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VOL. XIX NO. 36 SYLVA, N. C., Wednesday, January 24, 1945
$1.50 A Year In Jackson And Swain Counties ? 5c Copy
Local Bank Deposits Reflect
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Healthy Business Conditions
LOCAL LEGION POST OFFERS S2S WAR
? BOND TO WINNER IN ESSAY CONTEST
The local post of the American
Legion offers a $25.00 war bond to
the student in. the county who wins
an American Legion contest to be
held in Sylva High School about
March 15th, provided there are two
or more contestants.
The Legion each year conducts
throughout the nation an oratorical
contest among high school students on
the general subject of the constitu
tion of the United States. The idea
Mr. Corbin * pointed out was based
upon a recognition that U. S. demo
cracy cannot stand unless its youth
be educated as to the nature of the
American democratic system, and on
toe conviction that American youth
rtiould be made to relaize that "of all
the governments of all the countries
of all the world our democracy, with
all its faults, is the best form of gov
ernment ever devised."
This year's topic will be the same"
as that used in 1944: "The Constitu
tion in a Changing World." As last
year, the contest will start in the in
dividual schools and progress through
elimination contests until a national
winner is selected.
Principal and teachers are urged to
give a prize to the winning pupil in
their preliminary school contest. After
the county contest is held, next dis
trict, then division competitions, and
finally a state contest will be held.
The various state champions will
compete in national regional con-'
tests ? for which transportation and
other expenses will be paid by the
Legion. From the regional winners,
the national winner will be chosen.
A $4,000 college scholarship is of
fered to the national winner a $750
award will go to the second high boy
or girl, a $500 award to the third and
a $250 to tne, fourth. .4 Medate arid
awards uIjo will be given to winners
in the other stages of the competition.
The oration will be in two parts:
a prepared speech of hot less than ten
and no l moi'e than 12 minutes and
an extemporaneous oration of not
less than four and not more than six
minutes. For the latter the first ten
amendments to the constitution, or
Bill of Rights, will provide subject
matter, but the exact topic will be
drawn by the contestant live minutes
before he or she will speak. -
Principals and hisiory teachers and
Legionnaries are urgea to keep this
before their pupils and offer assis
tance. Barely time is left for a pupil
to write an essay. Feel tree to call on
the Legion for help.
We have bungled the paper business
in Sylva Community. Conserving
paper is a war measure and the pa
triotic duty of every citizen. De
stroying paper and cutting new trees
to take its place even in peace is a
wasteful, uncalled lor habit.
The Sylva Vocational Agriculture
De^t. working with future farmers
of America, boys studying vocational I
agriculture, are being sponsored by
the Lions Club to collect paper in
The future farmers wish to help,
in the war effort as well as build up
the school. Every penny of proceeds
from the sale of paper will go into
the department to buy a band saw
to be used by all future boys in the
The boys have built three wire
pens to store paper in until it can be
collected and weighed. One pen is
located at the school house, one be
tween city police headquarters and
M'assie Furniture Store the other one
on the back street near Situth Trans
The purpose of thete pens is to
make it convenient for all the people
(Yes, You!) to take their paper and'
put it in there for collection. Thel
boys will help you move your paper
but we hope you can and will gen- 1
erally take it to the pen yourself. It
is a small thing for a patriotic citizen
to do in time of war to save his paper
and conveniently drop it in (he pen.
If you do not do this, someone will
have to stop his work or a boy stay
out of school and go get your paper
and put it in the mill for you to make
more paper to try to win &e war.
So let's go Sylva and fill those
paper bins full of paper every day. |
Pfc Lyman Jones Killed
Pfc. Lyman L. Jones, 33, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Columbus Jones, of Gay
was killed in Germany Nov. 25. He
was inducted at Fort Jackson, S. C.,
Dec. 15, 1943. He received his basic
training at Camp Shelby, Miss. Pfc.
Jones was later sent to Bakers School
at Camp Forest, Tenn., and received
his diploma as first cook. He was
then given five weeks infantry train
ing before he was sent overseas over
seas Nov. 1st. Pfc. Jones is survived
by his parents, his wife the former
Miss Maybelle Johnston of Gay, one
son, Gene, two brothers, Weaver and
Lawny, of Gay and two sisters, Ros
coe McHan, of Gay and Mrs. Elborl
Fox, of Sylva. s
' Mrs. Dennis Higdon, President of
the County Council of the Home Dem
onstration ClDbs, announces that the ;
County Council meeting has been
postponed from Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, due
f.o a conflict with a church meeting.
She urges that all club members
attend who can possibly do so, and
a?ks all presidents bring a report of
her club's work during the past year.
Receives Purple Heart
Mrs. Kate Groce Warffemius of i
of Brandywine, Md., has received
word that her husband, Pvt. Hans
Warffemius, has been awarded the
Purple Heart for wounds received
while in Germany. He is now in a
hospital somewhere in France. Pvt.
Warffemius has been overseas since
PVT. WARD DIES FROM
WOUNDS RECEIVED IN
ACTION IN FRANCE
Pvt. Kenneth J. Ward, son of Mr. !
ur.d Mr^Narvie Ward, of Whittier
d'ed Nov. 14 of wounds received Nov.
9 in action in Franc?, according to a
message received by his parents.
Pvt. Ward entered service ig May,
1S43, and was sent overseas in Aug.,
1944. He served with an Infantry
unit of the 4th Army.
He is survived by his parents, four
brothers, Charles of Bremington,
Wash., Jack, Joe and Roy of Whittier,
and seven sisters, Mrs. Virgil Cook,
Webster, Mrs. Basil Morgan, Whitter
and Pearl, Frankie, Dorothy, Margaret
and Roselle of Whittier.
Nicholson Returns To
Reopen Law Office
Cyrus H. Nicholson, local attorney,
has returned to Sylva to engage in
the practice of law. He will occupy
one of W. R. Sherrill's offices in the
Sherrill-Buchanan building. For the
past three years Mr. Nicholson- has
been doing land title work.
February 15, 1945, Closing
Date For Filing 1944
February 15, 1945, is the last
date that farmers of Jackson
County may file 1944 perfor
mance reports as a basis for re*
ceiving payments earned under
the 1944 AAA Program, accord*
ing to a statement made here to*
day by D. C. Higdon, Chairman,
Jackson County AAA Committee.
"The Jackson County AAA
Committee is very anxious that
every farmer in the county re
ceive the payment that he has
earned by participating in the
1944 Program. Only 1716 of the
2394 eligible farmers in the coun
ty have filed performance re
ports and signed application
forms," he stated.
Mr. Higdon pointed out that
the Jackson County AAA Office
is open each week day from 8:30
o'clock A. M. 5:00 o'clock P. M.,
and that every farmer who has
not filed performance report and
signed application form is urged
to ca|l at the county AAA office
and do so at the earliest possible
LUCILLE WILSON, Sec.
Jackson County A. C. A.
Sylva Fire Loss Held At Record Minimum'
For Year; Members Of Department Active
New Equipment Ordered For
Improvement Of Service,
^he Sylva Fire Dept. ha? made one
of the best records in years. During
1944 the estimated loss within the
city amounted to $1,063.75. There
were eighteen calls made, six out of?
towrr and twelve in. The Dept. is
composed of fifteen active members,
seven , honorary, members . six.
membcrs?sei i ing in the armed lorces.
They are: active, Ray Cogdill, chief,
VA B. Cope, 1st asst, chief, D. M. Tal
lent, 2nd asst. chief, A. H. Bryson,
sect-treas., O. E. Brookhyser, Fire
Marshall, Claude Campbell, John Sor
rolls, Robert Green, David Cagle,
Charlie Price, Phil Stovall, Wallace
Swan, Claude Winstead, Charlie
Campbell, and Tilgham Bass. The
honorary members, E. O. Mashburn,
A. J. Dills, J. E. Buckner, Velt Wil
son, I. E. Dills, .Ovied Beck and Ros
coe Dills, and those in service, Char
lie Lonhmill, Dave Sorrells, Felix
Picklesimer, Dick Wilson, Woody
Hampton and Ralph Elkins.
Some $300 worth of new equipment
has been ordered for th? Fire Dept.
It has been stated that the people of
the town would be of invaluable help
to the department if they would not
follow the fire truck, or park around
the fire plugs. This slows up the
efficiency of the department.
Cullowhee Christmas Seal
Sales Amounted to $109.25
Cullowhee ? Sale of Red Cross Tu
berculosis Christmas Seals at Cullo
whee amounted to $109.25, it has been
announced by Mjss Anne Rabe, chair
man. Assisting Miss Rabe with sell
ing seals were Miss Mary Louise
rflhnwt'nrri, ? Mrs. C. F. Mrs.
Frank Brown, Mrs. David Brown,
Mrs. Carl Kjllian, Miss Edyth Walk
er, Miss Clara DeVane, Mrs. Neil
Scott, ? Miss Anne Albright, Clarence
VICTORY BIBLE CLASS
All young men (20-40) are invited
tj attend Sunday School each Sunday
a i 10:15. Visitors welcome.
John F. Corbin, teacher.
Claude Jones, president.
W. J. Fisher, secretary.
Legion To Meet
Friday Night \
The American Legion meets Friday '
night at 7:30. It meets each 4th Fri- j
day night. "You say Legion is dead!" |
Come and see. Make your part alive.
JOHN CORBIN, Post Commander
These Men Protect Sylva Against Fire Loss
First row standing ? Claude Campbell, At^J. Dills, Tilgham Bass, Alliney H.
Bryson, Charlie Campbell, Ray Cogdill (chief), Roscoe Dills, E. O. Mash burn,
D. M. Tallent (2nd asst. chief), J. E. Buckner, Bart Cope (1st asst. chief), C. N.
Price, O. E. Brookhyser, John Sorrells,..Velt Wilson, Claude Winstead, David
Cagle, child is P. A. Dopnahoe, Jr. >
Pvt. Richard McFalls Is
Pvt. Richard McFalls, son of .Mrs.
Dave Watson, of Whittier was killed
in France Dec. 25 according to a mes
sage received by his mother from the
War Dept. Jan. 15.
Pvt. McFall had been in service 27
months. He went overseas 11 months
i ago. During the Italian campaign
I he distinguished himself for bravery.
Pvt. McFall is survived by his
mother and two brothers, Lawrence
and Cleo McFalls, of Whittier.
Cited For Special
Marine Tech. Sgt. Conley B. Hamp
ton, son of Mr. ai;d Mrs. G. T. Hump- !
lt>n, of Cullowheo arid Detroit, has
been cited for special achievement
according to dispatches received from
the front. Sgt. Hampton entered the
service in September, 1942, and was
sent overseas in Feb., 1943. He land
ed on the beachhead under heavy
mortar fire early in the Guam in-1
vasion, was commended for obtaining
and transmitting vital information re
garding enemy strength and position.
Another son, Capt. MdClean Hamp
ton, had been a member of the Na
tional Guards for eleven years before
the war, and was sent to New Guinea
three months ago.
A daughter, Y. 3-c Phyllis Hamp
ton Blendow>ki, joined the Spars in
April, 1944, and, since finishing her
basic training has been stationed in
A third son, LA Gray Hampton, who
enlisted in the Air Corps in Oct.. 1941,
met his death in a burning plane in
California on May 23, 1942.
MEN MEET IN CHINA,
Two boys from Cullowhee, T-Sgt.
Kenneth Stevens and Cpl. Hugh
Battle, met on Christmas day in
China. Sgt. Stevens has been in the
army 4^ years. He went overseas
.n Dec. 943, and had served in Bur
ma until he landed in China Christ
mas day. He is now with the 45th
'Portable Hospital. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Stevens.
Cpl. Battle, the son of Mr. and H.
E Battle, entered service in Sept.,
1942, and is now serving with the 14th
Air Force in China. ?
Returns To Camp
Cpl. William E, Bum garner left
Saturday after spending fifteen days
with his wife and parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Bumgarner, of Whittier.
He will returr to the Flora Air Base
Iin Jack so it, Mi. Bumgarner
has been in the p.
At Annual Meeting Of .
Stockholders On 16th
The annual stock holders meeting
of the Jackson County Bank was held
in the Directors' room of the bank on
last Tuesday, January 16. Mr. R. L,
Ariail, executive vice-president, mada
the usual annual report of the bank:
to the stockholders. It was pointed
that the bank's resources increas
cu more than one million during the
year and that resources now stand at
?r\ little more than three million, five
hundred thousand dollars. An eight
per cent dividend was paid to tho
stockholders in December. The stock
holders present at the meeting were
highly pleased with the progress made
by the bank during the past year.
The stockholders re-elected the old
Hoard of Directors, consisting of the
following: S. W. Enloe, E. L. McKee,
R. W. Harris, Thomas A. Cox, E. P.
Stillwell, W. H. Snyder, Jv^C. Allison
and R. L. Ariail.
* Immediately following the stock
holders meeting the Board of Direc
tors met and proceeded to elect of
ficers to serve for the ensuing year.
All present officers were re-elected,
consisting of the following names: S.
W. Enloe, . President; R. L. Ariail,
Executive Vice-President and Assis
tant Secretary; E. L. McKee, Vice
President; R. W. Harris, Vice-Prngi- ?
dent; W. J. Fisher, Cashier, W. \V.
Lryson, Asst. Cathie!-; Thomas A.
Cox, .Secretary; E. P. Stillwell, At
I FUNERAL SERVICES
HELD WEDNESDAY FOR
MRS, GEORGE H, GIBBS
^ Fvweral se> vie?** w Njtfjf hfof '/ *"
neschy alWrnoufy in At?as^a, ur'^foi
Mrs. Esther iGbbs, 41, who died at the
Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio,
Monday morning, Jan. 15, following
an illness of several months. Burial
[ followed in the Gr eenwood cemetery'
I ;n Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Gibbs is survived by her hus?*"
band, George H. Gibbs, of (Cincinnati,
two daughters, Mrs. Quentin Mon
ti ith, of Sylva and Miss Lucille Mills,
Cincinnati, her ' mother, Mrs. E. L.
House, of Monroe, Ga., two sisters,
Mrs. T. K. Mayfield, of^tlanta, Mrs.
G. F. Gooddy, of Greenville, S. C.,
three brothers, Mr. J. J. House, of
Monroe, Ga., Mr. Paul House, of At
lanta, and Mr. H. B. House, of Miami,
FUNERAL HELD FOR
R. E. L. MONTEITH
Funeral services were conducted
for R. E. L. 'Monteith at the Love
c'ale Baptist Church, Tuesday, Jan,
16, at 11 A. M. with the Rev. C. V.
Brown and Rev. T. F. Deitz officiat
Mr. Monteith was a native of Swain
County but had resided, in Jackson
County for several years.
Honorary pallbearers were mem- -
bers of his Sunday School class at the
Lovedale church. -
Active pallbearers were Charles
Fvans, Jarvi^ Crawford, John Stiles,
.Jack Ha'skett, Cecil Dillard, L. R.
Parker, and Roosevelt Ensley,
! Flower bearers were Thelma Ashe,
Irene Hampton, Rozell Hampton ar.d
Geneva Rogers, granddaughters.
Mr. Monteith is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Mack Ashe and Mrs.
Edgar Hampton of Sylva; Mrs. Dora
Greene, of Charlotte; Mrs. James
Rogers of Robbinsville. Also surviv
ing are one brother, E. C. Monteith, of
Addie; and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Hart,
of Hammon, Ind., eleven grandchil
idren, and. five great grandchildren.
| Returns From Overseas
I Pvt. Grady L. Painter is spending a
thirty-one day leave wmh friends and
relatives after serving thirty-seven
months overseas. He was inducted
in August, 1941, and received his
training at Camp Croft, S. C. Pvt.
Painter sailed for overseas duty Dec.
6, 1941. He served a year in Panama
and from there he was sent to the
South Pacific, serving two years
there. He will report to Fori Bragg,
Feb. 8, for further or* s**?i ait
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