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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat ol Haywood County At Th e Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
and Friday ,
No. 3 SIXTEEN PAGES United Pre ss and Associated Press Newi
wood REA Awaits
To Extend Lines
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 1948
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Lr Lines In
Inately 600 new memberi
Lj to Haywood Electric
if Cooperative during
00 miles of lines, reports
tr of power users in the
hOO and the line mileage
the present year the co-
nticioates reaching BOO
bers and the addition of
miles of power line, ne
h in this is the 75 miles
w under construction in
Inty on the "K" project.
be switched on to serve
during February on this
If the 148-mile addition,
eld says. The connection
kde at Highlands to Nan
Iver and Light Company
naining portion of pro
Mil be constructed after
ectiort is finished, and is
k cross the state border
i county, Georgia.
d in state Rural Electri-
g mid-December was an
for a loan of $75,000,
awaits final approval in
i, expected within the
is loan is secured work
on extending present
rye 390 more members.
om will he in Haywood
d the remainder In Bun-
T-ansyWanla. These ex-
tat ts Mr. SheffieM. will
by tli, Co-bDiJlnt craws.
Ming ihe ddiUoa:
io awisi in me woric
hate system, study, is cur-
ferway by the coopera
leer, a. o. Vannort of
This is to provide work-
oc rephasing major lines
pern to carry sufficient
growing demand in fu
including heavy ma-
1C lines were originally
provide an average of
hours per month ber
and at the present time
e is 60 KWH. Bv sten.
Mn route lines from nno.
Ihree-phase, it would be
furnish an average of
i n the rephasing plans
illation of a larcer
flC, remarks Mr. Shef
grown to nearly its ter
Pits. FuturA tvn...in..
ected to reaching more
'S, farms and hucinAB.
"g out and extending
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PHpTO BY INGRAM'S TUOl6
HALLETT S. WARD has been
placed in office as Worshipful Mas
ter of lodge No. 259, Ancient Free
and Accepted Masons, last week in
ft of Farm Bureau
('fW00d county will be
?y morning at 10:30
r courthouse, It is an-
V C. Frannl.
Hon of officers will fc
P report of the recent
convention . v..
freary of Fines Creek.
Wi" be one f "e
e more than inn
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both of Haywood
(the United preM)
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Hallett S. Ward Is
Master Of Lodge '
259, A. F; A. M. .
At a regular communication of
Waynesvllle lodge No. 259, Ancient
Free and Accepted Masons, last
.Friday night, the following officers
were installed: Hallett S. Ward,
worshipful master; Edgar A. Wil
liamson, senior warden; JValter F.
Sprinkle, junior warden? William
A. Abel, treasurer; Claude B.
Hosaflook, secretary; Robert M. Fie,
senior deacon; Hugh J. Sloan, Jr.,
junior deacon; Christian R. Eck
hoff, senior steward; Jack Felmet,
junior steward; and James D. Mc
Officers installed at a stated con
vocation of Waynesville chapter
No. 69, Royal Arch Masons, were:
Robert C. McBride, high priest;
Robert W. Livingstone, king; Ben
nie L. McGlamery, scribe; William
A. Abel, treasurer; Claude B. Hos
aflook, secretary; Lee F. Worthing
ton, captain of hosts; Charles H.
Metcalfe, principal sojourner; Ed
win, P. Martin, Royal Arch captain;
Dewitt F. Whitman, master of the
third veil; Edgar A. Williamson,
master of the second veil; James
W. Reed, Jr., master of the .first
veil; and Ralph R. Whitehouse,
Doric Council No. 20, Royal and
Select Master, conducted installa
tion at a stated assembly for the
following officers: Hugh J. Sloan,
Jr., illustrious master; James L.
Patton, deputy master; Ernest L.
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Are Heard In
Fours Days, Qli
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The January civil tetw.47 Supe
rior Court opened heWMbnday
before Judge F. , Dobiw Wiilllps,
with a large part Hwr.Wfe1 re
maining for trial as of noon .Thurs-
J 1 11 .1 it I'iL kit it-.i
uay inuiuBiing inai
enter its second wee
Five divorces were granted: Len
Rathbone from Mora, Roseau Rath
bone, Lola Rhymer' from- Walter
Rhymer, Dora M. S. Howard from
C. C. Howard, Christine Keith from
Sam Keith, and Myrtle Jones from
William Porter Jones.
Two damage suits arising out of
a vehicle accident; M. A. Ingram,
administrator of the Mrs. Jane
Parker estate, vs. James C. Hens
ley, Jr.. and Mrs. Addie Ingram
vs. Hensley, compromise judgments
of $4,500 and $400 respectively,
were upheld by the court.
In the case of Clifford Presnell
vs. Norman Price, the plaintiff was
given a judgment of $2,000 for an
Injury caused by the negligent
operation of an automobile by the
The jury decided against the
plaintiff in the case of W. B. No-
land vs. Sam G. Smith, regarding
the trade of a cow.
A compromise reached (in the
L. Thompson vs. Waynesvllle
Hardware Co. case, awarding the
plaintiff $600, was consented to by
the court; as was the agreement In
Boyd M. Thompson vs. Waynesvllle
Hardware Co. In which the plait1
agreed to take nothing by
A Girl With Ambition and Courage
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PHOTO BY INGRAM'S STUDIO
Test Farm Jersey
Cow Earns Award
Mountain Standard Sula 1484171,
a registered Jersey cow owned by
the Mountain Experiment Station
at Waynesville, has completed a
production record of 8,009 pounds
of milk and 478 pounds butterfat
to qualify for the Silver Medal
award of the American Jersey Cat
tle club, it is announced by the
club office in Columbus, Ohio.
The record of Mountain Standard
Sula was made on 305-day test at
the age of two years. All tests
were verified by both the Univer
sity of North Carolina and the
American Jersey Cattle club.
In compiling this record, she
produced more than twp times as
much butterfat as th? average
dairy cow in the United States.
-Mrs. Elaine T. Gill, district
health , department . nurse . for the
Canton area, who has been confined
at her home ,ln Andrews since late
November with an attack! of pneu
monia, Is reported much improved
and ig expected to return to work
shortly, announces Dr. Mary Mi
Officers Named ,
At 10 Schools -?vf
Officers of 10 of the 4-H clubs
in Haywood county serving during
the present year have been an
nounced by Bill Robinson, assist
ant county agent, as follows:
Waynesville high president,
Peggy Noland; vice president, De
Wayne Crawford; secretary, Mo-
zelle Liner; reporter, Patricia Bren
dle; and song leader, Jeanette
Cecil presid'nt, Clyde Cham
bers; vice president, Tommy Sin
gleton; secretary, Rosanne Warren.
Canton high president, Maxlne
Mann; vice president, Melvtta Al
len; secretary, Betty Ann Jones;
song leader, Peggy Jo Hipps and
Joyce Moore; reporter, Betty Jean
Cruso president, Reba Rhodes;
vice president, Opal Murphy; sec
retary, Birdell Sorrell; song lead
er, Clara Burnette.
Morning Star president, Betty
Jo Plemmons; vice president, Car
olyn Cody; secretary Bobby Reyn
olds. Bethel juniors president, Rose
mary West; vice president, Doris
Rollins; secretary. Patsy McCrack
en; song leader, Romona Snyder.
Crabtree juniors president, Su
sie Noland; vice president, Geral
dine Bishop; secmryT-JEUxey Ann
Crawford; song , lea$(r, Peggy
Bradshaw. . V; v V
Fines Creek Jumors-fesident,
Joe Greene; vice president,' Donald
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MISS ANNIE QUEEN graduated from Bethel high school in
1930, wanted to attend college, but had to wait and work
before she was in a position to realize her ambition. She will
receive her diploma from Yale University this spring.
Miss Queen Waited 10 Years, But Found
College Education Is
Possible If One Wants
M wMake The Sacrifice
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TniiA'ecruiHnf sergeant Record '
J. B. Slack; 86
J. B. Slack, 86, retired frmer
and prominent dvio leader of Sea
grove, N. C, died Monday,1 at an
Asheboro hospital following heart
attack. Funeral services were con
ducted Tuesday at the Whynot
Methodist church, Seagrove.
He is survived by Six Jsons, In
cluding E. S. Slack, ' 'owner of
Slack's stores in Waynesville, Can
ton and Brevard; and three daugh
ters. Mr. Slack was a lifelong resi
dent of Randolph county. '
oa counties is puzzled is t why
im any young men have so lft-
' tie education.
During- one month, he related
here this week, there were 178
boys who talked to him about
rettinr In the Army. He said
he was able to forward papers
on only six of this number, and
that part f these were turned
down at Greenville, S. C. Lack
of education was the cause in
most cases, he stated.
The minimum Army require
ment is completion of the fourth
Holds Meeting At
The Haywood County Ministerial
Association held its regular month
ly meeting Monday at Long's Chap
el at Lake Junaluska. Rev. Duck
wald, pastor of Long's Chapel, was
elected acting president of the
Rev. Mabry, pastor of the Can
ton Methodist church, was elected
chairman of the program commit
tee and serving with him will be
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis, pastor of the
Canton Presbyterian church; and
Rev. Horace Smith, pastor of the
Central Baptist church of Canton.
Former County Agent
Here Now In Charge
Of Food For
By now Jack Lynn, former coun
ty agent, should be safely back at
his office In Frankfort, Germany,
after spending a brief vacation at
( home, and consulting with agricul
ture officials in Washington. He
spent the greater part of a day here
Mr. Lynn is chief of the United
States element of food, agriculture
and forestry in Germany, with
headquarters in Frankfort. He has
55 American workers under him,
and some 550 Germans.
It is the duty of Mr. Lynn and
his associates to get German farm
ers back on a high production level,
and to make the country self-supporting
as far as food is concerned
as soon as possible.
The task is a gigantic one, he
said, pointing out that the low ra
tioning of strength-giving foods
does not lend itself to initiative,
or the desire to work hard. The
average person is getting 1.400
calories daily, with the laboring
classes about 1,700.
Mr. Lynn explained that the aver
age housewife is given for 28 days,
20 pounds of bread
16 pounds of potatoes
V4 pound of butter
pound of meat.
"The German people have high
hopes for the Marshall plan, and
Europe knows that their only hope
is to get aid from America.
The area over which Mr. Lynn
is in charge, has a population of
42,500,000, and 38 millions of these
are wholly dependent upon outside
help for food, as they live in in.
dustrial cities a tamjot Talee any
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The large crowd attending the
graduating exercises of the Bethel
High School back in 1930, saw a
small, energetic girl step lightly
across the stage and accept her
diploma, smile, and return to her
seat. What the audience did not
see was the determination in the
girl's heart to complete her educa
tion. That desire never died, and
this spring, 18 years later, plus
sacrifices, and hard work, Miss An
nie Queen, will graduate from the
School of Divinity of Yale Univers
ity. Back in 1930 Miss Queen was
just one of many high school gradu
ates eager for a college education,
but the depression kept hundreds
from realizing their dreams. Miss
Queen, however, continued to
dream, and work and pray, and
She went to work in the finish
ing department of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, and for
9Vfc years worked hard at her job,
saving some money after she and
her two younger sisters had built
a nice home for their mother and
stepfather in the Henson Cove sec
tion. After the home was paid for.
Miss Queen, with the assistance of
her sisters, began to save for her
college career, which has extended
over 8 years, and when she gradu
ates in the Spring with her bachelor
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32,500 Are Allotted
For Planting This
Year In Haywood
An allotment of 32,500 TVA tree
seedlings has been made for Hay
wood county, to be distributed by
the state forestry department in
cooperation with the extension
The seedlings: White pine, short
leaf pine, poplar and locust, will
arrive here during February and
March, and will be distributed on
the basis of orders taken this
month from Individuals. All land
owners interested in securing the
seedlings are urged to place their
order at once in the county agent's
Authorized use of the seedlings
include resetting eroded, cutover
and underplanted woodland.
During 1947 there were 25,000
seedlings set out in Haywood, and
a check during the fall showed 98
per cent survival.
Show Increase In
Past Year Here
Taken By Death
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REV. S. R. CROCKETT passed
away Tuesday morning at a Sy'lva
Hospital following an illness of
several weeks. He was pastor of the
Hazelwood. Bethel and White Oak
Haywood Home Demonstration Clubs
Name Officers For The Coming Year
Evans Joins Police Here
On Resignation of Messer
Arthur Paul Evans has been as
signed to the Waynesville Police
Department upon the recent resig
nation of Policeman Guy Messer,
announced Chief Orville , Noland.
Policeman Evans served with the
Marine Corps during World War
II. .'..,.' '.'
Mr. Messer had been a member
of the department since Septem
ber 1945. . '
New officers have recently been
elected to serve the eighteen
Home Demonstration Clubs through
out the county. These clubs which
work with Miss Mary Margaret
Smith, county Home Agent, have
a total of 384 active members with
116 additional members who attend
Each month the clubs are given
a demonstration on a subject of
interest to homemakers.
County Council Officers for this
year are; president, Mrs. W. - D.
Ketner; vice president, Mrs. Hiram
McCracken; and secretary-treasurer,
Mrs. J. T. Snyder.
: Club officers include the follow
Aliens Creek Club: president,
Mrs. Jule Allen; vice president,
Mrs. Moody Farmer; sec.-treas.,
Mrs. Hiram McCracken.
Bearerdam Club: president, Mrs.
Lloyd Parham; vice president, Mrs.
Roy Robinson; sec.-treas., Mrs.
Frank Cabei assistant sec.-treas.,
Mrs. Paul Robinson. .
' Bethel Club:., president, Mrs.
Henry Garner, vice president, Mrs.
..::. -.i-y g y
. MRS. W. D. KETNER
Jim Welch; sec., Mrs. Welch Single
ton; treas., Mrs. Ellis Wells.
Crabtree Club: president, Mrs.
Marshall Kirkpatrick; vice presi
dent. Mrs. Lowery Ferguson; sec.
treas., Mrs. Rex Messer.
Cecil Club: president, Mrs.
Thomas Erwin; vice president Mrs.
J. H. Reece; sec.-treas., Mrs. James
Clyde Club: president, Mrs. J. T.
Snyder; vice president, Mrs. C. E.
Brown. Jr.; sec-tress., Mrs. Levi
Dellwood Club: president, Mrs.
W. D. Ketner; vice president, Mrs.
Grady Moody; sec.-treas., Mrs.
Fines Creek Club: president,
Mrs. France Rogers; vice president,
Mrs. Cauley Rogers; sec.-treas.,
Miss Maggie James.
Francis Cove Club: president,
Mrs. Wiley Franklin; vice presi
dent, Mrs. W. K. Boone; sec.-treas.,
Mrs. M. G. Head.
Iron Duff Club: president, Mrs.
J. R. Caldwell; vice president, Mrs.
L. L. Williamson; sec.-treas., Mrs.
T. C. Davis.
Jonathan Club: president, Mrs.
W. H. Nelson; vice president, Mrs.
Junaluska Club: president, Mrs.
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Passes Jan, 6
Funeral Held Wednes
' day For iJeloved Pres
byterian Pastor At
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday for the Rev. Stewart Roper
Crockett, 68, at the Hazelwood
Presbyterian ,church which he had
served for many years. Rev. Crock
ett died Tuesday morning in a
Sylva hospital following a lengthy
Officiating at the service were
the Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor
of the Waynesville Presbyterian
church; the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans,
pastor of the Franklin Presbyterian
church; and the Rev. R. T. Houts,
patsor of the Cullowhee Methodist
church. The body was taken for
burial at Edgefield, S. C.
Active pallbearers were Law
rence Davis, Paul Davis, Ralph
Summerrow, G. C. Summerrow, W.
P. Whitesides and J. F. Justice.
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the Haywood County Minis
terial association, the Asheville
Presbytery, and Haywood Memorial
Post No. 47, American Legion.
Rev. Crockett was on leave from
his pastorate of the Hazelwood,
Bethel and White Oak churches
during his illness. In addition to be
ing a great spiritual force in his
churches, he was known as a build-
er who was responsible for many
j improvements to church property.
; A pastor of the Waynes
: ville Presbyterian church from
1920 to 1930, he left here to be
come superintendent without pay
i for the Maxwell Home for Boys in
1 Macon county.
i He was president of the county
ministerial association and chap-
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Here On Jan. 18
As Polio Benefit
A singing convention will be
held at the Haywood County court
house on Sunday, January 18, for
the benefit of the polio fund.
The convention is being spon
sored by Rev. C. L. Allen and W.
T. Queen and the public is cor
dially invited to attend. There
will be group singing, quartets,
duets and solos.
A free-will offering will be taken
at the end of the program.
Waynesville Post Of
fice Receipts Over
Postal receipts at the Waynes
ville post office during 1947 totaled
$46,570.90, representing an in
crease over the previous year of
$2,893.40, Postmaster J. Hardin
Howell announced yesterday.
During the first quarter of 1947
there was a small decline, in com
parison with the same period in
1946. The December quarter, how
ever, was one of the largest in the
post office's history, and netted
$2,995 more than the final quarter
of the previous year.
Postal receipts are based primar
ily on the sale of stamps, and are
generally considered to reflect the
business condition of the area
"The past Christmas season,'"
Postmaster Howell says, "extended
over a longer period than any I
have experienced in the past 13
Outgoing letters put through the
cancelling machine averaged 6,209
during December, and on the peak
day, the Monday before Christmas,
was 44,446. In addition to this were
612 packages and a quantity of
metered and non-metered mail
which Is not required to be can
celled at the post office,
During the period Dec. 1 to 20
the Waynesville office sold approxi
mately 120,000 greeting card
The local post office, Postmaster
Howell states, had receipts of ap
proximately $17,000'. for 1934, thus
hjuvwrow nearly 'to three times
that .figure in the past 13 years. It
reached firtt clasi listing In 1943.
The postmaster believes that re
ceipts will hold up close to last
year's level in 1948.
Given Wall And
Zeno Wall, Jr.. has been named
general manager of Radio Station
WHCC. and E. F. MacFarland ap
pointed program director, effective
last Tuesday, it was announced yes
terday by W. Curtis Russ. president
of the Smoky Mountain Broadcast
Robert M. Wallace, of Shelby.
has served as general manager but
due to the press of duties in Shel
by, had to relinquish the po.' here
other than act as an advis and
continue as a member of the board
Mr. Wall has served as assistant
general manager since the station
went on the air in late August. Mr.
MacFarland was chief announcer,
since the station opened. He has
worked with stations in Georgia and
Florida before coming here. He suc
ceeds George Flowers who has re
signed to take up v-nrk elsewhere.
William Paschal, of Valdese, re
cently joined the station in the cap
acity as engineer. He is the third
member of the engineering staff.
LEGION POST WILL
Haywood Post No. 47. American
Legion, will hold its regular meet
ing tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the
Masonic Temple building, it is an
nounced by Commander William
Orchardmen To Discuss
Packing House Plans
Possibilities of an apple storage
and packing plant for small grow
ers of Haywood will be. discussed
Friday nigjftj at a meeting of or
chardmen in the county agent's of
fice, announces Wayne Corpen-ing.
Misses Kathryn and Emma Gunn
left Tuesday for a month's vaca
tion at Fort- Lauderdale Beach,
(This Information Com
piled From Records of ,
State Highway Patrol)