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- The Sylva Herald
AND RURALITE?CONSOLIDATED JULY, 1943
The Sylva Herald,
First Place of N. C.
Association 1943 General Ex
VOL. XIX NO. 45
SYLVA, N. C., Wednesday, March 28, 1945
$1.50 A Year In Jackson And Swain Counties?5c Copy
Cashiers Home Demonstraton Club
Sponsors Community Health Center
For some time a need has been
felt in Cashiers for a community
health center. ? The Cashiers Home
Demonstration Club became inter
ested and decided to sponsor a com
munity health center as their club
project. This will not serve as a
cure for all ills but it will surely do
a lot to prevent future illnesses. The
Home Demonstration Club president
appointed a committee, Mrs. Louie
Allen, chairman, Mrs. Lynn Hen
Bhaw, and Mrs. T. S. Lance, to study
meeds and work out plans for this
Since October, 1944, they have re
ceived sufficient donations to start
the construction of a building in the
corner of the school yard. Donations
?f lumber,' equipment, and money
have been gratefully received by fire
builing committee. Time and labor
to erect the building has been and
will continue to be donated by the
husbands of these Club women.
Dr. Mary Michal and Mrs. Alma
McCracken, R. N. of the State Public
Health Department, assured the club
women that a full clinical program
would be carried on. The work of
Urns clinic is entirely preventive me
dicine. Immunization, detnal care,
eye examination, pre-natal and well
baby clinic, home nursing and child
care will be included in the services.
Then, too, foods and nutritions as
related to health will be properly
emphasized by the Home Demonstra
tion Agent, Miss Josephine Johnston,
on the day she meets with the groUp.
The extension program fits in with
Use plans of these wide awake citizens
to assure themselves and the coming
generation of abundant good health
from the preventive angle.
The whole program will continue
to be financed by various methods.
Each month dues will be paid by
Club members into their treasury,
local talent plays will be given, and
'fccisto Jstew1'. which ?me,
to the attention of thefife
dub women will be executed by
.them to strengthen this program
which promises to be one of the out
standing "cooperative efforts" in the
Seventh Army Is
East Of Rhine
The American seventh army has
hurdled the Rhine and joined five
other allied armies now fighting the
Germans east of the great river which
Hitler thought would be impossible
for any foe to cross. The Germans
reeled back from a series of break
throughs, in one of which the U. S.
flr9t army drove 35 miles.
. "Powerful tanks of Lt. Gen. Court
mey Hodges had penetrated to the
highway town of Heckholzhausen in
a 35 mile thrust out of the Remagen
Erpel bridgehead, while other ar
mored units smashed into the junction
city of Limburg in a 22 mile thrust.
Germans say that the big push is
ttie greatest in size and intensity ever
mounted by the allies in Europe and
declared the British and American
armies are using new arms and tactics.
CONVENTION TO MEET
The Central Jackson County Singl
ing convention will meet Sunday,
April 1, at 2 P. M. at Scotts Creek
Baptist Church at Beta.
Among the outstanding singers to
be there are the Friendly Four Quar
tet from Asheville, the Girls' Quartet
from the Church of God, Canton, a
male quartet from Canton and sing
ers from Macon, Swain and Haywood
counties. All Jackson county sing
ers are invited to be there and par
A freewill offering for the benefit
of the Red Cross War Fund Drive
will be taken. ___
The public is cordially invited.
A grazing crop of crimson clover
and rye grass is saving Henry Vann
of Sampson County 42 bales of hay
a day. He fcas 167 head of White
Faces grazing on 70 acres.
Pfc. James Kelley Messer
Recovering From Wounds
Pfc. James Kelly Messer, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Messer, of Barkers
Creek arrived Friday, March 16, to
spend two days with his parents.
Pfc. Messer was wounded three
times while serving in North Africa
and ' Italy. He received his last
wound in January and was in hos
pitals in France and England before
coming to the States where he land
ed March 10 and is now a patient at
Moore General Hospital.
AT PARRIS CEMETERY
Everyone is invited to attend the
service to be held at the Parris ceme
tery, Dillsboro, Easter morning fol
lowing the sunrise service at the
Keener cemetery. The pastors and
choirs of the Sylva and Dillsboro
churches will' participate in the ser
ANDY LEE PARKER
S. 2-c Andy Lee Parker has been
awarded the Purple Heart. He was
slightly wounded in action according
to a message received by his wife.
Seaman Parker is /the-son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. S. Parker of East La
Porte. Before goingyinto service he
\^as employed by^tfre Newport News
Ship Buildlftg-and Dry Dock Co. of
His wife and small daughter reside
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milt
Bryson of Candler.
TWO JACKSON COUNTY
SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE
_ Pfc. Glenn Bobinson and Pfc. Jack
Queen have met somewhere in France
according to letters received by W. O.
Robinson and Mrs. Jack Queen of
Prof. Robinson entered service Sept.,
1942, and has been in Italy, and France
for fourteen months. Pfc. Queen en
tered service Oct., 1942, having been
overseas one year in Belgium and
Both boys are with an Infantry
unit and at the present'time are sta
MRS. PARRIS MULL
DIES AT HER HOME
Mrs. Paris Mull, 51, died at her
home in the Sugar Loaf section, near
Willets March 22.
Graveside services were conducted
by Rev. Robert Paris. Burial was in
the Love cemetery.
Mrs. Mull was a member of the
Ochre Hill Baptist church. Surviving
are the husband, two daughters, Mrs.
Bunion Dills and Mrs. Elden Ashe,
of Cullowhee; three sons, Ernest, Wil
ls; rd and Alvin of Willets; three sis
ters, Mrs. Emma Mills, of Clyde, Mrs.
Ed Austin and Mrs. Charlie Austin,
of Willets; three brothers Howard
end John Hoyle, of Willets, and Joe
Hoyle, of Cullowhee.
S6T. GILBERT R. STILES
KILLED IN ACTION
Sgt. Gilbert R. Stiles, 28, of Dills
boro was killed in action in Germany
Feb. 28 according to a message re
ceived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
H .C. Stiles.
Sgt. Stiles was with an Infantry
unit. He enlisted in the army and
served three years in Panama before
the U. S. entered the war. He was
also stationed at camps in Georgia
and Florida before going overseas in
Sgt. Stiles is survived by his par
ents, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rich,
of Whittier, and Mrs. Beaulah Toquitt,
of Cherokee, and five brothers, Clar
ence, Thad and Ellis, of DilhJooro, Sgt.
Weaver Stiles serving in France and
Pfc. Talmadge Stiles, in a hospital in
England, recovering from wounds re
ceived in action in Belgium.
MASTERS CLUB HEARS
Hold IVfonthly Meeting
At Jarrett Springs
Hotel March 22
The regular monthly meeting of
the Jackson County Schoolmasters
club was held at the Jarrett Springs
Hotel March 22. Mr. H. G. Parker,
Area Manpower Director, wafc guest'
speaker for the evening. He spoke
on Labor and Its Importance to In
dustry. He was introduced by Mrs.
E. L. McKee.
Following the regular program a
table discussion was held, current
school problems being discussed. Mr.
T. W. Ashe told of the plan for the
clothing drive which is to be held in
At the next meeting of the club
which will be held April 27 there
will be a banquet and invitations will
be sent to various government
agencies. Dr. McLaughlin, TVA.
authority -will b? speaker for the
Guests of the club were: Mr. Park
er, Mrs. E. L. McKee and T. W. Ashe.
Don't lose those Oxford 26 tobacco
plants to blue mold. Fight it with
para-baco, the gas treatment, or
spray with yellow copper oxide or
J. A. Bryson
Heads C Of C
JENNINGS A. BRYSON is the new
president of the Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce, having been
elected to that office in the recent
election of officers.
Mr. Bryson is very active in all
phases of community and civic life
oi Sylva ancj Jackson county. ? He is
auditor for the county and Governor
of District No. 31A Lions Interna
tional which takes in all the clubs of
Western North Carolina.
Mr. Bryson requests the coopera
tion of all the citizens of the county
in helping to make this a banner
year in the work of the Chamber of
S6T. WATSON KILLED
IN ACTION WITH 94TH
INFANTRY IN GERMANY
Staff Sergeant Roy G. (Mark) Wat
son, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Watson,
oi Sylva was killed in action in Ger
many on March 7, while serving with
the 94 th Infantry Division, Third
Army, according to message received
by his parents from the War Depart
Sergeant Watson was educated in
the public schools of Jackson County,
Sylva Collegiate Institute and West
ern Carolina Teachers College, was a
teacher of Mathematics and Science
and was athletic coach at Barnards
ville High school and Skyland in Bun
combe county, Sylva High school of
Jackson county and Edenton High
school. He entered service Decem
ber 12, 1943, and received his training
at Fort Bragg, Camp Phillips, Kansas,
and Camp McCain, Miss., and was
sent overseas in August of last year
and served in Belgium France and
Sergeant Watson was a member of
a pioneer Jackson county family, and
was born on August 17, 1909. He
was a member of Scott's Creek Bap
.tist church and a teacher in the Sun
day School there. He was widely
known in athletic circles in Western
North Carolina and had much prom
ise as a leader of boys.
Besides his parents, Sergeant Wat
eon is survived by one brother, Cecil
Watson, who is a ministerial student
at Wake Forest College.
SYLVA HIGH S CHOOL SEXTET
The Sylva High school basketball
team have had a-very successful sea^
son. They entered the Gold Medal
tournament to win over Clyde High
school 19-20. They were scheduled
to play Bethel High school next and
Bottom row from leit to i i0ht, Jean
Poteet, Maude Cunningham, Barbara
Bess, Ruby Ernley, Barbara Parrio,
Kate Martin. Top row: RCiby Queen,
Elizabeth* Clayton, Willa Mae Crisp,
Lois Cooper, Helen Howell, Velma
Hooper, Coach, Mrs. Cicero Bryson.
Cooper was awarded a medal for
the most outstanding shot in the
BRYSON ELECTED TO HEAD JACKSON
CHAMBER Of COMMERCE THIS YEAR
.Notice Of News Deadline
The members of The Herald
staff would appreciate it very
m?ich if all news would be
turned in promptly in order for
it to make the edition of the week
in which it is news. We would
especially appreciate.it if news
and pictures of all war casualties
would be given us as soon as pos
PFC. WILLIAM R. HENSON
WOUNDED IN BATTLE
OF IWO JIMA
Mrs. William R. Henson of Sylva
has received word that her husband.
Pfc. William R. Henson, was wounded
in the battle of I wo Jima on Feb. 20.
At the present time he is in a hospital
in the Hawaiian Islands.
Pfc. Henson entered service in
May, 1944, and has been overseas
since Nov. He is serving with a Ma
He is the son of Will Henson of
Sylva. His wife, the former Miss
Hester Nicholson, and three small
children reside in Sylva.
SGT. ROBERT V. REED
PRISONER OF GERMAN
Mr. and Mrs. John Reed of Sylva
Route 1 received word Monday that
their son, Robert V. Reed, who has
been reported missing since Jan. 20,
is a prisoner of the German Govern
Sgt. Reed was serving with a
medical detachment of the 314th In
fantry. He had been awarded the
Silver Star for gallantry in action
June 26, 1944, when he rescued and
gave medical aid to two wounded
comrades under fierce enemy fire.
MARTHA TILLEY WINNER
OF FIRST PRIZE IN
Martha Tilley was winner of the
first prize in the Forestry Essay con- '
test held among the graded and high
schools in Jackson county.
Taking second, third and fourth
places were: Rebecca Bower, Jessie
Clayton and Mary Bryson.
The essay was chosen from some
subject on Forestry. Judges of the
contest wre Richard A. Wood and
W. H. Williams of the TVA Forestry
service and Dr. N. Nelson, Assistant
Director of Appalachian Forest Ex
Winners of the contest will be given
prizes of twenty, fifteen, ten and five
dollars, this money having been put
up by the Meade, Armour Leather
Co., Kirk-Davis Chevrolet Co. and
Cogdill Motor Co.
SERVICE MEN'S PICTURES
The Sylva Herald hat moved
from the Legal building across the
street to the Lloyd Hotel build -
infl. Several of the pictures are
still in the window of the former
place and we would like for the
relatives to call for these pictures
as we have no place to display
. them in the new location. Also
we have had returned quite a few
of the pictures which have been
used in the paper.
Meeting Held Monday
Night To Plan Work
For Coming Year
At a meeting held at the court
house last Monday night the newly
dected members of the Chamber of
Commerce organized for active work.
Those elected to hold offices were:
J. A. Bryson, President; Paul Ellis. .
Vice-President, J. F. Corbin, Sec
retary; A. J. Dills, Treasurer. Board
of Directors, T. E. Reed, R. C. Sut
tcn, T. N. Massie, Dr. W. P. McGiure
and J. E. Buckner. Mrs. J. R. Jones
was re-elected as acting secretary.
Her offices have been to the second
floor of the Stovall building.
The Chamber of Commerce ur
gently requests that any person hav
ing .rooms, houses or apartments for
rent, either permanently or for tourists
please list such with Mrs. Jones. In
order to make this organization ac
tive and efficient it is necessary that
the people of the town and county
give them their fullest cooperation. It
is to the advantage of every citizen
that this organization function prop
Urged To Order
The Jackson County AAA Office
has just been advised by the Lime
stone Products, Inc., that all lime will
be delivered to farmers in Jackson
County some time between the 15th
of April and the last of May. If any
farmer hasn't placed his order for
limestone they may now do so at the
AAA office located over Stovall's Cafe.
Any farmer whose allowance is too
small for them to receive 4 tons of
lime their allowance may now be in
creased enough to make them eligi
ble to receive this amount of lime.
NOW every farmer in Jackson Coun
ty will be able to receive 4 tons of
lime by placing their order now.
It is doubtful whether or not we
will be able to get lime delivered this
fall on account of transportation.
Limestone will keep. Every farmer
is urged to order his year's supply now
and accept delivery as soon as they
can get it. Leaving this material on
the farm for several months does
not cause it to deteriorate in any way
end it will be a great advantage to
the farmers to have their lime on the
farm for spreading during slack work
Since Limestone Products, Inc...
cannot promise delivery of lime this
fall, we hope every farmer in Jack
son County will place their order now
and get their lime delivered earl/.
Sgt. William V. Wood Veteran
Of North African and Italian
Sgt. William V. Wood, son of Mr.
end Mrs. Will Wood, of East LaPorte
has spent three years in the armed
forces. Two years of this time he
ihas been overseas having engaged in
I both the North African and Italian
campaigns. He was sent back to
Africa for a two months' rest but is
now back in Italy on active duty with
the Air Force Service Command.
JOHNS GREEK SCHOOL
FOR RED CROSS
A group of well known local mu
sicians of Sylva and Canton gave a
two hour program at the John's Creek
school house last Thursday night for
the benefit of the Red Cross War
Fund Drive. Proceeds far exceeded
the quota set for that township. Mr.
Sol Fullbright is principal of the
school. Sylva musicians playing were
Larry Mull and Wallace Swann, who
have helped in many benefit programs
throughout Western Carolina. Those
from Canton were Joe and Edgar
Pressley, Miss Mozell Pressley and
Jampg Haney^ The crowd was furn
ished with riddling tunes, ballads,
trios, piano, and sacred songs.
A cake walk helped to end the
successful program. One cake
brought $100.00 for the prettiest girl
in the township, that going to Miss
Minnie Morgan, daughter of Mr. and
I Mrs. Lonnie Morgan.