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Urge Broad Medical
Care Program For
The rural sub-committee of the
State Commission on Hospital and
Medical Care has just released its
formal report, analyzing the urgent
I'eeds of country areas, and urging a
broad program of improvements for
Its recommendations included an
mnual State Fund "to help the coun
ties and other local units meet their
expenses for the medical care of in
digent and low-income families."
"Our medical care problem is
largely a rural problem," the report
stressed. "Nearly 75% of our people
. live in rural areas or towns under
2.500. The cash income of farm peo
ple is low compared to town people.
And rural areas are relatively iso
lated from towns, hospitals, and often
The committee's findings and rec
ommendations, which covered 16
printed pages, were signed by a group
the State's foremost farm and
Thomas J. Pearsall, Rocky Mount
legislator and chairman; Dr. L. D.
Baver. State Experiment Station; !
Harry B. Caldwell, State Grange; Dr.
G. M. Cooper, State Health Depart
ment; Dr. W. C. Davisorx Duke Medi
cal School; Dr. C. Horace Hamilton,
State College Dr. S. H. Hobbs, Jr.,
University of N. C.; J. G. K. McClure,
Farm Federati6n; Dr. Jane S. McKim
mon, Home Demonstration Clubs; M.
G. Mann, N. C. Cotton Growers As
sociation; R. Flake Shaw, Farm Bu
reau Federation; J. B. Slack, Farm
Security Administration, and Dr. B.
F. Washburn. Rutherfordton.
The problem and need are four
fold, the Committee emphasized.
"M )re rural physicians must be train
ed. More rural hospitals must be
built. More educational .rnd preven
? ;ivo work must be carried on. Con
venient methods of paying for medical
cure must be devised. All four aspects
must be worked on at once."
The Rural Committee joined with
the main 'Commission in its recom
, mendations for a So million tund tor
helping local units to build or expand
district and local hospitals and health
centers where needed; a central hos
pital, four-year medical school, and
lean fund for rural medicai stucienTsT"
and the encouragement of group
medical care plans, and particularly
the Blue Cross plan.
"The proposed fund *for indigent
and low-income families would givt
some aid to -approximately 720, 00C
North Carolina people most in need,'
the Committee estimated. "It would
not help possibly another 720,00 who
are now not getting adequate medical
and hospital care.
44It is planned that these funds
would also be used," the report con
tinued, "to help those parents of
school children who are unable to
__ pay all the costs for correcting de
fects of in treating diseases revealed
. in the regular school health examina
During cold weather, care must be
exercised to see that hogs butchered
and hung up to chill are not per
mitted to freeze. A frozen carcass
must be thawed out before the meat
is put in cure.
AT FIRST i
(SIGN OF A
Cold Prepaiatioas a* directed*,
DON'T BE A ~
Bring your worn shoes in
to us for new soles, heels
and complete rejuvena
Sgt. Jessie B. Cogdill
Will Wear Distinguished
Unit Bbd&e With Cluster
15TH-AAF IN ITALY, Jan. 1? S. I
Sgt. Jessie B. Cogdill, ?t>n of Mr. and I
Mrs. Sam P. Cogditl, Route 1, Sylva, 1
N. C., waist gunner on a B-24 Libera- I
tor bomber, has been authorized to f
wear the Distinquished Unit Badge I
with one cluster as 3 member or' a I
veteran group which twice has cited
by the President of the United States
"for outstanding performance ot duty
' ! 1 armed conflict with the enemy." I
The group received its original gold
nmmed blue ribbon for an attack on
the Prufening aircraft factory 3t
Rogensburg, Germany, on Februaiy I
25th. The cluster was added for a I
mission over the Ploesti, Rumania, oil
refineries on April 5th.
The citation read, in part: (Fori
"Notified to prepare maximum air- I
craft . . . personnel worked fever- I
ishly, enthusiastically, and with un- I
tirring intensity . . . The tremendous I
material damage inflicted . . . con- I
ti ibuted greatly to the curtailment of 1
aircraft production' by the enemy at I
a time ? of great importance."
For Ploesti: .. 4
"Under the most difficult and try- I
ing conlitions on the ground and de- 1
j spite extremely adverse weather con- I
ditions in the air, the group *. . . s.uc-1
Icessfully delivered a devastating blow
to the important enemy oil installa?
I "The grim determination . . . and
(heroic courage of the combat crews,
1 together with the professional skill |
land devotion 'to duty of the ground
1 personnel . . . are outstanding in the
(history of aerial warfare."
1 t Bfore entering the army Sgt. Cogdill
(was employed aas a truck driver. He
(arrived in England last April, and
(was transferred t<? the 15th Air Force
Funeral Service Held For
Mrs. Martha Pierson
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha
Caroline Pierson. 86. of Norton who
ched Tuesday afternoon following a
long illness was conducted Thursday
looming at the home by Rev. W. T.
Mefilir, pastor of Highlands Method
Mrs. Pierson was a meqjber of the
Baptist Church. She is survived by
i'our daughters, Mrs. Fannie Henson
; nd Mrs. Lawton Zachary of Norton,
Mrs. Olive Bryson, Cullasaja and Mrs.
Susan Whitmire of Asheville. Sur
?iving also are one brother and two
isters, a number of grandchildren
nd great grandchildren. Moody
'uneral home had charge of arrange
Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Blanton gave an
oyster supper on last Friday night
for their son, Vernon, and some of
the other boys who are home on fur
lough. They were Lincoln Shuler,
L V. Green, Charles Snyder and
Charlie McClure. About thirty guests
attended the supper.
Mrs. Eloise Shuler, Lincoln Shuler
and Milas Shuler are visiting Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Wiley in Atlanta, Ga.,
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Passmore of
Asheville visited Mrs. Passmore's
parents, Mr. and Mr. John Green last
Mrs. L. E. Murray visited Mr. and
I Mrs. Rick Henson and family at Wil
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mull have
moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., where
-iCfr. Charlie Bryson of Waynesville
visited his father, W. E. Bryson, Sun
Harrison Dillard is spending a few
days' furlough with his wife, the
former Kathleen Bryson? and small
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bryson and
daughter, Nancy Caroline and Mrs.
Raymond McClure visited Miss Irene
ARMOR RELIEF REACHES BA?TOGNE
IN A SNOW-COVf RID SQUARE of Bastogne, Belgium, vehicles of the U. S.
Third Army's 4th Division, which broke through to the relief of the
U. S. troops in the Belgian town, are interspersed with vehicles of
the 10th Armored Division, one of the three trapped American divi
?ions. U. S. Army Signal Corps Radiophoto. ( International Soundphoto)
"ONE-FISTED FIGHTING MAN"
Bryson in Clayton, Ga., Sunday.
- Miss Gretchen Johnson finished a
uBible Study Course here last week
and v>e certainly do appreciate what
she has done for us and enjoyed hav
ing her in our homes.
Mrs. Margaret L.
Mrs. Margaret Louise Sellars, wife
of Pvt. Homer Sellars, who is serving
with the armed forces in Germany,
died Sunday at 6 A. M. in the C. J.
Harris Community Hospital. Mrs. I
Sellars had been ill about two weeks.
Funeral services were conducted
Monday Afternoon at 2 o'clock at,
Lv.ng Branch Baptist Church with
the Rev. R. S. Hensley officiating,
interment was in the Franklin ceme
u ry near the church.
Pallbearers were: George Wilkie,
Joe Wilkie. Julian Mills. Paul Guss
I Hid Roy and Harley Sellars.
Besides the husband Mrs. Sellars is
survived by two small children. Larry
ar.d Clyde, the parents, Mr. and Mrs.
rhomas Lawing, nine sisters, Mrs.
Roy Sellars, Mrs. Julian Mills, the
Misses Juanita anl Winnie Mae of
Jackson County, Mrs. Frank Crisp,
Mrs. Martha Lawing, Miss Bessie
Lee Lawing of Gastonia, Miss Clara
Belle Lawing and Mrs. Marshall
Wilkie of Stanley.
Mr. and Mrs. Carey Bradley of
Whittier have received word that their
son, Pvt. Kenneth Bradley has arrived
safely in Scotland. He has brother in
service, Pfc. Watzell Bradley.
Mrs. Morrie Potters and small son,
Wayn*, of Gastonia are visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Laws, at
Miss Frances Bradley, who has been
employed by the Dayton Rubber
Plant, has resigned to go to Paduccah,
Ky., where she has accepted another
Mr. W. R. Settlemyre has gone to
I Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Mr. Thad Bradley has gone to
Washington, D. C., where he has ac- j
cepted a position.
Mr. Hughie Nations has returned
to his work in the Norfolk NavyY^cds
after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Pfc. Venoy Settlemyre of Camp
Stewart, Ga., is home on a three-day
S. 1-c Laborn Nations is visiting
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Seagle, of Wilmot.
Miss Dorcas Bradley has gone to
Moore General Hospital where she
will enter training for a nurse.
QUALLA NEWS j
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service held its January meeting at
the hopne of Mrs. J. L. Hyatt. Mrs.
C. P. Shelton was jn, charge of the
program. The Feb. meeting will be
hetd with Mrs. C. O. Newell at Bry-1
On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Miller
Hall gave a shower for Mrs. Vinson
Jenkins. About fifteen ladies at
tended. Refreshments were served
by the hostess and a social hour was
| Mrs. C. O. Newell, Mrs. C. P. Shel
ton and Miss Jennie Cathey attended
I Laymen's meeting at Cullowhee, Jan.
The Qualla Home Demonstration
club held its Jan. meeting with Mrs.
Frank Hall Jan. 16. ? f
Among the Qualla folks, who at
tended the Quarterly Conference at
VVhittier Sunday morning, were Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Ferguson, Mr. and!
Mrs. C. P. Shelton. Mr. and Mrs. L.
A. Hipps, Mr. VV. O. Sherrill, Mrs.
Bonnie Bradley, Mrs. John Cathey,
Mrs. Emerson Cathey, Miss Jennie
Cathey and Mrs. J. K. Terrell. The
next quarterly meeting is to convene
with the Qualla Methodist church.
? ? Misses Gertrude Ferguson and Jen
nie Cathey attended teachers meeting
at Bryson City Jan. 13.
I I r
Three Reed Brothers
Mr., and Mrs. J. N. Reed now have
three sons serving overseas.
Cpl. James L* Reed, a member of
a medical unit stationed in Italy, has
I been awarded the Silver Star for gal
lantry in action. While on the Anzio'
beach head Cpl. Reed ran a distance
of more than 200 yards imder heavy
enemy fire to administer first ^id to
wounded soldiers. He is also report
ed to have carried two wounded sol
diers some distance to a tank that
Before entering the army in June,
1941, he was employed by the Day |
Zimmerman Co. of Penn. He was
inducted at Fort Bragg and took
further training at Camp Polk, La.
From there he went to New Orleans
and then to a port of embarkation.
T-4 Robert V. Reed, Medical De
tachment of the 314th Inf., has been
awafded the Silver Star for gallan
try in action against the enemy on
June 26, 1944, in France. Without
hesitation T-4 Reed crawled into an
area which was under an intense con
centration of enemy artillery and
machine gun fii'e in order to evacuate
two wounded men who were lying
in an exposed position. He succeedd
in moving the first man into a shell
crater where he administred medical
aid and then went to aid the otoer.
four times he was forced to take
cover from the intense enemy fire
as he was treating the wounded men
but he continued his hazardous task
until he had carried and dragged the
soldier to opposition of safety. His
dauntless courage and devotion to
duty reflects highest credit on him
self and the military forces of the
T-4 Reed entered the service in Oct.
1942. He was inducted at Camp
Croft, S. C., and received further
training at Camp Blanding, Fla.,
| Camp Phillips, Kansas, and from
there to a Nport of embaration.
! Before entering the army he was em
ployed by the Sylva Pharmacy.
Sgt. Kenneth Reed Worked with the
Maple Springs Wood Work Shop in
! Sylva before entering the army* in
March, -1942, ,He was inducted, at
Fort Bragg and then received his
training at Camp Grant, 111. From
there he returned to Fort Bragg and
was sent to a port of embarkation.
If a clear broth or consomme is de
sired, heat the strained broth, from
which all fat has been removed, with
the crushed shell and beaten white
of an egg. The egg white collects
the solid particles in the broth.
With New Insignia
THIS IS THE FIRST PICTURE showing]
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitzi
wearing his new insignia, Ave star?
point-to-point in a circle. The fleet
admiral rank was created recently]
by Congress. ( International )'
Savannah PTA Meets
The Parent Teacher Association of
the Savannah School met Thursday
afternoon with twenty-four member*
The President, Mrs. Bragg Allison,
presided. Several numbers were
given by the Glee club. All grades
had raised the required ~ amount to
belong to the Junior Red Cross ? 100
per cent. The association has voted
to spend $100 for supplementary
readers and books for -the library.
Miss Martha Barnette, field work
er for Jhe F. S. A., was the speaker
for the afternoon, speaking in a most
interesting and instructive way . on
the work of the FSA in Jackson
? - *
Dr. Alden C. Downs
will examine eyes and fit
glasses in Svlva at Sossamon's
Furniture Company Friday,
Jan. 19 from 9 o'clock to 4
If you have eye trouble or
don't see well you should rnn
sult Dr. Downs on above date
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