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The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Trail of Progress In the "State of Wilkes" For Over 43 Years
forth Wilkesboro lias a
ading radius of 60 miles,
serving 3 ^0,000 people in
Northwestern Carolina.
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Wl. 43. Ho. 61 Published Mondays and Thursdays ' NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., Monday, November 14, 1949 Make North Wilkesboro Your ShoDDina Center
Four Field Days Feature Forestry Week In Wilkes
?High School Boys
Bod Farm Veterans
At Demonstrations
Forestry Experts Teach
Boys and Men Best Meth
ods Forest Handling
With approximately 500 peo
ple participating, Forestry Week'
was observed in Wilkes connty
November 7 through 11 with'
'our field days sponsored by
the Wilkes Chamber of Com-1
fXT In fleld day demonstrations!
{November 8, 9 and 10. a total!
* A?4'H and F" F- A- boys I
and 150 veteran farm trainees
and other adults gathered in
the forests at a number of points
I to view demonstrations on thin
ning. stand improvement, select
ve cutting and forest manage
ment, conducted by forestry ex
perts from agricultural agencies. j
The week's observance was!
concluded Friday with a sawmill
opeYators field day, with more
than 125 participating.
At E. F. Edwards' farm No-1
jember 8 at nine a. m. boys
from Ronda, Roaring River,'
Clingman and Benham schools
?Egre led in demonstrations by!
rWalter Keller, district extension I
forester, and Howard Colvard. I
assistant county agent. At each!
point a prize was awarded the1
boy for top place in selective
cutting and forest thinning.
Clyde Adams, of Ronda school
was the winner at the Edwards
^farm demonstrations.
At the same time boys from
Mountain View and Mulberry
schools, with no students re
porting from Traphill, met at
Charlie Harrold's farm. John
Gray, assistant extension * for
ester, and County Agent Paul
Choplin were in charge. Charles
^Higgins, o f Mountain View
^school, was the contest winner.
In the afternoon of November
S veteran farm trainees from
Ronda. Clingman and Mountain
View group two, with other
adults, met at the Edwards
fai m and were led in demonstra
tions by John Gray and Walter
On the morning of Novem
ber 9 boys from Wilkesboro and
f North Wilkesboro schools, with
none reporting from Ferguson,
viewed demonstrations at the B.
S. Call farm. Also in this group
was a large class of vocational
agriculture students from Fred
Davis' department at Wilkesboro
high school.
Instructors were John Gray,
? W alter Keller, Howard Colvard,
Paul Choplin and Fred Davis,
vocational agricultural teacher
. and head of veterans farm train
ing in Wilkes. Fred Wellborn,
of Wilkesboro school, was the
contest winner.
With the same group of in
structors carrying out the dem
onstrations farm veteran trainee
groups from Wilkesboro, Moun
tain View district 1 and other
adults met at the call farm in
the afternoon of November 9 I
Millers Creek and Mt. Pleas-!
ant boys met at the W. O. Huff
man farm on the morning of
November 10 with Walter Keller
and Howard Colvard as instruct
ors. Rush Elledge, of Millers
Creek, won the prize in the con
*joiorea v. e\ a. Doys ana vet
erans attended demonstrations
on the farms of Dien Harris and
J. G. Bumgarner on November
10 with John Gray, Paul Chop
lin and George Corbett, vocation
al agriculture and farm trainee
instructor, in charge of the pro
gram. The chamber of commerce
has a prize for the boy in this
group doing the best job of[
tree planting.
The afternoon program on
November 10 was on J. C. Mc
Neill's farm for farm veteran
trainees from Millers Creek and'
^Mulberry units and for other!
adults. John Gray, Howard Col-'
vard and R. E. Dunn, of the Soil
Conservation Service, were in
Prizes given the boys in the
kvarious contests were donated
by Jenkins, Carlton's, Church,
Hayes, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes
and Farmers hardware stores.
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Mrs. James R. Parlier, who
spe&t the summer with a daugh
iMrs. J. P. Boatright, in
A8heville. arrived Sunday to
visit another daughter, Mrs.
Frank Cranor. She was accom
panied to Wilkesboro by Mrs.
Boatrifht and Mr. J. S. Howell.
Health To Be Topic
At P.-T. A. Meeting
On Thursday Night
The monthly meeting of the
North Wilkesboro P.-T.A. will be
held in the school auditorium
Thursday evening, 7:30 o'clock.
The progrhm will feature an
open discussion on "Health'
conducted by the health com
mittees of the school faculty and
the P.-T.A. J. Floyd Woodward,
superintendent of the school, is
to lead the discussions.
Mrs. J. H. Johnson
Last Rite Today
Well Known Wilkesboro
Resident Died Saturday
Mrs. Mollie McEwen Johnsor
78. died Saturday midnight at
the home of a daughter, Mrs
George Kennedy, in Wilkesboro*
She had been in ill health for
several months and critically ill
during the past week.
Mrs. Johnson was a member
of one of Northwestern North
Carolina's best known families.
She was born August 1, 1871, a
daughter of the late John E. and
Sarah Kimball McEwen. She was
married to J. H. Johnson, former
Wilkes sheriff, farmer and in
dustrialist, who died in October
last year.
Surviving Mra. Johnson are
three daughters: Mrs. Henry
Reynolds, of Greensboro: Mrs
George 'Kennedy and Miss Sam
Johnson, of Wilkesboro: and one
step-daughter, Mrs. R. C. Shields,
of Winston-Salem.
Funeral service was held to
day, 11 a. m., at Wilkesboro
Baptist church, where for many
years Mrs. Johnson was a mem
ber. Rev. W. N. Brookshire, pas
tor, was assisted in the service
by Rev. C. C. Holland, a former
pastor. Burial was in Mt. Lawn
Memorial Park north of this
Pall bearers were Roy Barnes,
John D. Shields, Ralph Shields,
Howell Shields, Wm. O. John
son, Claude Kennedy, Herman
Guyer and Vernon Highfill.
I. O. O. F. Meeting
All members of the Odd Fel
lows lodge are advised that the
sixth district meeting will be
held with Lincolnton lodge Sat
urday night, November 19.
Union lodge at Mulberry will
meet Friday night, November
18, to make plans to attend tbe
district meeting. A free supper
will be served to the members
of Union lodge Friday night and
all members are asked to be
Rep. Deane Will
Spend Two Days
In This County
Congressman Will Talk To
Constituents In This A
rea Nov. 21-22
Representative C. B. Deane, of
Rochingham, eighth North Caro
lina district congressman, is go
ing to give his constituents an
opportunity to talk to their con
On the afternoon of Monday,
November 21, Representative C.
B. Deane will be at the Wilkes
courthouse in Wilkesboro.
Representative Deane will then
spend the morning on Tuesday,
November 22, at the North Wil
kesboro city hall.
These dates will give all an
opportunity to talk over their
problems with their congressman
and to. give him their views on
legislation expected to face the
next congress.
Representative Deane issues a
cordial invitation for people to
meet and talk with him on the
dates stated above.
Ray Triplett On
Shrine Bowl Team
For Game Dec. 3
Ray Triplett, Wilkesboro
Ramblers' backfield ace and a
top candidate for all-state foot
ball honors, has been invited to
play for the North Carolina team
in the annual Shrine Bowl game
in Charlotte December 3.
The annual Shrine game pitts
a North Carolina' all-star high
school team against all stars
from South Carolina and is one
of the south'* outstanding games
for high school players,
Ray has accepted the invita
tion. He was chosen on the
basis of his record of high
school play, which has been
outstanding in every phase of
the game.
Turkey Dinner At
Mulberry Nov. 24
There will be a Turkey dinner
served at the Mulberry Communi
ty House Thanksgiving day from
12:00 noon until 8:00 p. m. Price
per plate will be $1.00 for adults
and 50c for children. Proceeds
will go to the building fund of
Baptist Home church. Tickets in
advance may be purchased by con
tacting the ladies of the church.
The public is cordially invited.
Support the Y. M. C. A.
North Wilkesboro's Mountain
L 1 o n 8 defeated Mooresville's
Blue Devils 7 to 6 in a well
played South Piedmont Confer
ence football game in Memorial
Park here Friday night.
The victory was not all told
in the score, because North Wil
kesboro so far outplayed the
visitors that the score could
have been by a greater differ
ence except for fumbles and a
tight goal line defense by the
Blue Devils.
Halfback Jim Moore, who
ripped off substantial gains
throughout the game, plunged
over for a touchdown in the sec
ond period from the one-yard
line after he had made nine
yards in three tries to get the
ball in scoring position. Carl
Swofford ran around left end for
the extra point.
The visitors were held well in
check until the fourth period
when Mooresville advanced to
the 29-yard line on a Griffith to
Freeze pass. From that point
Griffith, a small tailback wear
ing number 22, swivelhipped his
way through the entire defend
ing team to score. Griffith's kick
for extra point was wide and
that was the ball game.
North Wilkesboro's line charg
sd well, as shown by the statis
tics giving Mooresville only >15
yards net in rushing while North
Wilkesboro picked up 113 net
yards from scrimmage. In pass
ing the Mountain Lions also had
&n edge with 29 to 25 yards
gained through the air. How
ever, Mooresville completed the
greatest number of passes.
Coaches Bovette and Mayber
ry for the game changed the
Mountain Lions backfield and
apparently secured better results.
Day started at quarterback in
stead of Swofford, who was
switched to right half. Gillean
played at fullback with Moore
remaining at left half. Kyle El
ler was at left guard for the
injured Gordon Forester, Jr.
Pos. Mooresville N. Wilkesboro
LT?Swing Hudson
LT?Smith Gaddy
LG?Stewart Eller
C ?Bowles Stoker
RG?Summers Cox
RT?Pedraja __ Soots
RE?Estes York
QB?Griffith ........ Day
LH?Crandford Moore
RH?Millsaps Swofford
FB?Lloyd Gillean
Score by quarters:
Mooresville 0 0 0 - 6?6
N. Wilkesboro ..0 7 0 0?7
Substitutions: Mooresville ?
Brackett, Freeze, Harmon, Braw
ley, Brown. North Wilkesboro?
Pearson, Pardue, Shook, Harold,
Friday night's game improved
the standing of the Mountain
Lions in the conference, with
their conference record being
two victories and three losses.
Mooresville, Kannapolis, Ashe
boro and Spencer are below
North Wilkesboro in the South'
Piedmont loop.
The season will end here Fri
day night with the annual Wilkes
gridiron classic of.. Wilkesboro
rersus North Wilkesboro.
Enjoys Fruits From
Philippine Islands
E. L. Derrick, of the J. 3.
Penney store personnel here, re
cently received a gift package of
fruits from a friend at Bam Bam
Tarlpce in the Philippines. In
cluded in the package was a new
and delicious fruit new to this
part of the world and is known
as South Pacific Pomgranate.
The package was received from'
a friend Mr. Derrick met while
in service in the Pacific area dur
ing the war.
Little Theatre
Soon Will Stage
Broadway Hit
"Night Must Fall" was first]
presented in London,- where it,
completed a run of a year and
seven months. So successful it
was that the theatrical wise ac
res were sure U would duplicate1
its triumph on the New York
stage. Immediately a half-dozen
producers b/gan the fight for A
merican rights. Sam Harris was
finally the successful bidder;
and after the first performance
the "Brooklyn Citizen" said:
I " as fascinating a play as
you are likely to see in a month
of Sundays. For an evening of
thrills in the theatre, I recom
mend 'Night Must Fall'." j
On the 2nd and 3rd of De
cember, the Community Little
Theatre will give you the oppor
tunity to see this Broadway hit
here in North Wilkesboro with
your friends and neighbors in the
leading roles.
Mary Jane Billings
Funeral On Saturday'
Miss Mary Jane Billings, 22,]
died Thursday following an ex
tended illness. ]
! Miss Billings was the daugli
I ter of Charlie Roosevelt Bil
| lings and Mrs. Blanche Johnson ^
! Billings, of Hays. In addition to
' her parents she is survived by
six sisters and five brothers:
Mrs. K. G. Carter, Nae, Muriel,
Pansy, Betty Sue, Hope, Theo
dore, Ray, Bettie, Ben and
Wayne Billings.
Rev. Monroe Dillard and Rev.
Hillery Blevins conducted the
funeral service which was held
Saturday afternoon at Dehart
Mrs. Gertie Medlock
Rites Held Friday
Funeral service was held Fri
day at Little Rock Church for
Mrs. Gertie Jane Medlock, G5,
resident of that community who
died Wednesday in a Lenoir hos
pital. Rev. A. W. Eller and Rev.
W. N. Brookshire conducted the
last rites.
Mrs. Medlock, widow of the
late Lloyd Medlock, is survived
by one daughter, Mrs. Lelia
Liberty To Give
Football Trophies
After Game 18th
The Liberty Theatre has on
display in the lobby of the thea
tre the beautiful trophies to be
given the winning team of the
Wilkesboro - North Wilkesboro
game and individual trophies to
[the player on each team selected
as the best blocker for the season.
The presentation of the tro
phies by the Liberty Theatre was
begun last year, and Clarence
(Ace) Parker, former all-Ameri
can and now backfield coach at
Duke, was here for the presenta
The trophy for the winning
team of the Wilkesboro-North
Wilkesboro game went to Wil
kesboro last year. Three years'
consecutive winning make it the
permanent property of a school.
The blocking trophies are giv
en yearly and are kept by the re
After the Wilkesboro- North
Wilkesboro game November 18,
the Liberty Theatre will present
the trophies in an asembly period
at the school winning the game
trophy. Blocking trophies will al
so be presented at that time.
The player on each team to
receive the blocking trophy will
be selected by vote of team
Cancer Exams Are
Offered Free In
Clinic Tuesdays
Once again health authorities
are calling attention to the can
cer detection center, which is
operated every Tuesday morning
at the Wilkes courthouse in Wil
At this clinic examination for
cancer is made by competent
physicians with the most modern
type of equipment.
No attempt is made at the clin
ic to treat cancer, but it is high
ly important for people who have
cancer to learn that fact as ear
ly as possible if they want to
Any woman age 35 and over,
and any man over 40 who wants
the examination can get it free
by going to the clinic any Tues
day morning at 9:30 a. m., re
gardless of whether or not they
have any symptoms of cancer.
Any person of any age who
has symptoms which many indi
cate cancer is urged to be exam
ined in the clinic, and if cancer
exists it .may be discovered ?n
time to begin treatment to save!
a life.
I The clinic is open to colored
people as well as white. !
Those from a distance may
write for appointment, but must
enclose a self-addressed and
stamped nevelope for reply. Let
ters should .be addressed to Mrs.
C. M. Williams, secretary of the
Cancer Detection Center, Wil
kesboro, N. C. *
D. L. Crook Buys
R. & 0. Grocery
D. L. Crook, who has been man
ager of the R. & O. Grocery for
I the past several weeks, has pur
chased the business from the S.
1V. Tomlinson estate, and is now
j not only manager but owner of
the business.
j The name of the firm has been
' changed to R. & 0. Cash and
> Carry and the telephone number
of the store has been changed to
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Production of certified seed
crops in Georgia this year has
increased more than 20,000
acres over last year.
E. I. Boll Funeral
To Be Held Tuesday
One P. M. At Home
E. I. Ball, 68, for many years
a well fcnown citizen of the Gil
reath community, died at the
Wilkes hospital here Sunday aft
ernoon. He suffered a stroke
earlier in the day and did not
regain consciousness.
Surviving Mr. Ball is one son,
Hansford D. Ball, proprietor of
Quality Pood Store in North
Wilkesboro, and three grand
children. His wife died in May
this year. Also surviving are
four brothers and one sister:
Matthew and A. Y. Ball, of
Jackson Springs; J. A. Ball, of
KannapoliB; W. A. Ball, of Gil
reath; Mrs. Joe Marlow, of Gil
Funeral Service will be held
Tuesday, one p. m., at the home
Elder D. L. Hiatt will conduct
the service.
1950 Ford To Be
Shown Here 18th
The new 1950 model Ford car
will be on display Friday, No-;'
vember 18th, in the showrooms of ,
the local dealer, Yadkin Valley !
I Motor Co. The local Ford dealers
issues a cordial invitation to the
public to see the new model.
A. F. Kilby, president and man
ager of the company, was in
Myrtle Beach, S. C. last week to
see a pre-showing of the 1950
Ford Models.
Forester, Soots
Injured Players
J. S. Soots, tackle, was added
to the injured list of North j1
Wilkesboro players in the Moores
ville game here Friday night
when he sustained a bad bruise
and sprain of one foot and may
not be able to play here Friday.
Gordon Forester, Jr., guard
sustained a foot fracture in the
Barium game and is definitely
out. Jim Moore, backfield ace, has
a shoulder injury. C. L. Kemp, on
the reserve team, has a broken
A duroc sow owned by O. H.
Williamson of Columbus county
has farrowed her third litter of
pigs in a single year.
The annual football game for
the championship of Wilkes!
county?the Wilkes grid classic
! ?will be played in Memorial
Park here Friday night, Novem
ber 18, eight o'clock.
Tickets for reserved seats be
tween the 40 yard lines are now
on sale at North Wilkesboro and
I Wilkesboro schools. These seats
are the best in the park and will
be sold at $1.50 each. Holders
will be assured of their seats re
' gardless of what time they ar
rive at the game. General ad
mission will be $1 for adults1
and 50 cents for students bu
general admission does not car
ry reserve seat privilege.
As games of the past seasons
indicate, you can throw the rec
ords of both teams out the win
dow in trying to size up the out
come of the Wilkesboro-North
Wilkesboro game. The teams will
be keyed to exert their utmost
efforts in this home-town bat
By soundly trouncing spencer,
a South Piedmont conference
team, 47 to 12 here Saturday
night, Wilkesboro Ramblers en
trenched themselves as the top
scoring high school football
team in North Carolina.
Going into the game Satur
day night the Ramblers were
trailing Children's Home by 14
points for state scoring honors,
and they now lead Children's
Home by 33 points to take over
top* place. Children's Home com
pleted the season with the Wil
kesboro game here last Monday
j night.
Here Saturday night the'
Ramblers had Spencer so badly
outclassed that it ceased to be
a contest. After four minutes of
play Bill Byrd found Claude
Nichols in the end zone with a
22-yard pass. Later in the first
period Nichols took off on a 52
yard gallop around right end to
score. Early in the second per
iod Byrd passed to Emerson for
ten yards on the five and Ray
Triplett, all-state candidate who
gained almost at will, blasted
over left tackle to score. Con
tinuing to slash off long gains
through the heavy but slow
Spencer team, Harold Dancy
darted through the Spencer
team for a dazzling 28-yard run
for another touchdown in the
TD parade. Ray Triplett showed
spencer nis neeis wnen he took
a flat pass from Garwood on the
45 and scored with ease. The
Wilkesboro reserves went into
the game and Garvin, Spencer's
ace passer, connected with two
heaves for a total of 37 yards
and a score. With Triplett add
ing extra points from placement
with uncanny accuracy, the score
at half time had rolled up to 34
points for the Ramblers with
Spencer having only six. I
In the third period Wilkes- J
boro used the time for pass prac- |
tice but gained little through ?
the air. Dancy zig-zaged through (
Spencer for 28 yards, Dan Lin
ney picked up 15 down thej
middle and Dancy carried 16 to j
the two-yard line, when Linney | (
blasted the middle to score. if
Early in the fourth period
Harmon, who proved he could
gain for Spencer, drove through
for two yards and a score. He
also gained the yardage to set
up the score. The final touch- (
down was set up by Linney's 29-'
yard gallop to the ten. On the
next try he picked up five yards,
Dancy got three and then Dancy
went over.
Wilkesboro Coach Red Hoff
man used almost every boy on
the squad against Spencer but
the score rolled up. The reserves
made an excellent showing and
See ? RAMBLERS ? Page 8
Sawmill Operators
Have A Field Day
M Frazier's Friday
test Methods Of Cutting
Timber And Lumber
Manufacture Shown
A field day for sawmill ope
ators and timbermen climaxed
forestry Week in Wilkes county
tnd was held November 11 at
talph Frazier's lumber plant in
?forth Wilkesboro under auspic
es of the Forestry division of the
Agricultural committee of Wilkes
Chamber of Commerce, sponsor
>f all the events.
The program was opened at
Mr. Frazier's sawmill with re
narks by Paul Choplip, Wilkes
jounty agent. John Gray and
Walter Keller, extension for
esters demonstrated log scaling.
R. A. Campbell, of the south
eastern forest experiment sta
tion, demonstrated log grading
Earl Sidden demonstrated
proper use of a sawmill to get
the most lumber from a log.
Other phases of sawing and
mill maintenance were demon
strated by J. E. Bannerman, of
Meadows Mill company, North
fessor of log utilization, North
Wilkesboro; Roy M. Carter, pro
Carolina State College; and R.
W. Graeber, head of the for
estry division of State College.
Lunch, consisting of barbecue
prepared by Claude Buchanan,
and Roy Spainhour, was provid
ed by P. E-. Brown, Wilkesboro
Manufacturing Co., American
Furniture Co., Forest Furniture
Co., Key City Furniture Co.,
Oak Furniture Co., and Meadows
Mill Co.
In the brief program at lunch
time County Agent Paul Chop
lin presented extension service
representatives and demonstra
tors for saw and tool manufac
turers. *
Tom Jenrette, manager of the
Wilkes Chamber of Commerce,
spoke -briefly, pointing out the
great importance of forest con
servation, development and pro
tection. The manufacture of for
est products constitutes the lead
ing industry in the county. On
behalf of the chamber of com
merce, sponsor of the events, Mr.
Jenrette stated appreciation to
all who participated.
The afternoon program con
sisted of demonstrations and
contests on Mr. Frazier's wood
lands near Carolina Mirror Cor
poration plant. *
A. H. Maxwell, farm forester,
led a demonstration and dis
cussion of tree marking and
scaling. John Gray and Walter
Keller explained why and how
idle lands should be planted in
trees. Representatives of vari
ous tool manufacturers demon
strated their products.
In the crosscut sawing contest
Paul and Claude Brooks, of the
Fairplains community, won first
prize, a crosscut saw given by
Ralph Frazier and an axe giver
by Jenkins Hardware compa. y,
for sawing a log in 34 seconds.
J. C. Spears and Claude Trip
lett placed second. A. X. Wyatt
and J. W. Brooks third, with Ed
Osborne and R. D. Darnell
fourth. In the log chopping con
test Claude Brooks took first
prize, an axe given by North
Wilkesboro Hardware Co.; sec
ond, an axe given by Frazier
Lumber Co., went to R. D. Dar
nell; third, an axe given by
Church Hardware store, went to
J. W. Brooks; and Paul Brooks
placed fourth.
A brief radio program was
broadcast from the sawmill with
John Cashion ip charge. Those
participating were R. W. Grae
ber, Roy M. Carter and E. G.
Finley, chairman of the For
sstry committee of the chamber
>f commerce.
Chamber of commerce mem
bers who visited the field day
lemonstrations and were there
or lunch included R. M. Brame,
rr.t J. B. Williams, C. Arthur
tenable, P. E. Brown, A. B.
rohnston, John E. Justice, R. G.
rinley, E. G. Finley, Edward S.
finley, C. B. Eller and Paul
For the past several years the
:hamber of commerce here has
iponsored field events in the
nterest of forestry and the
ivents held during the past week
vere by far the most successful
>ver held in this work, Tom
renrette, chamber manager, said.
SupporttheY M C A.

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