PAGE FOUR "(First Section?
N. C. Has Fewer
Milk Cows Now,
RALEIGH The number of milk
cows in North Carolina has drop
ped during the past 12 months from
an estimated 379,000 to 363,000 or
about four per cent, says Carl
Scott, statistician with the State
Department of Agriculture.
The decline is not local in char
acter, for in the nation there are
approximately 4.3 per cent fewer
cows than at this time a year ago.
Only two previous major down
turns in milk cow numbers have
occurred since 1867, according to
the Bureau of Agricultural Eco
These reductions followed the
peaks of 1925 and 1934. Each time,
numbers declined for four years
and then increased for six years.
Scott attributed the reduction in
this state to the uncertain feed
situation and to the fact that fann
ers are culling out low-quality ani
mals and concentrating on relative
ly heavy feeding for the good
In many instances, dairy farmers
are obtaining t lie .same figure of
production with fewer cows and,
consequently, with less labor.
He found there was a decline in
cow numbers in North Carolina
from 1934 to 1938, with an increase
until 1944, when the present reduc
However, the average North Car
olina cow produced only 382 pounds
of milk in August of last year as
against 396 pounds for the same
months this season. This is attrib
uted to better attention to fewer
animals, improved pasture condi
tions, and somewhat better feed.
LOST Man's wrist watch on Main
or Pigeon St. Thursday morning.
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Sept. 27 Oct. 1
NOTICE OF SI MMONS BY
IN SUPERIOR COURT
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF HAYWOOD.
W. H. PLESS. JR.
MILDRED PI. ESS.
The defendant above named will
take notice that an action has been
commenced against her in the Su
perior Court of Haywood County
for an absolute divorce on the
grounds of two years separation:
the defendant will further take
notice that she is required to be
and appear at the office of the
Clerk of the Superior Court of
Haywood County not later than
twenty days after the 20th day of
October, 1946 and answer or de
mur to the complaint filed herein
or the relief sought will be de
manded. This the 27th day of September
C. H. LEATHER WOOD,
Clerk of Superior Court
1578 Sept. 27 Oct. 4-11-18.
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Claimed By Death
Relatives here have been notified
of the death of Harry C. Elridge,
of Franklin, Ohio, which occurred
on Tuesday night following a
Mr. Eldridge, whose wife was the
former Miss Ethel Jones, of
Waynesville, daughter of the late
Col and Mrs. S. A. Jones, was
owner of Elrdige Entertainment
House of Franklin, Ohio, and Den
ver, Cola., publishers of plays,
operettas and music. Mr. Eiridge
had also gained recognition as a
composer of music. Mrs. Elridge is
a writer and the author of a num
ber of children's hooks.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday in Franklin, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, two
sons, Harry C. Elridge, Jr., and
E. Annstead Elridge and three
grandchildren; four sisters-in-law,
Miss Nanette Jones and Miss S. A.
Jones, both of Waynesville, Mrs.
Frank Smathcrs, of Miami and
Waynesville, and Mrs Delos C'rary,
of Wilmore, Ky., and one brother-in-law,
Artnistead Jones of Miami.
H. G. Stone
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an opportunity to boost this area.
At the time of his death. Mr.
Stone was with the Carolina Insur
ance and Realty Company and as
sociated with Harry Liner, Sr., and
R. N. Johnson. While he had not
been feeling well for several days
he was in his office last Friday.
A short service will be conduct
ed at the Garrett Funeral Home
at 1:00 p. in. today (Friday) with
Rev. L. G. Elliott, pastor of the
First Baptist chinch, officiating.
Following the .service here the
body will be taken to Bartow, Fla.,
where he formerly resided, for an
other service and burial.
Pallbearers will be E. C. Moody,
R. N. Johnson, Wade Johnson, Paul
Hyatt, Harry Liner, Sr., and John
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Anna Gunn Stone; one brother,
Dr. Thos. W. Stone, of Auza, Do
minican Republic; one sister, Mrs.
J. W. Sample, of Bartow, Fla., and
three nieces, Mrs. J. B. Briggs, of
Miami, Mrs. Paul Jones, of Haines
City, Fla., and Miss Norma Stone,
of Ancome, Panama Canal Zone!
Brahman cattle, an Asiatic breed
are numerous on the coastal statei
where the semi-tropical climate ii
The damage caused by brandlni
hides of range cattle cow and
steers alone is estimated at mon
than six million dollars annually.
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Report And Plans
Given At Meeting
A very successful year of activi
ties was reported about the Youth
Club at the meeting last Thursday
of the Woman's Club, sponsors of
the teen-age organization, and plans
were announced for events in 1 In
The Youth Club report, com
piled by Mrs. I). J. Tsivoglou, di
rector, lists the number of visits
registered at the club room for
the year as 9,421. All bills have
been paid and cash on hand
amounted to $22.60.
Activities of the club during the
past year include the organization
of carol singers through Waynes
ville, in spite of the storm on
Christmas Eve, followed by a
Christmas party at the club. At
Easter there was a reception and
sacred concert given. A soft ball
team was formed, with equipment
donated by Mr. Slack of Union
Dances were given by the club
on May 18th and July 3rd. A
Junior Council of High School stu
dents was established, which Rave
a party Friday night at the club,
something they hope to make a
The director listed among things
accomplished, the establishment of
mutual regard and confidence,
stamping out petty gambling, vul
gar language and all forms of
Activities planned for the coin-
wig year include forming an art
class, organizing a "Big Brothers
Association' 'among the prominent
business and professional men,
forming a choral group, giving an
all-boy Minstrel Show (to he fol
lowed later by an all-girl show),
having a Community Sing on Sun
day before Armistice Day, a mask
party on Hallowe'en, and organiz-
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in actual wear by scores of lively youngsters
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About Lost Plane
Although formal hunting for the
Cessna C-7H plane lost January
III, 1944 in the mountains near here
has ceased temporarily, relatives
of the personnel aboard the plane
are still greatly interested in hav
ing the mystery completely cleared.
Letters from two of the families
concerned have requested informa
tion from The Mountaineer since
the recent nation-wide publicity
was given to the clues located by
John and Ernest Smathcrs when
culting timber in the mountains
south of Maggie. The possibility
that relatives plan a search for the
plane wreckage was suggested.
Persons living along the Cald
well creek valley, near where fabric
from the lost plane was found, are
reported to be planning further
hunts as well when foliage is not
so thick, if someone locates fur
ther evidence of (he wreckage, the
finder may contact families of the
persons missing and army author!
ties through The Mountaineer if
they desire to do so.
30,000 Acres on a Ship
The equivalent of nearly 30,000
acres of grain were carried aboard
the "Col. J. M. Schoonmaker" when
she set a Great Lakes cargo record
this season, reports Ships magazine.
She carried 525,000 bushels in a
single trip. Based on a yield of 18
bushels to the acre, that represents
the total harvest of 29,200 acres
more than 45 square miles of land.
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THE WATNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at the Metho
dist church In the Sandy Mush sec
tion of Buncombe county for Mrs.
Rachel DeBord, 84, widow of
George A. DeBord, who died Tues
day night after a long illness at
the home of her only daughter,
Mrs. Annie Clark, near Canton. The
pastor of the church officiated and
burial was made in the church
Surviving are the daughter; four
sons, Charlie of Canton, Nathan
of Candler, and Horace and John
DeBord of Brevard; four sisters,
Mrs. Laura Wilson of Canton, Mrs.
Mollle Robinson, Mrs. Hattie Wor
ley and Mrs. Julius Surrett, all of
Leicester; 16 grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren.
Wells funeral home was in
charge of arrangements.
WESLEY RENO GARLAND
Funeral services were held at
the First Methodist church here
at 9.00 o'clock Thursday morning
for Wesley Reno Garland, 72,
former Waynesville resident who
died at 10:15 a. m. Tuesday at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl
Greenwood, in Burnsville. Rev.
Paul Townsend, pastor, officiated.
following the services here the
body was taken to Franklin for
burial in the ML Zion cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Otis Kurgin,
Hurst Burgin, O'Neil Styles, Fran
cis Reece, Starling Recce, and
Mr. Garland was a native of
Tennessee but had resided here
for several years prior to going to
Burnsville two years ago where he
made his home with his daughter.
Surviving are one son. Mack
Garland, of Waynesville, two
daughters, Mrs. Ballard Styles, of
Waynesville, and Mrs. Greenwood,
of Burnsville; three brothers,
George Garland, of Georgia; Gard
ner, of Bryson City, and Dannv.
of Graham countv: fi HIT civfnri;
Mrs. Arvie Blankenshin. of Brvson
City, Mrs. Harriett Williams', of
Graham county, Mrs. Minnie Hold
er and Miss Rowena Garland, of
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
GEORGE U. LEDFORD
Last rites were conducted in
Etowah, Tenn., Thursday for
George U. Ledford, 66, retired
farmer, who died at 7 p. m. Tues
day at his home at Brannercrest
here, after a long illness. Burial
was in the Pleasant Grove ceme
tery In Etowah.
Mr. Ledford was a native of
ouncomne county and had resided
here for the past two years, com
ing to Waynesville frnm
Surviving are his ui,l,.u, iu,..
Mina Elizabeth Price Ledford, of
"aynesvme; six sons, Carl and
Burkett, of Wavnesvilln t,-,m, r
Etowah, Tenn., and Gr'adv, Paul
and Tom, of Honewell va .
daughter, Mrs. Ruby Frank's f
Hopewell, Va.; one brother, Merrill
u.,u, oi mman, S. C, and eight
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
Old Furniture Is
By H. D. Member
Mrs. R. f. Tate of Rutherford
county has sold her new dining
h .J , , lnslcad she is using
the old walnut corner-cupboard ami
the dining table that have seen 40
years of service. And, she is de
lighted with the change
wn,ht brUght aI1 tl,is aboul?
Well Mrs. Tate learned about re
hnishine furniii.rn . ... ., .
Mm- ti "L tlt union
Mills Home Demonstration Club
..e lemembered the old wal
nut pieces that she had stored in
various places about the home
She bought some red devil He
steel wool, sandpaper, linseed oil'
paste wax, and the like, and then
she mixed them with a generou
amount of elbow grease When
thennnM andf hOC Wrk "t
the order of the day, she began
applying the lye, sanding, using
he linseed oil, and doing the other
things needed to bring ut thp
"rin,. fiPi!h f that wonderfu,
"To clean old fumiii, ....
tWy interesting and fascinating "
Mrs. Tate says. "I just wish th;
everyone who has old solid furni
ture m oak. walnut h .
wouW remove the old dye and var
nish, and really see. annri,, ,
I would not exeha
chairs for a
., ISO eaSy CarC() f
are not afraid
fining the furniture or of grtt g
it RcrntohoA ah : Buune
like ihi tc .'": ., tu l" uo
m -w":'"on of your
"'"I"" a,la P'eiy of that much
needed ingredient elbow erP,
The new method of ..,.
nd vegetable, by th. "freexeX-
cherouu who are preserving blood
Plam and penicillin. "
Charlotte Veteran Draws
While Working, Caught
CHARLOTTE -James L. Rose-
boro, colored veteran of World War
II, was found guilty ot making
fraudulent .statements about his
employment while drawing service
men's readjustment allowances at a
hearing conducted by an appeals
deputy of the state Unemployment
Compensation commission. Evi
dence showed that he was making
$110 a month and board on a reg
ular job, and at the same time was
drawing $20 a week while pre
sumably looking for work.
Under the federal law he has
made himself liable to a fine of
not more than $1,000 or of impris
onment for not more than one year,
or both. The evidence has been
turned over to the federal authori
ties. Chairman Henry E. Kendall of
the UCC had the case brought to
his attention by a citizen who wrote
a letter disclosing the veteran-
payee's employment at a Charlotte
"We are as determined to elimi
nate abuses of the Serviceman's
Readjustment Allowance program
as we are to see that World War
II veterans who are entitled to
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