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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
orth Wilkesboro baa a
Trading radius of 60 miles,
ierving 1^0,000 people in
Northwestern Carolina.
V#J. 43, No. 56 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH W1LKESBORO, N. C? Thursday, October 27, 1949 ^Aake North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
r In response to a request of the
board of directors, the Educa
tion Committee of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce is making
a study of educational needs In
Wilkes county.
At the meeting of the commit
tee Monday night, with Chairman
Paul Osborne presiding*the prin
cipal topic was the proposed con
solidation of Wilkesboro and
North Wilkesboro high schools
into a central unit.
In order to get a cross section
of opinion, the chamber of com
merce is sending a questionnaire
to all members. Various phases
of the proposal are explained and
?he following questions are ask
ed: What are legal angles involv
tai? How can a consolidated
nt^h school be brought about? Is
this the time to consider consoli
dation? Why have a consolidated
central high school? Where
tshould the central high school
be located.
The questionnaires are being
mailed this week with the re-;
quest that members fill them out
and return them by November 2.
The committee is encouraging
other civic organizations to make
similar surveys of public opinion
among their respective member
Girl Scout Week
To Begin Sunday
Observance of Girl Scout Week
begins Sunday, October 30 th with
the 11 o'clock service at the
North Wilke8boro Presbyterian
It is hoped that all Girl Scouts,
Leaders, Committee Members
and Council Members will meet
the church for this service.
All Girl Scouts are asked to
gather at 10:50 Sunday ^norning
at the 8th Street entrance of
the Presbyterian church in
North Wilkesboro, for the morn
ing service. All scouts are asked
to be in uniform and on time in
order to attend in a body.
Students Working
In Speech Contest
High school students of the
Wilkes County high schools are
at work on five minute speeches
they will give in the "Voice of
-Democracy" contest that will bej
Tield over Radio Station WKBC,
beginning Oct. 27 through Nov.
9, it was announced today by
John T. Cashion, president Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce.
The contest for high school
students is being conducted here
as a part of the nationwide
"Voice of Democracy" contest
sponsored for the second year by
fthe United States Junior Cham
ber of Commerce, the National
' Association of Broadcasters and
the Radio Manufacturers Asso
Scout Campaign
Breakfast Well
Attended Here
The kick-off breakfast inaugu
rating the annual general solici
tation in the Boy and Girl Scout
finance campaign was held Tues
day morning, October 25 at the
Carolina Restaurant.
Y T. E. Story served as chair
man of the meeting and intro
duced the main speaker, Hubert
Stuckey, Deputy Regional Di
rector of Atlanta. Mr. Sutckey
gave a brief inspirational talk to
the members of the canvassing
group as they were about to be
gin their solicitation campaign.
Mr. Lewis Nelson, local chair
man of the advance gifts com
mittee reported that over half of
the budget jhad already been
raised but that a thorough cover
age of the remaining citizens
would be necessary to secure the
A report on the results of the
^advance gifts campaign through
out the Council was made by W.
?4t. Sturdivant, Council chairman.
Mrs. W. K. Sturdivant and
Ira Payne represented the
frl Scouts at the meeting. At
the close of the breakfast the
twenty-six canvassing teajns left
to launch the final phase of the
drive which closes Wednesday
nigiK- Canvassers were reminded
jlu <ftiiiilisnln) the fact that the
drive covered the financial bud
gets of both the Boy Scouts and
the Girl Scouts.
Heads Scout Drive
Howard Ford Is
Campaign Head
Of Scout Council
Chairman Appointed For
Phases of Work In Dis
tricts Of Council
Announcement of the appoint
ment of Reverend Howard Ford,
pastor of the First Baptist
church, Elkin, as general cam
paign chairman of the Old Hick
ory Council, Boy Scouts of Amer
ica, financial campaign to raise
funds for the 1950-51 Budget,
has been made by John Brown,
council president.
The campaign is now in pro
gress in the following counties,
l headed by the following county
I campaign chairmen: Ashe, Ro
ibert D. McNeill; Elkin-Yadkin,
Lin Hendren; Stokes, Vance Pep
per; Watauga, Alfred Adams,
Clyde R. Greene; Wilkes, Joe
Barber. (Forsyth and -Surry
Counties contribute through
Community Chests).
Serving with Mr. Ford as his
assistant is R. Lewis Alexander,
attorney, of Elkin.
The Reverend Mr. Ford is a
graduate of Wake Forest Col
lege and Southwestern Theologi
cal Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas;
past chairman of the Wilkes
county war fund drive during
the late War, and was chairman
of the American Red Cross drive
of Elkin, for the past 3 years. He
was recently elected president
of the Elkin Kiwanis club.
R. Lewis Alexander is a vet
eran of World War II, a former
Eagle Scout, and a graduate of
Wake Forest College Law School,
and active in the civic affairs of
his community.
"The Campaign," says Mr. |
Ford, "offers all of us an op
portunity to invest in the future
of our youth in our own com
munity and the communities that
make up our land. We have a
service, an idea, a program to
sell, our appeal, not a selfish
one, but an unselfish one." /.
Organization of the various
districts which comprise Old
Hickory Council has been com
pleted. Heading the Advance
Gifts committee is W. K. Sturdi
vant, prominent business man of
North Wilkesboro, who has been
identified with civic activities
throughout northwest North Car
olina. Serving with him are:
Ashe, James H. Owen; Elkin
Yadkin, Rev. Ralph Ritchie;
Stokes, Bill Fulton, Bill Law;
Watauga, Stanley Harris; Wilkes,
L. M. Nelson.
Deputy Regional Executive
Herbert Stuckey, from Atlanta,
Georgia, is now meeting with
the various groups of workers
and assisting in the final wind
up of "the Campaign, which is ex
pected to be concluded on Oc
tober 30.
Council finance chairman is H.
Banks Newman, Winston-Salem
businessman. Old Hickory Coun
cil Scout executive is W. E.
Vaughan-Lloyd, Winston-Salem,
and two assistants, field execu
tive, Jacques Phelps, Winston
Salem, and Joe Edwards, North
Wilkesboro. Alphonse Daye, Win
ston-Salem, is council publicity
chairman. District publicity
chairmen are: Ashe, James H.
Owen; Elkln-Yadkin, Charles
Utley; Stokes, Vance Pepper;
Surry. Carl Baber; Watauga,
Tommie Thompson.
Future Of Baseball
Here At Stake In
Meeting Tonight
With the future of base
ball in North Wilkesboro
definitely at stake, a
mass meeting of all inter
ested in baseball here
will be held tonight, ? :30,
in the North Wilkesboro
town hall.
Every person, man,
boy or girl, who wants to
see baseball continue here
is urged to attend the
mass meeting tonight.
Wilkesboro Men's
Club Endorses
School Merger
At the regular meeting of the
Wilkesboro Business and Profes
sional Men's Club held at the
community building In Wilkes
boro Tuesday night, unanimous
endorsement was given to the;
proposed consolidation of the
high schools in the Wilkesboros.
This action followed an Inform
al talk by Representative T. E.
Story and a round table discus
sion by members present.
President William C. Gray
opened the meeting by calling
on Edward McEntire to pro
nounce the Invocation. Guests
present were: Dr. W. C. Hayes
with Hadley Hayes; Hal Snyder
with George Childers, and Pres
ident Gray had as his guests Rep.
Story and Bob Smoak.
Rep. Story told the club in
detail about the many advantages
I to be derived from the establish
ment of a central high school for
the Wilkesboros with a modern
building and equipment for vo
cational training. He also told
of several proposed methods of
accomplishing the consolidation
and the legal angles Involved.
Members present expressed much
interest in the proposal and en
tered freely in the dlscussfdft bf
the matter.
Meeting Hour Changed
The hour of the club's meeting
has been changed from 7:00 p.
m., to 6:30 p. m. and all mem
bers are urged to note change
in the meeting hour. The club
meeting voted to move up the
meeting time by one-half hour
at the meeting Tuesday night.
Contribute To Boy-Girl Scout
The club voted to contribute
the sum of $25.00 to the current
Boy-Girl Scout fund. The cam
paign is now on to raise the sum
| of $5,400 for promoting Scout
work in the county and in the
Old Hickory council.
Passenger Train
Here Discontinued
For Lack Of Coal
The Southern Railway Corpo
ration has announced the discon
tinuance of several trains during
the coal shortage-brought about
by striking miners.
The passenger train between
North Wilkesboro and Winston
Salem was one of several tem
porarily discontinued, but which
will resume operations when the
coal strike ends.
Deacon Ordination
At Baptist Service
Six men who were recently
elected to the deaconate of the
First Baptist church will be in
stalled at a special service Sun
day evening at 7:30 o'clock. Dr.
O. T. Binkley, professor of
Christian Ethics at the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in
Louisville, Kentucky, will preach
the sermon. Other Baptist min
isters will be present and take
part In the service. The men who
were recently elected deacons
are Claude Canter, A. M. Church,
Monroe Eller, Joe Godbey, Dr.
J. H. Sowder, Wade Wallace and
J. H. Whicker. Other men who
are now active deacons and will
take part in the service are W.
O. Absher, chairman, J. Q. Ad
ams, J. E. Caudill, Rufus Church,
D. E. E-lledge, C. B. Eller, Max
Moster, U. W. Foster, W. R.
Harmon, L. E. Harris, Tom Jen
rette, C. B. Lomax, R. T. Mc
Neil, W. K. Sturdivant, Maurice
j Walsh, Clarence Wiles, and J.
' Floyd Woodward. The public is
J cordially invited to be present
land hear Dr. Binkley.
Larceny, Forgery
Counts Charged
Against 4 Men
One Charged With Entering
Newton's Department
Stpre In This Citv
Police Chief J. E. Walker re
ported here today that a num
ber of arrests hare been made
in clearing up some larceny and
forgery cases here.
Claude Combs, a local resident
for several months, was arrested
for breaking and entering New
ton's Department Store recently.
At the time of the theft, when
the store was entered from the
back, the management reported
missing a number of suits, pants,
shirts, socks and other items in
a certain size range. When ar
rested Combs was wearing pants
and shoes identified as coming
from the store and in his room
other items were found that
were declared to be among the
stolen goods.
Combs has filled bond for
trial in Wilkes superior court. j
Coy Glenn Vickers and Arvin!
Davis, of this city, were arrest
ed here on charge of forgery.
They are alleged to have forged i
and cashed checks on Ralph Fra-I
zier, local lumber dealer. Six
forged checks ranging from $40
to $71 dollars were cashed in
Lenoir and Elkin. They have also
filled bonds for superior court
Grover Gwyn Pennell was ar
rested at a local bank while try
ing to cash a check with the
name of T. O. Minton forged.
Pennell denied the forgery
charge, saying he received the
check from another person, who
has not been taken. Hearing for
Pennell * will be in city court here
Walker said.
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To Be Dedicate)]
Sunday, Oct. 30tli
Dedication service of Cranber
ry Baptist church, located near
Roaring River, will be held on
Sunday, October 30.
In the program of the dedica
tion service will be presentation*
of key, by Millard Mathis, chair
man of the Building committee
in ' charge of erecting the new
brick structure. Mrs. Lois J.
Roberts, church clerk, will give
the history of the church, which
is one of the oldest in the county.
Following the act of dedica
tion by the minister and the
people Rev. L. T. Younger, pas
tor, will lead the prayer of dedi
Dr. John T. Wayland, pastor of
the First Baptist church in
North Wilkesboro, will deliver
the dedicatory sermon.
After the lunch period will be
singing by Pleasant Hill male
choir and by other visiting sing
Food Sale Saturday
The Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of Union Methodist
church will sponsor a food sale
at Belk's Department store Sat
urday, Oct. 28th, beginning 9:00
a. m. Proceeds will go to the
Attend Meeting
Furniture Makers
Held In Asheville
Local furniture manufacturing
firms were well represented at
the annual meeting of the South
ern Furniture Manufacturers As
sociation held at Grove Park Inn
in Asheville Monday and Tues
day. y
Those attending Included: N.
O. Smoak and Bob Smoak, of
Forest Furniture Co.; J. E. Cau
<3111, of Key City Furniture Co.;
John E. Justice. Jr., of Oak Fur
niture Co., president of the as
sociation; Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Moore, of Home Chair Co.
Dr. Harrison Is
Optimist Speaker
Lieutenant Governor O f
This District Visits Local
Civic Club
Dr. L>. G. Harrison, of High
Point, lieutenant governor of
the eighteenth Optimist district, I
delivered an inspiring address I
on "optimism" at the meeting of |
the local Optimist club held,
Tuesday noon at Hotel Wilkes, j
Dr. Harrison, who is also pres
ident of the High Point club,
brought a fine message to the
club. He told of the great joy
to be derived from doing some
thing for the boy and spoke of
the splendid accomplishments of
the High Point club which is now
establishing a community center
for the boys (and girls) of High
Point. Dr. Harrison stressed the
point to do something for your
fellowman. He also referred to
"Optimist Week" which will De
observed locally the week of
November 6-13. Dr. Harrison's
visit was thoroughly enjoyed by
club members.
Guests present at the meeting
included: J)r. Henry Landon with
Fred E. Bauguss; Gilbert Dancy
with President E. R. Eller. Invo
cation was spoken by Dr. John
T. Wayland, after singing three
verses of "America."
Blue Ridge Singing
At Welcome Home
Fifth Sunday session of the
Blue Ridge Singing Association
will be held Sunday, October 30,
with Welcome Home Baptist
church near Cricket, Chairman
T. A, Eller has announced.
All singers are invited to take
part in the singing, which will
begin at one p. m.
Southside Singing
At Boomer Sunday
Fifth Sunday singing of the
Southside Singing Association
will be held at Zion Hill church
at Boomer Sunday, October 30,
F. J. McDuffie, chairman, an
nounced today. He invited all to
take their song books and plenty
of dinner and enjoy the day to
Notice To Members
Miller's Creek Club
All members of the Millers
Creek Home Demonstration club
who will help serve refreshments
at the Hallowe'en party at Mil
lers Creek school Friday evening
are asked to be at the school at
First college football game In
the history of North Wilkesboro
will be played in Memorial Park
here on the night of November
10 when the Baby Mountaineers
of Appalachian College play the
Ca+awba college B team.
Sponsoring this college B team
game will be the North Wilkes
boro Quarterback club. Jack
Swofford, Quarterback club pres
ident, said today that arrange
ments for the game have been
completed and that the game is
expected to draw a capacity
crowd. Memorial Park here will
seat approximately 3,000, with
standing room for more.
The Appalachian B team is un
defeated to date and the Cataw
ba B team is also power-laden
this season. It is predicted that
the B squads will put on a game
equal in thrills to the big show
of the varsities.
Of particular interest in this
area will be the appearance of
former high school stars from
Wilkesboro on the Appalachian
team. Jack Groce, Wilkesboro
backfield star this year, started
out on the Baby Mountaineers
team but was too valuable with
that eleven and was quickly
moved up to the varsity, where
he has romped to three touch
downs in two crucial games. It
is expected, that Jack may be
used to some extent in the game
Bill Whittington, Wilkesboro
high school quarterback during
the'long unbeaten record of the
Wilkesboro eleven, will see ac
tion in the game for Appalach
ian. BUI injured a knee in early
training and has been out of ac
tion for weeks bat is expected to
be ready in time for the game
Speaks To Optimists
Merchants Meet
Friday Morning
To Plan Lights
Holiday Lighting Plan For
Streets To Be Adopted
At Meeting
Trade Promotion committee
of the Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce will meet Friday, 9:30 a.
m., to make definite plans for
i holiday lighting of streets in the
A sub-committee with W. G.
Gabriel as chairman has made a
study of suggested changes and
additions and these recommenda
tions will be placed before the
entire committee Friday morning.
With Mr. Gabriel on the commit
jtee were Gilbert Bare, Fred Hen-1
l derson, Russell Gray, Robert S.
Gibbs, L S. Spainhour, Roy
Wells and Tom Jenrette.
Some of the changes from last I
year considered included addi
tion of sockets and lights on
streamers, additional fixtures in
centpr of streamers, laurel or
metallic roping.
Collection of funds for Christ
mas lighting is in progress and I
satisfactory returns have* been'
made from portions of the towns \
Sprinkle's Barber
Shop Is Now Open
Sprinkle's Barber Shop is now
open for business on Ninth street
in the Wilkes Drug store build
ing. The shop is owned and ope
rated by P. E. Sprinkle, well
known local barber who has had
many years' experience in the
business. The new shop is modern
in every way, and all of the best
barber supplies are used. Sprink
le's Barber Shop telephone num
ber is 942.
Shaw To Address
Farm Bureau Nov.
First At Ronda
Flake Shaw, of Greensboro,
j secretary of the North Carolina
[State Farm Bureau, will address
I the Wilkes Farm Bureau at a
rally to be held at Ronda Tues
day, November 1.
C. E. Tharpe, of Ronda, presi
dent of the Farm Bureau in
Wilkes, announced the rally and
stated that a barbecue supper
will be served at seven p. m. All
1 Farm Bureau members and oth
ers interested are invited.
Funeral On Friday
For Mr. Hutchens
Funeral service for Commo
wore Hutchens, 66, well known
! resident of the Buck community
who died Wednesday, will be
(held Friday, two p. m., at Pleas
; ant Grove Baptist church. Rev.
Ed Hayes and Rev. Lee Minton
will conduct the service.
Mr. Hutchens was a son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. James Hutch
ens. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Maggie Adams Hutchens; one
son, Hoover Hutchens of Wilkes
I boro; two sisters, Mrs. J. J
Nichols of Wilkesboro and Mrs
i Annia Parsons of Buck; five
i brothers, P. C., John and Eugene
> Hutchens, of Winston-Salem, J
> j B. Hutchens of Elkin and Wll
' Hutchens of Buck.
Three Field Days
Fer School Boys,
Veteran T rainees
November 8-9-10 Dates;
Sawmill and Timbermen
Field Day Nov. 11
Three days, November 8, 9 and
10, have been - set for forestry
field days for high school boys,
men in veterans farm training
i and other interested adults in
Wilkes county, and a field day
for sawmill operators and tim
bermen will be held on Novem
ber 11, E. G. Finley, chairman of
the Forestry division of the
Agricultural committee of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce,
announced today.
Because of its great import
ance to the economic welfare of
the .county, the chamber of com
merce devotes much attention te
forestry and the field days make
up one of the most important
agricultural projects in the coun
Howard Colvard, assistant
county agent, selected the high
school boys who will participate.
Selection was based on a teat and
facilities for forestry work on
farms where the boys live.
Timber Thinning, stand im
provement and planting will be
demonstrated with the boys und
er supervision of the forestry di
vision of the extension service of
State College, headed by R. W.
Graeber, extension forester. Co
operating with the extension
service and county agent's of
fice will be the Soil Conservation
Service, Veterans Farm Train
ing, Triple A and Farm Home
On November 8 at nine a. m.
boys from Roaring River, Ronda.
Clingman and Benham schools
will attend the demonstration at
IX F. Edwards' farm. At nine u.
m. on the same date boys from
Mountain View, Traphill and
Mulberry schools will be at Char
lie Harrold's farm. On Novem
ber 8 at 1:30 p. m. Ronda, Cling
man and Mountain View section
2 farm training veterans and
other adults will be at the E.
F. Edwards' farm.
On November 9, nine a. m.
boys from Wilkesboro, North
Wilkesboro and Ferguson schools
will meet at the B. S. Call farm.
At 1:30 in the afternoon of the
same date farm training veter
ans and other adults will meet
at the same site.
On November 10 boys from
Millers Creek and Mount Pleas
ant schools will meet at nine a.
m. at W. O. Huffman's farm.
Also at nine a. m. on Novem
ber 10 will be the demonstration
at Dien Harris farm in the Edge
wood community for boys of
Lincoln Heights school and farm
training veterans under supervis
ion of George Corbett.
At 1:30 p. m. November 10
farm training veterans and oth
er adults will attend the demon
stration at Shelmer D. Black
burn's farm (former Bob Eller
farm). This is for Millers Creek,
Mulberry divisions of veterans
farm training and all other
Attention is called to the fact
that all adults are invited to the
demonstrations set for veteran
trainees and adults and all tim
berland owners are especially in
School boys selected for the
field days are asked to go di
rectly to the farms selected,
where attendance will be check
ed. Following the field day dem
onstrations they will proceed to
their schools in time to get to
school by noon.
Sawmill, Timbermen Day
Site will be selected soon for
the field day demonstrations for
sawmill operators and timber
men. The morning part of the
day will be spent at a sawmill.
J. P. Choplln, county agent, will
open the program and the first
item will be a log scaling dem
onstration and demonstration of
log grading rules. Actual sawing
demonstrations will follow. Din
ner will be served and greetings
will be extended by Chamber of
Commerce officials.
The afternoon will be spent
in the woods in timber demon
strations. Saw and axe companies
will conduct demonstrations and
there will be chopping and saw
ing contests.
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