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Now Published Twice-A-Week Every Tuesday and Friaday
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-a-Week In The County Scat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
xpedoinig Mmoaiiy Mates T Pass I
3-Point Program Adopted By Civic Body
President Ed Sims
The directors of the Chamber of
Commerce adopted a three-point
program here Tuesday night as
presented by 1,. Ed Sims, president
of the organization, which will be
a long-range program for the or
ganization covering a period of
The first point would be to es
tablish and carry on a research
program and make available to the
public facts and information re
garding supply of labor, taxes,
agriculture, gross and per capita
incomes, and business figures that
interested investors would need
about the community.
The second point on the pro
gram would be to promote the in
vestment in modern tourist facili
ties, by determining present capaci
ties, and making surveys that will
show the number of potential stop
over visitors. Also in this connec
tion, Mr. Sims suggested a series
of local advertisements based on
the facts gathered in the surveys.
For the third point, the direc
tors adopted the plan of the presi
dent to formulate plans and pro
mote increased interest in recrea
tional facilities for the use of resi
dents and visitors. Among the
things suggested were: swimming
pool, tennis courts, shuffle boards
and an adequate well-equipped
playground for children.
The directors discussed each point I
carefully, and voted to proceed
with necessary machinery to get
the program under way at once. I
Charles E. Ray reported on the
recent meeting of the proposed
regional Chamber of Commerce,
which would develop Western
North Carolina as a whole, with all
communities participating. Mr.
Ray is a member of the committee
from the area named to draw
(Continued on Page Six)
Get $400 A Year
Six employees of the Waynes
ville post office are affected by the
postal bill which raises the salaries
of regular postal workers by $400 a
year. The bill was signed by Pres
ident Truman this week, and is ret
roactive to January first.
The same bill carried a 20 per
Cent increase for employees on an
.hourly basis, and three men in the
local office will come under the
provision of this bill.
Slate REA Convention
Is In Session Here;
Many Members Attend
J. L. Shearer, of Wake Forest,
was elected president of the North
Carolina Rural Electric Coopera
tive Associations at the quarterly
meeting of the state organization
in a two day session held here on
Wednesday and Thursday, with
W. L. Jones, of Goldsboro, retiring
Others named to serve with Mr.
Shearer were: Vice President, Lee
Hatley, of Morganton, and Secretary-Treasurer,
D. J. Dalton, of
The first session of the meeting
which was held Wednesday morn
ing at the Gordon Hotel, head
quarters for the 90 or more mana
gers and officials attending, was
a closed affair for managers only,
with special problems discussed.
In the afternoon the group heard
frank D. Dawes, of Washington,
No. 43 20 Pages'
Named Head Of
D. F. WHITMAN was recently
named Commander of the local
post of the American Legion.
D. F. Whitman Is
I) F. Whitman was named com
mander of the American Legion
here recently, and he with other
elected oflicers will assume their
duties on June second. Mr. Whit
man succeeds J. C. Patrick, who is
now vice commander.
Other officers elected include:
2nd vice commander, Paul Davis.
3rd vice commander, Dick Brad
ley. Adjutant, William C. Medford.
Assistant adjutant , T'rarik Wor
thington. Finance officer. T. (. Massie.
Service ollicer, H. W. Livingston.
Assistant service officer, Hobart
Guardianship officer, H.
in arms, Robert
S. R. Crockett.
Athletic ollicer, E. E. Boone.
Child welfare officer. It. H. Gib
son. A in c r i c a n i s m officer, J. H.
National defense officer, Fred F.
Graves registration officer, John
E m p 1 o y m e n t officer, J. H.
Boy., i.tate officer. W. H. F. Mil
lar. Boy Scout officer, Paul Mc
Membership chairman, H. W.
Publicity officer, J. C. Patrick.
Oratorical contest officer, S. R.
Chairman Sons of Legionnaires,
Joe Cat hey.
20 Pages Today
In Three Sections
1). C, chief of the management
division of the Rural Electrification
Administration on the business
management of a cooperative. Mr.
Dawes stated that the division was
planning on sending out field rep
resentatives to contact all of the
cooperatives and give assistance in
setting up efficient programs for
work. He further stated that an
extensive program would get under
way when materials arc available.
Other speakers during Wednes
day's session included William H.
Grove, regional head; Robert S.
Broderick, assistant head; W. B.
Nivions, chairman of applications
and loans division of the region;
and J. T. Hagans. chairman of the
North Carolina Utilities Coordinat
Representatives from the State
fContinued on Page Six)
WILLIAM MEDFORD is the new
Adjutant of the American Legion
post of Waynesville.
More Than '45
The sale of fishinc lirrnses
in Haywood county continues
to break all previous records,
according to Rufus Ratcliff,
county game and fish warden.
The sales now stand at
$3,200, an increase of $2,001.
over the same period of last
With the opening of the
streams at Cataloochee and the
remainder of the streams In
the Park area, the sale of
licenses should continue to be
on the Increase for at least
another month, it was pointed
out by Mr. Ratcliff.
Official Democratic Primary Ballot
For Solicitor, State Senator, and County Officers
1. To vote for a candidate on the ballot make a cross (X)
mark in the square at the left of his name.
12. If you tear or deface or wrongly mark this ballot, return
it to the registrar and get another.
20th Judicial District
(Vote For One)
W. ROY FRANCIS
DAN K. MOORE
T. D. BRYSON, JR.
For State Senator
32nd Senatorial District
(Vote For One)
J. R. BOYD, SR.
Member of State House
(Vote For One)
GLENN C. PALMER
R. E. SENTELLE
Clerk Of Superior Court
( Vote For One)
C. II. LEATIIERWOOD
Primary Election, May 25, 1946
Chairman of Haywood County Board of Elections.
Editor's Note Tho Congressional Ballot will be found on page 2
of this issue.
WAWNESVILLE, N. C,
Program At High
School Will Start
At 10:30 And
Close At 12:30
The Waynesville Township high
school will close for the l!)4.V4ti
term at 12:30 today following the
final program which will be held
at the school this morning starling
al 10:30, according to M. H. Bowles,
superintendent of the district
Yesterday the high and junior
high school students enjoyed their
farewell dinner in the cafeteria at
which time chicken, dressing and
all the accompaniments were
During Chapel period on Thurs
day Miss Goodcs Dramatic class
presented a three-act play.
The five students who were
transferred from other schools and
had to their credit work in the
Uth grade, will be given diplomas
for completion of the work equiva
lent to the 12th grade, there being
no formal graduation program due
to the fact that a 12th grade has
been added to the school, and as
yet there are no local students
completing all grades.
The five students will be pre
sented by C. E. Weatherby, princi
pal of the school and will be given
their diplomas by M. H. Bowles,
district superintendent. In the
group arc: Lena Frady, Aletha
Cagle, Frances Dyer, Pauline Dyer,
and Billy Carol McElroy.
Rev. M, R. Williamson, pastor
of the Presbyterian church, will
deliver a short address to the grad
(Continucd on Page Five!
For Register Of Deeds
(Vote For One)
B. D. MEDFORD
(Vote For One)
R. V. WELCH
For Tax Collector
(Vote For One)
SEBE T. BRYSON
J. E. FERGUSON
Chairman Of Board Of
(Vote For One)
GEO. A. BROWN, JR.
GEO. F. PLOTT
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1946
The Mountaineer Will
Give Primary Returns
At The Court House
The returns of the primary will be Riven by The
Mountaineer in front of the court house here Saturday
nijht. The first returns are expected to be in by 7:00
All details have been arranged, and plans completed
for taking care of a crowd from ,r,000 to 8,000 people.
A large bulletin board has been painted with a .special
paint that can be Keen at a distance, and extra spotlights
will be thrown on the board. The public address system
will be used in connection with the board to give details
of the results just as fast as returns are brought to the
In addition to the use of the large bulletin board and
the public address system. The Mountaineer will give
results over the telephone to any person calling 1,(7.
The tabulating will be done in an ollice in the court
house, with only the working staff admitted, in order
that every degree of accuracy can be had in handling the
In order that the results can be determined as early
as possible, it is urged that someone from etich precinct
bring in the complete returns a soon as the counting has
been completed. Hy bringing in the returns immediately,
it is felt that the complete returns will be known before
1 1 :00 o'clock.
Clean-Up And Painl-Up
Drive Will Be Staged
Highway workmen are resurfae
int! the highway from here towards
Canton, with tar and line gravel.
The work has been under way
several days, and yesterday the
work had H"e as far as Odartop,
about lour miles from here.
At limes dining the day, traffic
is routined to one-way travel, and
hunted to a speed of 20 miles an
The surface of the highway be
fore the new surface was concrete.
To Address Club
.Jonathan H. Woody will be the
speaker at Rotary today when the
club meets at one at the Maples.
Mr. Woody will discuss "The Mod
He is expected to give the his
tory of The Kirst National Hank
which was organized here in 1902.
Nation's Largest Banks
Feted Here At Barbecue
The officials of the Federal Re
serve Bank of Richmond, assisted
by the officials of the First National
Bank of Waynesville, were hosts
on Tuesday evening of a barbecue
given at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Rufus Siler, followed by a
dance at the Waynesville Country
club, honoring the senior execu
tives of the Fiscal Agency Depart
ment of the Federal Reserve Banks
of the United States and the top
officials of the United States Treas
The guest list was the most dis
tinguished in the business world
to ever assemble at one time in
this section, being composed of the
board of governors of the Federal
Reserve Banking system, Treasury
officials and officials of Federal
Reserve Banks from the larger
cities of the United States.
Nothing was left undone to give
the expected touches of local color
$3.00 In Ad vance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Officials Set Week
Of June lo June 10
For Annual Event
The annual community - wide
rlean-up, paint-up week will be ob
served for one week, .starting Mon
day, June Hid. The joint an
nouncement was made hy officials
of Waynesville and Hazelwood.
This week will be spent in com
pleting the organization for staging
the event, with the Chamber of
Comerce taking an active hand in
carrying out the general program.
Special material for publicity is
on hand and will he used in an
educational program to get the
campaign under way by June 3rd.
Officials recalled the success of
the drive last year, and felt that
since it is being held later this
year, that even more will be ac
complished during the week.
Both towns will add extra crews
to man trucks to gather trash dur
ing the week.
Officials, together with leaders
of civic organizations will be railed
together this week-end to formu
late other delinite plans for the
in the setting and appointments
of the supper which was served
on the lawn at the Siler home,
where blazing fires in the outdoor
stone fireplaces lent a hospitable
atmosphere. Two Cataloochee citi
zens, experts in their line, sat near
the fires with their shot guns and
molded bullets, which were given
as souvenirs lo the visitors.
The famous Silver barbecued
chicken and pork, with salads and
other dishes, were served at long
tables centered with arrangements
of spring flowers.
There were drawings for local
products including: Cherokee In
dian baskets, woven towels, and
luncheon sets from the Balsam
Weavers; inlaid wooden boxes,
home cured hams, and boxes of
Haywood apples the latter to be
delivered next December. Each
place was marked by a matchbox
(Continued on page six)
Live within 20 miles of
Waynesville their Ideal
Polls Open at 6:30 a.m.
And Close at 6:30 p.m.;
All necessary machinery and ar
rangements are set up and ready
for what is predicted will be a
record-breaking vole in the Demo
cratic primary Saturday. Ouriger
Bryson, chairman of the Haywood
Board of Flections, said yesterday,
"everything is in readiness, and
we believe the total votes cast will
be between 10,000 and 11,000."
One recognized politiral expert
In the county added to Mr. Biy
son's statement, by saying, "the
vole will be that heavy, rain or
The poles will open at at 6:30
a. m. and close at 6:30 p. in., ac
cording to the laws of North Caro
lina. There are between 17,000 and
18,000 eligible voters registered on
the books In the county, according
to Mr. Bryson.
The estimated vote by the chair
man is much larger than the vote
east during the past few years, but
with the majority of the men in
service and the county war work
ers home this is to be expected.
The keen interest in the out
come of the primary will also play
a part in bringing out the voters,
according to the members of the
board of elections.
While returns start coming in
soon after the closing of the poles
in some of the smaller precinct:;,
the technically official returns,
those checked and rechecked are
not released by the board of elee
(ions as official, according to the
law until two days after the pri
mary. The office of the county board of
elections has been a busy place this
week with those in charge of the
voting precincts making their rou
tine visits to the ollice for supplies
and final instructions.
A number of changes have been
made in the personnel of those
in charge of the voting places, but
the complete list of those who will
serve tomorrow appears in this
The ballots which will he used
Saturday are printed on this page
and on page 2, with the exception
of the two township ballots.
There are four candidates m the
Waynesville constable's race. They
are, Sam H. Kelley, Sherod Conrad,
(Continued on page six)
Miss S. A Jones
Miss S. A. Jones, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, ha; been
awarded one of the three scholar
ships to the Southeastern Institute
to be held in Chapel Hill on June
24 to 29th.
The award was made this week
by the hoard of directors of the
North Carolina Association of
Chamber of Commerce Executives,
of which Harry J. Krusz, of
Winston-Salem, is secretary.
The scholarship is in cash, and
of a sufficient sum to pay all ex
penses envolved in attending the
Miss Jones has served as secre
tary of the local Chamber of Com
merce for the past two years, and
was recently elected for another
To Meet Tonight
The Haywood Milk Producers
Association will meet tonight at
the county agent's office to discuss
current problems confronting them
with the rising cost of production. '
and recent OPA regulations.
There are 22 members of the
association, and A. J. MeCraekeu ;
is president and Mrs. W. D. Ket- i
ner is secretary-treasurer.
Weather Report j
Max. Min. Rainfall
May 15 73