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N. C., Montfav. May 15, 1950
C. T. Doughton, one of three
members of the Wiikeeboro district
school board who resigned
last week, today Issued the follow*
tag statement explaining his resignation.
"To Wilkes County Board of. Education,
Teachers, Patrons and
Students of the Wilkesboro School
"The last issue of TTie JournalPatriot
carriejl an article 'abotlt
the resignation of myself, Mr.
Prerette, and Mr. Foster from the
Wtlkesboro school board, along
Mr. Lonfe, Hlmct principal.
"1 wish tOj^Hk publically that
at the tta« uHted my resignation
from the wvkesboro School
Board that I knew nothing of the
Intentions of ^r. Long resigning
as principal. I state emphatically
that I did not resign as a protest
against anything the Wilkes
County Bo&cd of Bdneation or
10 Camporee To Be
t Held May 20-21
On Saturday and Sunday of this
week the Boy ffcomts of Wilkes
district will hold their annual
camporee in Finley Park. Camping
on a patrol basis the Tarious
troops will Tie with themselves for
(he coveted bine ribbon, which
will entitle them to attend the
Council Camporee at~Camp Devotion.
This event is one of the high
spots in the yearly program of the
scouts in the district.
Clyde Lowe Home
- Hit By Lightning
Of Clyde Lowe, -located on highway
1« near the Wilkes-Alexander
county line, Thursday afternoon
between three and four
Lightning apparently ran into
the house on some electric
wire* which .formerly had -been
connected to a stove. The bolt set
fire to the siding on the kitchen
and also caught on fire a gas
line to a gas stove.
Mr. Lowe and some orchard
workers were under a shed near
the house at the time and were
able to put out the fire and save
the house. A hard rain helped
greatly in extinguishing the
D. Graver Purdue
I Funeral Saturday
D, Grover Pardue, 58, well
known citizen of the Ronda community,
died Friday afternoon at
Funeral service was held Saturday,
three p. m., at Little Elntrln
church with Rev. J. H. Ed'
wards and Rer, N. H. Gaudill In
Mr. Pardue was horn April 2,
1892, a son of Allison Jefferson
and Martha Hemrtc Pardue. Surviving
are his wife, Bffie Pardue;
three, daughters,, Mrs. Mae Walker,
Miss Ethel Pardue and Miss
Virginia Lee Pardue of Ronda;
two sons, Ralph Pardue of Elkin,
and John A. Pardue of Ronda.
Mrs. Miles Browi
Taken By Death
Lue Demmie Long Brown,
71, wife of Mllas Brown, died unexpectedly
at home near this city
Death wae attributed to a
heart attack. Coroner I. M. Myers
said that Mrs. Brown was found
dead at the barn after she had
failed to return to the house In
Mrs. Brown-was born September
4, 1879, a daughter of the late
Shady and Louise Long. She waa
married to Mr. Brows December.
17, 1898. Surviving are three sons,
Quincy Brown of North "WUkesboro
route one, W. R. Bureau of
North Wllkeeboro route two,
Presley Brown of. Hamplmpllle,
Tenn.. three daughters, M»». Ha
Wingler of Bay*, Mrs. Bewie
Superintendent C. B. Eller has
done. I resigned because I could
not conscientiously vote for the
retention of Mr. Long as tbe Wilkesboro
principal, knowing tbat by
doing so it would only cause more
friction In tbe Wilkesboro school
situation. I know nothing of Mr.
Lbng's charges that the Cottatr
Board in any way discriminated
against the Wilkesboro school. If
they did, Mr. Long failed to
bring it to the attention of tl»
Wilkesboro Board, and I attended
all the meetings daring the past
year, with t*»«xoeptldn of one.
"1 hare no animosity toward
anyone about the Wilkesboro
school situation, and my only interest
in the matter is that the
Wilkesboro school problems can
be worked oat to the best interest
of the students. •
C. T. DOUOtHTON."
Mrs. Prevette's Pupils
To Give Recitals
The music pupils of Mrs. R. E.
Prevette will bo presented in
public recitals May 19th, 20th,
and 25 th in" the Wilkesboro High
Sehool auditorium. Friday evening,
May 19th, the 8t. Cecilia Juveniles
will give a program,of
piano numbers and songs. Satur^
day evening, May 20th, the junior
high school,music pupils will
be presented, assisted by the junior
high chorus. Thursday evening,
May 25th, the high school
students will give their recital, assisted
by the high school chorus,
under the direction of Mrs. CT.
Doughton. The public is cordially
Invited t* attend all of theee
programs, which will begin
promptly at eight o'clock.
J. Monroe Mahaffey
— Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held Sunday,
2:30 p. m., at Wilkesboro
Baptist church for James Monroe
Mahaffey, 59, well known Wilkesboro
resident who died Wednesday
afternoon. Rev. W. N. Brookshire,
pastor, was assisted by the
Rev. Jordan. Burial was in Elkin
Valley church cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Mahaffey are
four daughters, Mrs. Agnes Bowles
of Mt. Airy, Mrs. Maggie Leagan
of Oastonla, Mm. N. A. Clark of
Winston-Salem, Mrs. Nick Magllo
of DUnonore, Ga.; three sons,
Dbniel and Alfred Lee Mahaffey
of Oastonia, and Rufus Mahaffey
Jail Escapee Gets
Sentence In Elkin
IHkln, May 11 — The trial of
an ecaped convict highlighted an
unusually-heavy docket at yesterday's
session of Recorder's
Turner.Lee Durham, a fugitive
from the Wilkes County jail, was
tried and, convicted on two new
eharges and was given sentences
to run consecutively upon the
completion of an old sentence,
which he has never fulfilled.
A previous four-months term in
Surry was delayed until Ire completed
his term in the Wilkes jail.
Yesterday, he was given additional
eight-months and four-months
terms for transportating and possession
of whlske# and for operating
a car intoxicated, respectively,
to tun jtfter the oBI fourmonths
Two charge*, resisting arrest
and no operator's license, were
nol pros—d. « „l:
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Baptist Pastm 3
The Wilkee County PaMors
Conference wUI meet in regular
monthly sees** Monday, Mat
22nd, 10:80 a. *. in the Baptist
church at Wilkesbor#.* The
devotional service will be conducted
by Ray. A. W. Eller. This
will be followed, by usual business
session. The closing feature will
be the monthly inspirational massage
to be delivered by Rev. S.
L. Blerins. It is hoped that a
good number of pastors from
Wilkes and adjoining counties will
be present tor this meeting.
MISS BETTY JEAN WELLS
Miss Wells Wins 1
At K. OfP. Lodge
On Monday night, May 1, North
Wilkesboro Lodge Knights of
Pythias was hosts to representatives
from Millers Creek, North
Wilkesboro and Mountain View
hi&h schools in tnetr annual
Mi* Betty Jean Wells, of North
Wilkesboro high school, was winenr
of first place and will represent
the lodge in the State Contest
to he held in June. *
Mr. Harrold Bennett of Mountain
View was winner of second
place and Miss Flo Minton, of
Millers Creek, was winner of third
Mr. Sam Winters, Chancellor
Commander of the Lodge, presented
the contestants $26.00,
$15.00 and $10.00 from the Lodge
as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. He
also presented to R. N. Woo ten,
principal of the North Wilkesboro
high school, a trophy from
the Lodge which will be engraved
wtor tar School's iw and wilt
he retained by the school for a
jwar. If won three successive years
it > will become property of the
Dr. Deal Witt
Will Be.Associated With Dr.
M. G. Edwards In Wilkesboro
Dr. G. P. Deal, young veterinarian
who has already gained an
enviable reputation, on June 1 will
begin vetenary practice in Wilkes
county and will be associated with
Dr. M. Q. Edwards in Wilkesboro.
Dr. Deal was born and reared
in Catawba county. He graduated
from the school of vetenary medicine
at Auburn, Alabama, and for
the past^two years has been with
the North Carolina Department
In announcing the coming of Dr.
Deal, Dr. Edwards said that they
would provide a vetenary clinic
so' that a complete vetenary service
could be renedered in this
part of the state.
- Dr.,Deal and his>-family, which
consists of his wife and \»ne
chikl, will reside in Wilkesboro.
There will be a meeting of
Wilkes County Post 125 The American
Legion, Thursday evening
In the club house at eight o'clock.
In addition to regular business
nominations for officers of the
Post for the coming year will be
made. There are surprises In store
for gome of the members.
The Pest Club House has recently
been repainted and decorated
and now presents a very attractive
appearance. Members and,
prospective members are cordially
tarred to "Look It over."
"We take this as one means of
thanking our very active Auxiliary,
and especially the ladle* of
the committee, for the splendid
work they had done and the Interest
exemplified," 'post officials
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All members are especially requested
to be at the meeting.
P.-T.A Will Meet
On Thursday Night
North Wllkesboro Parent-Teaeh•r
Association will meet Thursday,
7:30 p. m., in Jthe school
eafeteda. Officer, #fil be In^ySasrssa
North Wllkesboro, N. C. Gentlemen:
The Home Demonstration Club Women and Home
Agents in the county are indeed grateful to you for publishing
such:a splendid issue of The Journal-Patriot
during National Home Demonstration Week. You are
always so cooperative with us in helping to carry forward
our program, and we earnestly appreciate all that you
have done to help promote the work in the county. '
Again, let us thank you for all of your efforts.
L .j . Yours very truly,
Mrs. Annie H. Greene
Home Demonstration Agent
Mrs. John Robert Church,
President, County Federation
of Home Demonstration Clubs
Dr. M. G. Edwards
Recommended For .
Dr. M.G. Edwards, Wilkes bo ro
veterinarian, has keen recommended
for membership on the
North Carolina State Board of Vetenary
The recommendatioh was made
at the recent joint meeting of
North and South Carolina Vetenary
Association held at Myrtle
Beach, f?. C. Appointments to the
board are made by the governor
on recommendation of the association.
Dr. Edwards is a past president
of the association of veterinarians
in North and South Carolina.
Stone Mountain Baptist Sunday
School convention will convene
lit. « i_i_ mn m •
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Program, for th» convention Is
as follows •
Saturday, May 27
10:00 A| M.—^Assembly and Devotional,
by Rflfv. Glenn Hoffman.
10:30 £. M.—Sermon by Rev.
A. A. Johnson; Rev. H. E. Blevins,
11:00 K- M.—Roll Call of Sunday
Schools and Organization.
11:80 A. Query: "The Problems
in My Surtflay School."
(A) As Seen by a Pastor, Rev.
Watson Bryant; (B) As Seen by a
superintendent, W. B. Carter;
(C) as Been by a layman, C .C.
Noon—Dinner on grounds.
lrlS P. M.—Devotion period.
1:20 P. M.—Query: "Do We
Need Social Activites In Connection
With Our Spiritual Activities"?
C. C. Blevins, Carroll
Dancy, and Mrs. Marie Royal.
2:10 P. M. — Query: ''Why
Should a 'Church Have a Vacation
Bible School and Other Training
Unions"? Rev. A. B. Hayes, Mrs.
Beatrice Luffman, and Mrs. Mabel
2:30 P. M.—Our Problems; Rev,
Minter Blevins, Rev. Major Caudill
and G. B. Carter.
Sunday, May 28
10:00 A. M.—Devotional, Vernon
.10:16 A. M.—Sunday School
Lesson by Eugene Sebastian.
10:45 A. M.—Sermon, Rev.
Warren Norman; alternate* Rev.
Each church is asked to attend
the convention with a large delegation,
Trelia Kilby, Chairman,
J. P. Choplin, County Agent
and W. d: Lewis, Assistant
County Agent, conducted Aromatic
tobacco demonstrations on the
farms of Ralph Daris of the Hunting
Creek , community and T. A.
Boyd - of the Ronda Community.
The methods used in the control
of tobaccb blue mold on plantbeds
was demonstrated both by
spraying and dusting. How to prepare
the land and transplant the
plants were also demonstrated.
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N. C. School Art
All THis Week
Voice Recital Here
On Friday Night
Miss Martha Late Frazier will
present her younger student* la
a voice recital at the Woman's
Club House, Friday evening, Maj
19th, at eight o'clock. "This will
be something you won't want tc
miss, becuaae it Ja more a review
dene in costume than a recital,'
the announcement said.
Band Parents To
Start Drive For
N. W. H. S. Band
On May 11, the North Wilkesboro
band parents met and decided
to start a drive > to raise
money for the N. W. H. S. Band
The drive will start on-May 2*
and continue through. May 27
Money collected will be used foi
additional uniforms and mud
contributes to the drive will be
come a member. "
The band parents elected nen
,officers in follows: Chairman
Mrs. C. B. Lomax; vice-chairman
Mr. Sam Winters; secretary an<
treasury, Mr. Ira Piyne.
voted to organize i
Club. Bf-eryotie wfc<
Music Recital At
Millers Creek 18th
Mrs. Gordon Finley's class o:
piano pupils at tfefe Millers Creel
high school will be presented ii
a recital Thursday evening, Ma}
18, at eight o'clock at the Millen
Creek School. The public is cord
ially invited to attend.
Bible School Clinic
At First Methodist
A Bible school clinic will b<
held Tuesday afternoon. May 16
at the First Methodist church, be
ginning at 2: SO. Mrs. W. R. Reed
conference director of children')
work, will assist in the clinie.iAl
Methodist children workers, Bible
school workers and others inter
ested are urged to attend.
Food Sole Soturdoy
The Ladies Auxiliary of The
Veterans Of Foreign Wars ii
sponsoring a food sale on Satur
day, May 20th, at Spainhomr*s Department
Store, beginning at
9:00. Cakes, pies, cookies, and
candies will be for sale.
Lizzord With Two
Toils Found Here
Blaine Davis, Oakwoods resident,
on Saturday found on Nintli
street in this city a forked-tail
liszard. Except for having, twe
tails, the liszard was apparently
King Of The Royal
New King of the Royal Mounted
cofhic strip* for today's issue ol
The Journal-Patriot did not arrive
in time for publication today,
and the part scheduled for
today.wUl.he published in Thursday's
Director For Stote
Plnehurst, Miy 6 — Unanimous
opposition to encroachment by
state and federal -government*
upooLthe insurance business Was
voiced at the final session of the
53rd annual convention of the
North Carolina Association of Insurance
Agents here today./
Th^ 806 members comprising
the association elected jUmis B.
Woodbnry, Jr., Wilmington, president,
and W. B. Webb, Jr., Statesrille,
vice-president. They re-elected
Thomas O. Jones, Burlington,
secretary, and J. C. Allison, Raleigh,
treasurer. Elections for four
directors to serf* two years saw
re-election of W. H. Carstraphen,
Wllliamston, Deems H. Clifton,
Clinton, and Robert M. Senn,
Greensboro, and election of James
Anderson, North Wilkesboro, who
replaced Vice President Webb.
Wilkes 1$ Well
Committee Appointments At
State Democratic Convention
The Democratic party in Wilkes
county was well represented at
the state convention held Thursday
. - Wilkes delegates at the convention
said it was one of the ihost
enthusiastic and most lsirgely attended
in the history of the party
in the state.
Those from Wilkes attending
were C. C. Faw, C. B. Slier, J. E.
Walker, C. J. Jones, Hyde Waller,
Homer Brookshire, P.' E. Layell,
J. J. Myers, Judge J. A. Rousseau,
J. A. Rousseau, Jr., and Thomas
€. C. Faw and Miss Zelle Harris
were named members of the
State Executive committee from
Wilkes. C. B? Eller and Dick
gresslonal committee, and J. E.
Walker and Larry S. Moore on
the jidicial committee. Dr. Seth
M. Beale is the Solicitorial committee
member from Wilkes.
Mrs. Ziliak Will
Be Honored Here
For Caneer Work
State Commander Will Present
Pin For 100 Hours
Of Volunteer Service
Mrs. George Morrison, of Mt.
Airy, North Carolina Commander
of theAmerican Cancer Society,
will be in North Wilkesboro, Wednesday
morning in the Interest of
the concer fund raising campaign
i in Wilkes county.
Mrs. Morrison will present to
Mrs. Charles Zillak a special
award pin for haring rendered
100 hours Of volunteer service
in the Cancer Center conducted
each Tuesday at the Wilkes courthouse
for northwestern North
The presentation will be at
10:45 a. m., during Mrs. -Ztliak's
regular Wednesday program
over radio station WKBC. Dr. P.
C. Hubbard, chairman of the cancer
fund raising campaign in
Wilkes, will present the state
The North Carolina Catholic
Laymen's Association will hold
its monthly meeting, Monday,
May 15, 8 p. m. at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Velich,
"B" St.. North Wilkesboro.
Gabriel »nJ Church Ezoreu I
: 1111 . t--»■ -mtmm
Appreciation For Gen-fill
eromRed Crow Gifts
^W. O. Gabriel, l»*t Bad Cross
from Wilkes connty on the 1966
Red Crow Pond amounted to
»5,4*7.M. Of this amount *3,404.17
remains in the local treasury
tor cheeper administration
and (or the financing of the many
services rendered active servicemen
and the veterans of Wilkes,
fie* portion remitted to the National
Red Cross Society was $i,033.79
to cover national disaster
service, blood program, services
to American soldiers at home and
overseas, blood program, services
to American soldiers ata home and
overseas, services to hospitalised
veterans, veteran's claims service,
first aid, water safety, and
accident prevention programs and
the many other programs sponsored
by the American Red Cross.
Mr. Gabriel wishes to thank
each member of his committee of
planners and solicitors for their
loyalty and hard work in the campaign.
The committees are very ,
grateful to each donor for each
contribution from the largest special
gift to the smallest gift of a
R. R. Church, Chapter Chairman,
and Miss Moeely, Executive
Secretary, on behalf at the chap*
ter Board of Directors, wish to ex- '
press the deep appreciation of that
body for the loyalty and support
Of business firms. Industrial firms,
and -individual contributors who
were most generous in their gifts
to this grdat humanitarian organisation,
and to the Journal-Patriot
and to WKBC for very valuable
publicity. The. Board Of Directors
and the Fund Chairman
are esecially appreciative-of the
unselfish work of the individual
canvassers who went from-door to
door to aolicit funds for carrying
on the work during the next
Raymond Sparks Gets
Knife Wounds Hera
Raymond Sparks, resident of
this city, received painful injuries
Saturday night from an unidentified
assailant. Sparks received a
knife cut en hip throat and abdomen.
The altercation occurred
at the Liberty theatre. Cause of
the altercation was not determined.
72 Cases Seized
Lif uor Are Sold
J. C. Grayson, Wilkes county accountant,
on Thursday carried to,
Raleigh 72 cases of liquor to be
sold to the state ARC board. ,
The liquor was federal taxpaid
spirits which had been seised
in Wilkes and sold in accordance
with the law. Price of the
liquor ranged between $30 and
$85 per case. Proceeds go into the
county school current expense
Bra me Child Rites
Funeral service was held Wednesday
afternoon at the home
for Gerald Forester Brame, 29months-old
son of Mr. and Mrs.
Watson Brame, 6t this city. Gerald
died Tuesday night
Surviving are the father and
mother; one sister, Linda Brame,
and ene brother, Cyrus Watson
Rev. Russell L. Young conducted
the funeral service and burial
was in Mount Lawn Memorial
STANDING STUDENTS ARE
I Citizenship day vu observed
by the North Wilkeeboro Klwanls
club Friday at the noon luncheon.
Don Coffey, chairman of the
Boys and Girls committee, preI
seated from each school in the
a rising senior elected by
the fellow studeiftfe u tie outstanding
school students in their
<3. B. ]
Mountain View, Ml* Mary Hllen
Johnson, -frith A. C. Jolnea; Traphill,
Keith Alexander, with T. H.
Edminsten; Road*. Bobby Durham,
with Principal R. O. Poplin;
Roaring River, Jinunie Pardne,
with Principal. M. A. OmpKr -