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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
Wilkes district Boy and Girl
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Vol. 43, No. 45 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Monday, September 19, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB RAISING
FUNDS FOR CHILDREN'S HOME
? SOCIETY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Junior Woman's clubs in'
North Carolina have selected sup
port of the Children's Heme So
ciety of North Carolina as their
state-wide project. The North
Wilkesboro club is seeking $600
in contributions as their quota.
Bottles for donations have
been placed in most of the stores
and offices in downtown North
Wilkesboro for the convenience
of those who will give. Any con
tributions may be mailed to "Do
nations," care of Mrs. Ralph
Frazier, 607 C street, North Wil
.T? better acquaint the public
the Pr?ject, the following
^orTri&l comment from a recent
issue of the Greensboro Daily j
News is reproduced:
Children do not ask to he'
u" not asK to he
Iforn into this world. When they
are born and have no families
to provide for them, what hap
pens to them?
What happens to them in
North Carolina? Fortunately in
this state there is an organiza
tion which for nearly 50 years
has been dealing with that prob
lem in a sympathetic, practical
and expert way. it is the Chil
dren's Home Society of North
Its work "begins with one of
? most tragic situations known,'
baby who is not wanted, and I
ends with one of the finest and I
happiest in the world, an Ameri
can home where two parents will
love and rear another American
The society, which was organ
ized in 1903, is one of the largest
and oldest in the nation. It has
eared for babies from every!
county in the state, and it has
found good homes for them in
every part of the state. It has
taken over 5,000 homeless chil
dren who had hardly a Chrina
man's chance in life, and it has
given them the best start pos
? problem with which it
deals is a continuing one. Dur
ing the last five years over 8,
??f white babies were born out
of wedlock in North Carolina.
The Children's Home Society
has helped 646 babies in this
time; it has provided temporary
shelter for 401 and found adopt
ive parents for 326.
These statistics are dead
things but the mothers who were
T^flped?helped to keep their
children if that were practicable
?or to find good homes for them
if they were not, and the babies
themselves, were and are very
much alive. There is no way to
measure the hope which the so
ciety has brought to young girls
who did not know where to turn
in their anguish and bewilder
ment; there is no way to calcu
late the benefit to the state
which results from taking a baby
that might otherwise be thrown
away as worthless or unwanted
and giving him as good a chance
as anybody to grow up to be a
good and useful citizen.
Scholarship At Yale
Malcolm Gamblll, son of At
torney and Mrs. Robert M.
Gamblll, of Wilkesboro, left
Monday for New Haven, Conn.,
where he Is enrolled as a stu
dent at Yale University. Mal
colm was awarded a scholar
ship by the Yale committee
last spring following his grad
uation from Phillips Academy
at Andover, Mass. At Yale
Malcolm plans to play foot
ball. He was a tackle on Wil
kes boro's unbeaten team in
1947 and was a guard on Phil
lips Academy varsity in 1948.
This great work is an invest
ment in citizenship, and like
most investments it costs money,
money for case workers, food,
lodging, medical care, laundry,
and so so. The more money the
Children's Home has the more
babies and mothers it can help.
La.*.,. year's operating expenses
were $66,338 and the average
cost of AH services for a baby is
The society is not tax-support
ed. It depends entirely on volun
tary contributions. North Caro
linians, and particularly the peo
ple of Greensboro where the so
ciety has its headquarters, sup
port it because they know it is
efficiently managed and they
know its value to the state.
But for more help for more
babies more support is needed.
This year the Junior Women's
Clubs ot North Carolina have se
lected the society as their state
wide project to obtain new mem
berships with increased funds.
It would be difficult to think of
a work more worthwhile in in
tent or purpose results. It de
serves the generous support of
all North Carolinians who have
hearts to feel and brains to think.
It is the children of today who
will make the state of tomorrow.
T. B. Meeting
Wilkes Tuberculosis Associ
ation will meet Tuesday, eight p.
m., at the First Baptist church.
RAMBLERS SCORE EASY WIN
OVER COVE CREEK 45 tO 0
Wilkesboro high school foot
ball team, using every boy on the
squad, rolled over Cove Creek 45
to 0 here Friday night on a water
The Cove Creek team, a rangy
^jroup of boys, were completely
outclas ed, even by the third
string Ramblers, and never seri
ously threatened to score.
Wilkesboro received and drove
*60 yards to score with Linney
going over from the 2. Triplett
ran the extra point after a fum
bled pass from center. Cove
Creek failed to gain and Wilkes
boro drove 55 yards to score
when Triplett went over. His
kick for point was wide.
In. the second period Cove
Creek was backed up on losses
to the 10. They kicked out and
%ancy streaked a 25-yard gain
and later scored from the 1.
>lett kicked the point to put
score 20-0. Terrell figured
_Jn the next touchdown drive with
^*3 0-yard gain and caught a
OTM-wood pass on the goal line
for the score. Pass on the try
for point was again fumbled and
Triplett ran around end for the
point to make the score 27-0 at
Barly In the third period a
to Triplett pass was good
for 33 yards and the Ramblers'
fifth touchdown. The sixth
touchdown was set up on a run
by Nichols, who later scored
from the 1. Try for point from
placement was blocked. The
final touchdown was set up by a
23-yard run by Nichols and
Johnny Garwood went over from
quarterback. Kick for point was
The final quarter found Wilk
esboro's second and third teams
battling Cove Creek and threat
ening to score. The visitors put
on one drive to the 30 but bogged
The Ramblers starting lineup
had Edwards and Emerson at
ends; Eller and Story tackles;
Staley and Story, guards; Park
er, center; Byrd. quarterback;
Triplett and Dancy, halfbacks;
Linney, fullback. Substitutes
were Johnny and Joe Garwood,
Nichols, Terrell, Phillips, Pear
son, Kennedy, Joines, Long, Ma
this. Laws, Glass, Williams, Tur
nipseed, Gambill. Johnson, Hix.
Waddell, Hubbard, Foster, Vest
al. Cove Creek's lineup had
Teems and A. Harmon at ends;
F. Combs and J. Combs at
tackles; Elliot and McGinnis,
guards; Greene, center; O. Har
mon, quarterback; Allen and
Horton, halfbacks; Ward, full
back. Substitutes wt>re C. Combs,
Dodson, Mast, Potter and B.
Wilkesboro will play Maiden
high in another Highland con
ference game Saturday night,
eight o'clock, in Memorial Park
Hotel Wilkes Here
During the rainstorm Sunday
afternoon lightning hit the south
east corner of Hotel Wilkes. The
only visible damage from the
stroke was one brick dislodged
and no one was injured.
F. G. Holman Is
Taken By Death;
Mr. Floyd.G. Holman, age 86,
for several decades one of Wilkes
county's best known citizens,
died in a hospital in Raleigh Sun
day following an abdominal ope
ration. He had made his home in
Raleigh for the past eight years.
Mr. Holman was one of the
pioneer orchardists of the Brushy
Mountain area during the many
years when he resided in Wilkes
boro. He was one of the founders
of the Brushy Mountain Fruit
Growers Association and was
long active in developing the pro
duction and marketing of qual
ity apples in this part of the
state. Much research and experi
mental work was carried out in
his orchards by the Department
Mr. Holman's wKe, Mrs. Ila.
Spainhour Holman, died in 1936.
Among his survivors are th-ee
daughters, Mrs. W. H. Spivey of
Weidon, Mrs. J. W. Miller of Ra
leigh, and Mrs. H. C. Autenrieth
of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one son,
Edwin Holman of Atlanta, editor
of the Associated Press Telemat
The body was brought to
North Wilkesboro yesterday for
burial. The funeral service was
held this afternoon at the Wil
kesboro Baptist church, vhere
Mr. Holman for many years was
a leader in church activities.'
Burial was in Mountain Park
cemetery near Wilkesboro.
On Radio Tuesdays
Under Auspices of the Wilkes |
Medical Society, a number of i
health broadcasts will be given [
over station WKBC here, each j
Tuesday, 10:45 a. m. The subject J
for tomorrow will be "Prenatal
Care." The entire series is de
signed as an aid in preventing
maternals deaths. All mothers
and expectant mothers will be
interested in the broadcasts.
Meeting of the board of di
rectors of the Wilkes Chamber
of Commerce scheduled for Tues
day has been postponed to a
later date, which will be an
Attending Meeting I
Tom Jenrette, manager of the .
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, !
left Sunday to attend a three-day '
convention of the association of
North Carolina chamber of com
merce executives in Wilson. The
convention will close Tuesday.
Work In Progress
On Bank Building
Workmen today began the task
of remodeling and repairing the
interior of the Bank of North 1
Wilkesboro building. A number I
of improvements will be mado
in the bank's quarters.
Heads Red Cross
Roby R. Church, well known
business and civic leader, has
been elected chairman of the
Wilkes Red Cross chapter for
the coming year.
Roby R. Church
Elected Red Cross
Much interest was shown in
the Annual Meeting of the
Wilkes Red Cross Chapter held
at the City Hall on Monday aft
ernoon, September 12th. Roby R.
Church, well known Wilkes citi
zen and civic leader, was elected
as chairman of the board of di
rectors. Larry S. Moore, who
ably served as chairman during
the past year, will serve as vice
chairman; while W. C. Grier, as
secretary, and Miss Ruth Hub
bard, as treasurer will continue
to serve as executive officers.
Newly elected members-at
large on the board of directors
include Rev. Woodrow W. Brook
shire, Baptist minister of Wilkes
boro; Mrs. Jean Shepherd, Fer
guson; and Mr. Fred Gilreath,
TFaphill. Other members of the
board who are serving three
year terms as committee chair
men are: Mrs. W. E. Jones, vol
unteer services; Robert M.
Brame, Jr., disaster; John Walk
er, home service; Mrs. Ira D.
Payne, nursing ser'vices; Miss
Kate Ogilvie, Junior Red Cross;
and Dwight Nichols, publicity.
Larry S. Moore gave a report
on the excellent work of the
chapter during the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1949, stating
that a total of 2594 office con
tacts were made during the
Musical Arts Club
To Meet Thursday
The Musical Arts club will
meet Thursday evening, Sept.
22nd at 7:30 at the Woman's
club house, with the following
persons hostesses: Miss Lois
Scroggs, Miss E-va Bingham,
Mrs. Jack Brame, Mrs. Tal
Barnes, Mrs. R. M. Brame, Jr.,
and Mrs. Charles Ziliak. There
will" be a short business meet
ing. Then at 8:00 the club will
hojd open house, at which Mar
tha Lue Frazier will present a
short vocal concert and to which
each member may invite a guest.
All members are urged to at
tend this meeting, this being the
first for this fall.
The Russians are reported to
have a type of wheat which does
not require reseeding each year.
FLASHERS AHEAD 2-1JH FINAL
PLAYOFF; GAME HERE TUESDAY
North Wilkesboro is leading
the Wytheville Statesmen 2 vic
tories to 1 in the final series of
the Shaughnessy playoff in the
Blue Ridge league. The Flashers
will be in Wytheville tonight
and will play here on Tuesday
Week-end games here were
rained out as the weather man
intervened Saturday night and
Sunday. Before a capacity crowd
Wytheville had gained a 2-1 lead
Saturday night when rain fell In
torrents at the end of the fourth
inning. Bernie Keating was on
the mound for North Wilkesboro
and Kinder had relieved Wythe
ville's Mabe, who had just walk
ed four in succession for North
Wilkesboro's one run.
j Here Sunday afternoon the
rain poured at game time to
force postponment and by a
greement today's game was set
On Thursday night North Wil
kesboro won 7 to 6 in a 14-in
ning thriller. Bill Weston was
brought here by plane from the
University of Richmond to pitch
for the Flashers but was unable
to hold the visitors and retired
in the second inning. Bob Thomp
son took over and pitched on
even terms with Kinder and
Cuthbertson. The Flashers came
from behind to tie the game in
the eighth. Both teams scored
one in the llth. In the 14th
Davis was hit by pitcher and
scored on Fescitelli's single,
which followed Hite's single.
At Wytheville Friday night
the Flas! ers lost a heartbreaker
in the ninth. North Wilkesboro
went ahea4 by two runs on Bob
Winkelspecht's three-run homer
in the eighth. Three infield er
rors and two base hits accounted
for three Wytheville runs in the
With rest for pitchers during
the week-end, both teams are
ready to go all out for the re
maining games and the playoff
Fair Opens Today; To
Continue Thru Week
Dog Show 24th *
Will Be A Feature
WHkes Fair Here
Norwilkeski Kennel Club will
sponsor the first sanctioned dog
show ever held in North Wilkes
boro on Saturday afternoon,
September 24, as a feature of the
Wilkes Kiwanis Agricultural Fair
at the fair and horse show
Dr. J. H. McNeill, dog show
superintendent, said today that
In addition to many local entries
there have been several entries
from out-of-town contestants and
that a most successful show is
Elmer J. Reeves, of Charlotte,
will judge the sporting, toy, non
sporting breeds and groups and
the children's handling classes.
Robert N. Williams, of Charlotte,
will be judge for the hound,
working, terrier breeds and
groups, also the best in match
and best of opposite sex in
match. Dr. McNeill is accepting
entries to the show. Each entry
must be accompanied by a fees
ef $1.00. Dr. G. T. Mitchell is
president ot the Kennel club, J.
B. Carter is treasurer and Dr.
McNeill is secretary. G. Sam
Winters, Jerry Derr, Cecil Adam
son and Russell Hodges compose
the Arrangements and Hospital
ity committee. John Cashlon Is
publicity chairman, W. J. Brame
is trophy chairman and Pat M.
Williams is chairman of the En
tries committee. Dr. M. G. Ed
wards will be veterinarian.
The dog show will be open
from noon until six p. m. Show
ing and judging of the various
;lasses will be in progress from
jne until 4:30 p. m.
Trophy prizes will be awarded
Best Dog in Match: Silver
plated trophy offered by Norwil
keski Kennel Club.
Best of Opposite Sex to Best
Dog in Match: Silver plated tro
phy offered by Norwilkeski Ken
Best Dog in Sporting Group:
$3.00 worth of merchandise ot
tered by Prevette's Department
Best Dog in Hound Group:
$3.00 worth of merchandise ot
tered by Belk's Department store.
Best Dog in Working Group:
$3.00 worth of groceries offer
ed by G. P. Store.
Best Dog in Terrier Group:
$3.00 worth of merchandise ot
tered by Newton's Department
Best Dog in Toy Group: $3.00
worth of merchandise offered by
The Jewel Box.
Best Dog in Non-Sporting
Group: $3.00 worth of merchan
dise offered by Wilkes Drug^
There will be two classes in
the Children's Handling contest.
For boys eight to 16 the first
prize will be a hunting knife
given by Western Auto Store. For
girls eight to 16 the first prize
will be a compact given by
Brame's Drug Store. Awards
will be made for the best demon
stration of how a d?? should be
shown in the judging ring. Points
3f the dog will not count.
The dog shew is open to all
breeds of purebred dogs, except
champions, and dogs do not have
to be registered to be entered, j
Entry blanks may be obtained
and filled out up to 11 a. m. at ?
the fair grounds on the date of.
The general fair admission of
50 cents for adults and 25 cents
for children will cover the dog
show event without extra cost
for spectat -a. All profits will
go into the Kiwanis club's fund
tor crippled children.
Now Critically III
Pat Pescitelli, Flashers' second |
baseman, left today for his home
in Long Island, N. Y., because
of the critical illness of his fath- i
Bob Hite was disabled Satur
day night when hit on the arm.
by a pitched ball and may be out
of the lineup tonight. Efforts
were being made today to gain
permission to place Manager
Henry Loman on the active list
because of the emergencies which
have reduced the active roster of
the Flashers to only 13 men.
Sings In Elkin
Miss Martha Lue Frazier, a
bove, and Miss Lois Scroggs, both
of North Wilke8boro, presented a
program of music to the Profes
sional and Business Women's
Club of Elkin in the main parlor
of the Y. M. C. A. Thursday
evening at 6:30.
Miss Frazier sang "L<et My
Song Fill Your Heart" (Charles),
Begin the Beguine, after which
Miss Scroggs played A Chopin.
Waltz in E Minor. Then Miss
Frazier sang "Lover," and "Yours!
Is My Heart Alone'' by Friml. i
The audience was very recept
ive and has asked for a repeat
performance in the early Spring.
In the near future Miss Fra
zier and Miss Scroggs will give a
performance for the Tri Hi-Y and
Hi-Y clubs of Elkin, plus a full
concert in the Spring.
Fund Here Only
$100.00 To Date
Only $100.00 has been raised
to date in the Polio Epidemic
Emergency Drive, it was an
nounced today by Sam Ogilvie,
Chairman of the Wilkes County
Polio Chapter. In emphasizing
the urgent need for more con
tributions Mr. Ogilvie pointed
out that this amount of money
would pay less than two days
hospital expenses of the six
Wilkes children who are now be
ing treated for Polio, and there
are over 20,000 victims of Polio!
elsewhere in the U. S. It is esti
mated that before the epidemic
is over there will be over 40,
000 victims. Unless more money
is raised the Wilkes County
Chapter will be forced to discon
tinue hell ing the local victims
immediately and if the Drive is
unsuccessful on a nation wide
scale it will result in thousands
of victims ;joing without treat
It will not be possible to per
sonally solicit contributions in
this campaign, but everyone is
asked to mail a contribution to
Sam Ogilvie, Chairman, North
Wilkesboro, N. C. or to "Polio"
in care of your local postoffice.
Return That Book to ttao 1/ t>rmry
' For 6-Day Event;
Exhibits In Many Depart
ments Placed Today;
Annual Wilkes Kiwanis Agri
cultural Fair opened today on
the fair and horse show grounds
just outside of this city on high
way 115 near the State Highway
Six big days and nights of
events are planned for the en
tertainment of the people of
northwestern North Carolina.
Exhibits to compete for the
hundreds of cash prizes offered
in the many departments of the
fair were placed today. Farmers,
housewives, orchardists, live
stock producers, 4-H clubs, vet
erans groups and other organiza
tions have prepared and display
ed numerous exhibits represent
ing the best in production in
Wilkes county. Judging will be
completed as early as possible in
order to give fair visitors ample
time to study the awards during
On the midway are Bullock
rides and shoufs with many at
The big event for Friday and
Saturday nights will be the an
nual horse show, which will be
complete with all classes and
many of the best horses in this
part of the country are entered.
The dog show, which is furth
er described in another article in
this newspaper, will be held on
General admission to the fair
grounds will be 50 cents for
adults and 25 cents for children.
General admission to the horse
show grounds will be 50 and 25
,cents. A box seat for four will be
$5 each night of the horse show.
Ringside parking will be $5 per
car, including Tiver, with gen
eral admission for each other oc
All profits from the fair will
go into .the Kiwanis fund for aid
of underprivileged children.
Road Meeting At
Benham School 21
A meeting to discuss rural
roads will be held next Wednes
day at Benham school for farm
ers of the Traphil! area.
William Snider, of the State
Highway department publicity
service, will attend with Mark
Goforth, Eighth District high
wajfc commissioner, who will
The "speaking which will begin
at 2:30 p. m., will be followed
by audience participation. Re
freshments will be served on the
The meeting is another in a
series of meetings designed to
acquaint rural residents of the
road improvement for rural areas
initiated by Governor W. Kerr
Scott and approved by a vote of
North Carolina voters.
POWERFUL MT. AIRY WINS 25 - 0;
MTN. LIONS PLAY WELL IN GAME
Mt. Airy's 'power-laden high
school football team won over
the North Wilkesboro Mountain
Lions at Mt. Airy Saturday night
25 to 0, but not until the North
Wilkesboro team had put up a
scrap that threw a scare into the
Granite City eleven for the first
The North Wilkesboro line
completely bottled up Mt. ^iry's
offensive through the first quar
ter and until near half time.
Both teams played-on even terms
and it looked like anybody's
game. Near the end of the half
Hawks threw a ten-yard pass to
score as Mt. Airy took to the air.
The second half was played in
a downpour of rain, but Mt. Airy
took to the air, regardless of the
weather, and scored three more
touchdowns. North Wilkesboro's
offense did not function well in
face of the more powerful team.
The nearest scoring threat car
ried to the 35-yard line.
Ends, Eller, York, Caudill;
Tackles, Gaddy, Soots, D. Hayes;
Guards, Foster, Cox, Hudson, J.
HSyes; Center, Stoker; Quarter
backs, Swofford, Harold; Right
Halfback, Gillean; Fullback, Par
due; Left Halfback, Moore.
Ends, Willis, Bailey, Brennock,
Wood, Akers; Tackles, Miller,
Speight, Leftwich, Money, H.
Hawks; Guards, Smith, Ashby,
Bowman, Edwards, Finch, Har
ris; Centers, Birkner, Barker;
Quarterbacks, Brown, Hawks;
Righ Halfbacks, Beamer, Mid
riff; Left Halfbacks Tilley, Pru
itt; Fullbacks, B. Beamer, Tay
i Score by periods: i
jN. Wilkesboro 0 fl 0 0? 0
Mt. Airy 0 6 12 7.?25
Scoring touchdowns; Mount
Airy?Bailey 3, Hawks. Points
after touchdowns?A. Beamer,
North Wilkesboro will play the
strong Spencer high team in Me
morial Park here Friday night.