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Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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tndleton, where the
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Preacher - Scientist
Dr. Irwin A. Moon, of Moody
Bible Institute extension staff, is
the producer of the sound-color
film, "The God of Creation," to
be shown twice this week. First,
at the Hazelwood Presbyterian
church on Wednesday night at 8
and at the Methodist church here
at 7:30 on Thursday night.
Two Showings Of
Color Film Due
At Churches Here
Vivid full-color scenes from as
tronomy and natural science are
featured in "The God of Creation,"
a sound motion picture to be shown
twice in the community this week
Wednesday evening at 8:00, the
film will be shown at the Hazel
wood Presbyterian church, and on
Thursday ..evening at 7:30 at the
Methodis church here.
Produced iiTthe West Coast lab
oratory of Moody Bible Institute
by Irwin A.Moon, Sc. D., "The
God of Creation" is the second in
a series of evangelistic films. The
first film by Dr. Moon, "They Live
Forever," had a large showing in
all parts of the country.
In the opening section of "The
God of Creation" the audience
takes a trip to the stars by means
of solar photographs taken through
the giant 100-inch telescope of Mt.
Wilson Observatory in Southern
California, and views complex
gyrations of our own solar system.
Last Rites For
Mrs. A. E. Ward
Last rites will be conducted this
afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at Long's
Chapel, Methodist church, for Mrs.
Mary Long Ward, 82, wife of A. E.
Ward, of Lake Junaluska, who died
after a lengthy illness at 7:35 a. m.
Monday at the home of her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Morgan, with whom she and
her husband had been residing for
the past two years. Rev. Walter B.
West, superintendent of the
Waynesville district, Methodist
church, assisted by the Rev. Mr.
Robbins will officate. Burial will
be in Green Hill cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pall
bearers. Mrs. Ward was the daughter of
the late Rev. James R. and Sarah
Fitzgerald Long, and was born in
Haywood county on Nov. 3, 1863,
but spent her early childhood in
Tennessee, where her father, a
well known Methodist minister of
his day, was a member of the Hol
ston conference for several years.
She received her education at the
Asheville Female College.
Upon the return of the family
to Haywood county they made
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First Services Held
Sunday In New Rocky
Branch Baptist Church
The first services were held Sun
day in the new $10,000 Rocky
Branch Baptist church, with Rev.
N. L. Stevenson, pastor, bringing
the message, both morning and
evening. . '
A special song service was held
Sunday afternoon from, two to four
o'clock. Those In charge of the
occasion were well pleased, as al
most 200- attended.
The first Rocky Branch church
was built In 1920, the report to the
And Record Of
Describing the American Legion
as an organization that has worked
"from the bottom up not the top
down" since its beginning 27 years
ago for legislation to protect the
interests of veterans and their fam
ilies, 18th District Commander
L. L. Froneberger of Asheville gave
a spirited talk to members of the
local post to set them off on their
1947 membership drive.
The meeting was held Friday
night at the Legion Home, with a
good attendance of Legion and
Auxiliary members and visitors,
filling all the seats of the audi
torium. Hal Crawford was appointed by
post commander D. F. Whitman to
be the membership drive chairman
for the post, and Mrs. Hurst Burgin
will head the Auxiliary drive.
Wm. Medford, the adjutant, in
troduced the visiting speaker as
one whose years of experience
with Legion made him well fitted
to describe its work. Mr. Frone
berger then began his talk by re
viewing the Legion from its or
ganization in Paris "almost under
gunfire" by the late Col. Teddy
Roosevelt, Jr., and other members
of the first World War A. E. F.
"It was formed for the purpose
of helping and protecting our bud
dies," he related. It is chartered
by Congress, and has always "kept
its feet on the ground" in the
programs it sponsors and has been
fortunate in getting capable leader
All ideas for legislation originate
in the posts and work up to the
national heads who fight it through
Congress. The Legion, he stated,
fought for 12 years for pensions
for W! 'VfT r veterans" "widows" and
during the recent conflict drew up
the "G. I. Bill" to provide muster
ing out pay and educational oppor
tunities for veterans.
To the veterans of World War
II, he declared, "We need you,
and you need us." Their experi
ence in meeting the obstacles of
organiation is valuable to the
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Wednesday Is First
Signing Of Peace
Treaty With Japan
As far as could be learned, no
formal program will be held here
on Wednesday in observance of V-J
Flags will be put out in front of
business houses, and other than
that, it will be just another day as
far as observances are concerned.
Last August 14th, it was much
different. Shortly after six o'clock,
forth, heralding the news that the
forth, hearlding the news that the
Japanese had surrendered. Just
as the news came, Waynesville was
having one of the hardest rains in
its history. The storm subsided
within a few minutes after six, and
then the crowds surged forth to
Every conceivable noise-maker
was put to use, and cars loaded
with joy-makers paced back and
forth down the streets. Hundreds
of copies of the extra published by
The Mountaineer were sold. The
celebrating continued until about
Baptist Association shows,
membership last year of
Among the speakers
morning was R. L. Prevost, of
Hazelwood, who worked with the
building committee and assisted
with the plans for the new build
ing. The building is modern in every
detail, and the finishing touches
are scheduled to be made within
the near future.
A Year Ago
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A year ado, the Marine shown above had his face plunged in the
volcanic sands of the South Pacific as he and thousands of oilier Amer
icans fought desperately to null the entrenched Japs, who held out
until August 14th- for the first V-J Day.
Today the same Marine is showui on the sands of a beach, but far from
the scenes of a year ago. Here he and his young bride are shown cook
ing one of Hie fish they have just caught, while I hey relax on an outing,
remembering, but trying to forget the scenes of a year ago. lOflicial
U. S. Navy photos).
W. N. C. Communities To
Back Park Development
Registrations for Wayne:;
ville Township liii'h school
- have been .'iiiiioiinccil as bil
lows by M II Howies super
intendent, who is urj-iii;'. that
all students report on days
designated lor then grades at
the liili school office, which
will lie open Irom !:("' to 4 00
during the fivc-d.iy period ol
All members of Hie current
12lh grade are asked to regis
ter on Monday. I!)th.
Students of 1 llli grade will
register on Tuesday JJOIh.
Student:; of 1 01 h grade re
quired to register on Wednes
day I si.
Students of !Mh glade will
register on Thursday, the 2nd.
Students of I he iilh grade
are expeeled to register on
WASHINGTON - The Civilian
Production Administration ordered
that henceforth new homes he held
for sale to veterans for a period of
60 days, rather than 30 days as previously.
Federation Picnic To
Be Held Here Saturday
Plans have been completed for
the annual Farmers Federation pic
nic for Haywood on Saturday, Aug
ust 17th at East Waynesville school.
An attractive and entertaining
program has been arranged, with
J. G. K. McClure, president of the
organization as master of cere
monies. Included on the program will be
the Federation string band. Rusty
Waldrop's string band of Macon
County, Alex Houston, ventrilo
- And Today
Several specific projects, with
emphasis to be placed on develop
ing the N. C. side of the Great
Smoky Mountain National Park,
were adopted at Thursday night s
meeting of the newly organized
W N. C. Associated Communities
Miss S. A. Jones represented the
Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce at the ineeling, which was
formally organized in July to pro
mote by joint action of the com
munities in this area its overall
development. One of their organ
ization goals is to have each com
munity now without a Chamber of
Commerce to form one, a step that
Murphy ha.- taken already.
Percy Foresbee of Brevard, pres
ident, was the presiding officer at
the meeting in Cullowhee, intro
duced It. Getty Drowning of Ra
leigh, chief locating engineer for
the Stale, who. gave a talk on the
Blue Ridge Parkway and oilier
road work. The Parkway stretch
from Balsam to Soeo Gap, where
some work is going on at present,
was lisled as one of the projects
the Associated Communities are
The projects chairman Francis
Heaz.el of Asheville, discussed the
need of belter accommodations for
summer visitors throughout the
area, lhc construction of a museum
at Raven's Ford in the park to
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quist, of Hendersonville. Neal Anne
Allen, acrobatics, of Canton, act of
two people dressed as chickens,
and Yates Bailey, giving animal
calls. Always a favorite in Hay
wood, the Drake sisters of Hender
sonville, who have just returned
from Hollywood. Many local per
formers have been invited to at
tend. Following the custom of other
years, the Federation will provide
free watermelon and lemonade.
Nine Haywood Home
Clubs Will Go to State
College For Meet
A large number of the members
uf the Haywood County Home
Demonstration clubs are planning
to attend the Farm and Home week
to be held at Stale College, in
Raleigh, from August 19(h through
23rd, it was learned from Miss
Mary Margaret Smith, county home
Among those who have sigued up
to go and have made definite plans
are the following:
llipps. Can! on. Route
Swain, ("anion Route
1, Mrs. Paul
2, and Mrs.
Wiley Donaldson, of Canton.
West Canton Club: Mrs Arletha
Watts, Canton Route 3; Mis C. H.
Greene, Canton Route 3, and Mrs.
Theo. Clark, Canton, Route 3.
Crahtree Club: Mrs. Way Ics
ser, Clyde, Route 1.
Morning Star Club: Mrs. D. K.
Morgan, Canton, Miss Willie
Smalhers, Canton Route 2; Mrs.
li. R. Mease, Canton, Mrs. J. L.
Cannon. Canton, Miss Sarah Can
non, Canton, Mrs. Kd Harkins. and
Mrs. M. H. Hyatt, both of Canton
Clyde Club: Mrs. Roy Medford,
Waynesville, Route 2; Mrs. Otis
Cole, Waynesville, Route 2; Mrs.
F.dyth Cannon, Clyde; Mrs. Eliza
beth Carr, Clyde; Mrs. Charlie
Jonathan Creek Club: Mrs. F. R.
Kennedy, Waynesville, Roule 2.
Allen's Creek Club: Mrs. Elmer
Green, Waynesville, Route 1.
Fines Creek Club: Mrs. D. R.
Noland, Clyde, Route 1; Mrs. Mark
Ferguson, Clyde, Route 1, and Mrs.
C. S. Greene, Clyde, Roule 1.
Francis Cave Club: Mrs. Henry
- Lake Junaluska- Club: TWr. Frank
Will Not Open
For Last Week
The Waynesville Summer Players
will not open the "Theatre in The
Sky" tonight, for the fifth week's
performances, as previously sched
uled, according to a formal state
ment by Maurice Geoffrey, manager-director.
The theatre had ad
vertised "Post Road" for tonight's
The losing of the show was the
result of failure to reach satisfac
tory agreements between eight of
the eleven members of the cast and
Mr. Geoffrey, this newspaper learn
ed, after a series of Interviews
yutterday with both parlies
Conferences were held on Sal-
: urday and Sunday by the manager-
director and the eight members of
the cast. During the rehearsal
j Sunday night, the play was "called
j The original schedule called for
five plays to be given one each
j week, and for four nights a week,
i Mr. Geoffrey tried to get an
other company to come here and
put on a play for the next four
nights, but all efforts failed.
In a paid advertisement today,
he points out that holders of season
tickets can contact the Chamber of
At the same lime, Mr. Geoffrey
says he wilf be back next summer
for the second season of the
"Theatre In The Sky."
Larry L. Williams visited his
family during the past week.
Record Crowds Attend
Annual Decoration Day
At Buchanan's Cemetery
More than 250 people attended
the annual Decoration services at
Buchanan Cemetery Sunday on
Aliens Creek. The attendance was
the largest on record, according
to the committee in charge.
Rev. William Queen was the prin
cipal speaker, and the program was
in charge of Rev. Will Massey. The
services began with group singing,
and was concluded with a group
The group raised funds for the
erection of a tool house, and de
cided to sponsor a flower garden
Large Crowds Mark
Congressman Waller .ludd, of
Minnesota, former missionary to
China, who will speak from the
! Lake Junaluska platform this
morning al 1 1 o clixfc and tonight
at 8 p. in.
Congressman Walter .ludd of
Minnesota, a former missionary to
China and the man "whom religion
drove into politics" is the pro
grammed platform speaker at U
a. in. and 8:00 p m today at the
Lake Junaluska Assembly.
The annual observance of "Duke
Day" al Junaluska brought a large
crowd to the assembly, where Dr.
Harvie Brauseoml), dean of Duke's
Divinity school and Cancellor-elect
of Vanderhilt University spoke on
"The Democracy of High Educa
tion." Charles A Dukes, repre
senting the Durham institution,
presided over the night program
Monday, which included special
music and a color lilm depicting
Opening his address, Dr. Brans
comb referred to the special lies
bridging Duke and the .liinaluska
ronimiinity . "The determining fac
tor," he statcj, "not only al Duke
bill on all campuses this fall is
the return of the GI's. They, on
the whole, have brought about a
notable change in campus senti
ment. The veterans are out for an
education. The Rah-liali attitude
is definitely absent.
"Higher edueat ion has also be
come democratic for the first lime
in our history, attendance at col
lege now bring independent of
family financial status."
Speaking of the dangers of the
present educational situation, he
warned that colleges and universi
ties will dilute the quality of their
teachings. "A second danger is
that il may become, to a predomi
nant extent, utilitarian and scien
tific. A third danger is thai hie
support ot slate schools by federal
funds will put privately endowed
schools in a secondary position.
"Privately endowed schools," Dr.
Braiisconib declared, "must insist
upon a high quality of education
even al the expense of numbers,
must, maintain their emphasis on
the humanities and social studies,
and .must strengthen their finan
cial resources to -jucct their in
creased cost of educational opera
tion." to provide flowers for graves of
those whose relatives have moved
away. "In this way." a commit
teeman explained, "there will al
ways be fresh flowers on all
A substantial sum was also
raised for the committee to use
in keeping the cemetery cleared
and beautified. The committee for
the year is composed of Rev. Will
Massey, Charlie Buchanan, Earl
Browning, Monroe Oxner and
James. Page. The treasurer is Floyd
Pays Tribute To Fine
Families From Area
Jarvis Caldwell of (he Iron Duff
section of the county was elected
president of the Cataloochee Fami
lies al the reunion of the former
citizens of this area of the county
which Is now included in the park
al the gathering of the family clans
on Sunday at the first reunion held
since the war.
Elected lo serve with Mr Cald
well for the coining year were.
Mrs. Vaughn Palmer of Lake Juna
luska, as treasurer, and Bill Palm
er, of Canton as secretary of (lie
With perfect weather the cai
began arriving at an early dale
Sunday morning at Palmer's Chapel
where the families gathered lo ob
serve the 17th annual meeting of
the groups, who had left the area
to make their homes in other sec
tions. By the noon hour there
were more than 700 members of the
family and friends present
Monroe Redden, of Henderson
ville, candidate for congress from
this district was I he principal
speaker of the day. Mr. Redden
congratulated the families on tlieir
fine custom of getting together
each year. He praised the high
type of citizenship that the area
had produced and the fine records
they had made as they look their
place in other sections.
"I should like to pause here to
pay tribute to one of your most
distinguished sons, Jonathan
Woody, who is recognized not only
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Editor's Note: In this ar
ticle Mr. Medford lakes up
the Farm Tour at Manteo and
concludes the observational
phases of it. Friday's letter,
concluding the series will be
more personal and humorous.
By V. V. MEDFORD
The dust of 1,300 miles of travel
was brought back to Haywood by
r.r men and 20 women who attend
ed the four-day out -ol -county lour
that ended Friday when the con
voy of 18 cars crossed the moun
tains from South Carolina and re
turned lo their respective homo.
A varied group made the trip,
a larger number than usual were
elderly folks, one lady being !!!)
years old, and about a dozen wrr
ex-GI's who were making the tour
in connection with their farm (rain
ing. Mrs Grace J. Fi.Jier, a Cor
nell University student who i;
spending the summer at Lake Juna
luska, was the only person not
from Haywood counly to make Hie
It was generally agreed that the
"Lost Colony" pageant was the
most interesting part of the trip.
The Haywood group enjoyed many
good meals ahuig Hie route, in
cluding a watermelon feast at
Hartsville, S. C.
Wayne Corpening led us early
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Eggs and Poultry.
The market is running steady
on eggs and live, poultry locally,
with the Farmers Exchange quot
ing the same prices: eggs, 4c
a dozen, fryers, 30c-32; hens 20c
22c. A similar report comes from
Asheville, with light supplies
brought in. Grade A large eggy.
43c to 45c; A medium and 1! large,
39c-40c; grade C, 29c. The live
poultry market in Asheville is dull
with supplies heavy. Fryers and
broliers 30c, heavy hens 22c-24c;
light hens 20c per lb.
Vegetables and Apples.
The Farmers Exchange: best
quality snap beans $1.50: squash
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