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tention and support.
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BEAVER CREEK CHURCH TO CELEBRATE 170TH AN NIVERSARY SUNDAY, JULY 3RD
Beaver Creek Baptist church, located west of Wilkesboro near
Ferguson, will celebrate its 170th anniversary Sunday, Ju!y 3.
The anniversary program will begin at ll' a. m., following
Sunday school. Rev. John Wells, of North Wilkesboro, pastor,
will be in charge. The first feature will be the church history
by Dr. H. G. Duncan, of Wilkesboro. It is presumed that Rev.
George McNeill, a. pioneer Baptist minister, founded the church
and his great-great-grandson, Robert H. McNeill, prominent
Washington, D*. C., attorney, will speak" (faring- the morning
program. ' «■ ^- ^
Dinner will be spread on a long table on the church. In the
afternoon will be an address by Judge Johnson J. Hayes, and
recognition of former pastors. Special singing will be included
throughout the day. Members of the McNeill family, practical-r
ly all of whom are descendants of Rev. George McNeill, are es
pecially invited to the anniversary service.
*KKV. JOHN WELLS, Pastor
fBig Crowd Enjoys
Annual Reunion Of
The EHer Family
Annual reunion of the Eller
family was held Sunday at Boil
'ing Springs Baptist church near
Purlear with the largest crowd
In attendance in history ot the
Eller family organization.
E. R. Eller, chairman, presid
ed. Morning program was fea
tured by a sermon by Rev. Leroy
Eller and a short talk by H. O.
At noon a bounteous picnic
dinner spread on a long table
on the church lawn was much
enjoyed by the large crowd.
John R. Jones, a North Wil
kesboro attorney, was the fea
ture speaker fqr the afternoon.
He gave some interesting history
of the EUler family. Many of the
early pioneers were Ellers, the
speaker said, and Ellers were in
cluded among the patriots who
inarched from Rendezvous moun
tain near Purlear to Kings Moun
tain under command of Col. Ben
Cleveland during the American
Revolution. Washington's army
contained many Ellers, Mr. Jones
In the business iession E. R.
Slier, chairman, and Mrs. V. D.
Foster, secretary, were re-elect
ed. The 1>50 reunion will be
held on the fourth Sunday in
June at Boiling Springs church.
Grondfother Of Tom
Poddino Is Killed
Vincent Colonna, grandfather
'of Tom Daddino, manager of the
North Wllkeeboro baseball club,
died Friday nidht at Delanco, N.
J., from injuries received earlier
that day when he was hit hy an
Mr. and Mrs. ' Daddino and
daughter, Lorraine, and Jack
Proscla, brother of Mrs. Daddino,
left Saturday night after the
game at Wytheville to attend the
funeral service and will return
to North Wilkesboro Tuesday.
Is Recaptured Here
James McThursty, colored
prisoner who escaped from the
state highway prison camp here,
was recaptured Thursday after a
brief hunt by state highway pa
trol, deputies ani guards.
The escaped prisoner is alleg
ed to have entered the home of
Leroy Harris in the Cairo com
munity and is charged with as
saulting the wife of Harris, a
well known colored resident of
the community. The convict was
serving a 20 to 25 year term
Annual stockholders meeting
of the Carolina Refrigeration
Cooperative Association will
meet Tuesday, June 28, eight p.
m.p at the Wilkes county court
house, Paul Osborne, president,
Among the business items 'o
be transacted will be payment of
dividends to preferred stockhold
ers and election of a director.
The cooperative operates the
freezer locker plant near WI1
kesboro and a full report will
be given of the year's business.
All stockholders are cordially in
vited to attend.
Mrs. Roy Foster
. Dies At Wadley, Ga.
News was received here Sun
day of the death Saturday night
of Mrs. Roy Foster at her home
in Wadley, Ga.
Mrs. Foster was found dead
in bed Sunday morning and it
was presumed that she died of a
heart attack during the night.
Funeral service was held in
Wadley this afternoon.
Mrs. Huffman Dies
Funeral service was held to
day at Mount Pleasant Baptist
chtirch for Mrs. David Huffman,
former Wilkes resident who died
during the latter part of the
week in Waihington, D. C.
FLASHERS DEFEAT WYTHEVILLE
TWICE BUT LOSE TO ELKIN 9
North Wilkesboro Flashers
showed improved play during the
latter part of the week to de
feat the powerful Wytheville
team two games, but lost to El
kin Blanketeers here Sunday aft
ernoon 11 tq 7 with a patched
On Saturday night at Wythe
ville the Flashers came through
7 to ? in 13 innings, Tnompson
pitched until the ninth and was
relieved by Fazio. Lee Postove
made his mound debut In relief
and held the Statesmen for three
innings and the victory.
Here Sunday afternoon Rhoades
started and was relieved by Bill
Weston, who has returned to
the club after an extended ab
sence. Carl Gentry, former Spar
ta high school ace, made his
first mound appearance and held
the Blanketeers to one run in the
last five innings. He showed a
very fast ball and. good control.
Tom Daddino and Jack Proscia
were out of the lineup because
they were called to New Jersey
on account of the accidental
death of Daddino's grandfather.
Doug Shores was acting manager.
Bernie Keating, veteran pitch
er who was Signed last week,
played first base. Keating was in
the 4hrolina League four years
and also pitched in the Piedmont
league and American Associa
tion. Catcher Arnold Davis who
has an injured hand, played left
field and Hoy ganders caught
the game Sunday.
The Flashers play a double
header in Elkin tonight. Mt. Aifry
comes here Tuesday night and
Elkin will play here Thursday
night. Wytheville will be . here
Blast Wytheville Here
North Wilkesboro Flashers
edged to to within one game of
second place by defeating Wythe
ville here Friday night in a game
stopped in the first of the sev
enth because Wytheville had
only eight eligible players left.
Umpire Welder forfeited the
game to North Wilkesboro, the
forfait score being 8-0 auto
matically, although North Wil
kesboro was leading 12 to 3. In
the seventh the argument started
over the count on balls and
strikes on Catcher Valvano, who
claimed three balls with the um
pire saying the count was two.
Valvano and Manager Subb were
ejected for vigorous protests and
after the game was resumed Zol
tak, coaching on first base, was
ejected for further argument.
Umpire Welder announced the
i forfeit, when he was informed
Wytheville had only eight play
ers. All batting and fielding
figures of the game go into the
records, which will boost Flash
er batting averages. Catcher
Arnold Davis had a triple and
two singles to lead the batting.!
Ralph Cunninghtfm, on the
mound, pitched well for North
Wilkesboro and had only one bad
inning, when Wytheville scored
three on three- walks and two
North Wilkesboro Flashers
broke their slump here Thurs
day night by taking two games
from Radford and going back in
to third place ahead of the
Tired of losing, the North
Wilkesboro team went to work
early in the opening game, blast
ing six runs off Wilson in the
first inning with five hits, a hit
batter ^ and one Radford error.
All the rally with exception of
one hit occured after two were
Rhoades was on the mound for
North Wilkesboro and was re
lieved by Fazio in the third,
when Radford put togeher three
hits, a walk and an error for
three runs. Radford, -tied the
count in the fourth and both
teams started digging in for the
winning run. m
In the sixth Flasher efforts
were rewarded when Dick Long,
who played right field, got his
second hit of the game and was
batted In by Jaclc Proscia's tri
ple. Earlier in the game Proscla
had a double to his credit to
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Holds Bible School;
Is Well Attended
A Vacation Biible Schoool held
at Wilkesboro Baptist Church last
week came to a close Sundal night
with the commencement program.
For five days boys and girls
ages 4-16 met at the church from
8:30 to 11:30 for a period of Bible
study and hand work. On Friday
the entire school went to Smoot
Park for a picnic. There were
112 enrolled in the school with in
average attendance of 104 for the
Rev. W. N. Brookshire, Pastor
of the church, was principal of the
school. Mrs. Fred Shoemaker, Mrs.
J. F. Jordan, Mrs. Loyd Pardue,
and Mrs. Vernon Stroud were the
beginner teachers. Mrs. Elmer
Lowe, Mrs. Roy Joines, and Mrs.
Bill Young were the primary
teachers. Rev. W. N. Brookshire,
and Miss Jessie Lane were the
Junior teachers. Mrs. Evterette
I Bo'ichelle, Mrs. Presley Myers, and
f Mrs. Charles McNeil were the In
termediate teachers. Mrs. G. T.
Mitchell was the Pianist. Refresh
ments were served each day ' y the
members of the Woman's Mis
Albert Grady Baker
Funeral On Sunday
Funeral service was held Sun
day at Lewis Fork Baptist church
for Albert (Jrady Baker, 56, well
known citizen of the Maple
Springs community who died at
his home Saturday. Rev. A. W.
Eller conducted the last rites.
( For several years Mr. Baker
was a school teacher in Wilkes
county schools.* •
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Mattie P. Baker, six daughters
and one son: Mrs. James Trip
lets Mrs. Olen Greene, Mrs.
Paul Atkins, Mrs. Guy Church,
all of Purlear; Mrs. OttlB Cham
bers, of Winston-Salem; Miss
Christine Baker, of Purlear; and
Alvin Baker, of Wllkesboro route
Boy Scout Troop
Service On Tuesday
Boy Scout troop number \ 90
will hold Investiture service
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., ,at Wood
lawn community house. Ali
Scouts, their parents and others
interested in work of the troop
are cordially invited to attend.
TRADE IN THE WILKESBOROS
ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN 0F16
WEEKS BEGINS IN THIS ISSUE
Forty merchants and other
business firms of the Wilkes
boros today began in The Journ
al-Patriot aih advertising cam
paign of sixteen weekB directed
at developing trade and com
merce in the Wilkesboros.
This cooperative endeavor will
be illustrated page advertise
ments, with well written mater
ial pointing out the advantages
of trading in this community.
The campaign wilt be educa
tional,' in that it will explain
that every dollar in trade and
commerce in this community
makes more valuable every piece
of real estate, every acre of
entire trade area served by the
Increased trade volume here
fstimulates better schools,
churches and public institutions.
It also means increased local
taxes to support local govern
ments, schools and public insti
tutions which serve the people
in this area.
The Wilkesboros are truly a
commercial center well situated
to serve a great number of peo
ple, offering values equal or
exceeding those available 1 n
larger cities and making it un
necessary to go elsewhere to
transact commercial business.
Readers are cordially invited
to read the weekly messages
carefully, to enjoy them and to
•s lef tea^oT a ad
vertisements is on page 7 of
July 3 Is Date
Mt. Zion Church
Mount Zion Baptist church
located near Hendrix in the west
ern part of Wilkes county, will
celebrate its 100th birthday Sun
day, July 3, with a centennial
Rev. E. C. Hodges, pastor,
will deliver the morning mes
sage and in the afternoon will
be addresses by well known
speakers and special singing.
Dinner will be spread picnic
style at noon. The service will
also be a home coming and all
former members and residents of
the community are cordially in-,
vited t<j attend.
In County League
Walsh and Moravian To
night; Pores Knpb and
* i ~ •
Fairplains eked out a victory
13 to 12- in.ia long and closely
contested baseball' game Satnr
day night at the expense tff Mil
lers Creek in the opening game
of the Wilkes County Baseball
league, sponsored by the Wilkes
Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Fairplains went into a * big
lead In early innings but Millers
Creek . batting power worked
down the difference in score to
tie up the game. Fairplains went
ahead in thS ninth and Millers
Creek had the tying run on third
at the end of the game.
C. Brooks and Frazier and
Owens worked on the mound tof
Fairplains* with Gant and Tay
lor catching. Brown and B. Nich
ols hurled for Millers Creek wjth
J. Filer catching.
Walsh's Lumber Co. and Mo
ravian Palls will play tonight.
Pores Knob and< Boomer will
play Wednesday night. Fair
plains and Pores Knob will play
' North Wilkesboro Pythian
lodge will meet tonight for the
last meeting until September.
Members are asked to be -pres
ent tonight to take part in third
Revival In Progress
At Gospel Tabernacle
The revival meeting which has
been in progress at the Gospel
Tabernacle in Wilkesboro is
continuing under direction of
Rev. Jesse Adams and Rev.- Rich
ard Byrd. There has been a
number ot conversions and much
interest has been shown. Special
singing features each service.
Everybody is invited to attend.
Young People Back
From Camp Morehead
Several young people have re
turned from Camp Morehead at
Morehead City, where they spent
two weeks in camp under direc
tion of Mrs. J. H. Winkler, coun
selor. Those from the Wilk^s
boros at the camp wens Jim
Mills, Jimmie Whicker, Henry
Absher, Jerry Moore, Reggie
Moore, Bernie Fathing, Johnny
Baity, Jimmie Baity, Sarah Ann
Barber, Robin and Molly Wink
Optimist Club To Meet
Tomorrow At Noon
The Optimist Club of North
Wilkesboro will hold its regular
meeting at Hotel Wilkes Tues
day, June 28th, at noon.
Dr. John T. Wayland will be
guest speaker and his address
will be centered around the new
ly-organized camcer detection
center; and the' great service. it
has already given to the people
of Wilkes and adjoining coun
Starts July 17th
A reVival meeting will start at
the Wilkesboro Methodist church
on Sunday evening, July 17th,
the pastor, Rev. C, Jay Winslow,
has Announced. The opening
service will 'begin at 8 o'clock,
the services will continue for a
week. . • ..
The guest minister for the re-*
vlval wjir be Rev. D. Moody
Nlfong, pastor of the* First Meth
odist church in Itutherfordton. *
Business Club To*
Meet Tuesday Night'
The Wilkesboro* Business and
Professional Men's club will hold
its regular monthly meeting
Tufesday night, June 28th, at 7
o'clock at the WomanV club
house. Ail members are urged to
Registration A t Center
Quarter* In Courthouse
The cancer detection center
being operated in the Wilkes
county courthouse for northwest
ern North Carolina people con
tinues to operate very success
fully every Tuesday morning.
The total number examined in
the session last week was 29.
For Tuesday morning of this
week four appointments have
been given for people from a
distance of more than 25 miles,
which is a policy of the center.
In order that those from a dist
ance may not have to make more
than one trip to be examined,
and to make sure they are reach
ed, appointments are made by
writing Mrs. C. M. Williams, Wil
It has /been emphasized that
the center is open to colored
people as well as white, but to
date onJy two colored people
Free examination is giyen by
volunteer members of the
Wilkes-Alleghany Medical Soci
ety, assisted by representatives
of the division of cancer control
of the State Board of Health,
and using equipment furnished
by the state health department.
The Junior Woman's Club
here furnishes volunteer help to
serve as nurse aides and recep
Registration begins each Tues
day morning at 9:15.
Robert F. Currence At Em
ployment Office Each
£ "Tuesday 1Q-Until 12 ^ -
- Robert F. Currence, district
officer of the North Carolina
Veterans Commission, will be in
North Wllkesboro on Tuesday,
June 28th, from 10 a. m. to 12
p. m. at the North Carolina Em
The purpose of this Yisit Is to
assist any veterans in this com
munity with any problems they
may have that come under the
jurisdiction of the Veterans Ad
Mr. Currence is in North Wll
kesboro every Tuesday as stated
above and is willing and able to
assist any veteran in solving the
many problems that confront the
veteran in the prefer filing of
claims, and filling out of forms.
There is no charge to the
veteran for any of the services
rendered by Mr. Currence. His
services are provided by the
state of North Carolina, grateful
for the sacrifices made by the
thousands of veterans from the
state of North Carolina.
Any veteran who has any
problepi concerning the Veter
ans Administration is urged to
see Mr. Currence at the Em
ployment' Office tomorrow or
any Tuesday between 10 a. m.
and 12 p. m.
At Auction June 29
Williams and Clark Land Auc
tion company, of which M. C.
Woodie and P. E. Dancy are
sealing agents, will conduct three
auction' sales of highly desirable
real estate Wednesday, June 29.
The first sale at 1:30 "p. m.
will be a seven-room home just
off the Boone Trail at Cricket.
This property is desirably. located
and buyer may have immediate
The second sale at 2:30 p. m.
will be the D. C. Beshears home
place, a practically new brick ve
neer home with all modern con
veniences, and located a short
distance west of Millers Creek
and off highway 421 a quarter
of a mile in an excellent neigh
* The third sale will be at 4:80
p. m. and* will include 12 beau
tiful lots ip "Shatley Heights,"
located on highway 18 north of
this city. This Is a* part of'the M.
Shatley estate. $5 bills will be
givqn free at aH the sales.'
i -430L0RED WOMAN DIBS /
Funeral service was hed Sun
day at Reid's Chapel for' Julia
Caroline Gilreath, 69, local col
ored resident Vho died Friday.
She is survived hy two daugh
ters, Queen Howell add Mary