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    Wilkesboro baa a
radius of 60 mile*
1*0,000 people In
estem Carolina.
The Journal-Patriot Has Blazed the Traii of Progress in the "State of Wilkes
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C.t Thursday. July 6. 1950
Published Mondays and Thursdays
Make Noi
Wilkesboro Your Shopping Center
« Week!
Is Ordered To Stage |
Prior To Oct. 8
are being laid here for
observance Of Fire Pre
Week October 8 to 14,
M. Anderson, chairman of
Safety and Fire Prevention
ittee of the Wilkes Cham
of Commerce, said here today,
'he committee will act as a co
ting agency of all organ
izations taking part in the ob
Present with Chairman Ander
son In the meeting to lay prelim
inary plans for local observance
of Fire Prevention week were Al
bert Hayes, Larry E-merson, Julius
O. K. Whittlngton, John
and Albert Somers.
committee selected data to
be nsed in educational efforts,
particularly through the schools of
the Wilkesboros and rural areas
of Wilkes county. Posters, leaf
lets, Inspection blanks and mater
ials for press and radio were or
dred by the committee.
Various members were design
ated to contact civic clubs and
arrange programs on the theme of
"Fire Prevention" prior to the
.week of October 8-14.
I* Movie films will be used in
schools and in industrial groups,
Mr. Anderson pointed out that
fire property loss last year was
over $600,000,000 and that 10,
000 people die annually in fires
In the United States.
Hubbard Reunion
Enjoyable Event
The Hubbard reunion wag held
Sunday, July 2, at the Old Place,
the orlgional. homestead of the
Hubbards, which is located one
mile West of " Moravian Falls.
There w^re^ approximat^r^y^
assemblage ever held. The first
reunion of the Hubbards' was held
in July, 1918.
Rev. J. L. A. Bumgarner, pas
tor of Moravian Falls Methodist
church, gave the invocation. After
the picnic-style lu«6h was eaten.
* informal talks were made by Dr.
F. C. Hubbard, W. R. Hubbard,
Mrs. Leila Sarratt, H. C. Hubbard,
Mrs. Elbert Kearns, Alton Spicer,
W. C. Scroggs, J. B. Brookshire,
Sr., Miss Hope Hubbard and
others. Dr. F. C. Hubbard was re
elected president and Mrs. L. G.
Critcher wag re-elected secretary.
L Those attending from out of
Iwilkes were: Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
•jHumphries and family and Mrs.
W. S. Surratt, of Hyattsville, Md.;
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hubbard and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Greer Arey
and dajughter, and Mr. and Mrs.
Adam Hall, all of Salisbury; Miss
Hope Hubbard, of Farmer; Mr.
and Mrs. Elbert Kearns and daugh
ter, and Mrs. Jessie Foster, all of
Greensboro; Mr. and Mrs. Ray
■finrni Harris and Miss Martha Har
fff, and Mr. and Mrs. Alton Spicer
and daughters all of Elkin; Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Merritt, of Mt.
Airy; Mrs. W. W. Greer and W. W.
Greer, Jr., of Newport News, Va.;
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. A. Rash and
children, of Statesville; Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Wellborn, of Char
lotte; Mr. and Mrs. Roger Well
born, of. Bel Air, Md.; and Ar
thur S. Mowery, of Salisbury.
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Mrs. Ada S. Sloope '
Is Claimed By Death
Funeral service was held today
two p. m., at Friendship church
fire miles east of Elkin on the
Dobson highway for Mrs. Ada
Frances Sloope, 66, resident of
the Roaring River community of
Wilkes county who died early
Tuesday morning. RevwJ. S. Bry
ant conducted the service and
burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Sloop was a daughter of
the late N. A. and Mollis Alexand
er Ward. Surviving are five sons,
Lester Sloope Of Elkin, Blllie and
Albert Sloope of Roaring River,
Woodrow Sloop of North Wilkes
boro, Sgt. Herman Sloope in the
army; four daughters, Mrs. Win
field Parks of Elkin, Mrs. Connie
Kilby, Mrs. Qrover Longbottom
and Miss Hazel Sloope, all of
Roaring River.
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Miss Nancy Jane Killian, of
Lincolnton, and Miss • Loretta
Pearson, of Charlotte, are spend
awhile here with their grand
, Mr. and Mrs. Rom H.
I. Nancy Jane was accom
here for the week-end by
Brents and brothers, Mr. and
Frank Killian, Jimmy and
and Loretta's mother,
, rml Clark, and Mr. Clark,
ap with her for the Fourth.
JULY 14-15
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Some of the nation's finest show horses, including na
tional champions, will be shown in the horse show here
July 14 and 15 under the auspices of the V. F. W. And
there will be some excellent show horses entered by local
horse show enthusiastists. Here is shown Mighty Black
Man, owned by W. F. Gaddy, with Mr. Gaddy on the
horse in this picture. Mighty Black Man has won awards
at some of the south's best shows. His latest triumph
was winning the walking horse trophy at the Kenners
ville show Tuesday, with Fred Gaddy up.
Members of the North Wilkes
boro National Guard unit, Battery
C of the 112th Field Artillery
Battalion, have joined thousands
of other Guardsmen of the famed
30th "Old IJiekory" Infantry Divi
sion for important maneuvers be
ginning at Fort Jackson, S. C.,
The Wilkes County unit" made
the trip to Fort Jackson in good
order, according to staff officers,
and has already begun what many
observers consider the most sig
nificant training since World War
Major Gneral John Hall Man
ning of Raleigh, commanding the
Camp Lasater To
Open On July 16
The Old Hickory Council Camp
—Camp Lasater at Walkertown—
will open for the summer session
on July 16th. All Scouts are urged
to get their reservations in at
once in order to be sure of having
a place saved for them. Scout
masters have applications for each
boy in each troop. If more applica
tions are needed they may be se
cured from Robert Gibbs, Wilkes
district commissioner, at Duke
Power Co. From all indications
there will again be a large dele
gation of Wilkes District Scouts
for the full session at Camp Lasa
Wilkes Furnace Co.
Is New Firm Here
Announcement was made today
0[ the opening of Wilkes Furnace
company in North Wilkesboro.
The new firm, under manage
ment of J. S. Davis, is located in
the Phillips building next door to
JSller Brothers on Forester Ave.
The firm will feature sales, in
stallation and service 1 of Fair
banks-Morse oil, coal and gas fur
naces, and will service and repair
all makes of furnaces.
Holidays Quiet
In This County;
No Bad Wrecks
While the death toll in the na
tion ran up to the staggering total
of 793 during the holidays, there
were no casualties in Wilkes
Highway patrol and sheriff's of
fice reported increased activity
but no major accidents in Wilkes
and none critically injured, al
though there was a number of
minor wrecks.
Death took a terrific toll in
North Carolina, where 23 were
killed on highways, eight were
drowned and five died in other
violent deaths.
Mr. and Mrs. Absher Barnes
and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Shields,
of Kannapolis, visited here Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Barnes,
and Mrs. M. O. Barnes.
30th Division, called upon officers
and men of the Wilkes County unit
to make the most of their two
weeks Of active duty this summer.
"While all of us hope that con
ditions in the Far East will grow
no worse," General Manning said,
"we must prepare ourselves for
any eventuality."
Although the Guardsmen are
primarily concerned with military
! training, their off-duty hours may
be pleasantly spent. Theatre, post
exchange and swimming facilities
are available to the men, and soft
| ball tournament and golf tourney
are being scheduled by Special
, Services.
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Marine Corps Is
Accepting Recruits
Dispelling a current erroneous
belief on the part o; the general
public, Master Sergeant J. L. Bar
nes, Non-Commissioned Officer in
Charge of Marine Recruiting in
this area, announced that the Mar
ine Corpg is accepting applicants
for immediate enlistment. Ser
geant Barnes further stated that
as far as is known this policy will
remain in effect for an indefinite
To qualify for enlistment in the
Marines, a young man must be be
tween the ages of 17 and 28, must
be of good moral character, and
meet the required mental and
physical standards.
The current enlistment period
is for four years and accepted ap
plicants are sent to the Marine
Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Is
land, S. C., for ten weeks Of re
cruiting. On completion of this
training they receive ten days
leave prior to assignment to their
first duty station.
Wide opportunities for further
ing their education are offered all
Marines through a number Of ser
vice schools as well as through
the famed Marine Corps Institute,
which for the past 28 years has
offered free courses in nearly 200
fields of knowledge, including col
lege courses.
Interested young men may
secure full details about the Mar
ines by writing or visiting the
Marine Corps Recruiting Station,
Post Office Building, Winston
Salem, N. C.
Theadore Billings, seaman re
cruit, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. Billings, of Hays, is und
going recruit training at the
world's largest Naval Training
Center, Great Lakes, 111. Recruit
training is the sharp break be
tween civilian and Navkl life in
which the new Navy man learns
the fundamental principles of the
Naval service. In the course of his
training the recruit is taught sea
manship, Navy customs, terms,
basic ordnance, gunnery, signaling
and navigation. Upon completion
of his training the recruit is as
signed either to units of the Fleet
or to a service school for specializ
ed training'
Curley top la a disease affecting
sugarbeets in the northwest.
Telephone Cable I
Line In Wilkesboro
Will Be Replaced
Central Telephone Company
Ready To Begin $36,911
Central Telephone company has
granted approval of a project to
replace and enlarge the cable sys
tem in the town of Wilkesboro.
W. S. Beddingfield, North
Carolina manager of the company,
stated that $36,911 have been ap
propriated for thig project, which
Is slated to begin July 24, or
earlier if possible.
Large quantities of materials
are now being assembled in pre
paration for the work.
Defective cable to and in Wilkes
boro was one of the principal
items in the original complaint1
filed by the Wilkes Chamber of
Commerce and asking a hearing
before the Utilities Commission
early this year.
When the hearing developed
many requests for rural lines I
were heard in the hearing held'
The commission ordered the
company to repair or replace the
Wilkesboro cable to give ade
quate service to Wilkesboro and
that part Of the county andi to
make a complete and comprehen
sive survey of rural line requests.
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Sheep Sale July 7th
In N. Wilkesboro
By J. P. OHOPIjIN, County Agent
The first 1950 Watauga Lamb
Pool will be at the sheep loading
pens in North Wilkesboro on Fri
day, July 7th, from 7:00 to 11:00
a. m. Lambs will be weighed,
graded and paid for just as sonn
as proper calculations can bj
made. The buyers prefer fat
lambs weighing 80 to 95 pounds
and do not like lambs weighing
more than 100 pounds. For thid
reason we suggest that you mar
ket your lambs a little smaller
than usual.
Don't forget to take jour laqjfe
to the pens early as they have .to
go out on th4 noon train.
Voyce Cheatwood
Is Critically III
After An Accident
Voyce Cheatwood, who was
badly hurt in an automobile crash
last week, remained critically ill
today at the Wilkes hospital.
Mr. Cheatwood was driving on
the Parsonyille road Tuesday
night last week when his car over
turned near the intersection with
highway 421. He sustained a
broken shoulder, internal injuries
and severe shock, and has been
very ill since the accident.
Home Coming Sunday
At- Gordon Baptist
The annual Home Coming for
Gordon Baptist Church will be
held Sunday, July 9th, it was an
nounced today by the pastor, Rev. I
Gilbert Osborne. An interesting
program has been planned for the
day, beginning with S-unday
School at 10 o'clock, followed by
a message from the pastor at 11,
o'clock. The noon hour will be
spent in renewing old acquaint
ances and meeting new ones.
The afternoon program will in
clude talks by the former pastors
and Special singing by well known
groups and quartets. All former
members and visitors have a cordi
al invitation to attend. For an en
joyable, old-fashioned affair, at
tend the Gordon Homecoming.
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Plan Pie Supper At
Oakwoods Saturday
A pie supper and entertain
ment will be held Saturday night,
beginning at 7:30, at Oakwoods
school for benefit of Oakwoods
Baptist church building fund. |
In addition to the auction sale
of pies with a prominent citizen
as auctioneer, there will be special
singing by a radio group of en
tertainers. All who attend are as
sured an enjoyable evening.
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Discount On County
Taxes This Month
J. C. Grayson, county accoun
tant, announced today that a dis
count of one and one-half per
cent. Will be allowed on 1950
county taxes paid on or before
August 1st. Payments are being
made at the county accountant's
office and taxpayers will receive
their permanent tax receipts.
Support Cancer Fund
AMONG THE VANGUARD ol a powerful U. S. ground force, American
doughboys board a truck in Southern Korea after their arrival from
Japan. The foot soldiers were rushed north to the battle zone, where Red
i-ninmm were reported In a new drive. (Radiophoto Intematiow^^
Tokyo, (Thursday) — Com
munist North Koreans threw an
estimated 50,000 troops into a
frontal assault today on the Su
won line where advance American
units were isolated on a muddy
700-foot ridge.
Unconfirmed reports from the
front south of Suwon said that an
American advance position had
been overrun by 40 North Korean
tanks and 1,000 infantrymen.
The reports said that the Amer
icans evacuated their positions
jarly this morning with "heavy
casualties" after exhausting their
Army headquarters could not
confirm these advices, which re
ferred to American troops who
had been split at least partly when
Communist tanks supported by in
matay thrust between infantry and
All reports from the front re
mained fragmentary because of
bad communications.
Battered Back to Hilltop
Front dispatches said the Amer
icana were battered back to their
hilltop north Of Osan, 11 miles
southeast of- Suwon by the force
of the Communist thrust and then
were out off when North Korean
tanks maneuvered in behind them.
"North Korean forces launched
a frontal attack on the Suwon
line," General Douglas MacAr
thur's communique said at mid
The communique also reported
that other Communist troops were
tightening their triangular trap
on South Korean forces caught be
tween Suwon and Inchon and
Yongdongo to the north.
The communique said North
Korean forces also were rolling
westward toward Suwon from
points east and southeast of that
former South Korean Army head
Communist tanks were reported
at Samchok, on the east coast,
indicating that town probably was
the eastern end of the winding
135-mile front running irregularly
east from Suwon.
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Austrian Winter
Peas Are Available
Wilkes Production, Marketing
Association (formerly Triple A)
office announced today that Aus
trian Winter peas are now avail
able through purchase order plan.
Farmers desiring, these seed
may secure purchase orders at the
P.M.A. office. Cost to the farmer
will be three cents per pound,
with the government paying the
remaining five and one-half cents.
Tokyo — American land based
planes inflicted "heavy damage"
yesterday at the North Korean
capital of Pyongyang, its port ol
Chinnampo, and at Haeju jus)
above the 38 th parallel on the
supply route to the South. A Mac
Arthur headquarters communique
at midnight announced the ac
Northern targets • were stil
rocking from two days of bomb
ing and strafing from Americai
and British carrier planes. It wai
their first attack in the Koreai
Yesterday the air force bomberi
made 16 sorties just below th<
North-South border at railwaj
tracks northwest of Munan. Goo<
results were reported.
Fighters made 158 sorties, re
and brides rocketed and started
the communique said.
U. 8- Supplies Move
While it reported the North
eners were still getting troopi
and material across the Han River
indicating "preparation for furthe
aggressive action," it said the U
S. Army "continued to move sup
plies and munitions add person
nel by air and sea from Japan t<
The first carrier planes in th<
Korea war came from the U. S
carrier Valley Forge and th<
British carrier, H. M. S. Triumph
Monday and Tuesday they hurl
ed fierce attacks at Pyongyanj
and heavily damaged its airfield
reported to be the base for mos
of the north's air operations.
Six From Here At
Youth Camp Tekoc
Hendersonville, July 6 — Foui
girls and two boys from Nortt
Wilkesboro and Wilkesboro ar«
attending Camp Tekoa, Methodist
youth camp for intermediates
near here, during the fourth weeto
of the eight-week camping period
They are from First Methodist
church, North Wilkesboro, Martha
B. Powell, Jody Doughton, Bar
bara Anderson, Jimmy Swofford,
and Jerry Strader. Johnnie Lee
Doughton is attending from Wil
The camp is operated as a sum
mer project by the Board of Edu
cation of the Western N. C. Con
ference of the Methodist Church
and is under the administration of
Carl H. King, executive secretary
of the Board. Miss Marion Craig,
newly appointed director of youth
work in the conference, is direc
ting the camp program.
H. A. Moore Is
Navy Recruiter
H. A. Moore, englneman chief,
is the navy recuriter here, in. which
capacity he succeeds Chief John
ston, who haa returned to sea
Chief Moore, whose home Is In
Winston-Salem, Is well known
here, where he was on recruiting
duty for several months in 194(5.
Chief Moore Is stationed at the
North Wilkesboro town hall on
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednes
days. On Thursdays he is in Elkln
and on||Fridays lxi Yadkinville.
Chief Moore will accept nary re
cruits for immediate enlistment.
Ashevllle — Saturday, Aug. 12,
has been Bet as the date for the
dedication of the Blue Ridge Park
way—subject to change by Presi
dent Truman.
A subcommittee of the Blue
Ridge Parkway Associated Cham
bers of Commerce made a decision
to proceed with the dedication
plans at a meeting held in Ashe
vllle yesterday.
President Truman has said he
will participate in the dedication
program at Doughton Park, about
20 miles south of the Virginia
line, on a date to be set after Con
gress adjourns.
The President will be invited to
spand the night prior to the dedi
cation in Roanoke, Va., and the
following night in Ashevllle.
Many Sale* Need To Reach ^
Quota For njd enpendence
Drive In Wilkes
County D. S. Savings Bonds
chairman, W. D. Halfacre, stated
today that according to Savings
Bonds sales figures received from
the office of the State Director,
Wilkes county is lagging In the
Independence Drive.
"Sixty-six per cent of the time
of the Drive elapsed on June 24,"
the county chairman said, "and
during this time Wilkes county
has achieved only 41.1 per cent
of its Series B Bond quota."
The Drive began May 15 and
closes July 16. The county B
Bond quota is $40,000.00. Sales
through June 24 were $16,462.60.
Mr. Halfacre stated that the
county had always been at the
forefront in previous Savings
Bonds Drives and he asked that
"every man who has not yet par
ticipated in the Independence
Drive take into consideration the
personal meaning for himself in
the Drive slogan 'Save for Your
In calling on all citizens to help
put the county over the top in
its quota Mr. Halfacre said, "it is -
particularly Important today that
evqry county exceed its quota in
this Independence Drive. It is
important that we succeed, not
only for our own personal security
but also in order that we may pre
sent a united front to those world
powers who wish to see an end
to the American way of life, and
who certainly will Interpret our
failures as weaknesses.
Mrs. Williams
Taken By Death
Funeral Service Was Held
Here Today For Mr*. Pat
<< ■ M.- WiUiaxn*
An impressive ffffieral tarter^
was held this morning at the
First Presbyterian church here for •
- Mrs. Louise Finley Williams, wife
i of Pat M. Williams.
> Mrs. Williams died Tuesday af
" ternoon, July 4, after many years
■ illness.
Mrs. Williams was born April
• 10th, 1887, in Watauga county
> and lived there with her parents,
J. E. Finley and Julia Gwyn Fin
• ley, until 1892, when the family
moved to North Wilkesboro. She
i attended a local school in North
Wilkesboro at the old Finley
homestead at Oakland, taught by
: Miss Clara Finley, and later
went to Peace Institute in Raleigh,
where she graduated with high
honors. In 1916 she married Pat
M. Williams, of Wallace, N. C.,
and they made their home in
North Wilkesboro.
Mrs. Williams was always ac
tive in church and community
work as long as she was able and
kept her interest in all progressive
work and her many friends in
spite Of her years of illness.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her
husband, one daughter, Mrs. Fred
C. Hubbard, Jr., two sons, Pat M.,
Jr., and Charles. Two brothers,
E. G. and R. G. Finley of North
Wilkesboro also survive'.
Rev. Watt M. Cooper, a former
pastor, conducted the funeral ser
vice and burial was in Greenwood
cemetery in this city. Pall bear
ers were Edward S. Finley, J. H.
Winkler, R. W. Gwyn, Jr., Blair
Gwyn, Tom Nelson, Gordon Fin
ley, Jr., Carl G. Coffey and Gor
don Ogilvie. Honorary pall bear
ers were elders of the First Pres
byterian church.
L. L. Carlton, 64,
Rites Held Tuesday
Funeral service was held Tues
day at Little Rock Church near
Boomer for Louis Livingston Carl
ton, 64, well known citizen of
that community who died Sunday
evening. Rev. Woodrow Brook
shire conducted the last rites.
Mr. Carlton was born JTine 27,
1888. Surviving are his wife Mrs.
Flora E. Carlton; two daughters,
Mrs. J. E. Land of Hickory and
Mrs. Claude Clark of Lenoir, and
two sons, C. W. Carlton and Al
bert Carlton, both Of Boomer.
New Hope Services
Rev. T. M. Luffman will fill his
appointment at New Hope church
near Gilreath the second Saturday
night and Sunday morning, with
communion service Snnday. The
well known Hendren quartet will
sing at New Hope Saturday night,
July 8. Everyone is invited to
these services. ™

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