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seWing 1^0,000 people in
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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
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
" 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
^ 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
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
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.
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#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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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Support The Scouts
Flag And Bible
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.

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