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" The Skyland Post Published Every Thursday By SKYLAND PUBLISHING COMPANY West Jefferson, N. C. THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 1947 Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Post Office, West Jefferson, N. C. ED M. ANDERSON Publisher MRS. ED M. ANDERSON Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES PER YEAR tn Ashe—s2.so Outside Ashe—s3.oo The Post is glad to publish letters, not too tong, on matters of general interest. But such communications must be accompanied by the real name of the writer, even when they are to be published under a nom de plume. MEMBER OF NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION National Advertising . Representative / Newspaper Advertising Service 1 ■ ' ~ Chicago .• San Francisco New York Continue Saving Soil Birthdays are occasions to remember. They afford us a tiinte to consider what we have done, look ahead, setting hew goals to be accomplished. The obser vance, last Friday,, erf the sixth birthday of the establishment of the New River Soil Conservation District, called attention to what has been done in this field. It was with pride the work of the district was re viwed for* Dr. H. H. Bennett, and others- But these accomplishments within them selves should be an added incentive to do more, to include more farms and farmers. It is well to remember that soil conser vation must go on and on; for soil, like other things in constant use, must get the proper care and attention. And soil, like other things must not be misused if we are to get the most out of it. As the New River Soil Conservation District grows in years, may it grow in service. If you live within this district and are not being served by it, you are missing an opportunity not only for yourself, but for generations to come. See your soil con servationist and have a plan made for your farm, then put it into practice. As Dr. Bennett says, you will find it costs you nothing, but will be a very wise investment. This is an established fact. ANNOUNCE DATES FOR COUNTY WOOL POOL (Continued from Page 1) September 2. Todd, Cook’s store, 8:30 to 9:30 a. m.; West Jefferson, livestock market, 10:30 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. The wool has been sold to Cam J. Fields. Mouth of Wilson, and will be paid for at time of collection with no handling charge, Mr. Quessenberry said. The prices are as follows: Clear wool, 52c per lb.: cross bred wool, partly fine. 50c per lb.: light and medium burry. 42c per lb.; fine wool. 40c per lb.: black and heavv burry. 30c per lb.: and dead wool. 25c per lb. All farmers are urged to take advantage of th’s pool as there will be no other this season. They are also requested to bring wool packed in old bags. ASHE BAPTISTS. TO OPEN ASSOCIATION (Continued from Page 1) erator and C. L. Blevins, clerk and treasurer. The Mountain Union Baptist and the Senter District Primitive Bap tist will both hold associational meetings early in September. The Mountain Union Baptist will open its eighty-first session on Sept ember 5 and continue through September 7. Preaching the in troductory sermon will be Elder G. J. Howell of Sturgills. ASHE TEACHERS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR YEAR (Continued from Page 1) vis, principal, Frank James, Mrs. Edith S. Brown, Miss Edna Har rell, Mrs. Josephine Smith, Staf ford Smith, Harold Miller, G. A. Miller, Mrs. Marie C. Blevins, Fitzhugh Barker, Clara Perkins, Maude James, Mrs. Blanche G. Gambill, Mrs. Lillian S. James, Mrs. Bina B. Deßord, Mrs. My rtle H. Miller. Lansing district —White Oak — Mrs. Fal Fletcher; Meadow View —Miss Parsons; New Hope—A. ANNUAL MEETING OF BTU PLANNED (Continued from Page ]) ’ partment; and Miss Virginia I Dare Teague, story hour. Group directors to report will include Rev. Herman Gentry. Sam Campbell. Grover Marsh, , Miss Mae Hartsoe and Rev. M. D. Hart. The general reports will be made by Miss Teague. ; A. Perry: Warrensville—W. Lee Jones. Mrs. Lenna P. Burkett. Grady Robinson; Staggs Creek— I Mrs. Beatrice M. McNeil: Fair view—Edgar Barr: Thaxton— ■ Miss Wilson; Flatwoods—Mrs. ; Mamie Wallace: Sugar Gr= >v( — Mrs. Frances M. Jones; Gialiam —Mrs. Stella Barr; Hurricane— Mrs. Bonnie Farmer; Osborne— , C Notice! } ( IS MOVING FROM / .12 J WEST JEFFERSON to THE Colvard Building on the square at Jefferson Across street from the JEFFERSON SERVICE STATION • Expect To Be Open By Ist. Os September • WILL HAVE A COMPLETE NEW LINE OF TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT Baker Garage JEFFERSON N. C. Formerly located in Grant Dollar Building in West Jefferson Back To School Safely Schools will begin a new year on Mon day, when thousands of Ashe county chil dren will be traveling back and forth from their homes to schools, throughout the week. This means that special care should be exercised on all highways, that these children may go back to school in safety. Almost half of the children of this county are transported to school on buses and the county has an unusual safety rec ord for the transportation of these chil dren. Let's continue to maintain this rec-, ord. There will be many children on the highways that will not be school bus pas sengers. Let's take care of these too. We believe in exercising safety measures on the highways at all times and that motorists should be ever mindful of children. Teach ers can give instructions to children that may mean much toward a safety program. Parents too, can help in this. Let's all work together to send the children back to school safely. oqo United Europe? As the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union continue to remain unsettled, the power blocs in in Europe become more firmly es tablished. On our side we have England and France (England is not literally a part of Europe, but is assumed to be so far as political, economic and military policies are concerned.) On the Soviet side are almost all of the Balkans and Central Europe. Spain is a question mark, the Franco regime being both anti-democratic and anti-communistic. Some authorities think that Franco is on the skids, and re port that underground communist strength in the country is growing. Germany, of course is torn in all directions, with the Russians carrying on the most intensive efforts to develop their big occupation zone. The hope for a united Europe, so widely held during and immediately after the war. is still far removed. The possibility of another war casts its lengthening shadow over all policies, all negotiations. General Eisenhower, who is certainly no war-monger, has said that the chance of conflict within a year must be considered, and has asked Congress for larger Army appropriations. Dr. Ein stein, like some of the other top nuclear physicists and mathematicians, has said that a full-scale atomic war is possible in four to eight years. All this is harsh com mentary on the state of the world less than two years after the end of the most destructive war in history, but facts can not be overlooked. Mrs. Gladys Ball. Virginia - Carolina high school —L. K. Halsey, principal. Mrs. Ruby R. McMillan, Mrs. Irene D. Cox. Mrs. Julia H. Hash, Gknn Miller, Edgar Ashley. Healing Springs high school — Kyle K. Dickson, principal, W. L. Woodie, Mrs. Myrtle Jones. Mrs. Nell B. Phipps. Mrs. Edith Live say, Miss Ada Cox, Miss Thelma Shepherd, Mrs. Delphyne Capps. Mrs. Ethel Blevins. Mis. Kathleen Baker. Mrs. Curtis Dickson. Healing Springs district—Silas Creek—C. M. Dickson; Landmark —C. F. Dickson, e West Jefferson high school — Robert Davis, princ pal. A 1). Goodman. Mm. Haze] Eduards. Miss Haskell Blevins Mix L< . - ene Dickson. Mrs. Lois ReynMi-N. Mrs. A. D. Goodman. J. C. Go >d- THE SKYLAND POST, WEST JEFFERSON, N. C. NEW RIVER DISTRICT PRAISED BY BLN NETT (Continued from Page 1) Dr. Bennett’s address as well as the rest of the day’s celebra tion commemorated the sixth an niversary of the establishment of the New River Soil Conser vation District of Ashe and Al leghany counties. Dr. Bennett, who was very fa vorably impressed with what had been done in this area as well as throughout the county comment ed on the fact that August is the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the establishment of the soil conservation districts in the Uni ted States. He pointed out that the establishment of soil con servation districts was the most important factor in agricultural progress. “Soil conservation does not cost anything,” he said and summar ized much he had observed on his current 10.000 mile tour, more man, C. C. Dixon, Mrs. Lola My ers, Mrs. Lessie Jones, Mrs. Earl Graybeal, Miss Hazel Vannoy, Mrs. Lola Porter, Mrs. C. C. Dix on. West Jefferson district—Dun can—Mrs. Mamie Goodman, Mrs. Verona Witherspoon; Baldwin— Mrs. Grant Dollar, Mrs. Dona Pierce; Obids Mrs. Myrtle Fletcher; Boggs—Miss Onna Dar nell. Fleetwood high school—James A. Stanley, principal, Martha Miller, Pearl James, Hayden Goodman, Virginia Goodman, Charlotte Stanley, L. N. Keller, Clyde Miller, Ruth Colvard. Mat tie Parsons, Clara D. Brown. Fleetwood district—ldlewild Myrtle Fletcher, Mrs. Council Mc- Neal. Elkland high school—James J. Miller, principal, Ruby A. Triv ette, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Dotson, Mr. Norris, Mrs. Church. Mrs. Ruth Trivette, Mrs. Wright. Elkland district—Mill Creek— James Houck. Mrs. Vetra Houck. Helton Guy Spencer, Mrs. Mettie Moore. Alta Perkins. Little Helton—Wadie Wood; Chapel—Mrs. Zola Jones. Auction Sale SIX ROOM HOI SE AND STORE BIDDING WITH LIGHTS AND WATER ON CORNER AT Sill I'2! I Is. V C. This is an ideal business location an bard surfaced road. Close to school and churches. Some household furniture wil Ibe offered for sale. Open for inspection now. SALE WILL START AT 10:30 O’CLOCK Saturday Morning* September 6 TERMS ANNOUNCED ON DAY OF SALE Don L. Francis, owner PAIL WEAVER. AUCTIONEER I—i—— m ■»! <■——mn Min t— i rnrr ■r."..rriu am. mww i iwf'nn —riiT—ii ■ m it*? .■»> igtan If You Don't Believe That ou Can Buv At 1 Bjo* w ® ” 12 * ■ Children's Stealers fi a < ! I COME AND SEE £ FOR YOURSELF . .. .. J sgi Weave making f ■J room for other merchandise | R I LET US CONTINUE “ TO BE YOUR Headquarters for School Supplies Service Store Lansing, N. C. that 7,000 miles already being completed. " ; | Dr. Bennett, who visited Ashe county 35 years ago, commented on tne outstanding progress tnat nad been maue. Not only was he impressed by the soil conser vation practices, but by Ashe county food. He said he felt “bet ter fortified” to continue his 10,- 000 mile tour after having eaten Ashe county ham. In addition to his observations of soil needs in Africa, he related some humorous incidents con cerning lion-hunting there. . 1 In discussing world conditions he cited how the downfall of many of the present-day poverty striken nations had been caused by soil erosion. “The destruction of a nation through uncurbed soil erosion is just as certain as by an atomic bomb. The difference, lies in the time,” he said. ! While expressing pleasure and appreciation of what has been , accomplished, he also cited the j vast importance of continuing and i expanding the soil conservation work, here and elsewhere. Dr, Bennett was introduced by Dr. B. B. Dougherty, president ; of ASTC. In his introductory re marks, Dr. Dougherty said that war and destruction of natural resources were among the two worst crimes and that the soil was , the greatest' of our natural re sources. I Wade E. Eller, chairman of the I New River Soil Conservation District, presided over the meet- I ing and expressed his appreciat ion to all for their cooperation since the distinct was established, and for successful observance of the all-day anniversary program. Emmett Reeves, as chairman of a committee of farmers present ed Wade Eller and other mem bers of the board of supervisors, including J. C. Little, J. W. Gam i bill, Alton Thompson and Dillon j Edvcards with certificates of ser- I vice for their work. i During the banquet given in | honor of Dr. Bennett, earlier in the evening, recognition was giv en a number of leaders as well as visitors. The program, which was at tended by a crowd estimated at I around 700. got underway in the morning with an address by Con gressman R. L. Dougbton and Dr. I. E. Miles, head of the soil testing division of the N. C. Ex tension Service. Dr. Miles stressed the import ance of finding out the import ance’ of the needs of the soil by “testing, not guessing” He an nounced that in the last analysis made, Ashe county led in the state in the number of tests ta ken. In praising the work accompli shed in the New River Soil Con servation District. Congress /.in Doughton termed soil conserva tion as a battle in which “every one wins and no one loses. He re called that the farmer had al ways been his first thought and reviewed briefly the action ta- Notice WE ARE NOW IN POSITION TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR WIRING NEEDS. WHEN IN NEED OF WIRING CALL OR CONTACT US. We also have for immediate delivery the follow ing: One 7 ,z 2 H. P. Single Phase Motor. Two 3 4 H. P. Single Phase Motors. 1 drink cooler. 30 and 50 gallon electric water heaters, lighting fixtures. Phonograph Records Dollar Electric Co. Phone 126-C West Jefferson, N. C. See I s For Children’s Clothing and Shoes And Also For School Supplies We Have ( RAYONS. PENCILS. TABLETS. 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Rhodes Furniture Co. “Complete Furnishers Os The Home" West Jefferson, N. C. THURSDAY, AUG. 1947 1 ken by the government to aid me farmers since be fust went to Congress. He spoxe of the ef forts of the Nortn Carolina dele gation in tne fignt to save the ! agricultural budget in the session, wnicn just ended. Congressman Doughton was introduced by W. B. Austin, member of the N. C. Board of Agriculture. E B. Garrett, State Soil Con servationist and other leaders ; who were present were recogni zed at various times on the gram. The program was attended by a large delegation from Ashe. Wa tauga, Alleghany and Wilkes and some from more distant places including Pulaski, Galax, Salis bury as well as Raleigh, Golds boro and other places.