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VOL. XXIV?NO. 41
STATE "EXHIBIT" OF W
9 This Is s picture of the 1949
which left highway 19A-23 on a cu
Just East of the 8tate Fish Hatchery
Charles D. Lindsay was driving alor
After striking a bank on the right
swerved across the road, ran throui
landed top-down in a smalls creek,
juries. The car, as can be seen, wai
4-H Members F
Farm management and special- *ists
from all points of the country
are predicting a reduction on farm
Income during 1950. With this in
mind approximately 900 4-H club
members of Jackson County at-e
planning garden projects thif
With the mild weather we have
had this winter several boys and
girls have already started thelt
gardens. Such vegetables as carrots,
beets, onions, turnips, mustard,
and kale should already b<
During the month of March the
members will be planting radishes
parsnips, spinach, lettuce, artichoke,
garden peas, and Irish po
tatoes. They will also oe planting
cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower,
zM rbpbarb. They will be seed
ing tomatoes, perhaps, and eggplant
for transplanting later.
The boys and girls will be giver
the latest information from the ]
agricultural experiment stations (
in order that they might do ; <
better job with their garden pro- ^
jects and thereby offset the ex- ?
pected reduction in this year's in- j
President Tuckaseigee Club .
Clifford Amnions, president of <
the Tuckaseigee 4-H Club and i
son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Am- 1
mons, is making a fine leader of <
the 4-H work in that community. i
WISE DIES, MAY i
Charles M. May, 33, of Canton, <
was discharged from C. J. Harris j
hospital Tuesday after having j
been brought there from Fontana ,
Dam suffering from exposure as 1
result of floating in the icy cold :
water for several hours. Gilbert ,
Wleo K9. oleo nf funtnn Hi#*d from
exposure in the same accident.
The two men were found floating
in water estimated at 150 feet
(Continued on Page 10)
A number of pictures of various
4-H club projects and individuals
intended for this issue
failed to get back from the en- gravers
in time for publication
dead-line. They will be used next
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RECKED PATROL CAR ""
model Ford Highway Patrol car
irve at the foot of the long grade n
on Balaam Mountain. Patrolman u
ie when he lost control of the car. a
0h a wire fence, turned over and e
Lindsay escaped with mi/tor In c
? a complete loss. ^
Ian Gardens o
Harold Stillwell, son of Mr. and jj
Mrs. Zell Stillwell of the Qualla i?
community, a member of the p
Qualla 4-H club, had the distinc;ion
of being county winner in n
'Better Methods Electric," con- si
Events At WCT
The fourth annual Literary and a
Athletic Field Day will be held tl
it Western Carolina Teachers tl
College March 17. n
The event is under the spon- A
sorship of the Science Club of the tl
college and is being directed by n
Professor Gerald Eller.
? ?. .? - a . A.nn
me program win oegin ai iu:ou v
PUNT A TREE ON I
ARBOR DAY, MAR. IT, '
FORESTER SUGGESTS ;
Raleigh, March 8?State Forester
W .K. Beichler today re- ^
minded citizens of North Carolina ^
that Arbor Day this year will fall
on Friday, March 17. He urged all
school principals and county superintendents
to plan a program of
its observance by school children,
in order that they may be taught
o appreciate the true value of
rees and forests to their State.
The State Forester offered the i
nelp of foresters and county for- ]
est wardens of the Department of
Conservation and Development to i
the schools in the planning of a |
proper Arbor Day program. Bei- I
chler said that all field men of 1
the Forestry Division have been |
notified to help in any way they
can to encourage the planting of
trees in observcance of this Day.
For schools planning such exercises,
the State Forester suggested
the following Arbor Day
Program: 1. Opening Song; 2.
Invocation or Scripture Reading;
3. A recitation by pupils; 4. An
Address by Visiting Official; 5.
Planting the Tfee (In hole previously
prepared); 6. Dedication of
Tree; 7, Song (America) 8, Benediction.
SOS8A MON'S I" gytva ^
Drive Is Now 0
Rev. W. H. Wakefield, Red Cross*
'und Raising chairman for Jackon
County has announced that
he drive is now on to raise Jackon's
quota of $2,452.00. Mr.
Vakefield said that 60.3 per cent
f all funds raised here will reaain
in the local chapter treasury
for use in aiding veterans 1
nd others in emergencies.
Pointing out some very intersting
facts, Mr. Wakefield finds
hat Jackson County, in 1940, re- }
eived from the National Treasury (
he sum of $21,400.00, which rep- 1
esents 20 years of gifts from the ;
ounty. This large sum given ir |
ne year was to aid the people j
long the Tuckaseigee River when
t went on a rampage in August,
940, causing a great amount oJ
In 1949 the 60.3 per cent fronr .
ur drive of last year aided 16C '
oldiers in helping them to ge
Continuing on page 10
:0R GAMP FUNDS
The thirty-seven members of
he Johns Creek 4-H Club wish j
. 1 1 i. .11 1. _ 4Un
0 exiena nearly uiamvs iu uic
itizens of this township in help
ng them go over the top last Satirday
night in a drive to finish
heir 4-H club camp quota.
Present officers ot the club are,
farie Parker, president; Evelina
toward, vice president; Jacquame
Wood, secretary; June Phil- j
ps, and Wilma Jean Mull, song i
saders and Norma Nicholson,
It is hoped that most of thr (
lembers can go to camp this *
Limmer and enjoy the camp they J
ave worked so hard to help build.
*y Field Day
C March 17th ;
.m. with the musical events in
he Hoey Auditorium. At 11 a.m. i
11 UA MnMotinna) Pftf _ 1
ilCI C W1U UC icwtcaviv/imi o "
ling in the college gymnasium,
ill exhibits will go on display in 1
he college gymnasium at 12:30 p. 1
In the afternoon the program
dll be resumed with the literary |
vents beginning at 1 p.m. At ^
:30 p.m. the athletic events will
e held on the athletic field. In
ase of rain, events will be held 1
i the gymnasium.
Winners will be announced and 1
wards will be presented at 4:45 i
.m. in Hoey Auditorium. 1
Winning schools last year were <
Vaynesville Township High school, i
irst place; Murphy High school, <
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The three young people shown
;it and leaders in 4*H club work i
Council President, son of Mr. and
tenlor Club; Miss 8hlrley Crisp, <
Jillsboro, and Joan Wilson, Counl
>eek community. 8he Is also pre
i, N. C. Thursday, March 9,
al Red Cross
in To Secure
To Summer Camp
Jackson County's 4-H Club
members will attend the 4-H
club camp at Waynesville during
the week of July 10-15. Our boys
and girls have worked hard to
build the camp and are all looking
forward to a week of recreation. *
The camp will be managed by *
the boys and girls with the aid *
of camp personnel. They will be *]
given instructions in forestry, s
handicraft, swimming, and rec- j
tnonfir?r? Thov al?n lpam how to
become better citizens and how ^
to work and play with other chil- v
The camp is staffed with a di- *
rector, recreation leader, swim- 1
ming instructor and lifeguard, i
forestry specialist and cooks. ?
4-H'ERS TO SPEND j
WEEK AT MANTAO i
A group of Jackson County 4-H
Club members will have the opportunity
to spend a week at the
1-H club camp at Mantao on Roan- g
Dke Island this summer. Mem- 1
oers between the age of 14 and 21 |
will be eligible to attend.
The week's activities will in- |
:lude a visit to all of the historical 1
sites of Dare County, which cov- ?
:rs about a 40 mile round trip. 1
rhey will also see the pageant, I
'Lost Colony" while there.
i raining ax xne camp win m- ?
jlude handicraft, sewing, nature 1
study, 4-H organization, and above
ill, how to work and play with
jther boys and girls.
It is expected that several boys
and girls of the county will take
advantage - of this opportunity.
Those who would like to make
the trip should contact the county
agent's office as soon as possible.
Cpl. Homer L. Dillard c
Completes Furlough s
Cpl. Homer L. Dillard left Syl- *
^a yesterday for Fort Dix, Nev
Jersey, after spending a 30-da> 1
furlough in Jackson county. r
spending the most of this time F
with Mr. and Mrs. David Pruitt c
Dpi. Dillard has been in the Ar- f
my for years, had 24 month; 1
:ombat service and 30 months with *
Army of Occupation in Germany
i above are the officers of the the J
n their own communities. They ai
Mrs. F. I. Watsoon, of Glenville,
:oun^f Vice-President, daughter d
ty Council Secretary, daughter of *
isident of the Cope Creek club.
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Student Government has recen
ligh school in a modified form. The
ion is known as the Student Counc
ruch powers as are provided for by
The election of officers for the counc
students voting. Those chosen as
3arris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Par
eith, son ot Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Mo
Stillwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Parris is a member of the Senic
he Junior class, and Stillwell is a
Each of these young men is outsta
ictivities and has to his credit a sup
ibove left to right: Parris, Monteith]
Rural Roads Sii
Wins District f
Derel Monteith, son of Mr. and
tfrs. H. B. Monteith, and senior J
>f Sylva high school, will repreent
his school and the 34th Amer- J
can Legion district, composed of
fackson, Macon and Clay counis,
in a speaking contest in Weav- b
rville school auditorium at 7:30 s
>.m., Friday, March 10. This is s
>ne in the thirteenth annual \
eries of oratorical contests which b
s sponsored by the American Leg- a
on. The winner of the contest b
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ackton .County 4-H County Coun>ot
loft to rlQht, Chariot Witoon, (
and prooldent of the Glenville 1
f Mr* and Mrs. W. C. Crisp, of rtr.
and Mrt. Bill Wilton, of Cope I
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itly been introduced into Sylva
governing body Qf this organizail,
and in the council are vested
Constitution of the organization.
:il was held February 24, with all
officers were: President, Harold
ris; Vice-president, Dennis Monnteith;
Secretary-treasurer, E. P
>r class, Monteith is a member of
member of the Sophomore class
nding in participation in school
jerior scholastic average. Showr
, and Stillwell.
nt On Jactson
A statement furnished The Her
ild by Division Engineer Z. V.
stewart, gives the amount of
noney spent -m ^ackspft
oads October, 1949 through Janlary
31, 1950, from the State's
1200,000,000 secondary road bond
ssue. Mr. Stewart says that $19,>09.85
was spent in October and
21,700.67 in November, $27,880.18
n December and $44,635.41 in
anuary, making a total for the
our months of $113,786.11.
The above, he said, includes cerain
amounts of pipe that had not
>een placed by December, 1949.
4r. Stewart says that it is his inention
to notify The Herald each
nonth as the auditor's Report is
eceivea on now inucn money is
pent in Jackson County, in order
nat the public may be fully inormed
as to all work being caried
on in the county.
Two former Haywood count: J
>rothers, now residing in Jackon
County, are being held in
eparate jails, at Bryson City anc
Vaynesville, in default of $10,000
>ond each on charge of assault with
i deadly weapon with intent tc
;ill and resisting arrests, Sgt. T.
V. Sandlin of the State Highway
>atrol has announced.
Oliver Smith, 33, and his broth;r,
Jerry Smith, 26, are charged
vith an alleged gun battle Satirday
night with officers in a
State Highway Patrol car and a
Jaywood deputy sheriffs car.
rhe enforcement officers narrowly
iscaped death when fired upon
rom a 1932 Chevrolet traveling
>n the streets of Waynesville. A
nanhunt began in earnest, par:icipated
in by law enforcement
officers from Haywood, Jacksor
counties and town of Waynesville
and state mgnway pairui.
The' climax came at mid-afternoon
Sunday when the officers
surrounded the home of Vick
Smith on Balsam mountain neat
the Haywood line.
Inside the officers arrester
Jerry Smith, who, officers said
lad a heavy rifle and lots of amnunition
at his side.
Earlier in the day Sheriff Midileton
had arrested Oliver Smith
brother of Jerry. In the honv
Continuing on page 10
3YLVA CITY MARKET . . In AAP
$2.00 A Year?5c Copy
4-H Club Boys
And Girls Go
The Theme, "Better
? w-i a m a a
Living r or a neuer
World" Is Feature
Jackson County's 4-H club
members are pausing this week
and joining with 122,000 other
4-H club members in North Carolina
to review their accomplishments
during 1949 and to put
forth their best through an effort
to further the 1950 theme of "Better
Living for a Better World."
The occasion is National 4-H
Club Week, which is being observed
all this week, March 4-12
by approximately 1,500,000 members
located in every county in ,
the United States, Alaska, Hawaii,
and Puerto Rico.
Jackson County clubs are steadily
growing in number and in the
importance of their work. There
are around 875 Jackson boys and
girts in 4-H club work which is
quite good for this size county.
L. R. Harrill, State 4-H leader,
points out that enrollment of Tar
Heel youth in the 4-H program
reached a new high in 1949, showing
an increase of more than 7,000
over the previous year. In addition,
the North Carolina boys and
girls received more national recognition
than in any other year
on record, with 10 members being
judged national project winners.
Records show that Tar Heel
members last year cultivated 5,570
acres of home gardens, 12,125
acres of corn, 2,002 acres of cotton,
and 1,911 acxfs of tohfeco.
They raised 570*574 of poultry
and turkeys, 5,428 head of
dairy cattle, 1,706 head of beef
cattle, and 19,278 head of swine.
Club girls planned 597,045 meal*
and served 671,518 others. They
canned 720,683 quarts of food in
addition to freezing 78,205 quarts
and 85,758 pounds more. Other
savings in family expense were
realized when 4-H girls made
132,520 garments at home and remodeled
The national week provides 4-H.
members a special occasion for
checking on their own efforts to
date in carrying out the programs
they have started. It also gives
them an opportunity to encourage
other young people who may be
eligible for membership to join
the 4-H organization.
od Men Held In
Miss Kinsland And Her
Brown Swiss Calf
V Mi8' IP" Wf, . J- : 'W
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5 Shown above i} Carol Ruth
. Kinsland, aged 12, Secretary ot
the Qualla 4-H club and her club
project, "Linda", a 2 1-2 month*
( old Brown Swiss heifer. Thi*
purebred heifer is the daughter of
Hobby Hill Princess Carrol No.
146377, and a great granddaughter
of the famous "Jane of Vernon"'
former grand champion at Na*
tional Dairy show in 1936. When
this calf is registered a herd ham*
will be given It. Mr. KTmlfehct
bought the mother of "Linda" at '
Woodsfield, Ohio, last year.
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