wilkes boro Flashers have climbed to a virtual tie with Wytheville for top place in the Blue Ridge cir cult. Yesterday North Wilkes boro bumped off Wytheville 10 to 4 with a barrage of base hits in Memorial Park. After dropping one game here to Radford Friday night the Flashers came back into the race with a 6 to 5 win over Radford at Radford Friday night. Lee Bentley started on the mound at Radford and received credit for the win, although he was reliev ed by Thompson, who did effec tive relief work. Here Sunday afternoon it was all North Wlkesboro as the Flashers banged out 17 hits, sev en of which were doubles. Leslie Rhoades was on the mound and had one bad inning when Wythe ville banged out three runs on base blows. He had two hits and a sacrifice for the day, and drove in one run. Tom Black, playing in centerfield, led In hitting with four for five, including three doubles. Arnold Davis had three hits, two of which were dou bles. Bob Winkelspect received a costly decision from ftald Urn pire Schealer when he drove a ball over the Wythevllle center Fielder Into the bleachers, only to be held on second for what the umpire termed a ground rule double. The error In judgment cost the league's best shortstop an Elgin wrist watch donated by The Jewefl Box for home runs md 41 in icash offered by var ious firms lor a ball fover the Fence. Zuber, a left hander, was the victim of the Flashers batting power Siindfy. Tonight (he Flashers go to Wythevllle. Galax will play here Tuesday nidht. Wednesday night the Flashers play in Mount Airy and the Grahiteers will come here Thursday night, which will oe the last home game here until Elkin plays here next Sunday afternoon. Meade Child Diet Patricia Xnne Meade, age six months, daiughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Meade, of North Wilkesboro, died Standay evening at the Baptist hospital in Wln ston-Salem, where she had been a patient since Tuesday. Surviv ing are the father and mother and one brother, Michael Meade, of North Wilkeaboro. To Head Lions W. D. JESTER Jester Elected President Lions j For Coming Year Centennial Quartet Gives Entertaining Program At Meeting W. D. Jester, for several years in outstanding leader In civic ivork In the Wilkesboros, was sleeted president of the North (Vllkesboro Lions club in meet ng Friday evening. As president Mr. Jester will mcceed J. H. Whicker, jr., who las led the club very successfully luring the past year. Other officers elected for the :oming year were as follows: C. r. Swofford, firat vice president; Stdward 8, Flnley, second vice president; Boyd Stout, third vice president; Ralph Buchan and C. 2. Faw, Jr., directors; Edward tfolntire, lion tamer; Shoun Ker rnugh, secretary. , Attention was called to the itate convention to begin June L9 at Wrightsville Beach and President Whicker urged a large ittendance at the convention, R'here Paul Cashion, of the ^orth Wilkesboro .club, will be a :andidate for district governor. Dr. H. B. Smith called' atten tion to the Cancer Detection Cen ter being operated each Tuesday jy the Medical Society and Health Department and asked the :lub to help in an educational program to encourage people to 36 examined for early diagnosis pf cancer. The program was very enter taining and well received, con sisting of several numbers by the Centennial Quartet, of Salt Lake City, Utah, now currently touring the country as represen tative' of the Mormon church. o Seneral Meeting Of W.M.U. Planned Wednesday Night The general meeting of the Woman's Missionary Union of ;he First Baptist church will be ield at the church Wednesday evening, 7:30 o'clock, taking the jlace of the regular prayer serv-( ce. Following the devotional per iod and the business session, two pictures, "You and Your Family" and "You and Your Friends" will be shown. Mem bers of all the Young People's organization of the church are irged to see these pictures, and others are invited. Member* of Circle No. 4 are to be in charge )f the meeting. Dak Forest Revival Through This Week Rev. Charles A. Keyes, evan gelist, is continuing a very suc cessful revival at Oak Forest Baptist church throughout this treek. The public is cordially in vited to the services each evening it 7:30. NOTICE TO V. F. W. MEMBERS There will be a regular meet ing of Blue Ridge Mountain Post 1142, Veterans of Foreign Wars on Thursday, June 9th, at 7:30 p. m. All members are urged to be present for this important busi ness meeting. Further plans by the biiildihg committee will be presented for the ipproval of the organisation, Commander Williams announced. x J, Preponderant Vote In Wilkes Conty For Roads, Schools Six Precincts Unanimous For State Road and School Bond Issues On the basis of unofficial bnt near complete returns, Wilkes county gave the road bond pro posal the greatest majority of any county in the state. Returns from all but three of Wilkes' 30 previncts gave 8,211 for the 1200,000,000 secondary road bond issue, to only 489-a gainst. The same Wilkes precincts cast a vote of 8,040 for the S25, 000,000 state school bond issue, to only 328 against. Wilkes, which has more than 1,000 miles of roads with the greater portion thereof in des perate need of improvement, vot ed for the road bond issue in no uncertain terms. In six precincts the vote was unanimous in favor of the state road bond issue. The acute need of additional school buildings was also evi denced - by the preponderant vote for the state school bond issue, which was carried in a number of precincts without a dissenting vote. Union township cast slight ly over 500 votes with only one vote . registered in opposition to both bond proposals. Size of the vote in Wilkes was very gratifying to proponents of the bond issue questions. Antioch township voted 241 for roads bonds to only four against. The total vote of 245 was exactly the same total as was cast for gov ernor in last election. North Wilkesboro township, comprised mostly of urban votes, cast 785 far roads to only 166 against. The vote for schools In- the town ship was 883 for, to only 52 a gainst. Following is the vote by pre cincts. These returns are unof ficial and may contain slight er rors, but are substantially cor rect: School B. Road B. Precinct For Aga. For Aga. Antioch . 226 9 241 4 Beaver Creek 173 1174 0 Boomer 289 4 314 3 B. Mountain . 109 13 117 4 Edwards 1 .... 180 14 168 22 Edwards 2 __ 274 2 2*7 t Edwards 3 .... 382 29 432 14 Elk 1 230 0 230 0 Elk 2 183 0 185 0 Jobs Cabin 1 109 4 113 0 Jobs Cabin 2 ^ Not reported Lewis Fork 338 12 351 3 Lovelace Not reported. M. Falls 227 16 244 9 Mulberry 1 241 5 241 5 Mulberry 2 365 13 378 5 New Castle .... 230 16 247 7 N. Wilkesboro 883 52 785 166 Reddies River 715 18 732 16 Rock Creek _ 670 11 680 f Somers 214 1 217 0 Stanton 137 10 154 0 Traphill 1 _ 209 20 250 3 Traphill 2 99 13 121 1 Traphill 3 _ 172 9 191 0 Union 500 1 506 1 W. Grove 1 _ 193 1 193 1 W. Grove 2 .... Not reported. Wilkesboro 1 501 30 454 86 Wilhesboro 2 187 31 185 32 Totals 8040 328 8211 489 ray lor Delivers . Splendid Speech W.H.S. Friday H. P. (Pat) Taylor, of Wades joro, lieutenant governor of ■forth Carolina, delivered a very nspiring address at Wilkesboro ligh school finals Friday night :o a class of 36 seniors. Lieut. Governor Taylor spoke gravely of the opportunities and responsibilities facing graduates, md urged that they make the most of their education and training. The senior class was present ad by Zeb V. K. Dickson, high school principal, and diplomas were awarded by Wm. T. Long, district supervisory principal. Dare Bumgarner was valedictor ian and Louise Saunders was salutatorian of the class. Special numbers were rendered by the high school glee club. A more than capacity crowd at tended the commencement finals. U

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