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OIL | VOLUME 18, NO. 29 . OVER 5,000 TO ENTER SCHOOLS NEXT WEEK Ashe Teachers Are Announced For School Year Few Vacancies Are Expected To Be Filled Before The Opening Monday A. B Hurt, county superinten tend of schools, yesterday releas ed the list of teachers for the coming school year, which offi daily opens on Monday. There are still a few vacancies and possibly some changes to be made from this list, but all va cancies are expected to be filled before school opens on Monday, Mr. Hurt said. The list as released from the county superintendent s office is as follows: JefferJon high school —J. B. Hash, principal: Mrs. Gertrude A. Vaught. Imogene Hoppers. Bruce Bowlin, E. C. Francis. Or vill Jackson, Mrs. Eleanor B. Reeves. Robert Woodie. Stewart Scott. Mrs. Hazel A. Koontz, Mrs. fi»Sue M. Smith, Mamie Smithey. Mrs. Edna M. Burgess, Louise Sutherland, Mabel Blackburn. Laura McConnell, L. B. Lacey, agriculture. Jefferson district Glendale Springs. Brantley Colvard. Mrs. Robert Woodie, Mrs. Ruby Lit tle: Buffalo Thomas Hardin, Mrs. Thomas Hardin: Big Ridge— Mrs. Nell F. Sheets; Orion— Quincn Bare. Riverview high school —Her- bert Graybeal, principal. Mrs. Bess D. Latham, E. V. Eller, Mrs. Gladys Arnold, Mrs. Hazel Ro land, Bruce Graybeal, Carl Hart sog Meredith Duncan, Joe Rob inson. Ethel Brown, Esther Os borne, Irene S. King, Jewel R. Miller, Rena F. Graybeal, Ruth V. Price. Riverview district —Sutherland —Mrs. Pauline J. Martin; Green Valley—Mrs. J. M. Barlow, Mrs. Maymie Donnelly; Rock Creek — B. H. Duncan, Miss Margaret Da vis: Ashland —Mrs. Beulah W. Mc- Neill: Parker —Thomas Penning ton; Trout—M. H. Eller; Mrs. Mint Grubb; Roaring Fork —Ina Mae Oliver; Hemlock— Mrs. Vi na K. Love: Rye Cove—Mrs. Allie Denny; Rich Hill—Howard t Graybeal; Mill Creek Grady » Robinson. Lansing high school—Ron Da (Continued on Page 4) Lamb Pool W ill Be Held Friday Fanners Should Bring Ani mals To Livestock Market Early Plans are now completed for the third lamb pool of the sea son to be held at the West Jef ferson stockyard on Friday, H. D. Quessenberry, county agent, announced this week. Farmers are asked to bring their lambs to market as early as possible in order that loading arrangements can be made before train time. Lambs should be at the market X not later than ten o’clock Mr. Quessenberry pointed out. Producers with light weight lambs are urged to treat them for internal parasites in order to in crease weight and improve the grade of the lambs. Choice lambs will be given top prices and farmers are urged to have their lambs ready. Prices on lambs other than choice ones have, in the past, shown a con siderable drop. Scores Are Given For Ball Games West Jefferson was twice vic torious during the week end when they defeated Laurel Springs on the local diamond, with a score of 6-4. On Sunday at Scottville, West Jefferson won by a score of 5-4. Due to the fact that some of the team managers did not re port their games the scores are incomplete. *> The schedule for the baseball games for this week end is as follows: Saturday—Lansing at Jeffer son: Helton at Scottville; West Jefferson at Laurel Springs. Sunday—Laurel Springs at Lan sing; Scottville at West Jeffer son; Helton at Jefferson. Ilu >st $2.50 a Year in Ashe County Ashe Baptists To Open Association At Clifton Aug. 29 ASHE MODERATOR - * '■ '■ ’ .<<. I 4BK J. C. Goodman, moderator of the Ashe Missionary Bap tist Association. Annual Meeting Os BTU Planned At Friendship Officers To Be Named; As sociational Directors To Make Reports Annual Associational Baptist Training Union wil meet at the Friendship Baptist church, Sun day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, D. C. Severt, director of the associa tion, announced this week. A special program has been planned and officers will be na med for the coming year and a number of reports will be pre sented to the group, it was point ed out. Approximately 500 mem bers were present at the meeting last year and Mr. Severt point ed out that he hoped as many or more would be present, Sunday. Reports will be heard from the following associational offi cers: C. M. Payne, adult depart ment: Hugh Furgeson, young people's department; Miss Mary Jordan, intermediate department: Miss Vivian Parsons, junior de (Continued on Page 4) Baptist To Meet At Beaver Greek The annual communion service will be held at the Beaver Creek Primitive Baptist church. Sun dav morning at ten o'clock and will continue throughout the day, it was announced this week, i Several visiting ministers are expected to be present and all cf the sister churches of the Sen ter association are invited to at tend. as well as the general pub-, lie. Dinner will be served on the church grounds. Episcopal Churches Hold Joint Meeting At Glendale Officials, members and friends I of the Episcopal churches in Ashe and Watauga held a joint celebra tion at Hold Trinity, Glendale Springs on Sunday, when a num ber of the past rectors were pre sent. During the morning service holy communion was celebrated and Rev. James Sills delivered the sermon. Following this service a picnic lunch was servid on the grounds at the Mission house, after which, in an informal outdoor service, all former rectors, who were present, made brief talks on the work during the time they served the churches, represented at the meeting. Rev. James McKoewn present rector of the four churches, in troduced each sneaker. Those who talked briefly were Rev. J. N. Atkins, who was here WEST JEFFERSON, N. C. J. C. Goodman Is Moderator; Good Crowd Is Expected For Three-Day Meeting Plans are now being complet ed for the program of the sixty first annual session of the Ashe Missionary Association scheduled to open at Ciifton Bap tist church next Friday. August 29 and continue through Sunday, August 31. j A large attendance is expected and an instructional and inspira tional program is being planned for the meetings. Rev. E. W. Powers, pastor of the W. Jefferson Baptist church will deliver the introductory sermon • and Rev. Paul Phipps will con duct rhe devotii nals on the open , iug day. A number of prominent State Baptist leaders including Dr. I. i G. Greer, as well as a number I of Baptist lay leaders are expect ed to take part on the program. The Ashe Missionary Baptist association which is the largest of its kind in the section, in cludes over 54 churches and has a membership, according to the report at last association, of 4.915. Professor J. C. Goodman is mod (Continued on Page 4) Youth Center To Secure Equipment Mrs. J. H. Payne Is In Charge Os The Drive To Raise Funds Mrs. J. H. Payne is now con ducting a campaign to raise mon- ; ey to purchase equipment to be used at the teen-age parties at : the community building. Mrs. . Payne reported this week that already contributions totalling $89.50 had been received and she < stated that she hoped others would also donate. Several business firms have al ready contributed toward the equipment. W. G. Vannoy. Gray- < beal’s Drug store and Hayes i Hardware have contributed cards, ; Rhodes Furniture company and Faucette’s have both given card < tables and Ashe Hardware do nated several records. Mrs. Payne pointed out that it i was the plan to secure equipment : to be kept in the community building which can be used by the . general public as well us the teen-age group. Triplett Is New R. E. A. Foreman Floyd. S. Triplett, of Lenoir, has assumed his duties here as line foreman for R. E. A., in Ashe county. Mr. Triplett, who was trans ferred here from Blowing Rock. : has had 24 years of experience I in electrical work. He ‘succeeds ' Tommy Hayes, here. » I in 1907; Rev. Leicester Kent. Rev. George Hurlburt and Rev. James B. Sills. This was the first meeting of its kind to be held here and the attendance as well as the interest was unusually good, those in charge reported. To Hold Clinic At Boone Fri. The crippled children’s clinic for Ashe. Alleghany and Watau ga will be held at Boone, on Fri day, with Dr. John S. Gaul, of Charlotte in charge. Miss Ruth Tupman. superinten dent of the welfare department, I said that she planned to leave at 8:15, from her office to take some patients to the clinic. THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 1947 These Men Have A Common Interest, Soil Conservation iBMEr a IF A ••• ■F H wii» if Kt. f B : ■* ill •*’ f • & jK ■fr V K B W BH S 1 a Rb I H MKj hhh Soil conservation was the subject of public and private talks here last Friday, the oc casion being the sixth anniversary of the New River Soil Conservation District. Dr. H- H. Bennett, left, chats with Tom Greene. Sparta conservationist; Congressman R. L. Doughton and J. C. Little, Clifton, a member of the district board of supervisors. Tobacco Field Day Is Attended B v Many, Tues. Dr. Luther Shaw, W. E. Col well, Kerr Scott And J. S. Wilkins Heard Tobacco farmers and others in terested in this popular crop, from Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes and Watagua were among the 250 who attended the field day pro gram at the State Test Farm on Tuesday when leaders in the field spoke briefly on burley, Turkish and rustica tobacco, after which field trips were made. James A. Graham, assistant director in charge, presided over the meeting, and presented W. B. Austin, who in turn introduced the N. C. Commissioner of Ag riculture W. Kerr Scott. Scott extended a welcome. Dr. W. E. Colwell, professor of agronomy. N. C. State college discussed the tobacco experiments now being carried out. John S. Wilkins ag ronomist. N. C. Extension Service in charge of the Turkish tobacco experiment here, told of the re sults that had been achieved in its production. Dr. Luther Shaw, agronomist, division of tobacco. U. S. D. A., told of the research work being done in connection with the experiments in Turk ish tobacco. hiripa.k Os S<‘h oo I s \\ ill Mco I Tuesday A. B. Hurt, supei intendent of schools announced yesterday that there would be an administra tive conference of all school prin cipals on Tuesday afternoon, from 2:00 to 5:00 p. m. at the court house, when a representative of the State department of educa tion will be present. Not only are all principals of the central schools to attend, but those of the smaller schools of the county including the two and three teacher units, Mr. Hurt said. Drug Store Was Broken Into Here Thieves, who escaped with little loot, but damaged the building considerably, forced their way into Graybeal’s drug store here last Thursday evening. An outside window as well as inside doors were damaged. As far as it could be learned, little was taken except a small amount of money from the cash register. It was estimated at around $lO. It is believed that the thieves were frightened awav and thus frustrated in attempts tn take merchandise. Officers are still in vestigating the case. New River District Praised By Dr. Bennett For Progress Made In Soil Conservation Announce Dates For Collection Os Wool In Ashe Prices Are Also Announced By County Agent H. D. Quessenberry Dates and prices for the an nual Ashe county wool pool were announced yesterday by H. D. Quessenberry, county agent. Farmers are advised that wool will be collected at the follow ing places on the following dates: Laurel Springs post office. Aug ust 26 at 8 o'clock in the morn ing: Sturgills store. Grassy Creek. August 27 from 1 to 3 o’clock in the afternoon. September 1. Sutherland school from 8:00 until 9:30 in the morn ing: Fig post office. Fig. from 10 to 11:30 a. m.; at Lansing. Tom Goss’ store from 1 to 3 p. m. (Continued on Page 4) Second Case (If Polio Reported Little Billie Dare Ashby, seven year old daughter of Mrs. Webb Roten. of Warrensville, was ta ken io the hospital at Gastonia on Tuesday, after being stricken with infantile paralysis. She is the second victim in this county to be stricken with the disease this summer. Ray Mahala. of the Creston section, was taken to Gastonia several weeks ago. 4-H Club Week To End Fri.; Eighteen From Ashe Attend C7 Eighteen Ashe county 4-H club members are among the 1,500 who are taking part in the annual 4-H club week held at State col lege this week. One of the highlights of the week’s activities will be held to night when the king and queen of health will be crowned at the health festival. Today, the mem bers have been taken on tours of Raleigh, State college campus and the Agricultural Experiment Station. Tomorrow night, the delegates will gather in Riddick stadium to to hear Secretary of War, Ken neth Royall. of Goldsboro, speak on “The Food Situation in Ger many.” Following his address, the traditional cajidelighting cere mony will be held and newly e lected officers will be installed. On Tuesday morning the dele- $3.00 a Year Out of County Was Speaker With Congress man Doughton And Others On Program Friday “You are not asleep in Ashe county,” Dr. H. H. Bennett, Chief of the Soil Conservation Service,.. U. S. Department of Agriculture, said here on Friday night In dis cussing the progress made in soil conservation work. The address of this world au thority on soil conservation cli maxed a full day’s program, which included other addresses as well as field trips among the farms of the county, moving pic tures. and other special exhibits, attended by several hundred peo- < pie. "We are making progress,” he said and declared that "North Carolina is turning green.” He expressed his delight that green pastures were replacing many gullied hillsides. "I believe we are marching toward one of the best types of agriculture.' he said and emphasized the fact that each acre of land should be treat ed according to its needs (Continued on Page 4) Dr. .1. S. Iliall To Speak Sunday Dr. J S. Hiatt, superintendent of Hugh Chatham Memorial hos pital at Elkin will the guest min ister at the Grassy Creek Method ist church. Sunday at elexer, o’- clock. Rev. W. C. Eastridge, pas tor has announced. Dr. Hiatt will also speak at the Helton Methodist church at. eight o’clock Sunday night. gates heard an address by Gover nor Cherry and officers were named. Yesterday, State winners in dairy production demonstra j tions, 4-H livestock judging, clothing demonstration and a dress review were determined, i Those from Ashe attending are Sally Burkett, Laura Nan Eller, Marcia Gilly, Emma Sue Far rington. Jean Blackburn. Mil dred Hartsoe, Audrey Colvard, Ocie Farmer, Sharon Blevins, I Alice Miller. Sue Littlewood, Danford Sheets, Lee McMillan. Richard Roe. Hugh Blevins, Cal vin Miller, Walter Bare and Joe Goodman. I Mrs. Rosa Osborne Comer and Mrs. Grace Roark and daughter, Evelvn, have returned to Abing | don. Va., after visiting her mother at Smethport. I ASHE COUNTY IS ' I Leading Livestock and Hair j County in North Carotin* j Population; 22.66-» I PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAI Plans Ready For Formal Opening Monday Morning Principals Are To Hold Dis trict Meeting For All Teachers, Friday Thousands of children will go back to school in Asne county next Monday, August 25, when all of the county’s 61 schools will be formally opened for the 1947-45 session. Figures reveal that last year’s en rollment was well over 5,003 and. it is estimated that it will show an increase this year, when the first World War II babies will enter. All school patrons are invited to attend the opening sessions of the various schools on the opening day. Monday. Most of the teaching positions have been filled, Superintendent A. B. Hurt said and the remain ing openings are expected to be supplied before Monday. Build ings are being put in readiness for the opening, too, he stated Principals are holding district meetings on Friday in order to outline plans for the coming school year for all of the teach ers. Attendance is to be stressed a gain and attention is called to tha fact that children aged 7 to 16 in clusive are required by law to be in school. Brother Os Ashe Man Shoots Self W. R. Vannoy Dies Os Self- Inflicted Gun Wounds, ON Tuesday North Wilkesboro—William K Vannoy, 48, Wilkes county busi- shot himself to near his home at Miller’s Creek at 2 a. ah Thu bullet entered his forehead. Coroner I. M. said Mr. Vannoy left notes indicating he intended to take his life. Despond ency over ill health apparently was the cause of the suicide, the coroner said. Mr. Vannoy’s bod- ; found between his home ana the home of his mother-in-law. Mrs. Tho mas McNeil. Mrs. McNeil told I Coroner Myers she heard u shot about 2 a. m. Mr. Vannoy was born at Pur lear December 29. 1898, a son of’ the late James and Cornelia Bum garner Vannoy. He owned and managed gasoline service sta tions at North Wilkesboro and re cently purchased the Busic Taxi cab Company, here. Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Lacy McNeil Vannoy; one daughter. Miss Catherine Vannoyr eight brothers, 11. R. Vannoy West Jefferson, John T„ R. G R. V., C. J., and Clyde Vanno\ of Purkai: J. A. Vannoy, of Win ston-Salem; and J. C. Vannoy of N. Wilkesboro; and four sisters Mrs. J. 11. Davis of Purlear, Mr- John D. McLean of Cricket. Mrs Robert Reavis of Winston-Salem and Mrs. Mintie Bumgarner of Purlear. Funeral service was conducted at 3 p. m. yesterday at Pleasant Home Baptist church. VISITING IN COUNTY Miss Jessie Cronk of Salem. Va., is spending some time with Mis ses Clara and Alta Perkins ci Helton. Miss Cronk has spent the past 15 years in Rajahmundry, India as a missionary of the Uni ted Luthern church of America Baldwin Rites Set For Friday Funeral service for Lee Ches ter Baldwin. 51, will be held to morrow morning at eleven o’- clock at the Whitetop church. Of ficiating will be Rev. K. J. Fore man. Jr., and interment will be in the Cole cemetery. The deceased, who was a ftier chant at Lansing, was a veteran of World War I. He succumbed at his home Wednesday morning He is survived by his wife, Mra. Nellie Baldwin, and the following children: Evon Osborne, of Ken nett Square, Pa.; Fitzhugh Bald win of Salem. Va.; Hope and Nor ma Baldwin, of Lansing.