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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF WILKES COUNTY 
1918/19 



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Annual Report 



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Pnblic Schools 



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Wilkes County 



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1918-1919 



'A SCHOOL WITH A REPUTATION' 



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Write at once for catalouge and full information. Address 

KING'S BUSINESS COLLEGE 
Raleigh, N. C, or Charlotte. N. C. 

We also teach bookkeeping, shorthand, and penmanship by mail 
Send for Home Study Circular. Address 

J. H. KING, Pres., Raleigh. N. C. 



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North Carolina State Library 
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ANUNAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Public Schools of Wilkes County 

ERRATA. 

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ler appear at the end of the colored column. These should 
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TO THE BOARD Of EDUCATION: 

Gentlemen: I hereiwth respectfully submit to you my 
annual report of the Public Schools of Wilkes Couoty for tlio 
scholastic year ending- June 30, 1919. 

1 desire to congratulate you upon the success of The work 
during the past year. When we consider the many epidemics 
prevalent in various parts of the county during the past win- 
ter, the results are exceedingly gratifying. 

I wish to call your attention to the tabic showing the 
progress of public education in our county since che year of 
1900. It is indeed an encouraging story of progress and should 
be an incentive to our people to attempt still gr sat or things si 
the years to come. 

With best wishes for the continued success of the work 

in our county, 1 am, 

Most sincerely yours, 

C. C. WlilOfUT, 
County Superintendent of Schools. 
Hunting Creek, N. C, 
June 30, 1919. 



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Courses in Music, Art, Home 
Economics 
Commercial Branches 
Pedagogy 

Specialists in all Departments, 
representing' Wake Forest College, 
Richmond College. Va., Hollihs 
College, Va., Randolph-Macon 
Woman's College- Va.. Peabody 
Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, 
Md., Art Schools of New York and 
Paris. Early application for 
rooms advisable this year. The 
last session the most prosperous 
of the 70 years of the school's his- 
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TO THE PEOPLE OF WILKES COUNTY: 

Peeling that it is a* duty we owe to the public to give au 
account of the progress of public education in the county each 
year, and believing that the patrons of the public schools, the 
school officers and the friends of education will be pleased 
to receive this information, and that a better knowledge of 
what our schools are doing will tend to create more interest 
in them we gladly present to you this our twentieth annual 
report trusting that the work done and the results achieved 
merit and may receive your approval. 

Very truly yours, 

C. 0. WRIGHT, 
County Superintendent of Schools. 
Hunting Creek, N. C, 
June 30, 1919. 



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has ever been designed. It bolts the meal perfectly, and can be 
folded up out of the way instantly. We use the Best grade of 
BURRS in our MILLS, and they are fitted with Bail Bearings at the 
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We sell to the consumer, and user at very reasonable prices. 
Write for prices and descriptions. 

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SCHOOL DIRECTORY, 1918—10. 

C. F. Fields, Chairman Elkin, N. C. 

R. L. Proffitt Goshen, N. C. 

J. S. Kilby Hays, N. C. 

C. C. Wright, Secretary Hunting Creek, N. C. 

C. H. Ferguson, Treasure- 1 Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Public Examination Days. 
Seeond Tuesday in April, July and October. 

Regular Meetings of the Board of Education. 
First Monday in each month. 

Meetings of the Teachers' Association. 
Second Friday and Saturday in July, September and No- 
vember. 

Colored Association. 

First Friday and Saturday in July, September and Novem- 
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STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 



TOWNSHIP 



Principal 



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Antioch 1 82. 

Antioch 2 66. 

Antioch 3 35. 

Antioch 4 73. 

Beaver Creek 1 71. 



....61 37 

....43 22 

....30 20 

40 23 
...57......27 



.Miss L. L. Martin 

J. B. Ray 

.W. S. Edwards 



W. Miller 

J. Foster 



Beaver Creek 2 93 Not Taught 

Boomer 1....147 6S......47 V 

Boomer 2 90 No 

Boomer 3 G8 No 

Brushy Mountain 1 59......4C. 

Brushy Mountain .....2 61 41. 

Brushy Mountain 3 34 30. 

Brushy Mountain 4 77 62. 

Edwards 1 71 55. 

Edwards 2 65 63. 

Edwards .....3.. ..100 61. 

Edwards 4 73 44. 

Edwards 5....181....107.... 

Edwards 6 84 60.... 

Edwards 7....125 SO.... 

Edwards 8.. ..135 94.... 

Edwards 9 78 45.— 

Edwards 10 96 76.... 

Edwards 11......91.-..84.... 

. Edwards 12 46.— .39.... 

Edwards 13 51 49.... 

Edwards Special 44 

Elk 1.-106 74 



McGhinnis 

Taught. 
laught. 
.21 Miss Florence Gilreath 



...31... 

...41... 
...28... 
...52... 
...43... 

A c - 

.6? 



.46. 



.Miss Bertha Revis 
.Miss Pedia Hayes 
.Miss Delia Hendren 
.Miss Ella Salmons 
.W. A. Durham 
.E. W. Settle 
C. M. Settle 
....J. C. Boyd 
_...L. M. Hinshaw 
...J. F. Layne 
....Miss Mayme Carter 
...JR. C. Harris 
:...W. V. Hurt 
....Coy Durham 

....27 Miss M. E. Sale 

....34 Miss Nettie Myers 

....35 M. F. Barker 

....46 Miss Delia Bumgarner 



Elk 2 78 55 31 Miss Anna West 

Elk 2 58 39 20. J. L. Wellborn 

Elk .,— 4 91. .....88 .60 Fi ancis Hawkins 

Elk '• 5 48 31 19 Mis:* Nora Elledge 

Elk 6.. ....38 2-8 20 Miss' Nora Annas 

Elk 7.. ....47 45 37 Miss Vera Church 

Jobs Cabin 1 52 44... ..20 Miss Edith Walsh 

Jobs Cabin 2... .116 32 49 Mrs. J. W. Norris 

Jobs Cabin 3......S9 44 33 Miss Vergie Welch 

Jobs Cabin 4 61 35 31 Miss Vergie Welch 

Jobs Cabin ...5 56 13 30 Elbert Blevins 

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STATISTICS EY DISTRICTS 



TOWNSHIP -g i ~6 £ Principal 



Lewis Fork 1....10S 75 56 J. C. Church 

Lewis Fork 2 40 40 24 Grady Baker 

Lewis Fork - 8 64 29 22 J. T. Cardwell 

Lewis Foik 4 85 83 24 Miss Delia Lee Thompson 

Lewis Fork 5 70 51 — 39 L. A. Triplette 

Lovelace 1 -52. GO 31 Blaine Howard 

Lovelace 2 66 61 27 Miss Iduma Hayes 

Lovelace 3 64 26......17.... Mrs. J. T. C. Wright 

Lovelace - 4......2S 24 10 Miss Rebecca Chambers 

Lovelace' -5 41 Not Taught. 

Moravian Falls 1.— 141 81 69 Miss Annie Winkler 

Moravian Falls 2 41 .25......14 Mrs. Marie Greene 

Moravian Falls ........3 79 52 31 .Miss Ada Settle 

Moravian Falls 4 .42 27 21 Miss Roxie Billings 

Moiavian Falls 5 91 66 36 1. C. Church 

Moravian Falls 6 34 28 23 W. W. Gryder 

M. Falls Special.. .19 16 John Isaacs 

Mulberry 1 77 45 21 Spencer McGrady 

Mulberry .....2....105 92 61 W. H. Sebastian 

Mulberry ..3 60 42 28 Miss Cordia Wyatt 

Mulberry 4 98 85 30 1. E. Sebastian 

Mulberry 5 70 Not Taught. 

Mulberry 6 66....'..51....„29......Miss Blanche Thompson 

Mulberry 7.. .107 84. ...60 H. A. Durham 

Mulberry 8 71 42 25 Reid Elledge 

New Castle 1 55 43.. ....34.. ....Mrs. Rachel Messick 

New Castle 2 55 4.6 29 Mrs. W. H. Jones 

Nov; Castle 3....103 66 47 J. T. Redding 

New Castle 4.. ..101 77 56 R. R. Crater 

New Castle 5 35. .....26 18 Miss Ina Pardue 

New Castle 6 53 44 34 Stephen Pardue 

New Castle 7 53 50 31 L. D. Wellborn 

North Wilkesboro 1....535....473....302 E. C. Willis.. . 

North Wilkesboro 2....105 68 37 C. M. Cope 

North Wilkesboro 3 49 42......2S .D. C. Sebastian 

North Wilkesboro 4 55 43 21 Miss Emma Gwaltney 

Reddies River 1....100 75 45 Miss Belva Triplett 

Reddies River 2.... ..90. ...60 25 Miss Fannie Church 

Reddies River 3 ...163. .146 68 Miss Gertrude Edminsten 

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STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 



TOWNSHIP 



Principal 



R O S 



4 



....6. 



.117. 

.148. 

98 



Reddies River 
Reddles River 
Reddies River 

Reddies River 7 21. 

Rock Creek 1—92.. 

Rock Creek 2.... 104.. 

Rock Creek 3 OS- 
Rock Creek 4.. ..124.. 

Rock Creek 5....119.. 

Somers 1 75.. 

Somers 2 88.. 

Seiners 3 74.. 

Somers 4 63.. 

Somers 5......80.. 



....90. 

....97. 
....62. 
...12. 
....77. 
...94.. 
....87.. 
...84.. 
...99.. 



-51 J. C. Parsons 

..46 T. H. Eller 

-44 J. T. Nichols 

-11 Gaither Bumgarner 

-45 J. H. Wood 

-43 C. B. Elledge 

.48 J. A. Gilliam 

-42 Mrs. Saliie Gilliam 

-63. A. B. Hays 



.72 44 James Howell 

M 44 Miss Etna Caudill 

.68 42 Miss China Redmond 

.42 82 Mrs. Addie E. Sale 

.68 42 Miss Cora Inscore 

Somers —6 55 ..45 36— Miss Wardie White 

Stanton 1 83 79 58 F. C. Watts 

Stanton 2 49 20.. ...14 Miss Mary Bumgarner 

Stanton 3 47 30 17 F. G. Yates 

Stanton 4 34 32 21 Miss Agatha Calloway 

Traphill 1... .214... 171 90 Miss Alice Dixon 

Traphiil 2....119 90 70 H. E. Billings 

Traphill 3 84 63 27. 

Traphill .4....114 95 55. 

Traphill 5... 108 71 45. 

Traphill 6.... 119 80 41. 

Traphill 7 52 31 14. 

Union 1 66 49 

Union 2 68 42 

Union 3 88 

Union 4 56 

Union 5....127 91 57 W 

Union 6 58 33 20 N. 

Union 7 73 35 26___ 



.Miss Annie Lewis 
.Miss Etha Hoots 
.R. M. Waddell 
J. G. Billings 
.G. W. Miles 



24 Miss Callie Whittington 

33 J. R. Porter 

Not Taught 
Not Taught. 

R. Craft, Jr. 

C. Miller 

Miss Ethel Bowline 



Union 8 65 67 36 Bruce Bowhne 

Union 9 30 Not Taught. 

Union _ 10—73 32 25 Miss Lelia Myers 

Union 11 67 47 86 Walter Whittington 

Walnut Grove 1 48 31 27 Earl Caudill 

Walnut Grove ...2...... 86 53 34......U. S. Myers 

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STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 



TOWNSHIP -Z i '-i § Principal 



Walnut Grove 8 63 Not Taught. 

Walnut Grove i 77 60 25 S. C. Hutchinson 

Walnut Grove ~5 47 42 29 W. L. Brewer 

Walnut Grove 6 48 51 22 Minter Bleviiis 

Walnut Grove 7 90 61 33 Mrs. Susie Handy 

Walnut Grove ....- S GO 37. .....20 Miss Docia Elledge 

Walnut Grove 9 69 42 24. ... ..Charlie Miles 

Wilkesboro 1 58 38 22 Monroe Mastin 

Wilkesboro 2 55 48... ..39 Mrs. Blanche Miller 

Wilkesboro 3......G3 37 18 Miss Janic M. Gilreath 

Wilkesboro 4 72 48 32 Asa Greene 

Wilkesboro 5....25S 2C5 152 W. E. Bird 

Wilkesboro 6 49 47 35 Miss Lillian Miller 

(Colored) 

Antioch 1 22 9 8 P. C. Adams 

Antioch 2 29 20 17 Mrs. Louester Dobbins 

Beaver Creek 1 32 22 13 Mrs. Sarah Patterson 

Boomer 1 76 62 26 Mrs. Eva B. Gilreath 

Boomer 2 40 28 20 A. K. Foust 

Edwards 1....100 47 33 J. T., Transou 

Edwards 2 42 Not Taught. 

Elk 1 57.. ....27 15 Mrs. K. C. Witherspcon 

Elk 2 18 12 8 Joe Jones 

Lewis Fork 1 12 Not Taught. 

Mulberry ...1 8 6 6 Miss Addie Bryan 

Nov*- Castle 1 37 25 18 Miss Marion Jones 

New Castle 2 20 29 20 Mrs. M. L. Petty 

North Wilkesboro 1 G6 48 20 H. D. Houghton 

North Wilkesboro .....2 67 40 31 Miss Isabelle Rousseau 

Rock Creek 1 25 25 12 Miss Blanche Parks 

Traphill 1 64 45 26... ..Miss ; Nannie M. Hoiton 

Union 1 9 8 6 C. I. Smith 

Wilkesboro 1....150....111 80 N. W. Roberts 

Wilkesboro 2.. .120 88 77 P. A. Biggers 

Wilkesboro 3 45 24 17 Miss Maude Redmond 



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STATISTICS BY TOWNSHIPS 



TOWNSHIP 



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Antiech 6 307— 

Beaver Creek 3 196___ 

Boomer 5 421___ 

Brushy Mtn 4 231— 

Edwards 15—1358— 

Elk 9 541— 

Jobs Cabin___ 5 344 

Lewis Fork 6 379— 

Lcvelace 5: 251 

Moravian Falls. __ 6 428—.. 

Mulberry 9 &62__ 

New Castle 

N. Wilkesboro_ 

Reddies River 7 737—. 

Rock Creek 6 559__ . 

Somers 6 430__. 

Stanton 4 213— 

Traphill 8 869— . 

Union 12 780—. 

Walnut Grove 9 597-__. 

Wilkesboro — 9 8£7__. 

Totals ~7.149Zll539~ 



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__6 877_. 



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__j.79_ 
__94S, 
__399. 
-248_ 
__22S. 
__171i 
._308_ 
._447_ 
—406. 
-714_ 
__542- 
._466_ 
__356_ 
._161_ 
-646- 
_410_ 
-377- 
-676- 
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—94- 
._5S0_ 
._256- 
-163. 
-165- 
—91- 
__210. 
__260_ 
-287. 
__434_ 
-290- 
-248. 
-240_ 
-110- 
-368. 
_264_ 
-214_ 
-472- 
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__11 4835 3 

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—4 2300 2 

-12 8600 1 

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PUPILS STUDYING THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES 



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Antioch 137 90 17 77 36 24 42 4~ 13 

Beaver Creek 27 22 6 22 11 6 19 2 17 

Boomer 152 S9 32_1__80'L___42 43 62___21 17 

Brushy Mountain 133 29 29 76__ 17 20 21 1 13 

Edwards 427___217___129___293 90 60-_.180__.14 SI 

Elk 256___166 62___161 65 42 99___33 43 

Jobs Cabin ,161 52 3S 71 28 ___7 39 2 4 

Lewis Fork .111 81 40 92 47 23 52 24 

Lovelace 80 38 17 57 16 26 23 8 10 

Moravian Falls— 225___105 69__ . 125 49 27 46__.17 38 

Mulberry 234 84 72___1B5 65 45__. 119 24 24 

New Castle 229___114 3S___166 64 41 65 6 28 

N. Wilkesboro .492 452___208__ _253 48 49 79___24 35 

Readies River 276 100 90___1S3 41 24 113 11 32 

Rock Creek 249 50 63___171 20 23 78 5 20 

Somers 198___121 41___167 96 57 50 8 53 

Stanton 93 46 20 44 27 13 26 5 11 

Traphill 387___243 114___196 93 30 97___29 42 

Union 146 61 50___10S 45 20 69___16 15 

Walnut Grove. __ 154 51 46___101 36 22 57___10 10 

Wilkesboro______ 357___370___116— 263 65 19___1S8___31 68 

Totals 4524__2 ">Si 1 297__2861__ 1001 62_Z_1524_72~71 598 



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ENROLLED BY GRADES 
TOWNSHIP 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th' 7th 8th 9th ICth 11th 

Antioch 75—30—19 31 26— _17 5 

Beaver Oreek^-43— 10 2___12 5 7 

<Bcor:er 1-^3—17—14— „18 40 7 3 2 3 1 

Brushy Mount -70— 2Z___ 25— _22 S___17___11 4 G 

Edwards 345—109—118—125—81—88—48—26 5 3 

Elk 126—42—44—58—41—44—36 7 1 

Jobs CaMnA_,_72 2'6'___ 37 40 25 35— _11 2 

Lewis Fork 64— _28 21— _ 26 37 26 22 4 

Lovelace 60—19—23 15 -34 15 5 G 

Moravian Fall _S0— _33— _ 39___ 54— _34__ _27— 29___12 

Mulberry 156— 50 47___ 64 42 40 44 4 

New Castle— _ 131— 49___56___61— 55— 27___ 16___11 

N. Wilkesboro,203— 92— 71— 74— 75— 45— 44— 41— 40— 17— 12 

Reddies River 182 74— _5& 72 61 56 22 15 2—0 

Rock Creek— 124— 44— 54— 57— 48— 71— 66 2 

Somers 111 36___46 56 53 37— 15 2 

Stanton 45— 18 19 18— 36^__16 9 

Traphill 190 70— 86— 108— 62 51— 47 27 5 

Union 161— 55— ^47— 53— 37— 33— .,23 1 

Walnut Grove 128— ^44— 33 58 41_;__38 30 5 

Wilkesboro 190— 64__100— 75— _90___ 47 41— 20___ 18— 17 14 

Totals — 2609 . 932— 959_1097__931— 744__527„ 184 75 38— . 26 



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FK0GBES8 IS E&V&MHttl . JM* WILKES (MMJKTY. 

1900 1919 

Rural libraries 146 

Supplementary Libraries 246 

Second Original Libraries 20 

Local Tax Schools 43 

Value of School Property $6580 $160000 

Frame School Houses 64 : 145 

Log School Houses 34 1 

Districts with no Hous& S3 

Painted School Houses ___„ 1_„ 89 

Houses with Bells . 3 120 

Houses with Desks . „14 134 

Teachers employed 130 216 

Schools Taught 115— : 137 

Schools with Assistant Teachers 3 49 

Schools Teaching High School Subjects 4 29 

Schools with Three or More Teachers __'_ 13 

Monthly Salary of White Teachers $20 $45 

Teachers with Normal Training 6 I_ 99 

Illiteracy 13%__ 1 1% 

Enrollment 6233 8122 

Attendance 2312______ 5006 

School Censu-3 10054 11539 

Members Teachers' Association 30 183 

Graduating Class — County Commencement 110 

Raised by Local Taxation $12534.40 

Pupils Studying Arithmetic 2185 4524 

Pupils Studying Language & Grammar 869 3878 

Pupils Studying Geography , 1265 2861 

Pupils Studying X. C. History 365 621 

Pupils Studying U. S. History 364 1___1524 

Pupils Studying Civil Government 51 271 

Pupils Studying Agriculture , 598 

Enrollment in Daily Attendance 37% 62% 

Certificates of Merit Awarded t 7502 

Perfect Spellers for Term Not Reported 244 

Debates Not Reported 189 

Entertainments Not Reported 103 

Spelling Matches Not Reported 902 

Parents' Meetings Not Reported 106 

Reading Circle Completed 55 

Per Cent cf School Census Enrolled 62% 70% 

Per Cent of Census in Average Daily Attendance 23% 43% 

Library Certificates Awarded § 412 

Medals for Seven Years Perfect Attendance '__' 12 

Teachers on the Honor Roll 42 

Districts Attaining Standard of Excellence 19 

War Savings Societies 4S 

Red Cross Societies '____ 13 

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SEVENTH GRADE GRADUATE 

Following is a list of those who completed this year the 
grammar grades of the public schools and who were awarded 
diplomas entitling them to entrance in the connty high 



J2y©rett Parsons 
Msysie Vannoy 
I?, C, Whittington 
ffeftai Staley 
Iflfl Beshears 
Qumcy Adams 
Te&ty Nichols 
ZoU Foster 
Gtifo&rt Foster 
Zora Church 
Ch&rlie Adkins 
%er& Triplett 
Beatrice Church 
Florence Church 
Wa;iie Eller 
Hob? McNeil 
Celesta Goforth 
Gmia, Gofcrth 
Ada Sue Barlow 
Blanche Shepherd 
Pearl Blevins 
CraMord Blevins 
Veraa Blevins 
Rttth Gregory 
dtyopher Billings 
Thomas Phudy Bry 
PanS Caudill 
Paul Higgins 
Kelly Johnson 
fesse Sidden 
Clara Bauguss 
Blanche Lowe 
Nellie Alexander 
Maggie Rhoads 
2na Walker 
Lala Duncan 
Gladys Duncan 



Carner Lowa 
Hoyt Whitley 
Eva Broadway 
Rose Whitlsy 
Beatrice Cope 
Bernice Doughton 
Sallie Woodruff 
Willie Hutchinson 
Edna Williams 
Audie Call 
Gaither Glass 
Horton Lowe 
John Hubbard 
Nellie Marlow 
Roland Bumgarner 
Gladys Byrd 
Wrenn Culler 
Annie Duncan 
Ray Erwin 
Robert Foster 
Fred Hall 
LytLe Howell 
Jessie Lenderman 
Pearl Mitchell 
John Miller 
an Winnie Steele 
William Tate 
Davidson Moore 
Paul Swanson 
Clara Critcher 
Maxie Pardue 
Frances Laws 
Mattie Rose Laws 
Griffin Humphries 
Billy Greer 
James Isaacs 
Nobie Isaacs 



Ida Lowe 
Glenn Key 
Judie Walls 
Ruth Walls 
Lizzie Walls 
Pet Collens 
Stella Key 
Rettie Mitchell 
Marie Jarvis 
Dwight Jarvis 
Eddie Church 
Mary Elizabeth Cranor 
Nell Blair Gwyn 
Sam Johnson 
Carrie E. Brookshire 
Agnes Louise Shook 
Chas. Ladons Beeson 
Helen Berry Marlowe 
Blanche Elsie Trogdon 
Clara Virginia Long 
Wm. Hardin Rhodes 
Mary Virginia Moore 
Franklin Dean Norris 
Lurrie Jane Reynolds 
Ernest H. Trogdon 
Wm. Edgar Reynolds 
Geo. D. Anderson 
Hubert Henry Beeson 
Percy C. Parker 
Thos. Hume McNeil 
Jno. J. Darlington. 

COLORED. 
Lillie Harris 
Mae Harris 
Clara Wads 
David Kelly 
Merlie Wood;? 1 



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PERFECT SPELLERS. 
Feeling that tho subject of spelling was being neglected 
in some of our schools, and realizing its importance and hop-; 
i--^; tc -■;•;,' a greater decree of interest in this matter our 
Board of Education has decided to give an award of honor to 
each pupil in the public schools of the county who was per- 
fect in spelling for the entire term. This experiment lias al- 
ready demonstrated its worth and is to become a permanent 
feature of the educational work of the county. The follow' 
ing is a list of those who received these awards of honor; 



Alice Anderson 
Charlie West 
Mayme Vannoy 
Nelia Staley 
Ola Staley 
Edna Staley 
Mitch Shepherd 
Florence Shepherd 
Hackett Shepherd 
Ara Dyer 
Clifford Church 
Clyde Church 
Garlie Foster 
Georgia C. Teague 
Eugenia D. Teague 
Esther Nichols 
Beatrice Nichols 
Ruth Bumgarner 
Lisha Bumgarner 
Ruth Shepherd 
Clyde Shepherd 
Edara Shepherd 
Dorothy Walker 
Rosa Crysel 
Rachel Whittington 
Irene Johnson 
Clair Whittington 
Ruth Whittington 
Zola Foster 
Gilbert Foster 
Zora Church 
Beatrice Church 
Florence Church 
Wayne Eller 



Cordia Love 
Ennis Scuther 
Fred Walker 
Jettie Anderson 
Blanche Jones 
Carrie Jones 
Maie Ellis 
Ellen Estep 
Nellie Smithey 
Mary Lon Earp 
Lola Anderson 
Bertha Baity 
Ada Baity 
Icie Baity 
Flossie Combs 
Cordie Livingston 
Rcy Combs 
Eva Chambers 
v dia Hayes 
Lucile German 



Clyde Davis 
Effie Prevette 
Dwight Parks 
Hal Kemp 
Attrice Coleman 
Roy Nicholson 
Commie Gregory 
San ford .Jarvis 
Granville Gregory 
James Alden Fowler 
Elizabeth Hickerson 
Marie Jarvis 
Nell Jarvis 
Lillie St. John 
Florence Mathis 
Ruby Jarvis 
Roxie St. John 
Etta Sale 
Julia Johnston 
Elvin Greenwood 



Jnc. Hamilton GermanMargaret Burch 



Mabel Brock 
Nellie Brock 
Chester Lowe 
Fred Brock 
Eula Brock 
Maude Brock 
TJla Foster 
Hattie Foster 
Harve Call 
Lestie Barnett 
Nell Foster 
Audie Call 
Evie ' haaibers 



Willie Williams 
Elsie Wiles 
Charlie Watkino 
Paul Shoaf 
Verdie Barnett 
Franklin Stafford 
John Anderson 
Albert Hayes 
Lucile Pierce 
Linnie Hart 
Howard Johnson 
Larry Brewer 
Tl^aWth Willis 



(18) 



Ora Eller 
Nora Triplett 
Charlie Elledge 
Roby McNeil 
Ila Huffman 
Dual Whittington 
Edna Whittington 
Ora Vannoy 
Mabel Vannoy 
Nora Royal 
Osco Royal 
Ella Royal 
Fairiey Royal 
Glenn Royal 
John McNeil 
Maggie Keys 
Nora Warren 
Emma Brown 
Dossie Collins 
Ethel Warren 
Lelia Handy 
Geo. Roy Alexander 
Nae Shumate 
Bessie Adams 
Floss Caudill 
Ruth Joines 
Verna Joines 
Marvin Joines 
W. A. Shumate 
Charlie Truitt 
Guy Truitt 
Delia Myers 
John Brown 
Elbern Brown 
Anna Belle Church 
Lola Church 
Belva Queen 
McCager Brown 
Henry Damron 
Inez Martin 
John Hubbard 
Horton Lowe 
Lucinda H^" f ''- c i 
Virginia Hendren 
Rey Hendren 
Dorothy Love 
Vera Love 



PEEFECT SPELLERS 

Gaither Glass Minnie Dancey 



Erma Combs 
Helen Blevins 
Billy Dimmette 
Mattie Rose Laws 
Florence Moore 
Etta Belle Costner 
Vaughn Jennings 
Agnes Blackburn 
Charlie Byrd 
Viola Byrd 
Fannie Byrd 
Vance Byrd 
Theodore Lyon 
Sue Lyon 
Pearl Lyon 
Lonie Luffman 
Grace Hayes 
Eunice Greene 
Dennis Bryant 
Emma Lee Mayberry 
Kermit Souther 
Flavil Souther 
Cecil Johnson 
Georgia Johnson 
Rhoda Johnson 
Floss i i Johnson 
Cor die Johnson 
Russell Johnson 
Gordon Johnson 
Shirley Johnson 
Ella Inscore 
Thelma Inscore 
Leana Shatley 
Bertha Roberts 
Robert Prevette 
China Shew 
Etta Pravette 
Gridley Prevette 
Esmer Wellborn 
Minnie D. Jennings 
Lanita Nicholson 
Gwyn Adams 
Til den Mathis 
Bessia Scott 
Esther Felts 



Daphine Spainhour 
Gwyn Harper 
Lina Forester 
Lessie Wallace 
Herman Sprinkle 
Ora Edmisten 
William Spicer 
Sherman Queen 
John Shook 
James Allen 
Edwin Crews 
Bryce Caudill 
Warren Kilby 
Myrtle Norris 
Myrtle Foster 
Blanche Parsons 
Beatrice Parsons 

COLORED 
Frank Dobbins 
Mattie Witherspoon 
Sylvester Ferguson 
Lindsey Ferguson 
Creolar Horton 
Grace Horton 
Etta Horton 
Willie Horton 
Mary Horton 
Lola Martin 
Ester Farks 
John Campbell 
Eugene Simpson 
Lector Parks 
Rosy Parks 
Wray Carlton 
Wilber Ferguson 
Bessie. Carlton 
Lola Harris 
Dona Barnes 
Lillie Harris 
Clara Wade 
Davie Kelly 
Mae Harris 
Merlie Woods 
Stella Hampton 



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IC19) 



READING CIRCLE COMPLETED. 



On the completion of four consecutive years' of work ag 
outlined by the Gtatc Departs ' < " 7 '<.'' n ; .: rt'ci ench n'rvnber 
of the State's Teachers' Reading- Circle is awarded a diploma 
which is recognized by all the county superintendents of the 
State. Practically all the teachers of Wilkes County are 
members of this Reading Circle which is designed primarily 
for the professional improvement of its members, and follow- 
■ing is a list of those teachers who have completed the work: 



Absher, Mrs. M. A. 
Billings, J. G. 
Billings, Mrs. Maude 
Bumgarner, M. F. 
Caudill, Miss Eudemi 
Church, Crosby 
Crater, Miss Cynthia 
Durham. Cov 
Durham, H. A. 
Elledge, Hamilton 
Edminston. Gertrude 
Felts, C. S. 
Greer, Mrs. Mattie 
Greene, Mrs. Marie 
Gilreath, Miss Janie 
Hoots, Miss Ether 
Hoots, Miss Ora 
Hays, A. B. 
Hutchinson. S. C. 



Hendren, Mrs. Maie 
Jones, Mrs. Jettie 
Martin. Miss L. L. 
Mastin. M. P. 
aMcGrady, John 
Miller, U. A. 
Miller, Mrs. U. A. 
Miller, G. W. 
Miller, Miss Jettie 
Miller, Miss Lillian 
McGhinnis, V. 
McNeil, J. C. 
McNeil, Miss Cora 
Nichols, J. T. 
Pardue, Miss Ina 



Sebastian, I. E. 
Settle, E. W. 
Sale, Miss Mattie R 
Waddell, R. M. 
Wellborn, L. D. 
"Wright, Mrs. J. T. C. 

COLORED 
Biggers, P. A. 
Bowers, Lee 
Foust, A. H. 
Harris, C. C. 
Harris, Mrs. Bessie 
Hackett, Mrs. Luola 
Hackett, A. N. 
Majors, J. W. 



Richardson. Mrs. DacieRoberts, N. W. 
Sebastian, Y\ T . H. Transcu, J. I. 

Sebastian, D. C. Transou, Mrs. Emma 



(20) 



CERTIFICATES OF MERIT. 

The award of certificates o_f merit to all who were perfect 
In attendance during the fact year played no little par- m 
the increased enrollment and attendance here. There were 
752 children to receive these certificates of merit, and they 
came to get them at the Count." Commencement from one end 
of the county to the other. This is but one instance of many 
that might be cited to show the ever increasing interest on 
the part of our people in Ml things that pertain to the educa- 
tion of their children. It shows unmistakably that they are 
determined to give their child-en a better chance in the race 
of life than was allotted to them. This ha s become a per- 
manent feature in the work of the county. The following is 
a list of those who received certificates of merit for perfect 
attendance during- the past year: 



Parks Davis 
Scott Davis 
Viola Eller 
Clyde Eller 
Loyce Watts 
Gwyn Eller 
Clinton Eller 
Carl Hawkins 
Mattie Hawkins 
Sallie Hawkins 
Hugh Hawkins 
Katy Hawkins 
John Barnetr 
Lelia Ba-netr. 
Lake Barnett 
Flossie Barnett 
Esau Hodges 
Dewey Ho-iges 
Fred Horlges 
John Hodges 
Charlie Hodges 
Bettie Triplett 
Marice Triplett 
Iva Triplett 
Viola Welch 
Ruth Welch 
Rex Welch 



Rune Eller 
Nellie Matherly 
Elma Matherly 
Lillian Holioway 
Gracie Kilhy 
Blanche McBride 
Jennie McBride 
Thelma Cooper 
Ethel Cooper 
Edgar Thompson 
Clyne Cooper 
Masie Kail 
Elrnira Sidden 
Bern ice Holhrook 



Ada Transou 
Alma Wr'ght 
Vera Wright 
Blanche Jones 
Carrie Jones 
Sam Jones 
Lee Jones 
Louise Melville 
Ellen Esfep 
Hugh Steehnan 
Willie Steehnan 
Bertha Baity 
Elzenia Baity 
Icie Baity 



Georgia Lou Holhrook Delsie Baity 



Celia Curry 
Odell Blevins 
Flora Blevins 
Ada Bell 
Dorothy Bell 
Major Bell 
Grant Caudill 
Paul Caudill 
George Blevins 
Hattie Blevins 
Elenor Aosher 
Ochus Ahsher 

(21) 



David Brooks 
Ada Baity 
Rosalie Moore 
Herman Moore 
Emma Lee Walker 
Sallie Ree Walker 
Frank Walker 
Etta Belle Costner 
Homer Costner 
James Spurgeon 
Atta A L.owe 
W. Herman Lowe 



CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



&ea Welch 
John Wellborn 
Panl Wellbora 

Ray Wellborn 
Sallie Hendrix 

Pay Welch 
Lola Sheets 
Rosco Sheets 
Marie Waters 
Taft Mikeal 
Bettie Benga 
Alice Anderson 
Amanda Anderson 
Nellie West 
Jennie Carlton 
Everette .-'arsonr; 
Clifford Pilkenton 
Ella Bumgarner 
Roxie Wytitt 
Nelia Staley 
01 i Staley 
Thornton Staley 
Richard Staley 
Robert Staley 
Carl Colvard 
Mitch Shepherd 
Mamie Adkins 
McKriever Adkins 
Garlie Foster 
Troy Foster 
Francis Fester 
Venoer Foster 
Georgia C Teague 
Eugenia D. Teague 
Robert R. Teague 
Ina D. Whittington 
Glenn Beshears 
Bessie Beshears 
Zeb V. Beshears 
Nancy Beshears 
Nora Beshears 
Nellie Mikeal 
Gerna Walsh 
Mamie Vickers 



Ella Mae Bumgar 
Dosia Myers 
Vennie Myers 
Herman Wiles 
Flora Wiles 
Eala Wiles 
Donal Wiles 
Frazier Wiles 
Fannie Taylor 
Alice Abshers 
Orlena Abshcr:» 
Delia Abshers 
Lonnie Abshers 
Lonnie Billings 
Roy Holbrock 
Kermit Absher 
Arlie Rhodes 
Beatrice Whitley 
Maggie Rhodes 
Stella Blackburn 
Zellma Jennings 
Howard Brown 
Emma Bauguss 
Mary Bauguss 
Lura Pruitt 
Bertha Crabb 
Annie Bauguss 
Texie Richardson 
Alma Cheek 
Myrtle Pruitt 
Maude Pruitt 
James Cothren 
Chester Billings 
Barney Crabb 
Theodore Bauguss 
Arnel Pruitt 
Bahson Cothren 
Lyman Shepherd 
Wain Shepherd 
Virge Shepherd 
Buell Shepherd 
Ira Billings 
Vera Brown 
John A. Holbrook 

(22) 



ner Sewell Robinson 
Albert Jennings 
Edwin Jennings 
Walter Winkler 
Hubert Winkler 
Bradford Hendren 
Hoyt Hendren 
Nellie Mastin 
Lucyntha Mastin 
Stacy Williams 
Annie Mastin 
Charlie Mastin 
Isaac Anderson 
Emma Hester 
Annie Steele 
Arthur Steele 
Flossie Combs 
Ellie Hayes 
Bilmah Reid 
Ray Reid 
Glen Johnson 
Fay Johnson 
Sallie Anderson 
Amy Anderson 
Bertha Anderson 
Zella Tevepaugh 
Lucile German 
Annie Ruth German 
Jessie Swanson 
Elma Laws 
N. E. German 
Sam Russell 
Mabel Brock 
Fleet Brock 
Nellie Brock 
Eula Brock 
Vaughn Jennings 
Winnie Brock 
Odell Brock 
Stella. Bock 
Dwight Glass 
Harve Call 
Sanford Call 
Claud Call 



CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



Beatrice Nichols 
Esther Nichols 
Teddy Nichols 
Dwight Nichols 
Selma Nichols 
Edna Canter 
Alder Canter 
Lisha Bumgarner 
Linney Bumgarner 
Minnie Porter 
Annie Porter 
Gaither Porter 
Sallie Lovette 
Edna Lovette 
Mona Lovette 
Rachel Nichols 
Toy Nichols 
Edith Elledge 
Clate Kilby 
Kate Kilby 
Raemcn Foster 
Irnal Foster 
Gilbert Foster 
Zora Church 
Simon Bullis 
Colletta Foster ' 
Forest Foster 
Docia Mi n ton 
Colin Watson 
Ira Phillips 
Elsie Phillips 
Ruby Forester 
Mattie Sue Forester 
Bruce Crysel 
Jerry Crysel 
Kermit Watson 
Helen Watson 
Hazel Watson 
Hazel Hayes 
Helen Hair 
Taft Phillips 
Stokes Phillips 
Pearl Parsons 
Beatrice Parsons 



Conley Harris 
Savanna Harris 
Chyoplier Billings 
Mabel Bryan 
Thelma Johnson 
Nina Brown 
Mattie Rose Laws 
Agnes Surratt 
Lucile Scroggs 
Grace Earp 
Walter Earp 
Breta Pc-e Scroggs 
Ruth Hicks 
Hubert Pardue 
Eugene Pardue 
Agnes Pardue 
Lois Pardue 
Ruby Anderson 
Claud Anderson 
Lee Anderson 
Virginia Colvard 
Dakc Wellborn 
Alvin Wellborn 
Ivey Wellborn 
Lonie Lui'fman 
Mary Luft'man 
Eller Luff man 
Dewey Luft'man 
Grats Luft'man 
Sallie Holcomb 
Bessie Lowe 
Ralph Settle 
Hester Settle 
Wayne Tucker 
Emily Lyon 
Theodore Lyon 
Charlie Byrd 
Fannie Byrd 
Eller Byrd 
Vance Byrd 
Sue Lyon 
Grady Dimmette 
Hazel Martin 
Richard Martin 

(23) 



Garvis Glass 
Clyde Glass 
Eisie Foster 
Lestie Ba^netl 
Gaither Glass 
Audie Call 
Gwyu Adams 
Ruth Felts 
Vivian Prevette 
Effie Prevette 
Sudie Prevette 
Cain Prevette 
King Prevette 
Roy Nicholson 
Carl Nicholson 
Felix Souther 
Reginal Jones 
Edgar Turner 
Commie Gregory 
Ray Gregory 
L. P. Somers 
Etta Nicholson 
Ralph Myers 
Albert Myers 
Billie Myers 
Sallie May Mitchell 
Cora Bell Mitchell 
Clay Mitchell 
Sallie Everidge 
Fannie Everidge 
Johnie Somers 
Jimmie Somers 
Mertie Somers 
Otto Somers 
Charlie Somers 
Paul Casey 
Silas Casey 
Chy Rash 
Theo Tharpe 
Willie Tharpe 
Coy Tharpe 
Grace Tharpe 
Maie Tharpe 
Lora Tharpe 



CERTIFICATES OP MERIT 



Blanche Parsons 
Mia Whittington 
Myrtle Whittington 
Annie Whittington 
Florence Church 
Beartice Church. 
Wayne Eller 
Loyd Allen 
Myrtle Allen 
Cowles Hall 
Herman Dula 
Mamie Dula 
Garvie Foster 
Arlie Foster 
Taft Foster 
Alma Fester 
Edith Foster 
Avis Foster 
Vernon Marley 
Gwyn Parsons 
Ell: Id :ie Foster 
Lake Messick 
Robert G. Cheatwood 
Edith Hand" 
•Thelma Handy 
Dor;: Caudill 
Clev Cleary 
Cora Cleary 
George Jnfnes 
Nae Shumate 
Edith Bauguss 
Haiiie Sebastian 
Dora Sebastian 
Sherman Sebastian 
Lorenzo Sebastian 
Charles L. Sebastian 
"Willie Harrold 
Dora Harrold 
Treely Ha'rold 
Syble Harrold 
Ruth. Shatley 
Morgan Shatley 
Grace Shatley 
Gordon Shatley 



Ralph Martin 
Charlie Morrison 
Granville Morrison 
Luther Morrison 
Mary Eller 
Stella Eller 
Gertrude Pardue 
Archie Sale 
Blanche Sale 
Charlie Couch 
Bob Greene 
Lillian Calloway 
Ona Calloway 
Etta Greene 
Stella Pettyjohn 
Flavil Souther 
Cecil Johnson 
Georgia Johnson 
Rhoda Johnson 
Jettie Johnson 
Macey Johnson 
Cordie Johnson 
Russell Johnson 
Otho Johnson 
Paul John sen 
Silas Johnson 
Shirley Johnson 
Claude Hampton 
Ella Inscore 
Thelma Inscore 
Ethel Inscore 
Lura Gregory 
George Johnson 
Julius Johnson 
Charlie Johnson 
John C. Ray 
Dosie Souther 
Gladis Harris 
Lillie Bell Harris 
Mae Haynes 
Bertie Coffey 
Myrtle Jarvis 
Eula Mae Souther 
Kora Bell Souther 

(24) 



Maude Burcham 
Roxie Burcham 
Arlie Byrd 
Marshal Barker 
Major Barker 
Annie Barker 
Marcus Barker 
Eloise Greenwood 
Paul Church 
Rex Church 
Myra Sale 
Fannie Sparks 
Mackie Edwards 
Homer Barker 
Cecil Barker 
Fairley Royal 
Glenn Royal 
Lucile Parsons 
Virginia Dare Bernard 
Elizabeth Foster 
Hilliary Foster 
Herman Sprinkle 
Larry Brewer 
Myrtle Norris 
John Anderson 
James Allen 
Elizabeth Willis 
Richard Waugh 
Mary Trogdon 
Louise Shoaf 
Rufus Joines 
Inez Spainhour 
Minnie Hart 
Buster Forester 
Richard Cranor 
Harry Mechem 
Virginia Hix 
Ralph Marlow 
Richard Dean 
Annie Horton 
Burris Day 
Russell Day 
Boston Day 
Bernice Day 



CERTIFICATES OP MERIT 



Coyd Shatley 
Minnie Elledge 
Harrold Elledge 
Velna Myers 
Ruth Gregory 
Dafna Myers 
Eunice Gregory 
Paul Gregory 
Willie Wiles 
Dwight Church 
Wra. Lee Church 
Weldon Myers 
Edwin Myers 
George Myers 
Granville Eyrd 
Zona Byrd 
Mabel Bumgarner 
Jim Kilby 
Inez Caudiil 
Walsie Adams 
Gilmer Caudiil 
Clara Caudiil 
Maggie Rhoads 
Panzie Sebastian 
Horton Lowe 
Ray Pariier 
Nita Pariier 
Carrie Parker 
Eula Mae Parker 
Robert Parker 
Charlie Carson 
Alma Jennings 
Lucinda HeUdren 
Sherman Hendren 
Virginia Hendren 
Maude Walker 
Mansfield Jaryis 
Raymond Johnson 
Evie Chambers 
Nell Foster 
Bessie Parker 
Zilla Call 
Katy Chambers 
Vera Call 



Bossman Souther 
Clyde Souther 
Crommie Coffey 
Jonnie Jennings 
Charlie Jenrings 
Fannie Nicholson 
Nola Howard 
Darlie Jennings 
Minnie D. Jennings 
Spencer Howard 
Jettie Newman 
Collie MatMs 
Nellie Seine 
Lexie ReLue 
Lucile MafMs 
Tilden MatMs 
Nancy Adams 
Dumont Eskridge 
Erma Span 
Alma Span 
Clarn'o Darnell 
Ada Blaokbuin 
Carl McCarter 
Lottie Blackburn 
Clifton Blackburn 
Rosa Caudiil 
Albert Caudiil 
Elmer Caudiil 
Viola Longbottom 
Lula Longbottom 
Taimage Longbottom 
Gladith Longbottom 
Ethel Barker 
Dillon Barker 
Bonnie Rea Barker 
Hattie Barker 
Roy Cockerham 
May Cockerham 
Arlie Cockerham 
Tyra Cockerham 
Roy Thornton 
Delia Thornton 
Connie West 
Dwight Jarvis 

(2§) 



COLOBEB 

Lillie E. Sprinkle 
Era Dobbins 
Turner Sprinkle 
Owen Spencer Dobhms 
Clara Redmcnd 
Charlie Redmond 
Francis Boyce 
Ruby Smith 
Carrie B. McCurdy 
Ethel McCurdy 
Blanche McCurdy 
Jinnie E. Mitchell 
Willie Mitchell 
Eugene Mitchell 
Mabel Bynum 
Allen Bynum ' 
Sina Russell 
Thomas Lynch 
Leula Fugett 
Bessie Fugett 
Lonnie Fugett 
Rosa ITolloway 
Howard Hatton 
Charlie Hatton 
Avry Hatton 
Lee Hatton 
Eugene Hatton 
Omie Ferguson 
Boyd Ferguson 
David Wltherspoon 
Julia A. Martin 
Annie Sue Martin 
Lula Esta Sale 
Savannah Sale 
Willie Horton • 

Ida Horton 
Grace Horton 
Eugene Simpson 
Ester Parks 
Jessie Bass 
Allie Bass 
Julia Bass 
Eva Bass 



CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



Clyd( Gail 
Walter Dula 
Paul Bishop 
Nannie Bishop 
Henry Londerman 
Myrtle Steele 
Winnie Steele 
Margaret Sinithey 
Lena Hollar 
Commie Adams 
Fipps Leekie 
Edgar Reynolds 
Carrie Brookshire 
Tommie Church 
James Hix 
Esmarch Gilreath 
Irving Martin 



Xell Jarvis 
Noah Jarvis 
Minnie Sue Jarvis 
Lillio St. John 
Roxie St. John 
Noah St. John 
Agnes Byrd 
Taft Eller 
Katrina Walsh- 
Lola Sheets 
Roscoe Sheets 
Eugene Shepherd 
Clay Walsh 
Vessie Edmisten 
Albert Higgins 
Blanch Shepherd 
Bruce Crysel 



Mary Ldhdsey StafEordJerry Crysel 



Mamie Colvard 
Carrie Vance Foote 
Vide Caudill 
Ruth Caudill 
Francis Johnson 
Jam? ■ Hauser 
Eula Forester 
Carl Pettyjohn 
Eugene Pettyjohn 
Annie Pettyjohn 
Ila Adams 
In a Glass 
Henry Williams 
Monroe Curry 
Lytic McBride 
Fred McBride 
Eunice Greene 
Press Brown 
Hugh Lonsford 
Roy Mahaffey 
Bulb Mahaffey 
Clark Gregory 
Vaughn Mayberry 
Belle Lonsford 
Mayme Lonsford 
Joyce Lonsford 
Katie Lonsford 
Stella Ladd 
Foda Mayberry 
Emma Lee Mayberry 



Mamie Vickers 
Mattie Sue Forester 
Ruby For 
Cordie Long 
Beatrice Long 
Guy Tulbert 
Fayett Church 
Maggie Keys 
Maude Keys 
Frank Keys 
Ward Keys 
Claude Keys 
Clyde Keys 
Paralee Triplett 
Walter Woods 
Wayne Woods 
Clarence Woods 
Mamie Woods 
Roby Woods 
Loretta Woods 
Deloris Woods 
Leona Hawkins 
Hattie Hall 
Clyde Hall 
Robert Hall 
Bertha Hall 
Raymond Hendrix 
Osco Royal 
Mora Royal 
Ellie Royal 
(26) 



Maggie Bass 
Minnie Bass 
Noister Sale 
Katie Parks 
Pearlie Sale 
Ruth Parks 
Telia Carlton 
Mattie Carlton 
Pansie Carlton 
Mary L. Carlton 
Vertie Carlton 
Hattie May Carlton 
John Cundiff 
William Brown 
Grace Harris 
Louise Williams 
Emma Brown 
William Wellborn 
J. P. Brown 
Howard Roberts 
Fred Roberts 
Alma Glreath 
Mary Gilreath 
Alien Gilreath 
Ruth Kelly 
Hance Barber 
Ella Mae Brown 
Louise Lomax 
Ola Barber 
Talmadge Harris 
James Courten 
Charlie Whittingtcn 
Hubert Whittington 
Grace Gilreath 
Alease Watts 
Hattie Brown 
Floyd Anderson 
Stella Hampton 
Dennie Martin 
Lula May Martin 
Dorothea Martin 
Jimmie Martin 
Elizabeth Martin 
Thomas Hampton 
Reginal Cundiff 
Gwyn Cundiff 
Leora German 



LIBRARY CERTIFICATES. 



Desire to further stimulate interest among the boys and 
girl s in reading books in the school libraries the Board of 
Education lias given to each pupil in the schools who has 
read not less than fifty books during the calendar year a 
library certificate attesting to this fact. The following are 
the names of those who have secured these during the year 
1918-19: 



Roby Kilby 
Albert Jennings 
Fred Miller 
Emma Hester 
Grace Eller 
Annie Steele 
Charlie Elledge 
Paul Casey 
Silas Casey 
Lillian Edmistcn 
Gwen Hendren 
Gladys Cardwell 
Paul Swanson 
Louise Forester 
Jim Deal 
Elizabeth Winkler 



Rebecca Spicer 
Harry Dula 
Clara Blevins 
Margaret Iseley 
Audrey Hardin 
Estelle Deal 
Elizabeth Sucre 
Thelma Laws 
Hazel Church 
Clara Jones 
Xell Duncan 
Viva Fester 
Mary Hereon 
Roxie Fletcher 
Emma Lee Walker 



Sallie Ree Walker 
V T ernon Poplin 
Virginia Colvard 
Hubert Pardue 
Harold Sale 

COLORED 
Creolar Horton 
Grace Horton 
Etta Horton 
Nina Carson 
Catherine Horton 
Leonard Doughteu 
Carlen Graham 
Russell Horton 
Willie Guthrie 



TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. 

The meetings of the Teachers' Association have been well 
attended during the past year. Practically all of the teaeheis 
of the county are members of '.his body and take an active 
part in the work. These meetings have played no little pari 
in the progress which our county lias made along educational 
lines in the past decade. They have enabled the trackers t-J 
meet and know each other. They have given them higher 
ideals, greater inspiration, and more love for the work In 
which they are engaged. The colored teachers have an asso- 
ciation which meets regularly and which has done great good 
for the schools of that race. 



Alexander, J. F. 
Billings, C. E. 



Fairchilds, Albert Pennell, Miss Laars 

Gilreath, Miss FlarencePruitt, Miss Etta 

(27) 



TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION 



Bird, W. B. Gilreatli, Miss 

Blackburn, Miss Effie Gilliam, J. A 

Billings, Miss Maude Greene, Asa 

Billings, W P. 

Billings, Miss Rcxie 

Burc-ham, Mrs. Jane 

Bauguss, Miss Bessie 

Billings. H. E. 

Brewer, W. L. 

Bievins. Minter 

Bumgarner, M. F. 

Billings, Miss Grace 

Bird, Mrs. W. E. 



Janie M.Pruitt, Miss Bertie 
Poplin, Miss Mary 
Porter, James R, 
Parker, Miss Bora 
Pardue. Stepbx-n 
Revis, Miss Mary 
Revis, Miss Bertha 
Redding, J. P. 



Greene, Mrs. Marie 

Grider, W. W. 

Handy, Mrs. Susie 

Hinshaw, L. N. 

Hawkins, Francis 

Humphries. Miss AddieRay, J. B. 

Haynes, Miss Beulah Shatley, Miss 

Hays, A. B. 

Hays, Miss Iduma 

Hoots, Miss Ether 



Billings, Miss Minnie Howell, James 



Barker, M. F. 
Billings. Ira B. 
Bumgarner, Gaither 
Billings. J. G. 
Boyd, J. C. 
Choreh, Miss Fannie 
Comer, Mrs. W. T. 
Chitrch. I. C. 
Craft. W. R. 



Hollar, Miss Maude 
Hoots, Miss Eunice 
Hoots, Miss Ora 
Hutchinson, S. C. 
Hayes, Miss Pedia 
Harris, Miss Jennie 
Hendren, Miss Delia 
Howard, Blain 
Inscore, Miss Cora 



atrice 
Settle, Miss Ada 
Settle. Claude M. 
Smoak, Miss Nettie L. 
Sale, Mrs. Addie E. 
Sparks, Miss Maude 
Swanson, Mies Mary E. 
Sebastian, W. H. 
Sebastian. D. C. 
Sebastian, I. E. 
Settle, E. W. 
Salmons, Miss Ella 
Smoak. Mrs. Savannah 
Seiners. Miss Nell 



Craft. Mrs. Maggie M.Kyle, Miss Minnie R. Triplett, Miss Bess L. 



Carter, Miss Lillie 
Carter. Miss Mayme 
Comer, W. T. 
Clmrch, J. C. 
Cherr-s Miss Mabel 
CaHo-way, Miss Lena 
Church. Mis;, Vera 
Chambers, Miss R. 
D-arkarn. W. A. 
Darham Coy 
Durham, Mrs. Collie 
Durham H. A. 
Dixon, Miss Alice L. 
EUedge, Reid 
Edmist on Gertrude 
EHedge, C. B. 
Elledge Miss Docia 
Elledge, Miss Nora 
EHer. T. K. 
Elliott. J. S. 



Lane. J. F. 
McGrady, Spencer 
McCarter, Miss Maie 
Martin, Miss Lizzie 
McGhinnis, V. 
Mastin, M. P. 
Miles, G. W. 
McGrady, John 
McLean, Miss Bessie 
McNeil, J. C. 
Miller. Miss Lillian 
Myers, Miss Nettie 
Myers, Miss Hessie 
Miller, Mrs. Blanche 
Miller, G. W. 
Miles, Charlie 



Thompson Miss B. B. 
Triplett, L. A. 
Triplett, Miss Belva 
Wright, J. T. C 
Watts, F. C. 
Wellborn, James L. 
Webster, Miss E. 
Wall. Miss Bess M. 
Wood. J. H. 
Whittington. Miss C. V. 
Wellborn, L. D. 
Winkler, Miss x\nnie 
West, Miss Annie 
West, Miss Treva 
White, Miss Wardie 
Wall, Miss Hassle E. 



Mayberry, Miss MyrtleWoodruff, Miss Janie 
Moore, Mrs. Nellie Wood, Miss Maude • 

Nichols, J. T. Wyatt, Miss Cortfia 

Pardue, Miss Ina Willis, E. C. 

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TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION 

Elledge Spencer Parsons, J. C. Walsh, Miss Edith 

Foster, A. J. Pardue, Miss Mary Vannoy, Miss Ethel M. 

Fields, C. F. Porter, Miss Dona E. Yates, F. G. 
Faw, Claude C. 

RURAL LIBRARIES. 

We now have one hundred and fifty libraries in the 
county, one in every school both white and colored, and two 
hundred and forty-six supplements have been placed in 
(these. It is a source of much gratification to see how ex- 
pensively these books are being read by both parents and 
pupils. I desire to take this opportunity to extend my sin- 
cere and heartfelt thanks to the friends of education who 
have so greatly aided us i n this work. Without this aid 
many of the libraries which have gone into the schools of the 
county would not have been established. Wilkes County, by 
the way, has more original and more supplementary libraries 
than any other county in the State. 

In addition to these we have placed twenty second original 
libraries as allowed by the General Assembly of 1915. We 
have all the libraries both original and suppemeutary to 
which our county is entitled under the law and have on hand 
a number of applications waiting for the State aid to become 
available in December 1920. • 

As the school law limits the number of original libraries 
which may go into any county to six during each biennial 
period, perhaps it is as well to explain why our county has 
been enabled to place so many of these. There is a provision 
in the law which allows any county in the State having ap- 
plications on file in the office of the State Department of 
Education at the close .of the fiscal year ending the biennial 
period to secure those libraries which may not have been 
taken by other counties, hence Wilkes has been enabled to 
place one hundred and fifty original libraries instead of 
sixty to which she was entitled under the law— ninety of 
these having been forfeited by other coutnies. She has plac- 

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cd also one hundred and ninety-two supplements to her 

schools forfeited in like manner. This, I take it, is one of 
the most unmistakable signs of progress along the lines of 
educational development, and one of the strongest indications 
that our people are becoming vitally interested in the success 
and welfare of their children, they are becoming rapidly 
alive to the vast importance of placing the world's best lit' 
erature in their hands. The child who has access to a well 
selected library has a decided advantage over one less favor- 
ably situated. This thing of libraries for the public school 
is vastly more important than many of us, with more books 
than we can read, realize. Probably we do not stop 1 () think 
that there are hundred'-, of pupils who hunger and thirst af- 
ter good reading, win* idle away the long winter evenings 
longing for something to read, but without the opportunity 
to satisfy that longing. It is for these children that books 
are necessary, books to feed their starving minds, books to 
incite them to intelh ctual growth, books to make them think- 
ing men and women. 

THE COUNT* COMMENCEMENT. 

[he county commeneemenl this yeai -< in held iv, 

sections. The arrange nent id the vai : i " hips 
practically the same as that of a year ago. 

The commencement for the first group was held ; ; ' Mil- 
lers Creek on Apr:! 19th, that tor the second group tt Moun- 
tain View On A.prij 26th, that for the third group at Wilkes* 
oro on May 3rd. that for the fourth group at Konda on 
May 17th. The commencement for the colored was held at 
"Wilkesboro on May 9th. Without an exception these were 
well attended and each was a success beyond the most san- 
guine expectations of its promoters. Contests i n reciting and 
spelling were held and medals were awarded to the winners. 
On these days teachers, school committeemen and those in- 
terested in public education gathered from all parts of the 
county and witnessed the graduating exercises of the class of 
1919, 110 strong from the common schools. Each graduate 

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was presented with a diploma certifying that the holder had 
completed the common school course. These were indeed gala 
days for the people of Wilkes County and were in keeping 
with the educational development of the past few years. To 
my mind this is the most forward movement of our people 
along educational lines yet undertaken. The County Com- 
mencement will become a permanent feature in the educa- 
tional work of the county and no doubt will be instrumental 
in inspiring many of our boys and girls to remain in school 
who would otherwise drop out in the lower grades. No doubt 
a number of these will go through the County High School 
thus securing the diploma given on the completion of the 
eleventh grade, while some of these will go on to college and 
complete their education. Who can tell what possibilities 
are wrapped up in the County Commencement % 

WAR SAVINGS SOCIETIES. 

In response to the request of the Board of War Activities 
a campaign wa s launched looking to the organization of War 
Savings Societies in the various districts with the result that 
forty-five schools were organized. Practically all of these 
were active in the sale of thrift stamps and war savin.-. 
stamps, several thousand dollars being sold through these 
agencies. The following is a list of the schools which organ- 
ized societies: 

Antiocli No. 2, Col. New Castl9 No. 2. Col. 

Boomer No 1 New Castle No. 7. 

Boomer No. 2 Col. North Wiikesboro No. 1. 

Brushy Mountain No. 2. North Wlkesboro (Central) 

Edwards No. 3. North Wiikesboro No. 2. 

Edwards No. 12. North Wiikesboro No. 1, Col. 

Edwards No. 1, Col. North Wiikesboro No. 2, Col. 

Elk No. 1 Reddies River No. 4. 

Elk No. 1, Col. Reddies River No. 5. 

Jobs Cabin No. 2. Rock Creek No. 5. 

Jobs Cabin No. 2. Rock Creek (Mountain View) 

Jobs Cabin No. 4. Rock Creek No. 5. (Juni@r) 

Lewis Fork No. 2. Somers No. 5. 

Lovelace No. 3. Traphill No. 1. 

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WAR SAVINGS SOCIETIES 



Moravian Falls No. 1 A. 
Moravian Palls No. 1 B. 
Moravian Falls No. 2. 
Moravian Falls No. 3. 
Moravian Falls No. 5. 
Muberry No. 2. 
Mulberry No. 3. 
Mulberry No. 5. 
Mulberry No. 8. 
New Castle No. 1, Col. 



Unicn No. 5. 
Walnut Grove No. 5, 
Wilkesboro No. 2. 
Wilkesboro No. 2. 
Wilkesboro No. 5. 
Wilkesboro No. 6. 
Wilkesboro No. 1 ; Cot 
Wilkesboro No. 2, CoL 
Wilkesboro No. 2, Col. 
Wilkesboro No. 3, CoL 



RED CROSS ORGANIZATIONS 

A campaign was made during the year for Junior 
Cross Members resulting in the organization of seyeral so- 
cieties in the schools here and yonder. These orgaaizstfioOT 
were right active in raising funds for the prosecution of the 
work. Following is a list of those schools where Junior 
Cross Societies were organized : 

Brushy Mountain No. 3. Rock Creek No. 5. 

Edwards No. 12. Traphill No. 1. 

Jobs Cabin No. 2. Traphill No. 4. 

Mulberry No. 5. Walnut Grove No. 4. 

New Castle No. 2. Walnut Grove No. 5. 

New Castle No. 7. COLORED. 

RerMies River No. 1. Elk No. 1. 



HONOR ROLL FOR TEAOEERS. 

Early in the year the following letter was sent to all fc&g 
teachers : 

We have decided to again adopt the Honor Roll far tfee 
teaeher s of the county for the year ending June 30, 1919. The 
names of all those who succeed in getting on the Honor BoH 
will he rmblished in the local papers and also i n the nrmu®l 
report for 1910. The recpiirements are as follows: 

1. Are you a member of the County Teachers' Assockfci&r^ 

2. Are you a member of the State Teachers' Reading Cit'dsf 

3. Did you attend a summer school or the Teachers' Irss&i*- 
tute in 1917 or 1918? ... w 



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4. Do you have desk copies of the text books which yon 
are required to teach ? 

5. Do you read any educational journal? If so, what?.... 

6. Have you raised any funds this year? If so, state 
amount raised and for what purpose ? 

7. Have you improved the house and grounds hi any way? 
If so, how, and to what extent ? 

8. Have you visited the patrons of your school this term? 

9. Have you held any parents' meetings, debates, spelling 
i matches or entertainments ? 

10. Have you enrolled any club members this year? 

11. Will your school be represented at the Township Meet- 
ing, and at the County Commencement in any of the contests? 

12. Have you observed any special day in school this year? 
If so, what ? 

13. Have you held or tried to hold a Moonlight school in 
your district this year ? 

14. Have you contributed anything to the Educational De- 
partment in the local papers this year ? 

15. Have you established or tried to establish a school 
farm or garden? 

16. Have you organized a War Savings Society in your 
school this year? 

17. Have you organized a Junior Red Cross Society in 
Iwirr school this year? 

IS 

Number IS is intended for any particular activity which 
he teacher thinks worthy of mention and which may be 
ounted in lieu of any of the above. The Superintendent is 
3 pass on the merit of this number. 

Those answering 70 per cent, of these questious in the 
ffirmative will he entitled to a place on the Honor Roll. 

Assistant teachers will answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, S, 
ad 14. 

Following is a list of those teaehers meeting the re- 
lirements : 
. L. Brewer "Mass Ora Hoots Miss Mattie S. Sale 



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Miss Minnie Billings 

M. F. Bumgarner 

J. C. Church 

W. R. Craft 

Miss Mayme Carter 

Miss Alice Dixcu 

W A. Durham 

Coy Durham 

Mrs. Collie Durham 

A. J. Foster 

Miss Janie M. Gilreat 

Miss Florence Gilreat 

Asa Greene 

A B. Ji^ya 



3. C. Hutchinson 
Miss Eunice Hoots 
Miss Ether Hoots 
Mrs. Minnie Kyle 
J. F. Layne 
V. McGhirmis 
Charlie Miles 
Miss Bess McLean 
Miss L. L. Martin 
Miss Mary Parous 
hMiss China K. Redmons 
hMi^s Bertha Rst»s 
Mrs. Bettic Roberts 



Mrs. Addie E. Sale 1 
D. C. Sebastian 
Miss Belva Triplett 
L. O. Wellborn 
Mis? Janie Woodruff 

COLORED 
Mrs. Louester Dobbins 
Mrs. Sarah Patterson 
J. I. Transou 
Mrs. Emma W. Transou 
IMrs. K. C. Witherspoon 
Mrs. U. A. Mller 
G. W. Miller 



STANDARD 0? EXCELLENCE. 



Early in ike year Lhe fcilowing -letter was seat to all the 
teacliers of the c m • ,- 

'&■< In order to . stimulate the work i E the county we have 
decided to again establish the Standard of Excellence which 
obtained here last yy:cc. The names of all the schools that 
can measure np to the requirements m ■'■■ ■ ■ l here will be 
published in the ■ pa ers and alss in the annual report 

of the public schools. The requirements are as follows: 

1. Is the :■ aool building painted? 

2. Has the school a bell? 

3. Has the clis':ric1 an original school library? 

4. Has your ?cha>)l library. been supplemented? 

5. Has youi school been supplied ;vith desks? 

6. Has your school be< o supplied with maps, blackboards 
and charts ? 

7. Has you school enrollment reached not less than 90 per 
cent, of the original school census? 

S. Has the average daily attendance in your school this 
year reached not less Hi an 75 per cent, of the enrollment • . . . . 

9. Has your school enrolled aiy club members this year?. . 

10. Has your school observed any special day this year?.. 

11. Has ycur school any debates, parents' meetings, spell 
ins matches or entertainments this year? , 



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12. Has your school raised any funds this year for any 
purpose ? 

13. Has your school held or tried to hold a Moonlight 
School this year? 

14. Have you improved the sell oolhor.se and grounds this 
year ? 

15. Have you established or tried to establish a school 
farm or school garden this year ? 

16. Has your school organized r War Savings Sod ty this 
year ? 

17. Has your school organized a Junior Red Cross Society 
this year ? 

Those answering 70 per cent, of the above questions in 
the affirmative will be entitled to a place on the list of A-l 
Schools. 

The following is a list of those schools which met the re- 
quirements : 

Brushy Mountain No-. 3New Castle No. 2 COLORED 

Edwards No. 11. Reddies River No. 3 Beaver Creek No. 1. 

Edwards No. 12. TrapMll No. 4. Boomer No. 1 

Jobs Cabin No. 2. Wilkesbcro No. 2. Elk No. 1. 

Moravian Falls No. 1 WilkesborO No. 4. Trapbill No. 1. 

Mulberry No. 5 Wilkesboro No. 2. 

THE WORK OF TEE YEAR. 

The year just closing has been a successful one. The en- 
rollment and attendance have really been phenomenal when 
we consider the percentage enrolled and in attendance in the 
country as a whole. In the increase in the valuation of school 
property, in the number of painted schoolhouses and in many 
activities the progress has been truly gratifying, 

During the year we have increased the number of our sup- 
plementary libraries. We inere&sed the number of houses 
with bells, a number of buildings have been erected while 
others have been repaired. 

Our county high schools at Wijkes&or© and Ronda have 
done good work thi§ year. These sefceete give free tuition to 

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all public school teachers and to those above the seventh 
grade. The school at Ronda has a course of study covering 
two years while the school at Wilkesboro covers a period of 
four, preparing the student to enter college. 

A well equipped dormitory is in operation at Wilkcsboro 
where good board i s furnished as cheaply as possible. At 
Ronda good board may be obtained in private families at 
reasonable prices while cottages are rented to those who wish 
to board themselves. There are two other schools in the coun- 
ty which prepare students for college; North Wilkesboro 
Graded School and Mountain View Institute. At the latter 
place two excellent dormitories are in operation, one for the 
girls and one for the boys. Board here is given on the co- 
Operative [dan or at actual cost. 

By means of circular letters, correspondence, the local 
press, the telephone, through visits and personal interviews 
I have endeavored to keep in close touch with the work this 
year. 

Certificates of Merit were given to 752 children in the 
public schools that had not been absent during the term. 
This feature has done more, perhaps, than any other one 
thing to encourage attendance in the schools. It has become 
a permanent feature of the work here in the comity. 

Awards of honor were again given to those who had been 
perfect in spelling and two hundred and forty-four children 
were present at the county commencement to receive these. 

An interesting teal ore of the commencement exercises 
was the award of gold medals to twelve children who had at- 
tended school every day for seven years. 

A colored commencement wa s held at Wilkesboro on 
May 9th and was largely attended by the colored people from 
all sections of the comity. Five diplomas of graduation were 
issued, ninety certificates of merit were given for perfect 
attendance, twenty-six awards of honor were presented for 
perfect spelling during the term and eight library certificates 
were given. The library certificate plan was continued this 
year. To every pupil in the public schools of the county who 

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had read no less than fifty books from the library during the 
year was awarded a library eertifilate. Forty-two certifi- 
cates were given this year. This lias also become a permanent 
feature of the educational work of the county. 

A very interesting feature of the work this year was the 
series of preliminary contests in the various schools for the 
purpose of selecting two pupils to represent the district in 
the township contest. These preliminary contests were held 
on Friday afternoon. March 21st, when two pupils were chos- 
en both in spelling and in reciting and declaiming to take 
part in the township contest on March 29th. At this time two 
contestants were chosen in both spelling, reciting and de- 
claiming to represent the township at the group county com- 
mencements. The winners in the commencement contests had 
the distinction of being the successful ones in three successive 
contests. 

Hundreds of debates, spelling matches, entertainments 
and parents' meetings were held during the year. School 
fairs were held in some districts. The State Board of Agri- 
culture at its semi-annual meeting in June of last year, and 
also its meeting in December made an appropriation for the 
purpose of encouraging the holding of these fairs. 

The Honor Roll for teachers and the Standard of Ex- 
cellence for schools which have again been in operation this 
year has each been productive of most excellent results, stim- 
ulating the work in many ways. 

We conducted this year an Educational Department in 
the local papers where die teachers had the opportunity to 
exchange ideas, views and plans of work, where they might 
'tell of the activities of their respective schools and thus ac- 
quaint each other and the public generally with what was 
being done under their supervision. Several teacher s took 
| ^advantage of this and we feel that the work was materially 
benefitted. 

Comparative charts showing the progress in education 

and the conditions in each township along educational lines 

■were placed upon the. walls of the office of the Board of Ed- 

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ucation and exhibited at the meetings of the Teachers ' Asso- 
ciation. An outline township map of the county was also dis- 
played in the same manner showing by various colors the 
percentage of enrollment and average daily attendance in 
each. This has been helpful in inciting a healthy rivalry be- 
tween the several townships. 

We again adopted the method introduced in the schools 
last year of giving certificates for perfect monthly atten- 
dance. Tlris, for obvious reasons, has helped the daily aver- 
age attendance in many schools. 

In conclusion I wish to express my grateful appreciation 
of the assistance and cordial co-operation of the members of 
the Board of Education, the clergy, the bar, the press, the 
school committee, the teachers and friends of education all 
over the county who have given to me and to the cause of 
education their most loyal support. 

•With thankfuli es s to God for His blessings upon the cd 
ucational work of the year now closing, and relying upo; 
Him for divine guidance, may we rededicate ourselves to tin 
greai task which lies out yonder in the future before us. Ma; 
the friends of popular education he aroused to a sense o 
their duties, their responsibilities, and -their opportunities 
Let no one be content until pro >er . : . eati nal facilities ar 
provided for all, a comfortable building properly equipped 
and above all a teacher trained for the work, one wl ose pej 
sonality can touch, inspire and direct the boyg and girls 
the State; teachers whose lives are in every way an inspire 
tio n to their pupils and which will point them to highe: 
nobler and purer things. 

A TEACHER'S CREED. 

1 believe in boys and girls, the men and women of 
great tomorrow; that whatsoever the boy soweth the rm 
shall reap. I believe in the curse of ignorance, in the effieai 
of schools, in the dignity of teaching, and the joy of scrrii 
another. I believe in wisdom as revealed in human lives 
well as pages of a printed book; in ability to work with t 

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hands as well as to think with the head; in everything that 
makes life large and lovely. I believe in beauty in the school 
room in the home, in daily life and out-of-doors. I believe in 
laughter, in love, in all ideals and distant hope s that, lure us 
on. I believe that every hour of every day we receive a just 
reward for all we are and do. I believe in the present and 
its opportunities, in the future and its promises, and in the 
divine joy of living.— EDWIN OSGOOD GROVER. 

A CREED OF CHILDHOOD, 

Every child has the inalienable right to be born free 
from disease, free from deformity and with pure blood in 
its veins and arterie s 

Every child has the inalienable right to be loved; to have 
its individuality respected ; to be trained wisely in mind, 
body and soul; to be protected from disease, from evil in- 
fluences and evil persons ; to have a fair chance in n i >e * an( i 
to he brought up in fear and admonition of the Lord. — Court- 
esy Indiana State Board of Health. 

WILKES COUNTY SERVICE FLAG. 



In the office of the Board of Education at Wilkesboro is 
displayed a service flag containing fifty-three stars, fifty of 
these are blue and three are golden. These stars represent 
the teachers who have gone from this county into the ser- 
vice of the United States Army. Three of these made the su- 
preme sacrifice. Their names are as follows: 



Charlie Burchett 
Charlie Felts 
Irormie Walker 
Ralph Swan son 
James Haynes 
Robert Par due 
Sherman Crater 
John S. MeGrady 
Harvey Walker 
John Yv 7 . Joines 



Clyde Harrington 
Robert Whitley 
Clonie Richardson 
Reid Elledge 
Andrew H. Casey 
Grover Caudill 
W. E. Comer 
Robert Casey 
Boyce Mayberry 
C. C. Sidfien 

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George Estep 
A. E. Triplett 
Challie McNeil 
C. J. Hawkins 
Charlie Walker (Dead) 
Coite Jones 
James Taylor 
Wilbur Stamey 
W. G. Gaston 
Quincy Colvard 



A. Blaine Hutchinson Laudie Dimmette 



John W. Hall 
Bower Hall 
Monroe Blevins 
J. B. Dancy 
Hampton Elledge 
James W. Hayes 
C. L. Comer 



Walter Miles 
John Burcham 
Elisha Edmisten 
A. C. Sidden 
A. G. Church 
Mac Joines (Dead) 
J. F. Haynes 



These have taught in the public 
or are Wilkes County citizens. 



Claude Triplett (Dead) 
James Howell 
Thornton Marlowe 
Felix Webster 
John Reeves 

COLORED 
T. W. Cowan 
W. E. Webb 
schools of the county 



SEVEN YEARS PERFECT ATTENDANCE. 

Names of those pupils who have been perfect in attend- 
ance for seven years, and who have received gold medals: 
Esther Nichols Hubert Pardue Ralph Myers 

Beatrice Nichols Coy Tharpe Edgar Reynolds 

Ney Shumate Willie Tharpe Rollen Jones 

Zella Tevepaugh Theo Tharpe Press Brown 



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Apply for catalogue. 




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this with one of our water systems. 

We have them to suit your conditions. 

BETTER COME IN AND TALK IT OYER OR WRITE US TO COME 
LOOK IT OVER. \ 

Wilkes Plumbing Works, 

NORTH WILKESRORO, N. C. 




Our Customers must be satisfied* A satisfied eastomer is our best 
advertisement. We have the best goods that 
mouey can buy at the price. Our price 
to you is always right 

Nails, Barb Wire, Roofing, Tools, 
Cutlery, Guns, Etc. 

Aiyihiug for the farm or shop. Furniture to suit you and your 

pocketbook. 

Marlow-Shook Hardware Co. 

NORTH WILKESB.ORO, NORTH CAROLINA. 



A. McLean 



WHEN IN NEED OF SADDLES, HARNESS OR ANY- 
THING pi THE LEATHER LINE. 

Also we handle Coini.vy Produce of all kinds. Anyone wish- 
ing to sell any of the above, come and sec — 

Wo A. McLean, or Phone 62 

NORTH WXLKESBORO, N. C. 



R. C. HENDREN, Jeweler 

NORTH WILEESBORO, N. C. 

"Watches, Clocks and Jewelry for sale. Wiieu in need of 

anything in my line give me a call. Repairing a Specialty. 

> 

Satisfaction Guaranteed. 



Read the Advertisements 



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Patronize Our Advertisers 




Equipped with cleaning fan goiter — safety spring and genuine 
Rowan White flint buhys. Dui-t entirely cf steel and iron on wood 
Skids. 

The stone housing is macli n? turned and the buhrs are ground 
to a perfect running face, the stones always in lino. Makes the 
highest quality of 

SWEET TABLE MEAL, &SAHAM LUtD BUCKWHEAT FLOUR 

The R. C. Meadows Imperial Iron .raFme Corn Mill gets and 
holds the trade, and helps you make a larger percentage of profit. 
on your mill investment. Not in any trust. Seld direct to purchas- 



Tou Cannot Bny a Better Mill at asy Cost. 
Write today for Catalog. 

R. C. Meadows Mill Mfg Co., Inc. 

FOKES KNOB, S. C, C. S. A. 



€. E. JEN'SINS G. A. WHITE VAUGHN-HEMPHTIL CO. 







NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 




Steves, Ranges, Oil Ranges, Lawn Mowers, Nails, Plows, Hoes? 

Shovels, Cultivators, and all Farm Implements, 

Barbed Wire, Etc. 

Best Ready-Mixed Taints and Lewis' White Lead and Pure Linseed 

Oil. 



ilkesoorOj 

Capital Stock Paid In $30, 
Surplus, $7,500.00 



''Accommodation of Customers 

Our First Consideration" 



R. L. DOUGHTON, Pres. F. D. FORESTER, Vice-Pres. 

CLEM WRENN, Cashier. 






Are yon protected from PUNCT- 
URES and BLOWOUTS? If not, in- 
vestigate the 



i^i 2? o 



No Blowouts, No Punctures, No 
Flat Tires, No Inner Tubes required 
when you use the Dayton Airless 

Tires. 

We hare a full line on hand, and 
we will fee glad to demonstrate them 

to you. 



eeo UGiiipany, 

Agents for Wilkes County 
Phone 84 North Wilkesboro, N, G. 



Read the Advertisements 

:-: and :-: 
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NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

POULTRY, EGGS, GAME, BUTTER, ETC., 

I BUY ALL KINDS OP COUNTRY PRODUCE AND PAY 

SPOT CASH AT HIGHEST MARKET PRICE 

CALL AND SEE ME. 




cf North Wilkcsboro, N. C-, calls your attention to the fact that their 
cream customers are well satisfied and making more cut of their 
dairy products than they have otherwise done. Hence, we ask the 
farmers to investigate, as we feel it much to their interest to do SO. 



Blue Mont Hotel 



.NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 
J. B. McCOY, Proprietor. 

American Plan. Rates $2.50and up per clay. 
Centrally located. 
Two minutes walk to station. 





Brighter 




For Sale By 



North Wilkesboro. N. C. 



1© 



Al 



Phone No. 69, Night and Bay, North Wilkesfeoro, N. C. 



or 

43 



Fall line of coffins, caskets, steel vaults and other funeral sup- 
lies of best quality and at lowest prices. 
AM calls answered promptly, day or night, town or country. 

MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES 



Marble, Granite, Wjhite, Bronz — all 
styles and prices to suit everybody. 
Workmanship, material and satisfac- 
tion guaranteed. 




J. L. TURNER. 



Vkom 69. 



Phone 69. 










p ^ i ;/ f E7 o /<% r> a 



IN RECIPES CALLING FOR SODA OR SALERATUS ALWAYS 

use ARM Sc HAMMER BRAND 



PURE 
SODA 

THE BEST SODA 
COMES ONLY 
IN PACKAGES 

BEARING TRADE MARK 

ARH&HAMMER 




IT COSTS NO MORE 
THAN INFERIOR 
PACKAGE SODA. 
NEVER. SPOILS THE 
FLOUR.ALWAYS KEEPS 
SOFT. BEWARE 
OF IMITATION 
TRADE MARKS AND 
LABELS AND INSIST 
ON PACKAGES BEAR- 
ING THESE WORDS. 



ARM & HAMMER SODA 



MADE ONLY BY CHURCH & DWSGHT CO., NEW YORK 

Sold by Grocers Everywhere 
write for arm and hammer book of valuable recipes free, 







If your car needs repairing; of any kind, we are at your 
service, day or night. We have had several years exper- 
ience and are well prepared to repair all makes of cars, 

10th Street Garage 

C. M. HART, Mgr. 

Day Phone 51 North Wilkesboro Night Phone 47 



The Nearest to Home Daily 



-The— 



Winston-Salem Journal 

Daily and Sunday One Year $6.00 : 3 Months Trial $1.50. 
— Address all communications to — 



The Journal, 



Winston-Salem, N. C. 



The above is just one of the reasons why "The Morning Journal" 
should be in "your" kome — there are a number of other reasons too — 
for instance — the full leased wire reports of the Associated Press — 
a dandy good sports page for the young men — timely, clever features 
for the home and children all combined to make The Journal the 
ideal "Home Paper" for Western North Carolina. 




Optometrist 

I have just installed an up to date Electrical Test Cabi- 
net and am fully prepared to fit any kind and style of eye 
glasses desired all work fully guaranteed. 

I carry in stock a select line of Kodaks and Photo Sup- 
plies, Watches and Jewelry. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



. . . __ . "• -;■'■■•>/■■■. ~ ^ 




RUY5DAEL 

Landscape Spring. 
Bepr.odnctions of the World's Great Paintings. 

One Cent Size: 3x3.1-2 For SO or more. 

Two Cent Size: 5 1-2x8. For 15 or more. 

Ten Cent Size: 10x12 For 5 or more. 

Large Pictures for Framing: 

For schoolroom and home decoration. On paper 22x28. $1.25 for 

one; $1.00 each for two or more. T'->' i 

G4 page catalogue of 1600 minatv:?e illustrations for a dime. 

The Perry Pictures Company, 

Box C. C, 



Maiden, Mass. 




good because 



gOOd- 



Pati'onize your home mill and help develop Wilkes 

County. 




FORTIETH YEAR, SEPTEMBER, 1919 

MAGAZINE "EDUCATION" 

• $3.00 A YEAR 35 CENTS PER NUMBER 

The oldest high-class monthly magazine in the Onited States. 
SAMPLE TESTIMONIALS 

"Enclosed find check for renewal of Education the 39th remittance 
without a skip,— being one ofBicknell's charter members in 1879." 
—Homer K. Seerley, President Iowa Teachers' College. 

"Education is appreciated everywhere."— Geo. E. Walk. Lecturer on 
Education. N. Y. University. 

"I think no teacher actively engaged in teaching can afford to be 
without it."— E. A. Castle, Philomath, Oregon. 

"A magazine which we much enjoy."— Sister Mary Evangela, St. 
Xavier's Convent, Chicago, 111. 

"As necessary to a teacher as a medical journal to a physician. — M. 
T. Pritchard, Master Everett School, Boston. 

"Of greatest value to all who, are trying to formulate an education 
theory." President Faunce, Brown University, R. i. 

Publishers of Education 120 Boylstbn Street, Boston, Mass. 

Please send Education for one year to following address: 
I enclose $3.00 (or) 

I will pay $3.00 within 90 days.(Name) 

(City) 

Date k__ State 



Please note what Mr. C. C. Wrght said about Gowan's in 1911: 
"It gives me much pleasure to state that we have used Go wans' 
Preparation in our Jiome for several years and have always found 
it to be a most excellent remedy for external use. Since first using 
the remedy, we have always kept it in our house, and should not 
feel safe without a bottle of this King of Externals within easy 
reach. Some time ago, Mrs. Wright was threatened with a severe 
attack of blood poison- and the timely use of Gowan's. Preparation 
saved a doctor's bill and perhaps her life. I shall always speak 
in the highest terms of this most excellent household remedy." 

Since then, we have several years had our advertisement at Mr. 
Mr. Wright's solicitation, in the Annual School Report. Gowan's is 
highly endorsed by ex-Governor R. B. Glenn. Senator Overman, 
many ministers and Physicians; however all Good Druggists and 
Dealers sell it with the understanding that if it fails to give entire 
satisfaction, we will refund the price paid. , 

While evrything has advanced in Price- we have sustained the 
great additional cost of Manufacture. Taxes, and Freight. Retailers 
are not charged any more than the old before the war prices. It is 
put up with Carbolated Animal Fats, and will not soil the clothes or 
do any harm. 

This is a picture of the package: 




THE ORIGINAL GOWANS 



Itepsi 

HE ! %°XSi-'M las 

^''GOWANS 



PF!Ej!Af»jKTiOM 

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PI r*»tRWM£fttA 

PJ i t^it^fcSfV-^ 
|*y' rwpiiiwUiniMiitn 



It Pwttrates Rssldly. 



FOR COLDS, CROUP AND PNEUMONIA 

IT GIVES QUICK RELIEF 

FOR: Head and Chev : . CoiJ«. Coughs, Croup, Whooping Cough, 

Pneumonia, Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis, and All Inflammation 

and Congestion 

External Treatment, therefore absolutely safe. 

•JT| (JR /"2> The composition of GOWANS 

«\XiJJ~jXr wtno his a soothin 2 effect and the 
d i'i l -liM l iUU-iill l JJ ' U I I 'l il' iry healing medicines penetrate to 
■ I ' li lllVrll i i' l 'lJrliH'M' l ilf i y the seat of the trouole through 
every tissue Of the skin like a steel-tipped bullet, breaking up congestion, relieving 
inSimmation and rcdnclfig fever at a rapid rate. For Cold Troubles its merit is un- 
surpassed. Price paid will be refunded if entire »atisfac;ion is not given. Could 70a 
ask more? 

Avoid imitations. See that yon get GOWANS, the remedy that makes good 
every claim. 

■° A T PTIfVW' Don't accept "the same thing" or "something just as good"- There is 
v^AU IlVfil. only one origi«al. Remember the name — GOWANS. Sold up- 
on oar guarantee by Druggists. Prices 25c, 50c and $1.00 bottles. Free sample if yon 
write the GOWAN MEDICAL COMPANY, Concord, N. C. 



OWANS 



The Famous 
Tise Well Fixture 




The greatest water drawing 
device ever offered the public. 
Simple in design and strong in 
construction. Easy to operate, 

A child can operate it as eas- 
ily and quickly as a grown per- 
son. See your nearest dealer o? 



i^^y • im : j v;rite us for P rices - 



GALVANIZE© WELL BUCKETS A SPECIALTY. 

MANUFACTURED BY 



achine Work 



IRON, STEIL, BRASS AND ALUMINUM CASTINGS. 
WINSTON-SALEM N. C. 




Are sold in Wilkes County by the following Dealers:- 



Brame Drug Co., N. Wilkesboro 
J„ B. Church, Roaring River 
R. E. Darnall, Beuham 
J. A. Foster, Call 
J. M. Gaither, Wilkesboro, R. 1. 
W. P. Hampton. Windy Gap 
N. Ingram, N. Wilkesboro 
J. W.~ Jones & Co.. N. Wilkes- 
boro 

H. C. Kelly. Millers Creek 
Meadows Cheap Store, Pares 
knob, N. C. 
L. A. Mathis, Call 
N. Wilkesboro Drug Co., North 
Wilkesboro 

Walter Poole, Wilkesboro 
W. E. Parsons, Buck 
N. Shepherd, Lester 
Thos. Simmons & Son, Thur- 
mond 
W. E. Wiles, Pores Knob 



C, E. Wallace, N. Wilkesboro 
Mrs A. J. Bobbitt, Gilreath 

Caudill & Co., Reddies River Rl 

J. S. Elliott, Knottville 

J. T . Greer & Sons, Boomer 

Jno. A. Glass & Co., Wilkesboro, 

R. 2. 

H. E. Harrols, N. Wilkesboro 

H. H. Jennings, N. Wilkesboro 

W. H. Jones, Wilbar 

J. A. Keys, Darby 

P. H. Moore, Hunting Creek 

S. G. Nicks, Cycle, Star Route 

D. V. Nichols, Purlear 

W. A. Proffit, Elkviile, R. 1 

P. M. Reid & Co., Spurgoon 

A. G. Shepherd. Reddies River 

C. H. M. Tulbert & Co., Millers 

Creek 

R. H. White, Wilkesboro. 



Dr. Thachers Liver and Blood Syrup Her Indigestion and Biliousness. 
Thachers Stella Vitae — A valuable tonic for women. Money back if 
not benefitted. Dr. Thachers Diarrhoea Mixture for Doarrhea and 
Dysentery. Dr. Thachers Worm Syrup — The children like it. 
We will appreciate your buying from the dealer nearest you. 

Thacher Medicine Co., 



Chattanooga, Tenn. 





o 



First rate High School, 
Strong corps of teachers, 
Splendid Equipment, 
Heath ful Location. 



For catalogue or other informa- 
tion, address: 

The Superintendent, 
JAMES M. HAYS, Hays, N. C. 




There are few walls which receive such hard usage as the walls 
of a school. Wherever there are growing boys and girls in a building. 
it is only natural that finger prints and smears are found on the 
walls. 

In order to keep down the expense of repainting and to keep the 
school buildings in a healthy condition, it is necessary to use a 
paint that will withstand repeated washing. 



:iie-JLea 



Mixed With 



ii ooy rlatti 



il 



is such a paint. It can be washed with ease, time and time again, 
Without injury in any way. Dutch Boy flatting-oil will give a soft, 
restful, glossless finish, that is pleasing to the eye and restful to the 
nerves. Any tint desired can be obtained. 
Let us send you a descriptive circular. 



641-659 Freeman Avenue, 



Cincinnati, Ohio, 



NEW PRESSING CLUB 

We have installed a steam pressing outfit for pressing clothes 
and can give you quick and very best service. It is our desire to 
get business and in order to do so we have put in an up-to-date plant 
and a man from Winston-Salem will have charge of pressing depart- 
ment. 

Phone 295 

Sanitary Pressing Club 

Up Stairs over Amuzu Theatre NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C 



SHERIDAN SCHOOL SUPPLY CO. 

GREENWOOD, So C. 

If you are interested in the following School Supplies- we would 
be glad to quote you prices ana send catalogues: 

Maps, Charts, Globes, Blackboards- Erasers, Crayon, Bells, Gongs, 
Ink Wells, Clocks, Inks, Dictionaries, Pictures. Statuary- Mimeo- 
graphs, Duplicators, Sweeping Compounds, Letter Files- Pencil 
Sharpeners. 

School Desks, Teachers Chairs, Recitation Seats, Bookcase-?, 
School Stoves and Heaters- Drinking Fountains. Playground Appar- 
atus. Waterless Toilet System, Steel Lockers, Window Shafles, Foot 
Mats- Drums, Victrolas, Athletic Supplies. Manual Training and Do- 
mestic Science Outfits, School Wagons. 

Record Books, Report Cards. Promotion Cards, Programs- Invita- 
tions, Visiting Cards,- — engraved or Printed, Drawing and Examina- 
tion Papers, Spelling Blanks- Diplomas, Certificates, Medals, Class 
Pins, Class Rings- Banners, Pennants, U. S. Flags, Foreign Flags, 
Entertainment Books and Supplies. 

If you wish a good N. C. teacher, write to our Teachers' Agency. 
F. M. SHERIDAN. Manager, 



W. H. STARR, The Tinner 

Bells all kinds of roofing, tin shingles, sheet iron and rubberoid. 

If you are in need of roofing of any kind see him before you buy. 
If you want your house guttered see him, he will do it when you 
want it done. He runs a repair shop and will repair your sewing 
machine or almost anything you want repaired. 

Paints, Oil, Varnishes. The Starr Canner. the best on the market 
lou will find him in the Stafford building on 10th Street. 

FORTH WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. 



Get some Bee-Dee 





(Old, Reliable "Black- Draught'' for Stock and Poultry) 

Give it to your sick animals and fov/ls for such troubles as 

constipation., indigestion, liver trouble, loss of aopetita an«l 

colds! Also mix a little Bee Dee regularly with your i>ioc1r 
and poultry feed. IT PAYS! 



20c. GOc, $120 can:. 



At all merchants. 



biljf DdlUul pIsUP 

MAIE STREET, NORTH WILKE3BORO, N. C. 

Newly Equipped Bath Roooms. 

Agents for Dick's Steam Laundry. 

When you need a nice hair cut or shave give us 
a trial. Our Barbers have had years of experience. 

Make Our Shop Your Shop 



The Southern School Supply 



t? AA > 



N. C. 



Carries a large and well selected line of school desks, charts, maps, 
blackboards, globes, etc., etc-. 

WHEN IK NEED OF 



Of any kind do not fail to Tsritens. 

A satisfied customer is the best advertisement. We endeavor to 
fcecare the best 







For Fine Clothing at 
Reasonable Prices 

For Fine Pants at 
Reasonable Prices 

For Fine Shoes at 
Reasonable Prices 

For Fine Furnishings at 
Reasonable Prices 

For Fine Stetson Hats at 
Reasonable Prices 



Hart Schaffner & Marx and Griffon slothes always on band. 
Buy one suit and yon will always wear Griffon clothes. 

SHOES 

A complete line of men's, women's and children's Shoes. 
Flousheim, Howard and Foster, Star Brand and Godraan. 
Shoe s a Specialty 

A COMPLETE LINE OF SAMPLE SHOES AND SAMPLE 
HATS ALWAYS ON HAND 

THE BfG INDEPENDENT CLOTHING AND SHOE HGF&g 
OF NORTH WIDKESBORO 

J. T. PREVETTi 



\lt)x Year of the 



Appalachian Training School 

Begins August 19, 1919 

Twenty teachers and officers. 

5?lv& hundred students. 

Tea buildings used for school work. 

Two Sasrms. 

Klectric light plant. 

>&U charges very reasonable. 

<&A<tress, 

Secretary of the Faculty, 

BOOtfE, IT. C. 

Meredith College 

or Young Women 

Raleigh, N. C. 

Otters four years of genuine college work based upon 14 units of 
Mgk School credit. Courses lead to A. B. and B. S. degrees. Diplo- 
ids ia Aft and Music after completing four years of work. 

Library facilities excellent. Attention to physical education. 
"CtaMrgfeS moderate. 

B^r catalogue or further information write 

Chas. E. Brewer, President, 

RALEIGH, N. C. 



Keep Informs 




The period of readjustment js at hand. New conditions art- caw.-*., 
ing to pass and new issues must be met. You must read u 4§&i3i;, 
newspaper 10 keep informed and to know what is h.ipperuBg 5»x&> 
how decisions on important matters are reached. 

The man who is informed is the man who will keep ahead?. 

When you read a Dai-.^ Newspaper- read the best. 

We believe that we are giving you the greatest value toe yosas 
money when you subscribe for the Greensboro Daily News. 

Largest market report. Washington and Raleigh bureana. 

David Lawrence articles. London Times cable service. 

Special Sunday features including comics, special section, &R«8? 
magazine features. 

Write for sample copy. Subscription price: Daily |S per 3?twt:, 
Daily & Sunday $7. 



Greensboro Daily News. 



Greensboro. N. C. 





Are guaranteed to give satis- 
ion or your money will be 
Cheerfully refunded. What more 

-eould you ask? 



Kft£Sli&£k HOT WATER BOTTLES AND FOUNTAIN STPJNGES 
&BK SSABANTEED FOR TWO TEARS— THET HATE NO EQUAL. 

m mmw is low. f 



■W I I». »iWt^ia«uai 



^ostEEj*. KLENZO and pride of boston toilet abticles 

mt£ BEST IN THE WORLD. GET THEM AT THE 



5iV* 



Next to Post Office 



C. C. Clothing Co, 



NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C 



When in town make our store headquarters, and do &0% 
forget to buy one of our famous Style-Plus suits. Mach suit 
guaranteed. We are also agents for Peter's Diamond Br&ndl 
solid leather shoes, Biltrite and Steadfast shoes. 



The Wilkes Journal 

Wilfce* County's live weekly newspaper devoted t<* the up- 
and industrial development of the eounty. 

SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 
$1.50 A TEAR— "A]SD WORTH MORE* ..,, 

The Journal is edited with a view of keeping its readers posted On ali? 
the happenings of the town and county, and of the prieipal eveut* «£ 
the state, nation and the world— told in concise manner-. 

Artistic Commercial Printing 

The Largest and Best Equipped Job Office In Wilkes* 

THE WILKES JOURNAL 

.. ,., f ; nn*- wtt«*«% n« a. >•.. - ..« ,&*4 



DR. W.F.JONES 

DENTIST 

OFFICE OVER BRAME DRUG COMPANY 
NO:RTH WILKESBORO. N. C. 

VALLEY HOTEL 

MRS. MYRTLE FREELAND, Proprietor 

EXCELLENT TABLE. THE BEST OF SERVICE 

A Home-Like Hotel at Reasonable Rates. 



niiaii Taylor 



NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C. 

LADIES FURNISHINGS, XMAS LINE CHINA- 
WARE, NEW EDISON PHONOGRAPGH AND RE- 
CREATIONS. 

WE KEEP ON HAND AT ALL TIMES THE VERY 

LATEST IN LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR AND 

OUR RICES ARE REASONABLE. SEE 

US5WHEN IN NEED OiVANY 

THING IN OUR LINE. 



Absher & Blackburn 

The Leading Clothiers and Gents' Furnishings 



If you need anything 
CG'me and see ns, write 
lis, or phone us. 



We carry the most up- 
to-date' line of clothing 
and gents' furnishings, 
shoes, hats, etc. 



Stop and rest and make 
our place your home to 
store packages? etc. 



The Store of Quality 



CLEM WRENN, Pres. L V, WRENN, V.-Pres. W. A. BULLiS, Sec, & Irsas. 



PEACE OF MIND 

The sense of security which a life insurance policy given en- 
ables a man to do 1 better work, while the habits of thrift which it 
develops always reflect credit upon him in other directions. Today 
men generally realize more fully than ever before that life insurance 
is necessary for all. The poor man should carry life insurance, and 
the rich man should carry life insurance. As the first President of 
the nation so aptly stated over one hundred years ago: ''Life is al- 
ways uncertain, and common prudence dictates to every man the nec- 
essity of settling one's "temporal concerns'-' while it is in his power." 
There is today no more certain, more safe, or more wise way in 
•which to settle one's "temporal concerns" than by securing and 
maintaining an adequate amount of life insurance. What's more, a 
man must do it now "while it is- in lilt? power." 

. A MUTUAL BENEFIT POLICY insures peace of mind. 
The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. of Newark, N. J. 
W. A. BULLIS, Dist. Agent. 

Wrenn Insurance Agency, Inc. 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



Song Books 



WE HAVE SONG BOOKS FOR— 

CHURCHES 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

REVIVALS 

SPECIAL MEETINGS 

LITTLE FOLKS SONGS 

Books ranging in nrie* from Ten Cents to Sixty Cents. 

ALL OLE BOOKS IN BOTH ROUND AND SHAPED NOTES. 

Send us Ten Two-Cents Stamps (20c) and mention where yon 
saw this ad. Tell us your song book needs and what we send ycu 
may be returned and money refunded it "it is not what you want. 



Charlie 

Song Book Co. 

Tillman's Crossing, ATLANTA. GA. 



The Best Way 

To Keep Up 

With the World 



Is by reading a good newspaper that prints the news and is 
fair and honest in its dealings with public questions ad public 
men. 



The Charlotte News 

will please you if you want a good daily paper. We print the 
news of the state, the nation and the world. Price 3 months $1.75 
6 months $3.50. 1 year $7.00 strictly in advance. 



The Times-Democrat 

is an excellent semi-weekly, and the subscription price is only $1.50 
a year. Send us a trial subscription. 



NEWS PUBLISHING CO., 

W. C. DOWD, Pres. & Gen. Mgr. 

Charlotte North CaroHna 



Dr. W. A. Taylor 



Office on First Floor 
2-Story Brick Building 
on 9th Street 

N. WiEkesboro, N. G. 



Stop at the 

Berry 
House 

Excellent Service. 
Rates Reasonable. 
Our Aim to Please. 
Give Us a Call. 

k. H. BERRY, Prop. 



Safety Under All Conditions 

People who deposit money in this bank have the satisfaction of 
knowing that no matter what conditions may arise, every dollar 
they entrust to- us will be absolutely safe. The conservative manner 
in which our business is conducted assures this. We will be glad to 
have you make use of our facilities with the understanding that you 
will receive absolute protection and thoroughly efficient service. 

We pay 4 per cent. Interest on Savings Accounts and Compound 
the interest each tliree months. 

Pay your bills by check, as we furnish you a neat Check Book free 
and each check acts as a receipt, in this way you may save many dol- 
lars in a life time. If you haven't an account with us come in ancF 
open an account with us the first time you are in town. 

BANK OF WILKES 

Wilkesboro, N. C. 

C. M. SHEETS, Pres. C. F. MORRISON, Viee-Pres* 

L. B. DULA, Cashier. 



! 



Teachers 



FREE FOR YOUR SCHOOLS. (ASH OR PREMIUMS 
>0 GOODS FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS TO SELL. 
SOMETHING NEW, WRITE FOR PARTICULARS. 




The Southern Desk Co 

Hickory, N. C. 



School Desks and School 
1 1 Supplies 



Patronize Home Industry 



-» M a i » M88M I M II MM I MM f 



Our Greatest Book 

CROWNS OF LOVE 

At this writing, June 12th. 65,000 copies of 

Crowns of Love 

our great song book for 1919, have been printed and nearly all of 
them sold. Another edition of 20,000 copies is now in press, making 
a grand total of 85,000 copies demanded of the printers in the first 
six months of its publication. 

CROWNS OF LOVE contains 256 pages of the best words and mus- 
ic to be found anywhere, an unusually large number of the pieces, 
being new and up-to-date in every particular. 

Edited by A. J. Showalter- J. D. Patton, T. B. Mosley, H. M. 
Eagle, B. B. Beall and others of our very superior editorial staff, 
Crowns of Love is indeed a great book in every sense of the word.. 

Prices, Special Limp Binding: 35 cents a copy; $4.00 a dozen; 
$8.00 for 25, postpaid. 

By express, charges not paid: $7.25 for 25; $14.00 for 50; $27.00- 
for 100. 

Board binding: 40 cents a copy; $4.60 a dozen; $9.20 for 25 
postpaid. 

By express, charges not paid: $8.25 for 25; $16.00 for 50; $31.00 
for 100. 

Address orders to 

The A. J. Showalter Co., Dalton, Ga. 

or 

PERRY BROS. MUSIC CO,, Chattanooga, lens. 

and don't forget to specify the notation wanted— Round or Shape 
Notes. 



The Minimum Price for 
The Maximum Quality 



To aim high and believe one's self capable of reaching a certain 
object is half the success. The rule that long ago' we set ourselves : 
"minimum price for maximum quality," has proven its wisdom in very 
decided terms. This rule holds fast and we think it is a mutually 
fair arrangement to make between the buyer and the seller. 

But at end-of-season periods or between seasons we make prices 
even less than the minimum in order to close out surpluses and over- 
stocks with the least possible loss of time. These are the plain fact,; 
and to us seem sane and senible reasons why we hope to win new 
trade and to cement still closer the bonds of old customers. 

However, we do not think that all this will "just happen." Intelli- 
gent attention and quick perception of the customers' requirements 
are, of course a necessary and requisite part of the Store Service al- 
ways, and our employees co-operate to make that as much their pleas- 
ure as their duty. It is coincident with the progress of the store, and 
the fact that people know what to expect for their money here makes 
this prgress more of a definite reality. 

With our enlarged quarters we shall be able to serve our customers 
w-ith greater ease during the coming season, and will say that our 
lives of millinery, ready-to-wear, dry go^ds and fancy goocS will bo 
up-to-date in every particular. 



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VJOOUSj^O., Nor*h Carolina. 



Edwards & Brouiftton Printing Co. 

RALEIGH, N. C. 

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS and STATIONERS 

{Steel a&id Copper Plate Engravers, Manufacturers of Blank Book and 
Loose Leaf Systems 

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Glorious, Bubbling Vitality 

! X&M you know, my friend, that the possessionem a real, big, Vigor- 
'W®, healthy, vital nature means more today than it ever meant be- 
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Shis question for yourself. There is no doubt about it, our piesent- 
3ay standard of efficiency is forcing the weakling to stand aside, while 
robust buoyant health and vigor ever asserts itself and forges to the 
; ?Jmt„ reaping for itself an abundant harvest of happiness, health 
*ac| prosperity. Very few of the ills people complain of are actually 
$tte to disease. They are caused by a lowering of the vital forces of 
Ui<* body, brought about in one way or another, which could easily be 
sorrowed. 

T© attain this end much can be done by the individual himself, but 
Jsiature also needs assistance. We manufacture a little article which 
!»as proved a great aid to thousands of people so oppressed. It is 
^aMiOCl Electric Herculex. You wear it comfortably around your 
Nvaist nights. That is all there is to it. The gentle flow of electro- 
-galvaaic force which it produces flows into the body while you sleep. 
Thousands of these effective little devices have been successfully 
WS&d. ta all parts of the country, and so confident are we of what it 
■will do that we guarantee satisfaction in every case. You ought 
if<3&Uy fco investigate it. , • 

LET US SEND YOU OUR FREE BOOK 

We dislribate free to interested people everywhere a very attractive 
book, t&lli&g about the whole wonderful subject of electricity, and the 
|Wirt it piays ill the world's progress today. It also describes and pic- 
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«ac% of; people in all parts of the country who have used it. Write 
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life for youfand a happier and healthier vitality. Address. 
BR. E. "0. JORSTAD, Blue Earth, Mirtn. j 



Henry- Miller Shoe Co 

North Wilkesboro, N. C 



I The Oniv Exclusive Shoe Store Within a 
Miles ot North Wiikesbore 



We endeavor to handle the best lines of shoes- ata^>: g®d by 
so doing we hope to merit your patronage, a s everyone sfecs^^ 
appreciate a 

Good Shoe 

Our lines of hosiery are second to none such as the P!va«HX iV 
Interwoven and the Buster Brown. 

If you are not already a customer of ours, give us Jrds^ $)Fv 
der for the next pair and you will find that your- exp^m^fai^. 
for shoes will be less for the reason that you will get 

Good Dependable Merchandise 



avis & Company 

Dealers in 

33&OCERIES, PRODUCE, FEED STUFF AND SHOES, 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



TW lll HHW MIllil ill 





WHOLESALE GROCER 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 




"We lake this opportunity to thank the people of this community 
"Sap t&eir loyalty to dear Mr. Vaughn, his memory and life work. 
'W&fefe tfeey have shown In .supporting his work. The Lord con- 
: 4iBHS9S to bless his labor, and we are shipping his books into every 
'^fafttss 8» tiie anion, and thus we\are able to reach thousands and 
?feQ»«saads with the great message in sacred song that, he left ia 
)i5^a®. We «an furnish you with any and all his publications, 
l&Qaae &$ beginning. We give the names and prices of a few of the 
^QCs&S 'below. Mrs. John B. Vaughn, Athens. Ga. 

"^ttigfca's Kevival" 50c per copy. Both new revival songs and old 
fejna&Sw ^"Resurrected Songs" 35c each, largely old hymns with 
MJSsay wrrsal songs. "Ehcoes John B. Vaughn" 50c, only the best 
aWB£S o£ Mr. Vaughn's, "Memorial Number" $1.00. story of the life 
«t Mfe. Vaughn. } 

U 'Orders to 



John B. Vaughn Music Company, 



ATHENS, GA. 



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Fits or Falling Sickness Conquered 

FURTHER TESTIMONIALS 

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Los Angeles, Calif. , M*\y 33, S31& 
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your medicine, one year ago. .Trior to that time she had maay, »&& 
seemed to always he in a doze. Thanking you for what you hav^ 
done for her. (Signed) Ej. '.P., CUNNINGHAM, 

Covington- Ga., May s#lh, 191*1 
TOWNS REMEDY CO. 

Gentlemen:— My son has not had a convulsion in 9 o*- 10 >**&?&, 
He is well and making money. I attribute his recovery to your r«KK 
edy. I have recommended your treatment to a number of friem-Js. 

(Signed) f. W. KliN*^ 

Union. Miss., May 2Sth, IMS 
TOWNS REMEDY CO. 

Dear Sirs:— Since using your treatment I find- it to b«& the fo*v$i J. 
have ever tried for epilepsy. I will not be without it. « 

(Signed) VADA KEITH. 

Beeville, Texas, May 24th> 191& 
TOWNS REMEDY CO. 
,'S REMEDY CO. 

Dear Sirs:— We will say that our little daughter, age 7, has b%8& 
subject to epilepsy spell for six years. Since beginning yoffif 
treatment she has had but one slight attack in seven months; 1WU 
say that any one suffering with that awful disease, should wfthOttt 
fail begin your treatment, as it has performed wonders i» fe«^ 
ca ^ e - (Signed) W. 1. LUCAS, 

FREE BOOK 

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people free upon request. Address 

Towns Remedy Company, 

663 Third St, Dent N. Milwao^tp^ tlt^ 



THE ATLANTA JOURNAL 



ATLANTA. GA. 



8 Pages of 
Pictures 

Has been added to The Sunday 'Atlanta Journal, beginning March 
23, and continuing every Sunday. These pictures will be produced by 



• 



Rotogravure 



and printed on extra heavy, super-calendared paper, the highly- 
glazed stock which is used for the finest work. 

Rotogravure Pictures are the greatest and most costly feature ever 
developed for a newspaper. 



Local 

National 

International 



PICTURES 



Will be used. Be sure to place your order for The Sunday Journal 
in time. 

No present feature of The Sunday Journal is dropped. 

The Rotogravure secton is a 100 per cent addition without in- 
crease in price. 

SUBSCRIPTION BATES 

Single copy, Sunday, 7c; Daily and Sunday. 20c a week; $9.50 a 
year. Sunday only $3.25 a year. 

Orders may be sent direct to The Journal. Atlanta, or placed with 
any local agent. 



Every Tar Heel Should Read 
a Daily Paper from the 



Let yours be 





livening 

FULL NEWS REPORTS 
STATE NEWS CABLE NEWS 

FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE 
SATURDAY. FEATURES WEEKLY COMICS IN COLORS 

$6 A YEAR 
Send $1.00 for Trial Subscription Two Months. 



North Carolina's Best Known 

PIANO HOUSE 

Established 1894 by R. J. Bowen L 



The Bowen Piano Company 

has never been satisfied to fol- 
low the beaten trail of Piano 
Merchants. Aggressive — Ener- 
getic, always on the alert for 
better methods. Ever mindful 
of the interest of our customers. 
These have contributed to our 
success. 

Since 1894 the 
Owners 

Gulbransen Trade Mark 
and employees of the Bowen Piano Company, have been recognized 
as authority on things musical. They point out the relative value ot 
the different makes of pianos and player pianos, and assist the pur- 
chaser of a piano in selecting the instrument most adapted to his 
needs. 

One Price Policy 

The ONE PRICE POLICY of the Company has done much to stabi- 
lize prices in North Carolina and adjoining states. And has saved 
much annoyance and not a little money to people not accustomed to 
judging piano worth. 

BUT FROM THE HOUSE YOU KNOW 

Bowen Piano C* ompany 




ONE 



Courthouse Sq. 



PRICE 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 



TO ALL 



Phone 346 



Best Stock of Players, Pianos, and Player Rolls In the South, 



' Beautiful Rug 



woven to order from your old carpet, any size desired, 
rooms or halls. 

Request Price List. 

Oriental Rug Company, 

Corner Linden Avenus and Preston St. 
BALTIMORE, MD. 





LAUNDRY 

Collars - 2c 

Shirts - 10c 
Cuffs - 

GENERAL LAUNDRY BUSINESS 

Robt. F. Kern 

WATCHMAKER 

''Honest Work at Honest Prices, for Honest People" 
NORTH WXLKESBORO, N. C. 

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You'll be surprised how bright and cheerful you 
can keep your home by occasionally painting it with 
a good durable paint. And the cost is very slight. 
Give us the dimensions of your house and let us 
show you how you can paint it at a very reasonable 
outlay for material and labor. 

Against all other paints, we selj the Stag Paint as 
the best paint money and brains can produce. 

"ONE GALLON MAKES TWO" 



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1 1 Bal-iimqre. 11 II Md, i J. S. A.\5» 





Black Flag 
Insect Powders 



c - 30c - 60c 

verywhere 



Gilpin, Langdon & Company, 

Incorporated 

Sole Proprietors 

Baltimore Maryland 




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HAVE YOUR SHOES REPAIRED WHILE YOU WAIT. 

A good half sole, if put on in time, makes the old shoes 
practically new at a very small cost. Bring your old shoes 
in and let us show you that we can make them as good as 
new. 

Wilkes Electric Shu-FIxery 

Moved to Watauga office next door to Blue Mont Hotel. 



WHOLESALE MERCHANTS 



NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



J. L. Hemphill & Co. 

WHOLESALE DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS 

NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C. 



Hotel Smithey 

v 

WILKESBORO, N. C. 
AMERICAN PLAN 
RATES $2.00 PER DAY AND UP 
THE STRANGER'S HOME AND STOP-OVER PLACE. 



The Wilkesboro Manufacturing Company 

if Manufacturers of 
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, AND ALL KINDS OF BUILD- 
ING MATERIAL. 

North Wilkesboro North Carolina 



SUCCESS 

is to achieve the desired effect * 

If you stop trying you cannot have success. Many whose bod- 
ily conditions were bad, put many remedies to the test of experience, 
until finally the result from using the proper preparation, was the 
recovery of their health. To make a prudent use of money, be 
guided by knowledge gained by the trials of others. For over 32 
years PASTOR KOENIGS NERVINE has been helpful to innumerable 
sufferers of nervous diseases, of many nations. They all benefit- 
ed by making this trial. Tf you are afflicted with any nervous 
derangements write at once and ask for a free trial bottle and a 
book concerning Pastor Ko?nigs Nervine-, to 

THE KOENIG MEDICINE COMPANY'" 
Dept. 25 «2 W. Lake St., Clikago, II!, 

Sold by Druggists at $1.00 per bottle, 6 for $5.00. Patronize your 
neighborhood drug store. 



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Box 

Heating 

Stove 

Made 

of 
Best 
Material 
Heavy- 
weight 
Rods 
on 
Outside 



_ ■' -_ -2'i'V"' 



Made of pure Pig Iron — Will 
last a lifetime. Fully Guaran- 
teed. 




Our line of stoves sold by Jenkins Hardware Co.. North Wilbesbora, 
N. C. Manufactured and guaranteed by 

Glascock Stove & Mfg. Co* 

Greensboro, N. C. 




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Tires Accessories 

Expert Mechanics 

Welding 



lattery Repairing and Charging 



GET THE BEST MOTOR OIL AND THE 



Genuine Ford 



PARTS FROM THE 




adkin Vailev Motor Co. 






Established in 1892 with a capitol of $12,500.00; capital increased 
' to $50,000.-00. Today with a capital and surplus of $80,000.00 
and total resources of $700,000.00 we are 



BETTER 



.GGER 






,w. 



than ever. During the 27 years of existence, our aim has been - to 
extend to cur patrons the best possible service. Our steady growth 
is evidence that the banking Institution, which throws, the greatest 
safeguards around its business in order to protect its depositors, 
merits the confidence of the public. If you are not a customer of this 
Bank let this be your invitation to become one; our relations will be 
mutually profitable. ' 



North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



J. E. Finley, Pres, A. A. Finley, V.-Pres. 

' ■'■ SL "W. Gwvil Cashier 



City Market 

Wholesale and Retail Meats .,.,.. 

Fish, Oysters and Game in season. Highest cash prices paid 
for Wool, Hides, Tallow and beef Cattle. 

North Wilkesboro Phone 177 North Carolina 



R. A. Spainhour & Co. 

NORTH WILKESBORO. N. C. 
A full line of Library, Literary and Supplementary Text 
Books. 
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS. 5 & 10 CENT COUNTERS. 



Old Clolhes Made to Look like New At' 

Redmon Pressing Club 

Opposite Blue Mont Hotel 

Cleaning - , Pressing, Altering and Repairing 

Ladies' Work Given Special Attention. 

PHONE 262 NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

If in Need of Anything for the Horse, see 

J. M. Wellborn 

NORTH WILKESBORO- N. C. 

Harness. Saddles, Bridles, etc. A full assortment always on 
hand. Everything guaranteed a-s represented. Always 
ready and willing to serve you. Better goods for the money 
than yw will fitfd-aiiy where else. 



When you are in Greensboro, you are cordially invited to atop afc 

The Hotel Huffine 

Near Passenger Station 
Good Clean Rooms. $1.00 and L*i ' >: 

' v THIS IS THE TRAVELING MAN'S HOME. 

P"*^' ,'' Respectfully, *:ij£% 

J. R. HONNELL, Proprietor and Manager 

HOTEL HUFFINE and HENNESSEE CAFE 



Miller Grocery Co. 



nC, 



North Wilkesbero, N. C. 
— LEADERS IN— 
All KSnrfs of Fancy Groceries, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Season. 
\- >• ?; u~- lee When Yon Want It. 

GIVE US A CALL 

PHONE 58 



MERIT 

. . Is the . 

Trade Mark 

of 

Success 



The Paopi 



ft 



VALUE 

Is the 
True Test 

of 
Cheapness 



The People's Clothing Store was established just five years ago, 
Feb- 1919. It was decided at the start to furnish good, staple mer- 
chandise at a price in the reach of everyone and if possible to sell 
£,3 good goods at as low price as was possible and at lower prices 
than others. Now, after 5 years the great gains made in sales will 
prove that all competition has been met; that the many customers 
have been and are being satisfied. 

For our sales increased for 1918 
over 1917 over 55 per cent 

and for first five month of 1919 still r.n increase of over 50 per cent 
over same period a year ego v/hich gives us a record that we are 
justly proud of. 

We thank our customers for tiieir good will and loyalty. 



We Desire to Thank 
Our Customers 

for their bind assistance in helping us by their patronage 
to build up a nice Hardware business. We solicit ]NeW 
Customers to whom we promise the best of service. We 
demand American goods made by Americans, ask fair 
prices, give good value, and offer live, active service. We 
handle 

Automobile Tires, Hog and Cattle Barbed 
Wire, Allen's Princess Copper Bearing 
Ranges, one of the best ranges, 90 per 
cent pure aluminum ware for the Lad- 
ies, Rubber Hose, Paints and Oils. 

We have Farming Implements, such as Riding Cultivators 
Grass Mowers, Grass Rakes, Screen Doors and Screen 
Windows we offer, at cost. Any one expecting to purchase 
next Spring will save money calling at once and investi- 
gating the various Hardware we propose, to sell at a 
bargain. 

Yours anxicus to please, 

J. A. Carlton Hardware 
Company 



F & F 1 F & F 

Pepsi-Cola mEk ^ ce 

F & F lip Are 

Soda Water || the Best 

The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company 

N. S. FORESTER, Proprietor 
Phone 81 North Wilkesboro 



While you are going to school and storing your mind with useful 

things, GET OUT OP YOUR MIND one thing- viz: that you have to 

send away from the state for what you need in books, stationary 
and school supplies generally. 

Alfred Williams Company, 

Raleigh, N. C. 

have been supplying the schools in this state for 

52 years 

and they know the business. Their stock is not equalled in the 
state for completeness. 

When you go to Raleigh go in and see what a BIG BOOKSTORE 
you have right at your door. 

You can get your orders filled by return mail with right prices 
und courteous attention. 

North Carolina Sfaiei VHaSSt 
Raleigh 



DOCTOR ASTOUNDED 

OVER RAPID RECOVERY 




Denver Nurse Saves Life 

of 16 Months Old Baby 

With Brame's Vapo- 

mentha Salve. 



"It made me very happy to save 
the little one" writes Mrs. H. E. 
Pell, a trained nurse of Denver, 
Colorado, in a letter to the manu- 
facturers of Brame's Vapomentha 
Salve, telling how she saved the 
life of a 16 months old baby who 
had Pneumonia after Influenza. 

"The baby was surning black and almost dying. I rubbed some of the 
salve on it and in about half an hour it vomited a very large amount o* 
mucous and improved very rapidly; in fact, so rapidly that the attending 
doctor was greatly astounded, as he had given the child up." 

Mothers everywhere would do well to profit by the experience of this 
trained nurse and keep a jar of BRAME'S VAPOMENTHA SALVE in the 
medicine cabinet ready to combat the nightly croup attacks and to* pre- 
vent and overcome pneumonia in babies and the grown-up members at 
their families. This Salve is a perfect, quick remedy and preventive for 
these two certain and dangerous diseases, and unlike other external 
Croup and Pneumonia Salves will not stain the clothi 11 ^ 

Vapometha Salve has been used extensively and with excellent results in 
the treatment of Spanish influenza, etc. Splendid for Coughs, Colds, 
Catarrh, Hay Fever, Asthma, Rheumatism, Piles, Stings, Burns, Headache. 
Toothache, Neuralgia, etc. Does not interfere with any internal treatment. 

Price 30c, 60c and $1.20. 

MAUFACTURED BY 

BRAME DRUG COMPANY, Inc. 



North Wilkesboro 



North Carolina 



II ■ I ■-»» 



This Space Belongs 

TO 

Gwyn & Colvard 
Company 

State Agents for 

Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Company, 

Detroit, Mich. 



Most liberal forms of policies at lowest 
rates of premiums, including Total Disability. 

Also local agents for a number of leading 
Fire Insurance Companies. 

R. W. Gwyn, Pres. W. E. Colvard, Sec. &Treas. 
S. R, Brown, Asat. General Agent. 

North Wilkesboro, - - N. C. 



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