Wilkesboro tias x* adius of 50 miles, 1^0,000 people is western Carolina. ournal- Patriot The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years SeetiraORe 16 PACES 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 frtodies. 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 Walsh. 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. EAST SIDERS TO PliAY PUKLEAB 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 5. 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. FLASHERS BACK IN FORM TO WHIP MOUNT AIRY IN NINTH 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 runs. 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 mane. 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 dent. 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 Pageant. 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 u 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 milk. 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 products. 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 uation." The powerful *47 Concord team defeated Shelby, Western conference champions, in inaug urating the Annual Harvest Bowl. 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 $113,022.45 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 defendants. 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 $17,203.21. 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.' CAROLINA REFRIGERATION CO-OP HAS VERY SUCCESSFUL OPERATION 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 future. 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 Sidden. 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 _ • « Hf 1 ^ M —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 boro. 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. o Support Oonmraattjr ORGANIZATION MEETING HELD FOR WILKES COUNTY CHAPTER OF D.A.V. 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 ment. 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.