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THE SYLVA HERALD
THE HERALD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Main Street Phone 110
Sylva, North Carolina
The County 8eat of Jackson County.
J. A. GRAY and J. M. BIRD Publishers
MRS. CAROL THOMPSON News Editor
MKS. JOHN H. WILSON Office Manager
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Entered at the post office at Sylva, N. C., as Second
Class Mail Matter, as provided under the Act of MarcJi
J, 1879, November 20, 1914. '
Obituary notices, , resolutions of respect, cards o X
thanks, aiid all notices of entertainment for profit, will
fce charged for at the rate of one cent per word.
With each returning night we're born again
And nought of alt our former life retain.
Today ? estranged from alt past joy and strife ?
Today is radiant with new opening life.
There Is nothing more universally commended than
a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it
urtthoih envy. ? William Shenstone.
The wheels of time were made not to turn back
ward. Everything rushes on toward eternity.
High Rating For Pulpwood Cutter
Coincident with the introduction in
Congress of a "work-or-fight".bill, the War
Production Board has reaffirmed -the essen
_ tiality of pulpwood cutting. -
Citing the "critical shortage" in pulp
wood and lumber, Tudor Bowen, WPB
deputy vice chairman, has asked all WPB
regional directors, Production Urgency Com
mittee chairmen, and WPB district managers
ito grant sufficiently high urgency ratings to
insure adequate manpq^er referrals by U.
S. Employment Service 'Off ices to producers
^ of oulpwood and other forest products.
Overall pulpwood inventdries in the
United States, he said, dropped 12 percent
from September through November.
"Much of the available wood pulp sup
? ply is now going for non-paper usage such
as explosives, rayon and cellophane", Bowen
explained, and the requirements for wood
pulp for such materials as military shipping
containers and explosives are expanding
"It is obvious that increased production
in pulpwood and lumber is essential to the
r war effort."
Under the "work-or-fight'^bill now be
fore Congress any man between 18 and 45
is subject to induction unless he is engaged
in an essential war activity. Pulpwood cut
ting is one of the most essential war jobs to
Stay on the job. Cut more pulpwood
Bonds For Electricity
During the first five years of peace the
Rural Electrification Administration expects
to extend its power lines to 3,500,000 coun
try homes including nearly every farmstead
not now electrified. Today approximately
43 per cent of the farm homes are on the high
But to enjoy the profit by the magic of
eteetricity-to REA-estimates that these farms
and other rural homes must invest $4,500,
000,000 in wiring, plumbing, electrical ap
pliances and equipment. That averages
more than. $1200 'per farm. Many farms
should spend much more.
So that farmers will have the funds to,
invest in electricity's "working tools" REA
is urging them to buy War Bonds now. They
point out that a War Bond investment today
will "spend the victory and hurry the time
when material and labor will be available
to construct rural lines. At the same time
War Bonds will assure the farmer's ability
to make the necessary investment in elec
trical equipment when the time comes to
REA says, "farmers who have already
experienced the help and comfort of elec
tricity will want to increase their investment
in electrical equipment and appliances." It
is estimated that added investment in ele*>
tical equipment by farms already on the
power lines will total $2,500,000,000. "For
this purpose", REA adds, many farmers have
been earmarking War Bonds bought from
the extra income which electricity is al
ready making possible for them."
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SPECIAL TO CENTRAL PRESS
Cigaret Shortage Worsens
r WASHINGTON? The Senate war in
vestigating committee is going to tackle the
job of working a program to relieve the
cigaret shortage. Senator James M. Mead
(D) of New York, committee chairman, said
plans for easing the situation would be in
cluded in a report to the Senate, ?
He said the committee may recommend
among other things, discontinuance oi. the
use of vending machines to sell fags until the
shortage is relieved ? because machines can
not exercise the retailer's judgment of ra
tioning packs to customers.
Evidence presented to the committee in
dicates that the cigaret shortage probably
will grow worse instead of better until after
Germany is defeated.
The situation is this: The demand is
rising rapidly. Production is slidirf^back
ward. The armed forces which use about
30 per cent of the production are boosting
their buying in J945. Civilians with inflated
wartime incomes are smoking more.
Cigaret production cannot to any high
er because of a ^hqrtage of leaf tobacco. And, j
finally, in orders produce more leaf tobac
co, the problem of government control of to
bacco acreage will have to be tackled. ^ -J
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*A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE
has just disclosed how Nazi prisoners at
Camp Grant, 111., were frustrated in an at
tempt to burn to death 42 anti-Nazis as they
slept. Investigators for the House Military
Affairs committee said the Nazi prisoners
intended to start the fire with the aid of
cigaret lighter fluid they had procured at
the camp canteen.
Their intended victims included Ger
mans, Poles, Norwegians, Danes and Czechs.
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War Bond Cash-In Report
TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFI
CIALS join with the American Bankers as
sociation in lauding the new "cash on the
spot" redemption plan for War Bonds.
In the old days it took a month or so to
cash in a government War Bond. Today you
can take your E bond to a bank window and
in a few minutes walk out withjthe money
the security is worth.
Although fears were expressed that tfie~
easycash-in plan would result in wholesale
redemption, the ABA and the treasury big- 1
wigs report that actually it does not. I
Instead, there is evidence that bond
owners are content with the knowledge they
can get their money whenever they want
it and are therefore more encouraged to buy
bonds with "emergency" funds they, other
wise would keep in savings or checking ac
W. Randolph Burgess, president of ABA,
points out that bank savings and checking
accounts have worked for many years on the
principle of money available on demand and
that there have been few examples of whole
sale rushes 'for withdrawals.
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A FEMALE CONGRESSWOMAN, Rep.
Mary T. Norton (D) of New Jersey, advo
cates that American women go on the war
path until it is agreed that a feminine repre
sentative will sit at the peace-table. Women
must gain force by organizing, she said, "be
fore they will ever be taken seriously."
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
By WILLIAM RITT, Central Preae Writer
CALIFORNIA oil well drillers have
reached .a depth of 15,862 feet. Gosh, don't
tell us the gas shortage is THAT short!
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Zadok Dumkopf thinks the basketball
rules should be changed to allow for time
outs so the radio announcer can catch his
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A paper raincoat has been perfected,
according to Factographs. Made of blotting
paper, no doubt.
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The man at the next desk thinks may
be that shipment of 36,000 cases of Scotch
whiskey may be just a post-war promise that
came true a little ahead of time.
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A new syrup has been made from wheat.
It's Grandpappy Jenkins who wonders how
we will be able to taste it? on wheat cakes.
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Himmler denounces Germans who com
mit suicide. Don't the schweinhunde know
his Gestapo needs target. practice?
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The French, according to a cabled dis
patch, have developed the world's most per
fect television method. Gosh, we can hard
ly wait to get a peak at post-war Paris night
Iflt ULU H<JMt IUWIN
News and Comment From Raleigh
PAT ? Governor Gregg Cherry, whor
is now being referred to as the Iron
Major, has named Pat Taylor, of
Wadesboro, to keep him advised on
doings of the Legislature. Taylor will
help Cherry with bills, etc., "Snd. will
be his general agent during this-ses
Fine and good, for Taylor is an able
man. But the significant thing about
the appointment is that Pat Taylor was
an area leader for W. P: Horton, now
national committeeman, in his race
(unsuccessful) against J. M. Brough
ton in 1940. He went down fighting
for Horton, making the last speech ?
if memory serves correctly ? for the
Chatham County champions
Important moves are in the air, so
watch them, and keep 1940 in mind
as you do. -
LIGHTNING? This session of the
Legislature is moving with lightning
speed. Unless something very con
troversial comes up, the legislators
should be home to help with spring
plowing by 'March 1. The lush days
are responsible for the blitzkrieg.
Early in the fall preceding the con
vening of the Legislature the various
-State departments prepare-their bud
get requests for the next biennium,
and these requests are subsequently
submitted to the Advisory Budget
As a usual thing, the requests are
trimmed unmercifully. The depart
ments revise their figures, submit
them to the appropriations commit
tee, get ready to fight for them
through the various o^her commit
tees and sub-committees. Well, all
oi this takes time.
This year, with plenty of money
on hand, the Advisory Budget Com
mission not only failed to trim, but
actually did the unheard of thing of
granting more- than was requested by
some departments. Of course this
does not apply in every instance, but
most State Departments are satis
fied, and in many instances are a little
more than satisfied. So there will
be little argument from this source.
I $600 ? Your legislator will receive
I $600, whether he is' here lor two
weeks, or six weeks, or three months.
This figure is the maximum and the
minimum. So there is no financial
incentive to keep him here more than
60 days, but after this time he loses
money fast. Incidentally, legislators
a few years ago received only $200
for a term. In South Carolina, the
lawmakers regularly vote themselves
a bonus when they run beyond the
time limit, but our constitution -pre
vents such a move in North Carolina.
ALCOHOL ? Don't expect the Leg
islature to interfere in any way with
the present method of handling al
coholic beverages in North Carolina.
It now looks as if all bills against the
tequila, or what have you, will die
EAST ? Although Oscar Richard
son, of Union County, is Speaker of
the House, the East pretty much runs
things in the House as the result of
various rules and regulations now in
effect there regarding the passage
of bills. These, adopted under the
Broughton administration, have done
more than anything else to prevent a
Statewide referendum on whiskey.
The 25 North Carolina counties hav
ing whiskey stores sold $16,354,954.16
worth of liquor from June 1, 1943, to
June 1, 1944. In other words, a little
more than one gallon of whsikey was
sold for eath resident of these coun
ties during those 12 months. These
counties have 925,381 citizens (1940
census), and this would show that
an average of $17.78 was spent per
person. At a rate of $2 per pint, this
would buy more than a gallon. ?
- The joker is that much of this whis
key was bought by people from dry
counties. The East has a corner on
liquor (legalized variety), there be
ing no legal whiskey store west of
Umstead ? So far, the^strongest man
in the House has been John Umstead,
of Orange County. He has fought the
"gag" rule, which prevents a fair
vote on important question like
liquor, and against the careless ex
penditure of money for committee
clerks. He has pointed out that sev
eral committees in 1943 having busi
ness to attend to employed the ser
viees of a high.prippH giyypptary, nr
clerk. It's being done again this ses
sion. John, stubborn as a mule, will
keep on fighting for his ideas. He
will likely be Speaker of the House
two years from now. Remember.
Letters To The Editor *
I have been receiving The Sylva
Herald for almost *a year and always
look forward to getting it on the
week-end. I want to thank you for
-having space >. to carry news of the
communities but it seems that some
boly is slacking as there are hot so
many in the paper now. Only Qualla
news and Erastus news. I like to see
more news of different sections of
the county, it is the only way I have
to hear about old friends.
I want to say that we GIs are proud
of the people of old Jackson county
for the way they put over the sixth
Bond Quota. We can trust the peo
people back home to back us up. Of
course we GIs are not idle when it
comes to a bond drive. I am enclos
ing clipping from the George Field
News, what we did here at the field
by going over the top for the quota
that was set for this base, which seem
ed pretty high at the first. Hope you
will have room to print it in the paper
and in the future I, would like to see
all the communities news printed, -
- F^VT. V. C. MATHIS
Dear Pvt. Mathis:
We thank you very much for your
kind letter. We people back in Jack
son county feel it' a privilege to do our
share by making the Bond, Quota and
?more. Ana we will see what we can
do in the future about getting "all
the news from all the communities".
George Fielders Top Bond Quota By
_ WhopplnQ Fiftfr
Military Goes Over While Lag Hita
The Sixth War Loan Drive ended
in a blaze of over-quota glory as the
military personnel of George iFeld
exceeded the goal by more than a
fifth while civilian personnel of the
..base lagg+d behind*
The total quota set for the base at
$140,000 was topped by more than
$25,000, with the final over-all figure
of 118.5 percent of original goal. j
The military of George hit the
gratifying high of 121.7 percent.,
Post exchange employees failed to
hit their 100 percent, achieving only
80.4 percent while civilian personnel,
hit just at the three-quarter mark,
CO Is Well Pleased
In a comparison with other Troop
Carrier bases Colonel Tracy K. Dor
sett may well be proud of his per
sonnel and has expressed himself as
highly pleased with the whole-hearted
response during the drive.
At weed's beginning one other
TCC base lagged beh^upd its quota
by more than $34,000 although the
sights were not set high as here
at George while another base still
had almost $8,000 to raise to hit its
Band It Tops
Among base squadrons and units
the band with its smaller personnel
group hit a whopping 286.2 percent.
Close together came three of the
squadrons, B with 168 percent, A
with 157.2, and C with 153.5.
- A wider dip brought three other
cquadrons into a close triumvirate,
W with 133.7, B-l with 127.8#and M
with 125.5. Squadron T also ex
ceeded its goal to the tune of 1 IX S
percent while T-l trailed with 77.T
percent and N took cellar position
with 20 percent.
? All in all, the drive was welL
handled and reflects extreme credit
upon the military personnel of the
base and upon the officers in the
various squadrons designated to
handle the sales in their .units.
The Sixth War Loan Drive was
a success throughout the country.
It certainly was one here at George.
? George iFeld News
Jan. 19 ? Pressley Creek, 2:30 with.
Mrs. Thad Pressley.
Jan. 24 ? Victory, 2:30, with Mrs.
Jan. 25 ? The Power House, 11:30
with Mrs. Maxie Freeman.
Jan. 26 ? Cope Creek, 2:30 with Mrs.
Jan. 27 ? Court House, 10:30 A. M.
County Council meeting.
Pvt. Luva J. Davis
Transferred To Fort
MIAMI BEACH, FLA., Jan. 15. ?
Pvt. Luva J. Davis, WAC of Gleti
ville, N. C., has been transferred from
WAC Training Center, Ft. Oglethorpe,
Ga.>. to Maimi Beach for duty with
the permanent party personnel of
Army Air forces Redistribution Sta
tion No. 2.
At the redistribution station, AAF
officers and enlisted men from thea
ters 01 operations are examined by
medical and classification officers
whose findings are used in recom
mending new assignments within the
continental United States. . >
Pvt. Davis is the daughter of Mrs.
Minnie P. Davis of Glenville.
Careful and continuous culling of
chickens is one of the best methods of
reducing feed costs and increasing
profits, says Prof. Roy Dearstyne of
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The disease attacked weak and
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Many of these thousands of
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Next summer America must be
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Support the Fund-Rais
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