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glaO the Year m Advanoein the County Sylva, |f. C. Thursday, December 1,1927
$2.00 the Year in Advance Outside CowjitJ
Farm Board Attains EigMy-fiye
Percent of Goal for Year 1927
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Comity Aent C- W. Tilson reported
io the Chamber of Commerce Tues
Jay evening that 85 percent of the
troal set for Jackson county, for the
year, as prepared by the couqty
board ot' agriculture, composed of
farmers and Sylva business men, had
been attained; and that $34,845.10
worth ot' cooperative business had
been done, exclusive of the sheep and
beet' cattle business.
The report follows:
The 1927 Plan of Agricultural Ex
tension work for Jackson County as
devised by the Jaekson County Board
ot Agriculture and the results that
have been secured in carrying out
dhis plan? '' ?>,
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a. Bring; in 50 high producing diary
COWS. /' ''
a. Bring: in 50 high producing dairy
by good farmers and over 50 more
demanded that could not be found.
b. Cull out 100 head of low produc
ing scrub cows.
b. Oyer 150 scrub and non profit
able cows went out ?to butchers.
c. Bring' in 6 dairy bulla. ?>. >. ?
? e. Placed 4 exceptionally good bulls.
i d. Cull out .by butcher or castration
50 scrub bulls. 1. ? \ - i.
d. Culled out 21 and many others
are rx
e.Get every farm possible to grow
stock beets and soy beans or cow peas
for cow feed. )
e. Over 80 percent of the dairyman
grew beans or peas for winter feed.
f. Establish at least five cows and
a eroain separator on farms that
should soli cream. 1 .
f. Established the oows and separa-i
tors on 6 farms. Lack of available'
cows was handicap to farther success
in this work.
g. Develop the standard system J?
weam jnoducers getting their cream
into central ereani stations, and co
operate with Carolina Creamery in
marketing high quality crewn. I
a'This work was completed and
ovt;r $5000.00 in cash has come to
our farmers for butterfat sold. I
h. Havg ten standard community
?'airy demonstrations in the county.
li S standard community dairy de
monstrations were established and
a modified Cow Test Association has
Ken reali zed and is operating.
2. POULTRY:?? \
a." Completely establish 25 farm
flocks ot one standard breed of poul
try with equipment for brooding and
raising chicks and standard laying
house for 100 hens.
a- Work was completed on 18 farms
b- Start f)0 new farm flocks and
develop standard equipment so far as
Possible this year.
b. Oyer 50 new farm flocks were
stai" i-d on definite plan. '
c. Place 20,000 standard bred baby
?hicks on the farm in county with
"o more than 300 chicks to one good
*?' )ver 23,000 standard bred chicks
W(T(> placed with farmers.
'l; Have 15 standard community
P?u!try demonstrations starting with
brooder, brooder house and 300 stand
fird bred chicks and carrying through
Dn,il this farmer demonstrates the
Producing of a standard farm flock
a'"l equipment.
d. We have 15 standard demonstra
tors this year and they will continue.
Market poultry by cooperative
lot shipment and market eggs
?*0}i'.rh express shipment provided
^?fticient volume is available this
a" to furnish a continuous supply.
Farmers have marketed $9,450.00
*?rth of poultry for cash at their
j^r'ot sales. The egg production is
n" Absorbed so far by good nearby
'? HOGS;?
a. Establish at least one good brood'
sow on 30 farms with proper housing
and pastures.
aEstablished 35 good gilts and sows i
on 25 farms.
b. Place 15 "purebred boars in ooun-'
ty and castrate scrubs.
b. Placed 14 good purebred boars in ?
good communities and moved out the:
scrub boars.
c. Have ten standard community I
demonstrations in housing and past- j
unug and the care of the brood sow
and pigs. ?
c. We have these ten demonstra
tions underway and they are to oe
continued through the coming year.
d. Get every farmer possible to
grow pigs on balanced rations of corn,
shorts and fish meal with pasture and
market in April and September when
market is best. ,jt
We have over 300 hogs fed'out for
market by 27 farmers to bring in ov
er $6000.00 cash. These hogs paid
their owners an average of $1.63 per
bushel for' the corn they consumed.
4. SHEEP:?
a. Establish small farm flocks head
ed by purebred ram on at least ten
farms. <r
a. Established flocks on 9 farms
with -136 ewes. . . I
b. Encourage use only of purebred
rams and cull out scrub rams.
b. Excellent results have been ob
tained over 25 purebred rams were
placed to head flocks this year.
c. Encourage the saving of the best
half of ewe lambs produced in coun
ty this year for future ewes- for
Jackson county farmers. Exceptional
ly good results obtained and practi
cally all our good ewe lambs ha>rc
been kept. / '
d. Have cooperative car lot wool
sale, and when practical have coop
erative car lot lamb sale.
d. Held a cooperative wool sale and
farmers sold over $2000.00 worth of j
wool for good cash price.
a.Enconrage and promote the pro
duction of beef cattle only where
farmers have large pastures of cheap
lands and are sufficiently equipped'
to maintain their own breeding herd, j
a. Results are showing as men arc;
showing interest and working toward
breeding their own.
b. Discourage average valley farm
er with high' priced lands against
producing, beef - calves for somebody
nlse to pasture and trade for TH-TP
b. Valley farmers with high priced
land and good roads realize they must
manage different and are ceasing to
raise calves for the other fellow.
c. Place purebred beef bulls and
move out scrubs with beef cattle
breeders. ' - < ; /' ?
.c. Four good purebred beef builS
were placcd with mountain farmers
in good communities for raising and
grazing beef cattle.
d. Encourage and aid beef catt'c
breeders to cooperate in securing the
best markets.
d. Owners were advised in various
ways about the market and most al>
our cattle sold was at the top mar
ket anl above the market to H.*ywood
grazers who will hold over all the
good grazing cattle they can pick out
of the cattle bought.
a. Establish practical orchard man
agement of pruning, spraying, ferti
lizing and cultivating and proper stor
age of fruit with at least ten home
commercial orchard keepers.
a. Work started with more than
ten farmers when late freeze killed!
all the fruit and cut off the comple
tion of this work this year.
b. Have five demonstrations in or
chard management. *
b. Had five demonstrations andj
freeze cut off results this year. They-j
will be continued. I
? c. Encourage the proper storage of j
fruit in standard houses to hold for
best market.
c. The freeze left us no fruit to
work with this year.
d. Wolk to standardize tne grow-:
iOg of the varieties of potatoes and
cabbage and beans best suited to our
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county along with the use of the fer
tilizer and sprays that will give us
highest yields and best quality.
tLDefinite results were obtained in
work to determine the best variety
of Cabbage and potatoes for Ham
burg Growers to use in standardizing
excellent results were secured in re
of balanced fertilizer for vegetables.
The outstanding work in spraying
was done in bean bettle control and
with dusting or spraying lots of beans
were grown.
a. Promote the cooperative buying
of 250 tons of lime to be used ip pro
ducing legumes..
a. Farmers bought and used 211
tons of lime.
b. Encourage the use of clovers, soy
beans and opw peas for turning, un
der as soil building.
b. An exceptionally large quantity
of clover, soy beans, and cow peas
were sown this year for soil improve
c. Have ten standard community
soil building demonstrations wit),
lime and legumes.
e. Wc have ten demonstrations tint
are showing the untold value of lime
used on lands in every section of
the county.
a.Have seven Boys and Girls Com
munity Agricultural Clubs, with boys
and girls as Junior demonstrators in
dairy calf, poultry, pig, sheep and p>
tato elub work.
a. We have six clubs with 109 boys
and girls doing active club work.
a. Hhve organized farmers tour in I
late summer through -? section of j
Southwest Virginia and East Ten-?
nessee where our farmers can visit
and study the cash crop system of
farming we are now starting in Jack
son county. ^,,iL . -'j
a. We made the farmers' tour thru!
the section proposed with 32 Jackson
countv meii and some valuable ideas
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were gathered about good livestock
farming and the value of good pas
ture and lime and legumes for soil
improvement, and live stock feeding.
Number of meetings held to give dem
onstrations or where a community:
demonstration was ' being carried
on ... .... ? ?102
Attendance .... ? _1 1532
Number of farms visited in regard to
definite work {. ? ....... 63v)
Number of conferences with farmers
at office on definite farm prob
lems ? ? '?'*??773
Number of telephone calls- in regard
to definite farm work .... 346
Number of individual letters written
to or for farmers in regard to
work ?.... ? ? - ? 620
Number of circular letters in regard
to work .... 4755
Number of State and Federal Farm
bulletins distributed from actual dc-?
mand ~ ? 1050
Number of newspaper articles pub
lished in regard to^work .... s 59 j
Days spent in ijAd ? ? ? ... ISO
Days spent in >office
Days sick ..../?
Holidays ....L. ? --5
Annual lea/c ? ?-9
. Cash income to farmers and busi
ness mcn from cooperation brought
about by County Agent working with
farmers: 0 ( v
Received in cash for pream, "
sold, over ?v.._$5,000.00
Bought cooperatively 37 head
of dairy cattle 1,762.00
Received in cash for poultry
sold at the ear ? $9,450.00
Bought 7000 chicks for 1,050.00
Produced and hatched at
home, 16,000 chicks 2,400.00
Received in cash for wool-in
sale, over.... ? 2,000.00
Bought cooperatively 136
ewes ? 1,336.00
| Received in cash for hogs
sold;in carffllgs ?..$5,400.00
Corn sold tor c&sh through
hogs with fiah meal 2100
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The announcement is made that
the new Ford is ready <a"be placed
before the American public, and the
show rooms of the Higdon Motor
Company will be open tomorrow
from 8 A. M. to 9 P. M., and full
details and specifications of the new
Ford Car will be given and explained
by members of the Higdon Organiza
The old "Model T" Ford was
placed upon the market nineteen
years ago, and since that time there
has been no vital change in the Ford
Motor, and few in the body; but the
new Ford is said to be as far in ad
vance of the present day require
ments as the old one was in 190S.
It is said to be good-looking, low,
trim, rakish, smooth, road-clinging,
find to have speed, flexibility, pickup,
coupled with economy and durability,
and is said to have better materials.
; T^e Higdon Motjar Company tis
inviting the public to oome to their
show rooms Friday or Saturday and
secure full details of the new Ford.
Services of worship will be con
ducted in the Methodist church Sun
day morning and evening by the new
pastor, Rev. George*Clemmer. The
morning service will be held at 11 a.
m. and the evening at 7:30 p. m.
At the morning hour the pastor
will speak especially to the officers,
teachers and leaders of the church
on "The Method and Ministry of
Work." The officers elected by the
fourth Quarterly conference will be
formally installed at the close of the
Itr the evening Mr. Clemmer will
speak again, the subject being, "The
Divine Method of Approach to the
Human Heart." "Sympathy" will b?
the theme of the evening sermon.
Visitors and strangers will be wel
comed to any of the services of this
church. Following is the order of both
prgrams of worship:
Morning Worship 11 a. m.
Voluntary: Hymn No. 33, "Lord We
Come Before Thee Now." The Apos
tles' Creed; Prayer; Responsive read
ing Psalm 15; The Gloria Patri; New
Testament lesson 41 Cor. 6:1-10; An
nouncements; Offering; Hymn 388,
"A Charge To Keep, I Have." Ser
mon: "The Method and Ministry of
Work; Hymn 428, "Must Jesus Bear (
The Cross Alone."1 Benediction.
Evening service j 7:30' p. m.
Voluntary; Hymn 57, "Day Is Dy
ing In The West." Responsive read-1
ing Psalm 27; Prayer; Second Scrip
ture lesson Isa. 53:1-8; Announce
ments; Offering; Hymh No. 349,
"Something For Jesus." Sermon:
The Divine Method of Approach to
the Human Heart." Hymn No. 481,'
"0 Love That Will Not Let Me Go."
Benediction. 1 * . ? ?-?;
A father and son banquet, spons
ored *by the Methodist and Baptist
churches of Sylva, will be held at
the Chamber of .Commerce dining?
hall, next Thursday evening at 7.30, (
and it is hoped that every father,
in Sylva will bring his boy to the'
meeting, and that the men who have
no sons will adopt one for the occa
sion. *?, . ' .s
A program has been arranged by
a joint committee from the two church
es. Features of the program will be
snappy community- singing, led by
Mr. W. C. Reed, principal of Sylva
Collegiato Institute, an address by
out-of-town speaker, whose name is
to be announced later, a toast "Toj
Our Dads" by Edwin Allison, and a;
toast "To Our Sons" by C. C. Buc
hanan.;' ! *?.
A great meeting and a jolly good
I time is anticipated, with Mr. M. D.
j Cowan presiding as toast master.
bushels at $1.63 per bushel
averaged .....'. 3,423.00.
Purebred foundation breed
ing piga?bought 25 510.00
i Lime for 37 farmers 2ir
j tons .... .... 913.30
! Soy bean seed 475 bushels 835.00!
Seed wheat 311 bushels r 665.50
December 11, 1927 <
10 A. M. Services opened by Choir
10:30 Address by Hon Geo. W.
Sutton, Subject, Christianity. , r
11 A. M. Followed by Prof. Frank
11:30 1 hour to be used by Prof.
R. L. Madison, subject as above,
12:30 Dinner. ^
1:30 P. M. Coming together by
1:45 Address by Dr. Hunter.
Followed by Rev. T. F. , Deitz.
Other short talks by J. T. Gribble,
Hugh Monteith, R F. Jarrett.
This is for the purpose of raising
money to complete our church. Every
body is invited to come.
Deacons of Church and
Geo. C. Snyder, pastor.
Rev. L. Rogers of Sunburst preach
ed at the Baptist church Sunday.
He was accompanied by Mr. R. Trull
of Balsam. They were guests at Mr.
D. M. Shuler's (
Mr. P. C. Shelton and Mrs. J. L
Hyatt have returned from Cullowhee
where they attended the funeral of
their niece, Mrs Ruth Cannon, i -
Dr. J. C. Coggins preached near
Franklin Sunday. '
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bird and Mrs
$[. F Battle visited relatives at Cul
lowhee Wednesday.,
Mr.J. 0. Terrell returned to Bat
more Sunday after a visit with home
Rev. R. L. Bass called at Messrs.
H G. and P H Ferguson's
Mr S. P. Hyatt and Miss Essie
Anthony who teach near Ravensfordj
spent Sunday with home folks.
Air. and Mre. C. M. Hughes and
son Winfred, of Asheville spent a
few days among relatives.
Mr. H. R. Queen and daughter,
Miss Sadie of Sylva, called at Mv.
J. E Hoyle's
Mrs L. W. Cooper and children
attended the funeral of Mr. J. L.
Cooper at Whittier
Mr. and Mrs. York Howell have
moved to their new home near Sevier
villc, Tenn.
Miss Cumi Howell of' Asheville
School, Miss Etta Kinsland who teach
es in Madison county, Mr. Marshall
Gass and Misses Annie Lizzie Terrell
and Clem Hall of Cullowhee school,
Miss Bessie Martin of Whittier school
Messrs Jack Battle, Guy Moody and
Miss Irene Raby of S. C. I., Sylva,
and Messrs Jack and Joe Hyatt of
Asheville Farm School, spent Thanks
giving with home folks. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Lum Gibson of Bar
kers Creek spent Sunday at Mr. D.
L. Oxner's'
Mr. J. E. Freeman and family of
Smokemont visited their Qualla home
Mr. J. K. Terrell called at Mr.
G. A Kinsland's ?:
J^TroyiJPurpin and family visited
at 'Mr W.iH, Oxner's.
Rev. and Mrs J C Coggins and
children motored to Cullowhee to
spend Thanksgiving with their daugh
ters, Misses Christine and Frances
Mr. Frank Shuler has returned
from a trip to Winston-Salem.
Mr. ; and Mrs. B. B. Henson of
Whittier spent Tuesday with Mrs.
W H Cooper . .
Jim Bryson and Walker Breedlove
were both found guilty of rfssault
with a deadly weapon, by a Macon
county jury, last week.
Judge Harwood imposed fines of
$500 each upon the two men, and
ordered Bryson to pay Breedlove's
hospital expenses. Breedlve was in
the Brevard hospital for about three
weeks, following the shooting affray
at the Hamburg polls on election day,
last November, when Breedlove was
the registrar and Bryson the Repub
lican judge of elections.
With Mr. J. D. Cowan as president,
Mrs. C C Buchanan as vice-president,
and Mrs John B. Ensley as secretary
treasurer, the Syiva Library Asso
ciation was organized, Toesday eve
ning, at a joint meeting of the Sylva
Chamber of Comerce and the Wo
man's Club.
Announcement was made, by Mto.
C. C. Buchanan, that Gol ?. j Harris
had promised to erect a suitable
building for a library in Sytva, s
soon as the library has growntopm
prtiong and interest that will justify
such a move. Mrs. Buchanan, who
"presented the matter to the meeting,
stated that the movement had origih
ated in he Twentieth Century Club^
prior to the organization of the Wo
man's Club, and that the new club
had taken the movement over and' Hi
sponsoring it through its civic com
mittee. She stated that some time ago
Col. Harris was approached' by a com
mittee composed of Mrs. Buchanan,
Mrs. David M Hall and Jftofr' John
H Wilson, and that Mr. Harris was
greatly interested in the matter and'
stated ttiat he would begin the move
ment by giving a subscription at
$25.00 and that he would erect a suit
able building when the proper time
arrives. ;
Mrs. Buchanan and Miss Hipfes Wd
son offered their services as* librar
ians, without compensation, and the
meeting, after several speeches had
been made favoring the. movement;
unanimously voted to form the li-?
brary association and the officers
were elected. Col. C. J. Harris and .
Mrs E L McKee were elected as
honorary presidents of tbe-^assoeiw*-'
It is expected that the assw^ie# V
will begin a canvass for members at
an early dite, and that, the library
and reading room movement will soon
begiii to materialize. '
The Chamber of Commerce has offer
ed the use of its quarters for the
reading room and -library.
Announcement is made that the
Candler-Tidmarsh Hospital has pur
chased the residenee of L. C. Hall,
next to the hospital, to be used for
a nurses' home. The property was
leased from Mr. Hall some month*
ago and has been the home of the
nurses since that time:
The consideration is said to be
around $10,000:00
Announcement is being made by.
the Veterans' Bureau and the War,
Department that und^v the .}&|u
applications for adjusted compensa
tion- must be filed prior to midnight,.
January 1, 1928, It is estiipated that,
some half million veterans have failed
to file their claims, ahd the gnvepf- ,
ment is anxious that none of those
entitled to the adjusted compensa
tion be denied it because of their
negligence in filing their applications
There are 66k inds of birds whicn
feast on the boll weevil in North.
Carolina. Other birds eat the boll
worm, white grubs and rodenlp., While
sale killing of birds probably has had
much to do with the increase of insect
pests in the last four years.
The tobacco flea beetle can ba suc
cessfully controlled by the use of the
trap bed. If the beetles or bugs are
kept from the young plants and kill
ed, they die not so likely to attactc
the crop in the field.
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Tom Tarheel says when he saw his
full barns, his well fed livestock, his
fall planted cover eroj* and then
went into the house last Thursday
andf ound a healthy, happy family -
group waiting for him to carve the .
turkey, he gave thanks to God for ,
all his blessings. / ?
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Every normal ear ofe orn has in
even number of rows of grain. I
one doubts this, let him count tftfe
rows op a thousand

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