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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-a-Veek In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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No. 92 8 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 194C
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
suitable for a Class
ill be proposed to
Board of Commis
evly date by B. A.
airport engineer for
Lier was here inspect-
Fridav. and found
ich he would propose
bi of none of the sites
Eublic. and all are in
of the county. A
Iway 3.200 feet long
wide would be re
Class Two port, he
be port would permit
win B plane, and with
(roaches, a DC-3 could
the National Aviation
endatlons will have
lied to the regional
fcmber 12th. The con-
the Haywood board
tiers will be made be
of the' Wes'ent J?
Ip. the federal gov-
!d pay 25 per cent on
land, and 50 per cent
lopmcnt, with local
tng the remainder of
niaier was accompan
ispection trips by M.
wad of the CAP unit
statement was made
lion of the three pro-
was said they are in
not on a rid
pection here of sitpo
p a ridge would be
a valley site. A
made due to winds.
Pointed out that pre-
blow thp samp urav
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pantly changing on
f ne site at Clyde, pre-
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rport Engineer Likes Three Sites In Haywood
DR. J. L. COBB. Waynesville
Pharmacist, was elected president
of District 1, N.C.P.A. at a meeting
of the group here October 3.
Dr. J. L. Cobb, Waynesville
pharmacist, was elected president
of District 1, N. C. Pharmaceutical
association at the organization
meeting held here Oct. 3.
Doctors Lexley Barefoot of Ashe
ville, was elected vice president
and M. Salley, also of Asheville,
secretary-treasurer of the group.
The . meeting was held at the
Hotel Gordon, with 30 pharmacists
from western counties attending.
Several guests and visiting officials,
officers in the state organization,
spoke to the group. E. C. Daniel
of Zebulon, state president, deliv
ered the principal address.
The complete program went off
as scheduled, and the meeting was
followed by luncheon at the Wayne
villa. Fox Hunters Group
To Have Barbecue
Approximately 250 people are
expected at the Haywood County
Fox Hunters Association barbecue,
which will be held Saturday after
noon starting at 3 o'clock at the
Arrangements have been made
by the committee in charge to have
a big feast and all round good time,
announces J. W. Killian, president
of the group. All members are
urged to come and bring their families.
Tt , '.w:.v.v.v.-M.a
Community Taking Part
In Fire Prevention Week
Yesterday Inaugurated Fire Pre
vention Week thrbughout the na
tion, and special emphasis will be
given the occasion here In this com
munity. The fire department is urging
that every business place, home
owner and citizen, check their heat
ing systems, electrical wiring, and
remove trash from places that
could cause damage in case of
So far this year, the fire loss
for the community is more than
$13,500 according to Clem Fitzger
ald, fire chief. Most of the dam
age was In residential sections.
On page eight of today's issue
are listed a number of ways to
prevent fires, and a comparison
of the steady increase of fire losses
in the United States. North Caro
lina is entering wholeheartedly.
Governor Cherry, State Fire Mar
shall Sherwood Brockwell and oth
er state officials have issued gen
eral appeals, pointing out the great
Many Slew Buildings
Erected, Started Here
Since First Of Year
To Open Next
At All Precincts
Republican judges for Haywood
county voting precincts during the
November general election were
announced upon receipt of the list
by Walter Crawford, chairman of
the County Board of Elections.
Registrars and Democratic judges
were announced previously. All
registration books were taken by
the various registrars Saturday;
and will be open at the precincts
the next three Saturdays.
Republican judges are as fpl
loWK Beaverdam No. 1, Sam Felmet;
Beaverdam No. 2, Gladson Haney;
Beaverdam No. 4, John Teague;
Beaverdam No. 5, George A. Wil
son; Beaverdam No. 6, J. B. Mc
Clure. East Fork, Wilburn Clark; Pig
eon, Harvey Hargrove; Cecil, Harry
Rogers; Clyde. Charles B. Haw
kins; Ivy Hill, Ernest Moody; Jon
athan, Vinson Morrow; Iron Duff,
Crabtree, Taft Ferguson; Fines
Creek, Henry Haynes; White Oak,
Plato Bramlett; Big Creek, Holis
Sutton; Hazelwood, Paul Davis;
South Waynesville, Grady Farmer;
North Waynesville, Millard Howell;
Lake Junaluska, Tom Fincher.
Lions Club On
John Williams, Veterans Admin
istration worker for this area, ad
dressed the Waynesville Lions club
at their meeting Thursday, describ
ing the work he was doing and
explaining features of the veterans
program under the GI Bill.
Mr. Williams gave an interesting
talk, speaking mostly of the "On-the-Job"
training and government
assistance to veterans attending
school, phases of the program
which he administers here. The
Lions joined the other Haywood
civic groups Monday night in at
tending the barbecue at the Live
stock and Home Arts Show, and
will not meet on their regular date
I this week.
annual loss of life and enormous
destruction of property in North
Carolina as a result of fires started
carelessly or otherwise.
State Fire Marshall Brockwell
declares that the largest contribut
ing causes to fires in homes
throughout North Carolina are
heating appliances, furnaces, stoves
and chimneys, electric wiring and
equipment, including electric irons.
Permits Let In
Hazelwood During MG
Despite materials shortages, hard
to find construction workers, and
high prices, Waynesville and Haz
elwood have shown substantial j
growth in 194b. 1 he numoor it
new houses and business buildings
that have sprung up this year in
both communities is following the
trend set by births at the county
hospital setting new records
In a survey of buildinK permits
let in the two communities. The
Mountaineer finds proof of the
growth. But the figures received
are not wholly complete, since it is
estimated that in Waynesville at
least 12 new residences are cur
rently going up without the builder
having secured a permit.
It is generally accepted, also,
that the majority of new home
construction is going on outside
of town limits. A drive along main
highways and secondary roads will
bear this out, for in every com
munity and township signs of the
post-war demand for housing are
From outward appearance It
seems that the days of the two and
three story, large family dwelling
has about passed. Four to six-room
houses are the general rule.
In four months, June through
September, T. Henry Gaddy, who
lets building permits in Waynes
ville, reports a total of 13 permits
issued. All but two were dwellings,
one being let to remodel a business
building, and one for the construc
tion of a new business. An esti
mated $47,600 was to be spent
under these permits, the largest
amount, $18,500, for four dwellings
begun in September.
Mr. Gaddy remarks that those
who built without a permit are sub
jecting themselves to a possible
fine of $50.00.
Hazelwood since the first of the
year, reports G. C. Summerrow, has
issued 47 building and remodeling
permits. He figures that 80 per
cent of the construction is going
into residences, five and six-room
houses built by or for veterans.
Several new business places have
been built, with much growth along
Allen's Creek and Ralcliff Cove
are two of the smaller communities
that have added many new homes
this year, although in all sections
many new buildings arc being add
ed to bear out the fact that Hay
wood is a good place in which to
Livestock Show General Program
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
9:30 A. M. Street Parade of 4-H dubs. F.F.A. Chap
ters and Home Economics Clubs.
10:00 A. M. Judging Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Home
12:00 Noon Lunch.
1:00 P. M. Judging Beef Cattle, Home Arts Exhibits.
NIGHT OF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
6:30 P. M. Band Concert, Waynesville and Canton
7:15 P. M. Parade of Champions. (Radio Broadcast).
8:00 P. M. Guest Speaker, Lt. Gov. L. Y. Ballentine.
8:30 P. M. Special Musical Entertainment.
9:00 P. M. Contest for Haywood County Square
Dance Team Champion award silver
9:30 P. M. Contest for Champion String Band of Hay
wood County award silver cup.
10:30 P. M Contest for Champion "Buck Dancer."
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
10:00 A. M. Judging Horses
12:00 Noon Lunch.
1:00 P. M. Fifth Annual Haywood County Hereford
Breeders Consignment Sale 5 bulls, 50
females Col. Earl Gartin, Auctioneer.
This is the demolished truck which crashed head-on Into a Trallwnys bus about 10 o'clock Saturday
night in East Waynesville Vinson Woodrow I.ealherwood, driver of the truck, was instantly killed, and
two passengers aboard the bus received minor injuries. This photograph was made for The Mountaineer by
Ingram, of Skyland Studio.
One Killed When Truck Crashed
Into Trailway Bus Here Saturday
N. C. Health Meet
The following from the district
health department are attending
the three-day session of the North
Carolina Public Health Association
which is being held in Winston
Salem this week: Dr. Mary Michal,
acting head of the department,
Mrs. J. R. McCracken, supervisor
of nursing in the district, Mrs.
Ruby liryson, Haywood county
public health nurse, and Mrs.
Johnny Cuddeback, laboratory
Mrs. J. R. McCracken, who is
chairman of lue division of public
health nursing, is presiding over
the meetings of this group.
As Truck Runs Head-On Into Bus
Pet Dairy Plant
To V. W. Lcatherwood
Vinson Woodrow Lcatherwood,
33, was instantly killed and two
others injured shortly after ten
o'clock Saturday night, when the
1 93(5 Ford pick-up truck driven by
Lcatherwood, crashed head-on into
a Trailways lius in East Waynes
ville. The bus was enroute to Ashe
ville, and Lcatherwood was com
ing into Waynesville, when the
accident happened near the l'ct
Dairy Products plant.
Investigating officers, which in
eluded Waynesville police and Pa
trolman (). li. Roberts, found that
the Lcatherwood truck sidoswiped
a ear and then swerved to the left
side of the highway directly into
I lie pal h of the bus. The impact
was so great that the front of the
bus was lifted several inches from
the pavement. The truck drove
hack into the bus, completely de
molishing the truck. The truck
radiator was pushed back anil down
on the motor, and the front wheels
; twisted outward.
Officers said Lcatherwood was
killed instantly. It took consider
able effort to extract the body from
: the twisted mass of the wreckage.
R. O. Turner of Asheville, was
! the driver of the bus, and had three
passengers aboard at the time of
the crash. Two of the passengers
received minor injuries. They
were Mrs. J. L. Ward of Canton,
and Richard Jones of Dillsboro.
Both were taken to the Haywood
County Hospital where they rc-
Frank Davisi, in charge of the
j wrecker, said he had to lift the
j front of the bus Up, and then pull
me entangled trucK irom under
neath. A crew of mechanics from Ashe
(Continued on page 3)
Eggs and Poultry
j Eggs at the Farmers Exchange:
; 55c a dozen. Fryers 25c a pound,
j Hens 22-23c. In Asheville, with
egg receipts light, the market for
j top quality was stronger: A large
61-63; A medium and B large 51,
! grade C 32. . Live poultry market
j firm, receipts moderate. Broilers
(Continued on page 3)
Hurt In Crash
Three persons received minor in
juries when the cars of John D.
Plott and Hiirnclle Crawford crash
ed together on the Dellwood Road
around !):00 o'clock Saturday night.
(). R. Roberts, slate highway pa
trolman, investigated the accident.
The injured were: Mrs. Plott,
wife of Mr. I'lott, who was riding
with her husband and Mrs. Craw
ford, wile of Mr. Crawford and
Miss I'r anccs !!ai Ion of Waynesville
who were in the Crawford car.
They Were taken to the Haywood
County llo: )it,il tor treatment, but
were allowed to leave for their
Mr. Plott is 'aid to have been
coining out ol I la1 Lake Junaluska
Road winch conies inlo (lie Dell
wood Road at the lime the Craw
ford car v a ; passing, Mr. Plott
was heading toward Maggie and
Mr. Crawlnrd ua traveling in the
direction of Wa nesville.
Roth ears were damaged, but
Mr. Plott was able to drive his
vehicle while a wrecker was called
to bring in the Crawford ear.
This Is National News
paper Week In America
This is National Newspaper
Week, a period set aside each year
to focus special attention to the
services newspapers render their
communities. The official slogan
for the campaign this year is "A
Free Press Voice of Freedom,
Guardian of Liberty."
Freedom of the press is still a
historic issue for winning the" peace,
and newspapers put to work this
cherished constitutional right of
freedom of the press when they
champion the public's interest in
home town communities, whether
the community be large or small.
The newspapers of the nation
played a big part in winning the
war and are taking their place in
the fight for a permanent peace
and lasting victory since V-J Day.
Newspaper sponsored drives col
lected scrap metal,
and fats, publicized the seven great
war loan, drives and many other
vital projects during the war.
Less spectacular than this war
Monday; Big Crowds
Expected At All
Three big tents went up for the
Haywood County Livestock and
Home Arts Show on Saturday, and
Monday morning many of the cat
tle and other animals were arriving
and workers on exhibit booths and
Other activities were completing
arrangements with no let-up of en
thusiasm. AH Indications were for the big
gest and best county-wide show of
Haywood county's variety of prod
ucts yet held, with record crowds
expected to be present.
Activities will center in the tents
and bus shed, above the athletic
field at the Township high school
grounds, and in the football sta
dium tonight where the band con
certs, speech by Lt. Gov. L. Y. Bal
lentine, string music and folk danc
ing will be held.
Preparations to accommodate
600 persons at Monday night's bar
becue were being made by David
Underwood and the hard working
folks on his committee in charge
of that feature. Wayne Corpening,
county agent, was expecting John
W. Goodman, assistant director of
the State extension service, as an
additional guest from those prev
iously announced to be at the bar
becue and watch the show. Guests
also were expected from the Ecusta
Buses will bring members of the
farm youth organizations in for
this morning's parade. The Waynes
ville high school band will lead
the parade, followed by a wagon
(Jarvis Allison's) carrying the of
ficers of the show. Some of the
better cattle and horses will march
in the street parade, and the 4-H,
Home Economies clubs, and F.F.A.
chapters will follow, marching two
abreast with banners at the head
of each community group.
Members of the 4-H club county
councils will carry the national flag
of that organization. Nancy Pos
ton of Bethel, H. R. Caldwell Jr.,
of Crabtree, Joyce Smathers of
Cruso, and Frances Williams of
Waynesvilla, arc officers for the
More than 100 hundred head of
cattle, sheep and swine had ar
rived by noon Monday at the
show grounds. Members of 11
Home Dcmonstrationclubs had be
gun work on their club booths, and
the industrial exhibits were being
arranged to show the products of
the principal manufacturing plants
in the county.
TO REPRESENT DISTRICT
Dr. W. K. Chapman of Waynes
ville was selected one of the three
delegates to represent the First
District Dental society at the state
convention. This selection as
made at the district conference
held Monday at the Langren hotel
record, but perhaps more mean-
ingful to the average newspaper
reader is the role of the newspaper
as a public servant devoted to the
interest of the public in home-town