The Sylva herald and ruralite. (Sylva, N.C.) 19??-current, September 19, 1945, Image 1
AMERICA First, Last and Always The ylva Herald The Herald is dedicated to progressive service to Jack son ... A progressive, well balanced county. VOL, XX~NQ, 1& SYLVA, N. C., ? Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1945 $1.50 A Year in Jackson And Swain Counties ? 5c Copy Sylva Is Automobile Trade Center Of This Area Early Construction On S. C. Section Highway 107 Looks Gloomy; Officials Promise Funds Of 2nd Post-War Year Mr. McKee Has Corres pondence With Highway And Forestry Officials There has been considerable con cern in Jackson county recently over the South Carolina section of Highway No. "107 which has an unimproved link of around 15 miles from the State line toward Walhalla, S. C. This being one of the important tourist feeder high-> ways from the South through Syl va into the Smoky Mountain region, it has been of much con ? cern to local people since North Carolina has completed its road to the South Carolina line with the promise from South Carolina Highway officials that they meet cur road with a new improved highway. They failed to have the road built and now that the war is over interest is again at high peak over the situation. Former District Highway Commissioner E. L. McKee has taken considerable interest in the matter, since it was while he watte commissioner that South CarolinV^omised to build the road. He has written the road officials in Columbia and the Forestry people relative to getting this work started with the result that they only promise > something in the second post-war year. A letter form Mr. McKee to The Herald including some of his replies from the Highway Com missioner and Regional Forester are published herewith: Sylva, N. C. September 15, 1945 Editor Sylva Herald Sylva, N. C. I quote from a letter from Chief Highway Commissioner of South Carolina under date of August 30 referring to uncompleted section of highway No. 107 on South Car olina. The quotation is as follows: "It is our present plan to con struct this road as one of our post war projects* using Forest funds. I doubt very much if we shall be able to get it under contract dur ing the first post-war year, but it is possible that we could include it in the second year. I am very anxious to get this section of road completed, since it will form a much-needed connection in the State Highway System, and to this end I shall do everything I can toward getting it under way as early as practicable." Mr. McKee has also had a letter from the Regional Forester of At lanta with reference to Forest funds available for the South Car olina highways, which we quote in part: "Reference is made to your letter of September 6 to Forest Supervisor Riebold at Columbia, a copy of which was sent to this office. Congress has authorized the appropriation of funds for con struction of forest highways for each of the three post-war years. The apportionment to the State of j South Carolina for the first post- | war year which is available for j construction is approximately $104,000. It is assumed that the ! amount which will be apportioned ? ' for each <?of the succeeding two post-war years will be approxi mately the same. As result of dis cussions with the State Highway Commission and the Public Roads j Administration, it has been agreed that the money for the second post-war year will* be spent in the improvement of the Turn pike Read from Oconee State Park to the North Carolina State line. The state has agreed to match the y Forest Highway funds, which would make a total of approxi mately $210,000 available for this work/' Signed by JOSEPH C. KIRCHER, Regional Forester OPA Says Gasoline To Cost Less in East Gasoline and fuel oil will cost less retail in the eastern sea board area effective at once it was disclosed yesterday by War Price and Rationing Boards. The reduction in retail gasoline ceilings will be 1.2 cents a gal lon throughout the 17 states with the following exceptions: In Florida east of thg/Appalachicola River and Georgia, where the reduction will be 6-10 of a cent a gallon. The reductions represent, in general, the increases in ceilings granted during the war period to help defray the extra cost of trans porting petroleum products toe the eastern area, when normal tanker transportion had to be abandoned. Reconversion Plow f: <: % / J % - 4$ H * As far as President Htrry 8. Tro* mail Is concerned, the war is ?vet and the tasks of peaoe now have his priority. The fan thai was on his desk has been replaced with a model of a plow. GRAZING CROPS GIVE CHEAPER HOG GAINS Grazing pigs on soybeans brough average gains of almost one-half pound per day this summer and the cheapest possible gains for On slow County growers, according to County Agent Charlie C. Clark, Jr., of the State College Extension Service. , J. H. Gillette placed 25 pigs on fccres of soybeans on July 23 at his Silverdale Farm. They weighted 83 pounds a piece when placed on the grazing and thirty-six days later their averge weight was 99 1-2 pounds. They received only a small amount of corn each day and a mineral suoDlement. Raymond Oldljam near Swans boro placed forty-seven pigs on soybeans at an average weight of 38 pounds per head and their av erage gain was .45 pounds per head per day. They received thre fourths of a pound of a grain ra tion per day, consisting of one half oats and one-half corn. "Both of these farmers are well pleased with the gains obtained by grazing soybeans and they plan to increase their grazing crops in the future, both for winter and for summer," Clark said. Many hog growers throughout the Coastal-Plain are now planting supllemental grazing crops of small grains and legumes for fail and winter grazing to cut down on the amount of labor needed in raising hogs and also fro the production of cheaper gains. Both Gillette and Oldham wrtl reweigh their hogs the latter part of this month to determine the long-time value of grazing. Dehydrated and dried vegetables I differ greatly in keeping quality, according to the scientists. The best "keepers" proved to be de hydrated corn and ?weet potatoes. NEW STEEL BRIDGE BEING CONSTRUCTED OVER SCOTTS CREEK North Carolina Highway and the Town of Sylva began last week on a new steel bridge crossing at the Builders Supply and Lumber Company in East Sylva over Scotts Creek. The bridge is to accom modate 15 tons and will be 18 in wideth. This construction will con-, nect the new state highway number 19 from Asheville to Sylva, which will be gravel treated and will be Linished with hard surface, with number 107 Cullowhee Highway. This work will be completed by the first of the year. ARMY LOOKING FOR HITLER IN JAPAN Rumors that Hitler may be hid ing among 3,000-old ' Germans gathered in Japan, has caused Army sleuths to give all Germans the once over in case Hitler may be among them. Many Japanese say that after Germany's surrender that Hitler debarked at night from a U-boat in lower Tokyo bay and taken over back roads to a remote mountain country. $6,000,000 Damage To Florida Property By Last Week's Storm The tropical hurricane, which blew itself out in central North Carolina Monday, left a wide path of destruction in Florida with a r total property damage loss of $6,000,000. The Navy (Blimp base at the Richmond Naval Air Station near Miami suffered heavy loss from the wind and fire which followed. Charleston, S. C., had heavy wind and high tides which flooded streets near the water front. North Carolina felt the result of the storm with heavy rains over most of the state. Rivers in Eastern North Carolina are now overflowing inundating farm land highways in that section. Seventy million Americans have put more than $16,000,000,000 into family security through life in surance since Pearl Harbor, ac cording to the Institute of Life Insurance. These are anti-infla tionary dollars definitely removed from the competitive market. The first training program for 4-H neighborhood leaders to assist in club work was held recently at Camp Millstone by the State Col lege Extension Service. War Chiefs Honored by France 2\ i u American officers of five-star rank are shown wearing theli nvw decorations after they had received the Grand Cross of the Legloa of Honor of France from Gen. Charles de Gaulle. Left to right are: Adm William D. Leahy; Gen. George C. Marshall; Adm. Ernest King and Gen II. II. Arnold. General de Gaulle conferred the honors in Washington. Cullowhee PTA Has Meeting On Wednesday Cullowhee. ? The initial meeting of the Cullowhee Parent Teachers association will be held Wednes day afternoon at 4 o'clock in the cafeteria of the McKee Trainnig School, Mrs. McMurray Richey has announced. Miss Geneva Turpin, program chairman, will discuss what the Teacher Expects From the Parent. Mrs. Taylor Hampton will speak on topic, What the Parent Expects From the Teacher. Miss Nellie Bond and Miss Edyth Walker will be hostesses. HALLIBURTON NAMED PRESIDENT MEN'S - HOUSE GOVERNMENT Cullowhee ? At a meeting of the Men's House Government at West ern Carolina Teachers College on Monday" evening the fol lowing officers were elected: Lynwood H. Halliburton of Ham let, President; Warren Barnes of Robbinsville, vice-president; Den nis Franklin of Marshall, secretary; and Brown Griffin of Henderson ville, treasurer. Councilmen chosen were Chas. Cotter of Cullowhee, Koy Mack Langb ridge of Marion, William Willett of Waynesville, Harry Jaynes of Waynesville, George Seals of Whittier, Eugene Wal droup of Hayesville, Roy Fergu son of Pineville, and Tom Rea of Pineville. Advisor for the men is Professor Clarence Chrisman. MRS. JOHN GUNNING HAM PASSES AT HOME Mrs. Esther Sawyer Cunning ham, 69, died at her home Tues day evening at 11:15 O'clock fol lowing a long illness. She was the widow of the late John T. Cun nigham. She had lived in Swain County until about 15 years ago when they moved to Sylva and with her husband, was engaged in the mercantile business, which she continued after his death. Mrs. Cunningham joined the Al mond Baptist church early in life and had taken a leading part in all part church activities until ill health 'kept her from doing so. She is survivied by three sons, Floyd and Glenn of Bryson City rind Tom of Sylva; and two daugh ters, Misses Bertha and Margaret of Sylva; one brother, James Saw- i yer of Greer, S. C.; one sister, Mrs. M. L. Jenkins of Young Har ris, Ga., and live grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Sylva Baptist church. Buri al will be in the Keener cemetery. Two Jackson County Men Help Man Oldest Battleship In The Fleet The battleship, USS ARKAN SAS, celebrated her 33rd anniver sary on Sept. 17, 1945, still active as one of the outstanding fighting ships of the war. This oldest battleship of the Fleet, took part in operations at Iwo Jima and her guns knocked out numerous shore installations at Okinawa. Engage ments in the Philippines, many Atlantic crossings, and participa tion in actions at Cherbourg and southern France attest to the bril liant record of "the grand old lady of the sea." Jackson county may claim two of the men aboard which help to man' this ship. They are Clarence B. Cagle, S. 2-c, of Grepns Creek and George W. Brown, S. 2-c, of Sylva. 4" This it one of the many beautiful acenee to be found in The Great Smoky Mountaina National Park near Sylva. The aoft raya of aun light falling through the danaa folage of the magnificient old treea with tha murmur of the daahing atream, lurea one into forgetfulneaa of tha everyday hum drum over the benoh or deak. Thouaanda of viattora come to 8ylva eaoh year and drive on into tha park for ita beauty. ALMOST ALL POPULAR MODEL CARS AND TRUCKS SOLD THRU AGENCIES LOCATED HERE Sylva And Dillsboro Methodists To Hold Quarterly Conference The Fourth Quarterly Confer ence and a church conference for the Sylva and Dillsboro Methodist churches will be held at a supper meeting in the Allison Building at 7 o'clock, Monday, Sept. 24. Dr. Walter B. West, District Su perintendent, will preside at the Quarterly Conference. The stew ards, the trustees and all church officials for the new year will be elected. N Every adult member of both churches is invited. There will be a 5 Ot* charge to cover expenses of the supper. Pfc. Walter O. Cogdill Arrives At Miami ATC Field Still dazed, but very happy bver the unexpectedly swift ending of the war, more Carolina combat veterans arrived at Air Transport Command Miami Army Air Field after a sea -spanning trip of more than 7300 miles. From here most of the veterans begin their journey home on fur loughs anticpating early separa tion from the service. Included in this group is Pfc. Walter O. Cogdill, veteran of i thiTty-one months overseas service I and holder of six battle stars. I Discoverer of DDT Dr. Paol Mailer, who with Dr. Paul Laager, now In the United State*, fave DDT, the miracle In secticide, to the world* He anerti that by proper methods all insects can be controlled. Ok Savannah P. T. A. Has First Meeting For The School Term of 45-46 The Savannah P. T. A. had its first meeting Thursday, Sept. 13, for the school term of 1945 and 1946. The following officers were elected to serve for the year: Pres ident, Mrs. R. O. Higdon, Vice President, Mrs. Jane Brogden, Sec retary, Hicks Wilson, Treasurer, Mrs. Woodrow Deitz. The committees appointed were: Program, Mrs. M. B. Madison, Chairman, Mrs. Roger Dillard, Mrs. Hoyle Deitz. Hospitality, Mrs. Clinton Robertson, Chairman, Mrs. Norman Holland, Mrs. Guy Sut ton, Mrs. Robert Fisher, Mrs. Alexander. Membership, Mrs. Bragg Allison, Chairman, Mrs. Sue Bryson, Publicity, Miss Elise Monteith. The club made plans for the" coming year and a vote was passed to buy new books for the first grade. T. Cpl. Ralph J. Conner Given Honorable Discharge T. Cpl. Ralph J. Conner, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Conner, is home after spending nearly four years in the service, thirty-one months of which was spent in the Burma and India theatre. Cpl. Conner landed in New York after twenty-eight days on boat. He received his honorable discharge at Fort Bragg, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. Conner have a younger son also in the service,. Joe of the U. S. Navy stationed in 1 Charleston, S. C. Stock Rooms Are Well Supplied With Parts And Accessories And Good Repair Facilities Sylva is known as the automo bile center of Western North Caro lina west of Asheville with a num ber of local firms handling the va rious makes of popular model cars and trucks. The following cars are sold by the local dealers: Dodge and Ploymouth, and Dodge trucks, Chevrolet, cars and trucks, Olds mobile, Buick and Pontiac, Chrys ler, and Ford cars and trucks. All of these dealers have large and complete stocks of repair parts and accessories along with exceptionally well equipped repair departments maned by expert repairmen. Few cities, with much greater popula-' Ition than Sylva, can offer the au tomobile owner more in repair and accessories than can be found here. Sylva is outstanding in another phase of automobile services and that is several well equipped tire recapping shops. The recapping shops are prepared to handle all sizes of car and truck casings. | As we look forward with Sylva and Jackson county into the post war future we find our automobile people leading the way in expan sion and preparation for taking care of the new business that will come when plenty of new cars and trucks are again available to the public. In connection with automobile and truck transportation comes the demand for more and better farm power machinery. Sylva dealers for International and other makes of tractors and form equip* k ment are preparing to takfe care ? of the demand for this type of equipment just as soon as it is available in quantity. Some of the dealers report the sale of a few new trucks and tractors already with many orders for others on file. . , v The fact that these agencies are located here draws a large volume of business from the surrounding territory which is another reason for the bright post-war outlook for Jackson county. Parsonage To Be Dedicated At Tuckaseegee Sept. 30th The dedication of the Parsonage of the Tuckaseegee Baptist church will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, be ginning at 10 A. M. and lasting through an afternoon session. The following program will be observed: 10:30 Sunday school. Song 11,20 Devotion, Rev. Edgar Wil lix, Prayer, Rev. T. F. Deitz, Spe cial song. 11,50 Sermon, Rev. W. N. Cook. 12:30 Lunch. ? 1:30 Song service.? 1:45 Recognition of pastors. 2:10 Progress of the church, D. M. Hooper. 2:20 Old Christian Harmony Singnig. * 3:20 Adjourn. The songs through out the ser vice will be taken from the old Christian Harmony Song Book. Rev. Edgar Willix is pastor of the Church. W. H. Hooper, S. C. 2-c Aboard U. S. S. Levy * ? ON THE USS LEVY IN THE PACIFIC? W. H. Hooper, ship's cook, third class, Cowarts, N. C.t is a member of the crew of this destroyer escort, which participat ed in the first unconditional sur render of Jap-held territory to the United States. , The LEVY, her guns ready, play ed . the role of watch dog in the lagoon while Old Glory was run up over Mille Atoll in the Mar shall Islands. The ceremony was the climax of a dramatic week for the ship. She was the first Ameri can warship to enter an enemy held lagoon when she picked up Capt. Masonori Shigan, commander of the garrison, to sign the sur render terms of Capt. H. S. Grow, USNR, of Greenville, Mich., Com- , manding Officer of nearby Majuro. Since she was commissioned in May, 1943, the LEVY participated in actions at Truk, Satawan, Pon ape, Saipan, Guam, the Palaus and Leyte. Cogdill Gets Honorable Discharge SEPARATION CENTER, Fort Bragg, N. C., Jessie B. Cogdill, 23 years old, of Cullowhee, North Carolina, has been honorably dis charged from the military service at Fort Bragg, N. C., after 26 months in the Army Air Forces. His discharge was effective on September 7, 1945. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam P. Cogdill of Cullowhee. Joining the Air Forces on Feb ruary 4, 1943, he trained at Keesler, Field, Miss., and Harlingen, Tex., before going overseas. He was an Aerial gunner in the European Theater of Operations. For his combat service he re? ceived the Air Medal with two 04k ' leal clusters and the European Theater ribbon with $lne battle i tars. . fj||l * r?