CITY Oith Wilkesboro has a parading radius of 50 miles, seWing 1^0,000 people in Northwestern Carolina. THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years BACK THE * Vflfc 43, No. 54 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, October 20, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro'Your Shopping Center Dr. E. N. Phillips Be Next President Kiwuis Club Here Principal R. N. Woolen and Coach Boyette Speakers At Meeting Friday Dr. E. N. Phillips, ?well known local physician and for several years an active member of the Korth Wilkesboro Kiwanis club, was elected Kiwanis president for the coming year 'in meeting of the club Friday noon. Other officers elected were as follows: J. R. Hix, vice president; T. E. Story, secretary-treasurer; Wm. H. McElwee, past president; Gordon Finley, F. H. Crow, Robert Gibbs, Ira D. Payne, John ^Walker, Gwyn Gambill and R. R. dRlburch, directors. jLs president Dr. Phillips will succeed V?'m. H. McElwee, who is successfully leading the club this t^zear. " At the meeting Friday the club unanimously voted a resolution asking that a committee be ap pointed frf>m the club to confer with committees from other or ganizations relative to the pro-' posal for consolidation of the high schools of the Wilkesboros into one central high school. The pro posal was first brought before the public in meeting of the club October 7 and was favorably re ceived. ^ R. N. Wooten, North Wilkes boro high school principal, and Tom Boyette, North Wilkesboro coach, brought the club very in teresting talks about the athletic situation in the communiy. Prin cipal /Wooten pointed out high costs of the athletic program, say ing that it costs about $80 to equip one boy for1 football and ^mentioned other costs, including taxes, transportation, lights, of ficials and other items. Coach Boyette reported that the boys on the football squad have made excellent progress since opening of the season. H. P. Eller was in charge of the program. ^President McElwee announced Unit charters have been received far Key clubs organized in local d|*gh schools. A committee composed of R. L. Morehouse and R. R. Church was named to confer with principals relative to charter presentations. Clem Lipscomb, of Reidsville, lieutenant governor of Kiwanis, was present and spoke briefly. ti. Guests Friday were: Harold Z. Riley, of St. Louis, and Mr. Henry *with J. E. Justice; W. T. All spaugh with R. M. Brame, Jr.; Sig Holcomb of Elkin, Ernest Smith of Lenoir were visiting Kiwanians. Walters Rites J j Held On Tuesday Funeral service for Captain R. E. Walters, 75, who died Satur day night in the veterans hos pital at Swanannoa, was held Tuesday, 11 a. m., at the First Baptist church in this city. Dr. John T. Wayland, pastor, conducted the service and burial was in the Baptist cemetery here. Captain Walters, a native of the Dockery community o f Wilkes county, served in the army during the Spanish-Ameri can War and in World War I. He was at one time a provincial governor in the Philippines and a high official in the city of ^Manila police department. From 1928 until 1933 he was post master at North Wilkesboro. Many beautiful floral tributes at the funeral were appropriate expressions of respect for the life and long career of service by Mr. Walters here and at dist ant fields of endeavor. Pallbearers were M. A. Vick ery, George MctMiller, Frank Tomlinson, Bill Tomlinson, New ton Bumgarner, Spencer Absher and Fred Gaither. ' ? 1 O ' #Mrs. Cynthia Hall Claimed By Death ? Funeral service was held at the residence In Elk township .Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. wynthla Hall, 87, who died Mon- j day. Rev. R'. Lu Isbell and Rev. EM Hodges conducted the service. Burial was in Elk Creek ceme tery. I Surviving Mrs. Hall are three d?jrhters and one son: Mrs.1 Bentley, Ferguson; Mrs.1 Late Adams, Yadkin Valley; Miss Eunice Hall, Ferguson; John W. Hall, New York City. , Musical Arts Club To Sponsor Program Of Christmas Music The Musical Arts club is spon soring the program of Christmas music tor the Wilkesboros this season and will hold the first practice in the North Wilkesboro First. Methodist church Sunday afternoon, October 23, at 2:45i o'clock. The group is hoping to1 get up a splendid performance | this year and will need the sup port and cooperation of a num ber of persons who sing, and is asking that anyone whether a member of the Musical Arts club or not, who would like to sing with the choral group to come out to the practice Sunday. The club is hoping too, to have a good number of men's voices, so all men who would like to contribute their part to ward making this program com plete please come out and help sing. Let us back up the efforts and the willing spirit of the di rectors, who are so graciously giving of their time and talent in trying to make this program of music worthwhile and one in 1 which the towns will be proud to have participated. Late News Notes On Farmers' Day Numerous favorable comments have been made relative to the excellent F armors' Day program carried out here last Thursday. In order to provide complete cov erage of the event, some of the comments are being reproduced, with news notes not heretofore mentioned. Farm Prizes Given J. S. Pardue with his covered wagon filled with farm tools won first prize for the most outstand ing unit entered by a farmer in , the parade. Second prize went to Buck Anderson for his one horse wagon and farm produce. I John Peden, with a wagon carry ing Brushy Mountain beagles and Pat Williams, won third prize. Movies and Pictures A motion pieture of the parade was made under auspices of the chamber of commerce and will be shown in the next few days to those who had entries in the parade. The movie will be avail able to civic groups, farm organ ization and schools by contacting the chamber of commerce. Pictures of parade units made by Stimson's studio 'are on dis play at the chamber of com merce office and are available to those interested. Three Bands Appreciated The Trade Promotion commit tee was very appreciative of the three bands. North Wilkesboro, Statesville and Appalachian school bandh. The bands added much to the parade. Traveling and meal expenses of the bands were furnished by the commit tee. Numerous Gifts The beauty queen, Miss Agnes Reynolds, received many valu able gifts given by merchants. In addition to the honor, the gifts made it .highly worthwhile to be rated tops in the contest. It was estimated that gifts given by merchants among the crowd attending totaled well over 200. Much time was consumed in giving away gifts, but it was an enjoyable part of the pro gram, especially for the recepi ents. Importance Poultry Shown Increase In number of parade units by the poultry industry was impressive and showed the im portance^! poultry in the busi ness of the county. In Farmers' Day parade this year were six teen units. Gardner Praises Event M. G. Gardner, head of the horticulture department of State College, commented as follows in a letter to Tom Jenrette, man ager of the Chamber of Com-1 merce, following Farmers' Day: | "I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed your Farmers' Day last Thursday. I think it was the best organized and di rected day of this kind that I have ever attended. I feel that I the Chamber of Commerce is do ing much to bring the town and 'rural people together. This is a most worthwhile project. "Please express my appreci ation to Bill Sturdivant and Mr. | Johnston for the courtesies ex tended us. Stag Ballentine and I I discussed your farmers' meeting and we could not remember 'when we had attended a better one. | t "Please also extend my thanks to the dignified "Bid" and Mr. Church." Dr. Wayland In ReligioHS Focus Week Mars Mare Hill.?Dr. John T. Way land, pastor of the First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, is one of the six visiting religious leaders who are taking part in Religious Focus Week at Mars Hill College October 17-21. Dr. Wayland is a graduate of Wake Forest College, the South ern Baptist Theological Semi nary, and the Yale Divinity School. During World War II he served as a chaplain in the U. S. Navy. Other eminent religious leaders who will lead the relig ious services during Religious Focus Week are Mr. James Ray, State Baptist Student Secretary of North Carolina; Miss Edith Arrington, student secretary Id the School of Nursing and the Bowman Gray School of Medi cine, Winston-Salem; Miss Max ine Garner, director of religious activities at W. C. U. N. C., Greensboro; Dr. J. Glenn Black burn, pastor of the Wake Fbrest | First Baptist church; and Dr. Clarence Jordan, who is connect ed with Koinonia Farm, Inc., Americus, Georgia. The theme for Religious Focus Week at Mars Hill is "Adventur ing with Christ." During the week the visiting speakers hold services in the daily chapel serv ices, seminars, and evening wor ship services. The week's relig ious activities are under the sponsorship of the Baptist Stu dent Union of the college and the faculty Religious Life and Training Committee. Board Directors In Monthly Meet Board of directors of the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce in October meeting Tuesday dis cussed a number of matters of interest here. The matter of the need of pub> lie telephones was taken np and the Central Telephone company reported that public telephones are available at Forester's Nu Way Service, Bus station, The Carolina Restaurant, Telephone office. Princess Cafe and Call Hotel in North Wilkesboro and at Smithey's Hotel in Wilkes boro. The board recommended to the town of North Wilkesboio that a study be made of the water system in the city. It was reported that the bus station is now open on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Doyce Thompson And The Four Tones To Be At Walnut Grove The public has a cordial invi tation to hear Doyce Thompson and The Four Tones, of Hender sonville, on Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 p. m. at Walnut Grove Baptist church at Pores Knob. All who enjoy good gos pel singing will not want to Miss this fine quartet. o House Passes Bills To Hike Federal Pay Washington, Oct. 17.?The House stamped its final approval today on two bills to raise the pay of rank-and-file government workers. The aggregate annuil benefit to some 1,385,000 per sons is estimated at $239,000, 000. The Senate is expected to ap prove the bills, a compromise be tween the versions approved ear lier by the two branches, and send the mon to the White House. RAMBLERS TO PLAY ELKS HERE, M. C. HERE; LIONS ARE AWAY Two home games are oil the football menu for local fans this week with the Wilkesboro-El kin game here Friday night be ing one of the season's top en gagements. Tonight Millers Creek will play Cove Creek here, eight o'clock. On Friday night the North Wil kesboro Mountain Lions will play in Statesville. t Championship of the Highland conference jjJll hinge squarely on the Wilkesboro-Elkin game here Friday night, eight o'clock. | Last year Wllkesboro took the championship by dealing the Bnckln Elks their only loss for the season. The Ramblers Friday night may repeat the perform-' ance or Elkin may turn the tables. Both are undefeated in the conference. The Mountain Lions are ex pected to bounce from their Elk in defeat and give Statesville a real battle. The Greyhounds of Statesville are 1948 champions of the South Piedmont confer ence, but have found the going rough this year. The Millers Creek game to night, eight o'clock, should pro vide plenty of thrills. Cove Creek has improved since their shel lacking here by Wilkesboro and In a recent game tied the strong Cranberry eleven. Celebrate Their 54th Wedding Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Wei borne, of Cycle, celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding annivers ary on Sunday, September 25th. Children and grandchil dren spread dinner on a large table in the yard. Open house was held from two until four p. m. Following the delicious dinner, special singing was rendered by two sons and two granddaughters. Lovely gifts from friends and relatives were given to Mr. and Mrs. Welbome. Coca-Cola Firm Receives Award Silver Bottle Trophy Given Local Firm For 100 Per Capita Production North Wilkesboro Coca-Cola Bottling company was cited at the Coca-Cola convention last week in Jacksonville, Florida, for an outstanding record of growth and progress, and was awarded a trophy consisting a silver Coca-Cola bottle. The trophy was presented to C. O. McNiel, representing the Coca-Cola Bottling com party here, for having a record of 100 bottles pdr capita in the -area served by the firm in 1948. The growth of the business is shown by the fact, that in 1941\ at the convention in Miami the local bottling firm was awarded a bronze bottle for having reached a production of 50 bottles per capita for the year. The company here serves the territory composed of Wilkes and Alleghany counties and parts of Surry and Yadkin. The convention last week was a business conference of bottlers in the southeastern division, con sisting of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mis sissippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. The convention mark ed the 50th anniversary of Coca Cola in bottles and the 63rd an nivesary of the Coca-Cola pro duct. In this connection it is in teresting to note that the Coca Cola Bottling company here was begun only ten years following the beginning of Coca-Cola in bottles and has been in operation 40 years. ? A total of 900 people, repre senting 257 plants, attended the Jacksonville convention. Mr. Mc . Niel was accompanied by Mrs. , McNiel and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Eller. While in Jacksonville Mr. Eller made a tour of schools in .that city and vicinity, j The awards were presented at a big banquet held Thursday j evening. The business sessions ; were interesting and helpful, j Some phases of business prob lems were dramatized by highly skilled actors at each session. ? : O Support The Scouts Flag And Bible At Cricket Sunday Junior Order lodge will pre sent the American flag and Bible to Union school at Cricket in a special program to be held at the school Sunday afternoon, Octob er 23, two o'clock. State Councilor of the Junior Order and the superintendent of the Children's Home at Lexing ton will be on the program. A singing class from the orphan age will also take part and a most impressive program will be carried out. Junior Order officers in an nouncement of the occasion urged all members to be present and issued a cordial invitation to the public to attend. o Republicans To Hear Wherry At Rally At Lenoir Senator Kenneth S. Wherry will be the principal speaker at a Republican rally sponsored by the North Carolina Young Re publicans in Lenoir on October 22. The meeting will be conduct ed in Lenoir's new $100,000 A merican Legion Home, and more than 1,000 people are expected to be on hand to hear the Sena tor broadcast his message to Republicans of North Carolina over a statewide hookup. The meeting is another in a series of efforts on the part of North Carolina Young Republi cans to awaken the voters of North Carolina and the South to the need of a two-party system. The meeting is scheduled to begin promptly at 7:00 p. m. The public is cordially invited. A testimonial dinner will be held at six p. m. at Carlheim ho tel. It is expected that many from Wilkes will attend the ral ly in Lenoir. o Key Club Donee At Gym Saturday The recently formed North Wilkesboro Key Club, is spon soring a Sock-Hop in the North Wilkesboro gymnasium at eight o'clock Saturday, October 22. Admission will be twenty cents for boys and all girls admitted free. All persons Interested are urged to attend and Join in, the fun. The event is sponsored by the Key Club with the twofold purpose of providing wholesome entertainment for 'teen agers and at the same time to raise funds for the Key Club project. Lott Funeral Is HeldjtaTuesday An impressive funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist church here for A. Teagle Lott, 44, who died Sunday in Mercy Hospital in Charlotte following a long ill ness. Mr. Lott was born and reared in Gainesville, Ga., coming to North Wilkesboro in 1926. He was well known in business life of the community and for sever al years was extensively engaged in the lumber business. Dr. John T. Wayland, pastor, conducted the funeral service and burial was in Greenwood ceme tery. Many beautiful flowers were fitting tokens of friendship from many friends and associates here and elsewhere. Pallbearers were Mark Phil lips, Harry Smallbones, William Osborne, T. E. Forester, Troy Perry and W. D. Halfacre. o Square Dance At Moravian Falls The numerous people who en joy square dances will be Inter ested in the announcement that a square dance will be held Sat urday night at the community house at Moravian Falls, for benefit of the community house fund. Stony Point string band will furnish music for the dance and a most enjoyable occasion is | assured. Legion To Meet Wilkes post of the American ? Legion will, meet tonight, eight 'o'clock, at the Legion and Auxil iary clubhouse. All members are I asked to attend. Industrial Workers Screened For T. 6. Dr. Mills Speaks ' At 8th District Medical Meeting Dr. James C. Mills, of North Wilkesboro, was on the program of the Bighth District Medical Society meeting in Leaksville yes terday, where he gave a talk on the subject of "Common Gyneco logical Problems.'' Others attending from -here were Dr. and Mrs. P. C. Hubbard, Dr. and Mrs. C. S. Sink and Dr. J. H. McNeill. Harvest Sale On Friday At Boomer A Harvest Sale will be held at the Boomer school house Fri day night, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 m. Proceeds will go to Zion Hill Baptist church. All kinds of products of the farm and home will be on sale, such a s vegetables, poultry. canned goods, meat, cakes, pies and handwork. Many things will make excellent Christmas gifts. The public is cordially Invited. K. Of P. News Notes North Wilkesboro Knights of Pythias lodge will meet Monday night, 7:30, for work in the first degree. A large attendance of members is earnestly requested. Ceremonial Saturday Ceremonial of Birjand Temple of Dokles will be held Satnrday night in Lenoir. Many Dokies from here are expected to attend and there will be a number of candidates from this community. o - Stone Mountain Singing October 30 Stone Mountain Singing asso ciation will convene with Piney Grove church Sunday, October 30, -beginning promptly at one, o'clock, according to announce ment of J. A. Gilliam, chairman.! All singers are invited to take1 part and the public has a cordial invitation to attend. Piney Grove j church is located four miles north of Dockery. o Coon Jams, 76, Is Claimed By Death1 Coon Jarvis, 76, widely known retired farmer of Union Grove, route 3, died unexpectedly at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday at his home of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for the past two years. Mr. Jarvis was born in Wilkes County Dec. 20, 1873, son of William and Nancy Roberts Jar vis. He was married to Miss Laura Fletcher of Iredell County Sept. 2, 18 94, and they moved to the present homeplace. Surviving are five children, David Jarvis of Greensboro, Clint Jarvis of Mooresville, Mrs. Tal madge L. Barker of Union Grove, Route 2, Mrs. Willie R. Wallace of Hamptonville and Miss Dot Jarvis of the home; eight grand children; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Miss Minda Jarvis of Union Grove, Route 2. Funeral services will be held at Grassy Knob Baptist Church at 2:30 m. Friday. The body will lie in state from 2 until 2:30 p. m. Rev. Grady D. White and Rev. C. C. Holland will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. o? 1950 P.M.A. Farm Program Begins The 1950 PMA Farm Pro gram, (formerly known as AAA) began Monday, October 17 th Maude S. Miller, secretary, In vites all farmers wishing to se cure Lime and Phosphate for fall for winter seeding to come by and sign their farm plan at an early date. Attention is directed to the fact that this Is a "Prior Approv al" program, and all producers must express their intentions and have them recorded on their farm plan In order to receive credit. Mrs. Miller also states that $85,633.00 had been allocat ed to Wilkes county for the com ing year and it is hoped that a larger number of the fanners will take advantage of the bene fits offered than ever before. Mobile Unit Is Used To X-Ray 1,500 Employes Task of screening industrial employes In this vicinity for tu berculosis has been completed, Dr. J. H. McNeill, chairman of the Wilkes chapter of the Tuber culosis Association, reported to day. Photofluorographic chest pic tures were made of 1,500 indus trial employes by a mobile unit furnished by the Tuberculosis Control division of the state board of health, and under spon-* sorship of the Wilkes health de partment. The work was instigat ed by the central committee of the Tuberculosis Association chapter here. Employers paid the cost of the project. All employes, including office personnel, of the following firms were screened: Wilkes Hosiery Mills Co., American Furniture Co., Turner-White Casket Co, Key City" Furniture Co., Grier Mills. Skyiral Textile Co., P. E. Brown LOtrffeer Co., Forest Fur niture Co. Films have been taken to Ra leigh to be developed and read and, all with any suspicious findings will be sent to the county tuberculosis hospital for a full size chest picture, which will enable physicians to make accurate diagnosis. Those doing the preliminvy clerical work in the screening pro ject were Mrs. Mary Moore Hix, Mrs. Annie Carrington, Mrs. Har ry Hettlger and Mrs". W. D. Half acre. Clerical work at the mo bile unit was given by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary. ^ The project will be use* ?>? 9 sampling procedure and results will be used In determining whe ther or not the T. B. committee will endeavor to purchase a unit for screening the entire local population. Any cases found will be isolat ed and all those who have been ^associated with them will be examined to ascertain whether or not they may have contracted tuberculosis. L L Critcher Taken By Death Boone. ? T^emuel Lafayette Critcher, 82 years old, retired merchant of Boone, died at Wa tauga Hospital Saturday from an illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were conduct ed from the late residence Mon day at 11 o'clock by Dr. W. G. Bond and Rev. Victor Trivett and interment was in the family plot in the community cemetery, Reins-Sturdivant being in charge of the details. Nearest surviving relatives are two brothers: G. F. and C. M. Critcher of Boone. There are several nephews and nieces. Mr. Critcher was born March 30, 1867, and was the eldest son of the late William J. and Martha Carolina Critcher of this county. He was married to Miss Lillie Howell of Boomer, Wilkes coun ty, and to the union one daugh ter was born, Royster. who died several years ago. For three weeks prior to his death he re sided at the home of a niece, Mrs. A. J. Edmisten and Mr. Ed misten. Mr. Critcher, for more than fifty years was engaged in the retail mercantile business. He conducted a retail * store on Howard's Creek before coming to Boone, where he built a store on the site of the present Appa lachian Book store, which he operated for many years. He later erected another store on Howard Street, which he opera ted until his retirement. o? Tacky School Play At Mount Pleasant An old fashioned tacky school play will be given at Mount Pleasant school Saturday night, October 29, 7:20, by the yonng women of the community. In ad dition to the tacky play, there will be a pie auction, cake walk and plenty of fun for all. Admis sion will be 10 and 25 cents.