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VOLUME 58, NO. 45
$2.00 a Year in Alleghany County
$2.50 a Year Out of County
Observe Anniversary Of Soil Conservation District
: Teachers Will
Have Meeting
Here August 23
Urged To Attend
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A county-wide teachers’ meet-’
ing, the first to be held this
school year, will be held at the
Sparta high school August 23 at
9:30 o’clock, Miss Clyde Fields,
county school superintendent,
announced yesterday.
All teachers, with the excep
tion of those still attending sum
mer school, are expected to be
present, Miss Fields pointed out
as a number of new regulations
which concern all teachers will
be pointed out.
Several changes in the methods
of handling truant problems, will
be discussed by Swanson Ed
wards, truant officer.
Dr. R. R. King, Jr., district
health officer and Miss Blanche
Riddle, county health nurse, will
also be present. Dr. King will
the dental clinics which are to
present to the group plans for
be scheduled soon after schools
open August 25.
Teacneis are urged to attend
this important meeting, Miss
Fields stated.
Dairymen Meet
Here On Monday
Breeding Program Is Discuss
ed And Much Interest
Is Shown
Much interest in the possibi
lity of establishing an Alleghany
Artificial Breeders’ Association
vra*shown at themtyting of over
eastern Scientific Breeders’ As
sociation, were present at the
fgpefiiAg and explained to the
group the artificial breeding plan
which is to be set up for Wfcoun
ties in the state, with a central
location in Asheville.
If enough interest in establish
ing an association here can be
stimulated, a local person will
be employed as a technician, to
receive training at State college
at a short course which is to be
offered there in October.
Twenty proven sires are to be
purchased to be located in Ashe
ville, it was pointed out and ser
vice requests for Jersey, Guern
sey and Holsten sires are to be
given to various milk plants by a
technician, in charge. Farmers
can seiia tneir requests by mUK
A county charter to establish
a county unit is necessary and al
ready Selected Dairies has pled
(Continued on r*age 4)
Laurel Springs
Man Shoots Self
Venner Thompson, 29, of Laurel
Springs, is now a patient in the
Ashe Memorial hospital as the
v result of self inflicted gun wounds.
Thompson was reported to have
accidently shot • himself Sunday
night with a German Luger, at
his home at Laurel Springs.
The bullet entered his chest
negr the heart and came out
through his back, it was learned.
fiospital authorities pointed out
that although Thompson’s condi
ion was grave, that he would re
Bus Drivers To 1
Have School Wed.
Scott Will Attend
Tobacco Field Dav
The War Memorial chapel in
Washington Cathedral, where
he names and service records
of Alleghany county veterans
will be entered and memoria
lized for all time.
VFW To Inscribe
Members5 Names
In War Memorial
Will Be Put In National Shrine
In Washington
:'l;: ' Cfthedral •
and patriotism of the living who
served in the foreign wars of the
nation, the names and war 'Ser
vice records of-local servicemen
and women will be enrolled on
dig permanent national roll of
honor at Washington Cathedral
by the Bruce Wayne Osborne
POet No. 7034, Veterans of For
eign Wars, it was announced by
Cecil J. Murray, post commander.
One-hundred and four members
of the post are expected to have
their names inscribed, Ernest
Edwards, post adjutant, stated.
The war memorial chapel,
which is nearing completion, is
part of the cathedral structure.
(Continued on Page 4)
Rural i eiephone
Needs Are Cited
The board of directors of the
Alleghany unit of the farm bu
reau mat Friday night at the
community building and named a
committee to make a survey of
the need of rural telephones
through the county. Named on the
committee were Charlie Collins,
Elmer Edwards and Rush Thomp
Following an investigation, a
second meeting of the directors
will be called; in order that a re
port can be made.
memory of
Irifoy county
te sacrifice,
the lofttty!
Other Agricultural Leaders
Will Take Part
On Program
Farmers in this area and oth-,
ers will have an opportunity to
learn more about the possibili
ties of tobacco in this section on
Tuesday, Aug. 18, when a Field
Day will be held at the Upper
Mountain Test Farm at Transou,
with Commissioner of Agricul
ture, W. Kerr Scott and other
leaders taking part in the pro
gram, which will open at 1:00 o’
Following the opening address
by 'Commissioner Scott, James
A. Graham, superintendent of
the test farm WiH introduce other
officials. k ~
There will be a short talk on
“Turkish Tobacco in the Moun
tain Area,” by John Wilkins, Ag
ronomist of the Extension Ser
vice, West Jefferson.
The group will then tour the to
bacco fields under the supervi
sion of James A. Graham, Dr.
Luther Shaw, USDA, Waynes
ville; Dr. W. E. Coldwell, Agron
omist of N. C. State College; E.
(Continued on Page 4)
ii Aiiegnany
4-H Members To
Go To Raleigh
to Attend 4-H €lub Course
; Ang. IM3; Speotei
Five Alfeghany county 4-H club
girls and sin 4-H club bdys have
odlto selected to lepresent the
county at the State 4-H short
course to be held at State College
in Raleigh, August 18- 23, it was
announced this week. The group
will be accompanied by Mrs. I
som Wagoner, home agent, and
J. P. Burch, assistant county a
The week's activities will get
underway Monday, August 18,
when registration will begin and
actual club work will begin the
following Tuesday morningvClas
ses will be held each morning and
the afternoon will be taken up
with county and district winners
in dairy production, dairy foods,
livestock judging, dress review
and health contests will vie for
the honor of statewide titles. Rec
reational programs have also been
One of the main events plan
ned, in addition to trips to the
State Capitol, is the program to
be presented by the State 4-H
Honor Club on Thursday night,
and the health pageant and re
cognition of county and district
winners and coronation of State
king and queen of revue, fea
turing the modeling of dresses by
preliminary winners.
Club members will stay in col
lege dormitories while they at
tend the course.
A special 4-H club broadcast
(Continued on Page 4)
Leo Irwin Completes Law
Training; Has Good Record
It took twelve years for an
Alleghany county man to make
himself reedy for the career he
had chosen but it was not all
merely “a- going tq school job.”
Leo H. Irwin, 30, son qt Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Irwin, of Twin
Oaks, last week learned that he
was one of the 01 men to' pass
the state bar examinat
he, was one of the 153 U
district bar association
Mon. He is now
LEO H. iswor
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A Community Of Soil C onservation-Minded Farmers
The above picture shows a section of a community in Alleghany county, where many
farmers are interested in soil conservation. Reading from left to right: Stripcropping
and pasture improvement on the farms of Robert Edwards, Herman Hudson and Cabel
Wilson. There are more than 25 other farmers in this immediate community, who also
have activated soil conservation plans.
Work Continues
On VFW Bldg;
Sob-Flooring In
Total Contributions Now
$2,128.80; Much
More Is Needed
Work continues on the jj$KFW
clubhouse end the foundation lor
the nufk floor has already been
W# rWi-ay.
manddF, reported yesterday. Reg
ular flooring has been ordered
from the Oak Flooring company
gt West Jefferson, delivery of
which has been promised by the
early part of September.
All those who have not con
tributed and who would like to
do so, miy send their contribu
tions to Gene Irwin, quartermas
ter, gt Sparta.
Plhns for sponsoring a street
dancte to be held in the near fu
ture* were discussed at the meet
ing last Thursday.
A picnic was held last night at
Bluff Park for the members and
specially invited guests. The next
meeting of the post will be held
Thursday, August 21.
Contributions toward the build
ing fund now total $2,120.80, how
ever, $1,859.10 has already been
spent., Those to contribute this
(Continued on Page 5)
R. L. Doughton
Heard By Group
Congressman R. L. Doughton
was guest speaker at the dinner
meeting of the chamber of com
merce held at the community
building Friday night when a
number of sp"’'®"® invitwi
weer present.
Mr. , Doughl
group the progress nucgnauji
county had made and paid tri
bute to some of Alleghany’s sons.
The speaker was introduced by
the president, Ben G. Reeves.
The dinner was served by the
ladies of the Lucille Ford Circle
History Of New River Soil
Conservation District Shows
Popularity Among Farmers
More than five hundred base
ball fans gathered at the local
baseball diamond, Sunday, to see
the 5-0 shut-out game’ Sparta
against Elk Creek. On the
Sparta was Geyer.
Thompson got on base five times
out of five trips to the plate, bv
an error, hit by a pitched ball
and three hits. One of the best
plays of the season was made by
Mack Caudill when he came in
fast from the left field to take
a low line drive and relay the ball
to first base for the final out of
the game. Catching for Sparta
was Holloway. ~
Sparta also scored a victory
here, Saturday, defeating Grant
9 to 7.
Sparta will go to Grant, Va.,1
on Saturday and Independence
will play here on the Sparta dia
mond, Sunday.
The public is again reminded
of thd box supper, to be sponsored
by the Sparta ball team, which is
to be held Saturday night at the
courthouse at 8:30 o’clock. Prizes
are to be awarded and a cake walk
is to be held. The public is cor
dially invited. Proceeds will go
towards improving the local ball
pleted 1,083 farm plans with co
operating farmers operating 99,
023 acres as of July 1. And the
majority of recpmmended soil
conservation practices have al-1
ready been established
farms. This has haa
influence from the beginning on
all farmers in the district as it
(Continued on Page 4)
Prospects Good
For Wool Prices
Good prices for wool have been
predicted by R. E. Black, county
agent, since both the house and
senate passed the wool bid and
farmers need not hold their wool
any longer.
Last year wool brought 52%
cents for Alleghany sheep grow
ers and 50 cents or better has been
promised, Mr. Black stated.
* A schedule for a wool sale will
be announced in the near future.
White Pine Seedlings Set Out
On Busic Farm; Save Soil
J. F. Busic planted a field of
beam and followed with small
grain on his farm at Piney Creek
some ten years ago. In the fall
following, the field was so badly
eroded that Mr. Busic decided
the field was* too far gone to cul
tivate in any longer so he left it
without any form of cultivation.
In IMS, with the assistance of
the Soil Conservation Service a
complete acre by acre conserva
tion fanning plan was developed
on his farm. White pine seedlings
to be the best bet
reclaiming the field.
Clinton Bpalc, an older brother
of J. F. Busic, is
the Busic farm and he i
Other good
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sic stated that he believed he
should strip crop all other cul
tivated fields when they are
plowed again." He pointed out
that he realized that the field
stripped last spring has eroded
very little during the summer.
Pastures and meadows have
both been mU treated with lime
and phosphate and tire once gul
lied pasture fields are now al
most completely covered with
grass and clover. , . ,
Special Program
To Be Held FrL
For Two Counties./
Dr. Hugh Bennett, E. B. Gar>
rett, I. E. Miles, R. L.
Doughton To Speak
Alleghany and Ashe farmers,
along with other agricultural and
business leaders will celebrate'
the sixth anniversary of the New
River Soil Conservation District
tomorrow, when tours of the two
counties will be made along with
a formal program at West Jeffer
son in the morning and evening.
Dr. H. H. Bennett, Chief of the
Soil Conservation Service, U. S.
Department of Agriculture, along
with other authorities in this
field, will take part on the pro
Veterans on the farm training
program in several counties will
attend as well as farmers and
others - interested in soil conser
Among those taking part on the
program in addition to Dr. Ben
nett will be Dr. I. E. Miles, di
rector of soil testing division.
If. C. Dept, of Agriculture; Her
bert White, President of the N.
| C. Association of Soil Conser
vation; E. B. Garrett, State Soil
Conservationist, Congressman R.
L. Doughton, Dr. B. B. Dougher
ty and others.
The program will open Friday
morning at the community build
ing in West Jefferson, at 10:30.
Following registration and view
ing at exhibits, the group will
adjpurn to the West Jefferson
high school building for a for
mal meeting. Here Dr. E.
B. Garrett, Congressman Dough
ton and others will speak briefly.
The meeting will adjourn at It
30 for lunch.
At 3 o’clock in the afternoon the
Miss Blanche Riddle, of Ashe
ville, assumed he luties as Al
leghany county
se here on IS;
has been emp,
two and one t
L. N. Bell in .
health nur
Jiss Riddle
for the past
years by Dr.
ieville, having
received her t aiJng at the Mis
sion bosspjtal In Asheville, of
which she is a graduate.
She has just completed six
week’s of field training in public
health at the Greensboro City
health department.
Miss Riddle will be at the
health departments hr t&e com
munity building each Saturday
from the hours of 8:30 o’clock to
12:00 noon to give vaccinations,
blood tests and any other such
duties. She will also assist in th«
general clinic which is held each
Tuesday by Dr. Robert R. King,
Jr., health officer.
Officers of the health deport
ment stated that they were very
fortunate in securing the services
of Miss Riddle. She replaces Mr*.
Stewart Medlin, the former Miss
Matteline Gambill, who
last October.
Hold* Reunion
fe TEfce Weaver family held their
annual reunion last Sunday at
the. home of jir. and Mrs. Fred
G. Weaver, with twenty amt'

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