VOLUME 18, NO. 29 .
OVER 5,000 TO ENTER SCHOOLS NEXT WEEK
For School Year
Few Vacancies Are Expected
To Be Filled Before The
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
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,
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—
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
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
Lansing high school—Ron Da
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Lamb Pool W ill
Be Held Friday
Fanners Should Bring Ani
mals To Livestock
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
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
Due to the fact that some of
the team managers did not re
port their games the scores are
*> The schedule for the baseball
games for this week end is as
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.
$2.50 a Year in Ashe County
Ashe Baptists To
At Clifton Aug. 29
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J. C. Goodman, moderator
of the Ashe Missionary Bap
Os BTU Planned
Officers To Be Named; As
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
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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-,
Dinner will be served on the
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
During the morning service
holy communion was celebrated
and Rev. James Sills delivered
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
scheduled to open at Ciifton Bap
tist church next Friday. August
29 and continue through Sunday,
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
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Youth Center To
Mrs. J. H. Payne Is In Charge
Os The Drive To
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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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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
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
Os Wool In Ashe
Prices Are Also Announced
By County Agent H. D.
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
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.
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Second Case (If
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
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
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
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- <
"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
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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
Mrs. Rosa Osborne Comer and
Mrs. Grace Roark and daughter,
Evelvn, have returned to Abing
| don. Va., after visiting her mother
I ASHE COUNTY IS '
I Leading Livestock and Hair
j County in North Carotin*
j Population; 22.66-»
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAI
Plans Ready For
Principals Are To Hold Dis
trict Meeting For All
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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