SCOUTS Wilkes district Boy and Girl Scdbti organization have a program worthy of your at tention and support. on cm 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 —— . „ . The Journal-Patriot Hos d , | |||||Ml Win , l1ir- Shopping Center — - iinnTll WH KFCBn"°-N-C" MontlaV' June 13' 1949 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 Dahlinger. 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 win. 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. K » TEACHER IS BURNED TO DEATH 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 gestigation. ® 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 escape. 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! Wilkesboro. 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 Knob. County Leagoe 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 ship. 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 community. 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 June 20. 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. o 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 Superior Court 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 cases. 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 week: 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 Wilkesboro. Roy William Rose, operating car while intoxicated, four months on roads. Troy Church, false pretense, not guilty". 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 continued. Roy Bynum, public nuisance, prayer for judgment continued. O. M. Gilreath and Mary G. Jarvis, assault and forcible tres pass, prayer for judgment con tinued. 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 times. Carl Swofford 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 WMHHtMWWWWWWtWHIH Mokes Good Record tMMMWMWMMMMIMMMMM*1 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 year. Kilby Area Chairman Automobile Dealers 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 Wilkes county. 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 merchandising. Cancer Center Is Operating To Full Capacity Tuesdays 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 en. Of the 33 examined Tuesday, five were referred to the diag nostic center at Winston-Salem for further examination and pos sible treatment. 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.; Brushy Mountain Baptist Minutes 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. w Undergraduates Seek 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. Recorder's Court Is Not Established Mayor's Court Continues Here, 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 lows: "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 be invalid; "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 done. "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 county. 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, of Salisbury. 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 es. CIVIC CLUBS' SCHEDULE » Civic clubs of the city are meeting this week as follows at Hotel Wilkes: Optimist Club—Tuesday at 13 noon. Klwanls club—Friday at 12 noon. Lions club—Friday at 6:80 p. m. 49 Graduate At North Wilkesboro 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 of education. 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 itt. 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 Ann Casey. American Legion Auxiliary Picnic 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 attend. 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 iary. In case of rain the picnic/ will be held the following Wednes day. Bible School Begins Daily vacation Bible school opened today at Welcome Home Baptist church west of this city, with classes to be held each morning. 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. o 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 the association. 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 Shelby. The business session of the committee was held Wednesday afternoon in the office of I. 8. 6 C. Corporation.

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