Wilke8boro has a
of 50 milea,
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
Wilkes district Boy and Girt
Scouts organization have a
program worthy of your at*
tention and support.
Vol. 44, No. 24
Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WtLKESBORO, N. C„ Thursday, July 7, 1949
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Wilkes Appropriates $126,000 For School Buildinas
55 Cents Of £1.38
Tax Levy Will Go
For School Hoases
Wilkes Budget For Year Is
Adopted With Same Tax
Rate Past 10 Years
Wilkes county's tax rate of
$1.38, which has been the same
tor the past ten years, remains
at that figure for the fiscal year
which began July 1.
Wilkes county board of com
missioners has officially adopted
the budget, which calls for the
same tax rate on each $100 as
sessed valuation of property.
Largest item in the budget is
approximately $126,000 for con
struction of school buildings,
which will be raised by 55 cents
of the-tax levy. County-wide debt
service will get 20 cents, and
school debt one cent. The other
levies are as follows: county
general fund, .15; superior court,
.10; welfare administrative,
.0525; health department, .0325;
tuberculosis hospital, .035; hos
pital, poor and temporary aid,
.03; repairs to buildings, .10;
social security, .12.
J. C. Grayson, county account
ant and tax supervisor, said to
day that the total assessed valu
ation of property is approximate
ly $23,000,000, which represents
an increase of slightly over one
million dollars over the total for
last year. The increase was pick
ed up without reassessment of
property. Real estate showed a
substantial increale with con
struction of new homes and bus
iness and commercial houses, and
there was also a large increase in
total of personal^property, much
of which represents automobiles
and other motor vehicles pur
chased during the year.
During the year the county
will refund approximately $50,
000 in bonds, which bear inter
est at the rate of five to six per
the old bonds Wiir have Interest
rate of from two tod one-halt
to three per cent.
The Ail American Tennis
Tournament, sponsored by the
Midway Pontlac company, of WI1
kesboro, is continuing to receive
entries for the tournament which
runs through July 26-28.
The tournament is the first of
its kind for Wilkes county.
Former tournaments have* been
closed to Wilkes county resi
dents. However, this tournament
is open to anyone who wishes to
enter from any section of the
Men's singles, doubles, antt
junior singles and doubles events
will be held. First round singles
matches will begin on the after
noon of July 25. Doubles match
es will begin on July 26.
Deadline for entering the
tournament Is July 19, and all
players are urged to submit
their entries before this date.
Mrs. Lou Hendrix
Is Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held to
day at Mt. Zlon churdh tor Mrs.
Lou Hendrix, 71, resident of the
Hendrix community who died
Wednesday. Rev. Ed Hodges con
ducted the last rites.
Surviving Mrs. Hendrix are
one son and five daughters: Al
bert Hendrix, Darby; Mrs. Joe
White, Mt Zion; Mrs. Otis Crane
and Mrs. Roby Crane, of Maple
Springs; Mrs. Vina Hendrix, Le
noir;' Mrs. Manle Crane, Darby.
Home Coming Sunday
At Gordon Baptist
Home coming service will be
held Sunday, July 10th, at Gor
don Baptist church Just west of
this city. An all-day program has
been arranged, and on the pro
gram will be ministers who have
been ordained at the church.
Dinner will be spread on the
church grounds at noon and spec
lal singing will feature the day's
program. Everybody Is Invited.
North Carolina growers this
year are expecting to produce
about 475,600 turkeys, or S5 to
40 per cent more than in 1*48.
Of Somers School
Seven-Room Building W31
Be Constructed Near
Wilkes Board of Education
and Board of Commissioners in
Joint session this week selected
site for the Somers township
school and ordered that adver
tisement for bids for construc
tion of the new school proceed
The boards selected- the pro
posed site near Roma Jarvis'
• The Somers township unit will
have seven classrooms, office
and toilet rooms. It will be con
structed on a plan very similar
to the new Cricket school build
The Somers school project
> was slated for construction last
but was deferred wheu a
Vspute arose over site for the
The new school will house the
pupils who formerly attended
Windy Gap, Shady Grove, Os
bornville, Lovelace and Plsgah
schools. Some of the students,
(Am that area have been at
widing Union Grove school in
t Recruits Again
Raleigh.—The Marine Recruit
ers are back in business with a
bang beginning on 1 July. For
quite a while it has been rather
difficult to Join this famous
fighting organliation, due to the
small quotas assigned to the re
cruiting offices. During the
month of June, even an ex-Ma
rine couldn't reenlist. "But that's
all changed now,1* says Captain
Max D. Smith, Jr., Officer in
Charge of Marine Recruiting in
North Carolina. "Young men—
and young ladies—have a bet
ter chance of becoming members
of the Marine Corps now than
they have had for some time."
Captain Smith statdd that he
particularly wanted to see any
18-year-old men who were think
ing of joinng the service. These
#, in addition to being eligible
the regular three or four
enlistments may also enlist
a period of only one year.
Young ladies who have reach
ed their twentieth birthday, but
are less than 31 years of age,
may enlist for three or four
yean In the regular Marines. It
was Just recently that the ranks
the regular Corps were open
to women. Prior to that they
were * enlisted as reserves.
The age limits for men are 17
through 28, or 31 if they are ex
Marines. A special age provision
applies to men and women who
have previous Marine service.
They may deduct this previous
service from their age to bring
them within the limits.
For complete information on
enlistments in the U. S. Marine
Corps, write, phone, or apply in
person to the Marine Corps Of
fice, Post Office Building, Win
ston-Salem, N. C.
Laura Watkins Dies
Funeral service was held to
day at Beaulah Presbyterian
church for Laura Harris Wat
kins, i6, well known colored res
ident who died Monday. She was
one of the oldest residents of
Surviving are two sons and
two daughters: Frank Watkins,
Trenton, N. J.; Neil Watkins,
North Wilkesboro; Sallle Dula,
Cincinnati, Ohio; Lily Ford,
—— o -
ggv. Grady Mlnton. of Vilas,
-wffl preach at Pleasant Home
"Baptist church Sunday, July 10,
11 a. m. The public Is cordially
dnrtted to the service.
♦ffbe U. S.° Department of
AVricatture has announced that
•thfe full Commodity Credit Cor
•poraklon loan rates to producers
will ke available on warehouse
man 1949-crop oats, barley,
ryeTand grain sorghums only, If
all warehouse charges other tha
receiving charges are teA "J? I
vance by producers through April)
10, HBO, oats, barter, and .
rye, and through March SI, 1*501
INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER
Paul D. Woodall, (left) North Carolina district
governor of Civitan, is shown presenting a certificate
worth $150 from Civitan International to Mary Joe
Cole of Whiteville, winner of third place in the world
wide Citizenship Essay Contest. The Whiteville girl
took the international award after winning local and
State contests. At right is Superintendent o& Schools
L. A. Bruton who is also district secretary of Civitan.
Miss Cole is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Willard G.
Cole, former Wilkes residents now at Whiteville.
Girl Scout Camp
Will Open Monday
At Mountain View
Girl Scout camp for the Wilkes
district will open Monday, July
11, eight a. m., at Mountain
Mrs. Robert Oibbs, Girl Scout
director for the district, asked
that all campers report promptly,
and with nose bag lupches.
Visiting hours will be Thurs
day evening, 7:30 until nine p.
in. Folk games, skits and singl
ing will be provided as enter
tainment for visitors. The arts
and crafts room will also be
Dpen for inspection. Parents and
friends are especially invited to
visit the camp at that time.
On the camp staff with Mrs.
Gribbs are Mrs. John Ford, Mrs.
Claude Doughton, Mrs. G. T.
Mitchell, Mrs. John T. Wayland,
Miss Anne Hayes, Mrs. Pendry,
and Mrs. E. E. Vaught. Volun
teer counselors include Mrs. Ce
cil Adamson, Mrs. Phil Forester.
Mrs. Louise Vannoy, Miss Agnes
Kenerly, Miss Billle Jo Zimmer
man, Miss Margaret Anne Hutch
ens, Mrs. W. K. Sturdivant, Mrs.
Walter Newton, Mrs. Ruby John
ston, Mrs. Frances Panay and
Miss Kate Flnley.
Mrs. Gibbs has called attention
to the fact that all campers must
have their health blanks in by
All campers will be ready to
return home Friday between five
and six p. m.
During the past week license
to wed were Issned by Wilkes
Register of Deeds Troy C. Fos
ter to the following: Robert H.
Johnson, North Wllkesboro, and
Anita McNeil,- Parsonville; Don
Presnell and Mary M. Dwigglns,
both of Mocksyllle; Pervis Bak
er, Wilkesboro, and Sue Wil
liams, North Wilkesboro; Coy
Wilcox, Todd, and Betty Buch- (
anan, White Top; Glenn W. Roy
al, Traphill, arid Fay Anthony,
Dobson; James M. Wood, North
Wllkesboro, and Joyce Evelyn
Oleary, Halls Mills; Barney Shep
herd and Jane Rupard, both of
Lansing; Major C. Robinson,
GUreath, and Rachel Souther,
The Wilkes Triple A office an
nounced today that crimson clov
er seed is availahle and farmers
may call at the Triple A office
and make purchase order. The
seed is offered at 26 cents per
pound, with the Triple A paying
19 cents an'd the farmer <*even.
, Dokies To Meet
The North Wilkesboro Dokies
club will enjoy an Interesting
program and a good meal Friday
evening, 6:30, at Roaring River
school lunch room. All members
are asked to be present.
SUPPORT THE Y. M. C. A.
FLASHERS PLAY WYTHEVILLE
SATURDAY; RADFORD SUNDAY
North Wilkesboro Flashers will
play Galax here tonight, Wythe
ville here Sautrday night and
Radford here Sunday, which will
be the last game here until
Thursday, July 14th.
The Flashers haven't been ab
le to bunch hits this week and
have slipped back Into third
place, six games behind Mount
Last night Galax won here 7
to 3 as the Leafs collected seven
two-base hits off the slants of
Bernie Keating, with Manager
Bob Latshaw leading the visitors'
hitting with . three doubles in
three official trips.
Galax scored first and North
Wilkesboro tied the count in the
fourth when Doug Shores blasted
a Masinick pitch into the center
field bleachers with nobody on
for his tenth homer of the seas
son. Galax went ahead again with
a run in the sixth and North
Wilkesboro tied the count in the
sixth when Davis hit his first of
two doubles and scored on Dad
dlno's single. The Leafs clinch-,
ed the game In the seventh on
two doubles, a single, a.hit bat
ter and an error, all of which
accounted for three runs. They
added two more In the ninth on
a walk and two singles .
Bob Wlnkelspect, league's stel
lar shortstop, was expected to re
join the club today after an ex
tended absence due to a spike
wound, and his return Is expect
ed to'strengthen the club. Mean
while, a hard-hitting outfielder
has been contacted and may Join
the club to add some scoring
punch to the hitting attack. The
team has not been producing
runs in proportion to the number
/ Lose To Radford
At Radford Tuesday night the
Flashers dropped* a 7 to 2 game
to slide back into third place
in the league while Wytherille
was winning from Blkin. Mount
Airy also gained one game by
winning orer Galax'6 to 2.
Cunningham was on the
mound for the Flashers and was
going fine until Radford explod
ed with five runs In the sixth.
Manager Tom Daddino collected
two of North Wllkesboro's six
hits off lArty Wilson, of Char
lotte, who pitched for Radford.
Ice Cream Supper
At Cricket July 9
Cricket Home Demonstration
clio will sponsor an ice cream
supper Saturday evening, begin
ning at 6:30, at the D. B. Turner
store building at» Cricket. Hume
made ice cream and cakes will be
sold and all patronage will be
SUPPORT THE Y. M. C. A.
July Term Court
WHI Convene On
Monday, July 18
Judge Julias A. Rousseau
In 17th District Lat
ter Half 1949
Wilkes superior court will con
vene Monday, July 18, for a
term of one week as set up by
the 1949 session of the General
The week of court was added
to the Wilkes calendar by law
in order that more time would
be available for trial of civil
Judge Julius A. Rousseau, of
North Wilkesboro, who will pre
side over courts of the 17th Ju
dicial district during the latter
half of 1949, is scheduled to be
the presiding jurist for the
Wilkes coyrt ferm In July.
The following jurors have
been summonsed for the term,
which will,be for one week and
will be for trial of civil cases:
Robert Barker, L. H. Crump,
T. W. Boyd, Lester Pardue, T.
A. Tucker, all of Edwards; J.
Quincy Adams and Eugene Eller,
of Mulberry; Harold Bumgarn
er, P. H. Crow, Gordon Miller,
Presley Adams, L. C. Brook
Bhire, J. N. Osborne and Joe R.
Shew, all of North Wilkesboro;
P. M. Johnson, Lewis Pork; T.
E. Church and R. G. Royal, of
Traphfll; A. C. Yale, of Rock
Creek; Mrs. J. M. Combs, Paul
L. Cashion, of Wilkesboro; John
D. McLean, of Reddles River;
Archie Hege, Moravian Falls; L.
P. Johnson, Lovelace; R. C.
Wood, Jr., Rock Creek; L. W.
Felts, Somers; L. C. Brown,
Beaver Creek; • H. M. Gregory.
Somers; Lewis R. Shepherd, An
tioch; Arthur Triplett, Lewis
Fork; Rom Eller, Lewis Fork;
Clifton Johnson, Lovelace; W. E.
Mlnton, Elk; J. C. Johnson,
Walnut Grove; I. T. Churchy
The second meeting of the
newly organized Wilkes chapter
of the Disabled American Veter
ans was held Tuesday evening at
the Relns-Sturdlvant chapel. The
meeting was in charge of John
L. West, acting commander of
the local chapter.
T. M. Whlttington, Jr., dis
trict commander of the state de
partment, was present and an
nounced that the charter for the
chapter should arrive shortly
from national headquarters.
Pending the arrival of the chart
er, the local chapter will con
tinue under the leadership of the
acting commander. When the
charter is received by the chapter
the elected officers will be in
stalled in office for the fiscal
District Commander Whitting
ton presented Major E. P. Rob
inson, district service officer for
the North Carolina Veterans'
Commission. Major Robinson
congratulated the members of
the chapter on the successful
forming of the local chapter and
spoke briefly on the functions of
the service officer and the ser
vices rendered the veteran by
the North Carolina Veterans'
The need of a full time coun
ty service officer in Wilkes coun
ty was stressed by Major Rob
inson. There are over 4,900 vet
erans residing In Wilkes county
and a competent, capable serv
ice officer is needed to render to
these veterans assistance and ad
vice In the proper handling and
filing and other forms required
by the Veterans' Administration.
The next meeting of the D.A.
V. will be held at the home of
Newton Bumgarner on Tuesday,
July 19th at 8:00 o'clock. All
members and prospective mem
bers are utged to attend this
meeting. Refreshments will be
A worker looked In Us lunch
pall each day and as he unwrapp
ed his sandwich he said "Bah
Peanut butter again!" and threw
it into the ash can. A fellow
worker observing this, said to
him one day, "Can't your wife
make any other kind of sand
wich except peanut*butter?" The
first worker replied, "You leave
my wife out of this, I make Dty
own sandwiches!" •
Miss Frazier Will
Sing Here Sunday
Miss Martha La« Frailer, who
is home on vacation from Juil
liard Music Institute In New
Fork City, will be soloist Sunday
norning at the First Methodist
shurch and will sing "These Are
rhey" from "The Holy City," by
5ual. Miss Frazier will also sing
in the union service Sunday eve
ning at the First Methodist. "Let
Not Tour Heart Be Troubled"
will be the title of the evening
Off jeers North
Club Begin term
Newly Elected District Gov
ernor Cashion Installed
Paul Cashion, of North Wil
kesboro, newly elected district
governor of Lion clubs, perform
ed his first duties Friday night
by installing officers of the North
W. D. Jester was installed as
president, succeeding J. H.
Whicker, Jr., who very sucess
fully JLed the club during the
past year. Other officers install
ed were as follows: Jack Swof
ford, first vice president; Ed
ward S. Finley, second vice pres
ident; Boyd Stout, third vice
president; S. B. Moore, tail
twister; Edward McEntire, Hop
tamer; C. C. Faw, Jr., Ralph
Buchan, Edward Bell, directors;
Shoun Kerbaugh, secretary.
Splendid reports of the state
convention held at Wrightsville
Beach were given by J. H. Whick
er, Jr., and Paul Cashion. The
North Wilkesboro club was much
In evidence at the convention
and carried out the successful
campaign to elect Mr. Cashion
governor of district 31 A. The
convention was descrihad by loc^l
members as the most successful
ever held in the state b7 Lions
Over 5,000 Expected
At Farm, Home Week
More than 5,000 Tar Heel
farmers and bomemakers are ex
pected to gather on the State
College campus in Raleigh early
next month for what promises to
be the most outstanding Farm
and Home Week program ever
held in North Carolina, John W.
Goodman, assistant director of
£he State College Extension Ser
vice, said this week.
The four-day annual event,
not held last year because of a
polio epidemic, will begin, with
registration on Monday, August
8, and continue until Thursday
night, August 11, when Bob
Hawk, national radio show quiz
master, will preside over a
grand-finale contest during
which more than $5,000 worth of
farm machinery and equipment
will be given away.
Secretary of Agriculture Chas.
F. Brannan, author of the much
discussed Brannan farm pro
gram, will headline a list of not
able speakers for the occasion.
He will address a joint session
of men and women on Tuesday
Other featured speakers will
be Governor Soott, himself a
farmer and former county agent:
Rep. Harold D. j Cooley of Nash
ville, chairman of the House
Agriculture Committee; Mrs. Ca
millie MoGhee Kelly of Memphis,
Tenn., one of the best-known
juvenile court judges In the na
tion; and Mrs. Raymond Sayre,
president of Associated Country
Women of the World.
Congressman Cooley will speak
on proposed national farm legis
lation and will then participate
in a round-table discussion on
the same subject with Dr. J. H.
Hilton, dean of the State College
School of Agriculture; L. T. Bal
lentine, State agriculture com
missioner; R. Flake Show, execu
tive secretary of the North Caro^
lina Farm Bureau; Harry B.
Caldwell, master of the State
Grange; G. T. Scott, State direc
tor of Production and Marketing
Administration; B. B. Garrett,
State soil conservationist;' and
Dr. I. Q. Sehaub, director of the
State College Extension Service,
Marketing of cranberries In
cellophane bags has become in
creasingly -popular during the
past year or so.
At Furniture Show
Chicago This Week
Representatives of local fur
niture manufacturers are show
ing new lines this week at the
mid-summer furniture exposition
Representing Forest Furniture
company are N. O. Smoak and
R. R. Smoak; John E. Justice is
representing Oak Furniture com
pany; J. R. Hix and Richard
Johnston, of American Furniture'
company; Henry Moore, Ivey
Moore, and Ray Hoover, of Home
Mrs. J. R. Hir and grand
daughter, Mrs. J. M. Dalton, of
Ashevllle, accompanied Mr. Hix
to the show and Mrs. Ray Hoov
er is a visitor in Chicago with
her husband at the show.
Mrs. Addie Reeves
Last Rites Today
Funeral service was held this
afternoon at Hinshaw Street
Baptist church in this city for
Mrs. Addle Reeves, 71, local res
ident who died Wednesday. Rev.
Charlie Miles and Rev. Clete W.
Simmons conducted the last
Surviving Mrs. Reeves are
three daughters: Mrs. Cora Jane
Chambers, Mrs. Gordon Whit
tington and Mrs. R. B. Shumate,
of North Wllkesboro; two broth
ers, William Porter, of Wllkes
boro route one, and Duran Port
er, of i Asheboro, and one half
brother, Joe Porter.
Lions Will Sell
Mats; Aid Blind
Canvas* Of Homes Today
and Friday; In Business
Members of tbe North Witkes
boro Lions dub will sell brooms,
mops and mats in the Wilkes
boros this week to raise funds
to aid their work among the
blind and for prevention of blind
The brooms, mops and mats to
be sold were manufactured by
the blind. In a plant located near
Greensboro as a part of the
Lions Club's program to aid
Today and Friday the club
members will sell house-to-house
in the Wilkesboros and on Sat
urday will sell In the downtown
section of North Wilkesboro.
Patronage on the part of peo
ple contacted will be appreciat
ed by the club.
County Agent Tells
About Visiting The
Good Corn Crops
By J. P. CHOPMN
(Wilkes County Agent)
The County Agent visited and
observed many excellent corn
fields in Wilkes county during
the week ending Saturday, July
Isaac Vannoy, of the Vannoy
community, has one acre of Dixie
17 white hybrid that shows prom
ise of being among the top yield
ing corn field in Wilke county.
Mr. Vannoy selected a good piece
of land, fertilized it liberally,
and planted Dixie if In S 1-*
foot rows 12 Inches apart in the
row. He obtained ah almost per
fect stand and has used nitrate
as a top-dressing and layed the
corn by clean. The corn is about
ready to tassel and is dark green
in color, indicating that there is
sufficient fertility to feed the
Other good corn fields were
observed at Odell Whittington's,
of Red dies River, who was
Wilkes county's corn champion
in 1948. P. V. Turner, of Mil
lers Creek community, has a
promising stand of open-pollinat
ed yellow corn.
Any farmSr having corn equal
to any of the three above can
expect a hundred bushels or
more per acre in yield if weather
Brucellosis in cattle is the
source of undalant fever, a seri
ous economic less la dairying
and in beef herds.