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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
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Vol. 43, No. 60
Published Mondays and Thursdays
NORTH WiLKESBORO, N. C., Thursday, November 10, 1949
Make North Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
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
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.;
g. Cosl Fan Tulte (School for
Lo-rers), by Mozart; Opening
Scene, Messrs. Witherspoon,
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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"LAFF IT OFF"?NOV. 1?-11
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
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
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
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
"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
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

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