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VOLUME 18 NO. 28
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
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- :
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
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
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.
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$2.50 a Year in Ashe County
Scott Will Attend
Tobacco Field Day
At Test Farm Tues.
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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
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
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
Will Be Heard Oil Soil Conservation Anniversary Program Here On Friday
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Dr. I. E. Miles
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 will introduce other
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
The mas.- meeting of all farmers
! will be held on September 19.
at which time officers will be
George Farthing, field repre
sentative. was present at the
meeting. Friday.
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.
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Congressman R. L. Doughton
Soil Conservation Plan In Operation On Scottville Farm
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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
This is in accordance with the |
new ruling that women may serve i
on juries in North Carolina.
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Wade E. Eller
Leading Livestock and Dairy
County in North Carolina.
Population: 22,664
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
Veterans on the farm training
program in several counties will
be here 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.
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
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

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