Siandar.l ?Kl. IIXG ft.
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.uv set a blistering
s the Texan ad
'"not 5.1 In the
t ut Connally hit it
teXl,h asserting. "We
tut Of course, we shall
t lying tav
L is -vicious, wrong,
eo' ,j u.. ofnatpd." The
Isliouia w -
ovmo.it Practices Act, he
18 a " The
inB proposal lie labeled a
16 r..u... iui i." who
pass a law "
L KILE FOR
r,i,.r cuunty farmers
Leigh Saturday and went
lo the beard oi elections
there each one tianaca
. u.. CI 0 hlinit
b make up
...,r favorite son, Charles
L, u-hii is seeking the
Jc nomination as governor
fwsun in "e niediiL.i.ic
icial headquarters in Ma-
got Ins organization to
br tlif cami'uiB"-
L GOP MEETINGS
mnnes are scheduled
t Haywood for today by
loaders, it was an-
v Glenn A. Boyd, chair-
county executive com-
Lrh precinct chairman
targe of making arrange
the meetings today,
he matters to be brought
selection of a precinct
t two members lo
Igatcs to the executive
( be held in Canton Sat-
IP MAKES PLANS
t Chapel Hilt, 126 pro-
kanded together last Sat-
niake formal plans for
Hie Wallace for president
throughout North oaro-
hi lot "Tarr Heel 8tu-
IWallace Rally" they re
in experts in liberal-front
the basic lessons in
hp for the common
to get free time on the
to push petitions, how
rough "letters to the
parlinents of newspapers
to sell the cause with
ft CIVIL RIGHTS
ILS OF TRUMAN
Carolina's two United'
ators, Clyde R. Hoey andf
Umstead, severely crlt
sident Truman's civil
fcram and declared it is
lot every Southerner in
lo oppose it to the limit.
statements were issued
senators as they urged
Democrats "to use sound
and nol act hastily at
1 time. Southern Dem-
Congress will challenge
'gtits program at every
al went out from South
State Senator William
chairman of the South
emocratic party, for ev
' be made to bring to
southern states for unit
" the "Southern revolt"
; national party,
UP met yesterday in
l make final plans for
N 20TH DISTRICT
BTson. Jr., 0f Bryson
en appointed solicitor
1 Jud?e F. Donald Phil
. during the current
' ""Swain county, due
h of Baxter C. Jones.
n,m has becn men
"l' successor to So-
;; as have been Ed Whit
City, fomer state
Jones of Franklin;
francs of Waynesville,
U on'? aUSrney and
,UQ On Pair ir;u
March 2 Mild wit
5t? the sta
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
63rd YEAR No. 18 EIGHT PAGES United Press
Displays to Be Pre
pared for Show at
Armory on March
A farm and home appliance show
will be held Friday and Saturday,
March 19-20, at the Waynesville
Armory, featuring displays of
equipment by Haywood county
dealers and national supply Arms.
Plans for the show were formu
lated last week by representatives
oi the Chamber of Commerce,
Haywood Electric Membership Co
operative and the Farm Extension
Service, held at the county agent's
During the show, talks will be
made relative to household ar
rangement and use of the various
appliances. Specialists from the
local area, N. C. State College and
the R. E. A. i nWashington are be
ing invited to conduct the educa
tional aspects of the show.
A committee composed of R. N.
Barber, Jr., chairman; David Fel
met and Wayne Corpening was se
lected to allocate space in the Arm
ory for dealer displays. Rural wa
ter systems and electric household
appliances will be shown in the
displays, with dealer representa
tives to be present to discuss the
technical points of the equipment.
Purpose of the show is to bring
out the advantage of modern appli
ances in the home and on the farm.
Many Attend Gather
ing At Clyde School
Cafeteria On Satur
Between 75 and 100 persons at
tended the dinner meeting oj the
postmasters of the T2th district at
the Clyde school Saturday night.
Representative Monroe Redden was
the speaker of the evening.
Grover C. Haynes, Clyde post
master, was toastmaster, and gave
the address of welcome. J. H. How
ell, postmaster of Waynesville, gave
the response. Recognition was
made of Wade Hill, state president
of postmasters. During the busi
ness session it was voted to meet
in Waynesville for the summer
meeting, which will be held in late
June or early July. Mrs. Ammons
of Robbinsville was named presi
dent of the association, succeeding
Mrs. Emily Walkingstlck, of Cher
okee. Mr. Redden discussed the prob
lems facing the Congress, and dis
cussed at length some of the do
mestic issues at large. He also
(Continued on Page tight)
The father of a Fines Creek high
school student who had stayed
away from classes since the Christ
mas holidays without legitimate ex
cuse was given a road sentence of
30 days when tried Thursday be
fore W. G. Byers, justice of the
peace. Sentence of Shuford Beas
ley, the defendant, was suspended
upon presentation of evidence that
his wife is sick, and his promise
that he would send his son back to
school this week.
Mrs. Wanda Clark, truant officer
for Haywood county, prosecuted
Magistrate Byers pointed out
that state law requires parents to
send their children to school be
tween the ages of 6 and 16 for the
complete school term, unless pre
vented by illness or other reason
Balance to go .
MORE THAN 4,000 pounds of clothing and other goods shown in the boxes above were gath
ered in "the Waynesville area by workers in the church-sponsored "Kill a Ship With
Kriendship" drive. The Rev. Russell Young, Methodist pastor and chairman of the drive
here, is pictured with the goods before they were shipped for World Service Center, in Mary
land, on their way to help clothe the destitute in Europe.
A Mountaineer Photo hv Ingram's Studio.
Carl Brock, Jr.
'Leap Year Baby'
Four years will pass before
Carl William Brock, Jr., will cele
brate his first birthday.
Little Carl was born at 5:30
p. m. Sunday, February 29, at
the Haywood County hospital.
He was the pnly "leap year" baby
reported, abd will have to wait
until 1952 before another Febru
ary 29 rolls! around.
His parerfts are Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Brock of Canton.
Two illicit whiskey stills
caotured Sunday in the
Springs section by Deputies John
Kerley and Max Cochran, and Roy
Reece, federal ugent.
One of the stills was of 60-gal-lons
capacity, made of copper, with
evidence nt the silo that it had
completed a run Saturday. There
was 3(0 gallons of mash found with
the still, and poured out by I he of
ficers. The other was a smaller plant,
and was destroyed at its location.
Sixty gallons of mash was found
and poured out.
Both stills wore untended at the
time, and no arrests have been
made as yet, according to Deputy
Cochran. The larger still was
brought in and has boon wrecked.
Meet Here Friday
The Great Smokies parish of
the North Carolina Jersey Cattle
Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday,
March 5, at Mountain Experiment
Station here, announces Howard
Plans for Jersey field days and
youth work in the parish will be
discussed at the meeting. County
agents, 4-H club members, voca
tional agriculture teachers, and
F. F. A. youths who are interested
in dairy cattle are urged to attend
the two hour program.
W. C. Hodges of Fletcher is pres
ident of the parish, which covers
11 W.NC. counties. Ted Besh of
Biltmore Farms is secretary-treasurer.
Curtis Hobson of Charlotte,
field man with the state club, also
will be present for the meeting.
Boy Scout Drive
Made By Lions
Assignments of canvassing areas
were made in the drive to raise
$1,400 for the Boy Scouts of Amer
ica at last week's meeting of the
Waynesville Lions club, which is
conducting the drive this year.
Lawrence Leatherwood, chair
man of the boys and girls commit
tee, made the assignments and re
ported that through Thursday the
preliminary canvass had netted ap
and Associated Press News
Gift Starts On Way
-J v "Tn'V I L P
Vfcr, I Ifw fMil
Dorcas Bell Love
Mother Of Waynesville
Founder Was Heroine
Of Revolutionary Days
Small Child Injured
In Hazelwood Accident
Johnny Marcus. 3-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Marcus of Hazel-
wood, was treated at the hospital
heroSaiurday for tgash ovrs,
eye and othef cuts sustained when
he was struct by an futomohile in
front of his Beech street home. He
returned honie sifter treatment by a
A hearing on charges of reckless
driving and assault with a deadly1
weapon was scheduled for 6 o'clock
Monday afternoon against Charles'
R. Powers, who was driving the
car at the time of the accident.
Canton Had A Big
During Past Year
Canton's building permits issued
for 1947 showed that $2H7.342 in
construction was clone during the
year. This is a gain of $48,000
over the 1946 figures.
New dwellings accounted for
$157,500, and repairs lo dwellings
for another $37,002, the report re
vealed. Churches and commercial build
ings, together with repairs to bus
iness places accounted for Ihe re
mainder of the building permits
Eleanor Phillips, 0. recovering in
the hospital from injuries sustained
in an automobile accident Thurs
day in East Waynesville is reported
to be improving.
Although the "Lord's Acre" plan is usually associated
with rural churches, Rev. M. L. Lewis has found that mem
bers of the Hazelwood Baptist church take to the idea with
Qi-itViiiciacm rnnsrious of
its spiritual and mate- jV-lf
In a report on how
the Hazelwood church
has carried out the
Lord's Acre idea in in
dividual and group proj
ects, Rev. Mr. Lewis
writes that the past year
has seen the church add New Educational Building
a $20,000 educational building to its facilities, a growth in
membership and improvement of Christian fellowship. "I at
tribute much of this fine spirit to the Lord's Acre work.
We have learned this largely by
'working together with the Lord'
in the Lord's Acre movement.
In 1947 from individual and small
group projects, and from many of
the church members who gave
their first hour's "wages of each
week, the Hazelwood church real
WAYNESVILLE, N. C,
(Editor's Note: The following ar
ticle is reprinted from the Greens
boro Daily News, i
By TIIF.KLSA I IIO.M.VS
A mother whose six sons served
in the War ot Independence' cer
lainlv rli.vr.T'v' Id hi HiiKsod ;ls a
rdme f that atone vffere her rfalm
lo fame. But in the case of Dorcas
Bell Love that was only one. Her
hnmc was a haven for hard Dressed
patriots and although her thoughts
were centered on her .sons and five
brothers in Ihe C'onlinental Army.
she si ill found lime and means In
neip I nose w no came io ner ioi
shelter. In commemoration of her
devotion Hie Dorcas Bell Love
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution of Waynes
ville was named for her.
Dorcas Bell Love was the dough
ter of James and Sarah Grace Bell
who lived in Tangling Springs. Au-
1 gusla county, Virginia. II was (here
that Dorcas was horn, the youngest
of eighl children. She was nl stur
dy Scottist stock, lor her grand
father. Matthew Bell, came lo Ihis
coiinlry directly from Scotland.
, Matthew sol I led in Virginia and be
j came a man of w ide inlliienee and
'wealth whose descendants are
prominent citizens of the colony.
As a young girl. Dorcas Bell en
joyed all the privileges and pleas
i ures wine'' .ire l- adil ionally associ
ated with the daughters of the
wealthy and cultured of the era
1 She was a belle anil, the young
blades paid their court in the digni
fied gallant manner I hat w as con
sidered correct in I hose more for
mal times She received more than
her share of the tighl, lace filled
nosegays which the young men sent
to the lady of their choice'. Notes
(Continued on Page Five)
Likes Lords Acre Plan
I wr r J, . . '"I BTB -
n r i,
ized $1,513. In addition to this
sum, the men cultivated a field of
certified Sequoia potatoes, yielding
around 300 bushels, which is to be
sold for seeding purposes.
"We feel that we will be able to
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1948
To Get 500
Prizes Are Offered to
Persons Who Write
A drive to secure 500 members
in the Haywood County Farm Bu
reau was launched Saturday at a
called meeting in the courthouse,
and will be continued during the
month of March.
There were 163 members in the
Haywood bureau at that time, it
The drive will be conduclcd by
individual initiative, with prizes oi
fered the person who signs up the
most new members. First prize will
be $25, second prize $15, third, $10
and fourth, $5. Members of the
women's auxiliary arc eligible for
W. Ci. Byers spoke to the large
group who attended the meeting
last week on the value of farmers
organizing to secure bencfieienl
legislation on stale and national
levels. He described how labor had
achieved much by forming unions,
and pointed out that f miners must
organize in order to promote their
Another speaker was George Far
thing, farm bureau Held represent
ative. One goal of the bureau this year
is In, get the state to reduce the
warhousc commission on burley to
bacco sales from 4 per cent to 3
per cent. If this movement proves
successful, savings among individ
ual farmers in Haywood would
more than amount to the annual
membership dues in the bureau.
,Dad Mdevod antf"? .Waym
(iirp ning were selected to confer
witlj olTitMli.ln Raleigh this week
end' on the appointment of a path-
j ologist for the state farm extension
Young On World
Rev. R L- Young, pastor oi me.
First Methodist Church, addressed
the Rotary club on Friday on "Op-j
pnrluiiilics." He pointed out that;
the world affords more opporluni
ties today than ever, yet Ihe "door
closed forever perhaps faster" than
a I any other period in history.
Rev. Mr. Young raised the ques
limi in the course of Ihe discussion '
of whether il would not have been,
better for the Allies in World Warj
II to have informed Japan that the;
atomic bomb was ready to he used ,
unless they signed an armistice.!
He said the conference might have
resulted in an armistice without;
I he use of the bomb.
"Our goal today should be the;
hope of making a world without
war. and each individual in the
world is responsible for eontrib-
uling their part to such a pro- j
Howard Clapp, vice president,
presided in the absence of Rev. M
R. Williamson, president.
double this amount in 1948," the
Three men have been named by
the church as its Lord's Acre com
mittee. Arthur Watkins will have
charge of the small group and in
dividual projects. D. L. Dean is
managing the church project, to
be a two-acre field of Irish potatoes !
grown for seed. Charlie Palmer
is in charge of the "first hour"
phase of the work. "These men,"
reports the pastor, "are taking hold
of the work in a fine way. They
feel that we can enlist every mem
ber of our Sunday school in one
or more of these projects."
Last year the church was in
great need of Sunday school rooms
and with the Lord's Acre work in
progress it was decided to meet
this need by building. The educa
tional building was constructed
with 20 class rooms, an office and
two assembly rooms, at a cost of
around $20,000, including heating
and furnishings. The church found
it necessary to borrow $7,000, but
believes that the loan will be paid
(Continued on Page Eight)
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Street Paving Contract
Will Be Let Thursday
BAXTER C. JONES, solicitor of
this district, died of a heart at
tack at his home in Bryso'n City
last Friday afternoon. He had been
solicitor of this district only a few
weeks. He succeeded Dan K. Moore,
of Sylva, who was named judge.
l'liolo by Ingram's.
Is Fatal To
B. C. Jones
Recent Appointee to
20th Judicial District
Post DiesxFriday At
Baxter Columbus Jones. 62. solic
itor of the 20lh judicial district
and former state senator, died of a
hearl attack Friday nl'ternoon at his
home in Bryson City
Mr. Jones, long a prominent
member of the Swain county bar,
had served al only one court term
since being named recently to the
post of solicitor. That was in his
native Jackson county. He relin
quished the post of 33rd district
senator at the time he was made
He succeeded Dan K. Moore of
Sylva as solicitor when the hitler
was named superior court judge to
take the place of Judge Felix E.
Alley ol Waynesville.
An outstanding Western North
(Continued on page eight!
Madison Man Is
Boh Keener; 46, of Little Creek
in Madison county is reported in
generally good condition at the
Haywood County Hospital where
he is recovering from gunshot
wounds in his face and head.
Keener, who was admitted to the
hospital al 12:30 a.m. Sunday, stat
ed to Patrolman O. R. Roberts that
he was shot by D. A. Keener, 22,
his brother, at their mother's home
in the Little Creek area. Madison
county officers have been notified
in order for them to complete the
The shots are believed to have
been fired by a .22 calibre rifle.
Start On WHCC
The Chamber of Commerce in
augurated a series of programs over
WHCC last night, which will con
tinue for three times weekly for a
period of weeks.
Each of the 17 committees of the
organization will have a program
which will be heard from 7:05 to
7:15 each Monday, Wednesday and
Each phase of the work of the
organization will be discussed dur
ing one of these programs.
Waynesville Junior 4-H
Members Elect Officers
Officers of the Waynesville high
junior 4-H club were elected at
the group's first meeting Thursday,
February 26. Patsy Blalock was
named president; June Messer, vice
president; Raymond Inman, sec
retary-treasurer; and Patricia Bren
The junior club is composed of
seventh and eighth grade students.
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their ideal
Town Board Will Open
Bids For Paving
Streets In Waynes
ville Sealed bids will be received for
letting of a contract to pave sec
tions of eight streets in Waynes
ville, at 4 p.m. Thursday. March 4.
at the Town Hall.
Specifications advertised by the
town calls for prospective contract
ors to submit prices for a total of
1,860 tons of asphalt ic concrete
and 2,500 tons of base course.
Should acceptable bids be received,
work will be begun within a shoil
The lineal feet of the streets lo
be paved are as follows: Oak
Street, 400 feet; Hill SI reel. 1,050
feet; Hospital Street, 375 feet. Bal
sam Street, 2,81)0 feet; I'ark Drive,
2.275 feet; Ray Avenue, 965 feet;
and Lee Street, 1,140 feel. All. will
be paved to a width of 16 feet with
the exception of Lee Street, which
will be 14 feet wide.
Town officials decided on the
street improvement program dur
ing January, when they allocated
$24,000 from the reserve fund to
take care of the paving and to pay
for the enlargement of a water
line serving residents of Park
J. R. Boyd Jr.
Named To County
Board Of Welfare
J. R. Boyd, Jr., of Waynesville
was reappointed to the Haywood
county board of public welfare for
a three-year term ending April 1.
mpl, at a recent meeting of the
8tate Board of Welfare j a Raleu-h.
'Pie Sftte Board appoints one
member of county hoards, the
county commissioners select one
member, and these two appointees
choose the third member. Each
member serves for three years,
with their respective terms ending
at yearly intervals.
Currently serving on the Hay
wood board in addition to Mr. Boyd
are N. W. Carver of Jonathan
Creek, who is filling the unexpired
term of Clifford Brown until 1940.
and Norval West of Clyde, whose
term extends until 1950. Mrs. Sam
Queen, superintendent of welfare
for the county, is a full time em
ployee of the state.
Public Invited To
See Battle Movie
At N. G. Armory
The public is invited lo a show
Ing of authentic films of the Bat
tle of San Pedro," showing action
on the Italian front in World War
II, which will be presented Tues
day rught, April 2, at Ihe local
Armory under sponsorship of the
Capt. James M. Davis, command
ing officer of the Waynesville.
guard company, states that this is
one of the outstanding movies re
corded during the war by Signal
Corps cameramen. The showing
will start at 7;45 p.m.. and seats
arranged for several hundred spec
tators. There will be no charge.
Program Was Success
The box supper and basketball
game held Thursday night at the
Crabtree-Iron Duff high school to
raise that area's quota for the book
mobile fund was reported a com
plete success. The school P.-T. A.
sponsored the program.
(This Information Com
piled From Records of
State Highway Patrol)