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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



'ublic Schools of Wilkes County 



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1919-1920 



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TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: 

Gentlemen: I herewith respectfully submit to you my 
annual report of the public schools of Wilkes County for 
the scholastic year ending June 30, 1920. 

I desire to congratulate you upon the success of the work 
during the past year. When we consider the many epidem- 
ics prevalent in various parts of the county during the past 
winter, the results are exceedingly gratifying. 

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

With best wishes for the continued success of the work 
in our county, I am, 

Most sincerely yours, 

C. C. WRIGHT, 
County Superintendent of Schools 

Hunting Creek, N. C, June 30, 1920. 



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account of the progress of public education in the county 
each year, and believing that the patrons of the public 
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ter knowledge of what our schools are doing will tend to 
create more interest in them, we gladly present to you this 
our twenty-first annual report, trusting that the work done 
and the results achieved merit and may receive your ap- 
proval. 

Very truly yours, 

C. C. WRIGHT, 

County Superintendent of Schools. 

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BOARD OF EDUCATION 

C. C. FAW, Chairman - - - - North Wilkesboro, N. C. 
J. H. PENNEL ----- Wilkesboro, N. C. 
J. S. KILBY, ----- Hays, N. C. 

C. C. WRIGHT, Secretary - - - Hunting Creek, N. C. 
C. H. FERGUSON, Treasurer - - - Wilkesboro, N. C. 

PUBLIC EXAMINATION DAYS 
Second Tuesday in April, July and October 

REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION 

First Monday in each month. 

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THE WORK OF THE YEAR. 

The year just closing has been a successful one. The 
enrollment 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 school houses 
and in many activities the progress has been truly grati- 
fying. 

During the year we have increased the number of our 
supplementary libraries. We increased the number of 
houses with bells, a number of buildings have been erected 
while others have been repaired. 

Our county high schools afc Wilkesboro, Ronda and 
Traphill have a course of study covering two years while the 
school at Wilkesboro covers a period' of four years, preparing 
the students for college. 

There are two other schools in the county which pre- 
pare students for college: North Wilkesboro and Mountain 
View Institute. At the latter of these two places two ex- 
cellent dormitories are in operation, one for the boys and 
one for the girls. Board here is given on the co-operative 
plan 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 645 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 county. 

Awards of honor were again given to those who had 
been perfect in spelling and 186 children were present at the 
county commencement to receive these. 

An interesting feature of the commencement exercises 
was the award of gold medals to 30 children who had at- 

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tended school every day for seven years.. Two of these have 
been perfect for ten years. 

A colored commencement was held at Wilkesboro on 
May 7th and was laregly attended by the colored people 
from all sections of the county. Three diplomas of gradu- 
ation were issued, 69 certificates of merit were given for 
perfect attendance, 30 awards of honor were presented for 
perfect spelling during the term and seven library certifi- 
cates were given. The library certificate plan was continued 
this year. To every pupil in the public schools of the county 
who had read no less than fifty books from the library dur- 
ing the calendar year was awarded a library certificate. 
Forty-seven certificates were given this year. This has 
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 19th, when two pupils were 
chosen both in spelling and in reciting and declaiming to 
represent the township at the group county commencements. 
The winners in the commencement contests had the distinc- 
tion 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 
Agriculture 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, 
stimulating the work in many ways. 

Comparative charts showing progress in education and 
the conditions in each township along educational lines were 
placed upon the walls of the office of the Board of Education 

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and exhibited at the meetings of the Teachers' Association. 
An outline map of the county was also displayed in the same 
manner showing by various colors the percentage of en- 
rollment and average daily attendance in each township. 

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

During the year we were very fortunate in securing the 
services of Miss Cleone Hobbs, one of the nurses sent out 
by the State Board of Health, who spent several months in 
the county visiting the schools, examining children and 
holding clinics at Wilkesboro. Several hundred children were 
examined and many of them 'treated by removal of the 
tonsils, etc., etc. A brief report of her work appears else- 
where in this report. 

We were fortunate also in securing the services of pr. 
J. F. Reece, dental surgeon, who spent several months in the 
county working among the schools, examining, filing and 
treating the teeth of thousands of school children in practi- 
cally all parts of the county. A brief report of his work ap- 
pears elsewhere in this edition. 

Miss Hobbs and Dr. Reece lectured to the schools stress- 
ing the importance of better care of the teeth, the eyes, etc., 
and specially emphasizing the need for better ventilation 
and sanitation in our schools, precautionary measures 
against preventable diseases, etc. 

We have been fortunate in securing the past year the 
Community Service Work for Wilkes county. One feature 
of this work is the moving pictures which have gone into 
practically every section of the county. These pictures have 
been selected with much care by the Director of the State 
Community Service Work and are all censored by the State 
Board of Education before being sent out. These pictures 
are both educational and recreational, and hundreds of people 
who had never seen a moving picture have had the oppor- 
tunity to do so some of these walking four and five miles 

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each way to see them. During the past month more than 
four thousand tickets were sold, more we are told than has 
ever been sold in the same time in any other section of the 
State where the work has gone. 

This feature of the work of the Bureau of Community 
Service, however, is only incidental. The primary object \s 
the teaching of health and physical culture in the schooh, 
the organization of parent-teacher societies, the improve- 
ment of school houses and grounds, the organization of 
campfire girls and boy scouts in the various communities of 
the county, and to encourage the formation of athletic socie- 
ties among the young people here and there. 

The work is under the supervision of Miss Margaret 
Wright, of Highlands, N. C. 

One feature of the work of the year which is noteworthy 
and very gratifying is the large number of boys and girls 
who have been perfect in attendance for a period of seven 
or more years. In one school, the' Arbor, District No. 2 of 
Wilkesboro township, there were five who had met the re- 
quirements of the County Board of Education in this respect 
and who were given gold medals, three of these children com- 
ing from one family. In this school during the past year 
there were twenty-two who had not missed a day during the 
six months term, and this school did not suspend for the 
"Flu." 

In another school, Mount Zion, District No. 7, of Elk 
township, there were four perfect in attendance for seven 
years, three of these coming from one family. 

The banner township this year in the matter of enroll- 
ment is Elk, averaging among its schools 95 per cent of the 
school census. 

A sketch of the work of the year would not be complete 
without a reference to the splendid work of the teachers in a 
course of professional study outlined and suggested by the 
State Department of Education. After the county-wide 
meetings of the Teachers' Association last fall the county 
was divided into four groups with a group center designated 

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in each where the teachers met monthly and studied and dis- 
cussed the professional course. 

At the final examination in March seventy-five teachers 
successfully passed the tests and the State Board of Ex- 
aminers gave them credit for the renewal of their certifi- 
cates. This feature of the work will be continued during the 
coming year. 

During the year a Summer School of six weeks' duration 
was held at Mountain View where approximately one hun- 
dred teachers attended in whole or in part and took the work 
prescribed by the State Board of Education. Many of these 
were enabled to raise their certificates to those of a higher 
grade, thus securing better salaries. All of them have been 
benefitted and through them the schools will also be helped. 

A County Institute of two weeks' duration was held at 
Wilkesboro for the teachers of the colored race where about 
thirty teachers were enrolled. 

During the year a series of Community Fairs were held 
in the county under the supervision and direction of the 
County Demonstration Agent, A. G. Hendren, when several 
educational exhibits were shown and for which prizes had 
been secured. 

During the year an educational survey was taken of the 
county which shows some very interesting facts as to the 
educational and agricultural condition of the county. A 
synopsis of this survey appears elsewhere in this edition. 

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 thankfulness to God for His blessings upon the 
educational work of the year now closing, and relying upon 
Him for Divine guidance, may v/e rededicate ourselves to the 
great task which lies out yonder in the future before us. 
May the friends of popular education be aroused to a sense 

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of their duties, their responsibilities, and to their opportuni- 
ties. Let no one be content until proper educational facili- 
ties are provided for all, a comfortable building properly 
equipped, and above all a teacher trained for the work, one 
whose personality can touch, inspire and direct the boys and 
girls of the State ; teachers whose lives are in every way an 
inspiration to their pupils and which will point them to 
higher, nobler and purer things. 

ILLITERACY AMONG THE DRAFT MEN. 

Some time after the close of the war a list of illiterates 
among those who registered for service in the war was sent 
to me from the Department of Education at Raleigh. To 
my surprise about 20 per cent, of these had failed or refused 
to sign their names to their papers. Looking over the list 
and finding the names of several whom I personally knew 
well and knew that they could read and write sufficiently 
well to transact their business in a satisfactory way, and 
feeling, too that these figures placed Wilkes County in a 
wrong light before the World, I decided to investigate con- 
ditions. 

Carbon copies of this list were made after having 
arranged the registrants by postoffices and were sent to the 
teachers in all parts of the county with the request that each 
case be thoroughly investigated and reported to this office. 
This was done with the result that approximately one-half 
of these were able to read and write. 

I was told by a number of those who assisted in the 
registration of these men that when asked to sign their 
names they would say, "Oh, you can write it better than I. 
can. Sign it for me." And in this way, unacustomed to 
writing in public, the list of so-called illiterates was in- 
creased. 



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COMPARISONS IN EDUCATIONAL CONDITIONS. 

At the close of each biennial period in the State and 
Nation when reports on education are issued is it the custom 
with us to compare educational conditions in Wilkes with 
those in the State and the country at large and to give these 
facts to the public through the local papers. 

We find in comparing conditions as they are given in 
these latest reports that the enrollment in County, State and 
Nation is as follows : 

In the United States as a whole 75 per cent. 

In North Carolina 74 per cent. 

In Wilkes County '85 per cent. 

The average daily attendance in these reports is as fol- 
lows: 

In United States as a whole 57 per cent. 

In North Carolina 49 per cent. 

In Wilkes County 56 per cent. 

These figures are very gratifying indeed when we con- 
sider the geography of our country, its many large, rapid, 
and, in many places, unbridged streams, the condition of 
many of our roads in winter when the schools are usually 
taught, and the fact that our population in the main is rural 
these figures speak well for the educational progress of 
Wilkes. 

Not only in this respect do we find conditions as to 
enrollment and attendance very gratifying but the figures 
showing expenditures are equally gratifying. By reference 
to the report of the State Department we find that Wilkes 
County has more schools than any other county in the State, 
but that in the expenditure for fuel and janitors there were 
fifty-six counties that paid a larger sum for these things, 
that in the expenses of the County Superintendent there 
were fifty-four counties paying a larger amount, that in the 
the matter of school census there were sixty-four counties 
which paid more, that in the matter of office assistance 
there were forty-four counties which paid a larger amount, 
that in the matter of all other administrative expenses there 

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were fifty-three counties which paid a larger amount, that 
in the matter of the administration as a whole there were 
forty-eight counties which paid a larger amount, and last 
but not least 74 per cent, of the total school funds of the 
county went directly for teaching while in the State 62 per 
cent, of the total school fund was paid for this purpose, and 
in the United States as a whole 57 per cent. Thus, while 
the enrollment and attendance is larger in the State as a 
whole it has been accomplished with less expense. This is 
exceedingly gratifying and speaks well for the economical 
administration of the Board of Education. 

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE. 

Early in the year the following letter was sent to all the 
teachers in the county : 

In order to further stimulate the work in the county 
we have decided to continue the Standard of Excellence 
which has been in operation in the schools here for some 
time past. 

The names of all the schools which can measure up to 
the requirements enumerated below will be published in 
the local papers and also in the annual report of the pub- 
lic-schcols. The requirements are as follows: 

1. Is the school building painted? 

2. Has the school a bell ? 

3. Has the district an original school library? 

4. Has the school library been supplemented? 

5. Has your school room been supplied with desks ? 

6. Has your school been supplied with maps, blackboards 
and charts ? 

7. Has your school reached not less than 90 per cent of the 
census ? 

8. Has the average daily attendance reached not less than 
75 per cent of the enrollment? 

9. Have you established or tried to establish a school 
farm or garden during the term ? 

10. Is your school a local tax? 

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Those answering 70 percent of the above questions in the 
affirmative will be entitled to a place on the list of A 1 
schools. 

Following is a list of those schools meeting the require- 
ments : 

Beaver Creek No. 2 North Wilkesboro No. 2 

Boomer No. 3 North Wilkesboro No. 3 

Brushy Mountain No. 3 North Wilkesboro No. 4 

Brushy Mountain No. 4 Reddies River No. 5 

Edwards No. 4 Rock Creek No. 2 

Edwards No. 5 Rock Creek No. 4 

Edwards No. 7 Rock Creek No. 5 

Edwards No. 12 Traphill No. 4 

Elk No. 2 Traphill No. 6 

Jobs Cabin No. 2 Walnut Grove No. 6 

Lovelace No. 2 Wilkesboro No. 1 

Lovelace No. 4 Wilkesboro No. 2 

Moravian Falls No. 1 Wilkesboro No. 4 
Moravian Falls No. 4 COLORED 

Moravian Falls No. 6 Boomer No. 1 

Mulberry No. 3 New Castle No. 2 

New Castle No. 1 Rock Creek No. 1 

New Castle No. 4 Wilkesboro No. 3 

HONOR ROLL FOR TEACHERS. 

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

We have decided to again adopt the Honor Roll for the 
teachers of the county for the year ending June, 30, 1920. 
The names of all those who succeed in getting on the 
Honor Roll will be published in the local papers and also 
in the annual report for 1920. The requiremtns are as 
follows : 

1. Are you a member of the County Teachers' Associa- 
tion? 

2. Are you a member of the State Teachers' Reading 
Circle? 

3. Did you attend a summer school or the Teachers' 
Institute in 1918 or 1919 ? 

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4. Do you have desk copies of the text books which 
you 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 in any 
way ? If so, how, and to what extent ? 

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

9. Have you attended the group meetings this year? 

10. Have you held any parents meetings, debates, spell- 
ing matches or entertainments during the term ? 

11. Have you enrolled any club members this year? 

12. Will your school be represented at the Township Con- 
test or at the County Commencement this year in any con- 
test? 

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

14. Have you held or tried to hold a moonlight school or 
community school this year? 

15. Have you organized a Thrift Society or a Junior Red 
Cross Society in your school this year? 

16. Will you contribute an article to the Educational 
Edition of the local papers this year? 

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Question number 17 is intended for any particular 
activity which the teacher thinks worthy of mention and 
which may be counted in lieu of any one of the above. 
The superintendent is to pass upon the merit of this num- 
ber. 

Those answering 70 per cent of the above question in 
the affirmative will be placed on the Honor Roll. 

Assistant teachers will answer questions No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 
5, 6, 8, 9, and 17. 

Following is a list of those teachers meeting the re- 
quirements : 



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Baity, H. G. 
Blevins, Clarence 
Blevins, Elbert 
Brewer, W. L. 
Bumgamer, M. F. 

Crater, Miss Cynthia 
Crater, J. W. 
Crater, Miss Nania 

Durham, Miss Bertha 
Durham, Mrs. Collie 
Durham, Coy 
Durham, H. A. 
Durham, W. A. 
.Durham, Miss Myrtle 

Elledge, C. B. 
Elledge, Miss Dosia 
Elledge, Reed 
Eller, Miss Trenia 

Felt, C. S. 
Foster, A. J. 
Foster, Miss Lela 

Gentry, Mrs. J. N. 
Gilliam, Mrs. Sallie 
Gilreath, Miss Janie M. 
Greene, Asa 

Hall, Bower 
Haynes, Miss Stella 
Hays, Miss Pedia 
Hoots, Miss Ether 
Hoots, Miss Eunice 
Hoots, Miss Ora 
Howell, James 

Jones, Mrs. W. H. 

Mastin, M. P. 
McGhinnis, V. 



Miles, Charlie 
Miles, G. W. 
Miller, G. W. 
Miller, Mrs. U. A. 

Norris, J. W. 
Norris, Mrs. J. W. 

Pardue, Mrs. Minnie 
Parks, Miss Cornelia 
Poplin, Miss Mary 
Pruitt, Miss Etta 

Eevis, Miss Bertha 
Revis, Miss Dorothy 
Revis, Miss Mary 
Roberts, Mrs. Bettie 

Sale, Mrs. Addie E. 
Sebastian, I. E. 
Sebastian, W. H. 
Settle, E. W. 
Sidden, A. C. 
Sebastian, D. C. 

Taylor, Mrs. W. C. 
Triplett, Miss Belva 
Triplett, Miss Bess 

Vannoy, Miss Ethel 

Welbom, L. D. 

Williams, Miss Nannie 
Wood, Miss Maude 
Wooten, R. L. 

COLORED. 

Adams, Mrs. Mabel 
Foust, A. H. 
Gilreath, Mrs. Eva 
Harris, Miss Eddie 
Horton, Miss Nannie M. 
Majors, J. W. 



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LIBRARY CERTIFICATES. 



Desiring to further stimulate interest among the boys 
and girls in reading books in the school libraries the Board 
of Education has 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 follow- 
ing are the names of those who have secured these dur- 
ing the year. 



Glenn Beshears 
Nancy Beshears 
Nora Belle Beshears 
Zeb Beshears 
Bessie Beshears 
Mae Beshears 
Nora Clyde Beshears 
Vetra Beshears 
Ressie Cardwell 
Mae Church 
Ina Church 
Gladys Phillips 
Maude Phillips 
Fae Watson 
Mae Watson 
Nellie Mikeal 



Georgia C. Teague 
Edgar Taylor 
Beatrice Nichols 
Esther Nichols 
Troy Smith 
Stella Key 
Harold Sale 
Otis Felts 
Ossie Edwards 
Agnes Byrd 
Martin Greene 
Viola Longbottom 
Lucy Swain 
Maie Blackburn 
Myra Sale 
Nellie Jarvis 



Mira Sale 
Frank Moore 
Cordie Hayes 
Blanche Carlton 
Thomas Davis 
Ray Parlier 
Paul Swanson 
Jim Deal 

COLORED 
Harley Lipford 
Ettie Lipford 
Nannie M. Horton 
Creola Horton 
Maggie Pai'ks 
Josephine Parks 
J. F. Ferguson 



TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. 

The meetings of the Teachers' Association have been 
well attended during the past year. Practically all of 
the teachers of the county are members of this body and 
take an active part in the work. These meetings have 
played no little part in the progress which our county has 
made along educational lines in the past decade. They 
have enabled the teachers to 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 association which meets re- 
gularly and which has done great good for the schools of 
that race. 



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THE READING CIRCLE WORK. 

On the completion of four consecutive years of work 
as outlined by the State Department of Education each 
member of the State Teachers' Reading Circle is awarded 
a diploma which is recognized by all county superinten- 
dents of the State. Practically all the teachers of Wilkes 
County are members of this Reading Circle which is de- 
signed primarily for the professional improvement of its 
members. 

SEVENTH GRADE GRADUATES. 

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 county 
high schools : 



Bachford Eller 
John Prevette 
Forrest Swanson 
Fred Gilreath 
Alice Anderson 
Rosa Hardin 
Mae Beshears 
Ora Vannoy 
Bessie Eller 
Katrina Walsh 
Bryant Adkins 
Harlie Thompson 
Alonzo Dula 
Mary Dula 
Everette Parsons 
Beatrice Parsons 
Blanche Parsons 
Vetra Parsons 
Sherman Colvard 
Doshia Whittington 
Ola Staley 
Johnny McNeil 
Talmadge Chambers 
Ethel Church 
Edgar Thompson 



Mary Bryant 
Rosamond Bryant 
Harold Sale 
Lottie Greenwood 
Jessie McNeil 
Moneta Greenwood 
Viola Longbottom 
Lucy Swain 
Verlie Smith 
Viola Settle 
Esther Darnell 
Cordie Hayes 
Eilie Hayes 
Evie Chambers 
Iredell Broyhill 
James Meadows 
Gladys German 
Willie May Brookshire 
Rex West 

Emma Lee Mayberry 
Marie Smithey 
Edith Foster 
Elizabeth Blevins 
Mary Sheets 
Clesta Souther 



Flossie Hendren 
Ray Hendren 
Marvin Griswold 
Agnes Surratt 
Lucy Hubbard 
Hubert Pardue 
Inez Virginia Absher 
MildredLouiseForester 
Sallie Frances Hauser 
Mary Lilly Cate 
Freda Antoinette 

Lar.don 
Beaulah lona Waugh 
Elsie Dinsmore Wiles 
Effie Beatrice Severt 
Grace Trumax Caudill 
Frances Louise Line- 
berry 
Loree Virignia 'Daniel 
Marjorie Irene Dim- 

mette 
Florine Estelle Forester 
Kathryn Louise Absher 
Rena Fay McNeil 
Mayme McNeil 



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SEVENTH GRADE GRADUATES. 



Raymond Dejournette 
Velna Myers 
Vance Cook 
Buena Dowell 
Odell Blevins 
Herman Wiles 
Druie Jennings 
Avery Wadkins 
Delia Brewer 
Sherman Earrold 
Cooper Totten 
Jonah Cothren 
Gwyn Adams 
Fannie Sparks 
Dora Reves 



Grace Gilreath 
Mayford Robinson 
Rosalie Moore 
Zella Tevepaugh 
Nellie Brock 
Luther Saunders 
Earl Saunders 
Claudie Call 
Lav/s-on Call 
Cenia Andersen 
Nell Foster 
Evie Chambers 
Ruby Hendrcn 
Katy Fletcher 
Gertie Canter 



John Joseph Darlington 
Paul Dixon Hutchens 
James Ralph Marlow 
Edward Andrew Shook 
John Thomas Brame 
Jessie Glenn McNeil 
"William Neisler 

Wilkins 
Margaret Jane Cochran 
Mabel Brock 

COLORED 

Mozella Cundiff 
Hallie Brown 
Alease Watts 



PERFECT SPELLERS. 

Feeling that the subject of spelling was being neglected 
in some of our schools, and realizing its importance and 
hoping to arouse greater 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 
perfect in spelling for the entire term. This experiment 
has already demonstrated its worth and is to become a 
permanent feature of the educational work of the county. 
The following is a list of those who received these awards 
of honor: 



Hattie Hail 
Nettie Proffit 
Wayne Proffit 
Mattie Hawkins 
Bettie Triplett 
Ethel Wheeling 
Ora Vanncy 
Clyde Shepherd 
Edora Shepherd 
Ruth Shepherd 
Edna Whittington 
Georgia C. Teague 
Ruby Forester 



Moses Thompson 
Edgar Taylor 
Cooper Triplett 
Ruth Welch 
Winnie Triplett 
Beatrice Nichols 
Esther Nichols 
Joe Rhoads 
Mary Belle Rhoads 
Grant Whittington 
Grace Whittington 
Mary Waters 
Clifford Pilkenton 



Avis Pilkenton 
Everette Parsons 
Grace Kilby 
Ressie McLean 
Belva Kilby 
Gwynie Pierce 
Barbara Anna Martin 
Vernice Martin 
Ruth Bumgarner 
Ray Bumgarner 
Beatrice Parsons 
Blanche Parsons 
Pearl Parsons 



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PERFECT SPELLERS. 



Vetra Parsons 
Lucile Parsons 
Mattie Parsons 
Chessie Whittington 

Myrtle Whittington 
Edna Staley 
Maggie Dancy 
Ina Vannoy 
Nora Dancy 
Ruth Miller 
Carrie Whittington 
Bertha Bumgaraer 
Thornton Staley 
Ola Staley 
Nelia Staley 
Dosie Collins 
Mamie Hanks 
Biner Absher 
Edell Absher 
Flora Hincher 
Floss Caudill 
Marvin Joines 
Guy Truitt 
Beutress Whitley 
Va&sie Byrd 
Minnie Holder 
Eula Pendry 
Zora Brewer 
Howard Wood 
Freida Chipman 
Banner Cheek 
Richard Sidden 
Elmira Sidden 
Fannie McBride 
Charlie Sexton 
Etta Sidden 
Bertie Coffey 
May Haynes 
Daisy Souther 
Eula Mae Souther 
Cora Belle Souther 
Pantha Souther 
Cornnie Coffey 
Mallie Souther 
Veva St. John 
Roy Mahaffey 
Carlos Prevette 
Mayme Lonsford 
Belle Lonsford 
Hugh Lonsford 



Isa Gregory 
Glenn Mitchell 
Flossie Mahaffev 
Effie Goforth 
Mack Goforth 
Flaval Souther 
Epsie Wood 
Roxie Burchara 
Lillian Wells 
Milburn Wells 
Burris Day 
Russell Day 
George Wells 
Esmer Welbcrn 
Ettie Welbom 
Cleava Welbom 
Jonah Cothren 
Madeline White 
Fannie Nicholson 
Minnie D. Jennings 
Nola Howard 
Tilden Howard 
J. F. Mathis 
E. Y. Staley 
Bessie Scott 
Sallie Everidge 
Ruby Jolly 
Leskie Cheek 
Cecil Johnson 
Rhoda Johnson 
Thelma Inscore 
Flossie John&cn 
Lola Sheets 
Cordie Johnson 
Howard Pendergrass 
Frank Moore 
Carrie Parker 
Jones Hendren 
Cordie Hayes 
Eilie Hayes 
Evie Chambers 
Flossie Combs 
Wil&on Lackey 
Herman Lackey 
Blanche Carlton 
Ruby Andrews 
Alma Jennings 
Gladys German 
Eunice Walsh 
Bethana Bishop 



Etta Belle Costner 
John German 
Annie Ruth German 
Nellie Brock 
Eula Brock 
Mabel Brock 
Vaughn Jennings 
Oliver McNeil Proffit 
Vernie Duncan 
Alice Laws 
Lucile Scroggs 
Addie Lee Pardue 
Annie Mae Sloop 
Llovd Pardue 
Clyde Sale 
Edna Dancy 
Seima Miller 

COLORED 

Virginia Witherspoon 
Frank Horton 
Clyde Horton 
Florence Witherspoon 
Steward Witherspoon 
Lindsey Ferguson 
Arlie Ferguson 
Marshall Lipford 
Army Lipford 
Mary Witherspoon 
Rassie Horton 
Mattie Witherspoon 
Etay Ferguson 
Harley Lipford 
Myrtle Howard 
Edward Hayes 
Elijah Bams 
Homer Parsons 
Creoia Horton 
Gracie Horton 
Agnes Majors 
Eugene Simpson 
Estella Hampton 
Maggie Parks 
Josephine Parks 
Cordia Parks 
Ethel Barber 
Blanche Harris 
Delia Welbom 
Leoner Redmond 



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CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



The award of certificates of merit to all who were per- 
fect in attendance during the past year has played no lit- 
tle part in the increased enrollment and attendance here. 
There were 644 children to receive these certificates of 
merit, and they came to get them from one end of the 
county to the ether. This is but one instance of many that 
might be cited to show the ever increasing interest on the 
part of our people to all things that pertain to the educa- 
tion of their children. It shews unmistakably that they 
are determined to give their children a better chance in 
the race of life than was alloted to them. This has be- 
come a permanent feature in the work of the county. The 
following is a list of those who received these certificates 
of merit for perfect attendance during the year : 



Leonard Carlton 
Carl Welch 
Ralph Wooten 
Alice Anderson 
Amanda Anderson 
Jennie Carlton 
Sophia Carlton 
LeonaHawkins 
Bessie West 
Nellie West 
Artie Greene 
Toy Greene 
Paralee Triplett 
Mamie Woods 
Clarence Woods 
Augustus Hendrix 
Isaac Watson 
Mattie Hawkins 
Sallie Hawkins 
Hugh Hawkins 
Kermit Hawkins 
Katie Hawkins 
Nettie Proffitt 
Wayne Proffitt 
Bes-sie Beshears 



Robert Staley 
Howard Staley 
Thomas Staley 
Arnold Staley 
Coletta Foster 
Forest Foster 
Violet Tuibert 
Reno Tulbevr 
Wiley Bumgarner 
Johnny McNeil 
Arlie Eller 
Conrad Eller 
Guy Tuibert 
Chrystal Walsh 
Ivory Beshears 
Pearl Be shears 
Lillian Brown 
D wight Church 
R. V. Church 
Marshall Brown 
Alma Queen 
Clara Owens 
Robert Owens 
Claude Hall 
Everette Billings 

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Kermit Souther 
Mallie Souther 
Flavil Souther 
Belle Lonsford 
Mamie Lonsford 
Kate Lonsford 
Joyce Lonsford 
Vaughn Mayberry 
Roe Souther 
Lillian Calloway 
Erma Byrd 
Lawrence Byrd 
Fred Byrd 
Marie Coleman 
Mohea Coleman 
Felix Souther 
Eva Speaks 
Lillian Wells 
Burrus Day 
Russell Day 
Violet Riddle 
Claudie Riddle 
Hazel Wellborn 
Reba Welbom 
Charles Poplin 



CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



Glenn Beshears 
Doris Beshears 
Nancy Beshears 
Nora Clyde Beshears 

Ida Cardwell 

Ressie Cardwell 

Mae Beshears 

Mae Church 

Ina Church 

Scott Church, Jr. 

Etta Johnson 

Ruby Forester 

Mattie Sue Forester 

Ruth Nichols 

Mamie Vickers 

Rudd McNeil 

Minnie Johnson 

Gertrude Johnson 

Roby Johnson 

Lake Messick 

Katrina Walsh 

Runie Eller 

Nellie Matherly 

Elmer Matherly 

Blanche Proffit 

Alma Foster 
Ruby Dockery 
Vernon McNeil 
Arlie West 
Vernon Marley 
Charlie Elledge 
Max Foster 
Challie Church 
Helen Watson 
Remit Watson 
Cooper Triplett 
James Triplett 
Carter Triplett 
Esau Hodges 
Dewey Hodges 
John Hodges 
Fred Hodges 
Charlie Hodges 



Attie Warren 
Jessie Warren 
Vance Warren 
Edgar Thompson 
Hubert Cooper 
Dossie Collins 
O. O. Absher 
Etta Mae Bumgarner 
Mabel Bumbainer 
Claudius Hi . ? gins 
Myrtle Doub 
John Brown 

Sam Holbrook 

Roy Billings 

Ira Billings 

Conley Harris 

Mabel Bryan 

Albert Brinegar 

Savannah Harris 

Annie Hays 

Lunie White 

Bura Wiles 

Ruth Gregory 

Vergie Gregory 

Elma Gregory 

Buel Shepherd 

Mae Shepherd 

Edward Wood 

Virgil Shepherd 

Wayne Shepherd 

Richard Breamon 

Venie Breamon 

Helon Wood 

Reba Williams 

Pearl Stone 

Ruby Stone 

Beautress Whitley 
Gilbert Whitley 
Arlie Rhoads 
Zelma Jennings 
Dove Pendry 
Eula Pendry 
Laura Johnson 

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Myrtle Blevins 
Smith Blevins 
George Harvey Sale 
Hiram Douthert 
Madeline White 
Spencer Howard 
Nola Howard 
Harriet Shore 
Pauline Shore 
Virginia Warren 
Fannie Nicholson 
Duemont Eskridge 
Martha Freeman 
Ennis Greene 
Sallie Eve ridge 
Albert Myers 
Billie Myers 
Chy Rash 
Clyde Rash 
Mertie Somers 
Ralph Settle 
Fred Sale 
Grace Bryant 
Myra Sale 
Annie E. Barker 
James M. Barker 
William M. Barker 
Vance M. Backer 
Thomas D. Barker 
Barnie R. Barker 
Homer L. Barker 
Cecil I. Backer 
Grace Barker 
Ray Cockerham 
Lexie Cockerham 
Howard Cockerham 
Tyra Cockerham 
S. Ellen Waddell 
Connie West 
Pauline Church 
Evelyn McNeil 
Rex Church 
Ethel Mathis 



CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



Lou Hodges 
Rex Welch 
Fay Welch 
Rea Welch 
Bettie Triplett 
John Barnett 
Flossie Barnett 
Dick Wellborn 
Ray Wellborn 
Verdie Wingler 
Lonnie Wingler 
Charlotte Wingler 
Avery Church 
Raleigh Church 
Edith Elledge 
Kyle Hays 
Wake Hays 
Clyde Hays 
Annie McNeil 
Esther Nichols 
Beatrice Nichols 
Tedd Nichols 
Dwight Nichols 
Irene Nichols 
Selma Nichols 
Blanche Shepherd 
Grant Whittington 
Grace Whittington 
Sallie Benton 
Lola Yates 
Parks Davis 
Ralph Davis 
Scott Davis 
Clyde Eller 
Edith Foster 
Rachel Eller 
Hallie Eller 
Pearl Dockery 
Dessie McNeil 
Sarah Ann Church 
Taft Foster 
Gwynn Parsons 
Gerald McGee 



Judson Hale 
Hessie Johnson 
Flossie Brewer 
Zora Brewer 
Vergil Pendry 
Inez Caudill 
Alice Absher 
Arlena Absher 
Kermit Absher 
Roy Pierce 
Georgia Teague 
Council Church 
Fred Waters 
Garlie Foster 
Troy Foster 
Frances Foster 
Florence Shepherd 
Elmer Shepherd 
Iscm Shepherd 
Vaughn Church 
Wayne Church 
Venver Foster 
Lestia Carlton 
Alma Carlton 
Clifford Pilkenton 
Orville Pilkenton 
Newland Pilkenton 
Gaither Parsons 
Hazel Parsons 
Emma Brown 
Minnie Porter 
Annie Portei 
Gaither Porter 
Sallie Lovette 
Mona Lovette 
Edna Lovette 
Ressie McLean 
Belva Kilby 
Guy Kilby 
Grace Kilby 
Irene Kilby 
Daniel Huffman 
Turner Huffman 



Agnes Byrd 
Ivey Welborn 
Ellen Welborn 
Alvin Welborn 
Mack Welbom 
Viola Longbottom 
Lula Longbottom 
Talmadge Longbottom 
Geadith Longbottom 
Beatrice Parsons 
Blanche Parsons 
Pearl Parsons 
Nelia Staley 
Thornton Staley 
Ola Staley 
Richard Staley 
Fred Staley 
Ethel Absher 
Fredia Chipman 
Jasper Chipman 
Blanche Chipman 
Connie Holloway 
Mae Holloway 
Lester Holloway 
Delia Absher 
Lonnie Absher 
Thelma Handy 
Vestal Higgins 
Chesley Higgins 
Kattie Blevins 
George Blevins 
Grant Caudill 
Paul Caudill 
Flora Blevins 
Ernest Blevins 
Odell Blevins 
Major Belle 
Izella Blevins 
Eula Wiles 
Frazier Wiles 
Donald Wiles- 
Herman Wiles 
Paul Wiles 



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CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



Arlin Myers . 
Connie Myers 
Mattie Myers 
Bessie Myers 
Lytle Byr.i 
Effie Felts 
Major Felts 
Morgan Shatley 
Grace Shatley 
Gordon Shatley 
Minnie Elledge 
John Alexander 
Beatrice Sebastian 
Sherman Sebastian 
Dora Sebastian 
Gerard Huie 
Eola Huie 
Weldon Myers 
Edwin Myers 
George Myers 
Teie Richardson 
Annie Bauguss 
Alma Cheek 
Bonson Cothren 
James Cothren 
Clara Caudill 
Gilmer Caudill 
Grayce Woodniff 
Wilmer Woodruff 
Biuce 'Dearman 
Mazie Johnson 
Bemice Holbrook 
Georgia Lou Holbrook 
Merle Wagoner 
Roy Williams 
Howaid Jones 
Beatrice Church 
Florence Church 
Carl Mathis 
Ruth Miller 
Lora Call 
Myrtle Curry 
Lacy Glass 



Ina Glase 
Lawrence Call 
Albert Curry 
Henry Williams 
Willie Miller 
Roy Mahaffey 
Bulb Mahaffey 
Albert Caudill 
Rosa Caudill 
Harless Combs 
Otha Johnson 
Paul Johnson 
Claud Hampton 
Shurley Johnson 
Vernon Shew 
Carlos Oakley 
Paul Johnson 
Eli Johnson 
Albert Johnson 
Boyden Oakley 
Stanley Oakley 
Georgia Johnson 
Cecil Johnson 
Victoria Shew 
Rhoda Johnson 
Thelma Inscore 
Lexie Johnson 
Jettie Johnson 
Cora Shatley 
Macie Johnson 
Ethel Inscore 
Ora Lee Hampton 
Zelma Oakley 
Annie Pettyjohn 
Estelle Rose 
Bertie Rose 
Clarnie Darnell 
Cyrus Holcomb 
Vergil Settle 
Colen Edmiston 
Grant Moore 
Earl Robinson 
Belma Reed 



Ray Reed 
Gertie Reed 
Eula Reed 
Amy Anderson 
Talie Anderson 
Bertha Anderson 
Rosie Lee Combs 
Flossie Combs 
Ethel Williams 
Fay Johnson 
Annie Mastin 
Stacy Williams 
Nellie Mastin 
Lusynthia Mastin 
Charlie Williams 
Isaac Anderson 
Charlie Mastin 
John Mastin 
Edgar Mastin 
Bertha Baity 
Elzenia Baity 
Ada Baity 
Icie Baity 
Delsie Baity 
Leonard Moore 
Robert Moore 
Glenn Moore 
Ada Transou 
Alma Wright 
Vera Wright 
Wilson Lackey 
Herman Lackey 
James Matney 
Blanche Carlton 
Thomas Carlton 
Alma Jennings 
Maude Brookshire 
Parale Walsh 
Zebulon Triplette 
Delight Foster 
Ruby Estep 
Franklin Estep 
Etta Belle Costlier 



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CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



Homer Costner 
Herman Moore 
Rosa Lee Moore 
CI yd Davis 
Ralph Davis 
Commie Gregory 
Matilda Jenkins 
Bertha Hollar 
Hailey Waters 
Thedford Price 
Clinzy Price 
Thena Walsh 
Jessie Swanson 
Atta A. Lowe 
Nellie Brock 
Katie Fletcher 
Lois Moore 
Hoyt Hendren 
Walter Winkler 
Hubert Winkler 
Ethel Barnett 
Lola Proffit 
Oliver McNeil Proffit 
Hight Proffit 
Geneva Church 
Agnes Surratt 
Mattie Rose Lav/9 
Vernie Duncan 
Jce Revis 
Fipps Leckie 
Ray Ervin 
Ellen Estep 
Mary Sheets 
Hope Hendren 
Grace Sheets 
Birdie Bumgarner 
Bessie Mitchell 
Lena Hollar 
Fannie Mitchell 



Nora Belle Yates 
Connie Adams 
Hadley Hays 
Lucile Garwood 
Richard Call 
Buster Chambers 
Charlie Chambers 
Hayse Foster 
Sanford Call 
Clyde Call 
Willie Combs 
Agnes Combs 
Zilla Call 
Ula Foster 
Katy Chambers 
Anna Maie Combs 
Vera Call 
Audie Call 
Claud Call 
Clyde Sale 
Harve Call 
Evie Chambers 
Nell Fos-ter 
Elsie Foster 
Erma Combs 
Ralph Combs 
Ruby Anderson 
C!aud Anderson 
Hubert Pardue 
Eugene Pardue 
Agnes Pardue 
Lois Pardue 
Annie Lou Steele 
Carl McCarter 
Eugene Wyatt 
Ambrose Roten 
Dimpson Roten 
Dcllie Roten 
Rosco Sheets 



Maude Dula 
Walter Dula 
Carl Kilby 
Ruby Nichols 
Richard Bullis 
Arthur Steele 
Daphine Spainhower 
James Allen 
John Anderson 
Owen Edgar Duncan 
Inez Spainhower 
Grace Dean Forester 
Mamie McNeil 
Zonie Louise Colston 
Maida Molita Pardue 
James Ralph Marlow 
Helen Marlow 
Lura Reynolds 
Charles Beeson 
Hubert Beeson 
Annie Horton 
Beatrice George 
Ruth Caudill 
Paul Pardue 
Shelton Brown 
Harry Mecham 
Elizabeth Forester 
Lorie Virginia O'Damel 
Lurrie Reynolds 
Edgar Reynolds 
Percy Parker 
Eula Forester 
Zina Shepherd 
Maggie Shepherd 
Fred Wyatt 
Vanie Wyatt 
Maude Dula 
Walter Dula 
Carl Kilby 



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CERTIFICATES OF MERIT 



COLORED 

Stewart Witherspoon 
Mary Witherspoon 
Omie Ferguson 
Arlee Ferguson 
Ettie Ferguson 
Mary Lizzie Horton 
Virginia Witherspoon 
Frank Ferguson 
Henry Horton 
Boyd Ferguson 
Julia Bass 
Evia Bass 
Maggie Bass 
Elbert Whittington 
Grace Whittington 
Ruby Hayes 
Emma Saner 
Mary Ellen Bams 
Gordon Hayes 
Hettie Carlton 
Ray Carlton 
Donnie Barns 



Callie Parsons 
Lola Kavinass 
Ida Hcrton 
Carrie B. McCurdy 
Ethel McCurdy 
Mary Lynch 
Willie Mitchell 
Eugene Mitchell 
Joe Mitchell 
Allen Bynum 
Thomas Lynch 
Cora Spicer 
J. P. Brown 
Alease Lomax 
Louise Lomax 
Fred Roberts 
Alma Gilreath 
Gwyn Cundiff 
Mary Gilreath 
Elizabeth Gilreath 
Ray Harris 
Alease Watts 
Blanche Harris 
Talmadge Harris 



Lonie Harris 
Huri Parks 
Max Curtis 
Maggie Parks 
Odell Parks 
Cora Parks 
Hester Ferguson 
Odis Ferguson 
Josie Ferguson 
Gertrude Martin 
Ethel McCurdy 
Blanche Glenn 
John R. Cundiff 
Ruth Kelly 
Howard Roberts 
William Brown 
Argcna Woods 
Ella M. Brown 
Beatrice Shown 
Gytonna Cundiff 
Martha Harris 
Etha Barnes 
Erdner Barnes 



SEVEN YEARS PERFECT ATTENDANCE 



Btiel Shepherd 
Roy Mahaffey 
Viola Welch 
Esau Hodges 
Dewey Hodges 
John Hodges 
Tedd Nichols 
Garlie Foster 
Beatrice Parsons 
Blanche Parsons 
Nelia Staley 



Thornton Staley 
Clara Caudill 
Gilmer Caudill 
Burrus Day 
Ruessell Day 
Sallie Everidge 
Viola Longbottom 
Georgia Johnson 
Audie Call 
Claud Call 
Harve Call 



Evie Chambers 
Nell Foster 
Annie Lou Steele 
Rosalie Moore 
Ralph Maiiow 
Carl McCarter 
Ruth Caudill 
Rosalie Moore 

COLORED 

Alease Watts 



Two of the above have been perfect in attendance for 10 
years. 



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STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 



TOWNSHIP 



H 



Principal 



Antioch 1... 

Antioch 2... 

Antioch 3... 

Antioch 4... 

Beaver Creek .. 1... 
Beaver Creek .. 2... 

Eoomer 1... 

Boomer 2... 

Boomer 3... 

Brushy Mtn 1... 

Brushy Mtn 2... 

Brushy Mtn 3... 

Brushy Mtn 4... 

Edwards 1... 

Edwards 2... 

Edwards 3... 

Edwards 4... 

Edwards 5... 

Edwards 6... 

Edwards T.- 
Edwards 8... 

Edwards 9... 

Edwards 10... 

Edwards 11— 

Edwards 12... 

Edwards 13... 

Edwards Special 

Elk 1... 

Elk 2... 

Elk 3... 

Elk 4... 

Elk 5... 

Elk 6... 

Elk 2... 

Elk Special 

Jobs Cabin 1... 



. 74 62 34. 

. 51 56 30. 

. 39 42 21. 

. 53 54 39. 

. 76 51 36. 

. 99 90 58. 

.117 89 66. 

. 76 61 37. 

. 54 39 30. 

. 57 40 23. 

. 56 41 24. 

. 42 39 26. 

73 74 43. 

. 83 93 49. 

..65 61 31. 

85 66 41. 

71 70 43.. 

186....200 97.. 

88 66 38.. 

111.... 120 55.. 

139.... 103 69.. 

78 65 33 

90 77 55.. 

S3 66 39. 

47 51 34. 

55 60 53.. 

57 36.. 

80 58 28.. 

of 75 46.. 

55 45 24. 

76 72 50.. 

48 54 34.. 

42 31 16.. 

57 43 27.. 

30 13.. 

53 31 20.. 



..Miss Florence Mathis 

..Blaine Ray 

..Miss Mattie E. Sale 

..Geo W. Miller 

..Alva Foster 

..A. J. Foster 

..Mrs. J. D. Phillips 

..Miss Nannie Williams 

..V. McGhinnis 

..Miss V. Church 

..Miss Rebecca Chambers 

..Miss Pedia Hays 

..Miss Bertha Revis 

..S. E. Matthews 

..Miss Cornelia Parks 

..Mrs. Jane Burcham 

..Coy Durham 

..H. G. Baity 

..Miss Esther Hoots 

O. P. Routh 

Walter West 
..Miss Blanche Harmon 
..J. W. Gentry 
..H. A. Durham 
..Mrs. D. M. Blevins 
..Grover Caudill 
.M. F. Barker 
..Miss Delia Bumgarner 

R. L. Wooten 
..Miss Eliza Wagner 
..I. L. Bingham 
..W. C. Crisp 
.Mrs. P. H. Pardue 
.Miss Viola Welch 
.Roby McNeil 
.Miss Effie Blackburn 



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STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 



TOWNSHIP 



O 



Principal 



Jobs Cabin 2... 

Jobs Cabin 3... 

Jobs Cabin 4... 

Jobs Cabin 5... 

Lewis Fork 1... 

Lewis Fork 2... 

Lewis Fork 3... 

Lewis Fork 4... 

Lewis Fork 5... 

Lovelace 1... 

Lovelace 2... 

Lovelace 3... 

Lovelace 4... 

Lovelace 5... 

Moravian Falls 1... 
'Moravian Falls 2... 
Moravian Falls 3... 
Moravian Falls 4... 
Moravian Falls 5... 
Moravian Falls 6... 

M. Falls Special 

Mulberry 1... 

Mulberry 2... 

Mulberry 3... 

Mulberry 4... 

Mulberry 5... 

Mulberry 6... 

Mulberry 7... 

Mulberry 8... 

New Castle 1... 

New Castle 2... 

New Castle 3... 

New Castle 4... 

New Castle 5... 

New Castle 6... 

New Castle 7... 



Ill 92 65. 

. 63 52 37.. 

. 67 43 40 

. 33 53 36 

. y2 84 65.. 

. 42 _37 24 

. 73 67 36 

. 47 34 20.. 

. 54 43 32.. 

. 64 59 47.. 

. 63 55 32.. 

. 80 54 35.. 

. 27 20 16. 

. 51 40 27. 

.119—106 74. 

. 35 29 22.. 

. 92 72 39. 

. 45 27 18. 

89 54 39. 

34......26 14. 

30 16.. 

82 63 .38. 

108 92 63.. 

68 57 39 

98 84 31.. 

81 71 41.. 

70 50 29.. 

91 91—64.. 

73 55 35.. 

51 48 35.. 

43 35 21.. 

101 6S......43. 

96......91 65. 

35 34 27. 

53 37-..-22. 

63 39 30.. 



Mrs. J. W. Norris 
..Miss Mae M. Thompson 
..Miss Vergie Walsh 
..J. W. Sidden 
..Walter Miles 
..Conrad Jones 
..J. T. Nichols 
..A. G. Church 
..Miss Gertrude Edmiston 
..J. W. Crater 

Eli Fletcher 
..Mrs. Male Hendren 
..Miss Cynthia Crater 
..Miss Myrtle Mayberry 
..Mrs. Barney Laws 
..Fred Phillips 

Miss Florence Gilreath 

Miss Mary E. Poplin 

A. M. Crater 

..Reid Elledge 
..John Isaacs 
..Spencer McGracly 
..W. H. Sebastian 
..Miss Bess L. Triplett 
..Miss Cordie Wyatt 
J. E. Sebastian 
.W. H. Hurley 
.D. C. Sebastian 
.Coyd M. Elledge 
..L. D. Welborn 
..J. A. Vannoy 
..J. T. Redding 
..A. R. Coleman 
..C. E. Burchette 
..J. A. Gentry 
..Mrs. Emily Warren 



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STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 



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Principal 



N. Wilkesboro .. 1... 
N. Wilkesboro .. 2... 
N. Wilkesboro .. 3... 
N. Wilkesboro .. 4... 
Reddies River .. 1... 
Reddies River .. 2... 
Reddies River .. 3... 
Reddies River .. 4... 
Reddies River .. 5. 
Reddies River .. 6. 
Readies River .. 7. 
Reddies R. Special. 

Rock Creek 1... 

Rock Creek 2... 

Rock Creek 3.. 

Rock Creek 4.. 

Rock Creek 5.. 

Somers 1.. 

Somers- 2.. 

Somers 3.. 

Somers 4.. 

Somers 5.. 

Somers 6... 

Stanton 1... 

Stanton 2... 

Stanton 3... 

Stanton 4... 

Traphill 1... 

Traphill 2... 

Traphill 3... 

Traphill 4... 

Traphill 6_ 

Traphill 6... 

Traphill 7... 

Union 1... 

Union 2... 



.634....511....439. 
132....105 78. 

65 62 40. 

51 52 31. 

.104 84 42. 

. SO. 39 25. 

.192....165 95. 

.111 92 60. 

.127....114 71. 

.103 76 49. 

. 3 9 19 16. 

30 22. 

100 82 58. 

.114 82 66. 

.107 95 65. 

.147 98 80. 

.132....108......67. 

. 90 84 52. 

. 81 65 44. 

. 73 68 46. 

. 62 31 22. 

. 79 68 42. 

. 51 43 32. 

91 91 58. 

. 44 31 23. 

48 32 14. 

34 30 23. 

.194....176....107. 
107....101 66. 

93 76 55. 

.112.-109 75. 

.100 97 64. 

89 94 63. 

. 42 35 20. 

. 70 56 41. 

64 53 30. 



...J. H. Hurst 

...C. B. Elledge 

...Asa Greene 

..J. H. Wood 

...J. C. McNeil 

...J. L. Parsons 

..A. B. Hays 

...L. L. Bingham 

...M. F. Bumgamer 

...Miss Delle Kilby 

...Miss Maie McCarter 

...Miss Vera Church 

...Lester Gregory 

...C. S. Felts 

...Lytle Whitley 

..Mrs. Sallie Gilliam 

...Clarence Blevins 

...J. P. Weatherman 

-N. M. Felts 

..Mrs. Cora Jarvis 

..Dana W. Sale 

...W. T. Comer 

..Miss Wardie White 

..Miss Blanche Thompson 

..Mrs. Anna M. Parsons 

..F. G. Yates 

..D. C. Whittington 

..Miss Ruth Redfem 

..C, C. Sidden 

..M. B. Parks 

..Charlie Miles 

..I. C. Woodruff 

...W. A. Durham 

..John S. McGrady 

..W. R. Craft 

..Miss Cailie Whittington 



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STATISTICS BY DISTRICTS 













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91 


51 


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55 


47 


24 


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113 


87 


56 


Union . 




6 


.. 56.. 


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29 


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7 


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40 


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8 


.. 75.. 


64 


44 


Union . 




9 


57 


51 


—.35.. 


Union . 




10 


74 


48 


34 


Union .. 




11 


66 


63 


40 


Walnut 


Grove 


1... 


.. 5i.. 


30 


?,7 


Walnut 


Grove 


2... 


.. 39.. 


...76 


53 


Walnut 


Grove 


3... 


.. 73.. 


. 70 


43 


Walnut 


Grove 


4... 


. 67.. 


....50 


27 


Walnut 


Grove 


5... 


. 40. 


.. 45 


27 


Walnut 


Grove 


6... 


. 58 


49 


?fi 


Walnut 


Grove 


7... 


9D 


86 


45 


Walnut 


Grove 


8... 


. 71. 


55 


31 


Walnut 


Grove 


9... 


. 70 


58 


OO 


Wilkesboro 


1 


. 54... 


35 


29 


Wilkesboro 


. 2... 


. 52 


51 


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Wilkesbi 


31'0 


3 


77 


50 


?.9 


Wilkesbi 


3ro 


. 4... 


. 65... 


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31 


Wilkesboro 


. 5... 


.301... 


.256 


19?! 


Wilkesboro 


6 


56 


59 


4? 



Principal 



...Willie Gilliam 
...Miss Hattie Calloway 
...J. C. Parsons 
...Gaither Parsons 
...Uriah Myers 
..A. E. Myers 
-Miss Minnie B Severt 
-U. S. Myers 
-C. E. Woodie 
...Earl L. Caudill 
-E. W. Settle 
-Miss Clair Caudill 
~S. C. Hutchison 
-W. L. Brewer , 
..Elbert Blevins 
..J. M. Blevins 
-A. C. Sidden 
-G. W. Miles 
-M. P, Mastin 
-Mrs. Blanche Miller 
..Miss Janie M. Gilreath 
..Mrs. Marie Greene 
..Mrs. R. B. Pharr 
..Miss Lillian Miller 



COLORED 

Antioch 1.... 45 28 17.... Charlie Bowers 

Beaver Creek .. 1.... 31 20 12— A. N. Hackett 

Boomer 1.... 80 56 36....M. N. Watts 

Boomer 2.... 44 32 22 ...Mrs. Mabel Adams 

Edwards 1.... 51 39 35....Miss Maude 'i- 'mond 

Edwards 2.... 45 37 21.... Mrs. Eva B. Gilreath 

E}k 1-- 54 49 29— Mi&s Nannie M. Hortou 

Elk 2.... 19 17 8— Miss Bessie Williams 

Lewis Fork 1.... 12 Not Taught 

Mulberry 1.... 8 5 5.... Miss Edna Pugh 

New Castle 1.... 35 30 18....J. S. Morrow 

New Castle 2— 35 27 20.... Miss Eddie R Harris 

N. Wilkesbore 1.... 64 58 45— J. I. Transou 

N. Wilkesboro 2.... 64 48 31....Miss Isabelle Rousseau 

Rock Creek 1.... 32 22 19... A. H. Foust 

Traphill 1.... 59 56 31.... D. F. Richardson 

Union , 1 -.- 9 7 6— Miss Lelia M. Stokes 

Wilkesboro 1....156.... 139— 105— N. W. Roberts 

Wilkesboro 2.... 114.... 101 70.... Reuben Blackburn 

Wilkesboro 3.... 34 28 20....J. W. Majors 

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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS TO THE ARMENIAN-SYRIAN 
RELIEF FUND 

J. W. Crater - $ 5.00 

Mrs. J. W. Norris _ 14.84 

J. W. Gentry 1.00 

Miss Bertha Revis 1.50 

L. L. Bingham _ 3.65 

J. A. Vannoy 1.35 

Misses Bertha Revis and Mary Revis 10.78 

R. S. Griswold 5.00 

John Isaacs - 7.75 

Mrs. J. D. Phillips : 5.40 

Miss Bess Triplett 5.00 

Miss Nannie Williams 8.00 

G. A. Bumgarner 3.50 

Mrs. E. H. Dinckle _ 4.00 

Miss Lillian Miller 6.00 

R. L. Wooten - - 1.00 

J. S. Kilby _ 10.00 ' 

Miss Lillian Edmiston 3.00 

Mrs. Emily Warren 5.65 

District No. 6, New Castle 5.89 

Miss Mary Gwyn 20.00 

W. A. Gwyn _ 1 20.00 

Miss Ethel Vannoy _ 5.40 

J. H. Hurst _ 55.11 

Mrs. C. C. Wright _ 15.00 

J. H.Wood 10.00 

S. J. Barnett (Mt. Zion Church and Sunday School) 6.47 

G. H. Staley 20.00 

Miss Cornelia Parks ....... : _ 1.00 

Fair Plains School 3.00 

Mrs. W. A. Stroud 61.25 

N. E. Parlier 5.00 

Mrs. J. N. Gentry (Traphill No. 4) _ 6.00 

Mrs. B. W. Laws (M. Falls No. 1) : - 10.00 

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Miss Mattie E. Sale _ 10.00 

Mrs. B. F. Prof fit (Cokeville, Wyoming-) _...„ _ 10.00 

J. W. Reid _ 10.00 

Wilkesboro Baptist Church _ _ 6.45 

J. T. Nichols _ _ _ 5.00 

Junior Red Cross _ „ _ 10.00 

Colored 

Miss Maude Redmond _ 9.00 

N. W. Roberts 10.00 

Reuben Blackburn _ _ 1 1.00 

J. I. Transou _...._ -...._ _ 14.00 

M. N. Watts .'. _...._ _. 10.00 



LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS TO THE AYCOCK MEMORIAL 

FUND 

M. P. Mastin _ _ I $1.50 

W. H. Sebastian _ _ 1.50 

W. L. Brewer _...._ 2.25 

L. D. Wellborn _ _ 1.20 

Mrs. Sallie Gilliam _ _ .65 

Miss Florence Gilreath _ _ _ _ _ 1.15 

J. P. Weatherman L._ - _ .75 

D. C. Sebastian ....._ _.... _. 2.10 

Summit School .,.- _ _ 1.50 

J. W. Crater _ -...._ - _ 1.00 

M. F. Barker _ _ _ _ 1.00 

Miss Janie M. Gilreath _ - _...._ 2.25 

Miss Mae Thompson _... .40 

Mrs. E. H. Dinckle _ - _ 1.58 

Miss Lillian Miller _ _.._ _ „ .50 

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G. W. Miles _ _ : 1.04 

Charlie Miles (Traphill No. 4) _ 3.20 

Colored 

A. H. Foust _ --. 1.50 

Rebuen Blackburn - - — 2.20 

N. W. Roberts '. - _ - 3.00 

M. N. Watts 1.32 

Miss Maude Redmond - 1.00 

TO THE FRENCH WAR MEMORIAL FUND 

Miss Ellen Robinson _ _ 2.25 

EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL AND AGRICULTURAL 
SURVEY OF WILKES COUNTY 

Number of Homes with Telephones 962 

Number of Homes Taking Daily Newspaper _ 605 

Number of Homes Taking Agricultural Papers 1315 

Number of Homes Taking Religious Papers 607 

Number of Homes Taking County Paper 1652 

Number of Homes with Running Water 62 

Number of Homes with Lights 30 

Number of Homes Screened from Flies 825 

Number of Families that Raise Own Meat and Bread 3025 

Number of Families Owning Automobiles _ 302 

Whole Number of Families in County _ _ 4290 

Population '. 30000 

Church Members 8022 

Number of Churches _ 177 

Number of Sunday Schools _ _. 147 

Number of Miles of Improved Roads _ _ 247 

Number of Districts where Parents Visit School „ 117 

Number of Districts where Committee Visit School 137 

'Number of Schools with Sanitary Privies 30 

Number of Schools where Teachers have Desk Copies 

of Text Books 137 

Number of Families Engaged in Fanning 3947 

Number of Families Engaged in Other Vocations 343 

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PROGRESS IN EDUCATION IN WILKES COUNTY 

1900 1919 1920 

Rural Libraries _ _ 146 149 

Supplementary Libraries ; 246 253 

Second Original Libraries ..: _ 20 27 

Local Tax Schools 43 41 

Value of School Property $6580...$160000...S189380 

Frame School Houses _ ,64 145 146 

Log School Houses 34 1 1 

Districts with no House 33 

Painted School Houses 1 89 94 

Houses with Bells . . 8 120 121 

Houses with Desks _ 14 134 139 

Teachers Empolyed 130 216 288 

Schools Taught _ . 115 137 148 

Schools with Assistant Teachers 3 49 88 

Schools Teaching High School Subjects...4.. 29 30 

Schools with Three of More Teachers 13 27 

Monthly Salary of White Teachers $20 $45 865 

Teachers with Normal Training 6 99 76 

Illiteracy _ 13 per cent 1 1 

Enrollment 6233 8122 9775 

Attendance 2312 5006 6453 

School Census _■ 10054 ...11539 11545 

Members of Teachers Association 30 183 306 

Graduating Class, County Commencenrt 110 114 

Raised by Local Taxation _ §12534 812371 

Pupils Studying Arithmetic 2185 4524 5611 

Pupils Studying Language & Gram 869 38*3 8. 4055 

Pupils Studying Geography -.1265 2861 3438 

Pupils Studying N. C. History 365 621 807 

Pupils Studying U. S. History 364 1524 18S3 

Pupils Studying Civil Government 51 271 370 

Pupils Stpdying Agriculture _ ....0 598 922 

Enrollment in Daily Attendance (per cent) 37 62 65 

Certificates of Merit Awarded 0... 752 645 

Perfect Spellers for Term Not reported 244 186 

Debates Not reported 180 216 

Entertainments Not reported 103 140 

Spelling Matches Not reported 902 1308 

Parents' Meetings Not reported 106 154 

Per Cent of School Census Enrolled 62 70 85 

Per cent of census in average attendance 23 43 58 

Library Certificates Awarded - 43 47 

Medals for 7 Years Perfect Attendance...*) 12 30 

Teachers on Honor Roll 42 _ 69 

Districts Attaining Standard of Excellence _ 19 35 



PUPILS STUDYING THE DIFFERENT BRANCHES 



TOWNSHIP 3 * g * j S w I 1 1 

Antioch 119... ..93 55 80 34 19 54 5 22 

Beaver Creek G9 26 11 47 24 7 29 12 13 

Boomer 223 71 47.. ..118 66 .6 81 11 22 

Brushy Mtn 151 83 21 85 45 10 32 9 18 

Edwards 664....404....130....471....215 S7....227 23 75 

Elk 250. ...207 52....218....117 27 95 22 50 

Jobs Cabin 170......35 26 75 42 19 S3 ...6 9 

Lewis Fork 174 .67 47....120 46 31 59 5 41 

Lovelace 93 39 23 57 38 22 20 5 7 

Moravian Falls 285. ...121 55....121 70 33 57 19 52 

Mulberry 302....112 51....161 63 52 83 14 18 

New Castle 213....112 39....153 56 42 69 8 36 

N. Wilkesboro 490....268....133....233....207....141....206 70....179 

Reddies River 382....141....142....270....116 30....152 21 54 

Rock Creek 324. ...183 70....218 43 39 : ...109 13 31 

Somers 197....102 41....170 69 57.' 35 15 51 

Stanton 93 36 19 55 6 7 49... 4 13 

Traphill 40.7....173....110....23S....103 5S....149 22 83 

Union 276.... 108 56....160....123 33 79 10 66 

Walnut Grove 243 77 53....132 53 26 74 11 20 

Wilkesboro 434....231....172....256....203......71-.19i 60 58 

TOTAL 5611-.2702 4 .1353..3438..1739....807..1883....370-..922 



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STATISTICS BY TOWNSHIPS 



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Antioch _ 5. 



.267. 



.242. 



.141. 



Beaver Creek 3 206 161. 

Boomer 5 371 277. 

Brushy Mountain...... 3 228 194. 

Edwards 15 1230 1231. 

Elk 9 498 474. 

Jobs Cabin 5 337 271. 

Lewis Foik 6 320... 265. 

Lovelace 5. 285 .223. 

Moravian Falls 6 414 344. 

Mulberry 9 679 568. 

New Castle 9 512 400. 

N. Wilkesboro 6 1010 836. 

Eeddies River 7 736 619. 

Rock Creek 6 632 457. 

Somers 6... 436 359. 

Stanton 1 217 184. 

Traphill 3 796 724. 

Union 12 794 602. 

Walnut Grove 9 618 ...519. 

Wilkesboro 9... 909 761. 



.9 §1300 2 



.106 5 4800 2 

.191 10 11150 3 

.116 7 3300 

.729 36 15160 6 

275 11 5625 3 

.198 7 ..3270 

.177 6 4350 2 

.157 14 4570 

.222 16 5355: 

.345 19 6970 % 

.281 11 5520 2 

.664 21 .46800 6 

.380 14.... 8825 1 

.355 6 .10800 2 

.238 9 5150 

.118 4 2300 2 

.481 12 10100 1 

.412 3 6125 2 

.312 4 5410 1 

-560 34 22000 4 



TOTAL .. 



..149....11545......9775 6458....258....S189380 41 



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ENROLLED BY GRADES 

TOWNSHIP 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8 9 10 11 

Antioch > 84 42 25 33 26 20 7....0....0... .0... .0 

Beaver Creek 79 21 16 13 11 14......6....0....1....0....0 

Boomer 74 47 30 32 39 87....13— 5....0....0....0 

Brushv Mnt 76......29 18 31 15 12 9....4— 0....0....0 

Edwards 431....147.... 138....154....161....115— 56..22....4— 3....0 

Elk 163 60 54 56 66— ..34....34— 3....1....0....0 

Jobs Cabin 97......31......28 35 36 26....15....3....0....0....0 

Lewis Fork V7 31 23 33 35 35.-19....0....1....1....0 

Lovelace 87. 29". 26 30 26 21 9....0....0....0....0 

Moravian Falls 90 37 43 43 48 31....31....9....6....1....0 

Mulberry 200 78 56 99 50 4S....S1....6....0....0....0 

New Castle ISO 43 55 84 39 34....23....1....0....0....0 

N. Wilkesboro 247....105....116 84 77 56-.87..31..30..42..11 

Eeddies River 213.....-.80 87 76 51 55....42..10....3....0....0 

Rock Creek 155. 45..— 67 67 68 43....50— 2.... 0....0....0 

Someis 122 32 36 45 67 29....28....0....0....0— 

Stanton 63 22 23 37 17 7....10....0....0....0....0 

Traphill 215—108 72....130......73 62....54..30....2— 0....0 

Union 247 83 65 75 62 36... 31....3....0....0....0 

Walnut Grove 225 65 51 71 37 S6....34— 0-.0....0....0 

Wilkesboro 216 96 89 88 65 68....61..32..22..13..11 

TOTAL 3311-1229..1113..1321..1069....819..600 S.61..70 60..22 



J. C, Wallace & Company 

THE HOME OF LADY TEACHERS AND GIRL PUPILS 

Of course the boys can be clothed by us, but Ladies' 
Goods are our specialty. 

Come and see us for your requirement?, more especially 
your Commencement Dresses and Suits and all 
/ that you wear. 

LADY SALESLADIES TO WAIT ON YOU. 

Make our store your headquarters and home when in town 
— Ladies' dressing room and toilet at your ser- 
vice at all times. 

J. C. WALLACE AND COMPANY 
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R C HENDREN, Jeweler 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

Watches, Clocks and Jewelry for sale. When in need 
of anything in my line give me a call. Repairing a Spec- 
ialty. Satisfaction guaranteed. 



. S.V. 




WHOLESALE GROCER 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



ROBERT F, KERN 

WATCHMAKER 

"Honest Work at Honest Prices, for Honest People" 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

W. H. STARR, The Tinner 

sells 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, home 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 oils, varnishes. The Starr Canner, the best on the market. 

,You will find him in the Stafford building on 10th Street. 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



The New 






While improvements in Buick Cars for Nineteen- 
Twenty-one are plentiful, the new line again exemplifies 
Buick adherence to definite principles of Chassis con- 
struction and Valve-in-Head Motor design. 

Retaining those features that have established the 
thorough soundness of Buick Cars during the last twenty 
years, improvements in body design and mechanical units 
have been incorporated in the New Buick Cars, that place 
them far in advance of the usual trend of development. 

Mechanically the New Buick Cars are more than wor- 
thy successors to the previous models that have perform- 
ed their way into the hearts of motorists everywhere; in 
appearance, the New Buicks are a revelation. Their 
grace, beauty and distinctiveness .are readily apparent. 

There are seven new models, each powered with the 
famous Buick Valve-inKead motor. In other words, a 
single standard of mechanical excellence and reliability 
is available for the purchasers of ail Buick cars, supple- 
mented by four closed and three open body types which 
make it possible to apply the Buick standard to each in- 
dividual's motoring requirements. 

BOONE TRAIL MOTOR COMPANY 

PHONE NO. 90. NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 




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Bank 



NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

Capital Stock Paid in $40,000.00 
Surplus - - - 14,000.00 

"ACCOMMODATION OF CUSTOMERS OUR 
FIRST CONSIDERATION" 

R. L. Doughton, Pres. Clem Wrenn, Cashier 

F. D. Forester, V.-Pres. A. W. Horton, Asst. Cachier. 

DON'T FAIL TO SEE US 

When in need of anything in the general merchandise 

line, remember us, and that we carry a full and complete 

stock of 

Shoes, Hats, Clothing, Dress Shirts, Work Shirts, 
Notions, Underwear, Dress Goods, Trunks, Suit Cases 
Bags, Overalls, Ladies' Ready-To- Wear and Millinery 
and Thousands of other items too tedious to mention. 

Give us a call when in North Wilkesboro and let us 

prove to you that it is worth your while to examine our 

stocks and get prices. 

CLARENCE CALL 
"The Biggest Merchant in Town" 

C. CALL'S 5 & 10 CENT STORE 
Ready-to- Wear and Millinery Goods a Specialty 



F & F 

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SODA WATER 




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ICE CREAM 

ARE 

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THE PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY 
N. S. Forester, Proprietor. 

PHONE 81 NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C 





There's None So Good 
In Bottles 5 Cents 

We Will Be Glad to Have you visit our plant 

Chero-Coia Bottling Co. 



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North Wilkesboro, N. C. 




MOTHERS: Let us help 
you reduce the High Cost 
of Living. 

SEND NO MONEY 

Just fill out the coupon 
and mail to us. 
Crompton All Weather 
Corduroy Suits, sizes 7 to 
17 years, at $9.95. 
Crompton ...All ...Weather 
Knickerbocker Pants, siz- 
es 7 to 17 years at $2.80. 
Let us send you at our 
risk direct from the 
Great Eastern Centre 
this handsome cassimere suit. 
Your boy needs it this Fall for 
school. It is made in our own 
factories of the finest materials 
combined with excellent work- 
manship. GUARANTEED TO 
GIVE SATISFACTION OR 
MONEY BACK. It is a single 
breasted knickerbocker suit in a 
brown or gray mixture. Has 
lower flap or patch pockets, in- 
side and outside breast pockets. 
Pants have side pockets, hip and 
watch pockets and the seams are 
fully taped. The coat and pants 
are cut extra full and lined 
throughout. Sizes 7-17 years. 
Just pay the postman $7.65. We 
pay express. ACTUAL VALUE 
$12. 



ACORN TILORING CO., Dept. B., 

69-77 Bedford St., Boston, Mass. 
Send me the following Acorn suit. I pay on arrival$. 

I risk nothing. Size 

Color 

Name 



Address 



Absher & Blackburn 

The Leading Clothiers and Gents' Furnishings 

Phone us for that Suit, Hat, Shoes, Shirt, Trunk, Tie, 
Collars, Etc. 

Phone 18. 

ABSHER & BLACKBURN 
THE STORE OF QUALITY 

Satisfaction Guaranteed 

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

NAILS, BARB WIRE, ROOFING, TOOLS, 
CUTLERY, GUNS, ETC. 

Anything for the farm or shop. Furniture to suit you 
and your pocket book. 

MARLOW-SHOOK HARDWARE COMPANY 

Phone 147 
North Wilkesboro North Carolina 



DID YOU EVER CONSIDER THE DIFFERENCE? 




Have you ever taken 
time to think of the dif- 
ference between buying 
your shoes at a general 
mercantile store and an 
EXCLUSIVE SHOE 
STORE? Here are the 
advantages : Our sales 
force are expert fitters of 
feet; our entire time is 
devoted to the shoe busi- 
ness ; our shelves are fill- 
ed with the best brands 
of shoes on the market. 

HANAN, WALKOVER AND GLOVE GRIP SHOES FOR 

MEN; LA FRANCE AND THE DREW SHOE FOR 

WOMEN; AND SHOES IN ALL SIZES 

FOR THE CHILDREN. 

Our lines of hosiery are 
second to none — such as 
Phoe n i x, Interwoven, 
Buster Brown, and Go- 
tham Gold Stripe Silk. 

Caps, Hosiery, Man- 
hattan Shirts, Ties, Suit 
cases, Trunks, Hand 
Bags, Etc. 

HENRY MILLER SHOE COMPANY 

The Only Exclusive Shoe Store in 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 




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BETTER THAN EVER 




The greatest water 
drawing device ever of- 
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in design and strong in 
construction. Easy to op- 
erate. A child can oper- 
ate it as easily and quick - 
) ly as a grown person. See 
<| your nearest dealer or 



write us for prices. 
SELF FILLING WELL BUCKETS A SPECIALTY. 
They fill themselves and do not muddy the water. 
Can be sent by Parcel Post. Write for Circular. 

Manufactuerd by 

BRIGGS-SHAFFNER COMPANY 
Machine Work, Iron, Brass and Aluminum Castings 

WINSTON-STLEM, N. C. 



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BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA 

Offers excellent advantages for prepar- 
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICUL- 
TURE AND ENGINEERING, West Raleigh, N. C. 

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Lack of appropriation and 
quarters often make it im- 
possible to provide separ- 
ate Physics and Chemistry 
laboratories in the high 
schools. The same equip- 
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be used by classes in both 
subjects. In such instan- 
ces, this Combination Phy- 
sics and Chemistry table 
No. 1419 should be in- 
stalled. Its design includes 
all the features necessary 
for a successful pursuit of 
both subjects: Crossbars, 
electricity, gass and water 
supplies, sink and waste 
connection, drawers for 
students' materials, and 
cupboards for storage of 
miscellaneous apparatus. 

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no veneer on either. A letter from a discriminating School Executive says that 
"it gives one pleasure to find that the articles ordered are as good as the Catalog 
describes them." 

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FOR BEST AUTO SERVICE : NEW BUICK CAR 

Call or See 

CLIFFORD MOORE 

Day Phone No. 18 Night Phone No. 235 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

GXLREATH'S SHOE REPAIR SHOP 

We do all kinds of shoe repairing-. Soles mended and 
rubber heels put on while you wait. We have the best 
machinery on the market and use nothing 1 but the best 
leather and materials. Satisfaction guaranteed. 

M. L. GILREATH, Prop. 

On B Street in Front of My Residence. 



When in North Wilkesboro Stop at the 

NEW YORK RESTAURANT 
The best of everything served promptly and in best of 

style. : Fresh Oysters, Fish, Steak and Game in season. 
Commutation Tickets, $3.50 for $3.00 ; $6.00 for $5.00. 

Come once and you will become a customer. 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



AFTER ALL, SMITHEY'S DEPARTMENT STORES 

"THE GREAT BARGAIN GIVERS" 

IS THE BEST PLACE TO TRADE 

WILKESBORO, N. C. 

3 STORES AND THE NEW ANNEXES 



WE SELL 



Ice. Coal 




North Wilkesboro Ice & Fuel Co. 



Phone 237 



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Chestnut Wood 

Come and See About Prices 
C. C. Smoot & Sons Co. 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 




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 Sshaffner & Marx and Griffon clothes always on 
hand. Buy one suit and you will always wear Griffon 
clothes. 

SHOES 

A complete line of men's, women's and children's 
Shoes. Florsheim, Howard & Foster, Star Brand. 

A COMPLETE LINE OF SAMPLE SHOES AND SAM- 
PLE HATS ALWAYS ON HAND. 

THE BIG INDEPENDENT CLOTHING AND SHOE 
HOUSE OF NORTH WILKESBORO AND ELKIN. 

J. T. PREVETTE 



"MEMORIAL NUMBER" 

A book containing a 86-page story of Mr. Vaughan's useful and 
well-spent life, written by a close friend of his, W. I. Vainer, the 
reading of which will interest and inspire every one to a better file. 
Some good pictures of both him and his home are given in colors 
which are pleasing to the eye. This is a large book of more than 
three hundred pages, and includes all the best songs Mr. Vaughan 
wrote during life. Every friend of Mr. Vaughan will want a copy 
of this book in his home as a keep-sake ,and at the same time be a 
useful and uplifting one. See your friends and have them order 
with you, and get the reduction in dozen lots. Price per copy $1.00; 
per dozen $10.00. 

Our New Book for 1919 
"ECHOES OF JOHN B. VAUGHAN" 

A book containing all the best songs Mr. Vaughan ever wrote 
from the beginning. The music writers and publishers, whom we 
consider are in a position to know, claim it will become one of the 
greatest books on the market. The variety given you in this book, 
in subjects, melody, harmony, arrangement, together with the deep 
spiiiuality, will hardly be excelled by any one writer. 
50c per copy; $5.00 per dozen. 

VAUGHAN'S QUARTET BOOK 

(NEW BOOK 

The daily calls and unusual demand for a Quartet Book of Sacred 
Songs has prompted us to prepare a book of the most valuable 
songs we have offered the public. We have composed and compiled 
the best songs we have any knowledge of for this book. Aside from 
the male quartet the book contains the most effective solos, duets 
and chorus songs that we have ever offered the public. Such songs 
as "Be a Daniel," "He is Not Here," "Climbing up the Mountain," 
and many others, are superior songs. 25c a Copy, $2.50 a Dozen. 

JOHN B. VAUGHAN, Music Publisher 
Branch Office ::;;:: Bowman. Ga, 






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THE FACTORY BEHIND THE STIEFF. 

It represents the very best efforts of a long line of con- 
scientious piano builders, and the achievements of over 
three-quarters of a century — resulting in an instrument of 
supreme excellence — The STIEFF PIANO is found in the 
best conservatories throughout the South and preferred 
by our leading colleges. 

It is an instrument that you can make no mistake in 
purchasing. 

Write us for our interesting booklet. 

CHAS. M. STIEFF, Inc. 
M. D. Manning, Manager : : : Charlotte, N. C. 



Fifty-Three Years in School Work 

That's Our Record. 

All these years we have labored to supply the schools of 
North Carolina with books and succeeding when oth- 
ers failed. 

AS A RESULT we have built up the largest school busi- 
ness in the State, or this part of the country. 

KEEP IT IN MIND we are still building and when you 
are in Raleigh come in to see what we have to show 
you. Orders handled promptly. Quotation gladly 
furnished on request. 

ALFRED WILLIAMS AND COMPANY 
Raleigh, N. C. 




HICKORY - - NORTH CAROLINA. 



SCHOOL DESKS 
OPERA CHAIRS 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES 



City Barber Shop 

MAIN STREET NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



Newly Equipped Bath Rooms. 
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. 



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 as represented. Always 
ready and willing to serve you. Better goods for the mon- 
ey than you wil 1 find anywhere else. 




Phone 32. 



Coca-Cola 

HAS THE DISTINGUISHED HONOR OF 
BEING IMITATED BY 156 DIFFERENT 
DRINKS. 

BE ON YOUR GUARD AND DON'T 
LET SOME UNSCRUPULOUS DEALER 

SERVE YOU WITH ONE OF THESE 

FAKES. 

COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 




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Co. 



INC. 



North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Farmers, bring us your wheat and corn. Highest 
market prices paid. 

Insist that your grocer give you Daniel Boone and 
Becky Boone Flour, and Pearl Com Meal. Our feedstuff 
is the best on the market. 



WILKES MILLING COMPANY, Inc. 
Phone 39. North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



THE BANK OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE 
AND BY THE PEOPLE 

This is a bank of the people, by the people and for the 

people. A bank interested in its depositors — ready to 

aid them to earn their confidence. It isn't a cold, austere 

proposition without a soul — we aim to be on friendly 

terms with all our depositors — and succeed in doing- so. 

In addition to that spirit, your funds are safe-guarded by 

the safest banking principles. We invite your account — 

savings or checking. 

We also furnish you a neat check book free. 

Four per cent, compounded each 3 months on savings 

accounts. 

BANK OF WILKES - - - Wilkesboro, N. C. 

C. M. Sheets, C. F. Morrison, L. B. Dula, 

President. Vice-President. Cashier. 

"I HAVE LOST THE RECEIPT." 

Thus spoke the man who was asked to settle a bill 
that he claimed to have paid a month previously. He had 
placed the receipt in his pocket with other papers and 
now could not find it. 

He had paid cash, so could do nothing except pay the 
bill a second time. 

That man learned a lesson from this incident — he now 
pays all his bills by check. In case of dispute about a 
paid bill, he can now use his cancelled checks as proof 
of payment. 

Do you pay by check? It is the safe and businesslike 
way 

BANK OF NORTH WILKESBORO. 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

Captial Stock - - - $100,000.00 
Surplus Fund - - - 60,000.00 

Resources - - " - - 900,000.00 



WHY WALK 100 MILES AND CARRY 50,000 POUNDS 
EVERY YEAR? 

The average bucket of water weighs 30 pounds. If you make 5 
trips to the spring 100 yards from your house each day you will 
walk 100 miles and carry 50.000 pounds a year. 

You spend 1 hour per day or 1 month in every year carrying 
water. 

You have running water in your house and barn and save all 
of this with one of our water systems. 
We have them to suit your conditions. 

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

WILEES PLUMBING WORKS 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 




In some cases they last longer. They never need 
repairs. They're fire-proof, storm-proof. They re- 
duce the cost of insurance, and they're easy to lay. 
They preserve the building too, by keeping out damp- 
ness: so if you want a thoroughly cozy home in winter, 
and a cool house in summer, you can't do better than 
see that Cortright Shingles*are used for the covering 

They are carried in stock by 
WILKESBORO MANUFACTURING COMPANY 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



J. L. TURNER, General Undertaking 

Phone No. 69, Night and Day, North Wilkesbcro, N. C. 

Full line of coffins, caskets, 
steel vaults and other funeral 
supplies of best quality and at 
lowest prices. 

All calls answered promptly, 
day or night, town or country. 

MONUMENTS AND 

TO.MBSTONES 

— in — 
Marble, Granite, White, Bronze 
— .all styles and prices to suit 
everybody. Workmanship, ma- 
terial and satisfaction guaran- 
teed. 

J. L. TURNER 
Phone 69. 




NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



LADIES' FURNISHINGS, XMAS LINE CHINA WARE, 



NEW EDISON PHONOGRAPHS AND RECREATIONS. 



We keep on hand at a!! times the very latest in Ladies' 
Ready-to-wear and our prices are reasonable. See us 
when in need of anything in our line. 



LIFE 



IS NOT YOURS TO KEEP. THE "GRIM REAPER" 
WILL CLAIM HIS OWN. 

Increase your Estate and make a Will. 
Insure your life with the 

SOUTHERN LIFE AND TRUST COMPANY 

''The Great Home Company" 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Insure your time against disease and accident. A 
A Health and Accident Policy will do it. 

FARMS AND HOMES FOR SALE 

E. P. Robinson 

District Agent 
Office: 2nd Floor D. & S. Bank Bldg., N. Wilkesboro, N. C. 



NOW IS THE TIME TO FIX UP THE HOUSE AND 
KITCHEN 



"» the Kitchen Cob'nel ihcl .aves miles of steps 



We are agents for Hoosier 
Kitchen Cabinets, the Sellars 
Kitchen Cabinets and the 
Range Eternal and have a 
large stock on hand as cheap 
as they can be bought in any 
city in the United States. We 
also carry in stock a full line 
of Sealy Mattresses, the best 
mattress made, a full line of 
furniture for Porches, Halls 
and every room in the house. 
Stoves and ranges in every 
size at prices below the low- 
est. Auburn Beauty Six. We 
also carry wheat drills and 
Singer Sewing Machines. Call 
and examine our stock and get our prices. 

SMOAK BROTHERS 

Corner B and 10th Streets 

The largest mercantile house in North Wilkesboro. 




BUY THE 

GLASCOCK STOVES 

AND RANGES 

Made of Best Pig Ironr 

Fully guaranteed in ev 
ery way. 

For sale by STOVE 
DEALERS 

Manufactured and guar- I 
anteed by 

GLASSCOCK STOVE 
& MFG. CO. 

Greensboro, N. C. 



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Shoe Repairing 

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 Bluemont Hotel. 



F. D. Forester & Co. 

WHOLESALE MERCHANTS 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



J. L. Hemphill & Co 

WHOLESALE DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



THE BEST IN DRUG STORE SERVICE 
THE BEST IN DRUG STORE GOODS 

The Rexall Store 

When you purchase a Rexall Remedy you have the 
absolute assurance that you are getting the best that 
money can buy ; and if for any reason it should fail to give 
you satisfaction you have only to take it to the Rexall 
Store and get your money back. 

We carry a complete line of stationery, toilet goods, 
cigars, rubber goods, etc., 

Klenzo Tooth Paste, Jonteel Toilet Requisites, i 

Kantleek Hot Water -Bottles and Fountain Syr- . 

« 

inges. 

NORTH WILKESBORO DRUG COMPANY 

The Rexall Store 

g* Phone 96 ^ 



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if you mention this 
publication. 



> Regular and India- 
Paper Editions. 
G.&C.MERRIAMCO.,Springfield,Mass. 

GRAND PRIZE (Highest Award) Panama Pacific Exposition 



Edwards & Broughton Printing Co. 

RALEIGH, N. C. 

PRINTERS, PUBLISHER and STATIONERS 

Steel and Copped Plate Engravers, Manufacturers of 
Blank Book and Loose Leaf Systems. 

ENGRAVED WEDDING INVITATIONS, ANNOUNCE- 
MENTS, VISITING CARDS 

HIGH CLASS PRINTING 

Artistic Catalogues, Booklets, Menus, Invitations, 
Stationery 




PROPER SANITATION 

AND 
SEWAGE DISPOSAL 

THAT IS FINAL 
Assured by use of 

Kausline 

SYSTEM TOILETS 

Waterless 

Sewerless 
Odorless 

Low in cost and upkeep - Simple to in- 
stall and operate - Embodies a nigh-class 
indoor Toilet and complete Sewage Dis- 
posal plant in one. 

KAUSTINE COMPANY, Inc., 

Manufacturers and Sanitation Engineers 

BUFFALO, N. Y. 





HEADACHES 

More headaches come from eye troubles than from any other cause. 

Many people suffer intense eye strain when trying to read. 
When the letters blur and run together the cause is imperfect 
vision. This could be entirely relieved by 

PROPERLY FITTED GLASSES 
We are prepared to fit any kind and s'tyle of eye glasses de- 
sired. We especially reeommed the Krytok glasses which en- 
ables you to see both far and near and gives to the eyes the 
natural eye sight of youth. 

Prices are reasonable and work guaranteed 

J. E. DEANS, North Wilkcsboro, N. C. 



READY UNDERTAKERS 

COFFINS AND CASKETS 
PHONE 85 DAY OR NIGHT 

J. C. REINS, Manager. 

Reins Brothers 

TOMBSTONES AND MONUMENTS 

24 YEARS' EXPERIENCE 
NORTH WILKESBORO AND LENOIR 



Carter's Weekly 

Wilkes County's Live Weekly Newspaper Devoted to the 
Up-Building and Industrial Development of the County. 

SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 
$1.00 A YEAR— "AND WORTH MORE" 

Carter's Weekly is edited with a view of keeping its 
readers posted on all the happenings of the town and 
county, and of the principal events of the state, nation and 
world — told in concise manner. 

ARTISTIC COMMERCIAL PRINTING 
The Largest and Best Equipped Job Office in Wilkes 

CARTER'S WEEKLY 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



The Cigar That's Making the Dime Worthwhile. 

El Edisto 

Blended to the taste of Gentlemen 
smokers. Its size would indicate a price 
of 15c or two for 25c. 

But Sells for 10c Straight. 

W. F. CLEGG CIGAR COMPANY 

Manufacturers Greensboro, N. C. 



Mountain View 
Institute 

First rate High School 
Strong corps of Teachers 
Splendid Equipment 
Healthful Location 

For catalogue or other information, 
address : 

THE SUPERINTENDENT 
James M. Hayes, Hayes, N. C. 



C. E. Jenkins G. A. White Vaughn, Hemphil & Co. 

Jenkins Hardware 
Company 

INCORPORATED 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



HARDWARE 

Stoves, Ranges, Oil Ranges, Lawn Mowers, Nails, Plows, 
Hoes, Shovels, Cultivators, and all Farm Imple- 
ments, Barbed Wire, Etc. 

All Grades of Roll Roofing— Asphalt Mutli-Shingles. 
Best Ready-Mixed Paints and Lewis' White Lead and 
Pure Linseed Oil 



Jenkins Hardware Co. 



Our Large Stock and At- 
tractive Assortments 
Now Surpass All 
Former Efforts 



Right here now, the very finest of everything for men 
and boys' ready-to-wear is ready to meet your every need. 

MEN'S AND BOYS' SUITS 

For particular people, suits that will fit and wear and 
bring them back for more. 

For your fine shoes, THE PEOPLES CLOTHING 
STORE IS HEADQUARTERS, it is your warehouse, 
ready to furnish just what you want with thorough and 
fast attention. Utmost care given to the proper fitting of 
all shoes. 

Everything must please, because "It pleases us to 
please you." 



The Peoples 
Clothing Store 

U. B. Walters, Prop. 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



TWO WAYS TO BUY GOOD CLOTHES- 
HIGHEST PRICE OR— STYLEPLUS. 

The most important thing- in clothes in quality, because 
it means the style you're after and profitable service. By 
all means get the quality. But be sure that the price you 
pay is not more than enough to get it. 

Styleplus have all the essentials of good clothes without 
costing the outside price. The fabrics are all wool. The 
style is correct. The tailoring is splendid. The good wear 
is covered by our guarantee. Each Styleplus garment has 
a sealed price ticket on the sleeve. Wear America's 
known-priced clothes and you reduce your clothes prob- 
lem to common sense economy. 

"The Sleeve Ticket Tells the Price." 

C. C. CLOTHING COMPANY 



If you want to buy or sell a farm, see, write, or 
phone me. I represent the largest Real Estate Agency 
in the world. If you are planning to sell a farm come in 
and list it with me. ; 

EUGENE TRIVETTE 

DISTRICT AGENT E. A. STROUD FARM AGENCY 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



SPAINHOUR-SYDNOR DRY GOODS COMPANY 



There are two ways of buying. One is to buy what 
you find; and the other is to buy what you want. You 
buy by one of these methods and so do we. We don't 
stop with buying - what we find on the market; we make 
our own specifications, and get what we feel our public 
wants. We want you to buy from us in the same way. 
Let us know what your standards are, and let us try to 
meet them. Of course you don't have the same stand- 
ard for everything you buy, and neither do we. Where 
you would look for wearing quality in one article, style 
would be the prime requisite in another and fit in anoth- 
er. Each department with its own standard of style, of 
quality, of comfort, or of fit as the case may be, is en- 
deavoring to meet your particular standard more than 
half way. 

GET STYLE DISTINCTION IN YOUR NEW SUIT, 
COAT, DRESS AND HAT. 

Comparison will prove the eminent style of the beau- 
tiful new garments we are showing for Fall and Winter 
wear, and you're sure of real style distinction in what 
you choose from our splendid stock. 

Also, in spite of all the talk about "High Prices" 
you'll find that Prices here are lower than you'd expect, 
especially for garment of such unusually smart style and 
high quality. We offer you greater style at no greater 
price. 

Decidedly handsome Tailored Suits. Never in our 
history have we been able to bring together such a splen- 
did range of exceedingly handsome, very stylish, Tailor- 
ed. Suits. Correctly demonstrating all that is best and la- 
test in the Fashion world of today. 

We show rarely beautiful models, brought out on 
simple but beautiful lines and also in the most extreme 
fashionable models of the season, in a matchless range 
of the new Fall colorings and new Fall fabrics. $25.00 to 
$90.00 each. 



SPAINHOUR-SYDNOR DRY GOODS COMPANY 
North Wilkesboro, - - - North Carolina 



To-the HOUSEKEEPER 



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size of our IE OZ, PACKAGE, 
Your grocer can procure it for you if 
he will. INSIST upon using ARM & 
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STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE 

NORTH WILKESBORO— STATESVILLE 
JITNEY LINE 

Leave 



North Wilkesboro at 7 :30 A. M. Statesville 11 :00 A. M. 



Laurel Creamery 

of North Wilkesboro, N. C, calls your attention to the fact 
that their cream customers are well satisfied and making 
more out 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. 

Wilkesboro Manufacturing Co. 

Manufacturers of 



SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, AND ALL KINDS OF BUILD- 
ING MATERIAL 

North Wilkesboro, - - North Carolina 



f STOP AT 

Kensington Hotel 

EXCELLENT SERVICE RATES REASONABLE 

OUR AIM TO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL 

A. H. BERRY, Proprietor. 



DR. W. A. TAYLOR 
DENTIST 

Office on First Floor of 2-story brick 
building on 9th Street. 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



DR. W. F. JONES 
DENTIST 

OFFICE OVER BRAME DRUG COMPANY 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



DR. L. A. HAUSER 
Dental Surgeon 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

Crown and bridge work a specialty. 22k gold used, 
and all work guaranteed. 




Justly famous because the heat passes completely 
under all parts of the bottom oven plate' and under all six 
stove eyes. Note carefully the construction as shown in 
illustration. 

EAGLE STOVE WORKS 
Rome, Georgia 

For Sale by JENKINS HARDWARE COMPANY 
NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 



E. E. ELLER 

North Wilkesboio, N. C. 
POULTRY, EGGS, GAME, BUTTER, ETC. 

I BUY ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY PRODUCE AND 
PAY SPOT CASH AT HIGHEST MARKET PRICE. 
CALL AND SEE ME. 



THE CITY MARKET 

PAYS HIGHEST CASH PRICES FOR BEEF CATTLE, 

HOGS, HIDES AND TALLOW 

PHONE 177 - - NORTH WILKESBORO, N, C. 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES 

Water Coolers, Heating Stoves, Paints for the inside 
and outside, Locks, Brooms, School House Bells. Tell 
us what you want, we have it or can get it on short notice. 

Let the boys play base ball and the girls tennis. We 
sell you the best goods at lowest prices. When you need 
any kind of good hardware, think Carlton's. 

Teachers of Wilkes County, we are behind you. When 
in North Wilkesboro, make our store headquarters. 

J. A. CARLTON HARDWARE COMPANY 



Too Old to Earn 

"In so far as the individual is concerned, he will never be too 
old to spend, but he may grow too old to earn." An Accelerative 
Endowment policy with the Mutual Benefit can be arranged to pro- 
vide an income at a time in life when most men are "to old to earn." 

Let us show you this and many other attractive con- 
tracts written by a company which is over 75 years old 
and has more than a Billion Insurnce on its books. 

We also write various other kinds of Insurance, Fire, 
Automobile, Plate Glass, Liability. When you need Insu- 
rance on any line let us serve you. Yours truly, 

WRENN INSURANCE AGENCY, Incorporated. 

Miller Grocery Company 

Incorporated 
Ed M. Long, Manager. 
; NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 

Leaders in ■* 



ALL KINDS OF FANCY GROCERIES AND 
FEED STUFF 

HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR PRODUCE 

MAKE OUR STORE YOUR HEADQUARTERS 
WHEN IN TOWN 

PHONE 58 



THIS SPACE BELONGS TO 
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 In- 
surance Companies. 

BETTER INSURE THAT SCHOOL BUILDING. 

R. W. Gwyn, Pres. W. E. Colvard, Sec. & Treas. 

Spencer McGrady, Mgr. Fire Ins. Dept. 

NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. 




The Vapor 
Treatment 

FOR 

Influenza, 
Croup and 
Pneumonia 

Mothers who know the anguish 
of waiting helplessly through 
age-long hours for the physician 
who may not arrive in time will hard- 
ly fail to keep on hand a bottle of this effective croup remedy. Vapo- 
mentha is a certain preventive and specific for colds, croup, influenza, 
grippe, pneumonia and other respiratory ailments. 



VAPJ^THAi 

WILL NOT STAIN THE CLOTHES 



It is applied externally to the chest, throat and nos- 
trils and is quickly absorbed through the pores of the 
skin. Its healing vapors rise and are inhaled directly 
to the infected membranes. A double-action remedy, 
it is doubly certain to produce satisfactory results. 
It has this characteristic that distinguishes it from 
other salves, it will not stain the clothes. Buy a 
bottle of Vapomentha TODAY. It is an invaluable 
protection for an insignificant price. 

30c, 60c, and $1.20 Battles at 

All Drug and General Stores. 

If your dealer cannot supply you order from 

BRAME DRUG CO., N. Wilktaboro, N. C. 





CITY FLOUR MILLING COMPANY 

Manufacturers of 
Full Rollers Process Flour, Meal, Feed Stuff, Etc. 

Statesville, N. C, Jan. 1, 1920. 
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: 

I have been bothered with colds every winter for several years, 
causing me to have those La Grippe pains and being confined to my 
room for several days at the time. Af ter using one bottle of Vapo-Men- 
tha Croup and Pneumonia Salve one night I got almost instant relief, 
and was able to go to my office next morning feeling very much re- 
lieved, which was very unusual after one of these attacks-. I have used 
practically every make of croup and pneumonia salve on the market 
when I had these attacks without relief. After being advised by a 
friend to use Brame Vapomentha Salve which found to give me almost 
instant relief. 

I cannot recommend Brame Salve too much for it certainly is all 
it is recommended to be. R, L. MAIDEN. 



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