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VOL. XXIV ? NO. 38
Stage First I
Carol E. White To'
Coming To Sylva
Waynesvilte, N. C., Feb. 10?
Carol E. White was named general
nanaiTAr IT Pari Qinlr niiMjritv
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director, and final organizational
plans were made here Tuesday for
the July 1 opening of UNTO
THESE HILLS, a Drama of the
Cherokees, at nearby Cherokee
The appointments were announced
by Harry E. Buchanan,
President of Cherokee Historical
Association, sponsors, to a joint
meeting of co?sponsoring Western
North Carolina Associated Communities
and WNC Tourist Association.
Sink will open publicity service
offices in the American Legion
building at Cherokee April 1, operating
from his Charlotte office
until that time. White, presently
manager of Carolina Theatre at
Asheboro, N. C.f will move into
Sylva May 1.
Known in theatrical parlance
as an "opening man" specializing
in organizing new territory and
rejuvenating old properties, White
has had varied experience in 15
- - years in theatres in the Carolinas.
Born in Spartanburg, S. C., he
opened the first drive-in theatre
in his home state, at Columbia.
Most of his career has been spent
in Hendersonville, N. C., where he
became known nationally as the
organizer who ranked Henderson
County third among all counties
in the Nation in war bond sales in
the Third drive, and for converting,
on two occasions after fires
destroyed his own the%tr^ the
Hendersonville High Sctfool auditorium
into a modern movie.
Sink recently joined the Ayer &
Gillett Advertising Agency of
Cnarlotte as director of Communities
Service Division after nearly
five years with State News Bureau
and the Advertising Division
of N. C. Department of Conservation
4-H CLUB COUNTY
COUNCIL TO MEET
The monthly meeting of the 4-H
Club County Council will be at
the Courthouse on Saturday, Feb.
18 at 10:00 a.m. Plans will be
made for observing National 4-H
Club Week which is set for March
Mr. Turner Cathey, Haywood
County Recreational Leader, will
be present to discuss the recreation
program in Haywood County.
This is a very important meet*
ing and all members and advisors
are urged to be present. %
Pullets For Ha
C. T. McMillan, Flock Super-*
visor for Qainesville Hatchery,
has announced that arrangements
have been made for farmers in
Jackson County to get around ten
to fifteen thousand more pullets
for the production of hatching eggs.
% These arrangements are in accordance
with recommendations of
the Agriculture Workers Council
and members of the Jackson County
Poultry Committee. Arrangements
for feed have also been
Mr. McMillan stated that farmers
receiving these pullets, will
get Cornish Cockerels to go with
them, which is even greater asyurance
of a market at a premium
price. Freddie McLean has already
received a number of Cockerels
of this breeding.
Farmers interested in learning
the details of the hatching egg
program in Jackson County should
contact any of the Agriculture
workers in the County.
Farmers interested in getting
pullets should make arrangements
at once with Mr. McMillan who is
located in Sylva.
Show July 1
To Sing At Sylva
Eivin Bjornstad, internationally
famous tenor of Oslo, Norway,
will present a concert of sacred
songs Sunday evening, February
19 at 7:30 at the "First Baptist
church of Sylva. The public is
extended a most cordial invitation
to hear this famous Lyric Tenor.
He sings Gospel songs in such a
manner they bring Heaven near.,
Mr. Bjornstand has toured Eur- I
ope, singing in leading European
cities, in German, French, Italian,
English and Scandinavian.
FUNERAL RITES FOR
PHIL HOWELL GREEN
HELD TUESDAY A. M.
Funeral services for Philip Howell
Green, 73, who died at his
home on Green's Creek Sunday,
February 12, were held at 11 o'clock
Tuesday morning at the
Green's Creek Baptist church.
The Rev. T. L. Cline and Rev, Ernest
Johnson, officiated. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Nephews of the deceased acted
as pallbearers and the flowers
were in charge of his nieces.
Mr. Green was a charter member
of Green's Creek Baptist
church and served as Deacon of
! the church for 21 years. He was
a faithful member and was loved
and highly respected by everyone
who knew him.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Delia Bea&ley Green, formerly of
Macon County, and the following
children; Fred Green, Mrs. G. I-.
Green, Mrs. W. W. Green, and
'Miss Flora Green, all of Green's
Creek; Mrs. Ernest Carrigan, Mrs.
James Carrigan, Woodrow Green,
Mrs. Glenn Mobley, of Dallas, N.
C. Also the following brothers and
sisters, Estes Green, Mrs. Eugenia
Deitz, Mrs. L-uLa Buchanan of
Green's Creek; 20 grandchildren,
and 2 great grandchildren.
For County Sheriff
Robert D. Holden of Sylva has
announced that he will be a candidate
for the office of Sheriff of
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Mr. Holden, a native of Jackson
County, is the son of Mrs. R.
L. Holden and the late Mr. Holden
of the Speedwell section. He received
his early education in the
public schools of the county and
took special engineering training
at Chattanooga, Tenn. For eleven
years he was employed in the engineering
foi Tennessee Valley Authority.
He resigned this work to become
construction superintendent for a
Montgomery, Ala., firm and since
leaving them has been superintendent
of numerous building projects.
He is also one of Jackson
County's most progressive
He is a member of the Masonic
Lodge, Woodmen of the World and
an active member of the Baptist ch'jrch.
By Lucille Hunt, Co. Supervisor
Displayed in The Herald window
is an exhibit of pictures and apparatus
gathered from several
schools of Jackson County which
participated recently in the Arithmetic
project conducted throughout
In November Miss Vann O'Briant
of the State Instructional
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Stan ax riaieign inviica us iu present
pictures showing arithmetic
work from some of our schools.
Four schools from Jackson County
participated in the project. The
original pictures were made and
sent to Raleigh February 4. Selections
will be made in Raleigh
from all the pictures submitted
and those not used will be returned.
Wc hope this will inspire you
to visit your school and see what
good work is being done there.
This is only one of the many projects
in process of completion in
our schools. This happened to be
the one needed now, others could
be supplied as well.
COURT TO CONVENE
The February term of Jackson
County Superior Court will convene
Monday morning, February
| 20, with Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of
Asheville, presiding, with Solicitor
Thad D. Bryson, Jr., representing
Clerk of Court John E. Henson
has announced that there are 65
new cases on the criminal docket
along with some continued cases
to be tried at this term. There are
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for trial. Most of them consist of
drunken driving and other traffic
This is a two weeks term of
court with civil cases scheduled to
be heard following completion
of the criminal docket
Area Girl Scout Council
Meets In Cherokee
On Saturday, February II, the ,
Nantahala Area Girl Scout Council
held its winter meeting in the,
Cherokee School library. The meet- ,
ing had been postponed two weeks
because of the death el Mr. Giles
Excellent representation from
each district of the area was present
for the meeting. Mrs. Giles
Cover was reelected president
and Miss Lucille Hunt reelected
program chairman of the .council.
Mrs. Gerald Eller of WCTC was
reelected Jackson county chairman.
Miss Helen Hartshorn was
elected training chairman of the'
Area Council. AU other officers
of the Council were reelected to
serve for one year.
Ofae very important item of
business of the afternoon was the
signing of the contract of Miss Mildred
Cartledge as s permanent
member of the faculty of "Western 1
Carolina Teachers college to .aid I
Girl Scouting in this area. Miss 1
Cartledge will assume her duties
at WCTC on March 5th.
An area-wide Girl Scout rally i
is being planned to be held in Cul- 1
lowhee in March. Watch The ]
Herald for further announcements. :
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lilies weancsuaj <
Funeral services for J. N. Ar- 1
rington, 92, a retired farmer, who
died Monday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Mitchell Melton of ^
Argura after a long illness, were
held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in John's J
Creek Baptist Church. ]
The Rev. Ben Cooke and the
Rev. Andy Parker officiated and <
burial was in Coward Cemetery. ,
He was a native of Haywood County
and a member of Balsam
Grove Baptist Church. (
Surviving, in addition to Mrs. ]
Melton, are one daughter, Mrs. ]
Mack Hall of Green's Creek; four j
4V4.VA CJTV JYUUUCET ., in AAP
'a, N. C. Thursday, Feb. 1
The Charlotte Classroom Teachers
Association has nominated
Miss Margery Alexander, Classroom
teacher of Charlotte, for the
office of state director of the National
The election will be by ballot in
the local school precincts throughout
the state February 23, and
both the ballots and the results
of the balloting will be sent by
registered mail to N.C.E.A. headquarters
Miss Alexander is strongly endorsed
by all leading educators oI
A.B. from the University of Kentucky
and M.A. from New York
Mead Union Employees
Contribute $48(F.03 To
Jackson Polio Fund
The employees of Sylva Division
of Mead Corporation, members of
United Mine Workers Union Distcict
50, Local 12?66,have contributed
$480.03 to the Jackson County
March of Dimes Polio fund, according
to an announcement by
the fund raising leaders for industry.
Polio Benefit B<
To Be Played i
H, D, Clok Sponsor
Classes In Making
A two day class, four toours
each, <on 'how to make aluminum
trays, will be held at the American
Legion Building, Sylro, Friday
and Saturday, February 24
and 25 by Miss Edith Barker of
Th? first class will b^gin
promptly at 9:30 Friday anrmng.
All necessary equipment tor "making
trays may be purchased at
the I?egion Hall, and the equipment
becomes your permanent
Each Home Demonstration ;club
Rhould see that your club will
have at least two or more members
.Be sure to wear oia c*runes ana
bring a pair of rubber gloves
These classes are free. * The j
material will cost $2.85.
CONTEST FEB. 23
The American Legion -contest
for Jackson County high school
students will be held Thursday,
February 23, in the Americana 1/egton
home at 7:30 p.m. Each <af the
four high schools of the county
will have a speaker in the contest,
rhis is an annual essay sponsored
by the American Legion when -a
?25 war bond is given a Jackson
County high school student for
the beet essay on the Constitution. '
Df the United States. The winner?
>f the countv contest later com-;
petes in the District contest.
John F. Corbin is chairman and !
Rev. W. Q Grigg is district chairman
for the contests.
The public is invited and espr:ially
the members of the Legion
Auxiliary and all Legionnaires.
sons, Finley A. of Cullowhee, J. B. <
3f Asheville, Berlin of Detroit,
Mich., and John of Grande Cou-/
lee, Wash., 21 grandchildren, 32 ?
ifreat-grandchildren and three :
Moody Fun?ral Home was in
A large number of people interested
in organizing the Jackson
County Tourist Association met
for the second time Tuesday night
and adopted part of the Constitution
and By-Laws under which it
will function. The meeting recessed
at 10 p.m. after having considered
a number of the articles
and sections of the Constitution.
Another meeting will be held
Tuesday night, February 21, at 7:30
to complete consideration of the
By-Laws and to discuss such other
matters as may come up. This
meeting will be in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cogdill just
west of Sylva high school on Highway
19-A and 23.
Col. Lee Hooper, president of
the organization, presided.
Other than the dozen or more |
attending the first meeting these
new members were present Tuesday
night: Mrs. R. Sutton, Mr.
and Mrs. C. P. Shelton, Mrs. Maud j
Leatherwo;?d, Mrs. M. B. Cannon, I
Mr. and Mrs. Hay Cogdill, Mrs. |
A. D. Daniel's, W. F. Lewis, R. G.
Jennings, and M. E. Scholia.
To Sponsor Dance
On Tuesday, February 21, the j
local post of the American Legion I
will sponsor a dance at the Legion
Hut, formerly the Community
Music will be furnished by the
Soco Qap String Band, and both
round and square dancing will be
Admission at the door will be
$1.00 per couple, and 75c for men
and 50c for women when alone.
Several Jones County farmers
will conduct tobacco demonstrations
on their farms this year.
On Monday, February 20, the
basketball fans of the county will
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be the fastest ball to be played on
the local hardwood this season.
In the preliminary game, Ben
Battlers undefeated boys will lock
horns "with James Barnwell's
quintet. Ben is prepared for anything
from the Hurricane, which
is just what he may expect from
the 5ylva five, according to
Barney. Barney says his boys are
due to click, and when they are
"on" he'll take on all comers for
a battle royal.
This will be the last appearance
on the hardwood for the Cats of
WCTC as they take on the All
Stars of Velt Wilson, composed of
members of the Sylva City League.
The pick of this crew should be
able to give anyone a deal of trouble
and the Cats haven't made too
good a snowing so far season. Thej
have the potentialities, but only
once this season have the boys'
' ?i c i_ :
;rom inc lnsuiine ui riigjiej lu-cujj-j
ing played the brand of ball of j
which they are capable. Perhaps;
they can repeat Monday night and
the fans will be treated to some
Coach Tuck McConnell has stated
that he will use his first string
starting line-up against the AllStars,
warning them that he is
playing for blood. Forwards will
be Cox and Sides; Pardue at center;
and Carter and Rogers at
The games will begin at 7:15 in
WWiW S Oicrsc urjriii, rvuiiiiooiuti
wilJ be 50c and $1.00, with all progoing
to the local March of
Dimes fur.d. Come on out and
see some real basketball and help
put Jackson county over the top
in the Polio drive.
Rummage Sale Saturday
Members of the Ruby Daniel
Circle will hold a Rummage sale
on Saturday, February 18, from
10 a.m. till 5 p.m. in the Ferguson
building. At this time suits, dresses,
hats, etc., will be offered for
8088AM0N 3 in tyfva
W in. E. Dilla
Rev. W. Q. Grigg fec
New Supervisor For W(
Wildlife Comm. Arrives j Nj
On Saturday, February 4, Mr.1 lo
Frank Wade, of Henderson, N. UJ
C., arrived in Sylva to assume his 'ni
duties as Supervisor of District j su
P, Wildlife Resource Commission i th
replacing George Jarrett, who hasjna
r< signed. Mr. Wade had been with
the Wildlife Patrol. jn
Mr. Wade, accompanied by Mrs.'or.
Wade and their one chilcL^r rank, j ce
Jr., will move to Svha this week,jN*
occupying one of the Candler cab-J ye
ins. ! od
SERIES OF WEEKLY \?
FARM MEETINGS TO BE ;
HELD AT QUALLA S
A series of Agricultural meetings
for adults will be held each ^
Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock, j *ai
in Qualla school, beginning to-!an
day, it has been announced by John I W(
Corbin director of Veteran Farmer
Training in the Sylva area. All . <
farmers, and young men Interested est
in becoming farmers, are urged >vJ
to attend. foi
The program will consist of an 1?
agricultural sound picture shown ga
generally at each meeting. in
The ladies of the community are
invited to attend the meetings.
BUREAU UF PUBLIC ?
ROADS WILL SEEK 5
BIDS ON PARK ROAD S
The Bureau of Public Roads
of the Department of Commerce, M
Washington, D. C., has announced se
that sealed bids will be received Sj
at the office of Bureau of Public he
Roads, Gatlinburg, Tenn., until en
1:30 pjn. EST, March 7, 1950, for qi
the construction of Project 6A1, th
Great Smoky Mountains National as
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rarK, owsun vxjuxiiy, numi v^aiulina.
Length 5,348 miles.
This project is for the reconstruction
to modern standards of ga
the road from Black Camp Gap w<
to Heintooga Ridge in the Great th
Smnky Mountains National Park, cu
Cope Creek 4-1
C. OF C. DRIVE IS *w:
NEAR COMPLETION at
The membership committee of j0
the Chamber of Commerce wishes th
to thank one and all for the very so
adequate response to the member- be
ship drive which is nearing com- j0
pletion. The committee is espe* \T
cially grateful to those who sent st
in dues without being solicited. vc
The following firms have joined w<
the Chamber of Commerce since be
last week's list was printed: ReeceHampton
Motor Co., Ritz Theatre, pc
Cvlvo Hnfpl A -T rM11? Fnmpnt
Federation, Belk's Dept. Store, H. of
J. Landis Tourist Home, Dependable
Jewelers, Coca-Cola Bottling D?
Co., Hall & Norton Tire Shop, and th
the Farmers Co-op. as
The membership committee an
wishes to point out that this does
not mean that the drive is over. Aj
Members are still being received, pa
the committee urges that all who bo
desire to join please send in their fiu
dues immediately. Watch the
Chamber of Commerce window sei
for a complete list of members. Mi
I: local mm
$2.00 A Year?5c Copy
rd Post To
. Grigg For
Served With Navy
n Last Conflict
illiam E. Dillard Post, of Sylva,.
ill present the name of Rev. W.
nay Grigg, for department Chapin,
at the American Legion Covition,
to be held in Charlotte in
me, and a committee to promote
r. Grigg's candidacy has been
>pointed by the Post. It is com>sed
of Felix Picklesimer, Dexr
Hooper, and Dan Tompkins,
mmander of the 34th District.
Mr. Grigg is a, veteran of both
Drld wars. As Chaplain in the
avy in World War II, he served
r sixteen months aboard the
SS Rudyerd Bay (CVE 81). Durg
that period the Rudyerd Bay
pported the invasion of Palau,
e Phillipines, Iwo Jima and Oki,wa.
Chaplain Grigg has been servg
Methodist churches in Westn
North Carolina since 1928, expt
lor the time he spent in the
ivy, and is now serving his fifth
ar as pastor of the Sylva Methist
church, where he was apinted
when he went on inactive
:ty lrom the Navy in October,
Mr. Grigg has been J active in
L' work of the American Legion.
? has been chaplain of the local
st continuously since 1946 expt
for the year 1947-1948, when
served as commander. As post
laplain, he has conducted miliry
funerals for forty-one veters,
including those whose bodies
?re shipped back to the states
ter the close of the war.
Chaplain Grigg has been interted
4fv the Legion also in its
der scope. He was a delegate
r the Department Convention in
47, and was an alternate dele-,
te to the National Convention^
Miami and Philadelphia. At
tiladelphia, he served as a memr
of the Americanism Commit5.
For the past two years, Chap- #
in Grigg has been District '
lairman of the National High
hool Oratorical Contest sponsorby
the American Legion, and
creasing interest has been shown
While Commander of the Post,
r. Grigg was instrumental in
curing a lease from the Town of
Mva on the former community
iuse, and the building has been
ilarged and outfitted with adelate
facilities for the purposes of
e Post and the Auxiliary, and so
to render greater service to the
Eleven business firms and ormizations
of Haywood County
ere awarded plaques recently for
eir outstanding service to agriilture
1 Club Boys9
In Joint Meet
The Cope Creek 4-H Club met
ith their parents last Friday night
the home of Mr. and Mrs.
ihnny Watson. The object of
e meeting was to tell the parents
mething about the 4-H work the
>ys and girls are doing. Miss
an Wilson, president, presided,
rs. Oscar Phillips, Assistant %
ate 4-H Club Leader, gave a
iry interesting talk on 4-H club
ark and what it means to the
?ys and girls.
Miss Lucile Hunt, County Survisor,
talked on proper lightg
and its effect on the growth
the boy and girl.
Miss Mary Johnston, Home
smonstration Agent, summed up
r parent's part in 4-H work by
king a few questions which were
swered by the group.
T. F. Cannon, Assistant County
gent, told of the lamps and newsper
subscriptions which the .
ys and girls are selling to raise
Approximately 60 people were
rved delicious refreshments tar _
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