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VOL. XX, NO. 31
SYLVA, N. C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1945
$1.50 A Year in Jackson And Swain Counties ? 5c Copy
County V ictory "E"
Bonds Short of Quota
Jackson County citizens have
purchased about $65,000 in E
bonds during the Victory Loan
Drive, but that isn't enough. There
is still 45 per cent of the allotted
amount to be sold, or about $43,
Up to date only ten counties
have gone over the top, with three
others in sight of the goal. Men,
women and children, double your
efforts and let's make Jackson
one of the 5-star counties. We
may sell our Over-all quota, but
we haven't done our part until the
E bonds, the bonds of the people,
have been subscribed.
Children, remember there are
three bicycles to be given to the
three boys or girls in the county
selling the largest number of E
bonds. Get busy and win one of
these and help to put Jackson over
the top again.
6ET RIGHT KIND
OF POULTRY FEED
Feed manufacturers make poul
try feed mixtures to give certain
definite results and these feeds
must be used accordingly, says
?rof. Roy S. Dearstyne, head of
the Poultry Department at State
Recently some growers of broil
ers have been using starter and
growing mash rather than the
specific mash for broiler produc
tion. "The most economical gains
and quick growth cannot be ob
tained by this practice," Prof.
Dearstyne says. "The starting
and growing mashes are develop
ed for the specific purpose of car
rying the birds from chick size up
until they reach sexual maturity.
"Broiler mashes are made to
give the arpid, intensive growth
expected . class of birds.
While ths teed* ftttuaflon is very
tight at the present time still broil
er producers should make every
effort to get the right kind of feed'
needed for their birds.
"All small flock owners can
have supplemental grazing crops
for their pullets at this time of the
year. Feed costs must be reduced
and one of the best ways of doing
this is through green crops. As in
providing grazing for dairy cows,
beef animals, workstock, and hogs,
the grazing crop should be sown
about the last of August, with a
relatively heavy seeding of grains
and legumes and plenty of ferti
lizer on real good land."
AUTO LICENSE SALES
IN N. C. TAKE 3JG JUMP
The sale of 1946 automobile li
cense plates since December 1 has
increased 35 per cent over the
same period last year, the state
motor vehicles department re
Sale of all types of motor ve
hicle plates during the first 17
days of the pre- 1946 sales period
totaled 111,293, compared with
81,416 for the same period in 1944,
a gain of 29,877.
Jyt ^he same time, the depart
ment said registration of new
automobiles jumped to 146 in No
vember, making it the peak month
for the war period. The low
monthly registration of new cars
was in October of this year, when
only three certificates were issued.
Bryson Returns To
Post In Raleigh
Davis Bryson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Bryson of Cullowhee has
succeeded Capers White as deputy
state auditor, it has been an
nounced. Davis has been in the
army since the early days of the
war. He held this position before
he entered the army.
Davis is a former student at
North Carolina University.
Roy Hall Of Sylva
Roy Hall, son of - Mr. and Mrs.
Vincent Hall, formerly of Sylva
and now of Murphy, is spending
some time in Sylva. Hoy has spent
four years in the Navy, dividing
this time between three destroy
ers. He graduated from Sylva
High school and was employed by
the Southern Railway before en
Parris Bryson Spending
Leave With Parents
- Farris Bryson is spending a
fourteen day furlough with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bryson
of Addie. Farris has been in the
Navy fourteen months serving
aboard the D. D. Gearing. He is a
graduate of the Sylva High school.
Rotary Club Meet
Is Called Off
The Rotary club was called off
Tuesday night because of bad
weather. This is the second conse
cutive meeting that has been
missed, the one last week being
called off for the same reason.
Program Of The Sylva
On Thursday night at seven the
children of the church will pre
sent a Christmas program under
the leadership of Mrs. Dan Tomp
kins. Gifts for a white Christmas
will be presented at this time. The
congregation and community are
invited to attend and participate.
The Christmas service of the
Church will be held on Sunday
morning at 11:00. In accordance
with the usual custom of this
church an offering for the Chil
dren's Home at Winston-Salem
will be made. For thosl who are
providentially hindered from at
tending this service it is urged that
they send their offering.
Sunday School will be held as
usual at 10:00 a. m. on Sunday
morning with Gudger Crawford
To Meet Sunday * .
The Western District Singing
Convention will be held Sunday,
Dec, 23rd five miles from Sylva
at the Savannah school house, on
the Franklin highway. All singers
are cordially invited to attend the
meeting which will start prompt
ly at 2 o'clock p. m.
Jackson County Bank To
Be Closed Tues. And Wed.
According to a proclamation by
Governor R. Gregg Cherry, the
/ackSon County Bank will be
f}Q0?d?on Tuesday, Dee. 25th and
Wed^M0ayf Pea. ** to otoeerv
snce of the Christms holidays.
Major R. W. Kirchberg
Released From Active Duty
Completing ? three years and
seven months of service in the
medical corps of the army, Ma
jor R. W. Kirehberg was released
last week from active duty and
has returned to his home in Sylva.
. Dr. Kirehberg volunteered his
services to the U. S. Medical corps
in May 1942. First assigned to the
Jackson Barracks Staging Area of
the New Orleans Port of Embark
ation he was later advanced to
Surgeon in charge of Chalmette
Staging Area of the same Port of
Embarkation. In August of 1944 he
was assigned as Transport Sur
geon on an Army Transport ship.
These ships carry both Army
troops and Navy personnel. On
return trips immediate medical at
tention is given wounded or sick
in the full standard Station Hos
pital and upon arrival in the
United States patients are trans
ferred to Army or Navy General
Major Kirchberg's trips took
him to the Carribean area, Egypt,
Italy, France, Brazil, and Ascen
Dr. Kirehberg is a native of
New Orleans, La. and a graduate
of the Tulane Medical University.
He first came to North Carolina
in 1934 where he was associated
with the C. C. A as camp doctor
for the three C. C. C. camps in the
Smoky Mountain area. In 1936 he
and Mrs. Kirehberg moved to Syl
va where Dr. Kirchbherg went in
to private practice and where he
remained until volunteering his
Mrs. Kirehberg and children re
turned to Sylva in 1944, when Dr.
Kirehberg was placed on a trans
port and have made their home
here since that time.
Due to the icy conditions of the
roads, which caused delay of news
print from Charlotte, this greeting
issue of the Herald is late. We are
sorry for this but it was unavoid
Athletic Association Reports
Successful Season Financially
Secretary of the Smoky Moun
tain Athletic Association, John
Henson, has released a statement
concerning the financial stand
ings at the close of the football
season. Mr. Henson's report is as
Receipts from donations, busi
ness houses and civic organiza
tions $694.00; take on gate~$962.25;
total take $1656.95; then the mon
ey spent is as follows: installation
of lights, $329.05; new equipment,
$496.21; expense of the team,
$524.21; this ^ffckes expenditures
$1349.47. The balance is $307.48
The team is hopeful of being
able to obtain new equipment at
the season's beginning in addition
to the remodeling of- their dress
The Association is optimistic
about the future and looks with
pleasure at the accomplishments
of the previous season. Now it is
going into the basketball schedule,
handling the receipts from the
games and turning athletic funds
back into athletic and physical ed
ucation equipment. Thus far it has
sponsored two basketball games.
They urge the people of Sylva to
boost the quint as they did the
The Association heads as they
now are, are: Roscoe Poteet, presi
dent; Felix Picklesimer, secretary;
John Henson, treasurer; Bill Wise,
GnyMi Cope, and the principal
of the high nlooli Chidftf Craw
Christmas Business Good
In Sylva This Year
Despite the snowy and cold
weather this past week, the stores
in town report an unusually good
business and certainly if observa
tion of the number of people in
town is any indication, it has been
good. People are more critical of
the qualtiy of merchandise this
year than last, but have been rea
sonable about the kind and
amount of goods available. A
greater variety of things is no
ticed this year over last year's
Goodyear Store Opens
The Cannon Bros, have opened
a new Goodyear store in Sylva.
L. H. Cannon is manager and the
store is housed in the Cannon
Store building immediately ad
joining the Cannon Service sta
tion on East Main" Street.
A complete line of Goodyear
products will be carried. The gro
cery store will continue operation
along with the hardware store.
Stationed In Padfic
Bob and Clyde Andrews are
both in the Pacific in the navy.
Bob is now a 3rd mate and Clyde
is stationed on Okinawa.
Both are brothers of Ralph An*
drew* and were in school at W. C.
T. C. before entering nrvic*.
RAY DAVIS PASSES
AT HOME IN SYLVA
Ray Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Davis, died Thursday
morning at 5 o'clock at his home
on the Waynesville highway, fol
lowing a few days illness.
Ray came to Sylva two years
ago with his parents from Frank
lin and had made friends among
the younger children. His father
is a member of Kirk-Davis Chev
Funeral services will be held
Saturday afternoon at the Scotts
Creek Baptist church, of which he
was a member. He was also a
member of the Sylva Boy Scout
troop, having attained the rank of
Besides his parents, he is sur
vived by his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Davis of Blairsville,
Ga. , . '
Mr. W. H. Smith of Tuckaseegee,
who died last week. Funeral serv
ices were held at the Tuckaseegee
Our Wish For
Humanity's hope and civilization's cry for a
brave, new world is perennially strengthened by
the light that shines from the eyes of children as
they stand in. the presence of thier Christmas idol
? Santa Claus.
The wonder of the facts unfolds mankind's
For here is faith resplendent in its simplicity.
Here is unselfishness, unadorned.
Here is devotion, unalterable.
Here is goodness, in its glory.
The magic of this light shines outward from
, the world of childhood onto the pathways of our
adult world ? pathways sometimes darkened.
This light can pierce that darkness.
And again this year, these eyes will shine,
these faces glow.
Let these rays be cast upon us and warm us.
Warm our hearts. Kindle the spark. Light the way.
For great things are all cradled in the land of
simplicity and faith ? the land of a childish face.
And peace in the world is the great thing in our
hearts this Christmas.
And lasting peace must spring from those ba
sic truths that generate this light that shines in the
eyes of children.
That those who lead the world out of a period
of darkness will gaze this Yuletide into the faces
of little children ? and gazing catch the spark ? is
the Christmas wish and message of this newspaper.
We know too, that it is the Christmas wish ^nd
message of this community.
"Peace on earth, good will toward men."
Fire Does Slight Damage
To Norton Residence
Amid all the snow the Syiva
Fire Department answered a call
yesterday. A fire at the home of
Leonard Norton caused about $100
damage according to Ray Cogdill,
post chief. The fire originated, it
is said, from a defective flu.
Chains had been put on the
trucks when the fire started and
there was no trouble with the
Stationed In Japan
Cpl. Roy D. iMIddloton, ?on of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mlddloton, of
laM La Porto I* *ow oU%<>wd to
Kufo, itapiii.' Ho, If <o> aiamkor of
tho 41ok Mod tool Battalion.
Catbird Service Station
Howard Allison and Von Hall
are now operating what was for
merly known as the Catbird Serv
ice Station. The building is to be
completely remodeled and will be
[finished with brick siding. There
will be a complete service de
partment for automobiles, with
glass work, radiators and batteries
as specialties. They will handle a
complete line of Atlas tires and
Von Hall is manager and John
ny Hall and Howard Turpin ar^
mechanics and Paul Hall is sta
tion attendant. .
Building to date has been a
store operated by Paul Warren as
Ja rummage agency. Allison and
1 Hall are selling the rummage out
i at cost price.
Moore Arrives Home
S. Sgt. James Moody arrived
home Friday from Fort Sam Hous
ton, San. Antonio, Texas, having
| received his discharge from the
U. S. Army, after almost four
years' service. Sgt. Moody first
served with the infantry at Fort
Jackson, S. C., was transferred to
a reconnaissance squad and sta
tioned at Camp Gordon at Augusta,
Ga., for some timer Later he was
attached to a hospital and has been
1 at Camp Berkeley and Fort Sam
Houston for the past several
>. Moody, with his wife and
Ifcnmle, will visit his parents,
N*% and ifn? C ,R* Mopdy until
after the Christmas holidays.
Scout Officials Meet,
Plan Y ear's Program
Business offices in Sylva will
be closed for the holidays as fol
The Ration Board will close
Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1, and
stay open Saturday, Dec. 29 and
Saturday, Jan. 5th. .
Tne U. S. E. S. offices will close
Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st.
The offices at the court house
wil be closed from Saturday, Dec.
22nd to Thursday, Dec. 27th.
GOING UP HERE
The owners of the Sylva Coal
and Lumber Company, Bill Wil
son and Joe Popplewell, are con
structing a new building imme
diately across the street from their
present location. The two story
I building is to be a storage house.
Ernest R. Jones Discharged
Motor Mach. Mate 2-c Earnest R.
Jones has been discharged from
the U. S. Navy Reserve. The sep
aration center that released him
was Naval Air Station, Charleston.
He was one among two hundred
and thirty-five released Decem
THE TREASURY OF THE
"Hast thou entered the treas
uries of the snow?" We have for
days looked upon the beautiful
white cover that was sent to cover
a vast area of our State and
Southland.. We watched the' man
tle of white as it spread over
mother earth. Our eyes beheld it I
with great admiration and won
"We d* not know all that is com
prehended in the question asked
in Job 38:22, "Hast thou entered
the treasuries of the snow?" We
do feel that there are many treas
uries there, and the mantle of
white that has fallen reminds us
of this suggestive interrogation.
Other deep and searching ques
tions were asked: "Hast thou en
tered into the springs of the sea?
Hast thou walked in the recesses
of the deep? Have the gates of
death been revealed unto thee? I
Hast Thou comprehended the
earth in its breadth? Where is the
way to the dwelling of light? If
you have and know then tell these
things." But we are concerned
with this one question now: "Hast
thou entered the treasuries of the
Snow ? "Out of the bosom ot the
? Continued on last page, 1st Sec.
With A. Rufus Morgan of
Franklin presiding the Smoky
Mountain Scout District officials
met at the Jarrett Springs Hotel
Friday night. At the dinner meet
ing next year's program was out
lined and plans laid for coming
events. Plans were made for the
installation of ten new scout
troops and cub packs in the Dis
The Cullowhee troop is to be re
vived with* R. T/Houts as scout
master. Also there will be a new
cub scout pack in Sylva. The troop
at Cullowhee is already in the
process of organization.
All standing committees in the
Smoky Mtn. District were named.
Plans were that this district have
a large representation at the an
nual meet of the Daniel Boone
Council in Asheville Jan. 14.
The local roop committee is: W.
C. Hennessee, chairman; H. E.
Monteith, A. H. Bryson, H. Gibson,
John Henson, O. E. Brookhyser,
Paul EUi?, and Walt Jones.
The scout leaders are: Dennis
Barkley, scoutmaster; Cloyd Rich
ardson, assistant, and Claude
The troop in Sylva has been
quite active for two years. .
Sylva Woman's Club Has
Annual Christmas Party
Twenty three members were
present for the annual Christmas
party of the Sylva Womans club
which was held at the home at
Mrs. W. L. Jones on Tuesday
night, Dec. 18th. Dinner was
served the guests from the main
dining table and from card tablet
ret up In the living room. Th*^
tables were 'decorated- witk foe '
Christmas theme and dinner aat-'A
en by candlelight Mrs. Jones'
home was beautifully rtftcotMad
with Christmas greenery end.
I Following dtartei, Christmas
gift* were ?*ehaftged -ead four
tables of bridge were made up for**
play. Miss Annie Louise Madison
was winner of high score and Miss
Nimmo Geisler, low. A gift was
presented Mrs. E. L. McKee, Jr.,
guest of the club and to Mrs.
Winston M. Williamson
Winston M. Williamson S 1-c
has received his terminal dis
charge from the U. S. Navy and
arrived at his home in Whittier
last Monday. He served aboard the
Liberty ship, U. S. S. Myers, A.
P. O. 105, in the American, Euro
pean ancl Middle East theaters.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Williamson of Whittier.
First Baptist Choir To Render
Christmas Cantata Sunday
Lions And Churches
The Lions club and the churches
in Sylva are collaborating in their
Christmas gifts for needy this
year. This united force is possi
ble so that no overlaping will oc
cur when the baskets are dis
The White Chris tmases at the
Sylva Methodist church and the
Sylva Baptist church will take
place Thursday night and the dis
tribution of baskets will be Fri
day. If anyone wishes to make any
contribution, either in money or
foodstuff please contact C. M.
Sylva And County Business
Men Extend Greetings
Throughout this issue of the
Sylva Herald are greetings from
the Sylva and County business
men to their customers and busi
ness associates of the past year,
i They are taking this opportunity
to express their thanks for the
past patronage and to extend their
Under normal conditions the
railroads buy and ues about 23
per cent of all the bituminous cool
mined in this country.
A Christmas Cantata, "The
Choir of Bethlehem," by Noel Ben
son, will be rendered by the Choir
of the Sylva Baptist Church Sun
day, Dec. 23, at 7:00 p. m. This is
a new Chistmas Cantata and one
of the most beautiful Christmas
Canatas. The music is excellent
and the message in song is won
derfully great. A great blessing is
in store for all who will come and
worship with us at this hour. The
Choir is under the direction of
Mrs. E. P. Stillwell.
The choir is composed of the
following members who will take
Sopranos ? Mrs. Chester Scott*
Mrs. Crawford Smith, Miss Edna
Allen, Miss Becky Ann Wilson,
Miss Joy Stillwell, Miss Mary Cole
Stillwell, Miss Ethel Reed, Mrs,
| Leo Cowan, Mrs. Claude Camp
Altos ? Mrs. rRoger Dillard,
Misses Sadie Luck, Barbara
Tenors ? Dick Greene,
Coward, Hugh Monteith,
Hennessee, C. M. Warren.
Basses J. T. Gribble,
Scott, Bill Fisher, Clauds Jones.
Th? Sylva Baptist Church a#
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