?OUR CITY & ' ^Nortti Wilkesboro tias a ^^adirg radius of 50 miles, serving I'M) ,000 people in Northwestern Carolina. THE JOURN AL-PATRIOT The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years ft r BACK THE ' MM.mk Vol. 43, No. 53 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH W1LKESBORO, N. C., Monday, October 17, 1949 Make North Wiikesboro Your Shopping Center SCENES FROM FARMERS' DAY CELEBRATION THURSDAY Tnp.photo Aow?< few unit* of (lie . , here Thursday during the Farmers' Day celebration and a view of a small portion of the vast crowd which enjoyed the parade. The unit in the foreground was a covered wagon entered by J. S. Pardue. Pat Williams and his beagles and John Peden are on the second wagon. The middle picture shows the entrants of Wilkes high school seniors in the contest for beauty queen. Left to right are Miss Georgia Lou Benfield, of Mountain View; Miss Bonita Reinhardt, Millers Creek; Miss Barbara Alexander, Roaring River; Miss Agnes Reynolds, North Wilkesboro (queen); Miss Wardie W -ite, Ronda; Miss Dorothy Billings, Traphill; Miss Jane Pennell, Wilkesboro. The lower photo shows Miss Agnes Reynolds, who was crowned high school beauty queen.?(Photos by Lenderman and Sturdivant). One of the largest crowds ever Lo gather in northwestern North Carolina thoroughly enjoyed the rourth annual Farmers' Day cele bration here Thursday, which was promoted and staged by the Trade- Promotion committee of the Wilkes Chamber of Com merce. Roby R. Church, Farmers' Day chairman, at the close of the event issued a statement in which he extended the commit tee's thanks for the fine coope ration and united effort of ail who participated in any way. "At least 500 people were involved in staging the event, and ohr hanks go to all of them," Chair nan Church said. WILKESBCRO RAMBLERS SWAMP ^SCRAPPY MILLS HOME ELEVEN 46-0 Mills Home of Thomasvllle A pass from Byrd to Triplatt brought a scrappy eleven to Me- was 6?od for a score. Trial for mortal Park Friday night for an ,vtra Point failed. Then a pass ... . _ .. from Byrd to Harold Dancy ac ef^f,lm6K counted for another tonchdown. of Wllkesboro high, but the light, the placement kick by Trlplett scrappy team was no match for beIng good after thi% one To end Coach Red Hoffman s. team and the 8COrin& for the second period, they had little difficulty in rack- Nichols ran 75 yar<j8 for bj8 flrgt lng np a 46 to 0 victory. touchdown of the game. Score at The Ramblers' victory was the end of the first half: Wilkes paced by Ray Trlplett, fleet Wil- boro 33, Mills Home 0. kesboro left halfback, who scored During the second half, Coach two touchdowns, added four Hoffman was able to try out new Eints from placement kicks, offense and defense plays and d made numerous Ions ri?-*s alternated his first and second daring the game. Ray also did teams. Triplett went across from X?ome excellent punting. It was the 10-yard marker for a third Attasde Nichols, however, who period score, but his placement made the longest tonchdown gal- kick was blocked. In the fourth \op of the game. Claude got a- period Nichols scored, and this ']pgy for 75 yards. j time the placement kick was In the first quarter, Dan Lin- good. Final score: Wllkesboro 46, oey ran over the first touch- Mills Home 0. down, and Triplett added the ex- J Parker and Fine were out tra point from placement. Dean standing for Mills Home, but the Edwards took a pass from Bill visiting team simply didn't have Byjk and racked up the second ^ the offensive to come anywhere "%f4&down. Trtplett's placement J near scoriae. * : kick was bb>cked. The soore at Lineups and summary:, the end ot the first quarter was: j Pos. Wllkesboro Mills Home Wllkesboro It, Mills Home 0.' t LE?Edwards Broome Rambler scoring spree LT?Eller ... Brackett ~ in the second period. \ See RAMBLERS, Page 4 The day's program began with the biggest parade ever put on in this community. Forming in Wilkesboro, the parade was en joyed by people who lined the streets in both towns. Following the parade the crowd assembled at Yadkin Val ley Motor company's used car lot, where Tom Jenrette conducted a program of contests and prizes. From about 10,000 tickets names were drawn for awarding of num erous prizes given by merchants of the Wilkesboros, and prizes were given those who participat ed in the amusing contests con ducted on a stage placed in the lot. The afternoon program for Farmers' Day this year was highly entertaining and was the best in the history of the Fardl ers' Day event. From a stage on Ninth street near the corner of Ninth and Main the Blue Ridge Ramblers started things off with mountain music. Roby Church presided and the feature of the early part of the program was the presentation of forestry awards by L. Y. Ballen tine, North Carolina Commission er of Agriculture. He was pre sented to the cheering throng by W. K. Sturdivant, chairman of the Agricultural committee. Commissioner Ballentine high ly commended the splendid co operation between agriculture, business and industry which was so well shown by the staging of Farmers' Day here on such a big scale. Commenting on economic con ditions, Commissioner Ballentine said that farmers are deserving the prices being paid for their products and that farmers are not to blame for the high prizes being paid by consumers. Recently the Chamber of Com merce sponsored a timber thin ning project among high school boys in the county, which is one of several agricultural projects sponsored by the chamber to pro See FARMEK8' DAT, Page 4 Junior Woman's Club Members to Be Waitresses Day Young Ladies To Serve At Carolina Thursday; Club Gets Tips Interest heightens this week as young matrons from the Jun ior Woman's Club, representing the two Wilkesboros, prepare to leave their own kitchens on Thursday and transfer their tal ents to the Carolina Restaurant. Serving luncheon and dinner and collecting the tips thereof, the new waitresses will wear their own cotton dresses and apronsi?lending a homelike at mosphere to an otherwise busi ness-like establishment. Reaction to the occasion, though mixed, is optimistic from all sides. Mrs. Oliver Absher, president of the Junior Woman's club, feels that the interest shown by the clubwomen, partici pants and outsiders is gratifying. "Although this is a completelj new idea," she says, "the re sponse has been most favorable." The waitresses themselves have expressed a willingness tc help their club, as well as cur iosity to see how they will stack up with the professionals. Mrs. James Ford and Mrs CharleB Ziliak, who plan to serve at the mid-day meal, declare they are bringing their families tc dinner and jeer at the night shift. Mrs. Mary Moore Hix, who will give valuable assistance in the kitchen, says doing K. P. will be a "peck of fun." "I'm personal ly looking forward to working with Miss Hedrick and Mr. Swan son," she adds. "I'm- real excited to see how this will turn out," declares Mrs. Bill Marlow. It is going to be dif ficult to serve paying guests, though, she says. "I just fling it at them at home." Mrs. C. Monroe Williams and Mrs. Ralph Frazier take a differ ent viewpoint. They be?ere serv ing at the restaurant will be eas ier than at hom?- Mrs. Williams feels relieved that she won't have to cook the fooid, and Mrs. Fra zier says that absolutely nothing is equal to serving two boys and a husband at home. They both are anticipating a lot of fun and are glad to help with this Jun ior Woman's club project. Mrs. Ralph Buchan, another "home-product waitress", says she is looking forward to the oc casion and expresses a curiosity as to how the patrons will react to the service. Only Thursday will disclose how the diners will receive the new waitresses, but all indica tions show that they should have nothing to worry about, since most of the club members have had plenty of practice at home. Mr. S. H. Swanson, owner of the Carolina Restaurant, plans to issue a word of warning, how ever, with a sign, "Eat At Your Own Risk." On hand will be several wait resses regularly employed by the restaurant to dine and watch the amateurs go through their paces. One waitress admits she plans to make them hustle by constantly demanding water and coffee re fills. A word to the menfolks? make your tips generous, gentle men, or you will hear from the little woman when you get home. Art Classes Mrs. W. S. Fletcher, of Pur lear, announces the opening '-f irt classes, including oil and wat ir colors, decorating, plaques, ligurines, trays, lampshad s, uncheon cloths and other art work. All interested are asked :o call hlrs. Fletcher, telephone lumber 37-F-20. Support the Scouts Boy Scout Board Of Review Meeting The Boy Scout Board of Re view will meet Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the educa-. tional building of the First Pres byterian church. All members are urged to be present, and es pecially all Boy Scouts who wish advancements. P.-T. A. Will Talk Consolidation Two Hi Schools Here The North. Wilkesboro P.-T. A. will meet Thursday evening, Oc tober 20, at 7:30 in the high school auditorium. W. H. McElwee and Paul Osborne are in charge of the program, and will present advantages and disadvantages of the consolidation of the Wilkes boro and North Wilkesboro High Schools, and will open the meet ing to a panel discussion. This is an idea-that is being brought to the minds of the people of both towns, and one that interests all parents, teachers and friends of the two schools. It is hoped that there will be good attendance, and that everyone will feel free to voice his or her opinion about the proposed thought. Plans are under way for the Halloween carnival to be held at the North Wilkesboro School Monday evening, October 31. The P.-T. A. sponsors this project each year, and appreciates the coopera tion of the public in making it successful. The contest for choos ing the popularity king and queen has already begun in the individ ual rooms in the school and much interest is being taken. Watch for further details as to the full pro gram. Attend P.-T. A. Thursday night! Baseball Meeting Thursday Nighl Baseball fans and all other who wish to keep baseball ii North Wllkesboro are urgentl; requested to attend a publh meeting to be held Thursda; night, October 20, 7:30 o'clock at the North Wilkesboro towi hall. Larry Moore, business man ager of the North Wilkesborc club, said the meeting is bein* called to make plans for nex year, and to devise ways ant means of meeting the present fi nancial deficit and to assure tht future of professional basebal here. Baseball fans who enjoy th< game, and all others who believi that professional baseball is ai asset to the community and coun ty are cordially invited to tht meeting. This baseball meetinj is for all the people of this com munity and county, men and la dies, and a large attendance ma; do much to assure that basebal will continue here. - During the past season tht club suffered heavily from ad verse weather conditions. Man; of the crucial games which woulc have been most largely attendee were rained out. The club suffer ed financial loss from twice as many rained out games as could be normally expected during the season. Also, in midseason the club went into a slump whicf was reflected in declining gate receipts for that perie>d. Stockholders and directors ir meeting Thursday night here were given a report of the year's operations and the decision was reached to call the meeting for Thursday night of this week. Harvest Sale At Boomer On Friday A harvest sale for benefit of Zion Hill Baptist church will be held Friday evening, seven o' clock, at Boomer school. Many valuable items will be sold and the public is cordially invited. Ramblers Vs. Elkin Here; Lions At Statesville; Millers Creek Herel Wilkesboro high school Ramblers play one of their strongest opponents of the sea son Friday night in Memorial Park at eight o'clock when the Bnckin' Elks of Elkin come here for a gridiron engage ment. The Buckin' Elks will be ont for revenge as the Ramblers handed them their only defeat of the 1048 season at EHkin, the score being 88 to 14. A large crowd is expect ed to witness the contest which is expected to be a thriller. The Mountain lions of North Wilkesboro high school go to Statesville to play the Grey hounds of that city Friday night, eight o'clock. It Is ex pected that the lions will be "up" for the Statesville con test and they will be out to win, the game being h South Piedmont contest. Millers Creek will play Gove Creek in Memorial Park here Thursday night, eight o'clock. This should be one of kBSM Creek's best games this season. A. T. Lolt Died Sunday Morning, Funeral Tuesday A. Teagle Lott, 44, for many years a well known business man here, died Sunday morning at Mercy hospital in Charlotte. He had been ill for the past year. Mr. Lott was born and reared in Gainesville, Ga. Coming to North Wilkesboro in 1926, he was for a number of years engaged ? in the lumber business in this.1 community and was affiliated [ with other business enterprises. | Surviving Mr. Lott are his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Absher Lott, who is 1 manager of the North Carolina! Employment Service distict office here, and one daughter, Miss Ann 4 Lott, of North Wilkesboro. Also' surviving are his mother, Mrs. Lena Lott, of Gainesville, Ga., and four sisters: Mrs. Dora Whitmire,' Gainesville, Ga.; Mrs. J. J. Lott, Braselton, Ga.; Mrs. Isadore Mi-1 chaelson, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Ted Mays, Meridian, Miss. .Funeral service will be held "fuesday, three P. M., at the home in this city and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Changes Made In Engineer Staff Highway Division A number of changes in the engineering staff of the 8th highway division have been an nounced at the division office here by J. C. Walker, division engineer. Charles G. Ashby, who had formerly been district engineer lor the second district of division 1, is transferring to the division engineer as office engineer. The nove was made to have an ex eerienced field man as office en gineer. In the capacity of office engineer Mr. Ashby replaces Joe Windsor, who is transferring j jack to the construction depart nent, where he may resume his raining in that field. J. Frank Bivins is replacing dr. Ashby as district engineer in Slkin and will have charge of he second district, which is comprised of Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties. The changes, Mr. Walker said, vill give him and J. B. Council in opportunity to spend more of heir time in the field, and se :ure the most efficient setup for he division. D.A.V. Meeting Tuesday Night A regular meeting of Wilkes Jounty Chapter No* 33, Disabled American Veterans will convene it eight o'clock, Tuesday night, )ctober 18, 1949. All members are irged to be present. All members vho have not received their mem >ership cards are uged to be pres mt so that the cards may bp pre lented to them. Other business vill be discussed. R. E. Walters Taken By Death, Funeral Tuesday Former Postmaster and One Time Philippine Govern or Died Saturday Rudolph E. Walters, 75, former North Wilkesboro postmaster and for many years a prominent northwestern North Carolina citi zen, died late Satuday night in the veterans hospital at Swanan noa, following an illness of sev eral weeks. Born and reared in the Dockery community of Wilkes county, he was a son of the late Paris and Winona Walters. His long and varied career began in the army during the Spanish-American War. During and following that war he served in the Philippines. He returned here and later went back to the Philippines, where he was a high official in the police department of the city of Manila for some time and later was gov ernor of the province of Mindanoa in the Philippines, where much progress in, early civilization of the island was made under his leadership. During World War I he served in the array with rank of captain. Later he returned to" North Wilkesboro, where he was post master from 1928 until 1933. In recent years he held a position at the S. V. Tomlinson wholesale store here. Mr. Walters made his home here until several months ago, when he went to Winston-Salem to reside with his daughter, Mrs. Jim Kilby. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Daisy Marlow Walters; one daughter, Mrs. Kilby, of Winston Salem; and two sons, Reginald Walters, of ^Winston-Salem, and Percy Walters, of Durham. Also surviving is one brother, E. G. Walters, of Oxford, Pa. Funeral service will be held lere Tuesday afternoon, two j'clock, at the First Baptist shurch and burial will be in the Baptist cemetery. The body will arrive at Reins-Sturidvant funeral home here late today. Mountain View All Stars To Meet On Thursday Night All who are interested in or ganizing an all star basketball earn at Mountain View are ask sd to meet at Mountain View gymnasium Thursday night, Oc ;ober 20, seven o'clock. Wilkesboro F.F.A. Officers Elected The Future Farmers of Amer ica of Wilkesboro high school met and elected officers for the school year 1949-1950 Wednes day and the following officers were chosen: Robert Ritchie, president; Marvin Ashley, vice president; secretary, Bill Cau dill; treasurer, Bobby Teve paugh; reporter, Archie Combs; and sentinel, R. V. Williams. ELKIN DEFEATS N. WILKESBORO 27 TO 0 WITH POWER AND SPEED Buckin' Elks of Elkin high dis layed too much power and speed Friday night and defeated North Wilkesboro 27 to 0 in a game that was a splendid contest hrough the first half. A hard charging line and two powerful backs were too much for the lighter but game Moun ain Lions as Elkin rolled to one touchdown near the end of the first half, added another in the i third period and two in the ourth. The North Wilkesboro lads ap peared to be in for a bad night when Elkin received and with regular single wing plays march ed all the way to the one-yard ine, where they lost the ball on ;hird down on a fumble. At that point the Mountain Lions dis played some fine offensive work jnd picked up three first downs to near midfield, where the Irive bogged. Early in the second period El kin marched again, this time los ing the ball on a fumble near the 20-yard line. After an ex change of kicks Elkin received a break when a North tVilkesboro back fumbled a punt on the 12 and Elkin recovered. Nance's pass for Elkin was good and the Elkn went over from the two with Bldrldge scoring. His kick hit the cross bar and the score at half time was 0-0. Jim Moore and the principal ground gainer for North Wilkes boro in the first half and was able to get through Elkin's line for a number of gains, but the Lions' offensive did not click with sufficient regularity. Early in the third period Tran seau ran through both teams SI yards to score. North Wilkes boro again gave Blkin a break when a bad pass from center was fumbled and the Lions were unable to punt on their own 40. This led to Elkin's third touch down, which Transeau scored on a 29-yard reverse. Eldridge scor ed from the 15 for Elkin's final marker, which was set up by a fumble. The lineups: Pos. N. Wilkesboro Elkin LEJ?Hudson Osborne LT?Gaddy T. James LG?Forester ? Harris C ?Stoker Crater RG?Cox Travis RT?Soots B. Jama^ RE?York ? Roberts QB?Swofford ! Nance LH?Moore Transou RH?Gillian Waggoner RF?Pardue ? Eldridge Score by periods: N. Wilkesboro 0 0 0 0? 0 Elkin 0 6 7 14?2T Scoring touchdowns: Transou 2, Eldridge 2. Points after touch downs: Eldridge 3. North Wilkesboro substitutes were Harrold, Shook, Pearson, Powers, Eller, Day. The Mountain Lions will play at Statesville Friday night.