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Wilkes district Boy end Girl
Scouts organization have a
program worthy of your at*
tention and support.
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
Thursday, September 22,1949 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH W1LKESB0R0, N. C., Thursday, September 22,1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Ji To 5 Defeat Of
Wytheville Gives
Local Team Crown
Won 16 of Last 20 Games
In Final Days of Sea
son and Playoff
North Wilkesboro Flashers
came from behind magnificient
ly here Tuesday night to defeat
Wytheville 6 to 5 and win the
playoff title.
The final game, like so many
*of the contests during the past
month, was an uphill battle, and
Ipecord crowd of more than 2,
000 looked on as the Flashers
turned on the heat on a cool
night to score two in the 6 th, one
g/ln the 7th and two in the 8th
to clinch the Shaughnessy play
off title in the Blue Ridge
League, 4 to 2 over Galax and
4 to 1 over the strong Wytheville
Leslie Rhoades, Wilkes veter
an who was the team's leading
pitcher in the win column for the
season, started on the mound
but was hit hard. The visitors got
one run in the first and four in
the second, the big blow being
a drive into centerfield bleach
ers with two on. He was relieved
wfry Lee Bentley, another Wilkes
product, who allowed a single to
his first batter, got the side out
with a double play and then
shut the door on the slam-bang
hitters from Virginia.
Meanwhile Hammond had
things well under control from
the Wytheville mound until the
"?sLAh. Bentley walked, Hite
struck out. Winkelspecht was on
first when Bentley was forced
outT Shores drove a Hammond
pitch over centerfield bleachers
for two runs. In the seventh Dad
dino walked, went to third on
Davis' single and scored on Gene
?aviness' drive to left. In the
Wtif 8th Hite grounded out. Win
kelspecht doubled down the
third base line and went to third
Shores' infield hit. Daddino
walked to fill the bases. Ham
See ? BASEBALL ? Page I
F. G. Holman
( Funeral Service
Held On Monday
Funeral service was held
Monday afternoon at Wllkesboro
Baptist church for Floyd G. Hol
man, 86, who died Sunday in a
Raleigh hospital.
Mr. Holman for many years
Resided in Wilkesboro and was
one of Wilkes county's best
known and most highly respect
ed citizens. He moved to Ra
leigh in 1941.
The impressive funeral service
was conducted by Rev. W. N.
Brookshire, pastor of the Wilkes
boro Baptist church, in which
for many years Mr. Holman was
a leader in church activities. As
sisting the pastor in the service
was Dr. John T. Wayland, pastor
of the First Baptist church in
North Wilkesboro.
Interment was in the Holman
family plot in Mountain Park
Many beautiful floral tributes
were carried by members of the
Ila Holman Bible class of Wll
kesboro Baptist church. Pall
bearers were nephews: E. _S.
Spainhour, of Elkin; Jack Spain
hour and Earl Carr, of Hickory;
L. S. Spainhour, Roy Spainhour
and W. J. Bason, of North Wil
In addition to members of the
immediate family, relatives and
friends from out of town attend
ing the funeral included: Dr
Robert Noell, of ifocky Mount;
Mrs. Lee Weathers and Miss
Pearl Weathers, of Shelby; Glenn
^Pennington, of Thomasville; Mr.
and Mrs. E. N. Carr and Jack
Spainhour, of Hickory; John Hol
Jpan, of Atlanta, Ga.; Henry
Spio^r, of Weldon; Mr. and Mrs.
Connie Windish, of Greensboro.
Three Powers Seek
Atomic Secrets Plan
Washington, Sept. 20.?The
United States, Britain, and Can
today bagan vital talks on
"basic questions" in the future
sharing of atomic know-how
amid indications that the British
want a better deal.
Marriage License
License to wed were issued)
since September 7 by Register of
Deeds Troy C. Foster to the fol
lowing: Wade H. Absher, Halls
Mills, and Doris Osborne, Mc-j
Grady; Oander Inscore, Winston-,
Salem, 'and Dorothy Fletcher,!
North Wilkesboro; Harrison
Card well, Oak woods, and Sybil
Esther Spears, Buck; Allie
Brooks and Dorothy Duncan,
both of Boomer; Ted Hendrix,
Lenoir route three, and Pauline
Bumgarner, Champion; Felix
Maltba, Lenoir route one, and
Merle Watts, Boomer; Dave M.
Blankenship, Hendrix, and Irene1
Greene, Mt. Zion; Eldridge
Long, Jonesville, and Barbara i
Call, Roaring River; Lillard Bil
lings and Pauline Holbrook, both
of Lomax; Arthur Durham and
Grace Dameron, both of Traphill;
Jack Barnett and Lionlee Wiles, I
both of North Wilkesboro;
George Edmisten and Charlotte
Marley, both of Ferguson; Ro
bert C. Johnson and Grace Hold
er, both of Moravian Falls.
Special Service
Sunday At First
Baptist Church
There will be a consecration
service for the officers and
teachers of the Sunday school of
the First Baptist church at the
morning hour of worship, elev
en o'clock. After the workers
have taken their vows of commit
ment to their educational task
the congregation will respond
with vows of cooperation and
loyalty. The church choir, under
the direction "of Mrs. A. F. Kil
by, will sing "Create In Me A
Clean Heart'' composed by Muel
ler, nad Miss Martha Lue Frazier
will render a solo composed by
Scott and entitled "Come Ye
Blessed." She will be accompan
ied by Mrs? Robert Davis at the
organ. The pastor, Dr. John T.
Wayland, will bring a message
entitled, "Found Faithful."
Chaplain William M. Hearn,
U. S. Navy, will preach at the
evening hour of worship, eight
o'clock. Chaplain Hearn hps just
returned from a tour of duty six
hundred ihile'S inside the Arctic
Circle and is here on leave be
fore going to Camp LeJuene for
further service. He was a Chap
lain in the Navy during the re
cent war and was for a time a
Baptist pastor in New Jersey. He
married Miss Lillian Miller a few
years ago and is now with her
family at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Miller.
The public is cordially invited to
hear Chaplain Hearn.
Promotion exercises will oe
held in the training union at
seven o'clock. All members are
encouraged to be present, es
pecially since new officers for
each group will be elected at this
Revival Services
At Gospel Baptist
Revival services will begin
Sunday night, September 25,
7:30 o'clock, at Gospel Baptist
church. The pastor, Rev. Gordon
Crump, will be assisted by Rev.
Mr. Smartes, of Morganton, who
will do the preaching. Everybody
has an invitation to attend the
Hospital Uids
Are Announced
Raleigh, Sept. 20.?Low bids
on a 100-bed hospital to be erect
ed at the northern edge of
Smithfield came to $1,032,000,
Dr. John A. Ferrell, executive"
secretary of the North Carolina
Medical Care Commission, an
nounced today.
This is $168,000 less than the
commission had estimated for
the project. The average cost was
$10,320 per bed.
After the bids were opened in
Smithfield, Dr. Ferrell reported
that "we were well pleased."
The $1,032,000 represents ov
er-all cost of the hospital, with
construction bids amounting to
$836,821, within a few hundred
dollars of the $83?,!>86 hid re
cently on a 100-bed hospital of
almost similar' construction and
architecture in Gastonia. The re
mainder of the cost includes
$120,000 for equipment, $50,
107 for architect's fee, $44.32 for
advertising for bids, $600 for
site survey, and $24,427.42 for
contingencies. .
Nary Chaplain Will
Speak In Wilkesboro
Chaplain William M. Hearn, of
Camp Lejeune, will speak in the
Sunday morning worship service,
11 a. m., at the Wilkesboro Bap
tist church. The service will be
broadcast over station WKBC.
Rev. W. N. Brookshire, pastor,
will be engaged in associational
church survey work at Monroe
and will not be in Wilkesboro
for the service Sunday.
North Wilkesboro j
P.-T.A. Outlines j
Program Of Work
The North Wilkesboro P.-T. A.
met last Thursday night at 7:30,
September 15, In the high school
auditorium, with President Der
mont Smith presiding. Miss Peg
gy Nichols, religious education
director at the First Baptist
church, and also chairman of
the Spiritual Life Committee of
the P.-T. A., gave a most impres
sive devotional service.
First vice president Mrs. Nell
Helms reported on the executive
board meeting, at which time
she listed the following recom
mendations for the year's pro
gram for approval of the Asso
1. To concentrate on buying
physical education and recre
ational equipment in order to ex
pand the present program and to
take care of the crowded situa
tion on the school ground at the
lunch hour.
2. To work toward eventually
covering the school ground with
asphalt around and between the
3. To assist in purchasing ad
ditional books for the element
ary library.
Motions were made and car
ried to accept these recommen
dations for the year's work.
Mrs. C. B. Lomax announced
plans for an all-out drive for
membership. It was voted to give
i first prize of $5.00 to the room
getting the most members, and a
second prize of $2.00 for room
winning second place in number
>f members.
Mrs. Ivey Moore has been
made chairman of the Halloween
Carnival committee and will soon
begin planning for the carnival,
which will be the one big money
making project of the year.
Mrs. John Baity, last year's
P.-T. A. president, presented a
standard certificate from the
state office, certifying that the
North Wilkesboro P.-T. A. had
met all the specific requirements,
and for the year 1948-1949, had
become a standard association.
A letter of congratulation to the
ex-president and to the associa
tion accompanied this certificate.
Mrs. Baity was proud to present,
this certificate t o President
Smith and urged that all strive
in years to come to keep this as
sociation standard.
Attendance prizes will con
tinue to be given. Mrs. Williams'
fifth grade was winner in the
elementary building and Mr.
Shaws' twelfth grade was win
ner in high school building.
A new feature was started at
this meeting. Mrs. Dermont
Smith has started a nursery on
P.-T. A. nights, where the chil
dren will be entertained in a
downstairs classroom while their
parents attend the P.-T. A. meet
pig. The children will be taken
care of by capable assistants.
Now parents will have no ex
cuse to stay away from the P.-T.
A. meetings.
At the end of the business
session, Supt. J. Floyd Wood
ward introduced the teachers,
after which there was a little so
cial get-together. Refreshments
were served by the hospitality
committee of which Mrs. F. D.
Forester, Jr., is chairman.
Committee chairmen and their
comimttees will be announced
at the October meeting.
Homecoming Sunday
Union Grove Church
On Sunday, September 26, j
homecoming will be observed at i
the Union Grove Methodist
church. The church is located on
highway 901 in North Iredell
county. The sermon at 11:00 a.
m. will be delivered by the Rev.
Clay Madison, pastor of the
First Methodist church, of Hick
ory. At 12:30 lunch will be on
'he grounds and at 2:30 there
will be an address by Judge
Johnson J. Hayes, of Wilkesboro.
The public is invited to attend
and carry their picnic baskets
with them. The Rev. William C.
Crummett is pastor of the
Wilkes Fair Exhibits Are Highly Praised
brier creek association
The historic Brier Creek Bap
tist association, thirteenth oldest
in N. C., will meet in its 128th
annual session Thursday and
Friday before the first Sunday
in October, or Sept. 29-30, with
Hunting Creek Baptist church
on highway 115, ten miles east
of Wilkesboro. Rev. R. R. Crat
er is moderator and Rev. R. R.
Crater is clerk. The following
interesting program was ^ ar
ranged by G. H. Jolly, Irvin Wal
lace and Rev. J. B. Ray:
Thursday, Sept. St9
10:00 ? Devotional, E. K.
10:20?Mills Home, E. R. Cra
ter, L. M. Jarvis.
ll:10h?Sermon, Rev. G. D.
White. Alternate, Rev. J. N.
1:30?Praise and Worship.
1:40?Missions, S. F. Goforth,
Rev. G. D. White.
2:10?What Is A New Testa
ment Church?, Rev. P. C. Parks,
Rev. L. T. Younger.
2:40?What Is the Mission of
the Church?, Rev. Noah Hayes,
Rev. J. A. Isenhour.
Friday, Sept. 80
10:00?Devotional, C. M. Call.
10:15 ? Temperance, Lester
Beckhem and R. C. Loyd.
10:45 ? Church Discipline,
Rev. J. A. Isenhour and Rev. J.
B. Ray.
11:10?Sermon, Rev. T. L.
Blalock. Alternate, Rev. E. R.
1:30?Praise and Worship.
1:40?Baptist Hospital, Rev.
R. R. Crater and J. R. Calloway.
2:00?Giving the New Testa
ment Plan, Ray Madison. Rev. M.
F. Reavis.
2:30?Committee: Time and
Place?W. C. Myers, D. A. Holle
mon; Obituaries?L. M. Weath
erman, Jessie Adams; Finance?
T. J. McNeil, C. A. Sparks; Res
olutions?J. L. Bray; Nominat
ing Committee?Noah Hayes,
Tom Millsaps, R. C. Loyd.
Court Has Busy
Week With Trials
Of Civil Actions
Wilkes Superior court In ses
sion last week with Judge Julius
A. Rousseau, of North Wilkes
bono, presiding, made much
headway on the civil docket cal
endar and disposed of several
In a majority of the cases con
sent judgments were filed and
there were few trials by jury.
Following are cases in which
judgments were rendered:
Minnie Rerrong versus Joe
Berrong, defendant to pay plain
tiff $10 per week alimony.
Lucille Mathis Starnes versus
Cranford Eugene Starnes, settled
by payment of $500 by defend
James Gilbert versus Glenn
Carlton, settled by payment of
$750 by defendant.
Mac Joines versus Heddy Oni
zuk Joines, divorce granted.
Jack Wingler versus Edward
McNeil, settled for payment * of
$583.80 by defendant. y
Mrs. Lollie B. Payne versus
Clayton Payne, settled for pay
ment of $1,200 by defendant.
Lawrence Edgar Hutchins, of
Yadkinville, was admitted to the
bar in superior court.
Clay Blackburn versus R. S.
Renegar, settled for payment of
$300 by defendant.
Ronda Sheets versus Nora
Sheets, divorce granted.
Leeoma Clark versus William
Carl Clark, divorce granted.
Lona Clonch versus Alonzo
Clonch, defendant to pay $8 per
week alimony.
Roast Beef Supper
At Mulberry 24th
Roast beef supper will be serv
ed Saturday, September 24, six
until eight p. m., at Mulberry
community house. Price of plates
will be one dollar each for
adults and 50 cents for children
under 12. Proceeds will go into
the building fund of Baptist
Home church and all are cordial
ly invited.
10-49 Subscriptions
Will Expire Oct. 1
Attention o f subscribers
whose pink address labels
bears the date of 10-49 is call
ed to the fact that their sub
scriptions will expire October
1, 1049.
Payment of renewal sub
scriptions before that date will
be greatly appreciated and sub
scribers who renew before Oc
tober 1 will not be inconven
ienced by missing copies of
their Journal-Patriot.
Lost Rites Friday
For Mrs. Huffman
Funeral service will be held
Friday, two p. m., at Mount
Pleasant Baptist church for Mrs.
Martha Huffman, age 74, well
known resident of the Purlear
route one community who died
Wednesday night. Rev. W. H.
Caldwell, Rev. Atwell Watts,
Rev. A. W. Eller and Rev. GlenD
Huffman will conduct the last
Born December 3, 1874, Mrs.
Huffman was a daughter of the
late Edmond and Jane Eller Fos
ter. Surviving are one son and
one daughter, E. M. Huffman
and Mrs. T. C. Walsh, both of
Wiles Infant Dies
Funeral service was held to
day at Covenant church for
Margaret Louise Wiles, infant
daughter of Elbert and Ruby
Maie Pruitt Wiles, of Lomax.
The child died Wednesday In
the hospital at Elkin. ,
Surviving are the father and
mother and the following broth
ers and sisters, Jack, Helen,
Pauline, Juanita, Willie and
Caroline Wiles.
Rev. L. E. Sparks conducted
the last rites.
Albert McClellan, editor of the
Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, has
accepted the post of publicity di
rector of the Southern Baptist
Convention Executive Commit
tee. He succeeds C. E. Bryant,
who is now director of press re
lations at Baylor University.
Football fans in Wilkes ha^e
a full menu of games this week.
First of three local games will
be Millers Creek versus Cranber
ry high on Millers Creek's ath
letic field Friday afternoon, 1:30.
This is Millers Creek's first year
and the boys at times looked
good in their first game, which
was a 24-0 loss to Taylorsvil'e
at Taylorsville Friday. Cranber
ry, an Avery county school, has
a strong team, which defeated
Newland last week, and an excit
ing contest is expected at Millers
Mountain Lions Here
Home fans will get their first
opportunity to view the 1949
Mountain Lions of North Wilkes
boro high school on home soil
when they play the strong Spen
cer eleven of the South Piedmont
Conference in Memorial Park
here Friday night, eight o'clock.
The North Wilkesboro squad
came through their game with
Mt. Airy Friday night without
serious injury and will be ready
for their first conference test.
Wilkesboro Plays Saturday
The Wilkesboro gamblers,
who didn't extend themselves in
beating Cove Creek last Friday
night, will take on a stronv
Maiden eleven in a Highland
conference game here Saturduy
night, eight o'clock, in Memori il
Park. The Wilkesboro team will
be primed to enhance their con
ference record but expect plenty
of competition from the husky
Maiden team. Reports from Mai
den Indicate that the visitors will
pack plenty of power in the Sat
urday night game.
Millers Creek Wins
Over Local Jayvees
Millers Creek high school foot
ball varsity team defeated the
North Wllke8boro B squad in
Memorial Park yesterday after
noon 21 to 7.
Despite the weight advantage
for the Millers Creek team, the
game was an exciting contest
and North Wilkesboro lads drove
50 yards to score in the third
period after Millers Creek had
rolled up a lead. Both squads
gained valuable experience from
the game.
Fines, Liquor
Money Total For
Schools $21,772
400 Cases Seized Liquor
Sold By Wilkes County
For $13,742.41
School current expense fund In
Wilkes county was greatly bene
fitted by the August term of
Wilkes superior court, reports
from county officials indicated.
Fines collected during the
term, over which Judge J. A.
Rousseau, of North Wilkesboro,
presided, totaled $8,030.
In addition to the fines, a
truck load of whisky which had
been confiscated was sold to the
state ABC board for $13,742.41,|
which also goes into the schools
current expense fund. Under the
law seized, tax-paid whisky can
be sold when the case involved
is disposed of in court. Winfield
Cooper was driver of the large
truck, which was seized with a
cargo of tax-paid spirits. Cooper
paid a fine of $2,000 and re
ceived a sentence of six months.
The liquor was ordered sold.
The truck load seizure, with
small lots from other seizures,
totaled 400 cases. The entire a
mount was carried to Raleigh for
legal sale to the ABC board.
Harry lee Mechem
Is Taken By Death
Funeral Service Will Be
Held Friday, 3 p. m.t at
Presbyterian Church
Harry lee Mechem, one of
North Wilkesboro's best loved
and outstanding citizens, died in
the Baptist Hospital in Winston
Salem, at 9:20 Wednesday eve
ning, September 21st. Mr. Mech
em had been a resident of North
Wilkesboro since about 1911. He
was born on March 24, 1868, at
Berkeley Springs, W. Va. He be
came associated with the C. C.
Smoot & Sons Tannery when a
very young man and was trans
ferred to their North Wilkesboro
plant sometime in 1911, and con
tinued working for them until
they sold to the International
Shoe Company. He was with that
company for several years, hav
ing retired about eleven years
Mr. Mechem was preceded in
death by his wife, Mrs. Lillian
Demaux Mechem, and by his
son, Harry Mechem. He is surviv
ed by his daughter, Mrs. Virginia
Mechem Hutchens, one sister,
Mrs. Annie Hull, and one grand
daughter, Margaret Anne Hutch
ens, all of North Wilkesboro.
Mr. Mechem was a member of
the Presbyterian church, of
North Wilkesboro, and also a
member of North Wilkesboro
Council No. 51, Jr. O. U. A. M.,
in which he served as chaplain
for more than a quarter of a cen
Mr. Mechem's funeral will be
held in the Presbyterian church
in North Wilkesboro, at three
p. m. Friday. Interment will be
in Greenwood cemetery in North
Mr. Mechem was a man of
strong character and of charm
ing personality. He was modest
unassuming, considerate and
just, and was always reasonable
and generous in his dealings
with others. He was positive in
his convictions; but he had the
happy faculty of maintaining
them without giving offense to
those who differed with him, pos
sessing in an unusual degree the
rare combination of real leader
ship with a gentle and lovable
Cancer is the principal cause
of death among women between
the ages of 35 and 55.
All Departmeits
Wilkes Fair Have
QaalHy Projects
Horse Show Two Nights
and Dog Show Saturday
To Climax Event
Wilkes Kiwanis Agricultural
Fair is in full swing this week at
the fair and horse show grounds
Just outside of this city on high
way 115 and will continue
through Saturday night with a
full program each afternoon and
Friday, September 23, will
be school children's day aad
all white school children in
Wilkes county will be admitted
to the fair free.
School children's day for col
ored children was observed
Tuesday and many students
from colored schools enjoyed
the fair and gave a program
in front of the grandstand.
The fair opened Monday with
placing on exhibits on the
grounds. Exhibits this year are
far superior in number and
quality to exhibits at any recent
fairs in this community. Compe
tition was especially keen for
hundreds of cash prises offered
in many departments and many
classes. Judges completed their
their difficult task on opening
The exhibits are well displayed
and have been subject for much
favorable comment by large
crowds of fair visitors each night.
Of special interest are the dis
plays by home demonstration
clubs, 4-H clubs, veteran farm
trainees, vocational schcfol groups
and other educational exhibits.
The farm and home exhibits have
also been widely acclaimed for
thoroughness and display, indi
cating much work and prepara-v
Horse Show Two liights
Fair events will reach a climax
Friday and Saturday nights with
a complete horse show, which
will include all classes. Some of
the south's finest horses have
been entered and the horse show
is sure to entertain large crowds.
Dog Show Saturday
Entries are pouring in for the
dog match to be held Saturday
afternoon and indications are
that every class will be repre
sented in the big show. Dr. J. H.
McNeill, dog show superinten
dent, has announced that dogs
may be entered at the grounds as
late as 11 a. m. Saturday morn
ing for convenience of those who
have not been able to fill out
The fair and horse show are
sponsored annually by the North
Wilkesboro Kiwanis club, which
uses any profits for work among
underprivileged and crippled
children. The principal purpose
of the fair is to encourage great
er and better agricultural pro
duction in Wilkes county.
Entertainment On Midway
Bullock amusement devices are
on the fair midway, offering
clean entertainment to fair visi
Eight Arrested
On ATU Charges
Arrest of eight persons charg
ed with internal revenue law vio
lations was reported by the office
of Marshall William D. Kizziah.
Five Wilkes county defendants
were released on boni for trial
at the May term of M.ddle Dis
trict Court in Winston-Salem.
They were listed as Delphia Pre
vette, Ellen Prevette, William H.
Gentry, and Harry Lee Gentry,
all of whom were released under
bond of $500 each, and Walter
Hague, released on bond of $1,
Grandfather School
Destroyed By Fire
Boone, Sept. 20.?Grandfather
School located at the foot of
Grandfather Mountain near
Shulls Mills, about seven miles
from Boone, was destroyed by
fire of unknown origin last night
Officials estimate a loss of ap
proximately $1,600. The school
building was frame and one of
the oldest in the county. It was
a two-teacher grade school.
Superintendent Howard Walk
er said the building and all
equipment was destroyed.
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