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s Northwestern Carolina.
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Wilkes district Boy and Girl
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tention and support.
Vol. 44, No. 20 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, June 23, 1949 Make North WUkesboro Your Shopping Center
Cornerstone Moravian Falls Baptist Church Laid Sunday
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I his picture was taken at the cornerstone laying service tor the new church
building for Moravian Falls Baptist • church, held Sunday afternoon. Left to right
in the picture are: W. C. Hendren, secretary of the building committee; Dr. John
T. Way land, who delivered the message in the service; Mrs. Bernice Greer, as
sistant church clerk, who placed Bible and documents in the cornerstone; Cyrus
Brown, member of building committee; L. G. Critcher, chairman and treasurer of
r building committee; Irving EUer, building committee member who laid corner
stone; Rev. Dean Minton, pastor; P. G. Smithey, member building committee and
foreman;, R. A. Greer and J. Earl Nichols, members of building committee; Rev.
J. Earl Pearson, associational missionary who participated in cornerstone laying
service.—(Photo by Link's Studio). '
Mrs. Foster is
G. M. of O.E.S.I
The Grand Chapter of North
Carolina, Order of the Eastern
Star opened its convention, in
Raleigh, Sunday night, continu
ity until Thursday night.
Motto for the meeting—Trust
~+w-the Tjgrdwith- alt- thia-e -heart
and lean not unto thine own
understanding. Jn all thy ways
acknowledge Him and He will
direct thy paths. Watchwords—
Charity, Truth, and Loving .kind
ness. Flowers-Emblematic; Col
ors—The five colors of our cen
tral Star; Aim—To be more con
scious of our obligations; Slogan |
—Finish the hospital.
Mrs. Harold Moag, of States-1
ville, was elected Grand Worthy j
Matron, of the Grand Chapter
'Arof N. C. O. E. S. and J. Frank |
Duke elected Grand Worthy Pa
Mrs. Gilbert Foster was ap-|
pointed District Grand Deputy
Matron, for district No. 16. Mrs.
Foster is from North Wilkesboro,
^11 members of the convention
yfere invited to the Governors
Mansion, on Wednesday night.
The invitation read:
"The Governor of North Car
olina and Mrs. Scott request the
pleasure of the company of the
members and visitors of the
Forty-Fourth Annual Session of
the Grand Chapter of North
Carolina and out of state dis
tinguished guests at a reception
on Wednesday evening, the 15th
of June, from eight-thirty un
til eleven o'clock. Executive Man-|
Mrs. R. J. Hinshaw, Worthy
Matron of Wilkes chapter No. 42,
Mrs. Ira Payne, Miss Breta Poe
Scroggs, Mrs. Leona Pardue, and
Mrs. Gilbert Foster, attended the
meeting from North Wilkesboro.
Raleigh, June 21.—Governor
Scott gave North Carolina its,
first woman Superior Court
judge today in naming five new
The announcement was re-1
leased by the Governor's Office.
Scott is in Colorado Springs,
Colo., attending the National
The five new judges are: Miss
Susie Sharp of Reldsville, State!
f Representative William T„ Hatch
If Raleigh, State Senator Wil-1
liam T. Halstead of Camden, A.
R. Crisp of Lenoir and Harold
Bennett of Ashevllle.
I The Governor reappointed two
Afcclal jndges, W. H. S. Burgwyn
of Woodland and George B. Pat
ton of Macon. He previously had.
announced the appointment of
Wllkins P. Hbrton of Plttsboro.
Mr. E. L. Derrick and family I
are spending their vacation this [
week at Myrtle Beech, 8. C.
Girl Scouts Will
Be held June 27th
Quarterly meeting of the
Wilkes County Girl Scout A^</*
elation will be held Monday,
June 27, eight p. m., in the re
ligious education building of
the First Methodist church.
Dr. John T. Wayland will ad
dress the association. Council
members are asked to be present
at 7:30, Mrs. G. T. Mitchell,
president, announced today. H"
U. S. Apple Crop
Is About Normal
By CARL E. VanDEMAN
Representatives from most of
the important apple growing
sections of the country got to
gether fast we^k at Michigan
State College for the Annual
meeting of the National Apple
Institute. Their annual apple
crop "Guesstimate" issued June
16, 1949 indicates the total crop
for the U. S. at 112,501,000 bu
shels. This is an increase of more
than 22 million bushels over last
years crop but exactly the same
as the 1947 crop and nearly sev
en million bushels short of the
crop in 1946.
The report indicates a good
crop in the Northeast, which In
cludes New England^ New York
State, New Jersey and Pennsyl
vania. That area shows an in
crease over last year of nearly
10 million bushels. The mid
west, particularly the states of
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan
and Missouri, reports an increase
of 8 million bushels over last
year. California has a big in
crease, about 3 1-2 million bush
els, over last year. Washington
State which usually produces a
bout one quarter of the nation's
apple crop shows very little in
crease over its crop of 2G million
bushels last year in contrast to
a bumper crop of 33 1-2 million
bushels in 1947.
The Virginia apple crop, which
North Carolina growers consider
very important, is only an aver
age crop of 9 1-2 million bushels.
This is nearly a million more
than last. year but nearly 3 1-2
million short of its large crop
in 1946. In fact, Virginia has
slipped from third to fourth
place in apple production, being
out-produced this year by Wash
ington, New York, and California
with Michigan and Pennsylvan
ia in fifth and sixth places.
The apple crop in North Caro
lina is estimated at 765,000 bu
shels or nearly the same as it
was in 1947 in comparison to
976,000 last year and 1,248,000
bushels in 1946. The Brushy
Mountain apple growers should
find a good market for their fall
varieties, mainly they can sell
their fairly light crop to good ad
vantage before other producing
areas can ship large quantities
Into this marketing area How
ever, the Limbertwlgs and other
winter varieties will run into
more competition from apples
shipped in from the west coast
and Winenps from Virginia.
Plans To Keep
Dry Areas Arid
Raleigh, June 22.—State A. B.
C. Chairman R. W. Winston set
in motion today plans to curb
the flow of liquor into North.
Carolina's dry areas.
Xrm^d with a directive froni
the A. B. C. board, Chairman
Winston said his office will work
through the distillers in an ef
fort to halt the shipment of li
quor into dry areas by out-of
He emphasized that the big |
liquor shipments into North Car
olina are coming from wholesal
ers and not distillers. "They
(the distillers) are engaged in a
legal business," he asserted.
The new A. B. C. head said
his office will contact the dis
tillers "in an effort to obtain
their assistance in discontinuing
the sale of liquor to those whole
salers located in 'open states'
who now are selling residents of
North Carolina liquor under fed
eral permits in large .quantities.
Asked whether he ' thought
these -tactics would bring results,
Winston said that the A. B. C.
board, which met here Tuesday,
"seemed to think that, knowing
the caliber of the distillers, we
will get some results—certainly
If results aren't secured, Win
ston said he is "working on oth
er schemes" to meet the problem.
He declined to say what they
A recent A. B. C. report show
ed that 19 customers *in Tar
Heel dry areas received 27,560.4
gallons of whisl$ from a Mary
land distributor during April.
The lists of shipments are for
warded periodically to sheriffs
in all the 100 counties into which
the whisky js shipped.
The purchasers of the whisky
hold federal liquor licenses, but
in this state liquor may be
bought and sold" legally only
through A. B. C. stores.
Wilkes Farm Agent
The North Carolina Chapter of
Epsilon Sigma Phi, national hon
orary Extension Service frater
nity, elected officers and initiat
ed 32 new members at a business
meeting at N. C. State College
last week. The meeting was
the annual extension conference.
J. Paul Choplin, Wilkes Farm
Agent, was received into the fra
ternity. To be eligible for mem
bership an extension worker
must have completed 10 years
of satisfactory service with the
Extension Service. Mr. Choplin
Joined the Extensien Service as
Assistant Farm Agent in Rich
mond County, January 1, 1936.
He came to Wilkes County as
farm agent January 1, 1948.
Total For Cancer
Fund Now $1429;
Wilkes county cancer fund has
reached $1,429.95, according t#
the latest reports received today.
The goal for Wilkes county in
this campaign is $2,000. Some
reports hare not been turned in,
ind many are expected to return
letters with contributions. Those
who have neglected this import
int detail are reminded to send
In their contributions in order
that the goal may be reached.
The Cancer' Society will use
this money for cancer education
and research. Much of the local
share of the fund will be used
to aid the cancer detection cent
er, which is doing a wonderful
job weekly in finding cancer cas
es early so they can be cured and
their lives saved from certain
Any workers who have not
made their reports are urged to
complete their canvass and re
port as early as possible. Dr.
John T. Wayland is campaign
chairman and W. D. Halfacre Is
treasurer. W. C. Grier is chair
man of the Wilkes chapter of
the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Nancy Laws, 71,
Is Claimed By Death
Last rites will be held Friday,
ten a. m„ at the home of Mrs.
Charlie Sullivan for Mrs. Nancy
Laws, 71-year-old resident of the
Boomer community who died
Tuesday. Burial will be in Fer
guson cemetery. Rev. Ed O.
Miller will conduct the lapt rites
Surviving Mrs. Laws are the
following sons and daughters:
Mrs. Cicero Broyhill, Boomer;
John Laws, Brookford; Mrs. Lou
Cain, Moravian Falls; Mrs. .Tack
Laws, Whitnell; Mrs. Victoria
Minton and Mrs. Artie Minton,
of Kingsport, Tenn.; Mrs. Cora
Jamison, Gaatonia; and Mrs.
Charlie Sullen, Boomer.
Deacons School At
- Oak Grove Baptist
Rev. Gilbert Osborne, pastor,
has announced that a deacons'
school will be held at Oak Grove
Baptist church, beginning July
27 and continuing ^through July
1, at eight p. m. each evening.
Rev. J. Earl Pearson, Brushy
Mountain Baptist associational
missionary, will conduct the
school and members from all
churches are invited.
20 Vacancies Now
In National Guard
The following statement has
been issued here by the local
battery of the National Guard:
"Join the new National Guard
. . . precamp enlistment drive
starts today. Lt. Claude C. Faw,
Jr., commanding officer of the
local unit of the National Guard,
announced today, that 20 vacan
cies exist in Battery C, 112th
Field Artillery Battalion, North
Carolina National Guard, for
qualifying men between the ages
of 17 and 35 . . . All these va
cancies will be filled prior to
summer encampment . . . Excep
tional opportunities for veterans.
A full day's army pay for 2 hours
drill one night each week. Enlist
now, earn and serve at home.
For complete information ^con
tact Sergeants Allen or Miller at
814. Don't wait . . . join now.'
Following is the program to
be.carried out Sunday, June 26,
at the annual reunion of the El
ler family to be held at Boiling
Springs Baptist church 13 miles
west of this city near highway
11 a. m. Devotional service by
Rev. Lee Roy Eller.
11:30 Address by J. Allie
Hayes. ' \
12:00 Election of officers.
12:15 Lunch picnic style.
1:45 Address by John R.
Troy A. Eller and his singing
choir will be present, and will
sing the latest congregational
All Eller s and their friends
are invited to attend this reun
ion. "Come with a well filled
basket and let's make this years
reunion the best yet." Announce
ment by E. R. Eller, chairman
and Mrs. V. D. Foster, secre
Dr. R. E. Lewis Is
Leaving July 1 For
Post Graduate Work
Dr. R. EX Lewis, for the past
several years a member of the
jurglcal staff of the Wilkes
hospital, will leave July 1 for
Durham, where he will be en
raged in post graduate work in
turgery for some time. Present
>lans of Dr. Lewis call for about
hree years of post graduate Btu
ly and work at Watts hospital,
ifter which he plans to return
o North Wilkesboro.
Early Speaks Is
His Road Term
Lenoir, June 21.—A young
Wilkes county man was repaid a
jourtesy with another. He went
to prison ahead of time.
Early Speaks who lives near
the Wilkes^Caldwell county line
was the principal party involved.
Judge J. Will Pless was the oth
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Speaks received a sentence of
six months suspended upon pay
ment of costs when tried in'
Wilkes Superior Court Wednes
day on a charge of assault with
a deadly weapon. Speaks told the
judge he had no funds. The
judge permitted the prisoner to
remain at liberty until Saturday
in an effort to raise the money,
but Speaks couldn't do it.
So last Saturday Speaks asked
a neighbor, Magistrate W. E.
Horton to take him to the prison
camp at Hudson. Upon arrival at
the camp Speaks was unable to
produce commitment papers
from the Wilkes Court. Camp
Supt. R. R. Woods let Speaks be
gin sentence anyway and asked
Wilkes officials to rush the docu
4-H Dress Revne
At Hotel Wilkes
By RUTH THOMPSON
(Assistant Home Demonstration
The Wilkes County 4-H Dress
Revue is scheduled for Saturday
morning, June 2pth at 10:30
o'clock in the Ballroom of Hotel
Wilkes in North Wilkesboro. The
participants in this Dress Revue
will include all the Blue Ribbon
Winners in the School Dress Re
Those who plan to enter the
contest are asked to be on time.
We want to be ready to begin
promptly at 10:30 a. m., there
fore be there ten or fifteen min
utes earlier if possible.
A special invitation is extend
ed to the mothers of the 4-H
Girls, the 4-H Neighborhood
Leaders, and all persons interest
ed in 4-H Club Work.
At Ronda Methodist
Rev. C. Jay Winslow, pastor
of Wilkesboro and Union Meth
odist churches, Is guest minister
this week in revival services at
Ronda Methodist church, of
which Rev. O. D. Smith is pastor.
The public is cordially invited to
the services each evening this
Ernest R. Durham
Funeral On Friday
Funeral service will be held
Friday, two p. m., at Macedonia
church for Ernest Rufus Dur
ham, 52, who died Wednesday
morning at his home 'near Ron
da. Rev. David Day will conduct
Surviving Mr. Durham are his
wife, Mrs. Betty Durham, ahd
the following children: Mrs.
Lexle McBride, Ronda; Mrs.
Edith Burchette, Farmer; Daisy
and Roby Durham, of Ronda. ,
L. J. Wolfe Dies
Funeral service will be held
Friday, two p. m., at Dunkirk
Methodist church for L. J. Wolfe,
citizen of the. Adkins Shop com
munity who died at his home
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Rev. H. A. Johnson, "The saw
mill man from Mount Airy," will
preach at the Gospel Tabernacle
in Wilkesboro Saturday night,
June 25. A revival is in progress
there, being conducted by Rev.
Jesse Adams and Rev. Richard
Byrd. Everybody is 4pvited to all
the services.—Reported. v
Honor Given To
Local Member In
Cashion Has Outstanding
Record In Lions Club
Work In This State
""^Paul L. Cashion, of" North
Wilkesboro, was elected "governor
of Lions Clubs district 31-A in
the state convention held early
this week at Wrightsville Beach.
The honor to the local civic
Leader is well deserved. He is a
charter member of the North
Wilkesboro club, has held every
office in the club and served as
zone chairman in 1946 and 1947,
and in 1947 received the cap for
the best deputy district governor.
He has attended three conven
tions of Lions International and
all state conventions since he be
came a Lion.
In addition to work in the
Lions organization, he has been
very active in civic and church
work in this community.
Those from North Wilkesboro
who attended the convention
were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cashion,
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Absher, Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. faw, Jr., Wm. A.
Hardister, Clyde Pearson, Larry
Moore, Jack Swofford, Glenn An
drews and J. H. Whicker, Jr.
Wilmington^ June 21.—Elec
tion of governors for the three
districts, adoption of several res
olutions, and acceptance o f
Charlotte's bid to meet there
next year marked the fin(l^ bus;
iness sessions of the annual con
vention of North Carolina mem
bers of Lions International at
Wrightsville Beach today.
in separate feleWEIOns, the dis
tricts chose the following leaders
for the ensuing year:
Paul L. Cashion of North Wil
kesboro, who defeated Roy R.
Beck, of Statesville for District
Jeff B. Wilson of Biscoe, who
was unopposed as governor of
Louis K. Day, of Rocky Mount,
who won over Ballard S. Gay of
Jackson, in District 31-C.
The convention adopted a se
ries of resolutions topped by one
thanking the North Carolina
1949 General Assembly for op
posing legislation that would
alter the State Commission for
the Blind's authority to admin
ister all aid to the blind fund in
In another resolution they ex
pressed their appreciation for
the resolution presently pending
before Congress which would set
up a single federal office or bu
reau for services to the blind.
This proposed bureau would be
modeled after the North Caro
lina State Commission for the
They also resolved to furnish
a copy of the state-wide Lions
committee report on work for
the blind to Gov. Kerr Scott and
all interested officials, without
Another resolution adopted
was that the Lions clubs through
out t^e state organize a highway
safety council, school boy saf
ety patrol, bicycle safety clubs,
and otherwise promotion of
A resolution was unanimously
adopted providing that the three
out-going district governors stu
dy the problem of redistrlcting
the state. They were requested
to report their findings at the
convention in Charlotte. The
three outgoing governors are:
Joe Hood of Wilmington; Dr. D.
J. Whitner of Boone, and C. E.
Kerchner of Greensboro.
On Lenoir Road
Lenoir, June 21.—A Wilkes
County farmer who sells canta
loupes said today a customer
threw some kind of medicine in
to his eyes which rendered him
When he regained consciousness
the sum of $40 was missing
from his clothing he said. The
farmer told members of the
state highway patrol here his
name is Grayden Walker. He
said he is 25, and that he lives
at Pores Knob -near Moravian
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Walker said he naa disposed" of
part of his load of cantaloupes
in Wilkesboro and was en route
to Lenoir when he was stopped
by a man driving a 1940 Ford
sedan. The stranger purchased
two dozen cantaloupes and paid
for them. Immediately after
Walker pocketed tlje money the
stranger threw something in his
face which made him uncon
scious. An inventory of his funds
showed $40 missing. A sum of
money in two other pockets was
not touched, he said.
Wytheville Here Friday
Night; North Wilkesboro
Drops 2 Games
North Wilkesboro Flashers
will play Radford two games
here tonight in their third dou
ble header this week. Wytheville
will play here Friday night and
Elkin will be here Sunday after
At Radford last night the
Rockets took both ends of a
double header, 3 to 0 and 7 to 3.
John Moore hurled four-hit ball
for the Rockets and Manager
Tom Daddino pitched for North
Wilkesboro, allowing Radford
only six hits.
Troy Stanley, big right fielder,
hurled the second game for
North Wilkesboro as every effort
was made to conserve what
pitching strength was left. Rad
ford bunched hits in the fourth
inning for six of their runs and
in the remainder of the game
Stanley was very effective.
The double loss dropped North
Wilkesboro into fourth place in
the league behind Radford.
Accounts of other games and
other sports news is published
on pages nine and ten of this
Will Open Sunday
Revival services will begin
Sunday, June 26, at Hinshaw
Street Baptist church in this
city and continue for two weeks.
Rev. Glete W. Simmons is
pastor and the visiting njinister
will be Rev. R. E. Adams, of
Winston-Salem, pastor of Min
eral Springs Baptist church.
The public is coralally invited
to the services, which will be
held at eight p. m. each evening.
C. A. Hardbarger
Last Rites Today
Funeral service for Charles
Alexander Hardbarger, 57, resi
dent of North Wllke8boro ronte
one who died Tuesday, was held
today, two p. m. at the home
and hnrlal was in Monnt Lawn
Surviving Mr. Hardbarger are
his wife, Mrs. Pearl Hardbarger,
and the following children: J.
A., W. R., C. A., Jr., J. B. and
F. K. Hardbarger, all of North
Wilkesboro route one.
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