CITY jrth Wilkesboro has a tding radius of 60 miles, servir.g l^O.OOO people ii> Northwestern Carolina. THE JOURNAL-PATRIOT The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years ? StwmftAem *74* yftm o/ BACK THE 4 Vol. 43, No. 60 Published Mondays and Thursdays NORTH WiLKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, November 10, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center ARCHITECTS' DRAWINGS WILKES GENERAL HOSPITAL mWWWWVWWtWWWWVMWWWWWWVWMWVWMMMWWVWWWWWMWWWMWI These drawings give a preview of what the new Wilkes General Hospital will look like when complet ed. The 100-bed institution will be located on the hill <?. just west of Gaddy Motor company on the north side of highway 421. The top photo shows how the hospital v will look from highway 421 and the lower photo shows the view of the hospital as it will appear on tb opposite side, which will have parking space and b itifully landscaped grounds. Bids for construction of the hospital were opened here Nov. 1 by repre sentatives of the State Medical Care Commission and hospital trustees. The board of trustees is as follows: J. R. Hix, chairman, R. G. Finley, treasurer, W. K. Sturdivant, G. G. Foster, Henry L. Moore, A. F. Kilby, J. B. Carter, E. F. Gardner and P. W. Eshelman. Ac cording to the low bids submitted for rarious phases of construction, the completely equipped hospital will cost $947,000, representing the lowest bids submitted in the state for a 100-bed hospital. C.pera Group Will Sing; Here Friday Miss Ellen Robinson, president of the Musical Arts Club, has an nounced the personnel of the North Carolina group which will appear at the Woman's Club Friday evening, November 11th, at 8:00 o'clock. They are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. J-Bird, Mrs. J. T. Lynn, accom panist; Miss Peggy Taylor, Miss Marie VanHoy, Mr. A. T. Fletch er, and Mr. David Witherspoon. Each of these stngers has an impressive background of inten sive musical training, having succeeded by appearances with many well known opera com panies throughout the United States. The program which the group ?has selected to present in North j Wilkesboro is one that aptlyj fulfills the organization's chief I purpose?making classical mus-1 fc popular. These are the num ?v bers to be heard: " 1. The Marriage of Figaro, by Mozart; a. Opening duet. Miss r VanHoy, Mr. Fletcher; a. Leller Duet, Miss VanHoy, Miss Taylor. t. The Magic Flute, by Mo zart; Pappageno Duet, Miss Van Hoy, Mr. Fletcher. J. Don Giovanni,J by Mozart; Give Me Your Hand, Mr. and Mrs Bird. Z^Carmen, by Bizet; a. Flow ? dr Song, Mr. Witherspoon; b. Micaela Duet, Miss Taylor, Mr.; Witherspoon. g. Cosl Fan Tulte (School for Lo-rers), by Mozart; Opening Scene, Messrs. Witherspoon, Btrtds&l Want Farmers To Sign Application For AAA Checks Triple A Getting Ready To Close Out Business For This Calendar Year Wilkes office of the Produc tion and Marketing Administra tion, formerly known as Triple A, is asking Wilkes farmers to call at the office and sign appli cation for payment for 1949 farm practices. In Wilkes this year there are about 1,700 farmers who will receive payment and to date on-! ly 300 have macle their complete reports and signed applications for payment. The office plans to complete this work for the cal endar year by December 15, Mrs. Lawrence Miller, secre tary, has also called attention to the fact that lime and phosphate are available to Wilkes farmers by making application at the PMA office. Plan Square Dance On Saturday Night The Blue Ridge Mountain Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a square dance Saturday night,eight o'clock, at the V. F. W. clubhouse (former site of radio station WILX). A string band will play for the dance and a most enjoyable occassion is as sured. Admission will be $1 each for men and 50 cents each for ladles. First Service In New Baptist Home Church Nov. 13th First preaching service in the new Baptist Home church build ing north of this city on high way 18 will be held Sunday, November 13, 11 a. m. Rev. S. L. Blevins, pastor, will deliver the message and'~a cordial wel come is extended any visitors to attend. Sister Of Ambrose Reeves Is Stricken Mrs. Victoria Washington, 74, died Saturday at City hospital in Winston-Salem after a serious illness of three weeks. Mrs. Washington was born reared in Wilkes county, a daugh ter of the late Samuel and Car oline Reeves, who resided in the Wilkesboro route one communi ty near Millers Creek. She was married to George Washington, who was killed in an accident while an employe of the street car system in Winston-Salem a bout 30 years ago. Surviving are one son, Clar ence Washington, of Washing ton, D. C.; two brothers, Am brose and Isaac Reeves, of Wil kesboro route one; and one sister, Mrs. Octavla Hincher, of Joynes. , Funeral service was held Sun day afternoon at Vogler's Chapel in Winston-Salem. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reynolds, of Greensboro, visited Mrs. Reynolds' mother, Mrs. J. H. Johnson, in Wilkesboro Wednes day. Mrs. Johnson has been ill for the past several days. License Station To Be Closed Two Days The N. C. Drivers' License station will be closed November 11th and November 12th. Anyone who has urgent need of a license may apply for license in Statesville, Elkin, or West Jeferson on Saturday, Novem ber 12th. ? o Cashions Erecting New Service Station A. A. Cushion & Sons, distrub utors for Atlantic petroleum products have begun construction of a modern service station to be located near the intersection of highways 268 and 115 near the lower Yadkin river bridge in this city. The service station is planned to be very attractive. The Drive in diner has been moved a short distance to make room for the new structure. Erecting Building On #D' Street Here James L. Dowe and Carl Bu chan are erecting a brick ware house building on D street on the lot where the Blankenship residence was located. The building will be 45 by 90 feet and will have two floors. ? o Mr. Roby R. Church has re sumed his duties as secretary of Midway Pontiac company after several days absence because ol illness, during which time he underwent an operation at the Wilkes hospital. T. B. Committee Plans Seal Sale To Begin Nov. 21 Great Need Of Funds Evi dent in Fight Against Tuberculosis Wilkes Tuberculosis commit tee in meeting Tuesday night at the First Bdbtist church laid plans for an extensive Christ mas seal sale campaign in order to raise money for the fight a gainst tuberculosis in Wilkes county. Dr. J. H. McNeill, chairman, presided, and plans were made for every phase of the campaign. A budget committee was named, composed of W. D. Half acre, chairman, C. C. Sidden and Mrs. Frank Tomlinson. The Project committee is com posed of Dr. G. T. Mitchell, Mrs. R. I. Moore and Mrs. Mary Moore Hix. Letters containing seals will be mailed to many people in the Wilkesboros, with cash retun re quested. The commercial depart ment of the North Wilkesboro high school is addressing the letters to be mailed. Schools will aid greatly in carrying the seal sale campaign into rural communities, along with the Home Demonstration clubs. The Junior Woman's club here will be asked to conduct "bangle day" and the senior Woman's club will maintain seal booths in the downtown district. Sample screening of 1,500 in dustrial workers, in which 46 suspicious cases were found, has shown the need for screening of people in this area and a photo fluroscopic unit is badly needed, the committee pointed out. The Tuberculosis committee aids greatly in operation of the Wilkes Tuberculosis hospital, which Is serving its purpose well. Recently the committee constructed an addition for the separation of ill and convales cent patients and linoleum has been placed on floors of the wards. Jim Moore Is Local Winner Safety Contest James M. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ivey Moore, of North Wilkesboro, has been selected as winner in this area and eligible for participation in the state radio contest. Young Mr. Moore will be noti fied soon of the time and place of his further participation in the *2,500 scholarship safety contest over radio stations WBIG, Greensboro; WBT, Charlotte; and WPTF, Raleigh. The Students' Forum for Safe ty, under the auspices of the American Mutual Liability Insur ance, has the support of the Highway Safety Department of North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, and Mr. Jeff B. Wilson, Director of the Highway Safety Division appeared on the program to deliver a message on safety. Mr. James E. Civils, spec ial field representative of the Highway Safety Division, assist ed Mr. Richard H. Mitchell, American Mutual Liability repre sentative, as score keeper. Winner of the first Forum in the Greensboro area was Joan Mitchell, of Wentworth High School, Wentworth, North Caro lina and she will enter the semi final programs at the end of ten preliminary programs. In the Ra leigh area, Carmon Snipes of Fayetteville, came out in first place, while in Charlotte, Connie Major, of Hendersonville, was winner. One of the high school seniors .competing in this contest will get an award of $1,000?a two-hundred and fifty dollar scholarship each year for four years at any university or col lege of the winner's selection. In addition, there are five other fine scholarships. This program is heard from Greensboro over WBIG each Sunday afternoon at 4:30 P. M. Harvest Sale 12th A harvest sale will be held at Mulberry community house Sat urday, November 12, 7:30 p. m? with proceeds going to Baptist Home church building fund. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. ? o "LAFF IT OFF"?NOV. 1?-11 Key Club Charter To Be Presented Wilkesboro Friday The North Wilkesboro Kiwan is club Friday at 11:15 a. m., will present the charter to the newly-organized Key Club in Wilkesboro high school. Key Clubs, international service organization tor high school boys, have been formed in North Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro high schools under auspices of the North Wilkesboro Kiwanis club. Date for charter presentation at North Wilkesboro will be ar ranged soon. Kiwanis President W. H. Mc Elwee will be in charge of the program at Wilkesboro Friday and all members of the Kiwanis club are urgently requested to attend. Lions Endorsed Proposed Merger Local Hi Schools Interesting Address Deliver ed By Jim Graham, of Experiment Station By unanimous voice vote the North Wilkesboro Lions club in meeting here Friday evening en dorsed the proposal to consoli date North Wilkesboro and Wil kesboro high schools into one central high school. Before the resolution was of fered the subject was briefly discussed by a number of mem bers, with all the speakers en dorsing the proposal and point ing out greater educational ad vantages which the merger J would achieve. C. J. Swofford, vice president, presided at the meeting in the absence of President Bill Jester. Attendance was the largest at any Lions meeting held in re cent months and the meeting was very enjoyable throughout. Bill Lewis, Frank Allen and Roy Crouse were in charge of the program. Jim Graham, man ager of the Mountain Experi ment Station operated near Laurel Springs by the North Carolina Department of Agricul ture, was the speaker. Mr. Gra ham told of work being done at the station, including experi ments with various crops adapt able to mountain soils and climate. His address waB receiv ed with much interest, and mem bers welcomed so much Informa tion about a subject so close home. John Buchan, manager of B & L. Motors, was welcomed intc membership in the club and was inducted by J. H. Whicker, Jr. There was much discussion oi change in meeting night of the club to increase attendance bul no action was taken and meeting night remains the first and third Fridays. Ned Cohen, of Greensboro was guest of Ray Landsberger Earl Reece was guest of Glenn Andrews and Ralph Church was guest of Rufus'Church at the meeting Friday evening. 'Night Must Fall* To Be Presented By Litle Theatre The Community Little The atre held its November meeting on Tuesday night at the Caro lina Restaurant with Miss Grace Frank Kilby, president, presid ing. During the business session plans were completed for the presentation of their first play of the 1949-1950 season. For this production, Miss Kilby named committees headed as follows: Tickets, Mary Caroon; Scenery, Mrs. Jeanne Moore Brzostowski; Property and Cos tumes, Mrs. Pat Williams, Jr.; Publicity, Betty Hill. The play will be "Night Must Fall," by Emlyn Williams, and will be presented on the 2nd and 3rd of December in the North Wilkesboro high school auditorium at 8:00 p. m. Tick ets will go on sale soon and will be 75c. The first act of the play was given at the meeting, and prom ises real entertainment for all who enjoy a story brimming over with mystery and drama, with a chuckle added here and there. Preaching Service There will be services at Beaver Creek Baptist church at 11:00 a. m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Rev. J. Roby McNeil will preach. The public has cordial invitation to attend. C o u r t Is Making Much Headway On The C i v i I Docket Judge Rousseau Presiding Over Two Weeks Ses sion Superior Court November term of Wilkes su perior court for trial of civil cases has made much headway in removing cases from the cal endar by trial, consent judgments and by the non-suit route. Judge J. Ah Rousseau, of North Wil kesboro, is presiding over the court, which will end this week. The following judgments have been rendered in cases tried: Dall Parks versus Garner Hamby, judgment of $350 in favor of plaintiff. Lawrence Sprinkle versus A. X. Wyatt, cartway granted Sprinkle through Wyatt lands. A. G. Snow versus E. R. Thompson and Wm. M. Pugh, plaintiff to recover $1,500 in consent judgment. Clay Church versus Paul War ren, plaintiff to recover $235.67. J. M. Clark, administrator of Robert Franklin Clark, versus Flake Webber and Holly Moun tain Farms, plaintiff to receive $2,500 in consent judgment. Deluxe Clothing Manufactur ing company versus Harry T. Kerley, plaintiff t o recover $541.25. Anderson and Smithey versus George H. Craig and Tallant Transfer company, plaintiff a warded judgment of $1,000; no tice of appeal to supreme court given by defendants. Eller Brothers versus M. Johnson and R. S- Church, plain t i f f awarded judgments o f $829.25 and $215.83. V.F.W. Auxiliary Will Sell Buddy Poppies Sat 12th The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will sell Buddy Poppies here on Sat urday, November 12, as an Ar mistice season memorial in hon or of war dead and for the wel fare of families and orphans of deceased veterans. President Truman has said: "The V. F. W. sale of Buddy Poppies is a worthy reminder that the welfare of veterans and their families is of continuing importance. "S'upported by this annual Poppy sale, the V. F. W. Na tional Home at Eaton Rapils. Michigan is performing a splen did work in behalf of the orphan ed children of. veterans. "The wearing of a Buddy Pop py this year is an excellent way to express approval and partici pation." The following was prepared and released by the local V. F. W. Auxiliary: One of the reasons for the existence of the V. F. W. is its desire to serve veterans and their dependents. That purpose is achieved with the funds obtained through Buddy Poppy sales. Therefore, the Buddy Poppy is an honored symbol of service, the sale of which began in 192 2 as a part of the vast program of rehabilitation which the Vet erans of Foreign Wars has fos tered since its founding in 1899, The idea proved to be an -n. spiring and successful means of raising funds for veteran wel fare needs and has become an annual custom. Buddy Poppy Day is an im portant day to every thoughtful American citizen. It is the day when we concentrate our grate ful "thoughts on those noble men who crossed the seas to repre sent America on bloody batt1?' fields of two World Wars. It is to these men?the ones maki"* the supreme sacrifice, those who came back wounded, and fol - ly those unhurt?that we dedi cate this Buddy Poppy Day, Sat urday, November 12. Buddy Poppies are made by disabled war veterans as a means of livelihood as well as a means of passing away the long, tedious hours of time. Therefore, the sale of a stnp > uoppy means aid to many causes of the V. F. w. rehabilitation. These poppies will be a?ld ? the streets and in residential areas of the Wilkesboros Satur day by the Ladies Auxiliary with teen-age girls assisting. These girls will compete for a cash award, and the Allen The ater will preeent an individual movie pass to everyone partici pating.