Wilkes district Boy and Girl
Scdbti organization have a
program worthy of your at
tention and support.
N*h Wilkesboro lias »
trading radius of 50 miles, _ _ _ _ - h* % w —— .« v/
serving I'M),ooo people in X Pmnress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
.Northwestern Carolina. . n . . . Mn<- R|azed the Trail of Progress in Trie —— . „ .
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Vol. 44, No. 17 Published Mondays and Thursdays ■
Forestry Thinning Winners In Wilkes
Clyde Adams, Ronda student, won the $50 first
prize given by the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce for
top honors in the 4-H club timber thinning contest b
Wilkes county, which is one of several major projects
in the forestry development work of the chamber of
commerce. Fifteen boys took part in the contest and
were judged on the basis of thinning one acre. The
first prize winner shown here on his project cut 10 1-2
^>rds of wood and 1,550 board feet of lbgs, valued at
k $110.35. A total of 130 hour* of labor were required,
with a value of $65, leaving a net return of $45.35.
This picture shows Edwin McGee, of Mt. Pleasant
school, and his principal, O. M. Proffit, in the acre
thinned by Edwin, ^rhich won second prize of $40
cash from the chamber of commerce. Edwin cut 10
cords of wood and 615 board feet of logs, with a value
of $64.90. Labor of 116 hours was figured to total $58,
leaving a net return of $6.90.
Here is shown Kenneth Jordan, of Roaring River,
who won third prize of $30, also given by the chamber
of commerce. Kenneth's acre yielded 4 1-2 cords of
wood valued at $42.50. Hours of labor were 48, valued
at $19.94, leaving a net return of $22.56. John Gray
and Walter M. Keller, forestry extension specialists,
judged the work of the boys. Excellent training was
provided in forestry thinning and stand improvement.
FLASHERS IN SECOND PLACE
BY DROPPING 3 CLOSE ONES
By dropping the last three
games by margin of one run
each t h e • North Wilkesboro
Flashers 'dropped into second
place behind Wytheville.
On Friday night Galax took a
4 to 3 game in Galax. Frank
Fazio, stocky right hander from
New Brighton, Pa., made his
mound deput for North Wil
kesboro and was effective, the
difference in: score being brought
»bout by two Galax home runs
which cleared the fence by
Inches. PeedteHl was the Flash
ers' batting leader with three.
Wytheville won the battle of
home runs at Wytheville Satur
jfcy night 3 to 2 as both teams
faLfrht hard for the league lead.
x§ the third Winklespect tripled
and was driven In by Stanley's
double. Frank Subb evened up
the seore with a home run over
left field fence. Two innings lat
d^Doug Shores put North Wil
kesboro ahead with a homer
over the left field wall. Subb
•gain was equal to the occasion
and lined his second homer of
the game over left. With the
ae tied in the bottom of the
Hennelly hit one over left
field fence to win the game.
Bob Thompson allowed Wythe
ville only five hits, but the three
homers won the game. North
Wilkesboro collected five hits off
Here Sunday both teams play
ed loosely as Elkin won another
close one 5 to 4. Elkin scored
two unearned runs in the second
and another in the sixth. Dad
dino singled in the second and
scored on an infield out. In the
eighth the Flashers knotted the
count when Davis and Cuthbert
son crossed the plate on Patter
son's wild throw to the catcher.
In the ninth Proscia singled and
scored on Davis' smash to short
stop, which was thrown low to
first. Cuthbertson pitched for
the Flashers and. was touched
for seven hits. Hicks for Elkin
allowed only two hits in seven
innings but put two on in the
eighth and was pulled for
Mostak, who received credit for
The Flashers to go Elkin to
night, to Radford Tuesday night
and will play R'adford here Wed-1
nesday night. Galax will play,
here Friday night.
John Sherman Sebastian, 40,
school teacher and member of a
well known Wilkes family, was
burned to death late Thursday
afternoon when his home In the
Haymeadow community near
Hays was destroyed by fire.
He was alone at the time and
cause of the fire was not de
termined, Wilkes Coroner I. M.
Myers, who termed the death ac
cidental, said following his in
Mrs. Sebastian and children on
Thursday afternoon were visiting
in the home of her father, Hag
gle Faw, near North Wilkesboro.
The charred remains of Mr. Se
bastian were found after the
house had burned down and the
location corresponded to the po
sition of a davenport couch. It
was believed that he was asleep
and suffocated in the flames
before awakening sufficiently to
The home, which had been the
home of his father, the late D.
C. Sebastian, was an eight-room
structure. The building, with all
furnishings, was destroyed. The
fire was discovered by neighbors
passing the road, but had gain
ed much headway. They did not
know anyone was in the house
until after it burned down.
Surviving the accident victim
are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Faw Se
bastian; sons, John S., Curtis
Reid and Louis C. Sebastian; his
mother, Mrs. D. C. Sebastian, of
North Wilkesboro route one; one
brother, Lorenzo Sebastian, of
North Wilkesboro; and four sis
ters, Mrs. Hattie Elledge, of Er
win, Tenn., Mrs. Clint Smoot, of
Hays, Mrs. Beatrice McNeill, of
North Wilkesboro, and Mrs.
Beulah Porch, of York, S. C.
Funeral was held Saturday, 11
a. m., at Maymeadow Baptist
charge of the service.
Mrs. Sarah Webster
Is Taken By Death
Mrs. Sarah A. Webster, 87,
wife of the late J. L. Webster, j
died at 12:45 a. m. today at the
home of a son, Paul Webster, in!
Funeral service will be held
Tuesday, 2:30, at Wilkesboro
Baptist church, with Rev. C: J.
Winslow, Rev. W. N. Brookshire
and Judge Johnson J. Hayes
conducting the service.
Mrs. Webster is survived by
four sons and one daughter: S.
C. Webster, Kernersville; Felix
Webster, Winston-Salem; Wiley
Webster, Wyco, W. Va.; Paul
Webster, Wilkesboro; Mrs. H. S.
Brown, Fairfaild, Ala.; and one
brether, C. L. Laws, of Pores
Beady To Open
Millers Creek and Boomer
To Play Exhibition Game
On Tuesday Night
The Wilkes County Baseball
League, sponsored by the Wilkes
Junior Chamber of Commerce, |
will play a 30-game schedule in
Memorial Park this summer to
determine the county champion
Four teams are entered in the
league: Millers Creek, Fair
plains-Mulberry, Boomer and
WalBh's Lumber company, which
is also located in the Boomer
J. C. Williams, Jr., who Is di
recting the league for the Jay
cees, said today that all four
teams are strong and predicted
a good season with close race
among the teams.
In an exhibition series Millers;
Creek will play Boomer Tues
day night, eight o'clock, in Me-|
morial Park, and on Saturday!
night Boomer will play Fair-'
plains-Mulberry. The regular
championship schedule will open
This year admission has been
dropped to 40 and 20 cents, to
encourage greater attendance of
fans at the games. Bach com
munity is asked to give good sup
port to its representatire team.
ThQ 1948 output of farm ma
chinery and repair parts was
one-fifth larger than the prev
ious record in 1947, and over
twice the pro-war volume.
Mrs. Anderson To
Address Club 17th
Mrs. Edd M. Anderson, of
West Jefferson, state president,
will be \ guest speaker at the
meeting of the Wilkesboro Wom
an's Club to be held Friday,
June 17, eight o'clock. Mrs. J.
B. Henderson, American Home
chairman, will be In charge of
the program, assisted by Mrs.
R. E. Prevette,Music chairman,
and Mrs. C. T. Doughton.
Hostesses will be Mesdames C.
H. Hulcher, Albert Garwood, W.
W. Miller, Sr., Zeb Dickson,
■George Parlier, Quincy McNeill,
E. E. Vaught and Miss Blanche
Ferguson. All members of the
North Wilkesboro senior and
junior Woman's Clubs are cor
dially invited. -
June Session Of
Gets Cases Off
Judge J. Will Pless, Jr.,
Presiding Over Trials
Of Criminal Docket
Wilkes superior court today
began on the second week of the
June term for trial of criminal
t Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., of
Marion, is presiding over the
court, during which many cases
have been tried and disposed of.
Following are cases in which
judgments were rendered last
Chessie and Ha Greene, assault
with deadly weapon, verdict of
not guilty. ^
Orpha Elizabeth Cardwell, for
gery, 12 months suspended on
payment of $50 and costs, which
will include $60 to be paid for
Jean's Dress Shoppe in North
Roy William Rose, operating
car while intoxicated, four
months on roads.
Troy Church, false pretense,
Jimmle Parks, assault, 18.
months suspended on payment
$50 fine and costs.
Ralph Barnes, second offense
operating car while intoxicated,
four months suspended on pay
ment $200 fine and costs, driver
license revoked two years.
Lee Wyatt, assault with dead
ly weapon, six months suspended
on payment $50 fine and costs,
which included $200 «or benefit
of Ray Brown.
Noah Hall Watkins, assault
with deadly weapon and resist
ing arrest, four months on roads.
Lester Smith ahd Tony White,
assault, prayer for judgment
Roy Bynum, public nuisance,
prayer for judgment continued.
O. M. Gilreath and Mary G.
Jarvis, assault and forcible tres
pass, prayer for judgment con
Edward Gregory, speeding,
$10 fine and costs.
Richard A. Riggs, worthless
check, two years on roads.
Trial of Hugh West, a former
clerk in a drug store here, for
the abortion death of Miss Pearl
Jenkins, of Winston-Salem, near
here July 31, 1947, was slated
to begin today. The case had
previously been continued six
Hurls Fine Game
Juniors Defeat Spruce Pine
5 to 1 In 'Good Game
Here Friday Night
By RAY CHURCH
North Wilkesboro American
Legion team won their first game
of the season here Friday night
from Spruce Pine 5-1 behind the
seven-hit pitching of Swofford.
The Wilkes team gathered only
four hits off Murphy, Spruce
Pine ace who fanned eleven bat
ters in six innings, but they made
their hits count when needed to
push five runs across the plate.
The North Wilkesboro team
showed speed which it hadn't
uncovered until now. The infield
came up with one double play.
Jones, Spruce Pine's left
fielder, was the only player of
the night to pet two hits. All
hit» by both teams were singles.
Swofford, pitching for North
Wilkesboro, struck out five hit
ters and showed perfect control,
not walking a player. Pardue and
Brooks were catchers for North
Wilkesboro. Murphy was on the
mound for Spruce Pine wtth T.
See LEGION BASEBALL Page 4
Mokes Good Record
Mrs. John T. Baity, under
whose leadership the North
Wilkesboro Parent-Teacher As
sociation has just closed a high
ly successful year. An article on
page three of this newspaper
sets out the fine record of the
organization during the past
Kilby Area Chairman
A. F. Kilby, local Ford and
Mercury dealer, has been ap
pointed Area Chairman for the
National Automobile Dealers As
sociation to stimulate active par
ticipation in the Association's
national programs throughout
Mr. Kilby was selected as
Area Chairman by a committee
of NADA and North Carolina
Automobile Dealers Association
officials. The appointment was
announced by P. L. Abernathy,
the National Association's Direc
tor for North Carolina.
Nada is the largest retail trade
association in the country with'
a membership of more than 34,
000 new automobile and new
truck dealers. The national or
ganization is widely known for
its sponsorship of highway saf
ety and other public interest pro
grams and its policy of support
ing the highest standards and
ethics of retail automobile
Cancer Center Is
Operating To Full
45 Present At Last Session;
More Expected At Cen
ter Tuesday Morn.
The Cancer Detection center
operating in Wilkesboro had 45
people present for examination
Tuesday morning and is prepar
ing for another busy session to
morrow, Tuesday, June 14.
The center was able to ex
amine 33 Tuesday morning and
the 12 not resfched were given
priorities torf examination tomor
row. In addition, tetters were
received from five people at
distant points asking for prioiity
tomorrow and those will be tak
Of the 33 examined Tuesday,
five were referred to the diag
nostic center at Winston-Salem
for further examination and pos
One unusual occurence was
examination of the six-year-old
boy, who had a foot infection
with cancer symptoms. Surgical
treatment was recommended.
All over 40, and those of any
age who have reason to^ believe
they may- have cancer are urged
to be examined in the detection
center. No charge Is made and
members of the Wilkes-Allegh
any Medical Society donate ther
servces as examining physicians.;
3 Years Wanted
J. F. Jordan, clerk, or Dr. H.
G. Duncan, historian of the
Brushy Mountain Baptist associ
ation desires copies of associ
ational minutes for the years
1910, 1914 and 1920. Any who
have any of the copies desired
are asked to get in touch with
Mr. Jordan or Dr. Duncan as ear
ly as convenient.
Work This Summer
The Employment Service has
a number of undergraduates who
are anxious to earn some money
during the summer vacation. A
number of these young girls have
expressed a desire to work as
nursemaids. Call 336 If you can
use any of these young girls.
Is Not Established
City Board Says
City Commissioners Have
Busy Meeting; Pre-Pay
ment Taxes $1.85
In a resolution passed by the
North Wilkesboro board of com
missioners in June meeting, the
board declined to set up a record
er's court as provided by an act
of the 1949 General Assembly
and directed that the city court
continue with mayor presiding.
Full text of the resolution,
which was presented to the board
by Attorney J. H. Whicker, fol
"Whereas by act of the Gener
al Assembly of North Carolina at
the 1949 session, the charter of
the town of North Wilkesboro,
N. C., was amended to establish
a recorder's court in the town of
North Wilkesboro and directing
the commissioners of said town
to set up said court and appoint
the officials thereof; and where
as since said act was passed by
the General Assembly the com
missioners have been advised
that said act is unconstitutional
and the Attorney General of
North Carolina has rendered an
opinion that said act is uncon
stitutional and any court estab
lished thereunder'would be un
constitutional; and whereas the
commissioners of the town of
North Wilkesboro desire to act
in behalf of the public interest
and to save the taxpayers of the
town the unnecessary expense of
setting up a court which would
"Now, therefore, be it resolv
ed thtrt the commissioners of the
town of^North Wilkesboro, N. C.,
at a regular meeting decline to
establish a recorder's court und
er the act of the General Assemb
ly at the 1949 session, for the
above reasons; and
"Be it further resolved that
the present court shall continue
to function, operate and carry
out its duties as it has heretofore
"Ttiis 7th day of June, 1949."
The act as passed by the legis
lature provided that the commis
sioners appoint a judge and so
licitor for the court and stipulat
ed that the judge should hold
no elective office of the town of
North Wilkesboro or Wilkes
A letter from the office of the
Attorney General to J. Allie
Hayes, secretary of the Wilkes
Bar Association, stated that it
was the opinion of the writer that
the act relating to appointment
of a judga was unconstitutional..
The city council passed the
license privilege tax ordinance
and ordered it be published.
A taxi permit was granted
I^ester (Bill) Hayes.
Auditing contract was award
ed to Frank P. Buck company,
Clerk W. P. Kelly was authoriz
ed to accept pre-payment of
1949 taxes at the rate of $1.85,
which is same as last year.
The clerk was ordered to ord
er ornamental lights for the
Yadkin and Red dies river bridg
» Civic clubs of the city are
meeting this week as follows
at Hotel Wilkes:
Optimist Club—Tuesday at
Klwanls club—Friday at 12
Lions club—Friday at 6:80
49 Graduate At
Finals Held Friday
North Wilkesboro high school
seniors presented a very im
pressive program Friday night
here, when high school diplomas
were awarded to 49 seniors by
Mrs. Palmer Horton, chairman
of the North Wilkesboro board
The program opened with in
vocation by Mrs. Sue Absher Fi
ler, and salutatory address by
Mary Johnston. Mary Ann Casey
played a piano solo, "Romance."
"The Living Present" was the
theme of the program, with Jul
ius Rousseau, Jr., presiding.
Seniors taking part were Esther
Lea Barnette, June Finley, Mar
garet Anderson, Peggy Sebastian,
Betty Jo Lovette, Margie Cleary.
Valedictory was by Mildred Pru
The Balfour medal, given on
the basis of scholarship, loyalty
and achievement, was presented
by Principal R. N. Wooten to
Bill Bason. A book entitled "I
Dare You," given by the William
H. Danforth foundation, was pre
sented by Mr. Wooten to Julius
Rousseau, Jr., and Mary John
ston, who were voted the two
most likely to succeed.
Mrs. A. F. Kilby presented a
state music diploma to Mary
Wilkes county post 125 of the
American Legion and the Auxil
iary will hold a picnic at Bluff
Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway
on Wednesday, June 15th. All
members of both organizations
and their families are invited to
It is planned to leave the Bap
tist Church at three o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon and everyone
desiring transportation is urged
to be at the church not later than
two-thirty. Members of either or
ganization who may have room
in their car for one or more ad
ditional passengers are urged to
contact either Mrs. R. G. Finley,
president of the Auxiliary or Mr.
E. P. Robinson, Commander of
the post. Sufficient transporta
1 tion will be provided for every
one in need of same.
Supper will be spread at sev
en o'clock so that anyone who
will not be able to leave in the
afternoon may drive out to Bluff
Park in time for the supper.
An interesting program has
been arranged, particularly for
the children and it is hoped
there will be a large group pres
ent at the picnic. If the picnic
is a success It is planned to
hold more joint get-to-gethers
between the Post and the Auxil
In case of rain the picnic/ will
be held the following Wednes
Bible School Begins
Daily vacation Bible school
opened today at Welcome Home
Baptist church west of this city,
with classes to be held each
Ham Supper 18th
There will be a fried country
ham supper at the Mulberry
Community house Saturday
night June 18th from 6:00 to
8:00 p. m. Price per plate will
be $1.00 for adults and 50
cents for children under 12
years. Proceeds of the supper
will go to the building fund of
Baptist Home Church. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
Baton That Book to tB*
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE N. C. A.
F. C. HAS MEETING IN CITY
A most Important meeting of
the North Carolina Association
of Finance companies was held
in this city Wednesday, with W.
J. Caroon, of the insurance Serv
ice A Credit Corporation, presid
ing. Mr. Caroon is president of
Eight members of the execu
tive committee, in addition to
Mr. Caroon, were present for
the committee meeting. They rep
resented finance companies In
Charlotte, Greensboro, Hickory,
Raleigh, Lenoir, Salisbury, and
The business session of the
committee was held Wednesday
afternoon in the office of I. 8.
6 C. Corporation.