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ournal- Patriot
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
Vol. 44, Ho. 22 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, June 30, 1949 Make North WiJkesboro Your ShODDina Center
Br. J. T. Wayland
Speaks To The
Optiaist dob
Tells About Dreaded Dis
ease "Cancer", And De
tection Center
Members of the Optimist club
of North Wilkesboro were privi
leged to hear an interesting and
beneficial address about that
dreaded disease, cancer, deliver
ed by Dr. John T. Wayland Tues
day noon at the semi-monthly
meeting of the club at Hotel
Wilkes. Dr. Wayland -was pre
sented to the club by Julius C.
Hubbard, program chairman.
Dr. Wayland stated that can
cer is the second worst disease in
America today, and Is exceeded
in causing the largest number of
deaths only by^ diseases of the
heart. He spoke in detail from
comments on cancer which ap
peared in a recent issue of Time
magazine. Continuing, Dr. Way
land said that the cancer is simi
lar to the fifth columnist—both
are destructive—one destroying
governments, the other human
Detection Center
Dr. Wayland pointed with
pride to the recently-established
cancer detection center which is
now being operated every Tues
day at the county courthouse in
«tlkesboro. The detection cent
has been established, Dr. Way
land said, for the benefit of the
people of Wilkes and adjoining
counties, and everyone who
thinks he might have symptoms
of the disease should take ad
vantage of the service that is
rendered without charge. About
twenty-five persons are examin
ed at the detection center each
Tuesday, Dr. Wayland said.
Drive Near Goal
The current cancer drive In
Wilkes county is now nearlng Its
goal *of $2,000.00, Dr. Wayland
said. The last report showed that
a total of $1,842.00 had been
received, leaving the goal only
$159.00 short. Additional con
tributions aMuJWpected tft Bftt,
the campaign over the top with
in the next few days.
The club luncheon opened with
singing America, followed by
the club creed, and Invocation by
Rev. C. J. Winslow.
Optimist Maurice Walsh called
the club's attention to the cen
tennial which will be held in
Boone in July commemorating
the 100th anniversary of Wa
tauga county, and particularly to
Educational Day, July 7th, in
jUlonor of Dr. B. B. Dougherty,
president of A. S. T. C.
f Attorney Maxwell Perree, new
law partner of Attorney John R.
Jones, was a guest of Maurice
The club members were glad
to hear a report from Optimist
Tony Jenrette that he was now
weH on the road to recovery and
> that he would soon be back on
the job agglp as secretary of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce.
Rev. Dean M in ton
At Oakwoods Sunday
Rev. Dean Minton, of North
Wilkeeboro, will ^preach Sunday,
11 a. m., at Oakwoods Baptist
church. The public is cordially
invited to the service.
The East Side Kids will play
Purlear in a morning basebaT,
game at Memorial Park Satur
day, July 2, at 9:30 a. m. All
team members are urged to be
on the field by 9:00.
Stores, Business
Houses Are To Be
Closed July 4th
Stores, business offices, pub
lic offices, banks, postofflces,
garages and many other places
of business in the Wilkesboros
will be closed on Monday, July
4th, a national holiday.
Journal-Patriot Will
Be Printed Tuesday
In order that the news
paper staff may observe
July 4th as a holiday, the
issue of The Journal-Pa
triot, July 4, will be
printed on Tuesday, July
Stockholders Of
Farm Loan Group
To Meet At Boone
Annual Meeting Will Be
Held Af .Watauga Court
house On July 6
Annual meeting of the stock
holders of the North Wilkesboro
National Farm Loan Association
will be held in the Watauga
county courthouse at Boone
Wednesday, July 6, ten a. m., O.
H. Bracey, secretary-treasurer,
announced at the association's
office here today.
The meeting will be held dur
ing the Watauga county centen
nial celebration.
Reports of the year's success
ful operation and election of di
rectors will be two of the major
items of business, but Mr. Bracey
said that a program both enter
taining and informative will be
carried out. The association is
expecting the largest attendance
of stockholders in its history
and many of those attending, will
also attend several events of the
centennial celebration.
Purlpar Banfkt
Church Building
A Hew Building
Brick Veneer Structure Will
Have Spacious Auditor
ium, Nine Rooms
Purlear Baptist church this
week broke ground for the erec
tion of a new church building.
The new church will be of
brick venepr construction, will
contain an auditorium and nine
Sunday school class rooms. An
adequate heating plant will also
be installed. •
The new church building will
be erected Just back of the pres
ent frame building, where grad
ing has been in progress this
week. The new location will pro
vide space for a church lawn and
parking area. Purlear church Is
located near Purlear postoffice
ten miles west of this city and
near highway 421.
Half Price Auto
License Will Go
Into Effect 1st
Automobile license will go
on sale at half price Friday,
July 1, T. C. Oaudill, manager
of the local branch of the Caro
lina Motor' Clr b, announced to
day. The office is located in
the Motor Market building on
Ninth street.
North Wilkesboro Flashers
came from behind last night to
defeat top-rung Monnt" Airy In
the Granite City 6 to 4. Doubles
in the final frame by pinch hit
ter Keating, Peters and Tom Dad
dlno were good for the winning
Bill Weston started on the
mound and was relieved in the
jttfth by Carl Gentry, former
(Karta high school ace who held
the Graniteers until he was
pulled for a pinch hitter in the
Ninth. Gentry received credit
fox the game. Rhoades and
JttipAnpaon hurled the final
Daddino and Cooper led in
hitting with three each. Aklns
led Mt. Airy batters with four.
Hlkln will play here tonight
and the Flashers will play at
Elkla Friday night Subb and
his Wythevllle Statesmen will be
here Saturday night. Sunday the
Flashers go to Wythevllle and
return here for a double header
against Radford Monday.
This week's developments in
cluded release of Pitcher Worth
Cuthbertson, and Prank Fazio,
who was traded to a team in the
Appalachian league. Bob Winkel
spect, the league's top ranking
shortstop, is expected back in the
lineup in a few days after re
covering from a spike wound.
Catcher Bob Hite is expected to
strengthen the club by giving
Arnold Davis some much needed
rest. Tom Black is expected back
this week following illness
which kept" him out of the line
up. Tom Daddino and Jack Pros
da returned Tuesday night from
New Jersey, where they attend
ed funeral of. Tom's grandfather,
who was killed in an auto acci
Wilkes 4-H Club
Members To Attend
Camp Week Of 18
Boys and Girls Will Spend
Week at Manteo and
See The Lost Colony'
Thirty boys and girls from
Wilkes County are now' getting
ready to attend 4-H Club Camp
at Manteo during the week of
Jnly 18th. These clnb members
will be transported to and from
camp by the Wilkes Transporta
tion Company. Programs each
day will consist of recreation,
handicraft, swimming, games,
and tonrs to historical scehes of
interest. During the week each,
member will see the Lost Colony
The following is a list of mem
bers attending camp: Edith Ma
rie Ferguson, Ferguson; Loretta
Rlggs, Halls Mills; Rachel
Scroggs, Roaring River; Claris
D. Sparks, Ronda; Coleen Fair
child, Route one, North Wilkes
boro; Barbara Edmiston, Darby;
Shirley Mathis, Roaring River:
Doris Miller, Route one, North
Wllkesboro; Helen Johnson, Fer
guson; Dortha Johnson, Fergu
son; Mary Frances Foster, Pur
lear; Fern Mathis, Roaring Riv
er; George Lou Sprinkle, Route
one, North Wllkesboro; Doris
Mathis, Ronda; Peggy Johnson,
Route one, Wllkesboro; Warren
Elledge, Hays; Jimmy Alexander,.
Roaring River; Rayburn Byrd,
Route two, North Wllkesboro;
Harvey Kilby, North Wllkesboro;
Dee Carroll, Champion; Kenneth
Dyer, Champion; Richard Absh
er, Halls Mills; Paul Brown,
Reddles River; Buddy Tugman,
Route one, North Wllkesboro;
Robert Sebastian, Halls Mills;
Edwin McGee, Purlear; Johnny
Alexander, Route two, North
Wllkesboro; Jeanette Church,
Purlear; Betty Jean Mathis,
Route two, Roaring River.
Cemetery Working
At New Hope Church
All who have relatives burled
at New Hope church cemetery J
near Purlear are asked to be at
the cemetery with tools and
ready to work Wednesday, July
6, one o'clock. -
Knights Of Pythias
Installs Officers
G. R. Andrews Chancellor
• Commander; Lodge Re
cesses Until Sept.
•n The Knights of Pythias,
North Wilkesboro Lodge No. 67,
installed the following officers
Monday, June 27:
Chancellor Commander, G. R.
Andrews; Vice Chancellor, G.
Sam Winters; Prelate, Isaac
Duncan; Master of Works, Ar
chie Lee Osborne; Secretary,
William A. Miller; Financial
Secretary, Cecil Hauss; Treasur
er, W. E. Jones; Master-at-Arms,
William O. Johnson; Inner
Guard, George Wells; Outer
Guard, Joe R'. Godby.
The Pythian meeting adjourn
ed to meet again in September.
Woodside Dairy
Adds New Plant
Pasturized Milk Now Being
Produced and Delivered
By Popular Dairy
Woodside Dairy, a pioneer in
the dairy industry in Wilkes
county, has recently constructed
a new plant for pastuerization of
Woodside Dairy was establish
ed by the late J. E. German,
who brought the first registered
jersey cow into Wilkes county.
Now the dairy is pioneering with
the first milk pastuerization
'plant in the county for pastueri
jzation of milk for retail delivery.
Woodside Dairy has been deliver
ing milk to customers in the
WllkesboroB for over 20 years.
In addition to the pastueriza
tion plant, which was construct
ed in accordance with State
Health Department plans and has
been modernly equipped, Wood
side Dairy has established a milk
bar at the plant on highway 18
near Boomer. The milk bar spec-'
lalizes in sale of ice cream and
and Mrs. Hiram H. Ward, Wake
milk shades, and is open eve
nings for the convenience of pa
trons. All are cordally invited to
stop and enjoy- delectable dairy
Accepts Coaching
Position At Concord
Jack Sparks, whose resigna
tion as athletic director of North
Wilkesboro high school wap an
nounced in the early spring, has
signed a contract with the Con
cord City Administrative Unit,
where he will serve as teacher of
health and assistant coach at
Concord high school.
Returning to the post he held
during the 1947-48 season,
prior to coming to North Wil
kesboro, Sparks will serve as line
coach undqf Prank L. Austin,
head man, and will handle jun
ior varsity basketball. Comment
ing on his return to Concord,
Mr. Sparks said, "I am glad to
be going back to Concord high.
The size of the school, plus the
fact that my addition to the fac
ulty makes for a coaching staff
of three men, are favorable as
pects of the situation. Of course,
we will still be in the South
Piedmont Conference with its
rough competition, and we do
not expect, this year, to have a
team to compare with the one
we had in '47. Concord has been
hit heavily by Injuries and grad
The powerful *47 Concord
team defeated Shelby, Western
conference champions, in inaug
urating the Annual Harvest
Spark* and his mother, who
Kve atr 40fi D'-Stttoit, expert ttf
move to Concord about July 15.
Road Delegations
Will Be Heard In
WHkesboro 13th
Highway Commissioner Go
forth Sets Regular Date
For Hearings
^lark Goforth, of Lenoir, mem
ber of the State Highway and
Public Works Commission for
the Eighth Division, plans to
hold regular meetings to hear
delegations interested in road
matters, C. G. Ashby, division
engineer, announced here today.
The road meetings for dis
trict 2 of the IMghth Division
will be held at the courthouse
in Wilkesboro at ten a. m. on
the second Wednesday in each
month, at which time delegations
will be heard.
District 2 includes Allegheny,
Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin coun
ties. (J
19 Examined In
Cancer Center On
Tuesday Morning
Nineteen were examined at
the weekly session of the can
cer detection center held in Wll
kesboro Tuesday morning.
The attendance was the small
est since the center was estab
lished several weeks ago, and the
small number present was at
tributed in part to the extremely
hot weather.
It has been pointed out that
the center is operated for all
northwestern North Carolina,
and is by no means confined to
Wilkes county.
In cooperation with the State
and county health departments,
the center is operated by the
Wilkes-Alleghany Medical So
ciety, with members volunteering
for examining duties.
Registration begins each Tues
day morning at 9:15.
'In the number examined this
week was one colored person
and it Is emphasized that col
ored patients will be accepted as
well as white.
All who are over 40 years of
age, or those under 40 who have
any cancer symptoms, may be
examined. Examination this
week was given to a child only
IS months of age.
State Liquor Tax Judgments
Against 8 Total $314,400.29
6 Tax Certificates
Are Filed Against
Wilkes County Men
Otha Johnson's Amount Is
Largest Of Six With
Six certificates of tax liability,
totaling $314,400.29, were filed
in the office of the clerk of
Wilkes superior court Tuesday
by the state of North Carolina,
revenue commissioner, against a
number of residents of North
Wilkesboro and vicinity for li
quor taxes allegedly due the
state of North Carolina.
The tax liens, which are in
effects Judgments of the super
ior court, were for 8 1-2 per
cent tax on spirituous liquors
alleged to have been purchased
from distillers and sold by the
The largest amount of the six
certificates of tax liability was
against Otha 'Johnson, of North
Wilkesboro, and totaled $113,
022.45, for tax, penalty and in
terest on liquor purchases dur
ing the period from March, 1947.
to April 30, 1949. Amount of
the tax was $96,600, penalty $9,
660.04, and interest $6,762.03.
The second "largest among the
six filed Tuesday was against
Tim W. Yates, Phil D. Yates, Hlal
Wilson, Alias Calvin Wells, Alias
R. M. Wells, totaling $107,
379.15. This lein covered the
period of the past two years.
Tax certificate against L. L.
Watklns totaled $19,575.70, and
against* Eugene Shelton Church
Third largest was $52,301.97
smallest, $4,917.81, was
Howard Taft Church, covering
the period of November, 1947,
to June, 1948.
Total amount of the actual
tax in the recorded certificates
of tax liability was $268,819.10.
Representing 8 1-2 per cent of
the total amount, the price of
the liquor involved would have
been approximately $3,161,900,
in a period of less than two years
for most of the defendants.
C. C. Sidden Has
Leg Broken In An
Accident On Friday
i i ——
C. G. Sidden, local furniture
manufacture and member of the
Wilkes county board of commis
sioners, suffered a broken leg in
an accident Friday evening.
Mr. Sidden was helping load
furniture on a truck when he
fell and broke his left leg above
the ankle. He is now at home aft
er recei^ng treatment at the
Wilkes hospital.
Lions Will Install
Officers On Friday
North Wilkesboro Lions Clnb
will meet Friday, 6:30 p. m.,
at Hotel Wilkes.
Principal item of business will
be Installation of officers for
the ensuing year and th6 pro
gram will consist of a compre
hensive report of tlie state con
vention held last week a t
Wrightsville Beach, .where Paul
C/ashion, of the North Wilkes
boro club, was elected governor
of Lions district 3IA.'
Stockholders of the Carolina
Refrigeration Cooperative, which
operates. tha freezer locker
plant near Wilkesboro, in an
nual meeting Tuesday night at
the Wilkes courthouse heard re
ports of very successful opera
tion during the past year.
The cooperative had net earn
ings of $8,500, which enabled
the corporation to pay dividend
for the year. Dividend checks
were given out at the meeting.
Paul Osborne, president, pre
sided. Report of the president
stated that the freezer locker
plant is filling an important need
in the community and that dur
ing the past year had been used
extensively for commercial pur
poses by the fruit and poultry
industries in addition to serving
as a freezer locker storage for
individual homes. Prospects for
continued successful operation
are very good, he said, and the
management anticipates full
capacity use of the plant in the
Tam Hutchinson was elected a
member of the board of directors,
succeeding T. O. Mkiton, whosq
term on the board had expired.
The other members are Paul Os
borne, president; T. E. Story,
secretary, J. B. Carter, Clarence
Hendren, W. H. H Waugh and
Dewey Broyhill.
Wilkesboro Club
Met Tuesday Night
The WilkeBboro Business and
Professional Men's club held its
regular monthly meeting for
June at the Woman's clubhouse
Tuesday night with the presi
dent, William C. Gray, presiding.
Invocation Ho
ward McBntire.
Dr. G. T. Mitchell spoke before
the club on the subject of the
Wilkesboro high school band,
and told about plans that are be
ing made to promote the band
during the coming school year.
The club voted to discontinue
the regular dinner meetings for
the months of July and August.
A watermelon feast is/ being
planned for the July meeting,
and arrangements will be made
to have a piciiic at Bluff Park
for the August meeting.
Mrs. Winters, 21,
Takejj By Death
Mrs. Ruth Sidden Winters, 21,
wife of Glenn S. Winters, of
North Wilkesb<>ro, died at 7:20
p. m. Monday at the Wilkes hos
pital following! a brief illness.
Mrs. Winters was a member of
one of Wilkes county's bes'
known families, being a daugh
ter of C. G. and Mable Holbfook
Sidden, of North Wilkesboro.
Her father is a prominent busi
ness man and manufacturer here
and is a member of the Wilkes
county board of cbmmissioners.
Surviving are her father and
mother; husband, Glenn S. Wint
ers; one son, Robert Donald
Winters; five sisters and one
brother, Mrs. Blanche Triplett,
Mrs. Nancy Earp, Misses Nell,
Mable and Sue Sidden and Tyra
Funeral service was held at
the First Baptist church here
Wednesday, 3:30, with the pas
tor, Dr. John T. Wayland, in
charge, assisted by Rev. Watt
M. Cooper, First Presbyterian
pastor. Burial was in Mount
Lawn Memorial Park north of
this city.
Two Local Boys I
Rescue Man, Girl
Two North Wilkesboro boys
rescued a young man and girl
from drowning at Lakeside near
Hickory Sunday.
The couple who yelled for
help went too far from shore
and got into deep water. While
trying to help the girl out the
young man got into precarious
position. Max Turner, son of Mr.
and Mrs. P. V. Turner, and Jun
ior Blankenshlp, son of Beech
BlankensMp. promptly swam out
to the couple tad one rescued
the girl while the other helped
the young man to safe footing.
Brown Building
An Addition To
Plant In City
Construction Building Ma
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—ttfiil Wtfehome At r.
E. Brown Plant
P. E. Brown, lumber manu
facturer, is constructing a sub
stantial addition to his manu
facturing plant in North Wilkes
The plant addition, which will
be 45 by 50 feet, will be used as
a building material warehouse,
and will have adequate space
for storage and display of the
many kinds of lumber and build
ing materials manufactured by
the firm.
The plant addition will relieve
crowded conditions in the pres
ent plant structure and will
make possible increased produc
tion. It is expected that the ad
dition will be completed within
a few days.
Bullis Tabernacle
Revival Services
Revival services will begin
Monday night, July 4, at Bullis
Tabernacle one mile from Millers
Creek. Rev. Lee Pierce will do
the preaching and the' public is
cordially invited ta the services,
which will be held at 7:30 p.
m. daily.
Bible School Now At
Wilkesboro Church
Vacation Bible school is in
progress this week at Wilkes
boro Methodist church, with
classes each morning from nine
until 11:30.
Mrs. Yale Miller is superinten
dent and the teachers are: Mrs.
Russell Gray, Jr., kindergarten;
Mrs. Howard Pharr, primary;
Mrs. Russell Pearson, junior;
Rev. C. Jay Winslow, interme
diate; Mrs. Robert Gambill,
pianist. ~
The school will close Friday
and commencement exercises
will be given at Sunday school
Sunday morning.
Support Oonmraattjr
The first meeting of the new
ly formed Wilkes County chapter
of the Disabled American Vet
erans was held Tuesday evening
at the Reins-Sturrfivant chapel.
The meeting was called to ord
er by T. M. Whittington, Jr.,
third district commander of the
North Carolina State Depart
John L. West, of North WU
kesboro, was elected acting com
mander of the newly formed
post. He will remain in office
until such time as the post chart
er shall be received from the
national headauarters. At that
time there will be complete slate
of officers elected.
W. R. Lewis, state department
commander, of Greensboro, was
present at the meeting and he
installed the acting post com
mander. Mr. Lewis gave a very
interesting talk on the purposes
and alms of the Disabled Ameri
can Veterans and. extended the
best wishes of the State Depart-'
ment to the new post.
At the present time there are
twenty-four members In the new
post, of .which, twenty-two are
charter members. Any veteran.
eligible for membership in the
Disabled American Veterans Is
welcome to Join the Wilkes coun
ty chapter. Only those Ameri
cans who have been wounded,
gassed, injured or disabled while
serving in the armed forces of
the United States or its Allies,
during time of war, are eligible
for membership In the Disabled
American Veterans. Applicants
for membership must submit
proof of their eligibility such as:
service discharge showing
wounds, or other disability, Vet
erans Administration letter In
dicating service-connected dis
ability, or other proof thereof.
The next meeting of the
chapter will be held next Tues
day evening at the Reins-Sturdl
vant chapel at 7:30 p. m. All
members and veterans interested
in joining the Disabled Ameri
can Veterans are urged to attend
the next meeting.
Wilkes county chapter of the
Disabled American Veterans
wishes to thank Reins-Sturdivant
for their courtesy In permitting
the «se of the chapel In organiz
ing the local chapter.

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