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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
lo. 38 pmm*a Mnnriauc on>t Th?r?iav? WORTH WILKESBORO. N. C? Thursday, August 25, 1949 Make Worth Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
ision Commander Observes North Wilkesboro Guardsmi^^,
Major General John Hall
Manning, Commanding Gener
al of the 80th Division of the
North Carolina-Tennessee Na
tional Guard, chats with Sgt.
Robert D. Kilby. of North Wil
kesboro, Battery E. 112 F. A.
Bn., North Carolina, as the
members of his 105th howitzer
unit pose with their gnn which
has just finished a mission.
On the right is lit. C. C. Faw,
Jr., Battery CO. The men in
the crew (bottom picture)
from left to right are: Pfc.
Clifton E. Adams, Gpl. Carl
Damsey, Sgt. Kilby, Ret. Tom
Hayes, General Manning, Ret.
Hobart Miller, Ret. Ralph Os
borne, and Pvt. William R.
Griffith. All of the members
of the gnn crew are from
North Wilkesboro. The pic
tures were made at Fort Jack
son, S. C., where the National
Guard is in summer camp un
til Saturday of this week.
ic Is Success
1L K. VanDEMAN
f Brushy Mountain
hy Mountain Fruit
f*icnlc and summer
s a big success In
Jny day. In the morn-1
>n met at the apple
iboratory at Kllby's
sd their best to Iden-j
? different apple di
rlous stages of derel
frult. leaves, and
2. N. Clayton and j
rrias had collected
?d these diseased,
Mr. George Turnip-1
? same for insect-in
eaves. Following the
t contest we had a
discussion on the
the more important
?*? and insects,
the advantages and j
? of the newer spray'
>se Ume during the
women under the
; *** Agnes Watts,
ome Agent, had an
leeting In the kitch
lyde Lowe at which
k Wilson. Extension
M of various dishes
o all moved to the
omm unity house for
?d afternoon pro.
?y Mountain Fruit
odatloa. called on
Sordner and H. R.
r brief comments,
il. field repreeeuta
11. Introduced the
i Rhodes, produce merchandiser
I for the Groger Company at-Roa
[oke, Va. The subject which Mr.
' Rhodes discussed was marketing
! apples. One of the points that
| was brought out was the fact
I that apples reach the consumer
in better condition, especially
i with lesa bruises, when packed
in Eastern appltf" "boxes Instead
of bushel baskets.
Sunday School Rally For
Brushy Mountain Asso
ciation In Willcesboro
Sunday school rally for the
Brushy Mountain Baptist Asso
ciation will be held Sunday, Au
gust 28, 2:30 p. m? at the Bap
tist church in Wilkes boro.
J. F. Jordan, general Sunday
school superin>ndent tor the as
sociation, stated that an interest
ing program will be carried out
featuring plans for Sunday school
work in the association during
the coming year. Prominent
speakers and church leaders will
Churches are urged to be well
represented by pastors. Sunday
school superintendents, teachers,
J pupils and other lenders, and the
' general public is incited
Picnic And Apple
Festival, August 27
Til* Por*s Knob Horn* Demon
stration Club will sponsor the
Annual Picnic and And Apple
Festival at Ui* Poras Knob Com
munity Hons* Saturday, August
ST, at t:ll p. m. and 8 p. an.
The public bas a cordial invita
tion to attond and onjo'y thj ?ve
NT. JURY SJLTIRMY RIGHT
f ?mortal Park
rttro ud SI kin will
osltioa ta the )Mt
In the Bine Ridge
<M>t. Blktn is la
by the margin of
i Flashers will bare
ty hare tonight to
foarth. The teams
day alght at Elkin.
hare tor a doable
rday alght, and
11 ha bare Saaday
ha Flashers rallied
take the game S
1, fleet baserwnaer.
le the park homer
as blasted one ot
toa to tie the suae
and North WUkee
o via. Lea Bantlay
and was ?wy af
Ncttn in the latter part of the
The North Wtlkesboro Flash
on dropped a twin bill to Rad
ford tore Tuesday night. 5 to S
and 8 to I. la the first game
North Wilkesboro had a 8 to 1
load golag into the seventh and
final Inning when the roof Ml
in and Radford scored four runs
in a hectic mayhem of hits,
bants and errors. Bob Thompson
was doing the moand duties for
the Flashers sad had worked
very effectively from the first to
the seventh Inning. Hlte was the
leading hitter with three bingles.
The second game was all Rad
ford aa Tea. little Caban pitcher,
handcuffed the Flashers with
only two singles, both being by
Boh Hlte. Postern gave ap only
six hits, hat walks sad erron ran
Wilkesboro Boys At
State Future Farmer
Of America Meeting
The Wilkesboro Chapter of
Future Farmers of America was
represented in Raleigh last week
at a meeting highlighted by
speeches from Got. Kerr- Scott,
State Superintendent of " Educa
tion Clyde A. Erwin, and Nation
al F.F.A. president Doyle Con
ner. The event was the 21st an
nual convention of the N. C. Fu
ture Farmers of America. R. L.
Bouchelle, Jr., and Howard Teve
paugh represented the Wilkes
boro Chapter and were accom
panied by their advisor, F. W.
Davis, teacher of agriculture.
The convention, held at State
College, lasted three days, Aug.
15-17. The boys took active parts
in the convention program which
included various Judging and
speaking contests, F. F. A. busi
ness sessions. * and election of
State officers for the next year.
The experiences and training the
local delegates received will be
passed on to other members of
the Chapter at the first official
meeting to be called shortly after
the opening of school in Septem
Two Firms Qualify For Ac
For Second Year
North Wilkesboro Coca-Col*
Bottling Go. sad W. K. Sale &
Sobs, of Roads, N. C., today were
hoaored by the North Carolina
Departateat of Labor for baring
made an oatstanding record In
accident prevention for the sec
ond consecntlre year.
Ribbons citing the firms for
oatstanding safety records dar
ing 1J4J were presented by Lynn
Robbins, safety inspector repre
senting the Labor Department in
the 5th District. The ribbon is
for attachment to the Certificate
of Safety Achievement which the
Labor Department presented to
these firms last year in recogni
tion of its 1947 safety record.
The company is cited for bar
ing contributed to safety on the
job and for preventing the hu
man suffering and economic loss
which result from industrial ac
The safety award is presented
to establishments which qualify
by having perfect safety records,
baring accident rates at least 75
per cent below the State average,
or by reducing their accident
rates 40 per cent or more dar
ing any calendar year, Mr. Rob
bias explained. When a firm
wins the award for two or more
eoaaeeattve years, ribbons are i
tarnished tor attachment to the *
Certificate originally awarded,
Work On Docket
For August Term
Number Of Sentences Met
ed Out Superior Court
During Third Week
Wilkes superior court continu
ed heavy work today on the doc
ket for the August term, which
is now in the third week.
Scores of cases have, been tried
and prospects are gpod for dis
posing of all cases ready for trial.
Judge Julius A. Rousseau, of this
city, is presiding and Solicitor
Avalon E. Hall, of Yadkinville, is
Following are cases in which
judgments were rendered this
Bud Dotson, "violation of pro
hibition law, 12 months suspend
ed on payment of $1,000 fine and
James W. Combs, violation of
prohibition law, eight months
suspended on payment $300 and
costs, not to operate motor ve
hicle in 12 months.
Foster Griffith, rape of minor,
Vern Benfield, non-support, 6
months suspended on payment of
costs and $25 per month for fam
Obie Gentry, violation of pro
hibition law, not guilty.
Lawrence Sprinkle, "Ford Bau
guess and Lee Jennings, gamb
ling, not guilty. j
Trial of Ivan Bauguss and
Bruce Joines for the theft of a
car belonging to A. F. Kilby, of
North Wilkesboro, over two
years ago, was continued. Bau
guess was placed under $10,000
bond and Joines under bond of
T. H. Williams, failure to de
liver automobile title, eight
months. Notice of appeal to su
preme court was given in the
Miss Crook Graduates
Miss Mary Bvelyn Crook,
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. 6. L.
Crook of North Wilkesboro, com
pleted her training at the North
Carolina Baptist Hospital School <
of Nursing, Winston-Salem, N.
D? on August 9th. During heri
xaining she served as first vice-l
president of the Baptist Student!
[Jnion, editor *of the school news
paper, and secretary and presi-1
lent of the student government
association. This spring she was'
appointed chairman of the com
mittee on organization of a State I
Student Nurses' Association. At
present, she plans to do private!
duty in the Wilkesboros. She is
a graduate of Mars Hill Junior
Here This Week
The new 1950 Studebakers,
"the next look" in nntomobiles.
will be shown Friday and Sat
urday this week at Motor Mar
ket show rooms on Ninth Street.
Previews of these new cars in
dicate that they will be more dis
tinctive in styling than the "new
look** that Studebaker introduc
ed in the automobile industry
three yearn ago. The motoring
public expects the unexpected
from Studebaker and the 1950
models will be sure to receive en
The - new Studebakers have so
many distinctive features that it
is impossible to describe them,
but some of the more interesting
details are mentioned in the ad
vertisement on page X, section 1,
of today's issue of The Journal
Motor Market, Inc., Studebaker
dealer, cordially invites every
body to view the new Studebaker
in their showrooms Friday and
Saturday, August 20 and 27. or at
their ? earliest convenience.
John Thomas Wood
Last Rites Today
Funeral service was held to
day, 11 a. m., at Bethany chnreh
for John Thomas Wood, 71-year
old citiien of the Rock Creek
community who died Tuesday.
Rev. J. S. Bryant and Rev.
George Curry conducted the ser
Surviving Mr. Wood are the
following sons and daughters:
Q. A. and Marler Wood, North
Wllkeeboro; Luther Wood, Hays;
Mrs. B. C. Byrd, North Wllkee
boro; Mrs. T. W. Blackburn and
Mrs. Harvey Mathis, North Wll
, kesboro route two; Mrs. Dex
ter Caudill. North
Alumni Of State
To Hear Case 29th
The meeting of the Northwest
State College Alumni will be held
at Shatley Springs on Monday,
August 29. Dinner will be serv
ed at 6:45. This is for all North
Carolina State College graduates
in Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga,
Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin coun
ties. Mr. John Wilkins and Mr.
Jim Graham in charge of arrange
, ments have designated this as
"Pop" Taylor executive direc
tor of the general alumni asso
ciation will be present. Speaker
for the evening will be basketball
coach, Everett Case.
Daughter"; Karen Ann, July 23,
to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Archel Dil
lard, of Halls Mills; daughter,
Linda Faye, July 23, to Mr. and
Mrs. James Mathew Staley, of
North Wilkesboro route one; |
daughter, Claudia Ruth, July 27,
to Mr. and Mrs. Everette Herman
Davis, of Pores Knob route two;
son, Frank Wayne, July 25, t
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dempsey
Church,- of North Wilkesboro
route three; daughter, Judy Ann,
July 2*5, to Mr. and Mrs. Sher
man Henry Anderson, of Wil
kesboro route two; son, Dennis
Baker, July 26, to Mr. and Mrs.
Arlie Bunker Eller, of Purlear;
daughter, Peggy Ruth, July 26,
to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stuart Par
due, of Wilkesboro route two;
son, Roger Lee, July 26, to Mr
and Mrs. Charles Avery Holland,
of Wilkesboro route two; daugh
ter, Diana Lynn, July 26, to Mr.
and Mrs. Don Calloway Blevins,
of North Wilkesboro; son. Eld
ward Lee, Jr., July 27, to Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Lee Gregory,
of Wilkesboro route two; son,
J. D., July 27, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Billings, of Hays; daugh
ter, July 29, to Mr. and Mrs.
James Robert Smoot, of Hay3r
daughter, Janis Rana, July 29.
to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert William
Marlowe, of Gilreath; son,
Charles Robert, July 29, to Mr.
and Ma^,. William Vance Camp
bell, of Wilkesboro roufte two;
son, Talraadge Miehael, July 31,
to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lee
Wood, o f N%rth Wilkesboro
route two; son, Michael Roy,
July 31, to Mr. and Mrs. Brady
Hillary Cothren, of North Wil
kesboro route two; son, July 30,
to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walker,
of HayB; daughter, Rose Juanita,
August 1, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Lee Mathis, of Roaring .River
route two; daughter, Rose Jane,
August 2, to Mr. and Mrs. Arth
ur Calvin Woodruff, of Porer
Knob; sons, Garry Love and Lar
ry Wayne, August 3, to Mr. and
Mrs. Verlie Church, of Buck;
daughter, Shirley Fayne, August
3, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown, of
Hays; daughter, Brenda Kay,
August 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Ber
lie Preston Billings, of Roaring
Son, Jeffrey Basic, August 4,
to Mr. and Mrs. Major Astor
Joines, of Sparta; son, Russell,
August 4, to Mr. and Mrs. Von
Robinette, of Pores Knob route
two; daughter. Donna Evelyn,
August 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Hincher, of North Wilkes
boro route one; son. Jay John
sAn. August 5, to Dr. and Mrs.
Preston Calvin Stringfield. Jr.,
of North Wilkesboro; daughter.
Patsy Ruth, August 5. to Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Coffina Widner.
of North Wilkesboro; son. Lar
ry Rondell, August 8, to Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Anderson Spears, of
Millers Creek; son, Charles
Gwyn, August 10, to Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hobert Long, of
Son, Phil Edward, August 9. to
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Prank
Caudill, of Hays; daughter, Au
gust 12, to Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Rogers Watts, of North Wilkes
boro; son, Larry Lynn. August
11, tp Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Coolidge of Millers
Creek; son. Donald Ray. Jr., Au
gust 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Ray Hogan, o t Wilkesboro;
daughter, Deborah Gail. August
12, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Jen
nings V' "r" of Wilkesboro;
daughter, Virginia Dare, August
11, to M?v and Mrs. Johnny
Ralph Pennington, of North Wil
kesboro rou!e two; son. Amor
Alfred, August 12, to Mr. and
Mrs. George Franklin Absher,
of Hays; son, William Louis, to
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Louis Bald
win, of Buck; daughter, Susan
Elisabeth, August 13, to Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Leroy Anderson, of
Oak woods; son, Ted Arvin, Au
gust IB, to Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Hoy Hamby, of North Wilkes
boro route one; daughter, Kathy
Jean, August 16, to Mr. and Mrs.
Ira Richard Pllklngton. of Wil
bur; daughter. August 17, to Mr.
aad Mrs. Charlie Columbus
Rev. J. D. Smith
Will Preach Here
Rev. J. D. Smith, Pilot Moun
tain Presbyterian minister, will
preach at the 11a. m., service on
Sunday at the First Presbyterian
church here. Rev. Mr. Smith has
I been requested -to preach one of
his famous sermons entitled
"From . Briar Patch to Pulpit".
Everyone is invited to hear the
Students In City
Schools Aug. 30
All new students in the North
Wilkesboro school district, as t
well as any former student whose
registration has not been com
pleted, are requested to report to
the high school office between
the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 a. m.
Tuesday, August 30. Parents of
all children are urged- to accom
pany new students, especially the
parents of beginning students
who did not attend the pre
j school clinic held last spring.
]Jlr. R. N. Wooten, principal of
'the high school, has returned to
i his office and can be contacted
by high school students concern
ing their program of studies.
During the summer the high
school and elementary buildings
have been painted throughout.
The class rooms have been refin-1
ished in pleasant, light-reflecting |
pastel shades. The maintenance'
force has been working at top
speed for the past several weeks
in order to have the building
ready for the opening on Mon-[
day, September 5th.
Sister Of Mrs.
In Norfolk, Va.
Mrs. Florence Pennell Paris,
sister of Mrs. J. M. Bumgarner.
of Wilke8boro, died Sunday morn
ing in a Norfolk hospital, follow
ing an illness of more than four
Funeral services were held at
Sacred Heart Catholic church in
Norfolk Tuesday morning, and
burial was in Green Hill ceme
tery in Greensboro Wednesday at
Mrs. Paris was a native of
Wilkesboro but had lived else
where for forty years. She is sur-'
vived by her husband, one son,
and several brothers and sisters.
Coon Hunters Will
Meet Friday Night
Regular meeting of the Wilkes
Coon Hunters club will be held
at the Wilkes courthouse Friday
night, September 2. All members
are urged to attend.
Business to come before the
: meeting will include ordering of
'coons for stocking purposes.
Sunday School Class
Will Sponsor Supper
Intermediate Sunday school
class of Oak Grove Baptist church
will sponsor a sapper Saturday
night, August 27, seven o'clock,
on the lawn at 8. W. Elmore's
store on highway 26S between.
North Wilkesboro and Roaring |
River. Proceeds will go to the
church building fund. The public
Combs, of Hays; son. August 17 ]
to Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Wilds
Mclrer, of Cberaw, 8. C.; son.
Jesse Pranklin, August 17 to
Mr. and Mrs. James Ruffin Trip
lette, of Purlear; daughter, Jan
ice Marie, August 18, to Mr. and|
Mrs. George Scott Wilaon, of'
North Wilkes bo ro. ?
C. M. Elledge I
In WHkes County
Named To Assist Veterans
With Problems In Se
Coyd M. Elledge, for many
years a prominent citizen of the
North Wilkesboro route one com
munity, has been appointed vet
erans service officer for Wilkes
Mr. Elledge, who was named
to the position by the Wilkes
county board of commissioners
in August meeting, has been ill
for the past several days and
has been a patient at the veter
ans hospital at Johnson City,
Tenn. It is expected that when
Mr. Elledge recovers he will ent
er upon his duties and establish
an office as headquarters.
Appointment of Mr. Elledge
was made under provisions of
an act of the 1949 legislature,
which provides that the state pay
part of the galary of a service
officer and that the remainder
be paid by the county.
ItMvill be the duty of a service
officer to assist veterans in any
way possible in securing bene
f'ts entitled to them under the
laws. Local veterans organiza
tions appeared before the board
of commissioners and urgently
requested that a service officer
be provi<fed for Wilkes county,
which has several thousands of
veterans. These organizations
pointed out that because of the
lack of a service officer, many
veterans in Wilkes have not been
receiving the benefits lawfully
provided for them, because they
had not filed claims properly and
in many instances did not know
what procedure to take.
Mr. Elledge is a veteran of
World War I.
C. A. Forester Died At His
Home In This City Tues
day; Well Known
Calvin Andrew (Tad) Forest
er, 75, retired busiiiess man of
North Wilkesboro, native and
life-long resident of Wilkes
county, died at his home here
late Tuesday night after an ill
ness of several weeks. Funeral
services will be conducted at the
North Wilkesboro Methodist
Church at 2:00 p. m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Mount Lawn
Cemetery. Members of North
Wilkesboro Masonic Lodge No.
407, of which Mr. Forester was
a member, will have charge of
the rites at the graveside.
Mr. Forester is survived by
his wife, Mrs. Luna Forester,
two daughters, Mrs. J. Robert
Britt and Mrs. Harold F. Mc
Kenzie. and two grandchildren.
Peggy Anne Britt and Harold 7.
McKenzie, Jr., all of Silver
Springs, Md.; one sister, Mrs.
H. B. Dodson, of North Wilkes
boro. and two brothers, Hamp
ton H. Forester of Huntington.
W. Va., and Alfred Forester, of
The body will rest at the
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
until the funeral hour.
I Mr. Glenn Marlow, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Marlow, of Pores
Knob, was one among the gradu
ation class Friday the 19 th at
Lenoir-Rhyne College. Glenn will
enter graduate school at A. S.
T. C. Boone, in September.
WILKESBORO-LENOIR GAME TO
RAISE FOOTBALL CURTAIH 27th
Wilkesboro high school's Ram
blers and Lenoir of -the Western
Piedmdkt conference will give
fans a football preview in a reg
ulation pre-eason game at Boone
Saturday night, eight o'clock.
Both squads have been in
training"ht Boone for the past ten
days and are in good condition
for the first gridiron test of the
year among North Carolina high
schools. Coach Marvin Hoffman,
of Wilkesboro, will use the game
to test replacements for the team
which made an enviable record
last season, losing only to Chil
dren's Home in Winston-Salem.
On Wednesday night, August
31, North Wilkesboro Mountain
Lions wilL play Appalachian high
at Boone, eight o'clock. Tom Boy
ette, beginning his coaching ca
reer at North Wilkesboro. is re
ported to have made much pro
gress with his squad, which is
made up principally of new ma
terial, and will be ready to give
the Boone boys a real gridiron
It is expected that many foot
ball fans from this community
will see the games Saturday and
Tickets for the Wilkes boro-Le
noir game are on sale at Grace's
Service station, Gyay Brothers
Furniture store, Minton's Eeso
station, Parker-Triplett Electric
Co., and Miller's Grocery in Wil
kes boro; and at Prevette's, Wilkes
Drag store, and Brume's Drag
store in North Wilkes boro.
Tickets for the North Wilkes-'
bora-Appalachian game hare been
on sale for several days at the
Brame Drag store. Mallow's,
and Red Cross Pharmacy. Price
of tickets is one dollar