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?o.oU In Advance In Haywood and Jack? Coontfe,"
fayne Franklin Resigns As County Agent
Wayne Franklin has been ap- i
pointed County Agent for Iredell
j County, beginning October 1, it was
announced today. The appointment
I came as a "complete surprise,"
Franklin said. "This has been one
of the hardest decisions I have
ever had to make, as 1 have so
thoroughly enjoyed working with
the people of Iiaywood County."
Franklin's successor here has not
yet been appointed, though several
names are reported to be under
A native of Macon County.
Franklin came to Haywood in 1942
as Assistant County Agent. He
i served in the U. S. Marine Corps
from 1944 to 194b, and on his re- |
j turn was appointed an assistant I
agent in Buncombe County.
From Jauary I, 1947. till Febru
ary, 1949. he served as County
j Agent for Avery County, leaving
that position to become assistant
j county agent in Haywood. His
i work w as on a special project in I
cooperation with Champion Paper
j and Fibre Company, dealing with
the particular interests of "part
In 1952 Franklin succeeded
| Wayne Corpi ning as Haywood
He will replace Koger Murdock
In addition to his duties as
County Agent. Franklin has been
I active in civic and church organiza
tions. He is a director of the
i Chamber of Commerce. He is a
member of the board of directors |
1 ol the Way nesville Lions Club and :
a former president He served as'
' superintendent of the Sunday;
, School of the First Mothodist
Church and is a member of the of-'
filial Board of Stewards,
j President , of fhe Western North
Carolina County Agents' Associa-'
; tion. he is also a member of the
association's State board of direc
Franklin's family expects to
move to Statesville as soon as he
j takes office His wife is the form-1
or Miss Alice Dean of Franklin,
i They have two children. Millie, 1.3, j i
and Linda. 11
At Cove Creek;
Stanley Messer of Cove Creek 1
has boon charged with possession <
of an illegal still as the result of
the seizure of a shiny new 70-gal
lon copper still in his front yard
by Deputy Sheriff Gene Howell. ; i
The deputy said he found the
still in a clump of weeds only a
boul 15 feet from the front door . |
of Mossor's residence. ! (
Messcr's case will be heard be- |
fore ,1. II. Howell, Jr.. U. S Deputy i |
i Commissioner. I
The sheriff's office is still in
vestigating to determine the own- <
or of 65 gallons of illicit whiskey ' J
found at Crabtree Friday by i
Deputies Howell and EvcjTtt A. J
Mrs. <) Ft. Martin will leave to- 1
morrow for Dearborn. Mich.. Where |
she will visit her son-in-law and,
daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Edward B 1
Harrison. ' <
County School Enrollment
Shows An Increase Of 300
A total of 303 more students
have been enrolled in Haywood
County schools during the first
week of the fall semester than
were present during the last week
in May of this year, according to
enrollment figures reported by the
county school superintendent's of
The largest increase was at
Wa.vnesville High School which
now has 1,407 students in com
parison to only 1237 at the close
of last semester?a gain of 170
Contrary to the general trend
were four schools?East Waynes
villo, Lake Junaluska, Bethel Dis
trict and Cruso?which reported
slightly lower enrollments.
Totals for this year and those a
year ago tin parenthesis) are:
W'aynesville High School, 1.407
11.237); llazelwood, 792 (749);
Central Elementary. 435 (430);
East Wavnesville. 230 f2H8 >; Hock
Hill. 198 ' 197?; Lake Junaluska,
203 (218): Maggie. 177 11711; Sau
nook. 102 < 100?; Aliens Creek,
100 <80?: Ml. SteHing, 24 (esti
mated) )24); Fines Creek, 359
1347); Clyde. 604 (575); Crabtree
Iron Duff 353 (339); Bethel, 1072
(Includes Cecil and Spring- IIilll
il.077i; Cruso, 196 (197); Catal
oochee. 8 <8'; and I'igeon Street,
Most crowded schools at pres
ent. according to Superintendent
Lawrence Leatherwood, are Hazel
wood, where the library was mov
ed into the gym to provide extra
classroom space, and East Wavnes
Additional classrooms are to be
constructed at both schools to re
lieve this congestion. Mr. Leather
wood pointed out. Ashcville archi
tects started drawing on the addi
tions yesterday, he added.
W'aynesville High students mov
ed into their new building this
week and students at Bethel will
follow suit in three or four weeks.
Work is well along on Clyde's
new gymnasium and the old gym
is being converted into an agri
cultural shop. Construction has he
gun on a gym and cafeteria at
Crabtrec-Iron Duff and building
will start soon on a cafeteria at
l ines Creek.
Ctudents at Central Elementary
moved into their new building on
Also under construction is a new
junior high school in Canton near
the site of Canton High School.
M. C. Sprinkle
A prominent Canton business
man. M C. Sprinkle, 69, died un
expectedly at 10 a.m. today at
Memorial Mission Hospital ill
Mr. Sprinkle had not been ill j
previously, but went to the hos- \
pital to see a specialist at 8 a.m. I
today for a cardiograph <heart) |
Mr. Sprinkle, who lived at 150 1
>'isgah Drive, was the owner of'
the Canton lee and Coal Co. At
native of Madison County, he came
o Canton in 1922 and purchased i
lis present business.
He is survived by hjs wife, Mrs.
Berta Page Sprinkle; three sons,
J. L., Carl, and Robert, all of Can
on, and a daughter, Dr. Marion
Sprinkle of Atlanta.
Funeral arrangements are in
h Annual REA
eting To Draw
ovtr .i thousand per
pd (o attend! plans are
bmplete for the 15th
|ing of members of the
| Saturday, bast year's
iras 1200, and prepara
fing made for an even
wr this year.
|ug will be held at the
I High School, begin
pgistration at 9:30 a.m.
B meeting is scheduled
taker will be William
1 Raleigh. Mr. Crisp is
manager and general
the Tarheel Electric
/ Association. His talk
jgenda of the business
the election of 11
i>r the coming year.
?date are the members
tnt board-, Ira H. Cog
I Kirkpatrick. Roy B.
Jack Harris, Walker
ier Osborne, C. W. Lon
Davis, j N Fisher,
tolson and Dan Reid.
Inations may be made
? meeting or from the
1 be available from 12
swings will be held
the meeting, with a
e for the largest family
new feature this year
Bubble Gum Blow ing I
e gives by the foilow
i>?ys; Otis SUwinter,
we: Gary Sellar*. Syj.
ade clothes dryer; and !
rguson. Clyde, hot bed <
nent will inciuue quar
, ds' s"l"ist.s and oth
Among them will be'
'an of the Mountains "
' of M'We. and the
e> "amblers, string
Poration lhis year re. j
' emS f,l'"e in operation
lately 4100 custom
Purchased by the Corp-j
me all the figures are
to have cleared about
le three special events
" in the Emergency i
imes". Turner Cathey. i
aid yesterday, as he
he need for outright
: drive is going to be
ley. who heads the
inton itself, estimated
profit had been made
>lio benefit Softball
ler last Friday night
nton Democratic Club.
50 was realized from
>f baked goods, garden
!. treasurer, announced
5ad been turned in by
inging Convention of
fts from four individ
?n have totalled $275.
' total known to have
'd in the local M.O.D.
tinder of the original
nust be raised through
le ehannels," the Can-1
? - !___*? I
nny and rather hot lo
iday with a chance of
by the State Test
Max. Mln. Pr.
84 64 .011
86 63 ....I
WILLIAM T. CRISP will deliv
er the main address at the an
nual meeting of the Haywood
Electric Membership Corpora
Will Be Here
The American Red Cross
Bloodmobile will pay another
visit to Wa.vnesville area on Tues
day when it is scheduled to he
at the Hazclwood Presbyterian
Church from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The goal for the visit Itc
200 pints?set to make up the
deficiency caused when past trips
failed to meet established quotas.
Persons who wish to contribute
blood but do not have transpor
tation to the Hazelwood church
are asked to call GL 6-3912 and
a ride will be provided for them.
The Red Cross Gray Ladies,
with Mrs. Eelix Stovall as chair
man. will again assist the Blood- ?
N. C. Park
The North Carolina National
Park. Parkway, and Forests Devel
opment Commission will hold its
annual meeting here on Monday at
the commission's headquarters in
the Masonic Temple. The session
wilt begin at 10 a.m.
A new chairman, vice chairman,
and secretary will be elected and
reports on various activities will
be given. The present chairman.
Kelly E. Bennett of Brysori City.;
Commission members and others ;
expected to attend arc:
YV. R. Winkler of Boone, vice
chairman and chairman of the sub-;
committee on the Blue Ridge Park
w|j; William Medford of Wa.vnes
ville, chairman of the subcommit
tee on the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park: Frank H. Brown. I
Jr.. of Western Carolina College,
chairman of the subcommittee on
North Carolina National Forests:;
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley of Waynes
ville, clerk and budget officer of
the commission and manager of the
organization's office: Edward A.
Hummell of Gatlinburg. Tenn..
superintendent of the Great Smoky"
Mountains National Park; Sam P.
Weems of Roanoke, Va.. superin
tendent of the Blue Ridge Park
way; C. M. Douglas of Brevard,
and Robert 1. Presley of Asheville
To End Summer
The last in a scries of summer
activities for the young people of
the first Methodist Church will
be held in the fellowship hall of
the church tonight, beginning al
This will be a joint meeting of
the intermediate and senior groups.
Parents of the young people arc
Invited to attend a social hour be
ginning al 0 o'clock.
, The youth program has been car
ried on during the summer under
the direction of Mis* Linda Sloan
4 Haywood 1
Checks for $47,583 will soon ar-|
rive at the offices of the treasurers
01 lour Haywood towns as the
State payment of the 1954-55 street I
maintenance fund under the terms
| of the Powell bill. |
Way nesville will receive $20,841
Canton $17,542 [
| Hazelwood ? 7.000 I
Clyde $ 2,200 I
The State Highway Commission j
; yesterday announced distribution;
i of $5,390,897 in Powell Bill funds,
including the sum to be given
Under the Powell Bill, one-half jl
| cent of the state's regular gas tax!)
i must be returned to municipalities j|
'lor improvements of the non-hig.!- f
way street system.
State Highway Chairman A. H. i'
Graham said checks would be!
. mailed the middle of September. I
Hall of the pavmenl was made on
a per capita basis based on The
j 1950 census. The other half was
determined on local street mileage
in eligible municipalities.
Per capita payment was fixed at !
$1.77 and the mileage rate was
Three traffic accidents in the
VVayncsville area have been in
vestigated by Wavnesville police
and the State Highway Patrol in _
the past three days?two within
the town limits, the third on the 1
Soco fioad. A fourth accident,
which occurred on the Fibreville
Road in Canton, involved two ,
Kenneth Griffin of Hazclwood
received lacerations of the fore
head and nose at 9:40 p.m. Tues
day when the 1950 Chevrolet con- "
vertible he was driving crashed
into the rear of a loaded truck
driven by Stephen Joe Cogdill of 11
Way nesville near the Indian Hills ^
Gift Shop on the Soco Road. I
Griffin was charged by State i "
Highway Patrolman Harold Day- (
ton with driving under the influ- k
enee of intoxicants.
Damage to his ear was estimated
The truck, owned by C. D. Ket
ner. was not damaged.
Two trucks, one owned by the
Asheville Baking Co. and driven 1
by Ed Rhinehart, and the other
owned by the Haywood Typewrit
er Co. and driven by Tom Pass
more. figured in a collision near
Spaldon's Restaurant at 5:35 p.m.
Rhinehart told Wavnesville po
licemen Arthur Paul Evans and
Coleman Swanger, who investigat
ed the accident, that he noticed
Passniorc's signal for a right turn, 1
but could see no driveway or inter- 1
section and believed that the lat- 1
tcr intended to turn left instead.
As he attempted to pass on the T
right, Rhinchart's truck struck
Passmore's panel vehicle as the t
latter started to make a right turn. ^
Damage to the panel truck was T
estimated at $350 and to (he bread
truck at $100.
VVayncsville police are still in- B
vestigating a hit and run accident g
that occurred at 9 p.m. Wednes
day on the Dixie-Home Store park- a
ing lot w hen a parked vehicle own- p
cd by W. Earl Miller of Florida
was struck by a car owned by Mrs. a
Betty Bovd Ketner of Route 2. u
However, Mrs. Ketner was not
driving her car at the time of the
collision, police said, and the in
vestigation is being continued, j.
Damage to the Florida car was
The Canton accident occurred r
a! 11:05 p.m. Tuesday when a car
driven bv Franklin Sherrlll of ?
VVayncsville struck a light pole on "
the Fibreville Road, southwest of
the Champion Paper and Fibre n
Company plant. b
Sherrill's companion. Jack Gad- b
d.v of the Dcllwood Road, Waynes
ville. was hospitalized with a brok- *1
en nose at the Haywood County si
Hospital, lie is expected to be dls- fl
charged todav. fi
Sherrill was charged hv Canton
poller with reckless driving tl
? WW* , v
STRINGING TOBACCO was anions the subjects discussed at bur
ley tobacco field day held at the Mountain Experiment Station yes
terday. At a stringing rack here are (left to right) l)r. W. F..
Colwell. assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station
at N. C. State College; J. R. Tippett. Haywood assistant farm agent,
and Dr. Luther Shaw, agronomist in cnarge of hurlev tobacco re
search at the test farm. (Mountaineer Photo).
To Get $60,000 From
Will Be Off
Electric power will be off in
WaynesviUe, llazelwood and
Lake Junaluska early Sunday
morning from 4 until 4:30 a.m.
and from 6:30 to 7 a.m., accord
ing to an announcement by Itoy
Wright. manager of the Carolina
Power and Light Co. at llazel
The interruption of power is
necessary in order to increase
the transformer bank rapacity at
the Canton substation, Mr.
The Sunday morning hours
were selected in order to cause
rustomers as little inconvenience
as possible, he added.
Congregations of the Barbervillc
aptist Church and the Maple
Srove Methodist Church will join
igether, Sunday, September 5, for
Homecoming Day program at the
The two churches will have .sop
rate Sunday School services, but
ill unite for the worship service.
The program will include:
Welcome by the superintendent
f the Barbervillc Sundat School,
rayer by the superintendent of
ie Maple Grove Sunday School;
ddresscs by former pastors of each
hurch; special music by the two
hurch choirs, dinner on the
rounds at noon, and group sing-1
ig in the afternoon.
The Maple Grove cemetery coin
littee will give a report arid the
torning offering will go towards
eautiflcalion of the cemetery.
A public address system with
peakers In the belfry will be In
tailed so that the expected over
OW crowd can enjoy the program
?om outside the church.
The public is invited to attend
(See Picture Page Eight)
VVcllco factory employees and
office workers are receiving profit
sharing cheeks totalling over $(>(>.- I
000. This is an increase of ap
proximately fifteen per cent over (
last year's figure when the system .
was inaugurated at Welleo Walter J
S Kaufman, executive viee-presi
dent of the firm, states that the ex
cellent cooperation among <?ll em
ployees was a key factor in attain- j,
ing the high profit figure.
Prior to the announcement of the
exact amount of profit sharing to he
distributed to the various employ-j ]
eis. two separate contests wcr< |.|
held; one among factory workers i
and one among oil ice employees. I
t he contestants were to guess-the
amount of profit sharing honus each
employee would receive (excepting I '
those who had a small pro-rated i
amount deducted for absenteeism" 1
in their respective departments, 1
Among the factory employees.
Arvil Green was (he winner. Among 1
i he office employees, V'elda Holder j ?
was the winner.
Employees will receive one-half j '
of the amount within the next few
days. the remaining half at Christ-!'
An additional contest was held 1
regarding the amount of federal J
fax the firm would have to pay for
tbe past fiscal year. First prize1
* as won by Ola ' Hutch Franklin. '
the second prize, a radio, was won
by Alva Jean Keener.
Profit sharing participation for
supervisors, sales representatives
and executives are computed on a
(iilferent basis than that u^ed for
hourly or weekly pay employees.
Officials of the company, who are
stockholders, do not participate in
the profit sharing system.
Several foreign affiliated facto
ries of Wellco-Ro-Search have also
adopted the profit sharing system
in their factories abroad as a re
sult of the recommendation by
Heinz W. Rollman. president of the
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hill of
Fort I^ee, N. J, arc visiting the
formerfa brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Hlrt on the
Musical Program Saturday
At Junaluska Auditorium
A sacred concert by the Juna-1
uska choir on Saturday night, will ;
sring to a close the 4!st annual
.ummer Assembly at Lake Juna
uska. There will be two regular
.ervices on Sunday, morning and ,
?veiling, worship, with Dr. Harold
Donaldson. of Scotland, preaching
Dr. Donaldson will preach i
I'hursday night, Friday morning
<nd evening, and also at the morn-;
ng and evening sessions on Sun
The musical program Saturday
;vening, at eight, will be Mercan
lante'a famous contata, "The Scv
?n Last Words of Christ." The pro
gram will be under the direction
?f Dr. Cyrus Daniel, director of
nusic at the Lake, and also head
>f the music department at Van
ierhilt University. He will give an
rgun number on Saturday night
Member* <>l the quartet inelurle
Miss Laura Ann Harris, of Guod
lettsville, Tenii., soprano; Miss
.lean Armstrong, of Belmont, alto;
Allan Parrent, Frankfurt, Ky..
tenor, and Frank Love, Wilming
ton, baritone. Richard Hipps, of
Lake JunalUska. bass, will assist
in one of the numbers.
finding today was the convoca
tion of supply pastors, which be
gan Monday . Several sessions were
held daily for the pastors, with
leaders from over the South tak
ing part in the discussions.
This morning Miss Margie Mc
Carty of the hoard of education, j
Nashville, led the workshop dis- I
cussion on the pastors and chil
I dren. |
Many summer visitors at the.
Lake plan to remain over for sev-I
oral weeks It was learned
WAYNE FRANKLIN has been
named Iredell County Agent. He
will leave Haywood County to
Assume his duties on October 1.
Fifty Haywood county men Were
given draft classifications by Se
lective Service Hoard No 45 at its
meeting Tuesday. They are
Class 1-A 'available for induc
tion) '? Hubert Medford Rogers.
Sammy Harrison Kcece, Tlioma
Glen Gaddy, Reuben Wilbuiu
Adams. Ned Wilson l.edbettei .
Wayne Charles Presnell, Otis Leon
Class 1-C 'enlisted1 Ray Lovd
ltouser. Thomas Allen Hunter. \\ U
liam Kerry Duckett.
Class 1-C 'inducted' .lame
'I nomas Nelson, Franklin lb ??
?lames. Herman Lec Matins. Chat It's
Lee Hirchfleld, John Howard Jones.
Jr., Freddie Frederic Wright. Hid
David Noland, Harley Lee SherriM.
Carroll Gray Shaver.
Class 1-C (discharged Sherman
Goodson. James Carroll Gamut,
Billy Henry. Candler Paul Justice
Samuel Truman Swanger. Luther
Reeves Sanders. Claude Albeit
Burrell, lliliie Lee Cogdill.
Class 1-C 'reserve' William
Henry Smith. J. 1) Whitson, Robert
llranner Mitchell.- Johnny Marvin
t'onard, John Hampton Alley,
1 Itomas Lee Corzine, Charles Rob
Class 2-C 'agrieultural deter
ment)?-Everett Myers Hickman ,1:
Class 2-S 'student deferment
Max Harrison Duckett.
Class 3-A 'hardship' Joe Ro>
Class 4-1) 'ministerial student
lironson Matney. Jr.
Class 4-F?Garren Haley Riley
Greene. Olen Belles James. Charles
Gordon Reagan. Boyd Johnson. V\ i -
liam Samuel Churchwell, Luther
Ledford. Charles Alvin Worlev
Mark Haynes Brown, Fred Israel
Calvin L. Bradley. Kenneth Edward
McClure. James Hoover Conanl
The hoard will meet again Sep
tember 13, at which time IK regis
trants will be sent to Knoxvllle for
induction. The county does not
have a pre-induction call for Sep
The Haywood County Youn
Democrat Club will elect new of
ficers at a meeting at 7:30 p.n
Friday night at the eourthou e. it
has been announced by Joe Tate
The organization will also de
fuss plans for the state YDC con
vention a( Charlotte September
lb-18, and for the coining Novem
All Democratic candidates lia\o
been invited to attend the-met ?
Killed . . . . 2
r ? ,
(This Information com
piled from Record* of
SUle Highway Patrol.)