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?OL. XIX NO. 35 SYLVA, N. C., Wednesday, January 17, 1945 $1.50 A Year In Jackson And Swain Counties ? 5c Copy
GERMANS FALLING BACK BEFOREALUES
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Veterans Are Now
Aid From U. S. E. S.
Ralegih, Jan. 15. ? Veterans of World
War II are receiving immediate and
??nplete assistance from veterans'
aaoployment representatives in the
U. S. Employment Service of the
War Manpower Commission as they
are released from hospitals in the
St ate and make ready to reenter
During 11 months of 1944, excki
mwe of January, 1,575 veteran appli
cations for jobs were taken as the
veterans were released from hospitals
and 1,537 local placements in jctos
were made by the local USES offices
to which the released veterans were*
directed. In "addition, 454 placement
assists ? some but not all of the steps
' complete placements ? were made
tofr the USES offices, while 2,778 other i
veterans were interviewed but did not '
register for work dunng the 11
Months. - ?
In the same 11 months, 1&239
veterans made preliminary appllca
- ? Mans for jobs with the USES offices
im the St.ate, and 13,358 completed
applications. In that period 18,632
local referrals of veterans were made
to jobs and 12,516 local placements
were verified, while placement assist*
were made in 2,270 other cases.
Dr. J. S* Dorton, State manpower
director, explains that since veterans
are not. subject to the Employment
Stabilization Program and may take
}obe or change jobs as they like, local
OSSS offices place some of them more
than once. These veteran activities,
tee explains, do not include agricul
tural figures, and do not include
veterans of all wars, but usually veter
ans of World War II constitute about
?? percent of the total./
In December, 302 veterans com
pleted applications for jobs and 181
placements on jobs were verified,
^fcber dispositions of veterans during
December include 257 directed to the
"Veterans Administration,- directed
id State Voetftienal Rehabilitation of
ficials, 54 directed to Selective Ser
vice, 30 directed to training agencies,
aad 154 directed to other agencies.
Dr. Dorton announces that the pro
gram of extending the-services of the
V6ES to about 40 new points in the
State by opening full-time branch
attkces, primarily for veterans, is
about complete, giving about 95 full
tfcne points of contact, in addition to
? toe 90 or more itinerant points, visit
ed on regular schedules by USES rep
MEET IN GERMANY
- Mis. Neal Bishop of Sylva has re
ceived word that two of her sons have
set in Germany. It 19 the first time
the two brothers had seen e?ch
fltber in three years. The brothers are
Pvt. Neal J. Bishop, who has been
is service since Dec., 1942, and over
' seas since Dec., 1943, and Cpi. Daniel
fOMr years and overseas since Jan.,
1944. Pvt. Bishop is with the 9th
Asmy and Cpl. Bishop is also with the
Army in Gemany.
Mrs. Bshop has two other sons in
auifice. Sgt. Woody H. Bishop who
fe missing in action and Sgt. W. H.
Btabop, stationed in Salina, Kansas.
T-Sgt. Howard N. Nations
Home On Furlough
T-Sgt Howard N. Nations, after
flnM ling 32 months service in the
African and Italian campaigns,
has recently returned from Italy and
is spending thirty days with his par
ents, Mr. anl Mrs. Thomas Nations, of
Barkers Creek. He served as a me
Kr. and Mrs. Nations have three
joJber sons serving in the U. S. Army.
Major Oscar T. Nations, a veteran of
seventeen years service is executive
at Moore General Hospital.
QpL John B. Nations also a mechanic
turn been overseas since last March.
Sgt Clifford Nations serving with a
tank division has been in the Euro
pean Thaatrp fior~four months.
ANDREW W, COPE
AT ZION HILL
Andrew Wesley Cope, 70, died at
his home in Sylva, Saturday night.
Funeral services were conducted at
Zion Hill Baptist Church, Savannah,
with the'Rev. Dave Wiggins, officiat
A native of Jackson County, Mr.
Cope was the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Cope of Jackson county.
He is survived by the widow, the
former Miss Polly Ridley; three broth
ers, Ingle Cope of Jackson County, and
John and Bill Cope of Kyle; and four
sisters, Mrs. Isabclle Woodard of
Sylva, Mrs. Jane Hanry of Frank
bn. Mrs. Sarah Younce of Kyle and
Mrs. Tyne Wilber of "Mt. Holly.
SYLVA METHODISTS TO
HOLD SUPPER IN
There will be a supper in the Al
lison Building next Sunday evening
for the entire adult membership of
the Sylva Methodist cnurch and the
young people. Rates will be 50c.
At this supper meeting the pastor
will .present a discussion of tiishop j
Arhur Moore's book, "Christ After
Chaos", this meeting will be a part |
of our Crusade program and it is
hoped that every member will attend.
The discussion of this book will j
be continued on Monday and Wed
nesday evening at 7:30.
Wednesday evening following the
di.^M^inn, Mr. Paul Ellis, chairman.;
of the Crusade is requesting that all
members of the local council of the I
Crusade for Christ and the entire I
members of the board of Stwards
and the Junior Board of Stewards re
main to receive the pledge cards for
the every member canvass.
This^ every member *canv ass will be
completed on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. A full report on the pledges
for the crusade will be made at the
Sunday morning services Jan. 28.
The Cn^ade Goal for world relief
and reconstruction alloted to the Sylva
and Dillsboro Churches is $2500. We
feel that this entire amount will be
pledged through our every member
canvass.^ Mr. O. E. Brookhyser has
been selected Treasurer of this fund.
The pledges to the Crusade will be
paid over a period of one year, being
concluded on Jan. 31, 1946.
Richard O. Wilson Spends
Furlough At Home
Richard O. Wilson, MA M 3-c is
here from New York spending a few
days with his family. Dick has been
serving with the U. S. Navy since last
June and has been stationed in New
York with the Poat Office. |
January 31st Deadline
For Liceiise Tags
January 31st will ber the dead
line to get the new 1945 license
tags. Cogdill Motor Co. will
handle the sate of them and li
cense will be available all twelve
months of the year,
BOARD OF HEALTH
I The regular meeting of the Jack
son County Board of Health was held
Monday, Jan. 8. Members present
were: T. W. Ashe, A. C. Moses, Mayor
H. Gibson, Dr. A. A. Nichols and Dr.
Mora Cella McGuire.
Dr. Grover Wilkes was unanimously
re-elected as county physician and
Dr. C. N. Sisk was again elected
county health officer.
This health distinct is composed of
Haywood, Transylvania, Macon, Swain
and Jackson. The county expects to
i^inve a full time county hurse in the
Former Resident Dies
Charlie Denning, former Sylva resi
dent, died rather suddenly in Orlan
!do, Fal. Saturday Jan. 6. For a num
iber of years Mr. Denning was en
' gaged in the lumber business in Jack
| son County, being a member of the
i Powell-Denning Lumber Cq. His
! wife, the former Miss Mamie Everette
cf Bryson City, died several years
ago at her home in Sylva.
| will be held at State College on Jan
| uary 24 and 25.
ANNUAL DRIVE FOR
POLIO FUND : GETS
UNDERWAY IN COUNTY
The annual appeal for funds for the
treatment and prevention of Infantile
Paralysis began in Jackson County
this week to last through Jan. 31st, it
has been announced by Mrs. E. L.
McKee, Jackson County Chairman,
and R. U. Sutton, Vice-Chairman.
The overall quota for Jackson coun
ty this year has been set at $599,
which is approximately twice < last
year's quota because of the Polio
epidemic in North Carolina during
the past summer.
North Carolina's quota for the year is
half a million dollanrs and is less than
the National Foundation spent in Car
olina in treatment of the 850 cases
during the recent epidemic.
Jackson County did not have a case
but its people should appreciate the
fact and double their efforts to pre
vent the state from having such a thing
The following committees have beei
named to carry out the work in the
Cullowhee, Mrs. C. C. Buchanan;
Dillsboro, Mrs. Mont Cannon; Sylva,
Mrs. Jeter Snyedr; Theatre Commit
tee, Mrs. Frank Massie; Schools, Mr.
Adam Moses; Dance, Mrs. Walter
Jones; Tag Day, Miss Lucille Wilson
and Government Agencies, Mr. G. C.
JURORS DRAWN FOR
FEBRUARY TERM OF
The following men have been drawn <
f?s jurors to serve during the Febn^
?.ry term of Jackson Superior Court
which convenes Monday the 19:
Clinton Hooper, Guy Fisher, Clyde
Fisher, Annis Buchanan, Freeman
Buchanan, T. J. Weeks, Charlie Cal
hcun, Kim Nations, J. M. Phillips,
Kenyon Moody, Raymond Mull, Lee
Fisher, Oscar Mathews, Pierce Wikle,
Lee Bumgarner, T. J. Powell, Boyd
Martin, Douglas Bradley, John T%
Jones, Willie Ammons, Love Dillard,
W. F. Shelton, Leslie Norton, Walter
Sutton, O. J. Leslie, Henry L. Taylor,
J. A. N. Allen, A. C. Sellers, W.% S~
Fowler, Joe Wilkey, Verlin Buchanan,
E. M. Carroll, Berry C. Blanton, Joe
W. Davis, Thomas Keever, Worley
Wikle, W. H. Phillips, George Nor
man, Carl Alman, Hamilton Bryson,
E. C. Holden, and G. E. Bumgarner.
Dan Allison, Representative for
Jackson County, has been named to
serve on the following house commit
tees: Appropriations, Agriculture,
Public Utilities, Conservation, Cor
porations, Counties, Cities and Towns,
Courts and Judicial Districts, Election
and Election Laws, Institutions for
Mpntal Institutions, Penal
institutions Public Weffare, Roads,
and Public Buildings and Grounds.- ?
TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB SPONSORS
RECREATION FOR CREW OF SHIP SIM NO. 1 85 _J
In the 5th War Loan Drive the
counties of Jackson, McDowell, Ire
dell, Jones, LincOlnf and Lee sold
enough bonds to purchase the ship
U.S.S. L.S.M. 185. A plaque has been
mounted on the ship bearing the
names of these counties.
As there is no provision made to
furnish recreational facilities for this
ship these counties have been asked to
sponsor the ship and make donations
for this purpose. The Twentieth
Century Club of Sylva is the spon
sor for Jackson County and has sent
in donations amounting to $55.
In a letter from Lt. Blaydes, com
mander of the ship, to Mrs. Dan Al
lison, president of the chub, he tella
about the ship and the fine crew of
young brave, redbkxxied Americans
who man the ship and expresses the
thanks of the entire crew for these
Sam Deitz Injured
In Train Auto Collision
Sam Deitz .driver of a state high
way truck, which collided with a
Southern Railway train Friday after
noon on a crossing near Willets, is in
the C. J. Harris Community Hospital
suffering with a broken collar bone
and cuts and bruises on his head and
Mr. Deitz, who resides at Webster,
has been employed by the State high
way commission for some time. He
is making satisfactory improvement.
To Be At Addie
The B. T. U. of the Addie Baptist
Church will sponsor the Carolina
quartet, Thursrday night at 7:30.
Admission will be 15-30c.
NORTH CAROLINA MEN
SERVING IN FRANCE
Here are tftree North Carolina boys
that have been together for two
years and are now fighting together
somewhere in France. From left to
right they are: Pfc. Elwood Smith of
Goldsboro, N. C., PU\ Riley Huff
man of Hickory, N. C., and Pfc. Paul
Bryson of Sylva, N.VC. Pfc. Bryson
is the son of Mrs. Carolina Bryson,
and has been in service almost two
years. Before going across he was
stationed at Camp McCain, Miss.
HUNTER HEARD AT
CLUB JANUARY 1 1
At the monthly meeting of the Jack
sun County Schoolmasters Club Thurs
day night, Jan. 11, Dr. H. T. Hunter
ol W.C.T.C. was the guest speaker
ol the evening. '
Dr. Hunter was introduced by A. C.
Moses, Supl. County Schools, Dr.
Hunter's subject was "The War Has
Brought Problems to. the School Sys
Dr. Hunter pointed out that the schu>ol
system is facing a most trying situa
school system is facing try ingr situa
tion ;in many respects. He also spoke
en the difficulties involved in the re-^
education of Germany and Japin.
Mr. C. E. Smith, Chairman of the
Board spoke briefly on the bad con
dition o? the side roads that school
buses were operated upon. He sfat
ed that the greatest school problem in
Western North Carolina wtrsntre Rural
^roads which had been sorely neglected
for the past two or three years. ?
The club will me?l at Jarrett's
Spring Hotel at its next regular meet
ing January 25, at 7:30 o'clock.
TWO NEW SCHOOL
TO JACKSON COUNTY
The school patrons will be glad to
know that the State has recently al
lotted two new school buses (21 ft.
bodies) to Jackson County. All school
buses are replaced by the State Board
of Education and these are the first
buses made available to the state
board fop major replacements since
The body builders have been under
war contracts continuously in the
past, but in the last few months have
been allowed to put part time on
buses for school use.
? Several ? other ? counties h avp rp.
ceived buses and more will be allotted
as fast as they are made available to
S. Sgt. Thomas A. Bradley
Spends Furlough At Home
S. Sgt. Thomas A. Bradley, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bradley, of Barkers
Creek has spent a fifteen day fur
lough with his wife, the former Paul
ine Bradley and returned on Friday
of this week to Thayers General Hos
pital, Nashville, Tenn., for observa
tion and treatment Sgt. Bradley re
cently returned from Engtand where
he had been since July. He has been
in service several years and was in
both the Pacific and European Thea
tre. ? -
Pvt. Noel Phillips Reported
Missing In Action
Mrs. Evelyn Reynolds of Asheville
received a message Thursday inform
ing her that her husband, Pvt. Noel,
has toeefc missing in action in Germany
since Dec. 16.
Pvt. Phillips is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. J. Phillips of Wiltete.
THREE GREAT ALLIED
ARMIES GIVING ENEMY
Goc d W eather Favors
Fliers In Smashing Eenemy
Transportation and Supplier
The German armies in the Beligian
salient were in full retreat Monday,
rushing back to their Siegfried line,
their lines broken #and battered by a
storm of fire from thousands of allied,
warplanes and by powerful ground
American and British forces are oc
complishing what the Nazi com
manders tried to do when they broke
through Allied lines December 16.
The German offensive is turning out
to be a costly failure, with General
Eisenhower's armies closing in on
three sides of* the badly mauled and
The Germans are using all available
rearguards against the U. S. first
army, battering only' seven miles
from vital St. Vith, through which
German convoys were streaming to
ward the reich border a few miles
f German convoys running the gaunt
iet of allied air power never paused at
St. Vith but headed right on through
pilots rported. The U. S. Third army
was only a few miles to the south and
has now joined the British Second and
U. S. First, combining three armies
into a great push against the enemy.
An armada of 4,000 planes bombed
Germany's oil and communication .
centers Sunday, Allied spokesmen
stated. At least 232 enemy planes ?
were knocked down during a swirl
ing air battle in which our forces lost
Gentian fighter planes swarmed up
to defend ,the vital oil refineries and
storage depots within 120 miles o?
BeriI;V, but w<;;o cjt d<y; j f by 850
American fighters covering the train
of more than 900 Flying Fortresses
NAMED HEAD OF W N.
C. PRESS GROUP
The regular bi-monthly meeting of
the Western North Carolina Press As
sociation was a dinner session at the
SAW cafeteria on last Saturday
night at which time the annual elec
tion of officers was held. J. A. Gray,
co-publisher with J. M. Bird of The
Sylva Herald and Bryson City Times,
was chosen president, and Miss Addie
Mae Cooke, publisher of The Chero
kee Scout, Murphy, was moved up
from Secretary to Vice-President. M.
C. Bridges of The Waynesville Moun
ts ined was elected Secretary. The
outgojng officers were Henry Hen
clersoft,' Times, Brevard, President;
W. A. Ward, News, West Asheville,
Vice-President and Miss Cooke Sec
The association, representing 26
papers in 22 counties, went on record
as proposing to issue a booklet on the
region and the individual counties, for
the information of advertisers and
other business men interested in this
area. ? A committee was named to
^Kork out the details.
The session was opened with a mu?
sical program, Miss Virginia Ann
Morgan, music director in the Mur
phy schools, sang two solos. She was
accompanied by her sister, Miss Alice
Marie Morgan of Asheville.
The association will meet ' jointly
with master printers of this district
at the next session, set for the last
Saturday in February.
CAPTAIN HAROLD S.
TO RANK OF MAJOR ,
Major Harold S. McGuire has re
cently received his promotion from
Captain to that of Major. Major Mc
Guire is serving as chief of the opera
tive denistry at AAAFTAC Hospital,
Orlando Fla.. Major and Mrs. McGuire
and children, who reside in Winter
Park, Fla., were former residents at
Sylva where Major McGuire and his
wife, Dr. Patsy McGuire, practiced