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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TI ESDAY, JINK 4, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
tag yvestock, Moiine Ms
s Will Be
ay At 1:00
SO arc expecu u
ood 1'aiO Banquet
Ld school cafeteria
liquet is being held
Lilh the third an-
place at the State
ednesday at one.
be sold at auction
fcd a registered
ill be given to one
producers at the
lo R. B. Davenport,
for the firm.
is being shown in
topic from nearby
lifted officials they
itrick. president of
Ik Producers Asso-
baslcr of ceremon-
banquet. Itev. L.
fronounce the invo-
ogram by Aaron
featuring J. D.
will preceed the
,11 be served by the
ling, county agent,
25 guests, followed
gifts by Jonathan
vplaination of the
Bundation will be
C. Palmer, Jr.,
program is just
n this county.
iborne will present
amous Quail Roost
ion will be pro-
itcv. Cecil Heckard.
s being sponsored
Holary and Lions
National Bank and
Ik Producers Asso-
!e of arrangements
Pnal sale on Wed.
" R Clapp. G. C.'
Burgin and Tay-
the 4-H Club coun-
H R. Caldwell.
ifr, and .inv
" j ta
lari. ffiahsts. and leari-
fm tonight, and
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day, Prrsirlnnf f
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n District Agent;
811 of State Col-
the family came
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cd P'enty 0f free
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lest bait .u ; and
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10 be contort
iryman s Banquet Tonight; Sale Wednesday
tzpatrick Here For Banquet
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' AV P I I
Among the many specialists who will be here for the dairy banquet
tonight and the Guernsey promotional sale tomorrow, will include these
four: Upper left, R. W. Shoffner, extension district agent, Raleigh;
upper right, F. R. Farnham, extension dairy specialist, of State College,
Raleigh; lower left, J. A. Arey, extension dairy specialist, also of State
College, Raleigh, and lower right, H. A. McLaughlin, field representa
tive of American Guernsey Cattle club.
How Many Cows
How many cows are there in
Haywood County? Just as a tip.
there are about 3,000 farms.
Som farms don't havs even a
single cow, and others have
Well here's your answer
7,200, according to the latest
Now another question, what
was the cash income from milk
products in Haywood last year?
Government figures reveal it
was over $300,000. In 1945.
Some farms don't have even a
000 pounds of milk.
Yes, dairying is a big busi
ness in Haywood.
Dr. VesI Opens Season
At Lake, Pleading For
Belter World Be Built
Marking the opening of the Lake
Junaluska Assembly season, the
Rev. Dr. Walter B. West, of
Waynesville, preached from the
Junaluska pulpit Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock, on the subject,
"Things That Cannot Be Shaken."
"In the midst of this sadly
shaken world, man must cling to
some centers of certainty, some
fixed foundations upon which he
can build a better world," the
minister asserted. He contrasted
the world shaking events in the
social and political realm with eter
nal verities which have survived
the blows of the centuries.
In his second year as superin
tendent of the Waynesville District,
Western North Carolina Confer
ence of the Methodist church, Dr.
West is a graduate of Duke Univer
sity. He came to the superintend
ency of the Waynesvilel District
ency of the Waynesville District
Lane Methodist church in Char
lotte. Citing some of the things that
are being shaken today, the speak
er said, in part: "Economic sys
And Guernsey Sale
Four from here representing the
Chamber of Commerce attended
the picnic given the Outdoor Writ
ers Association of America at
Cherokee Saturday afternoon. The
Chambers of Commerce of West
ern North Carolina gave the ban
quet in honor of the Association
now traveling through the TVA
states on their annual convention.
E. M. McNish, of Waynesville.
a member of the group, joined
them at Chattanooga.
Others going from here to the
picnic Saturday were Miss S. A.
Jones, secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce, Mrs. Charles Ray,
Mr. and Mrs. William Medford.
tems are being shaken and shat
tered. Communism, Fascism and
Nazism were protests against the
inequalities and injustices of the
systems which they sought to re
place. This issue must be frankly
faced and rightly settled before
people can live together in amity
"Social systems are shaken.
Revolutionary changes arc taking
place in class and race relation
ships. Moral standards and the
sanctity of marriage are in a state
of convulsive upheaval.
"Religious systems are shaken.
In totalitarian lands the Bible has
been repudiated, creeds discarded
churches closed and Christians per
secuted, imprisoned and murdered.
"In the midst of this shaken
world we need to get hold of some
ushakable realities which shall re
main. "God cannot be shaken. Mans
faith in God may be shaken by
catastrophes that beset him. But
God is not dead; He still lives. He
is the eternal 'I am.' He still con-
Dr. Frank S. Love
Honored By High
Lake Junaluska Given
Doctor Of Divinity
Dr. Frank S. Love was given a
doctor's degree during the com
mencement exercises at High Point
College yesterday afternoon. Dr.
Love is superintendent of Lake
The high honor came to a man
who has been a leader in the field
of education and church work for
many years. A native of Union
county in this state, be graduated
from Duke and Columbia Univer
sities, getting his master's degree
at the latter university.
Dr. Love entered the ministery
in 1909, and his first church was
Morehead City. He has been pas
tor of the Queens Street Methodist
church in Kinston; The First Meth
odist church, Elizabeth City; The
Kdenton Street Methodist church,
Raleigh; Grace Street Methodist
church, Wilmington, and Front
Street Methodist church, Burling
ton. He served as district superinten
dent of the Raleigh district, and
also the Durham district. He was
named superintendent of Lake
Junaluska in 1944.
From 1916 to 1919 Dr. Love serv
ed as president of Louisburg Col
lege, and for two years taught in
Cranberry College in Brazil. For
the pait, 20 years he. Jjas.becn a!
reaaer -or missionary work in me
North Carolina Conference, and a
member of and secretary of a com
mission setting up work of the
church in Brazil. He is also a
member of the general jurisdic
tional conference and church com
mission. Since coming to Lake Junaluska.
Dr. Love has taken an active part
in all community life, not only the
church work, but civic affairs as
well, being an active member of
the Rotary Club, former chairman
of the program committee, and a
director of the Chamber of Com
merce. Eight Arrested
Eight arrests were made by the
city police department during the
week-end, all of the defendants to
be tried in mayor's court this week.
Out of the number, six were
charged with public drunkenness;
one for driving drunk, and the
eighth for speeding and violation
of the prohibition laws.
St. John's Players
Give Comedy Tonight
The three-act comedy, "Polish
ing Papa," will open in the St.
John's high school auditorium to
night at 8 p. m. Musical selections
will be given between acts, and
following the play diplomas will be
presented to four graduates of the
Members of the cast in the play
are: Barbara Boyd, Lucille Noland,
Arvid Seiber, Grace Furtado, Her
man Sieber, Dolores Gass, Frances
Frazier, Dorothy Martel, and Nancy
trols the destiny of man and of
"Christ cannot be shaken. His
teachings have been so ultimately
and universally true that they have
seldom been questioned and have
never been discounted. This truth
can nver be shaken, can never be
come obsolete, can never die.
Jesus' love for the lost has never
been shaken. He remains the only
Redeemer of the world.
' "The Kingdom of God cannot be
shaken. Other religions have been
shaken; other religions have died.
But Christianity cannot die. It
lives and shall forever live because
it is the religion of the true, the
loving and the living God. In the
midst of all this passing phe
nomena, how satisfying it is to look
up into the face of Christ and say:
Thou who movest all things, are
Thyself unmoved. Thou, who
changest all things, Thyself chang
DR. FRANK S. LOVE was hon
ored yesterday by High Point Col
lege when they conferred upon him
a Doctor of Divinity degree (lin ing
he annual coniiiii'iicciiieiit exel
.iMS of the tr.s, ,dn:i. Dr. love
ivas the only )tsoii given si u h an
honor this year by Hi" college.
Retired Mail Carrier
Walked Over 200,000
Miles During 26 Years
Carried City Route
ifecfFor 26 Years;
Howell McCracken retired as city
mail carrier recently, after 2(i
years of carrying the mail on Hu'
same route. During thai time he
figured he walked 20 miles a day,
or almost 200,000 miles while work
ing for the post office.
The distance covered by Mr.
McCracken is not the record that
he is so proud it is the fact that
during the 2(i years he was never
late for work, although he admits
he did run rather fast a time r
two in order to get to the office on
time. Hack in 11)27 he was con
fronted hy snow drifts waist deep,
but he was on time, and made bin
regular mail deliveries as if it.
were in .lune.
"What was your biggest head
ache," the veteran carrier was
He must have known the ques
tion was coining, because he was
ready with the answer in a flash
"getting bawled out for not bring
ing a certain letter. I was blamed
for not delivering mail that had
"I had a lot of trouble with
young women who were looking for
mail from their friends in service.
When they failed to get a letter
they blamed me. 1 guess they for
got that I heir friends were at war
several thousand miles from here,
yet I got the blame for not bringing
a letter every day."
Mr. Crawford's next biggest
worry was the trains running late.
Since he was always so punctual,
he felt everything else connected
with the mails should also run on
lime. Late trains meant late de
liveries, and often more "bawling
out" as he expressed himself.
During his 2fi years of service
be often wore shoes given him by
manufacturers in order that they
could test the wearing qualities of
their leathers. He gave the shoes
a genuine test, and sometimes
failed to wear them out, then again
he would have to get a new pair in
a short time.
Another souiice of worry for Mr.
McCracken was bad dogs, or just
plain mean dogs that took a special
delight at nipping at postmen's
heels. Mr. McCracken was bitten
several times, but after that it
seemed he always knew just where
a rock or handy stick was at the
time a dog started for him.
When Mr. McCracken started
carrying the mail he prided himself
With the fact that he knew every
person on Main street, and all of
his patrons. "Now I hardly know
a soul," he said. "So many new
faces, and the youngsters who once
ran to get the mail, are now mar
ried and have families. I don't
know as many people as I did 26
years ago," he continued.
During his 26 years of service,
he worked under only three post
Off To k
Waynesville and Hazelwood
housewives and business places
started off in real earnest on the
clean up campaign in the commun
ity this week In fact, many places
started over the woek-end, and evi
dence of the work underway was
the larger amount of rubbish and
trash awaiting trucks Monday by
Trucks in both Hazelwood and
Waynesville will operate on extra
schedules throughout the week, col
The campaign was delayed until
tins week due to weather, and get
ting the community cleaned up
near the summer season.
G. C. Ferguson is general chair
man, in Waynesville, and Clyde
Fisher in Hazelwood.
masters, Frank Miller, now dead,
T. L. Green and J. H. Howell.
The mails don't. have the flrt of-the-month
peak loads like they did
when Mr. McCracken started, he
recalled. Back then, and for many
years, every firm did a credit busi
ness and sent out statements, or
bills the first, of the month. The
cash business cut out a lot of that
type mails. Now the load is about
even throughout the month.
Mr. McCracken Just plans to rest,
rest and then rest some more. He
has a large farm, but his son, Roy
B. McCracken, Is taking care of
the 290-acrc farm. Since Mr. Mc
Cracken got out of the habit of
fishing while with the post office, he
thinks it loo late to start again.
Recently he received a personal
letter from Robert E. Hannegan,
pst master general, which Mr. Mc
Cracken highly prizes. It reads:
"It has come to my attention
that you have retired from the po
sition of city carrier at Waynes
ville, North Carolina.
"You may be very proud of your
record and the loyal and efficient
service you have rendered.
"I extend my personal congrat
ulations and hope you will enjoy
many years of happiness."
Mr. and Mrs McCracken have
four children, Roy B., Wayne B.
McCracken, a master sergeant in
the army, Joe Bradley McCracken,
10th grade student, and Mrs. Bruce
L. Crawford, of Waynesville.
Speeding Truck Breaks
Power Pole, Throwing
Part Of Town In Bark
A motor accident which occur
red at 9:40 Sunday night when a
truck hit a car and subsequently
crashed into a power pole in front
of the Dunham House at the inter
section of Main and Pigeon Streets,
threw the South section of Way
nesville into darkness from around
10:00 p. m. until 1 a. m. when the
current had to be turned off for
The truck, a one-and-a-half ton
GMC vehicle with a South Caro
lina license, was said to have been
driven by Bert Stillwell, son-in-law
of Hilliard Moody. Stillwell
was alleged to have been intoxi
cated, according to officers Bill
Sawyer and Frank Kirkpatrick, of
the city police department, who
investigate the accident.
There were two others reported
to have been riding in the truck
with Stillwell, but they escaped
before the officers arrived. Still
well was arrested and lodged in
jail and his trial was pending in
magistrate's court at the time The
Mountaineer went to press. The
other occupants of the truck have
not as yet been found, and Still -
I ii J.I Lin J .1.:. Jt-!&:
CLAUDE T. I'liANCIS was
named president of the Hay
wood Livestock and Home Arts
Exhibition, which will be held here
m October (lib and !th.
C. N. ALLEN, Hazelwood busi
ness man, who is treasurer of the
Haywood Livestock and Home Arts
well bad not 'given out any infor
mat ion concerning them.
1 he ear which was parked in
front of the Dunham House was un
occupied. It had a 1945 Kentucky
license and the name of the owner
is not known.
As far as is known no one was
hurt, unless it might be the two
I men who escaped, it was learned
from officers, but considerable dam
age was done to both the car and
The truck was traveling South at
a high rate of speed as evidenced
by the manner in which the car
and pole were damaged. The lat
ter fell on the telephone wires
but was lifled off without damage,
it was learned from the manage
ment of the Bell Telephone com
pany. A crew of four men from the city
light department worked until 2:30
o'clock Monday morning in order
to make repairs sufficient to turn
back on the current for temporary
It will take at least a half a day
to replace the pole and wires in
a permanent form, according to
city manager, G. C. Ferguson.
r Wf w .1
W .A. BRADLEY is secretary
Definite Plans Made
For Staging County
Wide Event Here
October 8th and 9th
Definite plans were completed
here Friday night for a county
wide livestock and Home Arts ex
exhibtion on October 8th and 9th.
A committee, representing every
phase of activity in Haywood, meet
ing Friday night, went on record
reviving the exhibition suspended
during the war, and made plans for
even a larger event, and in all
probability. showing in perma
nent buildings on the high school
Claude T. Francis was named
president, Wallace Ward, vice pres
ident, W. A. Bradley, secretary, and
t-. in. Allen, treasurer.
A committee was named to pro
ceed immediately with plans in an
effort to get permanent buildings
constructed for the event. Last
time the exhibition was held, the
Home Arts display war jielJ in
the Future Farmers Hut, and the
cattle and poultry exhibit in a
large tent and school bug shed on
the high school grounds.
The committee in setting up the
program for the coming event,
pointed out that there would not
be any carnival or midway attrac
tions permitted. Neither will there
be any admission charges. "This
is an educational program, de
signed to show the citizens of the
county what is being done along
agricultural lines," said Wayne
Corpening, county, agent, and one
or the promoters of the: event.
Officers and committees named
to carry on the work of staging the
exhibition in the fall' includes:
President, Claude T. Francis.
First Vice President, Wallace
Second Vice President, James
Third Vice President, Mrs. Paul
Secretary, W. A. Bradley.
Treasurer, C. N. Allen.
General Superintendent, Jona
than H. Woody.
Publicity Committee: W. C. Russ,
H. E. Wright, Mrs. Hilda Wav
Building Committee: David Un
derwood, Geo. A. Brown, Jr. C. N.
Allen, Jack Messer, M. O. Gallo
way, Dr. Reeves Noland, Dr. J. L.
Finance Committee: Jonathan H.
Woody, Aaron Prevost, Ruben Rob
ertson, Leo Weill, Ed Sims, Noble
Garrett, J .E. Massie, Dr. J. L.
Reeves, Dr. A. P. Cline, David
Underwood, M. O. Galloway, Joe
Pigeon: George Stamey, R. O.
Kelley, John M. Cathey, Mrs. Paul
Hyatt, Mrs. Charlie Terrell, Mrs.
Ivy Hill: J. E. Ferguson, John
B. Campbell, Herbert Plott, Mrs.
W. D. Ketner, Mrs. C. L. White,
Mrs. Herbert Plott.
Fines Creek: F. M. Noland, N. C.
James, L. Z. Messer, Mrs. F. L.
Safford. Mrs. D. R. Noland, Mrs.
C. S. Greene.
Cecil: W. F. Hipps, J. E. Bur
nette, Ruben Robertson, Jr., Mrs.
A. M. Frazier, Mrs. Thomas Erwin,
Mrs. Edgar Burnette.
Beaverdam. W. S. Smathers, J. L.
Westmoreland, J. H. Hipps, Mr.
W. C. Moody, Mrs. Tom Hipps,
Mrs. W. S. McElrath.
Iron Duff: C. B. Hogan, T. C.
Davis, Frank M. Davis, Mrs. Jarvis
Caldwell, Mrs. H. R. Caldwell, Mrs.
Crabtree: Jack Rogers, C. L. Hill,
G. C. Palmer, Mrs. Glenn Palnjer,
Mrs. F. A. Justice. Mrs. W. L.
East Fork: T. L. Gwyn, Richard
Alexander, K. L. Burnett, Mrs.
Dewey Pless, Mrs. I. H. Cogburn,
Mrs. Oder F. Burnett.
Jonathan Creek: Glenn H. Boyd,
N .W. Carver, W. T. Rainer. f irs.
Troy Leatherwood. Mrs. R. E.
Owen, Mrs. Frank Kennedy.
White Oak: Mrs. W. H. William
son, Mrs. N. L. Conard, W. L. Mes
ser, Sam Ledford, Jessie Jenkins,
Mrs. Norman Hoglen.
Clyde: Roy S. Hayes, A. J. Mc
Cracken, T. H. Rogers, Mrs. Pat
Cole, Mrs. T. H. Rogers, Mrs. J.
Waynesville: W. F. Swift, R. V.
Welch, Frank Leopard, Mrs. C. C.
Francis, Mrs. Hiram McCracken,
Mrs. C. H. Leatherwood.
Part of the committees have been
appointed for the different types
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