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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, February 07, 1946, First Section, Image 1

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THE Waynesville mountaineer Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park 49,500 People : Live within 20 miles of ' Waynesville their Ideal shopping center. IrricAL UTTC SIXTY-FIRST YEAR NO. 27 16 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1946 $2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties r u fcoUClTOR I VQf ill lOY FRANCIS SOLICITOR N K. MOORE politicians of every age earned that the politi- opens here with the rm of court. Any can- uncing before the "offl- li opens is aoomea De- sails into the ring, season is no different of the past, and candi- busy this week getting ground floor, making hd cornering key, men (val'califlidate got" then; it for support. there were many andidates at work in if the Haywood temple this week, but so far mg lonnal announce- been confined to three ig the nomination as so le 20th judicial district. lead olf was Thad Bry- of lirysun City. Then announcement of Dan also a lawyer, of Sylva, day W. Koy Francis, lawyer, made his for- ncenienl. This gives from three counties, and wn intentions of Soli- M. Queen, as he told iper, "I have no statc- pke. There is still olen- a lot of speculation as Mr. Queen will seek but he kept his plans Merest is also beine the Coili-'ressinnnl rare ks like it will nontop Congressman Zebulon ng opposed by Monroe Hendersonville. Hay- icians are just watching merest, and making no oecause it looks liko be the battleground for Jlaywood has next to the incr of votes in the dis- futh sides will be anxious uthold here. Mr. Weav- years in Congress, has friends, and given out jobs to Havwonrt vn. fie other hand, Mr. Red- "-seasoned in politics. who to call on for Run. las Mr. Itcdden who man- Broughton's camDaisn lr and the record speaks "uca on page 8) . ble Pin furned F. Swift lost, n k pin recently, She Is fmall inexnpnsivo Win The Mountaineer Fn she had the pin ' ner possesion. The I read the pa returned the piece " promptly. . solongae0,abalflnt n ire fell fW.-rt.. b tr"clc. A similar Ad. t'ment was used. rA f'th finder aWre F the wir Tw-at- f ? v Polio Quota Is In Sight For County Dime Board Nets $813, Several Committees Due To Make Reports Today The goal of the Infantile Paraly sis Drive is in sight for Haywood, with a quota of $3,575, according to Jonathan Woody, county chair man. Several schools are yet to make a report, and one or two industrial plant committees are to report this morning. "Every indication is that we will get near, if not reach the quota," the chairman said. Last week-end the dime board was operated by members of the Rotary club, and $813.15 was raised. Members of the club also made a canvass of the business districts for funds. "The cooperation has been splen did, and everyone has come through with their assignment," Mr. Woody continued, as he praised the work of Rotarians, school teachers, and others who helped put on the campaign. The Waynesville and Canton areas divided the quota, and each section was to raise half the $3,575. W. H. F. Millar And William Medford Open Law Offices Two Well Known Waynesville Lawyers Will Do General Practice of Civil Law Announcement was made this week of the opening of a new law firm here, Millar and Medford, as two well - known and prominent lawyers opened their joint, offices bOhe seconbt floor above Curtis Drug Store. W. H. P. Millar and William Medford will do a general practice of civil law. Mr. Millar was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1912, and had a suc cessful practice there when he moved to Waynesville in 1939. Mr Millar is a veteran of World War 1, and active in the American Legion, civic affairs, and the church. At present, Mr. and Mrs. Millar are on their vacation in Florida and expect to return about the 15th. Mr. Medford opened his law of fices here in 1933. He entered the Navy as Lieutenant in October, 1942, and served for three years He returned here late last October and re-opened his offices. Mr. Med- ford is also active in civic and church affairs of the community, and has held several offices in the Democratic organization of the dis trict and state. New Officers Masonic Lodge Take Over The Waynesville Lodge, A. F. and A. M. Ancient Rites, held their regluar meeting Friday night, with the newly installed officers in chage. W. A. Coble made the main address. Those who will serve the lodge during the coming year and were recently installed are: S. E. Con- naster, Worshipful Master, R. C, McBride, Senior Warden, Hallett Ward, Junior Warden, and C. B. Hosaflook, secretary. Tomorrow night the Waynesville lodge will confer the degree of lntered apprentlse, with Hallet Ward in charge of the program. All Master Masons and intered ap prentlse are invited to" attend. NewlBuses Bought For Newport-Brevard Route Order for three modern 33 passenger buses of the twin-motor Flexible Flyer type, have been or dered by the Parkway Bus com pany to be used in the operation of a bus route from Brevard to Newport, Tenn., via Pisgah Forest and through the park, according to Tom Lee, Jr., manager of the new firm. . v - . ; Th State tftiilties Commission granted the Waynesville firm a franchise last week to operate over the 88-mile route, with Waynesville a headquarter. Other officers of the company are Jonathan Woody and W. Roy Fraud.. - "Mr Lee Mid yesterday he ex pected the new buses here in time to begin operation by July first, W - "; 4 K, t MISS CATHERINE JONES is all she has done a lot of smiling, as a check-up yesterday showed she had prepared bonds totaling $4,638,161.88. She has answered thousands of questions, and helped count pennies from scores of piggie banks where the contents went into bonds. She is still happy, because she writes more bonds daily at her desk at the First National Bank than the redemption window cashes, and that is staying ahead. This Mountaineer photo graph of Miss Jones was made by Wallace Marley as she started to work United Var Fund Drive Goes Over Top Of Quota More Than $11,500 Raised In Haywood County For United War Fund Drive Haywood has gone over the quota on the United War Fund drive, according to a final report made yesterday by A. P. Ledbetter, county chairman for the drive. The county has a quota of $11,- 61K1, auda check .for -the whole amount has been forwarded to the state chairman. The delay was caused by the In ability of several large contributors to get their checks in before this date. Morris Brooks, of Canton, served as chairman for that area, and the county quota was equally divided between Canton and Waynesville, and each one raised their part of the $11,500, Mr. Ledbetter re ported. Jimmy Reid, personnel manager for Wellco Shoe corporation, led all other committee chairmen in the Waynesville area for the total raised. C. J. Rcece is county treasurer for the fund. Howard Choate To Erect Modern Tourist Court Howard W. Choate, of Humboldt, Tenn., has purchased the Massie property near the Medford farm and plans to build a modern tourist court on the location at an early date. The construction will consist of a number of DeLuxe units with kitchenettes and all modern con veniences. Mr. Choate has formerly held the position of inspection foreman at the Proctor and Gamble De fense Corporation at the Wolf Creke Ordnance where all types of boldt, Tenn., where all types of munitions and bombs were assem bled and shipped out during the war. Mr. and Mrs. Choate and their three children arrived several weeks ago and will remain here permanently. Mrs. Choate is the former Miss Hazel Massie, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Massie. and would probably make at least two -round trips daily. In addition to the regularly scheduled trips, the company will operate special sight-seeing tours through the Pis gah and Smoky Mountains Na tional Park. Mr. Lee also has an application before the Utilities Commission for a franchise to operate a bus from here to Asheville, going via Rat cliff Cove to Clyde, then through the Thickety Section to Canton and out the Newfound road to Leicester to Asheville. This route, he explained, was only a mile further than the present route and would serve hundreds of local res ident along the -route. smiles when she's writing war bonds, Ground Hog Hits 50 pc. Correct On Weather Forecast The Ground Iloff saw his shadow Saturday, and the wise little rascal darted back into His den for a snooze of six more weeks. On Sunday, it appeared that Mrr thtrond Hotr missed his calculations, as the day was "perfect sprint." Then broke the dawn of Monday and the little weather forecaster began to laugh to himself, as the clments broke loose with all their fury, and made Monday as miserable as weather can make a day. On Tuesday, the laugh was onl Mr. Ground Hog again, as it turned spring and another "perfect day." But lo, and behold, brffyrc the break of day Wednesday, the little animal was all smiles again, as the high winds, and cold, hard rains removed from even the greatest Imagination, that there was anything like spring1 days. Charles Ray Is Director Of State Travel Council Chariest. Ray, Jr., was named a dircctor''of the North Carolina Travel Council, Inc., at a recent meeting in Raleigh, in the of ficed of former Governor J. M. Broughton. The purpose of the Council is to promote better travel accommo dations in the stale, create larger recreational facilities and encour age increased tourist travel. The Council will supplement the activi ties of other agencies now in op eration in the state, such as the State News department and the State Planning Board. Other members of the board in clude: Richard Tuff. D. Hiden Ramsey, J. M. Broughton, Haywood Duke, Coleman W. Roberts, E. L, Ward, and J. Laurens Wright. BOOSTERS TO MEET 14TH The Hazelwood Boosters club will meet on Thursday the 14th in the Presbyterian dining room. Rev. S. R. Crockett is president of the club. 'Hidden' License Tags Fail To Keep Motorists From Being Stopped "It is as much of an offense to fail to properly display your automobile license as it is not to buy one," said Patrolman R. O. Roberts, this week. "The license was not intend ed to put above the back seat window in your car and not on windshield either," continued Patrolman Roberts. "I have stopped car after, car all week with no license, ' or if they-had one it was not displayed properly," he f ur ther complained about the public. "One man told me he bad Writes $4,638,161 In War Bonds and during the past three years, on another bond. Bank Secretary Writes Over 4 1-2 Millions In Bonds Getting People To Give Their Full Names Among Hardest Part of Job "I want to buy a war bond," is familiar statement to Miss Cath erine Jones, secretary at the First National Bank. In fact, she has heard the state ment to the tune of $4,638,161.88, tor that is the amount of war bonds she has written since th Acst ot -F-abruiKiy,- lB43r4'daiev',J Needless to say, the experiences in handling that much money have varied from the ridiculous to the sublime, and even some have had romantic angles, although Miss Jones did not play a part in the latter category. She has handled checks from $185,000 down to helping count pennies from children's piggy banks. On several occasions she had $50,000 checks to convert into war bonds. Miss Jones has had many regu lar customers for bonds. Some came every month, others every two weeks, and others weekly. One mother of several sons in service bought bonds with her allotment check as long as the boys were overseas, and when they landed back fn the States she did not buy any more at least from the bank, One young father buys bonds regularly for his child's education (Continued on Page Eight) Mrs. Grover Davis Talks To Nephew Over In Europe "It is 2:00 o'clock in the morning over here, but I guess it is around 8:00 o'clock at night over there,1 said I'fc. William Charles McCrary, of the AAF, to his uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Davis, last Saturday night, as he spoke to them over the phone from a station in Rome, Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Davis had been notified by the overseas telephone service that Pfc. McCrary would put in his call around 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon and they had his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas B. Mc Crary, of Fines Creek to come into town to receive the call. Mr. and Mrs. McCrary waited around until after 7:00 in the evening and then decided there was a mistake in the day and re turned home, but around 8:45 the Davis phone rang and the call came through from Italy. bought his license way back in December, but he had just for gotten to put it on his car, but of course that did not let him off," he said. "Another thing we have had too many cars on the highways with one headlight out and no tail light," the officer pointed out. "But on the other hand, things are quiet in Haywood as compared to a lot of other counties, where they are hav ing so many casualties on the highways," he concluded. Many Cases Disposed Of In Court Judge Zeb Y. Nettles, Of Asheville, Presiding Over February Term Of Superior Court The Haywood County February Superior Court, criminal term, convened here on Monday morning with Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of Asheville, presiding. Judge Nettles had made an exchange with Judge J. A. Rousseau, of Wilkesboro, who was scheduled to preside. The following eases had been disposed of by Wednesday noon: Grady Kiusland, charged with drunkenness, with two cases against consolidated for trial, was sentenced lo six months in jail, with two months to be put into ef fect and the balance suspended for two years on good behavior. Jack Wyatt, charged with driv ing drunk, was fined $50 and the costs of the action. Sybil Price, pleaded guilty of affray charges and judgment was continued with no costs taxed. In the case of W. C. Price, charged with affray, judgment was continued for three years on con dition of good behavior and pay ment of half of the costs. Jack Curtiss Stevens, charged with forgery, on three counts, was given not less than three months nor more than three years in State Prison, for the first count and on the last two, judgment was contin ued for ten years with the power of the court to pronounce judgment any time during the period. Ora Lee Reynolds, charged with driving drunk was given a three years suspended sentence and fined $100 and the costs. Norman Green, charged with gambling was fined $25 and the costs of the court and given two years suspended sentence. Melton Cordell, charged with (Continued on Page Eight) Thirteen 18 Year OldsrRegister In January Thirteen boys who became 18 years of age registered with the local draft board during the month of January in compliance with the rules of the Selective Service Sys tem. They are now eligible for service in the armed lorccs. In the group were the following: Willis Frisby, of Del I wood; Joseph HIalock Compton, of Hazelwood; Lawrence Hugh Carver, of Waynes ville, Route 2; Carl Douglas Smith, of Hazelwood; Waller H. Leming, of Waynesville. Walter Revis, of Clyde Route 1; Charles Dowe West, of Waynes ville, Route 1; James Dean Kirk patrick, of Clyde Route 1; Richard Hall Taylor, of Waynesville. Route 1; T. L. Moore, of Clyde, Route 1. David Wilford Green, of Waynes ville, Route 1; George D. Long, of Cove Creek; and Ernest Dee Cham bers, of Waynesville, Route 1. Pigeon River District Scout Leaders To Meet The Pigeon River District Com mittee of Boy Scouts will hold a meeting at the Presbyterian church here on Monday, the 11th at 7:30 o'clock, with Hallett Ward, dis trict chairman, presiding. The meeting will be featured by vari ous reports from commissioners on the activities of their work. William Medford, district com missioner, Rev. Malcolm William son, and others will give reports on the recent training course which was sponsored by the or ganization committee, senior scout ing, cubbing, and interracial groups. Cpl. Jack Edwards Calls Wife Over Phone From Rome "It was just as clear and we could hear each other perfectly and little Frank was so excited, but he had nothing on me," said Mrs. Jack Edwards Monday morn ing, when she told of a phone call her husband had made to her and her young son from Rome, Italy, on Sunday night. Mrs. Edwards had been notified around 10 o'clock Friday night by the overseas operator in the New York office that her husband would call her at 7:00 o'clock Sunday night. He had written her in De cember that he would call Christ mas day, but later that he was un able to get his call through. "I never thought I would speak over the phone to my husband in Italy," said Mrs. Edwards. Tax Listing Time Is Extended To Feb. 20th Out Of Navy JACK MKSSKR, who was recent ly discharged from the Navy, has resumed his work as superintend ent of education. Jack Messer, Veteran, Returns To School Work Jack Messer, former county superintendent of education in Haywood county, and more recent ly, lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, assumed his duties here with the board of education on Friday, Feb ruary 1st. "I am happy to be back on the job, though 1 will always be glad to have served during the war," said Mr. Messer in speaking of the time ho had spent out of Haywood county since November, 1943. The close of the war found Lt. Messer serving on the CVE-104 Munday, aircraft carrier, in Tokyo Bay. He volunteered in July of 1943 and received his commission as lieutenant junior grade, but was not called Into active. .service Until the following November. Lt. Messer was ordered to report to Quonsel Point, R. I., and from there to Charleston Naval Air Sta tion, and then to Pearl Harbor. From the latter he was assigned to sea duly and served for more than seven months in Northern Pacific theater. The Japs were unbelievably friendly, following (heir surrender, according to Lt. Messer, who also stated (hat they are "completely whipped." "There are new problems in the work here as superintendent of education that have been the re sults of conditions brought on by the war, which I did not have to cope with when I left. Maybe I have been away at a good time," he concluded with a smile. Lt. Messer is entitled to wear the American Defense, Pacific theater, with three battle stars, and the Victory Medal of World War II. Stringfields Are Having Offices Renovated Here Workmen have started a large renovation program on the offices of Dr. Sam Stringficld and Dr. Tom Slringfield on Main street here. Dr. Thomas Stringficld is expect ed to bo released from active duty from the Naval Reserve within a short time and will resume his practice here with his father. Dr. Sam Slringfield. A renovated front, and extensive interior improvements are in the program. Almost Inch Of Rain Falls Here From 5:30 Tuesday until 1 o'clock Wednesday, this area had .85 inches of rain, accord ins to the official weather ob server at the State Test Farm here. it' i WrJ. ' - -mtrnm f . ! 20,000 Pieces Clothing Collected During Drive Approximately 20.000 garments were collected hero during the second Victory Clothing drive, headed in this area by James B. Neal, it was learned yesterday. The clothing has been packed in 51 large boxes furnished by: Wellco Shoe Corporation, and We 5,000 pounds will be shipped sme time this weke, together with tan ton's collection. I The c a m p a 1 g n was iraged throughout the county, withcollec-tion- centers e s t a b 1 Is 1 d - in churches, schools, and in numerous Extreme Bad Weather During January Causes Commissioners To Extend Time The period for listing taxes in Haywood county has been extended to February 20th, according to action taken by the county board of commissioners at their meeting held here on Monday. Due to the bad weather during the month of January, people throughout the county were hin dered from listing their taxes on time, it was pointed out to the board by Earle Ferguson, county tax collector. "Outside of extending the tax listing period, the entire day's meeting was made up mostly of complaints about roads. They came from all over the county wanting something done to their roads," said George A. Brown, Jr., in speaking of the first Monday of the month routine meeting of the board. Both Mr. Brown and Mr. Fergu son are urging the tax payers to make all listings between now and the 20th as there will be no other extension of time. The listing of taxes started off with an all high record, but after the heavy snows and rains, there was a decided drop, according to Mr. Ferguson. Sgt. Constantin Reported Missing Declared Dead Staff Sergeant Edward T. Con stantin, who was reported missing on December 3p, 1943, has been officially declared dead by the War Department, according to informa tion received by his widow, Mt-s. Martha Moody Constantin, of oody Farm, on Monday of this week. Sgt. Constantin volunteered ih the Army Air Corps July 6, 1942. He was trained at a number of fields prior to being sent overseas in March, 1B43. He served in the Pacific theater, and was attached to the Fifth Air Corps. Sgt. Constantin was taken a prisoner by the Japs in January, 1944, it was learned sometime after he was reported missing. He was seen once after he was in a Jap prison camp by Colonel Unruh, his pilot, who also stated when he was released that the other members of the, crew were also with Sgt. Constantin. Colonel Unruh was released in Japan in September, 1945, but none of the other crew of the B-24 have been heard of since. It was learned unofficially from a re turned veteran by Mrs. Constan tin recently that after an investi gation following the surrender of the Japs, the enemy confessed that Sgt. Constantin, with 19 other pris oners, were aboard a Jap vessel which was bombed, and was killed at that time. Sgt. Constantin was a graduate of Manual high school of Brooklyn, N. Y., and attended Deal Conserva tory in Asbury Park, N. J. At the time he volunteered in the air corps he was employed as a sales man for the National Biscuit com pany of Jaraacia, N. Y. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. W. A. Nay, of Philadelphia, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Johnny Mason, of New York. American Legion And Auxiliary To Meet On Friday The Waynesville Post of the American Legion and Auxiliary will hold their regular meeting on Friday night at the Legion Home. J. C. Patrick will preside over the Legion business session and Mrs. Hurst Burgin over the Auxiliary group. At the conclusion of the separate meetings a joint social hour will be held of the two groups. business places throughout are : Members of the Rotary club pacjted the thousands of garments, ( 1 which included many pairs of h 'shoes, and a quantity of . bedding., V , The national quota was one gar ; ment to be given by each resident , in the area. Yesterday Mr! Neal I said be felt this area had exceeded,. the national quota. '' r i ' i x' Students of St. John's school col- , t le'cted 662 pieces, that weighed 242' ' pounds. yp-:. ;;;,;.;,'t ' , the A

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