* CITY brth Wilkesboro baa a ding radius of 50 miles, serving I'M) ,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 StfiMQtt&n 74* back the 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 as: 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 jelly. 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-CHILDREN'S HOME OAME TO BE ON MONOAY NIGHT 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 year. 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 farm. o 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. o ? 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 MAYOR McNIEL PROCLAIMS OPTIMIST WEEK HERE, 6-13 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 observance. 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 pletion. 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, Va. 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 son. 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. o 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." ? ? JUNIOR RED CROSS CAMPAIGN; OVERSEAS GIFT BOX ACTIVITY 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 I. 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 cooperation. 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 sion.