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Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoliy Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. ( ., FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 19-16
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Ion Brown avenue
fit home, one at
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and another at
A short a fie of
fT, will delay this
lest 13 j
is were made by
during the first
fiorr arrested for :
p. four of whom
nd paid costs in i
IhriT were picked
?ain, excessive !
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rebuilt bv w I
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. M Of
Stray Dogs With
out License Tags
To Be Caught
"We arc trying l gel rid of
stray dogs around town so we
arc enforcing t hc payment of
dot; taxes in an effort to find
out how many dogs there are
in the community without
owners'", said t;. C. Ferguson,
The taxes arc $1.00 for male
and $2.00 for females, and the
period for payment of the
taxes is the same as that of
privilege taxes, starting on
June, 1st, Mr. Ferguson stat
ed. R. I.. Kay is in charge of
these collections and lie is
making an effort to round up
all the dogs and cheek on their
Land Sold At
J. B. Henry Estate
Sold Here Wednesday
A pick-up in real estate circles
was noted this week with two auc
tion sales taking place on Wednes
day, attracting hundreds of would
be home seekers and property
owners. One sale was held at
ISclle-Meadc, near the Waynesville
Country club at 11 o'clock in the
morning and the other at 2:00
o'clock in the afternoon when the
J. B. Henry estate was put on
The sale of the Henry property
"nr persim being was conducted by me i. r. vm-
ollier tun fined: hams and Alston Clarke land auc
Orc arrest wa.si,ion company of High Point, and
In of the prnliihi-! was reported to have been satislac-
pi and costs, one ''-v ,0 both the handlers ol the
"i payment of ' sales and the owners.
St charge, and one ' Ttle total sales brought in over
n the charce f,f . $25,000 and all lots with the ex
ss and resisting ccption of ten were sold. At the
phavc final iudp-' last moment the owners decided to
I withdraw the residence located on
pes announce that a ,wo ann- one-half acre lot ana
IMirat inn nf tho I another tract of two acres.
Ulus Ferguson was the lucky
If hern few coni- winner of the cash prize of $50
"latter. Sevf i-ai 1 offered in a drawing held at the
The purchasers included both
local people and summer visitors.
Among those buying lots in both
the hucinocc ptinn ftnH on the
I Del I wood road were: Rankin Fcr-
Ilt Rv T ' cllson- Celestine Curry, Clyde Rig
a) 1 0vn gins, Charlie Gaddis, Ira Marcus,
(Continued on Page Six)
Labor Day Committees
Announced This Week
All committees have been select
ed to prepare for the 1946 Labor
Day proram at Canton, and pre
parations are continuing for mak
ing the biggest celebration ever
under the general chairmanship of
C. C. Poindexter.
The group selected to represent
Waynesville and Hazelwood will
be composed of Howard Clapp,
Clyde Fisher, Paul McElroy, David
Underwood, and Johnny Edwards,
the latter replacing R. B. Daven
port who is leaving to accept a new
job in Durham.
A committee representing Clyde
has been named, with Larry Cagle
chairman, Roy McKinnish,' Ruel
Noland, Vannar Haynes and Mrs.
Troy Stamey completing its mem
bership. Photos of entries for the con
test in which "The Prettiest Girl in
Haywood County" will be select
ed shoulyj be mailed to The Canton
Enterprise. The pictures will be
nmod over to the' beauty contest
Group To Return
Home Today After
To Coast And Back
Editor's Note: The story be
low was received by telegram
and airmail letter from Mr.
Medford, one of the members
of the tour. The letter, writ
ten in the rain below Salisbury
"while waiting for someone
in the party to fix a flat," re
counted the first day's experi
ence, and the telegram de
scribed their second night.
The group was scheduled to
spend last night at White Lake
and return to their Haywood
county homes late this after
noon. By W. C. MEDFORD
ELIZABETH CITY (With Hay
wood County Farm Tour) The
Haywood County Farm Tour is all
together now after some of the
vehicles became disconnected dur
ing the day, and is heading for
home. We spent the night at
Manteo in Marine barracks, being
fed army style.
Last night we also took in The
Lost Colony; wonderfully realistic
and thrilling, and during the aft
ernoon viewed the Wright Brothers
monument. There was one mis
hap on the Manteo highway caused
by tidewater in the road, but no
one was seriously hurt.
Our party, representing nearly
all the townships in the county,
left Waynesville at 10 minutes 'till
8:00 Tuesday morning at Cpl. E. W.
Jones' signal, he and County Agent
Wayne Corpening leading the con
voy of 19 cars and Asst. Farm
Agent Huth Carpenter bringing up
(Continued on Page Six)
Unpaid 1945 Taxes
Several hundred pieces of real
estate are being advertised today
by the tax collector of Haywood
County for 1945 taxes. The prop
erty will be advertised for four
weeks, and sold on Monday, Sep
The list for the Town of Waynes
ville and Hazelwood will be adver
tised next Friday, and sold on Sep
committee, of which Robert Mat
thews is chairman, and 25 will be
chosen to e nter the final contest.
The beauty contest will be held
Saturday before Labor Day, and
the queen and court of 10 girls will
be honored during the main cele
bration. Entries will be dressed
in street wear during both events.
Group and quartet singing will
be organized by the committee of
which H. A. Williams is chairman.
Mr. Poindexter and J. M. Craw
ford will be in charge of sports.
Guy Roberts heads the committee
in charge of the parade, and G. C.
Suttles will be chairman of the
platform program committee.
The general program group, with
Mr. Poindexter chairman and
Mayor Sam Robinson the treasurer,
is composed of H. A. Helder, May
Holtzclaw, Harley Wright, J. Paul
Murray. C. L. Westmoreland, G.
C Suttles, Mrs. R. G. Liner, Mrs.
j T Campbell, Rev. R. A. Kelly,
Rev. D. O. Mclnnis and Turner
At Annual Reunion
Monroe Redden of llendcisou
ville, nomiiialeil by the Democratic
party to represent this district in
Congress, will be the principal
speaker at the annunal reunion of
past and present cilicns of Cata
loochee, which will r;ol under way
Sunday morning at I'almer's
With favorable weather, more
than 1,000 lorinor residents of
aiaioociice and lliose living there
now are expected to attend this
reunion, which will be their 17th.
During the war the annual gatln'r
inc was discontinued hut jii tho
last one, in 1011, there were 1,012
persons who attended, and a larger
number are planning to be present
The Smoky Mountain National
Park Warden, Mark Hannah, has
requested that fishermen and o I -er
visitors not connected with the
reunion go into the Catalooche
area before 2:00 p. in. Sunday.
After that hour, he explains, the
reunion guests will lie leaving to
return home, and since the road is
narrow incoming traffic would con
gest the flow of vehicles.
Arrangements for this year's cel
ebration were made by a commit
tee composed of Mr. Hannah, Lush
Caldwell, Kimsey Palmer, Mrs.
Cleveland Sisk, and Mrs. V. H.
Dinner will le hold otv the
grounds at the Chapel, and various
entertainment features pi 'Sued
being held and
At 7:30 O'clock
Members and guests of the
American Legion and Auxiliary
will meet tonight at Legion Home,
beginning at 7::!0.
A special program is being plan
ned, with the district commander,
L. L. Froneberger, of Aslieville, to
be the principal speaker. The en
tertainment will be featured by a
watermelon cutting at the conclu
sion of the program.
The meeting will get the local
post's annual membership drive
started. All former servicemen
and their wives are invited to at
tend. Henry Hale In
Charge Of Pet
Dairy Milk Sales
Henry Hale, formerly of the
Waynesville Pet Dairy plant, has
been transferred from the Knox
ville plant to Waynesville, and will
have charge of milk sales, succeed
ing .1 L Edwards, who is now
manager of the plant. Mr. Hale
,-ent to Knoxvillc in February ofobbed the two cash registers at I
Other changes in the Pet or
ganization, include the promotion
of E. D. Cobb of the Greenville,
S. C, plant to district supervisor.
District Health Board Considers
Successor To Dr. Sisk At Meeting
A call meeting or the district
board of health composed of re
presentatives from the five-county
unit operating in this section of the
state composed of Hay wood. Jack
son. Macon. Swain and Transyl
vania counties was held here in the
courthouse in the office of the
county manager Tuesday afternoon
The purpose of the meeting was
to name a successor to Dr. C. N.
Sisk, former district director, who
resigned to accept a similar posi
tion in Burke county, and has as
sumed his new duties.
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman
of the district board was asked by
the members to contact Dr. R. E.
Fox, director of the Division of loc
al health administration of the
state board of health, regarding the
availabilityj of a person who had
the required training in puWie
MISS SA1.1.IF. McCHACKF.N. a
former Haywood resident, who was
,m ,,st Sunday at the
lldiiii -('coning Day at Hie Baptist
Orphanage. Thomasville, for her
hlty years ol service
lilty years of service to the in-
strtution ( The story of her lite
wri my , found in "Here and
I There" on the editorial pagei.
3 Men Hurt
All Three Still In
The condition of the three Can
ton men who suffered gunshot
wounds received in a gun battle
last week at the Weeping Willow
service station near Canton on the
Aslieville highway is reported to
be satisfactory. All three still re
main patients in the hospital here
where they were taken for (refit
ment following the affray.
Andy Case, 22, who received
gunshot wounds in the arm and
head is much better.
Jack Case, 23, brother of Andy,
who suffered a pistol wound in
the back and shotgun wounds in
the arm is making fine progress,
Andy L. (Bud) Parker, 25, who
suffered shotgun wounds in the
arm is steadily improving.
Oscar Case, 20, who was arrested
at the time, and lodged in jail,
having participated in the shooting
according to eye witnesses, but
escaped injury, has not made bond
but is still confined to Hie jail.
No date has been set for a
bearing of the case. The shoot -inc
was an outgrowth of the re
fusal of the fillinu station onerator
to sell beer after legal hours to.
the three Case men
www; v,. v
estimated that about twenty-five next week at the State College
shot were fired in the battle which j campus. Club leaders from over
started the affray are brothers! North Carolina will attend, and
ten minutes, w ith pistols, rifles, courses given in the different 4-H
and shotguns used. cluh activities. Sight-seeing tours
The three Case men, who were j around the city will be taken, and
refused the beer and allegedly the group will be entertained one
shots were fired in the battle which! afternoon at the Governor's Man
and have all been recently riis-ision.
charged f i om the armed forces j Representatives from the twelve
They are the sons of Mrs. Rich j c-luhs in Haywood and the Jackson
Case of the Dutch Cove section county croups will travel together
of the county. by private bus to Raleigh and back.
During the gun battle the Case
are reported to have'
the weeping willow station oi
about $250. As a result they have
j been charged with assault with a
I neaniy weapon wun imeni 10 mh
! and with armed robbery.
health service for ttie post.
L'niti a successor is named to fill
the vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of Dr. Sisk. Dr. Mary Michal.
who has served as assistant direct
or under the former was named
acting head of the district work.
During the meeting budgets were
set up for each of the counties in
the district for the coming year's
Members of the district board
are in addition to Mr. Brown; Dr.
A. P. Cline, of Canton, Dan K.
Moore and Walter Ashe, the latter
chairman of the Jackson county
board of commissioners, both of
Sylva, Dr. T. L. Bacon, of Bryson
City, Verne P. Clement, mayor of
Brevard, W. E. Baldwin, chairman
of the Macon county board of com
missioners. Jimmy Perry, of Frank
lin and W. L. Latham superinten
dent of the schools in Bryson City.
Two-Headed Calf Born
On II. L. Liner Farm
A two-headed calf, one of
the freaks of nature, was born
recently on the Harry Lee
Liner farm near Waynesville.
The animal was normal in
all respects except Its heads.
The two faces were joined to
gether, with an eye apd ear
in the center, and one of each
in their usual places on tho
nit side part of the two heads.
Horn to a white-face cow,
the call died two hours aflcr
ils liiiih although in apparent
good health. The body was de
stroyed, hut the head is being
preserved in formaldehyde and
is now being kept at the Build
ers Supply and Lumber com
pany office where It may be
seen in a glass jar.
Flags Will Fly
Aug. 14th Marking
The flag will be displayed on all
government buildings Wednesday,
August 14, which is the first anni
versary, of "Victory Day" against
President Truman has proclaimed
the day as one "for solemn com
memoration of the devotion of the
men and women by whoo sacri
fices victory w,as achieved." He
reminded citizens that they still
must work for a just and enduring
The president urges Americans
to observe the day with prayer and
high resolve that the causo of
justice, freedom, peace, and inter
national good will shall be ad
vanced with undiminished and un
remitting efforts, inspired by the
valor of our heroes of the armed
4-H'ers From Two
Counties To Leave
Mon. For Raleigh
y or more leaders in Ilav-
wood and Jackson county 4 H clubs
will leave the Court House in
Waynesville early Monday morn-
inn f., .,n I,. f;..l..;i. r
,w ,., ,, a-
i n";i1 f-1""'1 course.
The training is scheduled to last
from Monday through Saturday of
Guards Prepare To Go
To Camp Pendleton
Haywood county's two State
Guard companies and the second
regimental staff under Col. J. Har
din Howell have completed prep
arations for this summer's en
campment at Camp Pendleton, Va.,
where the entire state brigade will
assemble Aug. 15-23.
The 13-man supply detachment
from Waynesville's Hq. and Service i
Company, with Capt. Marion
Bridges in charge, will leave Sun
day with a jeep and two trucks,
ahead of the main body of troops.
They are scheduled to spend the
first night in Raleigh and arrive
at Pendleton on Monday to draw
supplies for the regiment. Plans
are to leave at 8 o'clock Sunday
Members of the, detachment in
clude SSgt. Grover Robinson, Sgt.
Russell Lawrence Robinson, Ken
neth Lowe, Sheehan, W. Robinson,
C. Robinson, Cpl. Messer, Sgt. G.
Milner, Powers Haskett, Troutman,
and G. Rathbone. Sgt. Hundley
also is hoping to make the trip.
Interest Is High
Presented during the month that
marks the one hundredth anniver
sary of the oratorio. "Elijah" will
open the week-end's musical pro
gram at Lake .luiuluska tonight at
Willi the largest crowds of the
season piesmt at the assembly
grounds, interest is keen for the
two programs tonight and Satur
day night picscnlcd with leading
singers and full choruses from
Atlanta's Waller llcrhurl Produc
tions. Saturday Hie opera "Martha" will
be presented with lull orchestra
under the baton of Mr. Herbert.
The chorus of tiO voices and 21
piece symphony will eifliance the
effectiveness of the performance,
which will he staged and directed
by (ilen Janus.
Mendelssohn's oratorio is con
sidered one of the greatest musical
works based on a Biblical character.
The St) voice Oratorio Singers will
feature Helen llegwood Tomlinson,
contralto; Helen Ardell McGee,
soprano; Hubbard Upchurch, tenor;
and Mr. Herbert, baritone in the
solos. Robert Lowrance will con
duct the orchestra.
Leading roles in the opera,
Martha, will be sung by Betty
Boone taking the part of Lady
Harriet Durham, maid of honor to
Queen Anne; Alice Tomlinson as
Nancy, confidante of Lady Harriet;
Frank Love, Jr. as Plunkett, a rich
farmer; and Hubbard Upchurch as
Lionel, Plunkett s foster brother.
One of the most tuneful of all
operas, the famous "Last Rose of
Summer," an old Irish tune to
which the poem was titled skilfully
in Flowlnw't famous work, prom
ises to bring a satisfying point
in the .Saturday night performance.
The comedy roles of Lord Tristan,
sung hy Al Flowers, and the
Sheriff by Mucky Walters complete
the list of solo roles.
I Distribution of uniforms for
members of the Waynesville Town
ship high .school band will be made
Wednesday afternoon, the 14th, at
the Presbyterian church between
the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 o'clock,
according to ("has. Isley, director.
Al llhose who expect to play in
the senior band are asked to come
to the church and get their uni
forms, which are In be cleaned
and allered prior to Hie opening of
school. Mi. Isley pointed out that
the students would have two weeks
in which to h.ive (heir uniforms
put in condition, so that they
would he ready for use at the open
ing of the school term.
Col. Hardin, Lt. Col. M. H,
Bowles, executive offica-; Capft.
Ralph Prevost, adjutant; and Lt.
Arthur Ledbctter, supply officer
for the third battalion, will leave
Waynesville Sunday afternoon to
report at camp Wednesday.
Hq. and Service company, with
40 men, under 1st Lt. Frank Byrd
and 2nd Lt. Guy Messer, and Can-
ton's Machine Gun company, at
full strength of 50 men and thre
officers, Capt. Frank M. Davis
commanding, will leave by com
mercial bus on Aug. 14. The main
body of the brigade will move to
camp on August 15 by bus and pri
vate automobile, with more than
1,500 guardsmen expected to at
The camp training this summer
will include some basic training
and emphasis is to be placed upon
services expected from the guardr
state. However, from Raleigh the
state Ad j .-Gen. J. Van B. Metts
(Continued en page six)
Survey Of Business
A survey of the current tourist
season by The Mountaineer brought
to light many conflicting opinions.
While the hotels, guest houses and
other accommodations report a
greater number of guests, various
firms and agencies in the area feet
that it Is not quite up to last year
or to the expectations of the spring.
The peak is anticipated next week.
The majority who are of the lat
ter opinion attribute the decline in
nunber to the rantrirtioiiK placed
on peopl from Florida affected
polio areas hy the atate board of
health. If this should be dropped
even at this time, they teel thai
thcra would be a considerable pick
up during September.
The office of the Chamber of
Commerce revealed that there are
more accomodations this year than
last with new tourist cabins having;
been built during the past year
and more home opened to guests.
It was also learned from the of
fice that all indications point to a
longer season, that will extend into
September, judging by inquiries
coming from out of town people
A check with rental agencies
revealed that prior to the polio
restriction imposed on the Florida
area, from which this section draws
the largest number of summer vis
itors, they had never had so many
calls for houses and apartments,
but that there was a decided drop
after the rules were put intq ef
fect. Yet despite (his one rental agent
stated that he felt there were
more people in town and passing
through than last year.
The management of the Waynes
ville Country club reports that this
(Continued on Page Two)
Increase Over '45
Total enrollments in the iwhsels
whirh opened last week have been
announced as follows by Jack Mes
ser, county superintendent:
Bethel, 578 in the elementary
grades as compared with 559 last
year and 223 enrolled in the high
school as against 185 in 1945, show
ing an increase in the totals of 55
There have been to date 158
enrolled during the first week of
the term in the Cruso school as
compared to 18H last year.
The Cecil school had an enroll
ment last year of 12(i while this
year it has dropped to 120.
Elementary enrollments in Crab
tree school for current, term are
328 as compared to 343 lar.i year,
with 70 in 1945 in Inch school a;
compared to 85 in 194'i, showing
an increase in Mais of 10 this
In the Fines Creek :chonls (hero
have been 288 enrolled in the ele
mentary grades as against 307 la .1
year with 80 currently enrolled m
high school as against. fi2 Inst year.
There will be a small increase
noted until the last of this month
as it will be then before a full
enrollment will be made, according
to Mr. Messer.
Eegs and Poultry
Eggs fciid live poultry remained
steady at the Farmers Exchange
Prices are the same: Eggs, 45r;
fryers, S0c-32c; hens, 20c-22c. Re
ceipts in Asheville hare been run
ning light and the market about
steady. Grade A large eEgs brin?
42e; A medium and B large. 37c;
grade C, 32c. With heavy supplies
brought to the live poultry martet,
fryers and broilers bring 30 to 33r;
heavy hens 25 and light hens 20c
The demand is strong for Snap
Beans and Squash at the Farmers
Exchange, with best quality beans
getting $1.50 and No. 1 squash $2
when bought for shipment Pota
toes have a weak market, the cur
rent price being $2.20 per 100 lbs.
(Continued on rre Twe ' .