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ol. 43, No. 43 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESB0R0, N. C-, Monday, September 12, 1949 " Make North WUkesboro Your Shipping Center
Scenes From Soles Institute Conducted In This City
Here are pictures of three groups of those enrolled in the Sales Institute, Which
closed here Friday. The top picture shows the Supervisory group. Reading "left
to right around the table are: Ira D. Payne, Mrs. Swan Bumgarner, Howard
Strader, D. E. Elledge, Hadley Canter, Lonnie Osborne, W. C. Marlow, Tom Jen
rette, Mrs. Dell Putnam (instructor), L. H. Snyder, Hubert Canter, Elbert
Rhoades, J. B. Brookshire, G. W. Childers, Fred F. Moreland, Nat Sosnik, Mrs-.
kG. T. Bare. The lower scenes are the twj groups enrolled in the Textiles course
during workshop classes.
More than 100 were enrolled
in the two-weeks sales institute
which was held here during the
past two weeks under auspices
of the Trade Promotion commit
tee of the Wilkes Chamber of
Commerce in conjunction with
North Wilkesboro schools and
the Distributive Education Di
vision of the North Carolina De
partment of Public Instruction.
'"Textiles" was the subject of
the workshop courses held in the
morning for department and dry
goods sales personnel. In the
evening 'Supervisory Techniques'
was taught to owners, managers
and department heads. Mrs. Delle
Putnam was the instructor.
Those enrolled in the course
for supervisory personnel were:
Nat Sosnick, owner of Jean's* L.
H. Snyder, G. W. Childers and
E. L. Derrick, of J. C. Penney
Co.; W. C. Marlow, owner of
Marlow's; Elbert Rhoades, man
ager of Gilbert's Bargain Store;
Howard Strader, manager of
Western Auto Store; G. T. Bare,
owner, Mrs. G. T. Bare and Mrs.
Sam Bumgarner, of Bare's De
partment store; Ira D. Payne
owner of Payne Clothing Co.;
Fred F. Moreland and H. Glenn
Thomas, ef Spainhour's; Hubert
Canter, manager, Lonnie P. Os
borne nad Hadley Canter, of
Tomlinson's Department store;
Presley Myers, manager, and H.
P. Mastin, Jr., of G. P. Store;
J. B. Brookshire, manager of
Crest Store; D. E. Elledge, of
Rhodes-Day Furniture Co.; Pal
mer Horton, owner of Horton
Drug Store; Frank Stafford^, own
er of Stafford's Music Storp. j
Personnel listed from the fol
lowing stores received qertifi
cates in the Textiles course:
Mrs. Darris Absher Sebastian,
Mrs. Lucy V. Hadley, Bynum Bit
Belle Adams, Mrs. Ennis Pennell,
Mrs. Grace Terrell, Mrs. W. R.
Harmon, Mrs. Lala Dancy.
Belk's Department S ore ?
Mrs. Inez Hayes, Mrs. Bernice
^urgfss, Mrs. Wake Clark, Miss
Grace Whittington, Mrs. Eula
Barn?s, James William McNeill,
Mrs. Esteli Nichols, Mrs. Louise
Jennings, Mrs. Treva Kenerly,,
Don Riddle, Charles S. Hudson,
Wiley E. McNeil, Jr., Miss Car
olyn Ress Crysel, ^William Ga
Jean's Dress Shop?Mrs. An
nia Mae Johnston.
Payne Clothing Co. ? Troy
See?SALES SCHOOL?Page 8
North Wilkesboro ana Galax,
two evenly matched teams, are
tied at two victories each In
the Shaughnessy playoff in the
Blue Ridge league. They play
the fifth game at Galax tonight
and mo^e here for the sixth
game Tuesday night. If a seventh
game is necessary it will be
played i n Galax Wednesday
y. JJorth- Wilkesboro dropped the
first game Thursday night 7 to
6 as the Leafs managed to be a
head in the ninth. inning of the
seesaw battle. Cunningham and
Postove were the pitchers for the
Flashers, with Williams and
Feriencek hurling for Galax.
Jake Jacobson hit a three-run
homer to put the Flashers ahead
three runs in the sixth but Galax
rallied twice to go ahead.
Here Friday night Leslie
Rnoades hurled the Flashers to
a 5 to 4 victory. Pat Pescitelli
hit the game winning blow in
^ tlie sixth. With the ?ases loaded
and a full count on the batter.
Pat hit into left to score all thr?
On Saturday night the teams
locked in another one-run margin
Hgame with the Flashers winning
in the bottom of the ninth 5 to
the mound and retired in the
4. Bernie Keating started on
fourth. Ralph Cunningham came
in and shut the door on Galax,
while North Wilkesboro picked
FLASHERS AND GALAX TIED AT
2 EACH; TO PLAY HERE TUESDAY
up single runs in two innings to
tie the .score at 4-4. In the ninth
Shores singled and went to
third on Cooper's single. Dad
dino struck out and Davis hit a
ground ball to Sloboda at sec
ond. On a close play at home
Shores was called safe by Umpire
Oliver!. The galax team rushed
Oliveri at the plate and after he
was jostled around by a number
of Galax players he was escorted
from the field. Ragged umpiring
throughout the game caused a
number of rhubarbs and in one
instance the Flashers lost a run
when Hite was called out at first
after he had crossed the base.
At Galax Sunday the Leafs hft
everything to win 12 to 6. The
Flashers also hit hard but
Thompson, Rhoades and Postove
were unable to check the Galax
batters. It was a close ball ga:ne|
until the seventh inning. Ga.'ax
had homers by Slaff and Kow.il
ski. Hite, Cooper and Winkel
specht tripled and Shores hit the
t -.i -f cente 'field fence f >r
T*7yth~viu? todav is ahead of
Mt. Ai: y 3/ to 1. The Statesmen
ran away with the first two
games and Mt. Airy won the
third. Yesterday Wytheville won
7 to 5. Winners of the two
series now under way will im
mediately start the final playoff
series following the final game
of the present series. It will be
four out of seven games.
BUSINESS MEN TOLD TO GIVE
INTELLIGENT ATTENTION TO
NATIONAL AFFAIRS IN CONGRESS
Issues now facing congress
! should have the intelligent at
tention of every business man in
the nation, W. J. Bird, of Wash
ington, D. C., advisor of the
United States Chamber of Corn
mere^, said in an address here
Friday before the North Wilkes
boro Kiwanis club.
The program was in charge of
E. F. Gardner and Tom Jen
rette, manager of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce, present
ed the speaker, whose subject
was "Government Intervention
in Business.'' Mr. Bird poin'ed
out that in the past business
men have been content to dele
gate their welfare in Washing
ton to hired lobbys when their
personal efforts would have
been far more effective. "If we
are to have sound national gov
ernment and if we want to keep
our free enterprise system, bus
iness and professional men must
give time and efforts from the
local level. On account of apathy
much of the freedom once enjoy
ed has gradually slipped from
us," Mr. Bird said.
Issues which the speaker said
are now before congress and need
personal attention from business
men include attempt to repeal
the Taft-Hartley law, minimum
wage act, efforts to socialize
medicine, government expendi
tures and federal aid to educar
Mr. Bird urged business men
in every community to work as
a team on a local level, and to
be ? enthusiastic supporters of the
freedom enjoyed through the
past years. His address was well
received by the club.
Prior to the program the
club voted to sponsor a float in
the ? Farmers' Day parade Octob
er 13. Dr. J. H. McNeill, dog
show chairman, announced he
had entry blanks ready for en
tries in the dog show to be held
the last day of the Wilkes Ki
wanis Agricultural Fair Septem
ber 24. Paul Church announced
that fair premium catalogues
bad been printed and are being
President W. H. McElwee an
lounced that the speaker for the
neeting Friday will be Frank. S.
Snyder, of Winston-Salem, who
will speak on the subject of
Guests Friday were: A. B.
Johnston with J. R. Hix; Dr.
William Hayes and C. C. Sidden
with Paul Osborne: L. M. Nel
son, Jr., with L?. M. Nelson: Jim
:nie Carter with J. B. Carter;
Bob Finley, of Raleigh, with W.
D. Halfacre; Jack Swofford, I.
a. McNeill, Jr., Charles Jenkins.
Bilbert Bare, Vernon Deal, Bill
Vlarlow and Presley Myers with
P. T. A. Will Meet
On Thursday Night
The North Wilkesboro P.-T. A.
will meet Thursday night at 7:30
p. m. Sept. 15, in the high school
auditorium. Plans for the year's t
program will be presented to the i
association for discussion and ]
After the business session, 1
there will be a social hour when
old friends get together and meet <
new friends. During this hour i
our aaw teachers will be intro- 1
duced and all teachers will be 1
welcomed. Refreshments will be ,
President Dermont Smith urg
es that all parents and interested
persons attend this meeting the
first of this school year. "So.
please, everyone come out. Let's
start the year right," the an
To Be Held At
The Seminar of the States
ville district will be held Thurs
day, September 15, at the First
1 Methodist church in Hickory, be
i ginning at ten o'clock in the
I morning. All officers of the
Woman's Society of Christian
Servipe are expected to attend,
and other women of the church
ar/ urged to go. Those attending
are asked to take their lunfh.
Mrs. W. F. Gaddy, president
of the Society in the First Meth
odist church, of North Wiltfes
boro, is anxious to have a hun
dred per cent attendance of of
ficers from the local Society.
Any women of the church desir
ing to go, and who do not have
a way are asked to call Mrs.
The Reverend Father Augus
ine P. Lazanski, O. F. M., has
jeen appointed to succeed the
teverend Father Peter Sheridan
is pastor of the Catholics of
Father Augustine was appoint
id to his present charge at
?ecent chapter meeting of the
Tancisean Fathers of the Pro
vince of the Most Holy Name of
Tesus, New York City.
Father Augustine was born in
Pottsville, Pa., but spent most
of his life in Philadelphia. His
preparatory studies for the priest
hood were taken at St. Joseph's
Seminary, Callicoon, N. Y. Fol
lowing his year of novitiate at
Saint Bonaventure Monastery,
Paterson, N. J., Father Augustine
continued his study of philosophy
and theology for six years in the
various houses of study of the
Franciscan Order. The past four
years were spent in theological
studies at Holy Name College.
Washington, D. C.
He was ordained to the priest
hood on June 12, 1948, at Mount
Saint Sepulchre, Washington, by
the Most Reverend Amleto
Giovanni Cicognani, D. D., Apos
tolic Delegate to the United
For the past year prior to his
appointment as pastor, Father
Augustine has been engaged in
added studies in Washington.
Mr. Clyde Handy has returned
to his home at Springfield, fol
lowing a few days treatment at
the Wilkes hospital.
Retur* That Fook to TKr Llbrarj
NORTH WILKESBORO MAKES GOOD
SHOWING IN LOSING TO HANES
North Wilkesboro Mountain Lions
?1959 edition?were unveiled in a
good game against Hanes high, of
Winston-Salem, Saturday night in
Bowman Gray stadium in JVinston
Salem. Hanes, a class A team,
won the game 7 to 0 but was
hard pressed to win.
Jimmy Duggins ran off tackle
for 26 yards in the second period
for the game's only touchdown.
The scoring opportunity for Hanes
was set up by one of' several
North Wilkesboro fumbles. Had
the Mountain Lions been able to
hang onto the ball the game's re
sult could have been far different.
Five tijnes in the first half the
North Wilkesboro team lost the
ball on fumbles. The Mountain
Lions made valiant defensive
stands to ward off all except one
scoring threat. The Hanes dragons
were stopped on the nine following
a fumble on the opening play fol
lowing the kickoff.
In the third period North
Wilkesboro drove to the 29, where
Hanes held to stop the threat.
Jimmy Moore and Carl Swofford
did a greater part of North Wilkes
boro's offensive play in the back
In the starting lineup North
Wilkesboro had Eller and York at
ends, Gaddy and Soots at tackles.
Forester and Cox at the guard
positions, Stoker at center, Swof
ford at quarterback, Gillean and
Moore at halfback slots and Par
due as the fullback. Substitutes in
cluded Hayes, Pearson, Caudill,
Hudson, Harold, Gaddy and Shook.
Although many of the boys are
young and inexperienced, they
showed evidence of splendid train
ing under Coach Tom Boyette and
Assistant Lott Mayberry and it
was the concensus of opinion
among those who saw the game
against the strong Hanes eleven
that North Wilkesboro made an
excellent showing for the first
contest. North Wilkesboro will
play Mt. Airy at Mt. Airy Friday
$103.08 Postage On
A parcel post Item valued
at 912 and mailed at the
North Wilkesboro postofflce
required 9103.08 postage.
Meadows Mill company,
manufacturers o f sawmills,
grist mills and hammer mills,
has customers in practically all
the major nations of the world
and many in remote areas. Re
cently there was an order for
a saw guide for a sawmill own
er in the Belgian Congo of
darkest Africa. The customer
wanted the part in a hurry
and directed it be sent by air
ir?Jl parcel post. Twelve dol
lars was the retail list price,
but the postage was 9103.08.
Twenty five - dollar stam])s
made up part of the postage.
Leaders In Girl
Scouting To Meet
In Elkin 2 Days
Elkin, Sept. 8.?Girl Scout
leaders from Mount Airy, North
Wilkesboro and Elkin will meet
at the Gilvin Roth YMCA on Sep
tember 20-23 for a training
course to be taught by Miss Mary
Johnson, community advisor
from the Girl Soont Regional
office in Atlanta, Ga.
Sessions will be held on each
of the four days from 10:30 a.
m. to 4:30 p. m. Among those
expected to attend will be coun
cil committee members, adult
leaders, assistant leaders and
troop committee members from
the three towns.
"Understanding the Job of a
Girl Scout Council" will be the
topic of the first class which will
get underway at 10:30 a.
Tuesday, September 20. In the
afternoon the topic for discus
sion will be "How A Council
Makes a Plan.''
On Wednesday, September 21.
the themes for the day's meet
ing will be "How Committees
"Work Together In A Girl Scout
Council" and "How To Find
| Adult Personnel To Do The
Scheduled for Thursday in
training dealing with methods of
sharing responsibility for good
troop program entitled, "Part
nership for Better Troop Pro
gram in Girl Scouting."
The final topic for study will
be "How Leaders and Girls Plan
and Carry Out A Good Troop
Program," which will be held
A registration fee of $1.00 per
person will be charged. One half
of the fee will go to the Region
al Training Fund to be used for
promoting and training and the
other half is used for purchas
ing training materials.
Each person attenuuig ihe ses
sions of the Girl Scout Training
course, is expected to furnish
her own lunch.
Car Reported Stolen
From Pleasant Hill
Elkinj-?-A 1941 maroon Chev
rolet club coupe was stolen early
Wednesday morning from the
garage of Arvil Alexander in
Pleasant Hill. It bore a North
Carolina license number 248401.
Policeman Robert Thompson,
who investigated, said *the ve
hicle had not been recovered as
Baptists Are To
Meet Sept 23,24
Annual Association Will Be
Held At Fairplains
. Church Near Here
Stone Mountain Baptist asso
ciation, which comprises many
churches in the northeastern part
of Wilkes county, will meet in
anhual session Friday and Sat
urday, September 23 and 24,
with Fairplains Baptist church
near North Wilkeeboro.
Committees have been named
to report on the following sub
jects to the association:
Finance, John McGrady and
Religious Exercise, Arthur
Warren and Grady MiHer.
Missions, Rev. H. E. Blevins,
Mrs. J. L. Gregory, Wilmer
Education, Rev. A. B. Hayes
ind C. C. Blevins.
Orphanage, Mrs. Glenn Dancy
ind Mrs. Richard Beamon.
Temperance, Rev. M. L. Blev
ns, Major Caudill and C. C.
Sabbath Schools, Mrs. V. W.
Luffman, Mrs. W. R. Dejourn
?tte, H. H. Warren.
Periodicals, A. C. Yale, Vern
;n Woodruff, I. H. Sebastian.
Ageii Ministers' Relief, Rev.
5. L?. Blevins, Mrs. John R.
Pastoral and Church Rela
ions, Glenn Dancy, J. G. Kilby,
3. J. Turner.
Special Changes, H. J. Spicer
ind W. F. Bowers.
Time, Place and Preacher,
Stev. Woodrow Wishon, Rev.
Watson Bryant, D.' M. Cleary.
Woman's Missionary Union,
Mrs. V. W. Luffman, Mrs. W.
On Road Requests
Commissioner and District
Officials to Hear Requests
For Road Projects
September hearing of delega
tions asking road and highway
improvements will be held at the
courthouse in Wilkesboro on
Wednesday, September 14.
The Wilkesboro hearings ire
held each month to give people
in the district; composed of
Wilkes, Alleghany, Surry and
Yadkin counties opportunities to
tell Commissioner Mark Goforth
thei*- highway .needs, The hearing
will op< a a ten a. nil
Present for the hearing will be
Commissioner Goforth. Division
vvigineer j. c. Walter, District
Engineer C. G. Ashby and Assist
ant District Engineer J. H.
The Optimist club of North
Wilkesboro will meet Tuesday,
Sept. 13th, at noon at Hotel
Wilkes. Optimist Lewis Jenkind
will be program chairman. All
members are urged to be present.
WILKESBORO BEATEN 34 TO 0
BY LONG RUNS BY WILMINGTON
Wilkesboro Ramblers were de
feated 34 to 0 by the strong AA
team of Wilmington high school
in Wilkesboro's first game of the
season, played Friday night at
Although the Ramblers were
overwhelmed by scoring, the score
did not indicate that the Wilkes
boro team gave the Wilmington
eleven a struggle, especially dur
ing the first half. During the game
the Wilkesboro team rolled up 14
first downs to Wilmington's nine
and completed nine passes to Wil
Wilkesboro received, lost the ball
on a pass interception on the first
play and held Wilmington on the
20. From there the Wilkesboro
team drove downfield to Wilming
ton's ten before losing the ball on
a fumbled lateral. A few plays
later Wilmington's Niven broke
away for 75 yards on one of his
three touchdown runs. At other
stages in the game Wilkesboro
pained much yardage but bogged
down short of scoring territory.
The starting lineup for Wilkes
boro had Edwards and Nichols at
ends, Prevette and Brewer at
tackles, Staley and Story at
guards, Parker at center, Byrd at
quarterback, Triplett and Dancy
at Halfback, Linney at fullback.
Substitutes included Emerson,
Joines, Eller, Phillips, Pearson and
A crowd of 4,000 witnessed the
The .Wilkesboro squad enjoyed a
splendid trip, leaving Wilkesboro
Thursday and returning Sunday.
Friday was spent in Wilmington
and the team enjoyed Saturday
and Saturday night at Carolina
The Ramblers will play their
first home game of the season
Friday night this week when they
play Cove Creek, a Highland con
ference team, in Memorial Park
Now For Fair September \9-2h