Kingsport Times-News from Kingsport, Tennessee on August 7, 1966 · Page 21
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Kingsport Times-News from Kingsport, Tennessee · Page 21

Kingsport, Tennessee
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Sunday, August 7, 1966
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Rogersville Hosts 'Water Works' ROGERSVILLE - They had supper at the "witcr works." Water Commission*, of the Town of Ro- genville were noete last week to the Unoer East Tennessee Water and Sewage Worts Association. It was an opportunity for the group to see the recently completed *ater system on Burem Road. AMONG special guests were Roy Wauford of Nashville, consulting engineer who designed the new water works. Wauford also brought two guests -- Billy Gilmore and Joe Downy, both of the Alabama Health Department. Andy Jordan, former city engineer and now city engineer for Morrietown, was also present. Another guest was Julian R. Fleming of Nashville, state health director. PERMANENT certificates for waste water operators were presented to A. Wayne Taylor of Greene Valley Hospital and Wayland Richer, also of Greeneville. President of the group is John R. Campbell of Elizabethton. Patience, Talent Bring Timeless Craft To Life By GENE MCCLELLAND Gate City Bureau HILTONS - It isn't easy to find the small white house on the banks of the North Fork of Holston River, unless you have a guide or know what you're looking for. But a trip out there is worth the effort if you have learned to appreciate the craftsmanship of wood carving, native to mountainous regions. L E W I S Smallwood, the craftsman, began whittling as a hobby about 20 years ago. He learned that a little effort and careful cutting could result in objects which pleased others. One of the first things he learned to fashion in this man- ner was a wooden chain from a single piece of wood. Each link Is free swinging, and the finished product can be as long the piece of wood chosen for the cutting. BV FURTHER cutting, a small, round, wooden marble is made to jiggle inside its wooden enclosure at the top of the chain. It was several years before Smallwood tried his hand at any other type of carving, but illness a few years ago slowed his farming activifes, and time on his hands turned to talent. A NURSE who lived In Hit tons came regularly to give him medicines and injections. Craftsman Smallwood At Work Smallwood and his wife felt grateful, and very close to her. At Christmas, he wanted to give her something to show his appreciation. Mrs. Smallwood had heard the nurse say she'd like to have a small wooden chum. WORKING with different colors of cedar, Smallwood fashioned slats of cedar into a t i n y bucket-shaped churn. Copper bands held each slat in place. More whittling created a dasher and lid, scaled perfectly in size to the old fashioned farm churn. Since then, Smallwood has turned out co'intless items from bits of buckeye, pine, cedar, and linn, which he cuts himself in the woodland. AFTER letting the wood season for at least two months, he fashions it into bread trays (buckeye or linn) styled like those of a hundred years ago; chains (pine and buckeye); churns (cedar); buckets (cedar); hammers (any of these materials); scissors (buckeye) with moving parts; and tiny toy guns. For Mrs. Smallwood, he has fashioned many things, including furniture in the home. He uses a special tool for hollowing out the bread trays, but for all other carving, his trusty pocket knife is his only tool. SMALLWOOD gives part of what he carves to friends, and sometimes he sells a piece or so to help keep the wolf from the door. It's a slow process though, He admits. It takes two days of hard work to complete a bread tray, and he doesn't know how long to make a chain. He works only an hour or so at a time on this, because the close work is tiring. gundy, Ammt 7. MM PNMPOOT TttgMMIH U-A Hughes Faces Nave For District Seat D. Hughes, Demo- oppose State Sen. DEAL HER IN -- For this young entrant in the Sullivan County Fair, solitaire passed the time I during long rounds of cattle judging. Tri-State Guernsey Show yesterday was last major farm attraction before the fair wound up with a beauty contest. (Times-News Photo--Richard Titley) B'nai Sholom To Have Installation, Reception BLOUNTVILLE - Congregation B'nai Sholom will hold a combined installation of officers and reception for their new spiritual leader, Rabbi Leonard M. Kaplan, at 7 o'clock tonight at the synagogue center. Incoming officers will be. William Nachman, Johnson City, president; Dr. Walter Gayler, Bristol, vice president; Bernard Cantor, Johnson City, recording secretary; Norman Sobel, Kingsport, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Mitchell Thorp, Johnson City, treasurer. RABBI KAPLAN will formally install th« incoming officers. The synagogue, located in the Armand Hecht Jewish Center, in the Mt. Tucker addition, serves the entire Tri-City Jewish community. Crash Victim Found Dead BRISTOL - A highway de- artment worker discovered the jody of a Bristol shoe salesman Friday beside the wreckage of a car on Highway 421. Officers said R. P. Phipps, about 50, a former Tennessee state trooper, apparently died about 'two or three days ago wher the car he was driving went over a 200-foot embankment and crashed into a maze of bushes below. Rescue worker said the victim was trapped in the wreckage for hours before he died. Richard erat, will Marshall Nave, Republican, in November to represent District 1 hi the Tennessee Senate. They were nominated in respective primaries. District I covers Carter, Johnson and Washington Counties. Other Upper East Tennessee senatorial candidates have clear sailing in November unless in- tependent candidates enter the race. Sen. J. Mack Ray of Kingsport won the Democratic nomination for District 2 (Sullivan County). There is no Republican Sen. Thomas J. Garland was unopposed for Republican reno- minafion in District 3 (Cocke, Green, Hawkins and Unicoi Counties), and there is no Democratic candidate. Also without Democratic opposition is Sen. John F. Dugger of District 4 (Claiborne, Grainger, Hamblen, Hancock, Jefferson and Union Counties), who won Republican renomina- :ion. Among upstate nominees for jr., R. Area News direct representative are: Carter County -- Stewar Hampton, D., and Bill Bowers Area Girl Head Of State Group ROGERSVILLE - She's the first in East Tennessee -- Bridget Anne Ryan, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ryan of Persia, is state president of the Children of the Confederacy. Bridget was elected at the Tennessee State Convention at Nashville. A historical note -business session where she was elected took place in the "Cabin by tile Spring" at the Hermitage. Her term will be for one year -- and a full year it will be. The whole Ryan family is busy, busy, busy -- getting ready for a trip next week to Charleston, S. C., where Bridget will attend the General Convention of UK C of C. Representatives of all the chapters will convene in Char- eston, with descendants from Jonfederate soldiers coming rom all over the U. S., includ- ng Alaska. There's also a chapter in Paris. Bridget's three sisters are ;6ing also -- Frederica, who is now chaplain of the Penelope King Chapter (Hawkins County) and the twins, Mary Etta and toy Beth, who will be pages to the General Director of the C of C, Mrs. L. C. Renfroe of Fitzgerald, Ga. Tennessee's outgoing presi- BRIDGET RYAN dent, Stephanie Owen of Nashville, will read the state report 'or her term of office in Char- eston. Bridget will be observ- ng, because next year she'll be doing the same thing in Miami Beach. And, next year's state convention will be in Kingsport, as it was in 196S. Bridget will be presiding at that affair, too. Tliere will be other duties for the new president ·*- she'll travel to Richmond in November for the general convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. There she'll serve as page to Mrs. Mark Adams, president of the UDC, Tennessee Division. This will be the second trip to Richmond and the UDC convention. Bridget served once before as a page to the general officers there. Greene County -- J. Luke Lowery, R. Hamblen County -- J. C. Morrison, D., and Derward K. Trent, R. Sullivan County -- (1st Dbt), Rep. Carol R. Moore, R.; (2nd Dist.), Harry Ford, D., and Robert J. Bible, R.; (Jrd Dist.), Harry Lee Senter, D. Washington County -- (tad Dist.), Rep. Leon A. Cox, R. Nominees for floterial representatives include: Dist. 1 (Carter, Greene, Johnson and Unicoi Counties) -Rep. R. Doyle Moore, R. Dist. 2 (Hancock and Hawkins) -- Rep, Bill Jenkins, R. Dist. 3 (Cocke, Jefferson and Sevier) -- Rep. Fred Atchley, R. Dist. 4 (Cocke, Jefferson and Sevier) -- Donald Cody, R. Dist. S (Claiborne, Grainger and Union) -- Paris Coffey, D., and Thomas 0. Shumate, R. Youth FaUs From Auto, Is Injured ROGERSVILLE - A 12-year- ild girl was seriously injured when she fell through the rear ivindow of a station wagon at :30 p.m. Friday on Highway 1-W about 10 miles west of Rogersville. According to State Trooper Willie Johnson, Debbie Justice was riding in the third seat of .he station wagon driven by her mother, Mrs. Lydia L. Justice, 38, of New Martinsville, W.Va. 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