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AND RUBAL1TE? CONSOLIDATED JULY, 1943
VOL. XIX NO. 34 SYLVA, N. C., Wednesday, January 10, 1945
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First Plaoe of N. C. Frwm
Association 1948 G+ntral K+
oe llence Award.
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Annual Drive For Polio Fund January 14To 30
Cherry Inaugurated Governor,
Outlines Polices In Address
RALEIGH, January 4. ? R. Gregg
Cherry, of Gastonia, lawyer, legis
lator and former soldier, today took
feus oath of office as Governor of
A North Carolina and delivered an
inaugural address that embraced his
recommendations to the general as
sembly. The legislative body, in joint
session, heard the address.
Speaking for an hour, Governor
; Cherry presented a program of out
1 ' lined growth and development for
4be state during the next four years
when he will be North Carolina's
chief executive. Emphasis was given
to matters of finance, health, educa
Hon, highways, agriculture, welfare,
labor and the handling of veterans
end their affairs at the close of the
Governor Cherry is the second
governor of the state to be inau
gurated during wartime. Zeb Vance,
the other such governor, took his
eath of office while the civil war
-was in progress.
S. Sgt, Jessie B. Cogdill
Has Arrived In Italy
15TH AAF IN ITALY? S. Sgt. Jes"
fiie B. Cogdill, son of Mr. and Mrs.,
Stem P. Cogdill, Route 1, Sylva, N. C.,
waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator
bomber, has arrived in Italy. The
announcement was made by Col.
James B. Knapp, San Anonio, Tex.,
the group commander.
Sgt. Cogdill has been assigned to
Col. Knapp's group, a veteran or
ganization of this theater. This group
twice has been cited by the President
of the United States "for outstanding
performance of duty in armed con
ftfet with the enemy*"
, . . Before epterjpj the army. S|t. Cog
I*" 4U1 was employe 1 as of tiack driver
/ far the McLeafr Contracting Co. He
has been stationed in England since
tafft April. . t
T-4 Joseph McClure
Returns To States
T-4 Joseph M. (Major) Allison has
returned to the States after serving
for two years in the European Thea
tre. He is the son of Joe Allison of
Webster. He is now a patient at
F^imey General-Hospital at Thomas
ville, Ga. He expects to get home
In the near future to visit homefolk
> and relatives*
Funeral Services Held
For Mrs. Henry Raby
^ Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia
Raby, wife of the late Henry Raby
who died Dec. 24, were held Dec. 26
in the Wilmot cemetery with the
Rev. Thad Watson, Rev. John Hyatt
and 'Rev. Norman Nations officiating.
'Mrs. Raby is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Tennie Bryson, Sylva,
Rt. 1, Mrs. Clark Whicker, Winston
Salem two sons, John Raby Moores
ville, Walt Raby, Biltmore, sixteen
grandchildren, twenty great grand
children and four great, great grand
children; ? : ? - ?
BETA TO BE HOST
TO BAPTIST SUNDAY
? ? SliHOOl CONVENTION
Dr. H. T. Hunter will be the feature
speaker^ at the Tuckaseigee Baptist
J&ffidax. School convention which is
to meet with the Beta Church Sunday
January 14, 1945. The program will
begin promptly at 2:30 P. M. and all
Sunday Schools in the Association are
urged to have a delegation from their
The them% for the afternoon will
be "With Christ On The Home Front".
And the following program will be
2:30 ? Hymn Congregation
2:35 ? Devotion Hoy Reed
2:45 ? Secretary's Report, Hattie
3:0() ? Business^Ajid Announce
3:10 ? Aims and Goals for the con
tion in '45, Jennings Bryson.
~3:2(?? Special Music ? Beta Church
3:30 ? Address: "With Christ On
The Home Front" ? Dr. H. T. Hunter.
NEW N. C. GOVERNOR
R. GREGG CHERRY
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LIONS OF FRANKLIN,
BRYSON AND SYLVA
HOLD ZONE MEETING
Following the regular meeting of
the Sylva Lions Club last Wednesday
evening, the 2nd Zone meeting of the
year was held, with J. L. Woody of
Bryson City, Zone Chairman presid
ing. The three clubs comprising the
district, Sylva, Franklin and Bryson
City, made reports on past work and
planned for future activities, Each
club promised District Gov. Jennings
Bryson four new members during the
month of January, honoring Melvin
Jones, International Secretary and
.fcundcr. - * ,
Attending were Claude Bolton,
president; Norman Howley, secretary
and Deputy Governor, Ben McGlam
cry and other guests of Franklin^J^
L. Woody and guest of Bryson City
and AllineV Bryson, president, and
Edwin Allison, secretary of Sylva.
The third Zone meeting will be held
in February with the Franklin Club.
Seeks Increase In
The War Manpower Commission,
as its name implies, is a war emer
gency governmental agency respon
sible for the mobilization, allocation,
utilization and coordination of the
nation's manpower for the express
purpose of furnishing workers for war
and war-supporting activities.
The recent Byrnes directive, with
the definite aim of stimulating and
increasinng production of war-sup
porting products and services, pro
vides that sanctions may be imposed
against estabilshments which violate
War Manpower Commission regula
tions, but directs the War Production
Board and other Federal agencies to
impose those sanctions when they
find and determine that employers
are no^rnaking the best possible con
tribution^ the war effort.
The War Manpower Commission's
principal operating agency is the
United States Employment Service,
with a record of more than a decade
of successful experience as a job
placing agency, and with approxi
mately 1500 offices located at strate
gic points throughout the Nation. Its
Operating pei sunnel ? is ?a group of
specially trained individuals who re
ciuit, transfer and place workers and
help stabilize employment.
In North Carolina the State office
i is located in Raleigh, with six WMC
administrative area offices in as many
central cities In the State* also are
44 full-functioning local USES of
fices in as many cities and towns, in
10 of which are also Divisional of
fices, for Negro workers exclusively.
In 36 other communities branch
olfice5 have been established during
1944, two or three of which had been
operated as local offices. The others
are located at points formerly known
as itinerant points, the number of
which been reduced from 122 to 85.
These are points visited on regular
schedules, usually each week, for a
few hours,, by representatives of local
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For The Herald
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UUer than noon Monday. We can
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a strain on the entire force. ? We would'
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any news to call us at 110.^
No assurance can be given for pub
lication of any news* received aftei^
6 o'clock Monday.
SYLVA SOLDIER IS
RECOVERING AT ARMY
HOSPITAL IN ENGLAND
THE 155TH GENERAL HOSPITAL,
ENGLAND ? Wounded by shrapnel in
the Hurtgen Forest in Germany,
^Private First Class Theodore R.
Young, 30,. Sylva, North Carolina, is
now recovering at this United States
Army general hospital in England.
~Lt. Joseph J. McHugh, Philadel
phia, Pennsylvania, his ward officer,
said, "Pfc. Young is receiving the best
possible care at this hospital and
will soon be ready for duty again."
Pfc. Young landed in Normandy on
D-Day, and has received the Combat
A brother, Hughes, is undergoing
basic training at a replacement train
ing center in the United St.ates. Pfc.
Young's wife, Juanita, lives in Sylva.
D. E. Hines of Stoney Point in
Alexander County purchased six
purebred Aberdeen-Angus heifers
and they all dropped heifer calves.
Ffc. McClure Missing
Pfc. Jack McClure has been miss
ing in action in Germany since Sept.
16. Pfc. M'cClure, the~soT5~of Mr: aiKt
Mrs. Raymond McClure, entered ser
vice in April, 1942, and went over
seas in July, 1944.
Mrs# Harry Ferguson, Chairman of
the work done in Jackson County for
the Red Cross Camp and Hospital
Council of Western North Carolina,
asks that anyone making fracture
pillows or pillow slips send them
to her . as soon as possible so they
can be carried to the hospital ir<
January and February. She would
also like to have afghans that are be
ing mended returned at once.
Head-line News Of Jack
son County During 1944
W. Carr Hooper, former teacher of
^Svlva is Jap prisoner, taken in fall
-^jK)hn A. Parris, Jr., is back on job
3t London office.
Sylva has lowest fire losses in years
Mrs. E. L. McKee and R. U. Sut
ton head Infantile Paralysis cam
20 children aided by Lions Clinic
lor Blind held here recently.
Roy Hamilton listed as missing by
W. E. Pettit resigns as pastor of
Sgt. Lewis Henry Shuler killed on
56 Jackson men are accepted for
Woman's Club to back County Li
brary for 1944.
The Herald given first place in
General Excellence at meeting.
Captain John R. Irwin of Sylva at
London Dental Conference.
Infantile Parafysis Campaign is
Success. ........ * "'<
Lt. Grady R. Galloway is giv?n
Citation for leading two Invasion
Pic. Marion Howell killed in action
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Pfc. Clyde L. Crisp
llfissing Since October
Pfc. Clyde, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Gaither Crisp, of Gay has been re
ported missing since Oct. 12. Pfc.
Crisp has been in service ior more
than two years but had been over
seas only two months.
Spending Furlough With
Pvt. Margaret 'Martin is here from
Victoria, Kansas, spending a few days
y>ith relatives and friends. Pvt. Mar
tin was Home Demonstration Agent
for Jackson County before entering
the Woman's Army Corps last April.
She will leave Tuesday for Johnson
City, Tenn., to visit her sister, Miss
Isabel Martin, before returning to
Victoria to resume her duties
Cpl. Winston Cabe Returns
To Naval Hospital
Cpl. Winston Cabe of the U. S.
Marine Corps has returned to the
Naval Hospital in Philadelphia after
spending fifteen days withuhis sisters,
Mrs. Berry Gaither and Miss Lillian
Cabe. Cpl. Cabe entered service in
Oct., 1942, and spent nine months
overseas, taking part in engagements
in the Marshalls, Saipan and Tinian.
He was wounded twice. He landed
in California Oct. 7 Vtid has been re
ceiving treatment at naval hospitals,
p Cpl. Cabe has a brother, Sgt Car
lln T. Cabe, also with the Marines,
who has b'6?n in service Jone, 1943.
snd has spent the past seven months
?n overseas doty on Midway.
Pvt. Harry J. Callahan
Wounded In Action
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Callahan of
Sylva have heard from their son. Pvt.
Harry J. Callahan, who was wound
ed in action in France. He has been
moved to a hospital in England where
he is doing nicely. Pvt. Callahan has
been m service ten monins and fya^
been overseas since Augu*t.
Six Boys Have Eighteenth
Birthday During December
Six, boys in Jackson County became
eighteen years ul age during the? month
of December and are now subject to
call for active service in the armed
forces under the selective service sys
In the group were the following:
Ransom D. Coggins, Samuel Floyd
'Mills, Carl Calvin Fisher, William
Grover Ashe, Edgar Queen and
Charles Emert Cole.
JACKSON PEOPLE ARE
ACTIVE IN CAMP AND
J ackson Cou n ty is one of the m ost
active of the Western North Caro
lina counties doing work for the Ffed
Cross Camp and Hospital Council of
Western North Carolina.
Besides the work carried on each
month such as furnishing magazines
and twenty-seven fracture pillows
with fifty- four slips to match, the
extra quotas assigned for both
Thanksgiving and Christmas were
more than supplied
. For Thanksgiving the ladie* sent
iW than 500 home-made cookies,
fifty tray favors and 100 nut cups
with nuts to fill them. <
At Christmas the things sent were:
310 gifts valued at SI. 00 each, 15
pounds of fruit cake, fifty tray favors,
100 nut cups with nuts to fill therii
and 550 Christmas cards, the most
'>f these being furnished by womenN
organizations ol the county.
These gifts are distributed to the
patients at Moore General Hospital,
Lake Lw e Rest Center, .Naval Con
valescent Hospital and Sand Hill He
Sgt. Painter Is With
Supply And Construction
Unit Of ATC Base Near
AN AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND
BASE IN FRAN. Jan. 1.? Used by the
Yanks during the last war, flattened
by them in 1943 and 1944, there is
rising out of the ruins of an airfield
near Paris the new continental air
base of the European Division, USAAF
Air Transport Command.
Sgt. Arthur B. Painter of Sylva,
N. Carolina, is a member of the sup
ply and construction unit of this ATC
base. In co-operation with the
Army's Corps of Engineers, they are
whipping the place into shape to do
its important job in the assault against-;
Through this base are flown critical
materials and parts, from the United
States for the tanks, guns and ve
hicles of our armies in Europe.
Through this base comes the whole
blood flown over the Atlantic in the
ATC's giant C-54s, for our wounded
hf,y? in tho front linps and in the hos
pitals of Europe.
Former Jackson Boy
Makes Good In Pacific
Area Of Operations
Lt. Col. Fred V. Brown, native of
Webster, is another North Carolina
boy to make good. He has been a
warded the fourth highest award the
Army can bestow, the Legion of
Merit, as well as the Bronze Star#
Col. Brown, as quartermaster of
the First Corps, worked out plans for
supply during the Papuan and New
Guinea campaigns. For a time he was
the only American officer assigned
to the Australian Advance New Guinea
headquarters, serving as liason officer
for tactics and supply. He was dec
orated for his work in the planning
and executing of !he Beak Operation.
He says the training he, with 500,
000 other men, received in the Caro
lina Maneuvers, led to the success of
Col. Brown is the son of Mrs. Dora
Brown of Ashe^ille and the la>te Virge
Biown, who resided in Webster lor a
npmber of years. He has many rela
tives in Sylva, being a nephew of the
tote Mrs. J. T. Gribble of Sylva.
NATION EXPERIENCES 2ND WORST OUTBREAK
OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS DURING PAST YEAR,
Mrs. E. L. McKee Again
Heads Jackson's Coftimittee
t]or Funds, Need Is Greater
Pointing out that the 1944 epidemic
ol infantile paralysis was the second
worst outbreak of the disease in its
history in the United States; Mrs. E.
McKee, chairman of the 1945 polio .
campaign in this county, issued a
statement today in which she em
phasized the "need to reinforce our
lines of defense agairlst this insidious
enemy of childhood."
The annual fund appeal is being
conducted this year from January
14-31 in celebration of the President's .
Birthday, -and, a> in the past, most
of the funds will be used to combat
polio in this State.
Although North Carolina had one
of its worse epidemics of infantile
paralysis during the past year, -the -
death rate from the dread /disease was
the lowest ever recoided^solely be
cause the fun<^ to provide the best
possible medical aid and equipment
were immediately available, Chair
man McKee pointed out.
This record proves again that quick
hospitalization of victims is impera
tive and the campaign this year will
be pointed towards funds to support
adequate hospital facilities to serve
? he growing number of persons strick
en each year, the Chairman said.
"Since no one knows where, or how
hard, polio may strike in 1945, we
must again be ready to meet the at
tack wherever it may come," Chair
man McKee said.
Through ' November 21 of this past
year, 848 cases of infantile paralysis
'had ben reported to the State Board
of Health since before the epidemic
last summer. Of this number 618
patients have received. treatment at
the Hickory Polio Emergency Hos
pital, the aGstonia Orthopaedic Hos
pital and the Charlotte Memorial
Hospital. Four hundred and thirty
five were treated at Hickory.
Only 13 deaths were reported at*
thiee hospitals, making the lowest
death rate ever recorded for an in
fantile paralysis epidemic.
Eighty-three percent of the hos
pitalized cases reported will return
to normal or nearly-normal health,
as a result of early and modern treat
ment, while only 17 percent will re
tain some paralysis.
Year *s Activities
The following figures on. FSA col
lection activities in Jackson County **
were presented to the County FSA
committee by W. T. Brown, Jr., FSA
Supervisor at the test formal meet
ing of the committee. The total
amount maturing on livestock and
seed and fertilizer lpans during 1944
was $20,196. The to^l amount col
lected on these loans since July 1,
1944, through December 31, was
The total maturities on farms pur
ihrrmgh the assistance of FSA
was $2,967.00. Collections from this
phase of the program since July 1,
1944, through December 21, amount
ed to $12,703. x
The FSA committee composed ot
Dennis Higdon, R. M. Bryson, and L.
T. Watson expressed a feeling of sat
isfaction that FSAv borrowers are not
only helping to achieve the food pro
duction goals of our nation, but are
repaying their loans at a time when
the motley IS n WflW By the Guveni
ment. Monies paid in by FSA bor
rowers go back to the Federal Treas
ury to help in the war effort as does
At the same meeting the committee
expressed the opinion that 800 addi
tional farm families in Jackson Coun
ty were eligible for FSA assistance
and could be materially benefited by
the supervised loan program.
The V. O. Sipes' orchards of Con
over in Catawba County sold car
tons of ,20 selected apples each,
wrapped in colored oil paper, for the
holiday trade.^ More than 2,000 such
packages were marketed.
The Rural Electrification Adminis
tration announces a loan allotment
of $53,000 to the Woodstock Electric
Membership Corporation, Belhavea,