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EIGHT PAGES United Press and Associated Press News
WAXESVILLE, N. TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1948
In By Death
LEV. prominent Canton
Lrch leader and a form
native and senator in
legislature, died Friday
id friends were maning
he capitol. The funeral
er Senator and
s Friday To
ervices for J. T. Bailey,
liton business man and
lie senator, were held
afternoon at the First
n church In Canton
v. D. O. Mclnnich, pas.
Rev. Malcolm R, Wil-
istor of the Waynesville
n church, officiating.
t was. in Bon-A-Venture
main vt thvmudiAe
nton conducted grave
pallbearers were R. J.
E. Henderson, Thomas
W. p. Barnes, R. J.
W. Vetoe, H. A. Os-
pallbearers were 'mem-
board of deacons of the
byterian church, mem-
home mission and or-
pimittce of the Asheville
past masters of the
pr Masonic lodge, Can
Fieials. members of the
and G. W. Phillips and
' Flower bearers were
the Friendly Dozen
ich Mrs. Bailey is a
V died Friday in Ra
pt failure. The attack
' after he arrived in
a tour with his broth.
lames L. Elwnnrf nf
and his nephew, John
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f North Carolina,
at the capitol, the ex
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b Of Canton-
2 North Carolina high
's, including rerouting
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Pounty home road in
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ursday in Raleigh
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To Open Auto
Waynesville Man Is
Graduate Of Mechani
cal Inspectors Course
The motor vehicle inspection
lane for Haywood and counties far
ther west will be opened after me
chanical inspectors enrolled in the
two-weeks' training school which
started Monday are graduated, ac
cording to information from the
state department of 'motor vehicles.
Eleven of the 40 lanes planned to
cover the state are now in opera
tion, six having begun Monday.
John C. Noland. Jr., of Waynes
ville graduated Saturday from the
second training course conducted
for mechanical inspectors. The
course was conducted by the Insti
tute of Government at Chapel Hill,
and was completed by 60 students.
The first class of 51 was gradu
ated in December and 40 were ap
pointed supervisors of the state's
40 inspection lanes. Arthur T.
Moore, head of the inspection 'pro
gram, has notified around 90 ap
plicants to report to Chapel Hill
this weel for the third and final
Lanes were first set up at Ra
leigh, Durham, Elizabeth City,
Greenville and Wilmington. Six
others opened yesterday at Char
lotte, Greensboro, High Point, Gas-
tonia and Fayetteville. Inspectors
who graduated Saturday are man
ning this latter group of lanes.
Moore said he hoped to get other
lanes in operation as soon as the
last school of inspectors is com
pleted on January 31, which indi
cates that the lane with headquar
ters in Waynesville will be estab
lished In early February: '
Farm Bureau Will
Make Plans For
Plans for participation in the
State Farm Bureau convention will
be made at a meeting Saturday at
11 a. m., in the courtroom, of of
ficers, directors and committeemen
of the Haywood federation, it is
announced by Charles McCrary,
Wives of Farm Bureau members
in Haywood are urged to attend
the session also, since a represent
ative of the state auxiliary will be
here to address the women.
Haywood's Farm Bureau will
have charge of providing entertain
ment on Monday night, February
2, when the state convention opens
at Asheville. Plans are to have
Sam and Richard Queen and the
Soco Gap dance team give an ex
hibition of square dancing.
The county bureau will complete
plans for the entertainment, and
draw resolutions to be submitted
at the state meeting. Voting dele
gates for each commodity also will
be named at the meeting Saturday.
Woody Is Elected
Jonathan Woody was re-elected
president of the First State Bank
at a session of the board of direc
tors following the second annual
meeting of stockholders on Wed
nesday afternoon. Other officers
chosen were C. N. Allen, first vice
president; Joe Davis, second vice
president; and R. L. Prevost, Sr.,
chairman of the board.
Reports of progress in the first
full year Xsl the institution were
presented by Mr. Woody and J. B.
Smith, cashier. Elected to the board
of directors by the 15 stockholders
present tvere Mr. Prevost, Mr. Al
len, J. E. Massie, L. N. Davis and
Increase Of TVA
The deadline for requesting TVA
tree seedlings is January 31, it
Was announced yesterday by Coun
ty Agent Wayne Corpenlng, who
advises landowners who wish to re
set their eroded, cutover and un
derplanted woodland to place their
orders at once. ,
An increase in the number of
seedlings allotted for planting in
Haywood county, from 32,500 to
52,500, has- been arranged. Seed
lings , available are white pine,
Short leaf pine, poplar and" locust.
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Wf, - I NANCY SMITH
ELIZABETH LUCY HANEY
Furnished Care To Stricken Children
Farnily Could Not
Without the help of the Infantile
Paralysis Foundation, states Har
old Haney of route 1, Waynesville,
he would have been unable to pro
vide proper medical care for his
five-year-old daughter, Elizabeth
Only through the efforts of the
National Foundation, he says, is it
possible ior his daughter to be at
home today. -, ' '
ber 7. 1948, the family, doctor con
tacted Dr. Mary Michal, district
health officer, who sent Elizabeth
Lucy to Gastonia. She stayed
there for three weeks, and was
then sent to the Orthopedic Home
near Biltmore, remaining until De
cember 21, 1947. All expenses
were paid by the polio fund.
Elizabeth Lucy is one of five chil
dren in Mr. Haney's family. He is
glad of the opportunity to thank
all persons who have made possi
ble the nationwide organization.
Clyde, N. C.
Dear Mrs. Norris:
Isn't is wonderful we live in Am
erica where we have a National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis?
When the doctor told us Donna
Sharon, our baby who will be five
February 6, had polio, of course we
were frantic and didn't know what
to do. But our doctor made a few
telephone calls, and in a few hours
we were on our way, with all ex
penses paid, to a fine hospital
where efficient, understanding and
sympathetic doctors and nurses
waited to give her every atten
tion. Since she had to be placed in
a respirator for four weeks and
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Josephus Daniels Rites
Are Held On Saturady
RALEIGH W Josephus Dan
iels, former Secretary of the Navy,
former ambassador to Mexico and
militant editor-publisher of the
Raleigh News and Observer, was
laid to rest after simple, impres
sive funeral services here Saturday.
Edenton Street Methodist church
where the rites were held, was
filled to capacity, and upwards of
500 persons ' stood outside in the
rain during the services.
The widows of two former presi
dents, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, and
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt,
marched with the Daniels family
behind the body of the aged editor-
Daniels, who served under Presi
dent Wilson as Secretary of the
Navy .and under President Roose
velt as "good neighbor" ambassador
to Mexico, died at his home here
Thursday at 85 of pneumonia.
Those attending the rites, which
were conducted by Bishop W. W.
Peele of Richmond, Va., included
Governor Cherry, other state of
ficials, and nearly every member
of the North Carolina delegation
in congress. ; , , . ,
Bishop Peele began his eulogy
of Daniels by relating: the remark
of a Negro man who on hearing of
Daniels" death commented: j
'."He wu shore a good man. I
wanted to get one last look st Mr.
THREE HAYWOOD county children, of the 117 cases on rec
ord, who have been stricken with infantile paralysis and have
received assistance through the National Foundation are
shown in the accompanying pictures. Their individual stories
are told below, in letters sent to Mrs. W. C. Norris, chairman
of women's activities for the Waynesville area in the 1948
Mrs. Smith Expresses
Gratitude For Treat
ment Of 3-Year-Old
Hazelwood, N. C.
Mrs. W. C. Norris, Chairman
Women's Activities, Polio Drive
Waynesville, N. C.
My dear Mrs. Norris:
I am writing you as a mother
who knows what it is to have a lov
ed one afflicted with the dread dis
ease. Polio, in the hope it may
prompt someone to give more to
this worthy cause In the . coming
Wve -and comfort ,;.tmyWothef
wt)o will be confronted in ht- iu?
tu re with the same trouble I had.
In December 1948 my little
daughter, Nancy, aged 3 years, was
afficted with what our dootor diag
nosed as Infantile Paralysis. Word?
cannot express, and a mind -cannot
imagine the thousand thing that
flashed through my mind whn this
verdict reached my ears. 1 know it
took lots and lots of money to '.give
treatment for this disease, f .knew
my daughter would have to leave
home to obtain this treatmeu),. I
also knew we were, not financially
able to give her the treatment- she
so badly needed. ''
I wondfered what kind of people
she would receive her treatment
from. Would they give her thelov?
ing, patient and understanditig'care
Then like a bolt from the- blue.
I learned of the National Founda
tion for Infantile Paralysis, and
that they would help me.
They took my daughter to Gas
tonia, N. C., and treated her for
about four months. While she is
not completely cured, she is well
on the road to recovery.
I am happy to say that she re
ceived the finest and best treat-
ment that money could buy, -ven
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"It is safe to say," Bishop Peele
continued, "that North Carolina
never produced a man who excelled
in so many lines."
He described Daniels as emi
nently successful as an editor, lee
turer. Navy secretary, ambassador,
moral reformer, churchman, first
citizen of the Southland, honored
father and devoted husband. '
Concluding he said:
"Josephus Daniels is not dead.
He came to a stream that had no
bridge and he leaped across. He
still lives ... He lives as a rich
memory. He lives and must con
tinue to live in your hearts and
mine striving for unalterable cour
age and faith in God."
The body was borne by eight Negro-
men who worked for many
years either at the Daniels home or
at the News and Observer after the
church services the funeral pro
cession moved to. Oakwood ceme
tery where Daniels was , laid to
rest by his wife Who died in 1943.
The graveside services were con
cluded aaa tailor . softly 'j blew
"Taps! Another sailor and a ma
rine stood at attention. .They" rep
resented the enlisted men of the
armed services for. whom Daniels
frequently fought' ; .' , i ;; ':
..Joseph C. Grew, formes under
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Polio Fund Came To
Rescue Like a Miracle,
Dear Mrs. Norris:
I cant express in words what the
Polio fund has meant to us. It was
a life saver when our daughter,
Peggy, was stricken with the dread
ful disease. You can't realize what
it is until it strikes in your own
( When the dootor told us Peggy
had infantile paralysis,' I was ter
ror stricken. She had been so
healthy and such an active child.
I could not bear to think of her
being a cripple all her life, and so
helpless. Then, like a miracle, our
polio fund came to the rescue.
We were told she would be tak
en care of, regardless of expense.
And she was, with the best of doc
tors, nurses and physical therapists
that could be had. We could never
have paid all expenses at that
time without aid.
Peggy was 10 years of age at
the time. She stayed in the hos
pital at Hickory for several months
and has been under a doctor's care
all this time. She is now 13 years
of age and is able to take part in
all sports. Thanks to our Polio fund!
If everyone could visit in a polio
hospital and see the suffering and
helpless children, they would never
hesitate to give and give freely
to the Polio fund. I was one of the
many mothers who helped in the
Emergency Hospital at Hickory in
1944. I never want to see anything
like it again. Let us give to the
Polio fund, whether it be pennies
or dollars, and be prepared fov such
Here is hoping this will be the
greatest drive ever!
Mrs. Gay Bradshaw.
Building & Loan
To Meet Tonight
. Stockholders of the Haywood
Home Building and Loan associa
tion are urged by Secretary L. N.
Davis to attend the 28th annual
meeting at 7:30 o'clock tonight, in
the Association office on Main
Election of the 10-member board
of directors for the year, and re
ports of progress given by R. L.
Prevost, Sr., president, and Mr.
Davis' will .be the main items of
business. The board will elect of
ficers for the year at their next
regular meeting, on Jan. 26.
There presently are nearly 900
stockholders in the Association. In
addition to Mr. Prevost and Mr.
Davis, officers are C. N. Allen, vice
president; and Miss Elsie McCrack
en, assistant secretary-treasurer.
To Hear Mrs. Allen
' The Haywood County Classroom
Teachers Will have a dinner meet
ing at the- Towne House at 7
o'clock, Wednesday night, Jan. 21.
Principal speaker will, be Mrs. Lu
cille Allen, state president of the
classroom teacher division of the
stae Educational Association.
To Be Held Wednes
Day In Washington's
Delegates to the Smokies Park
dinner meeting in Washington on
Thursday night will leave Western
North Carolina today and tomor
row, with the state Park. Parkway
and Forests Development commis
sion going ahead for a preliminary
get-together Wednesday morning
in the Mayflower hotel at the na
Charles E. Ray, chairman of the
commission, announces that ;.ll ar
rangements for the dinner meeting
with the combined N. C. and Ten
nessee congressional groups, the
park commissions of the two states,
and high-ranking administration of
ficials including two cabinet mem
bers have been worked out.
Whether the proponents of inimedi
ate development of the Smokies
can impress the legislators and
National Park Service personnel
with the necessity of increased ap
propriations is difficult to judge be
forehand, he adds.
At least 24 persons from this
section have notified C. M. Doug
las of Brevard, secretary of W.N.C.
Associated Communities, that they
will attend the Washington meet
ings. The WNCAC has collected funds
necessary to finance the dinner
inciting, states Mr. Ray, since
state funds are not legally avail
abel for such a purpose.
At the preliminary park com mis
sion meeting tomorrow morning he
says, two questions will be dis
cussed:, the possittillty of -linking
Grandfather Mountain and the
Blue Ridge Parkway system, and
the announced plan of the federal
government to charge a toll of 25
cents per vehicle entering the
Following the Wednesday moin;
ing session of the North Carolina
commission, an afternoon meeting
is scheduled of the joint N.C -Tenn.
committee for development of the
Representing Haywood county
will be R. D. Coleman of Canton,
George R. Brown, Jr., Wayne Corp
ening. James Kilpatrick, William
Medford, D. Reeves Noland. C. J.
Reece and Mr. Ray.
Meet On 27th
A business session of the Mer
chants Association will be held on
January 27th. it was announced
yesterday by Dave Felmet. presi
dent of the organization. The meet
ing will be held in the court house.
A program for 1948 will be pre
sented, and a proposal made on
several matters of importance to
all merchants of the community,
Mr. Felmet said.
Large Numbers Visited
Pisgah, Report Shows
A lotiil of 1.380.000 persons vis
ited Pisgah and Croatan National
forests in 1947 and more than 300.-
000 used the 17 developed recrea
tion areas in the forests, according
to the annual report compiled by
Carl G. Kruger. supervisor.
The report showed that 90.000
persons visited the other areas of
the forests and that Pisgah forest
had more than half the total num
ber of visitors. The Mt. Mitchell
area of the forest with only a few
developed areas, also had many vis
itors. The Roan mountain area, al
though not developed, was visited
by a large number of persons.
According to the report, all of
the recreational areas in the two
forests are heavily used, and while
it is desirable to close some of
them to provide for restoration of
run-down sections, demand for
their use is too great and there are
no alternate spots which could be
Funds are urgently needed for
additional developments, and fpr
maintenance of facilities now in
use, but there is nothing to indi
cate that the funds are available
and it will difficult to carrj? out
even routine maintenance- and
clean-up work during the year, Mr.
Kruger said in the report..
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties '
Rat Campaign Will
Be Held Jan. 28-29
S. E. CONNATSER of LakeJn
aluska has been installed as Deputy
Master of the 41st Masonic dis
trict, which includes the four
lodges of Haywood county.
S. E. Connatser
Is Deputy Master
Of Masonic Dist.
Shirley E. Connatser of Lake
Junaluska was honored bv the Ma
sons of the 41st District by being
installed as District Deputy Grand
Master for 1949. in Clyde Lodge
No. 453 on January 13.
A native of Sevcirville, Tenn.,
Mr. Connatser was made a Master
Mason on May 9, 1918. He was
dimitted from Mountain Star Lodge
No. 197 to the Clyde lodge on Oct.
31, 1933, and to Waynesville Lodge
No. 259 oil, Nov. 6, 1939. He was
exalted to, the Sublime Degree of
Royal Arch in Newport, greeted
lioyal and beleet Master in Doric
Councile No. 20, and dubbed a
Knight Templar in Waynesville
Commandry No. 31, He has served,
as Eminent Commander of Waynes
ville Commandry, as Worshipful
Master of Lodge 259, as member
of the Past Masters club, member
of the West Gate club, and has
been active on the degree team for
many years. '
The 41st District, of which he. is
Deputy Grand Master, is composed
of four lodges. Waynesville, PtgeOn
River. Clyde and Sonomo; and -has.
a membership of more than SOOy-
Mr. Connatser operates, several
tourist cottages and a filling ,saV
tion at Lake Junaluska, and is- a
representative of Jefferson Stand
ard Life Insurance company. He is
a member of the First Baptist
church and Rotary club of Waynes
ville. REV. DANIEL TO PREACH
AT WATER STREET HOME
Rev. Joe Daniel of East Marion
will preach at the home of Albert
Earley on Water street Saturday
night, January 24. There will be
string music and special singing.
The public is cordially invited.
Some 2,800 boys and girls at
tended the two camps in the for-
ests. One of the camps is on the
South Toe river in Yancey county,
and is operated by the Asheville
Optimist club. The other is on the
Neuse river below New Bern, and
is operated by a joint committee of
the New Bern Kiwanis and Rotary
The report stated further that
nearly one million persons drove
through the forests seeking recre
ation during the year. Here, again,
the report showed. Pisgah forest
had the most visitors.
Statistics have shown, according
to the report, that more visitors
are using the unpaved forest roads
than ever before, with good exam
ples being the Sunburst road, the
Rich Mountain road near Hot
Springs, and the Curtis Creek road.
The majority of visitors to Pis
gah and Croatan forests, the su
pervisor's report showed, were
from North Carolina. Next in or
der were visitors from South Car
olina, Florida, Georgia and Ten-,
nessee. , , -.;
The. estimate on the number of
visitors is based on regular checks
of recreation areas and intermit
tent checks at other points, it was
explained, and on traffic counts
made on forest roads at intervals
through he summer. -
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Annual Drive To Ex
terminate Rats On
Farms And In Towns
A campaign to kill rats will be
conducted in Haywood county next
week, with poison to be distributed
for use around schools and rural
homes Wednesday, Jan. 28, and to
the towns of Waynesville, Hazel
wood, Clyde and Canton on the fol
Jointly sponsored by the county
agent's office, board of education,
health ..epartment and towns, the
extermniation program is being
conducted in cooperation with the
U. S. Fish and Wildlife service.
Plans for the campaign were work
ed out last week by representatives
of the sponsoring groups at a meet
ing called by County Agent Wayne
Thousands of dollasr worth of
damage are caused each year in
Haywood by rats, in fields, barns.
and storerooms, states Mr. Corpen
ing. A successful rat killing cam
paign will cut down this loss to a
great extent, eliminate one type of
disease carrier, and cut down on
the annoyance of having the pests
Orders are being taken now for
a prepared poison mixture, contain
ing fortified red squill, which is be
ing sold at cost to all persons who
wish to use it. All persons living in
rural areas who desire a quantity of
the poison are urged to notify the
county agent's office, In person or
by mail, of the amount they wish.
A three-pound package, which costs
$1. is generally enough to bait the
In last winter's campaign there
was 4,000 pounds of bait mixed,
containing fish, water, sugar, rolled
oats, corn meal and red squ.yi. It .
IHo be prepared at the communftjT
cannery here and distributed im
mediately afterwards in order to
produce best results.
Vocational agriculture teachers
at the high schools over the county
will have Charge of the rural dis
tribution, next Wednesday. Work
ers in the four towns will carry out
the extermination program, as in
; The prepared poison is not harm
ful to humans or domestic ani
mals. Girl Scout Leader
To Hold Meeting
The regional director of the Girl
Scouts movement, Mrs. Stroupe of
Atlanta, Ga., will be in Waynes
ville this week to hold a meeting
Wednesday night of scout leaders
and address the Lions and Rotary
clubs at their regular sessions.
All Girl Scout and Brownie of
ficers, leaders, and registered mem
bers are invited to the meeting
Wednesday, which will begin at
7:30 p.m. in the First Methodist
Crabtree P.-T.A. Will
Meet Wednesday Night
The Crabtree-Iron Duff Parent
Teachers Association will meet
Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Miss
Margaret Johnston, Haywood Coun
ty librarian, will be the guest
speaker. All members are urged to
TWO HAYWOOD MEN
ENLIST ltt ARMY
Edward E. Morgan. Jr. of Hazel
wood and Joseph L. Leopard of
Waynesville recently enlisted in
the U. S. Army, it was announced
by Capt. John J. Nowack, command
ing officer -of the army and an?
force recruiting office in Asheville.
' (To Date)
In Haywood M
Injured - - - 1 .
(This Information Com- '
piled From Records of.
State. Highway . Patrol) .