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Vol. 43, No. 57
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
Wilkes Exhibit Draws Top Interest At State Fair
e of the most interesting exhibits in the history of the North Carolina State Fair
was put on this year by the Home Demon-tration club women of Wilkes county,
showing numerous ways to can apples. The exhibit was given wide publicity and at
tracted the attention of many high officials and agricultural authorities. The top photo
shows Governor W. Kerr Scott admiring the exhibit. Left to right in the picture are
Mrs. Ed Hendren, Wilkes Assistant Home Agent Ruth Thompson, Governor Scott,
Mrs. Hunter Church, Dr. J. S. Dorton, manager of the State Fair, and Mrs. Albert
"Baity. The lower photo shows more of the exhibit and at left is Mrs. Ed Bumgarner,
Home Agent Mrs. Annie H. Greene and Mrs. John Andrews. On the right is Mrs. D.
AE. Turner and Carl E. VanDeman, assistant county agent.
Apple Products Exhibit At N. C.
State Fair Creates Much Interest
(From the dome Agents' Office)
I'm wondering how many of
^*you knew that Wilkes county was
one of the six counties out of the
100 counties in the state select
^ ed to put on an exhibit at the
State Fair. We feel that this was
indeed a rare privilege.
The idea for this booth origi
nated two years ago at the
Brushy Mountain Fruit Growers
picnic. In making plans for the
program for this occasion, it was
decided to have Miss Rose Ell
wood Bryan, Food Conservation
Specialist from Raleigh, discuss
apple products with the women.
Miss Bryan and the Home Agents
decided that a display of canned
apple products would add a great
deal to the program. The time
element was most important as
we had about two weeks to work
i. op the exhibit. Cricket club was
scheduled to . meet the following
day, and for that reason they
were asked to work up the dis
play of apple products.
At the Fruit Growers picnic 42
various ways of conserving ap
ples were shown. Continued work
has followed by the HDC women
in the connty.
Last week at the State Fair 98
different ways of conserving ap
ples were shown. We also had on
display 24 trays and 9 bushels
of the various varieties of apples
grown in the Brushy Mountains.
The Home Demonstration Club
women feel greatly indebted to
the fruit growers for giving the
apples for our display. As you
can imagine, they added much
color and beauty and made our
exhibit much more attractive.
This exhibit has no doubt cre
ated more publicity for Wilkes
county and its apples than any
other thing that could have been
done. It was seen by at least 1-2
million people.
Among the dignitaries having
their pictures taken in our booth
were: Governor Kerr Scott, Sen
ator Clyde Hoey, Commissioner
of Agriculture L. Y. Ballentine,
and many others.
Everyone praised our booth
and found it hard to believe that
our apples could be so shiny and
not be waxed.
Some of the comments made
were rather amusing to us?such
Where is Wilkes county?
Did you really prow those ap
ples in Wilkes county?
Wilkes county?Is that in j
North Carolina or Virginia?
Do you really mean you have
98 canned apple products? Never
heard of anything except canned
apples, apple sauce, and apple
Are you going to sell the ap
ples and apple products? If not,
who can I contact to buy some?
Our booth was given publicity
by radio station WPTF and they
had the recipes mimeographed
for distribution to anyone re
questing them.
We would like to express our
deep appreciation to Carl Van
Deman for his loyal cooperation
in preparing the display.
We are very, very grateful to
those women who left their du
ties at home and went to Raleigh
to prepare the apples and apple
products for display. Enough
credit cannot be given these wo
men for the splendid way in
which they advertised Wilkes
county. The following women
made the trip to Raleigh and
did this work: Mrs. John An
drews,, Mrs. D. E. Turner. Mrs.
Ed Bumgarner, Mrs. Ed Hen
dren, Mrs. Hunter Church
Albert Baity. Their services was
a necessity because we had to
keep some one in the booth for
13 long hours each day to give
Information and answer the
many, many questions that were
asked about the apples and 98
apple products. You can't imag
ine how tiresome this can be un
til you have tried to answer the
thousands and thousands of
questions that were being asked
all of the time.
Our exhibit created so many
favorable comments that we
were asked by the Extension De
partment of State College to put
on this same exhibit next year
at Farm and Home Week. We
feel that this is definitely an out
standing recognition of the splen
did work that is being done in
Wilkes county by the Home Dem
onstration Club women.
North Carolina farmers grew
a total of 390,000 acres of oats
for grain in 1946.
Wilkesboro and Children's Home}
| football game, formerly sched-1
?led to be played in Memorial
pPark here Saturday night, has,
been postponed until Monday,
Weight, November 7, it was an- j
TT<(#unced today by Wilkesboro
Coach Marvin Hoffman. i
The game promises to be the
outstanding high school sports
attraction in northwestern North
Caj?lina this fall and is expected,
k to^kreak all attendance records at
Memorial Park. |
The game will match the two
highest scoring high school
elevens in the state. Children's |
Home is undefeated and is one
of the state's most powerful and
outstanding teams. Wilkesboro's
only loss this year was to Wil
mington, a double-A powerhouse
in the state.
Mountain Lions Vs. Barium
Here Friday night North
Wilkesboro Mountain Lions will
entertain another strong team
when they play Barium Springs
eleven. Barium Springs has lost
only to Children's Home and Lex
ington and represents a power in
the South Piedmont Conference.
Coach Tom Boyette is putting
the Mountain Lions through fast
paces this week In preperation for
the Friday night contest.
L And M Drivers
Must Get License
Before January 1
Automobile drivers whose sur
names begin with "L" or "M"
must secure their driver licenses
before the end of this calendar
From January 1 through June
30 drivers with surnames begin
ning with N, O, P and Q must get
their license.
Those due to get their license
before January 1 should lose no
time in securing them, because a
rush during the latter days of
the year may make it extremely
difficult for all to be examined
and licensed.
D.A.V. Meeting On
Tuesday Night 7:30
The Wilkes County Chapter
No. 33, Disabled American Veter
ans, will meet at 7:30 p. m. on
Tuesday night at the V.F.W! club
house for very important busi
ness. Mr. G. Fred Goodwin, V. A.
regional insurance officer, and
Mr. James K. Finch, D. A. V. na
tional service offiver of the V.
A. office in Winston-Salem, will
be guest speakers.
All disabled veterans of Wilkes
county are urged to be present,
whether members of the D.A.V
Chapter No. 33 or not. This in
cludes all war-service connected
disabled veterans of WW II, WW
I, or any battle or campaign reg
istered as a service connected in
jury, wound, disability or disease
from time of war.
Sawmill Operators,
Timbermen Field
Day At Frazier's
Site Selected For Annual
Event For Timbermen
and Sawmill Men
Sawmill and lumber plant of
Ralph Frazier near the highway
triangle in the northern part of
this city has' been setectod na site
for the sawmill and timbermen's
field day to be held November
11 under auspices of the Agricul
tural committee of the Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce.
Extension and farm foresters
will conduct sawing demonstra
tions prior to the noon hour.
Log scaling and methods of saw
ing for most efficient results will
be well demonstrated. Barbecue
lunch will be served at noon.
In the afternoon several tim
b e r thining demonstrations
will be carried out in the woods
near the Carolina Mirror plant,
where there will be demonstra
tions of various saws and axes
and contests will be held.
All sawmill operators and tim
ber owners are invited to the
field day.
Field days for high school stu
dents and veteran farm trainees
will be held at three points No
vember 8, 9 and 10.
Boys' field days will be held
November 8 at E. F. Edwards
farm and at Charlie Harrold's
farm. The afternoon field day for
veterans and adults will be at
the Edwards farm.
On November 9 boys will meet
in the morning at the B. S. Call
farm, with veterans and other
adults meeting at the same place
in the afternoon.
On November 10 boys will
meet at W. O. Huffman's farm.
The adult meeting for veterans
and others will be that afternoon
at the Shelmer D. Blackburn
Mrs. Dessie Wiles
Claimed' By Death
Funeral service was held Sun
day at Bethany Baptist church
for Mrs. Dessie E. Wiles, 69. wife
of E. M. Wiles, resident of the
Bethany community, who died
Friday. Rev. J. M. Bryant and
Rev. George Curry conducted the
last rites.
Surviving Mrs. Wiles are her
husband, E. M. Wiles, two sons
and three daughters: D. M.
Wiles, Asheville; H. M. Wiles,
North Wilkesboro route two;
Mrs. Claude Poplin, Ronda; Mrs.
C. C. Wood, Hays; Mrs. Irvin
Sparks, Ronda.
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Delia Handy Rites
Conducted Thursday
Funeral service was held to
day at Piney Grove church for
Delia Handy and two Infants,
who died here Tuesday. Surviv
ing are four brothers, J. R. Han
dy of Abshers, Will Handy of
Savannah', Ga., Thomas Handy,
of North Wilkesboro star route,!
and Homer Handy, rf Abshers. j
Whereas, the Optimist Club of the City of .
North Wilkesboro has performed a service to
the community in its work as a service organi
zation and in furtherance of its slogan as a
"FHend To The Boy;" and,
Whereas, the week of November 6-13,
1949, has been designated as Optimist Week
through the international area wherein Optimist
Clubs are active;
Now, Therefore, I do proclaim that the City
of North Wilkesboro shall observe this week
of November 6 to 13, 1949 as Optimist Week in
and for the City of North Wilkesboro, and I
further call upon all of the citizens of this com
munity to join with this city government in such
Done this 25th day of October, 1949.
R. T. McNIEL, Mayor.
Make Progress On
Raising Funds For
Baseball Deficit
At a mass meeting held Thurs
day night in the North Wilkes
boro town hall progress was re
ported on the drive to raise $5,
000 in order that professional
baseball may continue here and
teams were appointed to con
tinue the work to successful com
It was pointed out, however,
that it will take the combined
efforts of all those who enjoy
the national pastime who
want baseball to continue here
for the good of the community
and the entire county. The group
of fans spearheading the cam
paign promised faithful work to
give all an opportunity to help
in this crisis, either by direct
contribution or purchase of stock
in the club. About $2,000 has
been raised.
Larry Moore, business manager
of the club during the past two
years, reported to. those present
the financial condition of the
club, which was brought about by
a number of factors, principally
an abnormally large number of
games rained out. Seven of eight
Saturday night games, he said,
were rained out and Saturday is
always the best drawing date
here. Seven August games were
rained out, representing a loss of
over $4,000.
Mr. Moore gave optimistic re
ports of the coming season. He'
said indications are that the
Blue Ridge League will continue
with about the same lineup of
teams and will be in a stronger
position than last year.
For local prospects he reported
that Bernie Loman, of Greens
boro, younger brother of the
dynamic Henry "Flash" Loman,
has been contacted to take the
job as playing manager and has
indicated he will accept if the
future of baseball here can be
assured in the next week or ten
days. In 1948 Bernie started as
manager of Leaksville in the
Blue Ridge and had his team a
way out in front when Manny
Winegarten's scandal in another
league caused the wrecking jf
the Leaksville team and its sub
sequent transfer to Abingdon,
In the past season Bernie
played for Florence, S. C., in the
class B Tri-State league, whe-e
for almost the entire season he
lead that class B league in hit
ting and aided Florence greatly
to an easy championship. In the
Blue Ridge league he would be
a favorite to cop league batting
honors, being a powerful and
consistent hitter. At Leaksville
he demonstrated his ability to
handle ball players to win the
greatest possible number o t
games. It is the club's Intention
to give Bernie the go-ahead sign
al if fans and supporters rally
'o wipe out the financial deficit
here and assure baseball's future.
The club plans a number of steps
to minimize the likelihood of a
recurring deficit here next sea
Army Recruiter Is
Going To School
S(?t. Earl Trlplett, army re
cruiter in this area, will leave
today for Fort McPherson, Ga.,
where he will attend an army
recruiters' school for ten days.
Any in this area who wish to
enlist in the army before Sgt.
Trlplett returns November 15
may fro direct to the Lenoir of
fice, Sgt. Trlplett said..
mnort the Y. M. C. A.
Ladies Of Baptist
Home Plan Dinner
The ladies of Baptist Home
church wish to announce to their
friends and patrons the postpone
ment of their regular monthly
dinners to allow more time in
the preparation of their Thanks
giving dinner.
A turkey dinner will be served
on Thanksgiving Day from 12:00
until 8:00 p. m. Plates will be
$1.00 for adults and 50c for chil
dren. Tickets are now on sale by
contacting any church member.
For reserved tables call 51-F-13.
"Make this holiday a holiday a
way from home; bring the family
and friends out and enjoy a tur
key dinner home style", the an
nouncement said.
"Laff It Off" To Be
Wilkesboro Play
A baby contest will be held in
conjunction with the production,
"Laff It Off" which is being pro
duced under the auspices of the
Wilkesboro Business and Profes
sional Men's club and which will
be presented on Thursday and
Friday, November 10-11 in the
Wilkesboro high school auditor
ium. Proceeds will be used for
benefit of the Wilkesboro high
school band.
It's one cent a vote and who'll
be the winner in this newest of
contests is the question the en
tire community is asking.
The contestants in this clever
contest are between the ages of
2 and 6 and are sponsored by the
leading merchants.. Contestants
in the Tiny Tot contest will be
introduced on the first night and
the winners will be crowned the
King and Queen of Toyland on
the second night.
The contest closes at 4:00 p.
m. on Friday, November 11th.
Watch the vote boxes in the
stores sponsoring your favorite
contestant and watch the bulletin
board in Gray Furniture Com-|
pany's window for the daily I
score. It will be posted each day. j
For information about entering 1
your child in this Tiny Tot Pop-i
ularity contest contact Mrs. A. R.'
Gray, Jr., contest chairman, by,
telephoning 23-R.
The average lint yield of the
11 prize winners in the North
Carolina Five-Acre Cotton Con
test last year was 1,301 pounds1
per acre. The average yield of
all 451 contestants was 854
pounds per acre, nearly double
the State average, which w&s on
ly 447 pounds per acre.
Holiday Street
Lighting Will Be
Greatly Improved
Aluminum And Laurel Rop
ing, More Lights To Be
Added to Streamers
Trade Promotion committee of
the Wilkes Chamber of Com
merce has completed plans for
the most extensive and attractive
j holiday lighting ever devised for,
[streets of the Wilkesboros.
The lights will go on simul
taneously in all areas on Friday
night, November 25, day after
Thanksgiving, and remain on
through December 26.
The area to be lighted this
year will include: Main street of
Wilkesboro from Midway west to
the postoffice; in North Wilkes
boro?A street from 8th to 10th;
B street from 5th to 10th; 9th
from A to D; 10th from A to D.
The entire lighting plan will
include 68 street streamers. Thir
ty-one of these streamers will
have stars in the center and will
contain twice as many bulbs as
last year. The 31 streamers with
stars will have laurel roping. The
37 streamers without stara will
have aluminum garland roping.
This is made of highly polished
aluminum, which gives great re
flection of light, day or night and
will be used extensively in light
ing plans of many large cities
throughout the country.
The plan Included almost a
mile of electric wiring, with 2,
400 bulbs plus the number in
the 31 stars. Laurel and alumi
num roping will total approxi
mately 2,000 yards.
W. G. Gabriel, chairman of
the sub-committee in charge of
making the overall plan, said
that the lighting will be the
most varied and most attractive
in the history of the commun
ity. The committee believes that
the lightiiig will be as good as
any in the state in proportion to
funds expended and represents
the maximum that can be pro
vided with the present budget.
Optimist Club
Work Is Praised
By Officials Here
"Optimist Week, November 6
to 13, 1949,'' was officially de
clared today in a proclamation
issued by R. T. McNiel, mayor of
North Wilkesboro.
"It is gratifying to see" that a
group of business and profession
al leaders here in North Wilkes
boro have banded together for
the purpose of rendering a real
service to all of us in further
ance of their club slogan as a
"Friend To The Boy," Mayor
McNiel said.
E. R. Eller, president of the
Optimist Club of North Wilkes
boro, accepted the original proc
lamation on behalf of his club.
"Community recognition of our
effort to improve our boys is a
reward we are proud to receive,"
said Mr. EJler. "We will try to
justify the Mayor's praise?but
more than that, we will continue
to work to the end that every
person here in North Wilkesboro
accepts the growth and progress
of our youth as his personal re
sponsibility. Once this has been
accomplished, we need have no
fears of delinquency and misled
youth." ? ?
Miss Kate C. Ogilvie, Junior
Red Cross chairman tor Wilkes
county, has announced that the
Junior Red Cross enrollment for
1949 will be conducted in the
Wilkes county schools in Novem
ber, the date which is always set
nationally. Last year in the U. S.
19,414,000 school pupils enroll
ed for service in the Junior Red
Cross. Most of the Wilkes coun
ty schools voluntarily enrolled.
Activities in the Junior Red
Cross develop boys and girls
through service to others. The
American Junior Red Cross was
first organized in 1917 by Presi
dent Wilson during World War
Some activities which Miss
Ogilvie and her committees have
planned for the year include
services to veteran's hospitals,
children's wards of civilian hos
pitals, services to the Wilkes T.
B. Sanitorium, participation in
the National Children's Fund and
in the Overseas Gift Box pro
gram. According to Miss Ogilvie,
Junior Red Cross Gift Boxes
packed with educational and
health articles for children in
war-devastated countries may be
turned in to the Red Cross by
Thanksgiving for Christmas dis
tribution overseas.
A goal of 100 per cent has
been set for enrollment of the
Wilkes schools. School pupils are
then not solicited during the
adult Red Cross campaign in
March. Posters and supplies for
the enrollment drive are being
furnished each school and offici
als in charge of each school have
received letters requesting their
Miss Ogilvie and Roby R.
Church, chapter chairman, are
seeking the cooperation of par
ents and school officials in con
ducting a successful Junior Red
Cross program in Wilkes county
during the current school ses

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