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oil!! VOLUME 18 NO. 28 HUNDREDS EXPECTED HERE FRI. Principals Meet To Viake Plans' For School Opening Discuss Fun d s Available For Luucli Program Principals Are Now On The Job Preparatory To School Opening August 25 Principals of Ashe county schools, together with lunchroom operators, met with the county superintendent, A. B. Hurt, on Tuesday to discuss plans for the formal opening of schools on Monday. August 25. Plans for the operation of the lunchrooms were also discussed as well as the cost of operations. It was explained that the schools will be reimbursed five cents per lunch served with milk and three cents for those served without milk. Because of the limited funds many of the schools decided to charge fifteen cents, while others pointed out that they would at tempt to operate with a charge of ten cents per lunch. Included in this latter group were several of the smaller schools, where some supplementary supplies are now being canned. Some of the larger schools are also canning supplies. The P- T. A. at Elkland has had 2800 quarts of beans canned at the cannery. Supt. Hurt said that all prin cipals are now on the job com pleting funal plans for the open ing of school. There are still a few vacancies in the school system for teachers, it was an- : nounced. The district principals will hold a meeting of all district teachers at the central schools in the county, Friday. August 22, at two o’clock, Mr. Hurt also an nounced yesterday. This will be the only notice given, Mr. Hurt pointed out and urged all teachers to attend. Creston Man Is Killed In Wreck Pick-Up Truck And Freight Truck Collided And Ran Over Embankment Ray E. Osborne, 42, of Creston, was Killed Friday afternoon when a Mayflower Transit company; trailer-truck and a half-ton pick- ! up trucK collided two and one half miles west of Abingdon. Va., on U. S. Highway No. 11. Os-1 borne was trapped under the wreckage for nearly an hour, and was dead w .en reseurers reached him. it was reported. Guy Cornett, 39, also of Cres ton, was taken to George Ben Jonnston hospital in Aoingcion \\nere his condition was report ed to be satisfactory. M. S. Price, 53, of Creston, driver of the pick up truck, and K- E- Smith, 2b. of Indianapolis, driver of the freight truck, escaped serious injuries. Li an attempt to pass the freight truck, something went wrong wdh the right front wheel of the passing pick-up pulling the truck into the left front fender of the moving van, it was learned The pick-up rolled over the em bankment and the freighter fol lowed, crashing into the smaller vehicle. Funeral service for Osborne was held Monday afternoon at (Continued on Page 5) Committees To Report At Rotary The Rotarians will meet tonight at seven o’clock at the community building at which time reports of the four major committees on plans and objects for the Rotary year will be presented to the club. The dinner will be served by the ladies of the Presbyterian church. Last week, Ira T. Johnston spoke to the group on the sub ject “Getting What You Want Out Os Life,” pointing out that : it was real living that counted most, not the material gains of this world. ik §ml $2.50 a Year in Ashe County Scott Will Attend Tobacco Field Day At Test Farm Tues. COMING TUESDAY j J ljj. ijpff <s* • W. Kerr Scott, N. C. Com missioner of Agriculture, who will be here, Tuesday, for the tobacco field day program at the Upper Mt. Test Farm at Transou. Aslie Legion Post Makes Plans To Build Monument To Be Set Up On Courthouse Lawn As Memorial To County’s War Dead Plans for erecting a memorial to Ashe county’s war dead were discussed and Walter Weaver was named as chairman of the war memorial committee at the meeting of the Ashe Post 171 of the American Legion, Saturday night. Named to serve with Mr. Wea ver were John Hardin. L. P. Col vard and John Mack Pennington. At a meeting of the committee on Tuesday night, more definite plans were made. The proposed Laurel Springs irlan Shoots Self Yer.ne: Thompson. 29. of Laurel Springs, is now a j^aue.it in the Ashe Memo' d hospital as the result of sc L inflicted gun wounds. Thompson was reported to have accidently shot himself Sunday night with a German Luger, at h : s home at Laurel Springs. The bullet entered his ch.st near the heart and came out through his back, it was learned. Hospital authorities pointed out that although Thompson's corcli ion was grave, that he would Re cover. Will Be Heard Oil Soil Conservation Anniversary Program Here On Friday * c » ■>/y ■Ly-- 1 Dr. I. E. Miles WEST JEFFERSON, N. C. THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 1947 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’- clock. Following the opening address by Commissioner Scott, James A. Graham, superintendent of the test farm will introduce other officials. 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) Farmers To Make Plans For Bureau Meetings Scheduled To Be Held In Various Communi ties; Plan Mass Meeting At a meeting of interested far mers at the courthouse last Friday night plans for the county unit of the Farm Bureau were formula- I ted although no definite action i was taken, W. R. Francis, tem ! porary chairman, announced ves | terday. | A series of meetings to be held i in the county have been schedul ed to discuss the purpose of the bureau and to point out the ad | vantages to the farmers. The sche dule given is a follows: Idlewild schoolhouse. September 10: Fleet wood schoolhouse, September 11: Chestnut Hill Baptist church, September 15: Husk. 16: Lansing. 1 17: New River school. September 18. The mas.- meeting of all farmers ! will be held on September 19. at which time officers will be named. George Farthing, field repre sentative. was present at the meeting. Friday. DECORATION W I L L BE HELD AT OBIDS SUN. The annual decoration service will be held at the Obids Baptist church on Sunday at 11 o’clock, it . was announced here this week. The public is cordially invited to attend this service. t-' ' - Mg SS pit mL ’ $' Congressman R. L. Doughton Soil Conservation Plan In Operation On Scottville Farm hEhI Bps m -w ••• • The above scene on the farm of Fulton Reeves, Scottville F. H. A. farmer, shows the effective use of strip-cropping. He is one of the many farmers of the district having a complete soil conservation plan establish ed on his land. •‘John Luke Day” ! To Be Observed O n August 31 Well Known Presbyterian Minister Will Be Honored For 20 Years Os Service John W. Luke, popular north west North Carolina Presbyter ian minister will be signally hon ored, Sunday, August 31 at a re cognition service for his twenty years of work in this area. The ! service will open at 11:00 o’clock in the morning in the Glendale Springs church, the most recent one completed in Mr. Luke’s field. Following the 11:00 o'clock ser- : vice, when Dr. E. E. Gillespie : will preach, there will be dinner ' on the ground. 1 After dinner there will be brief < testimonials from church leaders. 1 ministers. Rev. Hoyt Wood, Rev. ’ R. H. Stone, and laymen. E. B. Eldridge, moderator Hoke Hend erson and others. ; The seven churches which Mr. J (Continued on Page 4) ft - . , Local Man .Named As Theatre Mgr , Guy Denny, well known resi dent of West Jefferson now has assumed his duties as manager of the Parkway Theatre, where he has held the position of doorman 1 for more than eight years. 1 Mr. Denny is well known to 1 local movie-goers. He succeeds 1 Douglas D. Bunch who was trans- 1 ferred recently to the Dixie Theatre in Scotland Neck. N. C. i WF , T&Gfli Dr. H. H. Bennett Dr. H. H. Bennett, Chief of Soil Conservation Service, U. 3. Department of Agriculture. History Os New River Soil Conservation District Shows Popularity Among Farmers Schedule Given For Distribution Os School Books Supt. Hurt Asks That Princi pals Get Theirs On Dates Announced A. B. Hurt, superintendent of schools announced this week the schedule for the distribution of text books. School principals and teachers are asked to make note of the dates and the time they will be given out at the book room at Jefferson. The schedule is as follows: Wednesday. August 20, central schools. 9:30 a. m.: to 1:39 p. m.: Lai.sing. 9GO a. m.: Fleetwood, 9:40 a. m.: West Jefferson. 10:00 a. m.: Riverviow. 10:30 a. m.; Jefferson, 10:45 a. m.; Elkland, (Continued on Page 4) Singing !>e I !e!d Here Sunday A singing convention will he held on Sunday at 2 o'clock in the tent located on the lot next to the Cash Wholesale Grocery, here, it was announced this week by Coleman Payne. The public is cordially invited to attend. -WSBWF, •- Staton Mclver I $3.00 a Year Out of County Since It Was Organized In 1941, 1,083 Farm Plans Have Been Completed By Staff Writer This week, as the sixth anni versary of the New River Soil Conservation District, composed ; of Ashe and Alleghany counties, is being observed, it is well to note the progress that has been made in the work. Since its organization in 1941, the district has accomplished many changes in land use and the opinion of farmers in regard to the land. There have been com pleted 1.083 farm plans with co operating farmers operating 99.- 023 acres as of July 1 And the majority of recommended soil (Continued on Pam 4) Ashe \\ omen Mav Serve On Jury j The names of Ashe county wo ! men are in the jure box for the first time and when the next jury is drawn next month some women may be among those drawn. J. D. Stansberry, register of deeds explained this week. The jury box was recently revised and women's names added to its contents. This is in accordance with the | new ruling that women may serve i on juries in North Carolina. * f Wade E. Eller ASHE COUNTY 15... Leading Livestock and Dairy County in North Carolina. Population: 22,664 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Program On Soil Conservation To Be Carried Out Dr. Hugh Bennett. E. G. Gar-, rett, I. E. Miles, R. L. Doughton To Be Here Hundreds of farmers, as well as some ol the state and nation’s agricultural leaders are expected nere on Friday for the all-day program planned for the obser vance of tne sixth anniversary of the organization of the New River Soil Conservation District, when 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 program. Veterans on the farm training program in several counties will be here as well as farmers and others interested in soil conser vation. 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. N. 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 of exhibits, the group will adjourn to the West Jefferson high school building for a for mal meeting. Here Dr. Miles, & | B. Garrett,' Congr«a»sman Dough ton and others will speak briefly. The meeting will adjourn at 13> 30 for lunch At 2 o’clock in the afternoon the group will again meet at the com munity building and will leave from there on the various field trips that have been planned 30 they can observe soil conserva tion work. Five different trips (Continued on Page 4) Teachers Must Ge t Examined Are Asked To Get Blanks And Report To Health Depart ment Next Thursday A more rigid physical exami nation is necessary for teachers this year, A. B Hurt, superin tendent of schools announced this week. He also pointed out that a teuemr must secure a special form from his office and have this filled out when the exami nation is given. The usual health certiticate will not be sufficient, it was explained. These examinations will be giv en by the health department and ail teachers are asked to get timurs next Thursday. There is a possibility that X-rays will be charged for. It was pointed out that X-rays will only be necess ary where the tuberculin test shows positive in the prelimin ary examinations. The requirement of the com plete physical examination is the result of a new law passed by the last legislature. County l o Have Health Nurse Miss Olive Pulliam, of An drews. will assume her duties here Monday as county health nurse. Dr. R. R. King. Jr., district health officer, announced this week. Miss Pulliam, a graduate nurse from the Mission hospital in Ashe ville. has just finished training in public health work at the Charlotte City health depart ment. She formerly served as flight nurse in the European thea tre, seeing two years of service in Germany. Miss Pulliam will replace Mrs. Carrie ?|’Neill who served in that capacity until she resigned last year.