North Carolina Newspapers

    The Journal - Patriot
Published Mondays^and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
1932—DANIEL J. CARTER^1945
One Year $2.00
(In Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
One Year - $3.00
(Outside Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
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One Year (anywhere) $2.00
Entered at the postoffice at North Wilkes
boro, North Carolina, at Second-Class matter
under Act of March 4, 1897.
Monday, July 24, 1950
Traphill Road To Be
Important Highway
Years ago citizens of the northeastern
part of Wilkes county and interested peo
ple here began efforts to get a paved road
into that big area north of highway 268
and east of highway 18 in Wilkes county.
For the past four years the Wilkes chamber
of commerce, in sympathy with the many
people the road would serve and in interest
of business development of the Wilkes
boros, joined wholeheartedly in the efforts
to secure this badly needed road.
Efforts reached successful culmination
last week when the State Highway and
Public Works Commission listed remain
der of the road for letting on July 27.
This means that contract will be let im
mediately to construct the road all the way
to highway 21 at the Doughton community,
furnishihg a direct route to the Wilkes
boros, .which is the county center and na
tural trading point for thousands of people
who previosuly have had no all-weather
road. :
With extension of the road to highway
21, people in this area can use the high
way for cross-country purposes. It
the most direct route from this area to
Roaring Gap, and will also be used to
reach other places in Alleghany, as well as
Surry and other adjacent counties.
All in this area join with the people of
the northeastern part of the county in
their satisfaction that at long last a much
peeded road will be built. k - & *
There is also much satisfaction at the
highway commission's decision to extend
highway 268 to the paved part of the
highway in Caldwell county, which will
mean that thousands of people in the
western part of the county will in the near
future have a direct route to the Wil
kesboros. This road will serve a great
agricultural area, which is productive and
can expect additional development with
good highways.
Tar Heels Don't
Drink Enough Milk
One of the many reasons why North
North Carolina needs more improved pas
ture and more livestock on its farms is
that consumption of livestock products in
, the State fallg far short of what nutrition
ists recommend for good health, says D. W.
Colvard, head of the Animal Industry De
partment of the North Carolina Experiment
Station. ,
The State would need half again as much
milk if its citizens consumed the amount of
milk and dairy products recommended by
nutritionists, says Colvard. They recom
mend 301 quarts of milk or its equivalent
in dairy products per person annually. The
average person. in the United States con
sumes 284 quarts, but the average in North
Carolina is only 228 quarts.
Fluid milk was once a classic example
of North Carolina's livestock deficiency.
During the past two years, local Grade A
production has equalled or exceeded the
demand during the summer of "flush milk"
season. However, to meet the State's needs
the year round, says Colvard, dairy herds
and the pastures to support them will pro
bably require a further incresae.
Grade A milk isn't the only product fall
ing short in State consumption. Only about
a forth of the beef consumed in North
Carolina is produced here. About a tenth
of the eggs and poultry products consum
ed come from out-of-state sources.
Under our present economic system tht
desire to be self-sufficient is not a justifi
able motive, Colvard dontinues. However
there are other reasons for producing ar
the livestock products we consume.
Such products are the most perishable
fo<*ds we have. When they are shipped intc
the State, sometimes from great distances
they lose some of their flavor and food
value. Also livestock products are bulky
meaning that a large part of the price paid
for them is transportation charges.*
Practice Safely In
Farm Safety Week
This is National Farm Safety Week.
Often we consider that the farm is the
greatest place of security.
Perhaps it is, but statistics reveal fhal
the farm is a very dangerous place.
Altogether too many people on farms
are killed and injured in accidents, whicl
are 99 or 100 per cent preventable.
Almost any kind of accident can anc
does happen on the farm.
Accidents range all the way from snakt
bites to being killed by overturned trac
tors. "
A pitchfork or rake left lying in a patt
can result in serious injury. Altogether to<
many are injured by mechnized machinerj
or by the heels of an unruly mule. Every
way you turn there is a hazard.
The bright part of the picture is thai
with use of reasonable care practically al
farm accidents can be prevented. Nationa
Farm Safety Week is designed to mak<
farmers conscious of the dangers of acci
dents, and to encourage them to take pre
ventive measures.
High Point, N. C., Route 4
The world needs men of neart and soul
As well as men oi Drams;
Yes, men who seek a higner goal
Than that of earthly gains;
For those who grasp with seitish hands
The fleeting things of earth
Are not the men to bless these lands
With something of true worth.
The world needs men of heart and soul
Who love their fellowmen,
And seek through honest self-control,
Also by deed and pen,
To lift them up to higher heights
In godliness and grace,
And help remove the sin that blights
Along their earthly race.
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The world needs men of heart and soul
As ministers of truth
Who preach to fill God's honor roll
With honest, noble youth,
Whose time and talents can be used
To bless the world about,
Which otherwise would be abused
And hinder lives with doubt.
The world needs men of heart and soul
Far more than men of wealth,
Who long to see, from pole to pole,
Mankind in robust health—
Fine health of spirit, soul and mind
That God delights to give,
Which men should truly seek and find
That they may grandly live.
Time is a gift to all mankind,
And yet so precious and refined,
Until it's death to every one
By moments as life's race we run,
With all the riches one may own —
If he be king upon a throne—
Ho cannot buy a bit of time
In any land or any clime.
Therefore we ought to spend our day
To worship God in love and praise,
And serve Him with a contrite soul
That heav'n some day may be our goal.
How wrong to idle time away
And live in sin from day to day,
And thus dishonor God above
Who truly merits all our love!
Then let us value time so high
As moments come and pass us by •
We'll use them wisely, well and good
To bless the world, as all men should.
ICockerham Youth
Gets 4-H Coursel
Bobby Lee Cockerham Of Moun
tain Park, and a Clay county
girl have been %warded 'the Dan
forth Foundation 4-H leadership
training scholarship which enti
tles them to a two weeks' trip to
the American Youth Foundation
Camp at Shelby, Mich., according
to an announcement made by L.
H. Harrill of the State College Ex
tension service.
Cockerham, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Folger Cockerham, is a member
of the State 4-H Honor Club and
has been a member of the 4-H
club since 1941.
Hte has completed projects in
poultry, beef, field crops, room im
provement, dairying and rabbits.
He has won many county honors
and was state poultry winner in
1947 and state leadership winner
in 1949.
Cockerham attended the na
tional 4-H club conference two
years ago and was sent to VPI
in Virginia for a week. He was
I runner-up among the candidates
who are to •be sent to the nation
al 4-H club camp at Washington,
D. C. —
At present he is a student at
North Carolina State College in
Raleigh where he will be a sopho
more next year.
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Over 5,000 Expected
At Farm, Home Week
More than 5,000 farm men and
women from all parts of the State
are expected to attend Farm and
Home Week at State College, Ra
; leigh, July 31 - August 3, for a
four-day program of classes and
demonstrations, tours to points
I Of interest in and around the Capi
: tal City, addresses by outstanding
speakers, and special recreational
The annual event is sponsored
by the State Farmers Convention
and the State Federation of Home
Demonstration Clubs in cooper
ation with State College and the
State Department ot Agriculture.
Its purpose is to give farm peo
ple an opportunity to bring them
selves up to date on improved me
thods of farming and homemak
Speakers will include Dean
Rusk, Assistant Secretary Of State
in Charge of Far Eastern Affairs;
Mrs. Georgia Nesse Clark, Trea
surer of the United States; Dr.
Robert M. Salter, chief of the U.
8. Department of Agriculture's
Bureau of Plant Industry, Belts
ville, Md.; Governor W. Kerr
Scott, and many other prominent
men and women.
Daily talent eontesta will be a
feature of the week. They are
open to any adult or junior farm
group or individual and may In
clude choruses, solos, instrumen
tal music, recitations, folk danc
ing, tricks, or stunts. Prizes total
ing $400 will be awarded. Per
sons or groups desiring to enter
the contests should see their local
county farm or home agent or
write to Eugene Starnes, Box
5125* State College Station, Ra
This year's Farm and Home
Week will be dedicated to Dr.
I. O: Schaub, longtime agricul
tural leader and director of the
State College Extension Service
for the put 26 years. A special *
tribute will be paid to Dr. Schaub
on Wednesday evening. '
The Ayrshire Association h^g
also cited an outstanding bull
owned by the North Carolina Ex
tension Experiment Station at Ra
leigh. The buIl.-Carolina's Criter
ion, has sired ten daughters that
have a.veraged 10,251 pounds of
milk and 421 pounds of fat.

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