gem Wilkesboro lias a g radius of 50 miles, serving 1^0,000 people is Northwestern Carolina. THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years SC0ITS Wilkes district Boy and Girl Scouts organization have a program worthy of your at tention and support. Vol. 44, No. 19 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESB0R0, N. C., Monday, June 20, 1949 _ Make North WUkesboro Your ShoDDina Center 1 _ -. ■ FIGHT AGAINST T. B. CONTINUES AT LOCAL SANATORIUM To effect a cure in Pulmonary Tuberculosis, the infected lung must be given a chance to 'Vest." This is accomplished by collapsing the lung by building up the air pressure inside the chest cavity. In the above picture, Dr. George Verdone, local physician, is preparing to insert t he pneumothorax needle through which inftsfofyfynto the patient's chest from the instruct shown at the left of the picture. The lower picture shows one ward in the Wilkes Tubercu losis Sanatorium, which is rendering an increasingly valuable service as a public health institution in Wilkes county.—(Photos by Link's Studio). J. M. Tucker, 84. Lost- Rites Today - J. M. Tucker, 84, farmer and businessman of Laurel, died yes terday morning at the home of his son, James Tucker of Salis bury, after a long illness. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. D. B. Long of Roanoke, Ala.; two sons, James Tucker of Salisbury and Dr. W. A. Tuckor of Auburn, N. Y.; seven grand children and one great-grand child. Funeral services were at 3 p. m^ftoday at Transou., Methodist pCnursh in Ashe County. Marriage. License During the past week license to wed were issued by Wilkes Register of Deeds Troy C. Fos ter to the following: Banner Barl Barker, West Jefferson, and Ruth Campbell, Lansing; William Sherrill Vanhoy, Cycle, and Blanche PardUe, Yadkin ville; Austin Paul Hayes, Thur mond, and Mary Ruth Joines, Traphill; J. K. Tharpe and Lillie Bradley, both of Ronda; Iran Foster and June Cook, both of Purlear; James A. Jackson, Fay ettville, and Mary Johnston, j North Wilkesboro; Irvia M. Parsons, Obids, and Elle Mae Grogan, Todd. > • . Exhibition Games In County League Wilkes County Baseball League exhibition play got tinder way .here Saturday night with Fair plains eking out a 9 to 8 victory over Walsh's Lumber company nine. Walsh's took a big lead in the third with seven runs but Fairplains capitalized on walks j and well placed hits to overcome _^the lead and win in the eighth, ••azler and Gant formed the fwfnnlng battery, with Davis hurl-| ing for Walsh's. Tonight Millers Creek and Boomer are scheduled for an ex Mbltion tilt. rw. C. Williams, directing for Wllkee Junior Chamber of Com merce, said today that a sche dule of games for the six-team circuit will begin Saturday night. About 60 per cent of American farms have motor cars, while lees than 50 per cent have tele FLASHERS DEFEAT MT. AIRY TO REMAIN IN CLOSE RACE FOR FIRST PLACE IN LEAGUE North Wilkesboro is one of three teams fighting for the elusive and hard to hold lead in the Blue Ridge league, with anj^ of the six teams capable of hitting a winning streak and going to the top in a few days. Today Mount Airy holds top place with North Wilkesboro only one - half game behind. Yesterday the Flashers bumped Mount Airy with a 7 to 5 victory here and Elkin subdued Wytheville 16 to 6. Galax and Elkin are definitely improved teams and, with Radford, will be crowding on the heels of the top three teams. Here Sunday afternoon the bill game was as hot as the weather as both clubs seemingly went all out for the important victory. Leslie Rhoades started on the mound for the Flashers and through six innings had al lowed only two of the scratchiest kind of hits. But the first three men In the seventh singled and Rhoades was relieved by Lee Bentl«y, who walked in one run and allowed one single for two more. In the eighth he was touched for two singles and a walk and was relieved by Ralph Cunningham, who recently came to this club from Hickory. The rangy right hander blazed away with his fast balls to fan Mills to close the eighth and struck out two in the ninth. Akins popp ed to Cunningham to close the game. In the second frame Cooper and Stanley singled, Cooper was forced ont and Stanley scored am Leslie Rhoades' first single. In the third Pescitelli walked, stole second and ended the play by scoring when two Mt. Airy throws in the infield were wide. The Flashers big inning was the sixth when four hits accounted for three runs. Gardner, Mt. Airy pitcher, was thumbed out of the g&me by the umpires and Mt. Airy lodged a protest for the ejection. Tonight North Wilkesboro will play Mt. Airy a twin bill at Mt. Airy. Tuesday night Wytheville will play here. On Wednesday North Wilkesboro will play at Radford In what may be a double header, and a double header Is due here against Radford Thurs day night. The standing today: Club W L Pet. Mount Airy 27 22 .551 North Wilkesboro 26 22 .542 Wytheville 27 23 .540 Radford 24 24 .500 Galax 22 27 .449 Elkin 20 28 .417 Lose Long Game The Flashers here Friday night dropped a long and well played game 6 to 3 to Galax in 14 innings. Frank Fazio, of New Brighton, Pa., made his first mound appearance here and was touched for only two hits in over five innings, but eight walks walks proved his downfall as he walked in the tieing run in the sixth. Bob Thompson, the small right hander with plenty of stuff, pitched through the 14th, with Galax's three winning runs In the last frame pouring in when Cooper dropped a long fly In left center with the bases loaded. Galax scored two runs in the first frame and the Flashers came back in their half of the first to tie the count on triples by Davis and Stanley and singles by Shores and Daddlno, all after two were out. In the fifth Pesci telli singled and was batted in by Davis, who was tied with Stan ley with hitting honors with three each. M&sinich hurled a masterfur game for Galax after the barrage of Flasher hits in the first inning. Lose To Galax Again At Galax Saturday night the Leafs had^sn their hitting clothes as they battered Worth Cuth bertson for 13 hits to win 12 to 3. Sid Weinbach hurled for Galax and cosated with a com fortable lead * after the third frame. Shores and Daddino led the Flashers in hitting with two each. Johnson Reunion To Be Held July 31 The family, relatives and friends of the late Sidney L. Johnson are lnylted to attend an all-day reunion at the old home place in the Walnut Grove Com munity on July 3. There will be a picnic dinner and Rev. T. E. Blevins has been asked to preach. Many Cases Tried In June Term Court . -- * Court Completes Work With Trial Criminal Cases Court Adjourned Thursday Afternoon; Pless Is Pre siding Jurist Wilkes superior court for trial o f criminal cases adjourned Thursday afternoon after trying a large number of cases, most of which had been continued from previous terms. Judge J. Will Pless, Jr., of Marion, presided • over the two weeks court, which left but few cases on the criminal court dock et of Wilkes county. A suspended sentence of two years and heavy fines were met ed out to Estel Hayes on a num ber of charges. On the second of fense for driving drunk he drew a 12 months suspended suspend ed on payment of $200 fine and costs, with driver license revok ed two years. For his third of fense of driving while intoxicat ed t he received two years su spended on payment $300 fine and costs, with license revoked five years. Hayes was also fined $25 and costs for driving with out license. Prayer for judgment was continued with payment of costs in two cases for violation of the Blot machine law. •Robert Hayes for assault with deadly weapon drew a sentence of 12 to 18 months, but gave no tice of appeal to the supreme court. For second offense of driving while intoxicated P. W. Wingler drew a 12 months sentence su spended on payment $225 fine and costs, with driver license re voked three years. Don Brown, larceny and re ceiving, 12 to 18 months su spended and placed on probation four years. Oliver Hvjston Absher, viola tion motor vehicle laws and re sisting arrest, verdict of not guilty. Quincy (Sonny) Brown, as sault, six months suspended on payment of costs and $100 for benefit of Ford Bauguss. Mason H. McKnight, forcible trespass, to pay costs. Earl Speaks, assault with deadly weapon, $25 fine and costs. Ooy Shepherd, housebreaking and larceny and receiving, two months suspended on payment $100 fine and costs. N. T. Steelman and Grothie Wagoner, fornication and adul try; Steelman, 12 months su spended on payment $300 and costs; Wagoner, two years su spended. Vern Ester, assault on female, 18 to 24 months on roads. Notice of appeal was given. Jim Church, larceny, prayer for judgment continued. Albert Hawkins, assault with deadly weapon, 15 to 24 months. Notice of appeal Was given. J. D. McLean, operating car while intoxicated, six months su spended on payment of $100 fine and costs. Due to physical con dition, defendant ordered not to drive for five years. Rufus Havenor, violation pro hibition law and slot machine law. Two years suspended on payment $100 fine and costs. Tal Barnette, operating car while intoxicated, six months at county home. Raymond Dawson, statutory rape and non-support. Prayer for judgment continued on charge of statutory rape; on non-sup port charge Dawson was given 12 months suspended on condi tion he pay 60 per cent of earn ing for first year for hospital bills and support of child, and must pay $20 weekly thereafter. Truman Hall, assault with deadly weapon and resisting ar rest; on assault charge two years suspended on payment $500 fine and costs; for resist ing arrest, two years suspended five years. Glenn Absher, assault, 30 days. Wilkesboro Town Asks That Chickens Be Kept Confined J. R. Henderson, Wilkesboro town clerk, stated today that several complaints have been lodged by Wilkesboro residents relative to chickens running loose and damaging gardens. Town authorities ask that1 all chickens in the town be kept confined so that no damage will result. Fire Department Answers Two Calls North Wilkesboro fire depart ment here answered two calls during the latter part of the week. On Friday night a call was an swered to Sixth street, where an automobile was on fire. On Sat urday afternoon the fire 'depart ment answered a call to extin guish an auto blaze on Forester Avenue. Damage was slight in both fires. o V.F.W. Members Will Lay Floor In New Building S. L. Whitaker, chairman of the Building committee of Blue Ridge Mountain post 1142, Veterans of Foreign Wars announced today the new building is ready for the sub-floor. He requested all mem bers of the post who can help lay the sub-floor to be present at the building on Tuesday evening. It is hoped that flood lights can be put up so that work can continue af ter dark. Work will continu i on the floor until it is finished and mem bers are urged to be present also • If tfae floow^w ^lrtihwn through the voluntary wor! of members of the post a considerable savings can be effected. NOTICE TO V P W MEMBERS There will be a regular meet ing of Blue Ridge Mountain post 1142, Veterans of Foreign Wars at the post headquarters on Thursday, June 23rd. Commander Williams announc ed there will be important busi ness matters to come before the post and requested all members to be present. The building committee is go ing to present a few suggested changes in the new building and fpr that reason a large attend ance at this meeting is desirable. Maxie Ferree Is New Member Bar Attorney Ferree Associated Wiffi John R. Jones In Law Practice Maxie Ferree, formerly of Winston-Salem, is a new mem ber of the Wilkes Bar Associ ation. The young attorney, who will be associated in law practice here in the office of John R. Jones, was sworn in and admit ted to the bar in Wilkes court last week before Judge J. Will Pless, Jr. Attorney Ferree is a graduate of Duke University and Duke law school. He and his wife are now making their home here. I o ————— 'Calvin Tayloiy74# Claimed By Death Funeral service was held Sun day at Rock Springs church for Calvin Taylor, 74-year-old resi dent of the MoGrady community who died Thursday. Burial was In Taylor cemetery. Rev. Watson Bryant conducted the last rites Mr. Taylor was a member of j a well known Wilkes family. He j is survived by four brothers: F. [p. Taylor, of McGrady; Lee Tay , lor, of Pocahontas, Va.; J. G. Taylor, of McGrady; George Tay lor, of Idaho. EASTERN STAR MEETING Wilkes chapter of the Eastern Star will meet Thursday, 7:30 p. m., for an important meeting and all members are asked to be present, announcement1 today by Mrs. Emma Hinshaw, W. M., and Mrs. Lorene Webber, secretary, stated. o Cancer Center On Tuesday Mcrning At 9:30 Many Being Examined At Weekly Clinics; Open to White and Colored Weekly session of the Cancer Detection Center for northwest ern North Carolina will be held Tuesday morning at the cancer detection center quarters in the Wilkes courthouse. Last week the cancer center had more patients registered than could be examined, and a number were carried over to this week, but those in charge are encouraging all who feel in need of such examination to re port on any Tuesday morning and all will be reached as early as possible. Those who live over 25 miles from Wilkesboro may secure appointment by writing Mrs. C. Monroe Williams, secre tary, at Wilkesboro. Attention has been called to the fact that the center is open to colored people as well white. To date only two colored people have registered at the center. Free examination for cancer is given at the center by volunteer members of the Wilkes-Allegh any Medical Society, and patients with cancer symptoms are refer red to their family physicians or the cancer diagno^ic center at Winston-Salem. Wilkes Becomes Tree Conscious The citizcns of Wilkes county are becoming more and more tree conscious with each passing yeaF. At least that is what Coun ty Forest Warden Arlie Poster thinks. According to informa tion he has recently received from District Forester F. H. Led better of Lenoir, N. C., more people have planted seedlings and more timber owners have had foresters mark their timber for cutting this year than ever before. The State Department of Con servation and Development's Forestry Division has been given the go ahead signal for large scale in-the-woods help to wood landowners. The past General Assembly has made it possible for them to increase their staff to 37 trained foresters through out the State. Fifteen of these foresters will work in the woods 100 per cent of their time, and the other 22 will divide their time between fire control and forest management. County Warden Foster says, "It is my Job, not only to fight forest fires and try to prevent! them, but to help these foresters when they are marking trees In the farmers' woodland. I urge all timber owners, to see me be fore they sell their timber, so we can have a forester's advice on what is the best thing to do. With the shortage of good lum ber and the high prices of all building materials, it Is the duty of all of us who own timber to see to it that none of it is wast ed, either through fire or bad cutting practices." o Eller Family To Have A Reunion Reunion of the Eller family, always a largely attended event in northwestern North Carolina, will be held on Sunday, June 27, at Boiling Springs Baptist church 13 miles west of this city. E. R. Eller, of North Wilkes boro, chairman of the Eller fam ily association, stated that a most interesting program is be ing arranged for the all-day event, Including picnic dinner at noon. All members of the Eller fam ily and their friends are Invited to enjoy the day together. o A mountain site at Glorietta, New Mexico, has been chosen by Southern Baptists for a "west ern" assembly grounds. When developed, the encampment will compare with the Southern Bap tist Assembly at Rldgecrest, North Carolina, established in 190S. Support the Y. M. C. A 'aul Ed Church Is Assistant Farm Agent Named In Alleghany Sparta. — Paul E. Church, forth Wilkesboro, has been tamed assistant farm agent- for Uleghany County. He took over its new duties last week. He was educated at State Col ege in Raleigh, where he major id in animal husbandry. He was chairman of the Live stock Day committee, treasurer )f the animal husbandry club, ind was a member of a livestock ludging team which went to Chicago last year. Cornerstone Of Moravian Falls Church Is Laid • ■ Impressive Service Held At New Church Building Sunday Afternoon Cornerstone of the new church buildjng under construction for Moravian Falls Baptist church was laid in an impressive service Sunday afternoon. The service, which was well attended by members of the con gregation and visitors, was open ed by the pastor, Rev. Dean Minton. Following a song, prayer was led by Rev. J. Earl Pearson, Brushy Mountain Baptist Asso ciational Missionary, and respon sive reading. After scripture reading by the pastor, Dr. John T. Wayland, pastor of the First Baptist church in North Wilkesboro, de livered the message for the serv ice, which waB well received -by the congregation. Placed in the cornerstone were a Bible, a history of the church, the church roll, a list of church officers, a copy of the program for the cornerstone laying, news paper clippings relative to the new building, and a copy of The Journal-Patriot carrying a n nouncement of the cornerstone laying service. These articles were placed in the cornerstone by Mrs. Bernipe Greer, assistant church clerk, and~ the corner stone was laid by Irving Eller. Prayer of dedication by the pas tor closed the service. o Thomas C. Bryan Delivers Address On 'Father's Day' "Dads and Lads" was the top ic of a Father's Day address de livered before the North Wilkes boro Kiwanis club Friday noon by Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, of Win ston-Salem. The program was in charge of John T. Cashion, who presented the speaker. Program chairman John Gash ion introduced Rev. Thomas C. Bryan, of Winston-Salem, who addressed the Club in a very charming way on the subject, "Dads and Lads." Mr. Bryan em phasized the Father-Son relation ship. He citnd from history, both Biblical and profane the illus trations bearing out this thought. His argument was on the theme, "Our Duty to Our Lads"; He says it is three fold; 1, good breeding; 2', good feeding; 3, good leading. He quoted fre quently from great writers' ex pressions of beauty, charm and pathos to clinch his arguments. His speech was timely, well giv en and appreciated. Prior to the program Jv B. Williams read to the club a note of appreciation from Miss June Royal, of Wilkesboro, a polio victim who has been aided by the club in providing transpor bation to school. Guests Friday were as follows: L. M. Nelson, Jr., with L. M. Nelson; R. H. McNiel with C. O. McNiel; J. E. Justice, III, with J. E. Justice, II; Frank Dresser with W. E. Jones; John Glbbs and John Gambill with Robert Glbbs. Young Boys To Ploy Double Header Here The Bast Side Kids will play a double header at Memorial Park here Wednesday, June 23, starting at 1:30 p. m. The first gam^ -will be with Millers Creek. Fairplains will furnish the oppo sition in the second game. 2 Per Cent Discount On County, City Tox Pre-payment of 1949 taxes is now being accepted by Wilkes county and the towns of North Wilkesboro -and Wllkesboro as the law provides. A discount of two per cent is allowed on oounty and town taxes paid on or before July 1.