The Journol-Potriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
Wilkesboro baa a
radius of 50 miles,
lg 100,000 people in
Wilkes district Boy and Girl
Scouts organisation have a
program worthy of your at*
tention and support.
[Vo1- Wo- 35 Mondays and Thursdays WORTH WILKESBORO, N. C- Monday, Auflust 15. 1949~ Hake Worth Your
Liois CIA Are
Named For Year!
. W. D. Jester, president of the
NOforth Wilkesboro Lions Club,
named standing committees
|for the ensuing, year. The com-,
ittees are expected to hold ?
[[regular meeting and to carry out
their respective duties in the
Other officers of the club for
the year are as follows: C. J.
?wofford, first vice president;
Edward 8. Flnley, second vice
president; Boyd Stout, third vice
wWeident; Shoun Kerbaugh, sec
retary-treasurer; Edward McEn
tire, Lion Tamer; S. B. Moore,
tail twister; Mrs. Lawrence
unt. pianist; Ralph Buchan,
Bell, Joe S. Zimmerman
. C. Paw, Jr., directors.
g is the list of com
itt*s the year:
Sign Committee? Joe Zimmer
Chauman, Claude Key
Barrel, Frank Stafford.
Constitution and By-Laws?
. O. Mitchell, Chairnian, W. C.
arlow, Rufus Church.
Attendance?C. C. Paw, Jr.,
[Chairman, W. O. Absher, E. D.
Chairman, Ralph Buchan, E. P.
? Membership?Lee Bossi, Chair
' man, D. T. Payne, W. A. Har
Finance?Ben Marsh, Chair
g?nan, Tam Shumaker, D. L.
Crook, G. T. Bare.
United Nations?J. M. Ander
son, Chairman, W. T. Long, L. S.
Sight Conservation and Blind
>?Jule S. Deans, Chairman, T. R.
Grayson, Ray Hoover.
Boys and Girls?G. R. An
drews. Chairman, W. B. Gwyn, C.
. Citizenship and Patriotism?L.
G. Critcher, Chairman, H. F. Mc
Lendon, Fred Henderson, I. H.
McNeill, Jr., D. V. Deal. *
Education?R. R'. Landsberg
er, Chairman, W. D. Lewis, Paul
^Convention ? Clyde Pearson.
| Chairman, Bill Gardner, S. B.
r Greeters?Ed McEntlre, Chair
man, Fred Emerson, J. F. Wood
Civic Improvement?Tom Jen
rette, Chairman, Charles Day, R.
W. Gwyn, Jr., O. K. Pope, Frank
Publicity ? Dwight Nichols,
Chairman, Frank Allen, Roland
Safety ? Thurmond Kenerly,
Chairman, Paul Green, Henry
Drnmm, G. G. Wood, M. B. Mc
Health and Welfare?H. B.
Smith, Chairman, W. L. Bundy.
P. C. Stringfield.
Music?Cecil Hauss, Chair
man, Z. V. Dickson, J. D. Moore.
Bulletin?Sam Ogilvie, Chair
, man, J. H. Whicker, Jr., Presley
Agriculture?J. Glenn Green,
halrman, Elmer Kendrick, Fred
vis, Roy Crouse, Harry Het
Wilkes Boys At
By H. C. OOIiVARD
(Assistant County Agent)
Charles Gilliam and Clyde Ad
ams of Ronda will leave North
Wilkesboro, Monday, August 15
for the 1949 Forestry Camp for
boys. Charles was winner in the
Uty timberstand improvement
test for 1948. This camp was
elled last year due to polio,
/de Adams was winner in the
me contest this year. This
p is to be held at Singletary
>ke in the Bladen Lakes State
Forest near Elizabethtown in
This camp is free to outstand
ing boys in forestry work
throughout the state and is spon
sored by the Southern Pulpwo'od
[Conservation Association and
/three large pulpwood mills. The
[purpose of this week of camp is
/to acquaint farm boys with prac
tical modern methods of forest
tection and management. In
ns will include fire pre
lon nad control, tree identi
planting forest trees,
selective cutting,' scal
ing and estlmatlhg, harvesting,
selling and utilising forest pro
ducts, farm forest management,
and fish and game.
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A Baptist minister, Dr. John
flj. Buchanan of Birmingham,
pip'been named, chairman of a
committee of 500 to combat mob
violence by masked bands in the
Birmingham, Ala., area.
Sheep Sole Will Be
Held Here Friday
J. P. Choplin, Wilkes Farm
Agent, received the following in
formation from Li. E. Tuckwiller,
Watauga county farm agent.
There will be a Lamb pool sale
from 6:30 a. m., until 11:00 a.
m., on Friday, August 19 at the
sheep pens at North Wilkesboro.
The usual procedure of sorting,
grading, weighing and payment
will be followed.
This sale is scheduled early
in order that the lambs may be
shipped out on the train at
To Have Forestry
Work In Triple A
Pointing out that forestry pro
ducts oyer a period of years haye
provided Wilkes county with a
principal source of income, the
Agricultural committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Is
seeking to haye forestry practices
included in the Triple A farm
program in Wilkes county.
In summarizing the argument
for including forestry in the
program, the committee pointed
out that Wilkes woodlands arr
now growing about 30,000,000
board feet per year while about
70,0000,000 board feet are cut
In an average year during the
past ten, the labor payroll in
lumber and wood products work
in Wilkes county, not including
factory payrolls where wood is
used, amount to one and one
fourth million dollars.
Wilkes county's total acreage
of 489,600 includes 303,100 in
Following is the text of a let
ter from Tom Jenrette, Chamber
of Commerce manager, to H. C.
Roberts, chairman of the Triple
A committee in Wilkes county*
"Sometime ago I appeared be
fore a local agriculture commit
tee headed by Mr. Paul Vestal,
which was giving consideration
to the AAA practices recommend*
ed for the coming year.
At this meeting I appeared
in the interest of including a for
estry practice in the AAA pro
gram.* I explained to this com
mittee that Wilkes county was
one of the leading counties in
North Carolina in sawmill work;
that we were cutting our timber
about twice as fast as we are
producing it, and that unless a
concerted effort is made to en
courage more planting and thin
ning, our timber supply will soon
be in bad condition.
"At this meeting it was point
ed out that adequate leadership
was needed to carry out such a
forestry practice if included in
"Wilkes county now has more
paid leadership to carry on such
a program than at any time in
the past. Formerly, John Ford
carried on the whole forestry
program in Wilkes county along
with that of three other counties.
We now have A. H. Maxwell!
Farm Forester, of the state for
stry department, who has agreed
to give two days a week to
Wilkes county in addition to the
amount of time that Howard
Colvard, Assistant County Agent,
devotes to this program.
"For several years the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce has been
offering financial awards for
forestry projects and has tried
to cooperate with the agricultur
al agencies in expanding this
program. We believe that the
AAA will render Wilkes county
a real service by including a for
estry practice, or practices, in
its program of work."
Fairplains Club To
Meet On Wednesday
Fairplains Home Demonstra
tion club will meet Wednesday,
August 17, seven j>. m., at the
home of Mrs. Harold Bumgarner.
The meeting was postponed from
Ferguson P. T. A. .
To Meet ^Vednesday
Ferguson Parent-Teacher as
sociation will meet Wednesday
night, eight o'clock, at the
school, for the purpose of mak
ing plans for the coming school
year. Announcement of the meet
ing was made by Ben S. Johnson
chairman of the publicity com
Support T. M. C. A.
Opposition Leads In Bond Election
Military Rites For
C. Robert Hudson
Funeral services for C. Robert
Hudson, 20, seaman first class,
U. S. Nary, who died in an auto
mobile accident August 6, were
conducted Sunday afternoon, Au
gust 7. The services, attended by
a large crowd of friends of the
deceased and his family were
held at the First Baptist church
in Morganton, N. C. with the
pastor, the Rev. John D. Mc
Cready, officiating, assisted by
the Rev. F. A. Bower. ,
Following the church services
graveside service, with full mil
itary honors were held in North
Wilkesboro, where burial was
made. The young Morganton
man was born in North Wilkes
boro December 17, 1928. -Hudson
was on leave from Bremerton,
Washington and was due to re
port back to his base August 17.
He had been in the Navy since
September 21, 1948. Prior to his
enlistment he attended Morgan
Pall bearers were Pvt. Fred
Lane, Ray Moseley, Ray Sigmon,
Jr., Dickie Hyatt, Keith Dur
ham, and Ray Berry, all of Mor
ganton. The Navy color guard
was composed of Lt. James Hart
of Morganton; Leroy R'union of
Asheville and H. L. Butler, J. M.
Grubbs, C. C. Floyd and Roy T.'
Carpenter, all of Spartanburg,
A squadron from the Morgan
ton National Guard formed the
The many beautiful floral tri
butes attested to the popujarity
of the Hudson youth.
Mr. Hudson is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Durham L.
Hudson, Sr., of Morganton; three
sisters, Mrs. T. E. Rippy, Spar
tanburg, S. C.; Misses Gernell
and Annie Jean Hudson, Morgan
ton; one brother, D. Leon Hud
son, Jr., also of Morganton. The
father is connected with Drexel
Furniture company, Morganton, |
and the family is well known in
. Mr. Hudson was a nephew of
Mrs. P. E. Warren, Mrs. Harry
L. Summers, Miss Clara Gentry
Mr. Claude Gentry, Mr. Dan
Hudson and Mr. Charlie Hudson,
of North Wilkesboro.
A Tent Meeting
Evangelist "Sledgeha m m e r
Charlie" Andrew Keyes, Jr., who
has been conducting a great
camp meeting at Roaring River
since middle of July, will begin
a series of evangelistic services
Wednesday night, Aug. 17th. on
Cotton Mill Hill, in a large tent,
near Gordon Baptist church. The
evangelist will have special sing
ers, and music for these services,
beginning Rightly at 7:30 p. m.
A' large group of old fashioned
singers will arrive from Boone,
to render a program in song,
Sunday night, Aug. 21st, at the
tent.. Everyone in North Wilkes
boro, and near Cottorf Mill Hill,
are cordially invited to attend
these services and hear this
young soul-stirring preacher,
who is doing a great work in
By R. H. CHOUSE
Agronomy Extension Specialist
Turkish tobacco crops in Wilkes,
and fourteen other western North
Carolina counties, are looking very
favorable this year for an average
yield of good quality tobacco.
Harvest was started on the earl
iest fields during the week of
July 4th. These growers should
be through harvest by the last of
August and have most of their
crop baled by early September
ready for market. Average yield
of good quality tobacco has been
approximately 1200 pounds per
acre. The price this year will be
$1.20 per pound for the top grade
and the average price should be
85 cents or above. Turkish ^obacco
will be delivered by the grower
to a central point in each county,
at which time the company will
buy the tobacco direct from the
Approximately 50 days after
the Turkish plant is transplanted
to the field the first 2 to 5 leaves,
above the plantbed leaves, are
ready for picking. The Turkish
plant is not topped, so the job of
suckering and topping is elimi
nated. The field should be primed
over once each 4 to 8 days until,
all the leaves are harvested. By
the time the plant blooms out
and a few dead flowers appear,
all the remaining leaves to the top
of the stalk are ready to prime.
Turkish leaves are at their best,
for both quality and maximum
weight, when they are mateur and
the glossy green has just faded
to a dull green color. They should
not turn yellow on the stalk be
fore priming as the overHpe leaves
have lost quality and weight.
The tobacco is wilted in a cool,
well ventilated shed for approxi
mately two days before rolling out
into the sun for curing. Growers
I have made inexpensive curing
[ racks on rollers in order to make
the job of moving the tobacco out
I of a shed much easier, the cash
| outlay for necessary equipment
' and fertilizers is very small as
[ compared to producing other farm
Turkish tobacco is already fit
ting in nicely as a supplemental
farm income for family gyoups
wno have a need for additional
labor income during the summer
months. No production allotments
are necessary, so each family can
grow what they can take care of.
Very few growers are producing
as much as one acre due to the
labor requirements at harvest time
Farmers who are planning to
produce a crop of Turkish tobacco
next year for the first time are
urged to visit some of the crops
during August. You will be able
to see how the crop is produced
and cured ready for market. Your
County Agent will gladly direct
you to a demonstration if there is
no Turkish tobacco being produced
in your community this year.
The counties in North Carolina
producing Turkish tobacco this
year are: Wilkes, Alleghany, Ashe,
Watauga, Caldwell, Alexander,
Polk, Rutherfold, Swain, Graham,
Clay, Macon, Jaackson, Madison,
Support the > , M. C. A
D. A. V. To Meet
Tuesday Aug. 16
The regular semi - monthly
meeting of Wilkes County Chap
ter of the Disabled American
Veterans will meet Tuesday, Au
gust 16th, at 8:00 o'clock P. M.
at the V. F. W. Headquarters.
Commander" West announced
that membership cards will be
given to the members at Tues
day night's meeting. Several mat
ters of importance are to be
presented for discussion and it
is hoped that a large attendance
will be had'.
Further discussion is to be had
on the forming of the Auxiliary
and it is hoped that some defi
jnite action can be taken.
| District Commander Whjtting
ton announced that forget-me-not
buttons for the annual drive
during which the public is asked
to contribute to the D.A.V. have
been ordered and a date will be
set for the drive.
All members are asked to be
present and to bring any pros
pective members as guests. Any
one eligible for membership in
the Disabled American Veterans
who wishes to join the local
chapter is invited to attend the
meeting and bring with him his
discharge or certificate from
the Veterans Administration
showing a disability rating.
Plans will be discussed at this
meeting for the program spon
sored jointly by the three serv
ice organizations in Wilkes Coun
ty to qssist all veterans in the
filing of claims for the refund
due from National Service Life
James Piperis, proprietor of
Princess Cafe and better known
here as "Jlmmie," spoke at the
Kiwanis club luncheon Friday
The program was in charge of
J. B. Williams, who presented
Mr. Piperis told the story of
his life from the time of his
early childhood on,a small island
in the Agean Sea down to the
present time. He related the in
cident when his grandmother
took him as a small child to Je
rusalem and other points in
Palestine. In his 'teens he left
home and went to Egypt and
spent several months doing var
ious kinds of work while there,
among those being that of serv
ing as a guide to tourists who
were visiting the pyramids.
At the age of 19 he came to
America and has remained here
ever since. He first lived in
Springfield, Mass., then in New
Orleans for a time and returned
to Springfield. Then came to
Asheville, N. C. for a few months
and then to Statesville, and
eventually to North Wilkesboro
where he has lived for 28 years.
Mr. Piperis expressed delight
with his experience in America
and stated that he would like to
pay a visit to his sisters who
live in Greece. He answered
numerous questions asked him
by various members of the club,
a number of the answers being
in Greek. He sang two songs in
Greek. His talk was most inter
esting and well received by mem-j
hers of the club.
Guests Friday were: Mr. and
Mrs. Hunter B. Keck, of Green
ville, with R. G. Finley; P. E.
Brown with Paul Osborne; Wil
liam Vallee with Joe Barber.
Deep Run Man Hurt
In Fall In Sleep
Klnston, Aug. 5.?Thomas
Heath, about 20, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Vernle Heath of Route 1,
Deep Run, was recuperating at
Parrott Memorial Hospital today
from a broken rib and other
minor injuries sustained when
he leaped from the second-story
window of his home early Thurs
day during a dream.
The youth said he "dreamed
he was diving into a millpond."
His body ripped the screen from
the window and he toppled to
Dr. C. F. West, his physician,
said barring unforeseen compli
cations from minor internal in
juries, he should recover com
pletely. He will be confined for
a few days, however.
Horse Show Is
At Pokies Meet
North iWilkesboro Dokies Club
held one of its most enjoyable
meetings of the year Friday eve
ning at the Horse Show grounds
near Wilkes Implement company.
G. Sam Winters was host and
1 Carlyle Ingle, president, presid
ed, and invocation was by George
Twenty-nine were present to en
joy the sumptuous dinner of half
fried chicken with all accessories
and the program.
Mr. Winters presented the pro
gram, which was a highly enjoy
able horse show by local talent.
The horses were furnished by Mr.
Winters and by Gwyn Gambill.
City Boy, owned by Mr. Winters,
was ridden by Jimmy Winters.
Miss Dictator, another of Mr. Win
ters' horses, was ridden by Dottie
Winters. Mr. Gambill's three
horses were shown as follows:
Jim, by Jimmie Gambill; Beauty,
by Jane Gambill; and Gay Prin
cess, by Miss Margie Newton.
Thomas C. Hix
Here On Saturday
Funeral and burial services for
Thomas C. Hix, Jr., who died about
6 o'clock Friday afternoon in the
Wilkes hospital was held at 4 o'
clock at the Moravian Falls Meth
Mr. Hix suffered a fall on the
pavement in front of the Bank of
North Wilkesboro about 3 o'clock
in the afternoon and died three
hours later without regaining con
sciousness. Death was attributed to
a severe fracture at the base of the
Mr. Hix was bron at Moravian
Falls, the son of the late Thomas
C. and Martha Howell Hix, date
of birth being October 5, 1886,
making his age nearly 63 years.
He spent his early life at Moravian
Falls, but at the time of his death,
he made his home in this city.
Survivors are a half brother, J.
R. Hix; two half sisters, Miss Mary
Lizzie Hix and Mrs. Joseph jWhite
of this city and full brother, Gov
ernor C. Hix of Moravian Falls.
A large number of relatives
and friends attended the funeral
and burial services. Pall bearers
were: E. T. Hackney, W. C. Mar
low, Charlie Pearson, Dr. Thomas
L. White, W. R. Hix, Jr., and L.,
G. Critcher. The beautiful floral
tribute was carried by a num
ber of ladies of the Moravian
Football squads of North Wil
kesboro and Wilkesboro high
schools began fall training to
day at Appalachian college in
Boone, and will be there for two
weeks of intensive ^ork.
The North Wilkesboro squad
will be directed in training by
Tom Boyette, who is beginning
his coaching duties for North
Wilkesboro. Members of the
squad at Boone are: Wade El
ledge, Robert Green, Joe Eller,
Jack Gaddy, Frank Pearson, Bob
Anderson, Hiram Cox, James
Gillian, Jerry Day, Dennis York,
Bryson Adams, John H. Emer
son, Clate Duncan, Jim Elledge,
Smith Hudson, Wayne Pardue,
Bob Bragje, Eric Duncan, Carl
Swofford, James Jarvis, Jim
Shook, Dick Stoker, James Stone,
J. S. Soots, Harry Steele, Charles
Crook, Bill Hardister, Bill Pear
son, Bartley Harrell, Jim Moore,
John Hayes, Douglas Cleary,
Johnny Winkler, Jim Hadley,
The Wilkesboro Ramblers also
began work at Boone today.
Coach Marvin Hoffman has plen
ty of work mapped for the 36
North Wilkesboro will play
Boone high in a practice game at
the end of the training period
and Wilkesboro will play Lenoir.
The Southern Baptist Foreign
Mission Board has been advised
that two of its educational prop
erties in China?the University
of Shanghai and Soochow Bap
tist School?have been taken
over by-the Chinese Communists.
Returns From 17 I
Light Vote Cast In County
On Proposal To Issue
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Vote on the school bond issue
in the special election held in
Wilkes county Saturday was
close with a light vote cast
throughout the county.
On the basis of unofficial re
turns from 17 of the county's 30
precincts, there were 1,068 votes
for the S600,000 county bond
issue for schools and 1,388 a
While the vote was not con
clusive,. it is believed by ob
servers that the opposition trend
would continue in many of the
other 13 precincts and that the
proposal is defeated.
Voters voted "yes" or "no"
on the one question on the bal
lot, whether or not Wilkes coun
ty would issue $600,000 in bonds
for school buildings.
The election was held at regu
lar polling places with election
officials conducting the election.
Vote cast in the North Wilkes
boro township was 221 for and
A tabulation of the county's
vote by precincts will be carried
in this newspaper Thursday.
Following is the vote by pre
cincts from the 17 which had
been reported today:
Precinct Yes No
North Wilkesboro .... 221 158
Wilkesboro No. 1 133 113
Wilkesboro No. 2 43 15
Edwards No. 1 ..._ 60 21
Brushy Mountain 41 11
Antioch 9 93
Heddies River 192 94
Rock Creek 40 114
Mulberry No. 2 43 45
Union v 132 1*1
Moravian Falls 52 28
Lewis Fork 22" 180
Boomer 36 45
Elk No. 1 12 146
Beaver Creek 10 24
Elk No. 2 2 115
Walnut Grove No. 1 .*. 20 45
TOTALS 1068. 1388
For Lenoir Optimist
Club Horse Show
Ten events, representing many
classes for fine show horses are
on the program for the Lenoir
Optimist Club Horse Show to be
presnted Wednesday night, Au
gust 17, at 8:00 p. m., in the
Manager of the show is John
L. Bowers, of Winston-Salem, as
sisted by his wife, Ruth, who
have managed a long string" of
highly successful horse shows
throughout the Southern states,
including the Tennessee State
Fair Horse Show, the Bluefield,
West Virginia, Kiwanis Horse
Show, the great Sedgefield Horse
Show, and other shows in Geor
gia, Florida, the Virginias, and
Judge of jumpers at the Le
noir horse show will be C. V.
Henkel, Jr., amateur sportsman,
and owner of the National Jump
ing champion, Red Sails, now in
retirement at the Henkel resi
dence, Rocky Creek Farm, at
Turnersburg, N. C. Judge of sad
dle horses and walking horses
and miscellaneous classes will be
J. H. Crenshaw of Kinston. Ring
master will be the noted horse
man, H. Glenn (Andy) York, of
Elkin, who has been in charge
of the rings at some of the big
gest of the Southern shows.
Master of ceremonies will be
Read Wilson, of Radio Station
WWNC, Asheville, who has gain
ed a national reputation at the
microphone at the best horse
The order of events for the
Lenoir Horse Show is as follows:
1. $150 Jumper Stake.
2. Pleasure Ponies.
$150 Thr6e Gaited Stake.
4. Championship Equitation.
5. $150 Fine Harness Stake.
6. $150 Walking Horse Stake.
7. $150 Roadster Stake.
$100 Three Gaited Pony Stake.
9. Pleasure Horses.
10. $150 Fire Gaited Stoke.
The following horses from
North Wllkesboro are included
In the entries: Little Sir Echo,
Roadmaster and Tar Baby, own
ed by W. F. Gaddy; Gay Prin
cess,. by Jane Gamblll, and My
Jim, by Margie Newton.
IMPORTANT SERIES WITH MT. AIRY
OPENS TUESDAY WITH GAME HERE
North Wilkesboro Flashers,
who played excellent baseball
last week and have been "on and
off" during the past four days,
will take on Radford here to-,
night, eight o'clock, and on
Tuesday night will play Mount
Airy here, returning the game at
Mt. Airy Wednesdaynight.
Split With Elkin
At Elkin Friday night North
Wilkesboro lost 9 to 1 as Mos
tak hurled brilliantly for the
Blanketeers and Flashers' pitch
ers Lee Bentley and Bob Thomp
son were hit hard.
Here Saturday night the Flash
ers took the first of a scheduled
double header .6 to 2 as Bill
Weston added another victory.
The Flashers batted Jones from
the box and also worked on Nix
on, both of whom were recently
added by Elkin.
The second game was called
in the bottom of the fifth be
cause of fog. Elkin was leading
2 to 1 when Bob Hite hit a long
fly into right field. Hubbard,
Elkin outfielder, lost sight of
the ball in the fog and it fell for
a home run to tie the count Just
before the game was called.
Lose To Radford
At Radford Sunday the Flash
ers lost 6 to 1. Leslie Rhoades
and Bob Thompson divided
mound duties with Rhoades oe
ing charged with the loss.
Jake Jacobson, who recently
j was obtained from Fayettville,
has been playing well for Jforth
Wilkesboro and has added hit
|ting power for the club.
Changes In League
Blue Ridge League teams have
made desperate moves prior to
the 15th deadline in efforts to
improve their positions. Francis
Essie, who has piloted Mt. Airy
I ahead of the remainder of the
league for over three months,
has been fired. Mike Brelich,
Wytheville's top slugger and
leading hitter in the league, was
released by Wytheville yester
day. Garland Braxton, former
big league hurler, is piloting the
Radford Rockets, replacing Tom-|
my Thompson, who was relieved.
of his duties. Thompson is now I
catching for Wytherllle. I