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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1946
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
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on the second floor
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brine revised and
i and put in order for
the work ol an eieu-
lcarncd during the
for the various voting
the county will be
meeting of the board
the 6th. It is ex-
i clerk will be named
future to the board.
days remain lor cantli-
vith the County Board
The deadline is six
(or state offices had
Irch lfilh. and at least
haps others, got left oft
waiting too late to
Saturday at a harmo-
Ig in Clyde, and named
the state convention
Balcm on April 10th.
btes for the county
tompleted, but public
ct is being withheld
he last filing date on
Boyd, Route 2, was
ounty chairman, Har
also of Canton, was
Icretary and J. B. Me
lton is treasurer.
be no Republican
licans heard a stirring
Jtlge Guy Weaver, Re-
ididate for Congress
food delegates named
1. H Powell, H. E.
F. Owens. Glenn A
Smathers, J. W. Sin-
' Smathers, Max
' Boyd Smathers.
30 votes at the con-
file, candidate fnr iho
s this week in a paid
t. asking several ques-
oppnnent, Glenn C.
same two candidates
ticket two years aim
I after Ihe nrimanr
.made the public staln'
would be back cam-
f'n in 1946 for the
f FOR CONSTABLE
formal anr, ,
of Waynesville Town.
r?m, c'arence (Foxy)
." known native of
a 3 veteran of World
T OF CAMPAIGN
,te for Conors.,
and went tn th .u.
Jtrict west of here
F group partieinati
K with .. c vnous
rion had ex-
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The n5frtlclpate n
was r "7 "y the
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Evans Resigns As Chief
Of Hazelwood Police; Old
Town Hall io be Wrecked
Bride To Land In
New York Sat.
A Haywood war bride, Mrs.
Angela Cagle, of Rome, Italy,
is scheduled to arrive in New
York Saturday . Mrs. Cagle is
the wife of Cpl. LeRoy Cagle,
of Route 2.
Mrs. Cagle is aboard the
S. S. Algonquin.
Cpl. Cagle is the son of Mrs.
Charles Fie, of Route 2, and
is still stationed overseas with
a special service unit in Rome.
Mrs. Cagle will reside with her
mother-in-law while Cpl. Cagle
is in service.
Day Of Clinic
Fifty-one children were exam
ined on the opening day of the pre
school clinics held at three sections
of the county on last Thursday in
the initial program of the annual
event held in the county under the
sponsorship of the Parent-Teacher
Associations and the county health
Dr. Mary Michal, assistant dis
trict health director is supervising
the clinics, assisted by the county
public health nurses, Mrs. Fannie
Sells and Mrs. Ruby Bryson.
The three clinics were conducted
at Rock Hill school where 24 chil
dren were brought by their moth
ers; at the Maggie school where
17 were examined; and at Lake
Junaluska school, where ten chil
dren were brought in.
The schedule for the coming
week will be as follows: April 8,
Reynolds colored school, Canton, at
9:00 a. m.; Pennsylvania Avenue
school, Canton, at 11:00 a. m.
On Tuesday, the 9th, Patton Ave
nue school at Canton, at 9:30 a. m.,
and the North Canton school at
1:00 p. m. On Thursday, April 11,
clinics will be conducted at Cruso
school at 9:30, and mothers may
bring their pre-school children to
the regular monthly clinic held at
Inman's Chapel at 11:00 o'clock
All pre-school children who will
enter school for the first time in
the fall are required by laws of
the state to be immunized against
diphtheria, whooping cough, small
pox, and typhoid. Only smallpox
vaccinations are being given at the
clinics as the other three immuni
zations are expected to be given
by family physicians or at the of
fices of the county health depart
ment in the court house here.
Assigned To Duty
On Atomic Test
Warrant Officer A. Wilson How
ell, U. S. Navy, has reported to
San Francisco, Calif., after spend
ing several days here on leave with
his wife, young daughter and his
He has been assigned to duty in
the Pacific with the Atomic Bomb
Test Fleet. He entered the serv
ice in May, 1940, as a volunteer
and with the exception of the pe
riod of boot training and other
training courses has served on sea
duty during the nearly six years
he has been in the navy.
Capt. A. J. Connell
Discharged To Resume
Duties With Parkway
Captain Arthur J. Connell, for
mer landscape architect of the
Blue Ridge Parkway, has been dis
charged from the service and he
and Mrs. Connell are now guests
at the Waynesville Country club.
Capt Connell entered the serv
ice in October, 1942, and served
with the Engineering Corps of the
Third Army for two years in the
Capt. and Mrs.. Connell will go
to Tampa for a two weeks visit,
after which they will return to
waynesville, Where the former will
resume his work with the Blue
Highway To Dayton
Rubber Plant Sought
By Hazelwood Board
John Evans, chief of police at
Hazelwood, has resigned to resume
similar duties at Clyde, where he
was head of the police before go
ing to Hazelwood four years ago.
Mr. Evans' resignation becomes ef
fective April 9th.
Clyde Fisher, mayor, said yester
day that several applications were
in Tiand, but no appointments had
been made to date.
The town board in session Tues
day night, ordered that the town
hall be torn down immediately, as
the first of a series of moves to
wards inaugurating a clean-up cam
paign this spring. Tentative plans
are to build a new city hall on the
site as soon as conditions warrant.
The work on the drain down
Brown avenue is expected to be
completed this week. Last min
ute changes were made and the
line was extended across Georgia
avenue into Farmer creek. Tenta
tive plans are to dredge the creek
to carry the extra water.
Town officials are also working
with highway officials to get a side
walk from the Main street in Hazel
wood to the Dayton Rubber plant.
The; highway will be widened, and
town officials are anxious to in
corporate the sidewalk as part of
the improvement program.
Dies From Heart
Martin L. Davey, former Demo
cratic Governor of Ohoi, died sud
denly at his home in Kent. Ohio,
after an attack of coronary thom
bosis on Sunday, March 31.
Governor Davey suffered the at
tack while he was entertaining
guests at his home and was dead
before the physician called, had
arrived. He had not been ill since
he suffered a similar attack in
Governor Davey was president
of the Davey Tree Expert Com
pany, which owned large tracts of
land in Haywood county. He had
been head of the company in Ohio
which had been established by his
family years ago, since 1909. Since
his retirement from active politics
he had devoted all his time to the
Davey was governor of Ohio
from 1935 to 1939. He was nomi
nated for a third two-year term in
1940, but was defeated by John W.
Brickcr, Republican. He was often
at odds with the policies of the
Roosevelt Administration and it
was thought at the time that his
opposition to the New Deal was
responsible for his defeat for a
third term of Governor of Ohio.
He was the brother of James
A. G. Davey, who came here sev
eral years ago and purchased hun
dreds of acres of land in the Soco
Gap area and had made extensive
plans for development of the prop
erty. Last year the holdings of
James A. G. Davey were bought by
Davey Tree Expert Company.
Governor Davey at the time ex
pressed great faith in the future
of this section, and stated that his
company was formulating plans for
development of a large recreational
and tourist center at the property
on the edge of the Park.
He spent sometime here with
others of his company making sur
veys of the propert" with a post
war development prjgre-M in view.
During the res.uence of his
brother here, who is now ersiding
in Asheville, Governor Davey and
his family often visited at the
Davey home on Soco Gap.
Lt. Hobart Hyatt
Discharged From Service
1st Lt. Hobart B. Hyatt, son of
Mrs. Robert W. Livingstone, of
Eagles Nest road, has been honor
ably discharged from the army at
Fort Bragg. He was inducted in
1941 and the past six months has
been located in Tokyo and Korea.
Lt. Hyatt plans to continue his
studies this fall at North Carolina
State College where he was a stu
dent when entering the service
The Merchants Association will
meet Friday night at 7:30 at the
Chamber of Commerce office for a
business session of paramount im
portance, according to Carl Mundy.
The executive committee met
Monday night and have arranged
to present a number of resolutions
and projects, covering street clean
ing, street lighting, closing hours
"This is the most important
meeting of the year, and a full
attendance is urged," Mr. Mundy
Champion's Payroll And
Wood Purchases In Area
Over 11 Million Annually
Plans Will Mean
At Canton Plant
"The cash for circulation in
Haywood and nearby counties from
The Champion Paper and Fibre
Company, is more than 2Vi times
greater today than in 1939," W. J.
Damtoft told Rotarians here Friday
in the first of a series of programs
on industry in Haywood. "In 1939
the company was spending $4,100,
000 a year for local wood and pay
roll. Today the same two figures
total approximately $11,500,000,"
he pointed out.
Mr. Damtoft also told his aud
ience that post-war conversion
plans of Champion include sub
stitution of sulphate digesters in
place of sulphite, and this new
process would create less fumes
than the present system.
"Much progress has been made
in recent years in lowering Ihe
amount of waste disposal into
Pigeon River," Fred Doubt, chief
chemist, who accompanied Mr.
Damtoft, said in a period of infor
mal discussion after the address
by Mr. Damtoft.
"Every effort is being made by
our chemists and engineers to de
vise machines and processing for a
continued lessing of these wastes.
The records of the state, TVA as
well as our own, show a decided
decrease in the past few years in
spite of increased production. This
is encouraging, and we will con
tinue to work along these lines,"
Mr. Doubt continued.
An idea of the magnitude of the
operation at Canton can be had
from the figures on the annual
freight bill, which amounts to more
than $2,225,000. The plant re
quires 4 incoming cars of raw and
processing materials for each car
of finished products turned out,
and an average of 24 cars of manu
factured goods are shipped daily,
making an overall in and out move
ment of about 120 cars of freight
Mr. Damtoft pointed out the
plant required the following items
Pulpwood 1350 cords
Lime 80 tons
Sulphur 18 tons
Salt 65 tons
Other chemicals 5 carloads
The district of which Haywood
county is a part, made an outstand
ing record in accidental fires dur
ing the past year, according to a
recent release from the State Con
servation Department, it was learn
ed through R. E. Caldwell, county
This district held the lowest
record of any in the state with
only 16 accidental fires, with
around 12 acres burned. Fayette
ville district led the state with 949
fires. In the latter area the acre
age included, however, is around
four times as great as in this dis
trict. Lenoir district came next to the
9th district with 84 accidental fires.
Other districts reported the follow
ing number of fires: Rockingham,
283; New Bern, 326; Rocky Mount,
359; Elizabeth City district, 22.
The total for the entire state is
Ed Sims Named Head
Chamber Of Commerce
Be Speaker At
J. M. Broughton, former
governor of North Carolina,
will be the speaker at the an
nual Chamber of Commerce
banquet here on Friday, May
3rd, it was announced yester
way by Charles Ray, chairman
of the committee to arrange for
Coal 720 tons
Water 50.000,000 gallons
Power requirements are met by
a tolal boiler capacity of steam of
1,000,000 pounds hourly, generat
ing at a capacity of 34,000 KW of
alternating current, and 5,000 KW
of direct current.
The mill's productive daily cap
Pulp 580 to 600 tons
production "' of
Champion's three plants, now lead
as a single corporation, all other
manufacturers in the field of qual
ity production of white papers.
Mr. Damtoft pointed out that.
Paper is a commodity which we In
the United States have taken pret
ty much for granted. "Because
of its plentifulnes." he said, "and
low cost we have probably not ap
preciated its significance in the
development of our count ry. With
out paper Ihe advance of civiliza
tion, which is dependent upon
progress in religion, scienre and
the arts would be greatly retarded.
The per capita consumption of
paper constitutes one of the meas
ures of the progress of a people;
and it is certainly a very flattering
indire of the progress of the United
States, because here, prior to World
War II, we were using more than
one-half of the entire world pro
duction, three times more per
capita than in England, and on a
weight basis, more than any other
product except milk and water.
"Originally the contribution of
paper to civilization was more or
less limited to the spiritual or
mental field, as a medium for dis
seminating man's ideas and of re
cording his deeds. More recently
however, it has been playing a
rapidly expanding role in material
uses, witness the developments of
the use of paper for towels, table
utensils, clothing, electrical con
densers, structural material and for
containers, particularly for liquids,
such as milk; and for food, such as
frozen fruits and vegetables," he
Among the plants engaged in the
manufacture of paper, there are
(Continued on page six)
recorded as 2,456.
"This fine record for Haywood
county is due in a large part to
the splendid cooperation we have
had from the people, who are fully
realizing what conservation of our
forests means," said Mr. Caldwell,
Large areas of this district are
in the National Forest and the
Great Smoky Mountains boundar
ies, which also accounts for the
record made, as this acreage is
well protected by the government,
it was pointed out by Mr. Caldwell.
There have been many fires des
troying debris and lands burned
over during the year, but they were
with the official permits from the
county warden and were kept und
er control, and were not included
in the accidental number, it was
explained by Mr. Caldwell.
Survey Started To
List Every Available
Ed Sims, owner of Sims Tire &
Battery Company, well known bus
iness man, was elected president
of the Chamber of Commerce at
the meeting of the board of direc
tors which was held on Tuesday
Mr. Sims succeeds Dr. R. Stuart
Roberson as president of the or
ganization. The officers are elected
each year from the newly elected
board of directors.
Others elected to serve with Mr.
Sims on Tuesday were: first vice
president, Richard N. Barber, Jr.;
second vice president, Paul Davis;
treasurer, William Medford; secre
tary, Miss S. A. Jones.
Other members of the board of
directors who will serve during
the coming year are: Dan Watklns,
Henry MacFayden, Paul Hyatt, R.
B. Davenport, David Underwood,
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., Richard N. Brad
ley, and C. J. Rcece.
In addition to Mr. Sims, who
served on the board last year,
others carried over are: Dr. R.
Stuart Roberson, Howard II. Clapp,
and Whitener Prevost.
One of the initial features of the
1946 program outlined on Tuesday
was the making of a survey of all
available rooms in this area that
will be for rent during the sum
mer season, so that the information
may be on file In the office of the
Plans now are to move the offices
around April 20, from the present
location on the second floor of the
building temporarily occupied by
The First National Bank to the
former Atkins Insurance office.
The office will be kept open dur
ing certain summer months for the
benefit and convenience of the
tourists, according to Miss Jones,
To Low Level
The month of March marked
one of the lowest records in
arrests made by the Police De
partment of the Town of
Waynesville for many months.
There were 29 arrests for the
the following offenses:
Charged with public drunk
enness, 26; speeding, 1; driving
drunk, 1; violation of prohibi
tion law, 1.
Collections totaled $396.80
in fines and costs of the may
or's court, with $130 in fines
turned over to the school fund
and $266.80 put to the cerdit
of the town funds.
During the month of March
of last year there were 54 ar
rests, with 48 drunks, two
charged with gambling, one
driving drunk, two disorderly
conduct and one thief. Collec
tions totaled $568.70.
"There are two good reasons
for the drop, one is that the
war is over and folks are set
tling down, and another is that
a lot of places on Main street
which used to handle wines
and beers are now handling
soft drinks," contributed a
member of the police force in
accounting for the contrast in
the records for March, 1945
Social Security Agent to
Be in Haywood April 8th
A representative of Social Se
curity will be in Haywood on April
8th. At 9:30 the representative
will be at the Canton Y.M.C.A. and
at 2 o'clock at the Register of
All persons with Social Security
problems are invited to meet the
representative at the above time.
Date Max. Min. Rainfall
March 27 69 45
28 65 51 .54
29 66 45 .70
30 68 41
31 71 38
April 1 72 43
LT. COMMANDER THOMAS
STHINC.l'lEU) this week resumed
his work hero as u practicing phy
sician. He received his discharge
from the Navy two weeks ago, after
serving since March. 1913. He is
on terminal leave until April 25th.
Lt. Comdr. Thomas
Stringf ield Opens
His Offices Again
Re-opens Oflices After
Discharge From Navy
Lt. Commander Thomas String
field re-opened his office for the
general practice of medicine here
Monday morning, lie recently re
ceived his discharge from the Navy,
after serving three years. He was
stationed at Edenton when he re
ceived his discharge, and is on ter
minal leave until April 25th;"
Lt. Commander Stringfield is a
graduate of the University of North
Carolina, and graduated from the
Charleston Medical School in 1935.
He served his iiitcrncship in Watts
Hospital in l!i:tr ;nid 1936, coming
here Ihe hitter part of the year to
open his office.
After being here five years, he
enlisted for a year with Hie British
Ministry of Health, and served in
England from September, 1941, to
September, I '.Ml!, and shortly after
his return here entered the Navy
as a lieutenant.
He has had the offices of his
uncle, Dr. Tom Stringfield', reno
vated, since the lattrr is retiring,
and will practice there, in the
same building with his father, Dr.
Charges of public drunkenness
were brought against four defend
ants in police court here on Mon
day. In one case the defendant
had made bond for the amount of
the costs anil lines and did not ap
pear in court, flic bond being for
feited. In another case, the defendant
was given a suspended sentence
of 30 days with payment of the
costs and fine. Iii the third case
the defendant was given 32 days
suspended sentence and since he
was unable to pay his fine and
costs was allowed to work out the
amount with the town.
Two Haywood County
Men Enlist In Army
Two Haywood counly men en
listed in the army during March
at the Asheville Recruiting station
as follows: Junior IJaley, son of
Mrs. Annie Haley, of Canton, and
John S. West, son of Silas A. West,
of Canton, who has entered the
Army Air Forces.
Robert N. Rector
Re-enlists in Army
Robert Rector, of Clyde, Route
1, has reenlisfed in the U. S. Army
at the Recruiting station in Ashe
ville. He served for 32 months
in the service and received an hon
orable discharge on November 7,
1945. He is the son of Mrs. Bobbie
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Living
stone have as their guests at their
Eagles Nest, road home, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Kern, of Philipps
burg, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Kern
have been spending the winter in
Plant Will Cost
For Bids On 9,000
Feet Of 10-Inch
Cast Iron Pipe
Approval of two projects for
Waynesville have been announced
through the press by the Federal
Works Agency among the 17 ad
vances to communities in North
Carolina to be used in the prepara
tion of plans and specifications of
post war planning programs sub
mitted to the agency sometime ago
by the mayor and town board of
aldermen. As yet the town offi
cials have received no notice of the
The projects Include a filtration
plant, at an estimated cost of con
struction of $179,000 with $4,894
allowed for services of engineers
The second project, water trans
mission lines and repairs to present
reservoir to cost $41,100 with
$1,091 allowed for services of en
gineers and blue prints.
In the original application a third
project was applied for by the town
officials, but duo to the fact that
a greater volume of water was
urgently needed at this time to
take care of the increased demand
of the summer season, the engi
neers advised that if possible the
town undertake the third project
This was urged in view of the
fact that money from the govern
ment, which Is loaned without in
terest to municipalities for such
projects, would not be available.
The third project calls for an
expenditure of $40,000 and will be
paid for out of the current town
funds, without the issuance of
bonds, it was announced by the
Bids will be opened on April 17
for the project which calls for the
laying of a ten-inch cast iron line
from the reservoir through the golf
course at the Waynesville Country
Club, just below St. Mary's Epis
copal Church. The contract calls
for 9,000 cast iron feet line, which
contractors claim can be finished
within forty days after the pipe is
This project will increase the
flow of water to 207,000 gallons per
day and will be sufficient, accord
ing to the engineers to relieve any
anticipated shortage during the
Work will begin on the project
as early as possible after the con
tract is let, due to the rush to be
ready for the summer season.
Two Local Men
The condition of Father Ambrose
G. Rohrbaeher, pastor of St. John's
Church and Tom Davis, .both of
Waynesville, who suffered cuts and
bruises in the collision of the two
automobiles in which they were
riding Sunday morning, is reported
to be satisfactory.
In the accident which occurred
six miles west of Sylva early Sun
day morning, two others were also
injured, Miss Rebecca Ann Wilson,
of Sylva, and Kit Zachary .of East
Lae Port, who were riding with
Davis, according to Patrolman.
Charles S. Lindscy, who made the
All four were taken to the C. J.
Harris Community Hospital, Sylva.
where they have since remained as
Patrolman Lindsey said that the
automobile driven by Zachary was
graveling west and the car driven
by Father Rohrbaeher was traveling
east at the time of the accident.
Both cars were badly damaged.
Father Rohrbaeher was return
ing from the prison camp at. Whit
tier where he had conducted ser
vices. Tom Davis, son of Mrs. Tom
Davis, of Waynesville, is in charge
of the store of Davis-Smith, Jewel
ers, in Sylva.
Test Farm Moved
To Farm Building
The offices of the State Test
Farm which have been maintain
ed in the Masonic Temple since
the establishment of the farm here
have been moved this week to the
new building at the farm.
Miss Bernice Harrell has been
named as secretary to Howard H.
Clapp, director of the state farm.
Miss Harrell succeeds Mrs. Paul
Patton, the former Miss Hazel
Drake, of Swannanoa,