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The Waynesville Mountaineer
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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No. 95 14 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1946
or the urau 101
October and Novam-
Wed. and announce-.
L would be no quota
as made in a let-
the local board
the s'ate director of
us taken, explained
because of the large
Kiof enlistments and
of 25.000 others
UK country during
because of "budget
i the War Depart-
the present selective
tends only until next
his latest action will
e as the end of the
eir olds, however,
to register when they
explains Miss Edna
Berk for the Waynes
krd, But there will be
until January, and
requirements it is
that inductions will
ions have been re
e Haywood county
May, when a summer
went into effect,
from this county
by voluntary enlist-
Kharge was filed with
Je board during the
M of Pfc. Zeb Han-
Creek, who was re-
army in August at
a McCallum, wcll-
on first place in the
N of paintings held
diversity of the
painting was a still
''"i won over a large
"tries in this group,
"urn came here with
also an artist, from
Ms ago and they
wme of Mrs. Meade.
P "s also an artist of
The Mountaineer by
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'Eye To Future'
IN AN "Eye-to-the-future" con
test, limited to hospital patients
and personnel in Tokyo, Japan, a
bathing suit designed by Army
nurse Lt. Florence Serbin of Wil
mette, 111., won third prize, in the
American Red Cross-sponsored con
test. The suit, made from a nurse's
old uniform tied with silk para
chute cords, is shown being mod
eled here by Elaine Meredith,
civilian actress technician. (Inter
national). Glenn Noland Is
Elected To Head
The Haywood County School
masters club was reorganized
Tuesday night at the Bethel High
school, with Glenn Noland, teacher
in the Crabtree school, elected pre
sident. Hugh Rogers, principal at
Cruso, was elected vice-president,
and Frank Kirkpatricks, of the
Fines Creek school, secretary-treasurer.
This was the group's first meet
ing since 1942, when gas ration
ing went into effect.
Eighteen men teachers from
schools over the county attended
the meeting. They decided to hold
regular sessions on the first Mon
day in each month, with the No
vember 4th meeting at Fines Creek.
The club is organized primarily
to discuss school problems in the
county and pool ideas for solving
Talented Negro Singers
To Offer Program Here
The Southern Sisters Quintet,
stage and concert singers who have
appeared on the radio, will present
a program at the Court House here
on Friday night, Oct. 25, starting
at 8:30 o'clock.
This group is sponsored by the
Jones Temple Mezion church.
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Brown Predicts Majority
Of 6,000 For Democrats
"Back In the Democratic
"On November 5th, the Demo-
cratic majority in Haywood should
exceed 6,000," the chairman con-
Truman Ends Price
Ceilings on Meat
i To Supply Public
1 Locally grown and processed
meut is already on several market
counters in quantity as the result
of President Truman's putting an
end to price control, and all butch-
. er shops expect to offer a full
I variety of cuts within the next few
; Although prices are reverting to
i those prevalent (Turing August be
I fore the decontrol board placed
I meat back under OPA, local relail
I ers feel that once the supply starts
meeting demand that natural com
petition will level costs to consum
I ers within several months, depend
ing upon the public's reaction.
Choice western beef will reach
Waynesville by next week, but
cured meats (bacon and ham) will
I not arrive in quantity for about
j 30 days. Poultry and sea foods
I are expected to drop in popularity,
and prices will either stay at their
present rate or drop a little.
At the Food Store and Ray's
I there is a full supply of local beef
and veal already. The Dixie Store,
whose supply is received through
Armour, one of the large proces
sors, also has a small amount of
beef on hand and expects to begin
Hiring Hwir-ctwrrtm irmxt week
Local beef, one retailer explains,
is bought dressed, before cutting,
for around 30 cents a pound, and
western beef from the big dealers
costs about 43 cents a pound if it
is the same as during the August
period when price controls were
out. This difference will be reflect
ed in the prices paid by the house
wife, who will be able to get locally
grown round steak for 52 cents
while the choice western cuts will
retail for 75 cents.
The absence of price control has
brought these sample increases at
one market: round steak, 7c; ham
burger, 5c: and roast, 6c.
Pork products will be slower get
ting to market. Chops and sausage
will arrive at most places within
a week, but bacon and ham are
not expected to be supplied well
enough to meet demands until No
vember. Although President Truman has
steadily been in favor of keeping
meat prices under OPA, he an
nounced the decision Monday night
to abandon this control because the
supply had become so small. West
ern cattlemen had kept their beef
from the market to put on pressure
for ending ceiling prices, and poli
ticians urged the president to do
something to restock the household
icebox prior to the congressional
election. He finally yielded, with
reluctance, and set on a course
that will dissolve price ceilings on
(Continued on Page Six)
Voters May Register
Until October 26th
Registration books will again be
at each precinct Saturday for those
who have not yet qualified to vote
in the November general election.
The books will be available at
any time between now and next
Saturday. Oct. 26, at the homes of
registrars except when they are
at the precincts for new voters and
transfers. There has been little
change, as expected, since they
were first opened Oct. 12, accord
ing to Walter Crawford, chairman
of the county board of elections.
Challenge day is November 2,
and the election will be held Nov.
tinned, a, he explained the exlen-
vember second, when an outstand-
jng program will be staged in the
afternoon followed by a dance at
the Armory mai nit,"-.
Polling Places Named
For Burley Tobacco
Quota Vote Oct. 25th
WIFE of Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl
former German chief of staff, is
shown writing a wire to General
1 1sMihower pleading' for clemency
The War Trials commission verdict
of death, however, was carried out
by the hangman one minute past
midnight Tuesday on Jodl and
nine other Hitler leaders. Her
mann Goering committed suicide
by poison in his cell the night be
fore, removing his repulaton of
bravado and the possibility of being
considered a martyr by the German
To Enter Beef
Show In Biltmore
Twelve or more baby beef cattle
owned by Haywood county 4-11 and
FFA members are expected to be
entered in the Fat Stock Show and
Sale that will be held Wednesday
and Thursday, Oct. 23-24, at the
Planter's Warehouse in Riltmorc.
The show is sponsored by the
N. C. Bankers association and the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
Four groups of prizes will be
awarded. Class I is for individual
steers, spayed or Martin heifers;
Class II is county groups one ani
mal from each county; Class III is
county groups of home raised ani
mals; and Class IV is for fitting
and showmanship. Several special
awards will be made by national
Hereford, Shorthorn and Aberdeen
Rules of the show require that
the entries must have been calved
since Jan. 1, 1945; each cxhibtor
is limited to three entries in each
class. All exhibits must be in
; place by 6 p. m. Tuesday. Judg-
ing will start at 1 p. m. Wedncs
day, and the sale will start at
1 p. m. Thursday.
Miss Mary H. Elmore, teacher
of biology and general science of
the Waynesville Township high,
was elected vice president of the
12th Congressional district of the
Young Democrats clubs at North
Carolina at -the annual meeting
held in Asheville last Saturday.
Miss Elmore, whose home is in
Franklin, attended the meeting as
a representative delegate from
Macon county, and also an execu
tive member of her county organi
zation. Miss Elmore has served as a
member of the 33rd state senatorial
committee during the administra
tion of Governor Hoey as governor.
She was also a delegate to the
state assembly of the Y. D. C. in
Raleigh, and attended the regional
conference of the 13 Southern
states held in Winston-Salem.
Growers Get Choice
Of One Or Three
Or No Quotas
Polling officials for 21 voting
places in the referendum on Bur
ley tobacco quotas were announced
following the meeting Thursday of
AAA committeemen at the Court
The referendum will be held
throughout the Burley growing
area on Friday. Oct. 25. Ballots
have been distributed to the poll
officials in Haywood county and
all plans now are complete for
conducting the vote.
R. C. Francis, chairman of the
Agricultural Conservation commit
tee in Haywood, points out that
growers will vote on one of three
propositions: ( 1 ) Do you favor mar
keting quotas for three years
1947-49? (2) Do you favor quotas
for one year 1947, but oppose
quotas for three years?, or (3) Are
you opposed to any quotas?
This is the first quota referen
dum since 1943, when the required
majority was in favor of a three
year quota plan. Haywood county
growers voted then almost unani
mously in favor of quotas, which
limit the crop produced to meet the
demand of buyers, and authorized
the government to make loans on
the tobacco produced.
Federal law requires that two
thirds of the voters must favor
quotas in order for them to go in
Jeff H. Enlow, AAA field man,
and J. H. Potter, from the Raleigh
office, discussed with the coun
ty committeemen plans for the
voting and the 1947 Burley pro
gram during the meeting Thursday.
Voting places and officials arc as
BKAVKRDAM: Chamber of Com
merce W. P. Harris, M. M.
Duckett, J. B. Hipps, Thomas Mann.
CECIL: Brown's Store Carl
Woody, G. H. Massie, Ed Burnett.
CLYDE: Ed Fincher's Store
F. E. Ilaynes, M. A. Leatherwood,
CRABTREE: George Rest s Store
A. W. Ferguson, J. M. McElroy,
R. G. Sanford.
CRABTREE: Crabtree School
J. C. Haney, Willard Best, Fred
EAST FORK: Oils Massie's Store
I. H. Cogburn, K. L. Burnett.
FINES CREEK: N. C. James'
Store M. M. Kirkpatrick, Charlie
FINES CREEK: Charlie Rath
bone's Store L. Z. Mcsser, Hugh
Rogers, Paul Ferguson.
FINES CREEK: Homer Tran
t ham's Store Homer Trantham,
IRON DUFF Jarvis Caldwell's
Mill J. R. Caldwell, J. M. Morrow,
IVY HILL: Burgin's Store, Dell
wood D. J. Boyd, C. A. Campbell,
C. F. Owen.
IVY HILL: Brooks' Store, Mag
gie H. M. Plott, Mrs. Wylma Shel
nutt. JONATHAN: Amos Moody's
Store N. W. Carver, Jule Boyd,
JONATHAN: Hardy Carver's
Store Vinson Morrow, John How
ell, Sam Chambers.
JONATHAN: Mt. Sterling Reed
Sutton, J. M. Caldwell.
PIGEON: E. B. Rickman's Store
J. F. Justice, E. B. Rickman.
PIGEON: Ellis Burnett's Store
W. W. Hyatt, Carl Edwards, Jim
PIGEON: Cash Smathers' Store
J. G. Robinson, Fred Long.
WAYNESVILLE: AAA Office
C. R. Liner, Claude T. Francis,
WHITE OAK: Duckett's Store
Jesse Jenkins, Sam Ledford.
WHITE OAK: Robert White's
Store W. L. Messer, Melvin Mes-ser.
FILM TELLS HOW THEY KEPT SECRET
: 'T.,':- " VV
HOW TWO WOMEN kept one of the
revealed In a film play concerning the
They are Mrs. Jean O'Leary (left)
confidential secretaries, shown above
of security for the Manhattan project.
In the picture, which will be released
Only 10 Schools Make
Accredited I-?st From
Haywood County System
Dickerson & Co.
Dickerson and Company of Mon
roe, who submitted the lowest bid
for the paving of the Dellwood
Junaluska road, was awarded the
contract Monday by the State High
way and Public Works commisson.
Their bid amounted to $108,439.25.
Provisons of the contract will
have the construction company lay
crushed rock on the road, starting
at the Dellwood side, before win
ter. Work is to start within 20
days after the contract was signed.
Paving of the stretch will be com
pleted next spring.
The road is being used now be
tween Waynesville and Dellwood,
with a packed dirt surface. How
ever it was feared that rain and
ice during the cold weather would
make the stretch impassable dur
ing winter, but after the rock is
laid it will be in condition fori
Mrs. J. Rufus McCracken, district
supervisor of public health nurses!
of the group of which Haywood is j
a part, was elected chairman of
the Public Health Nursing section j
of the North Carolina Public
Health association at the meeting
held last week in Winston-Salem.
Mrs. McCracken, who served as
vice chairman of the section during ;
the past year, in the absence of the
chairman at the meeting presided ;
in Winston-Salem last week. j
Mrs. Ruby Bowles Bryson, Hay-
wood county public health nurse, :
acted as secretary of the section.
Arrest Made Thursday
On Local Jobberies
One suspect has been arrested by
local police in connection with the
robbery of three Waynesville fill
ing stations that took place Satur
day and Tuesday nights.
It is expected that the entire
case will be solved within the next
few days, with authorities now
about ready to make other arrests.
Saturday night the robbers en
tered Dill Howell's station on
Main Street, getting about $70 in
currency from the cash register.
Then on Tuesday night three sta
tions were entered, Howell's, Clay
ton Walker's Esso station on Depot
street, and Cogdill's Gulf station
i ' 'AT, 1
biggest secrets in history will be
development of the atomic bomb.
and Miss Gertrude Elliotte, both
with Col. John Landsdale, Chief
Screen actresses will portray them
in the near futurc.(In(crnational)
Too Stiff For
Schools To Meet
Only 1" of 25 Haywood county
schools for white students and
neither of the two Negro schools
meet the State Board of Educa
tion's requirements to become an
accredited public school.
An accredited school is one con
sidered to be providing the proper
educational facilities and adequate
training for its pupils. However,
for various reasons every school
district in the stale has been un
able to meet the present standards
set -this applying in greater de
gree to Negro schools, where only
211 from the total of 1,768 are ac
credited. Of the 1,(145 while schools, 1,020
have been accredited by the state
hoard, according to the 1945-46
"Educational Directory of North
Carolina" issued by the State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction.
In Haywood county, the Bethel,
Clyde, Fines Crick, Waynesville,
Crabtree and ('anion high schools
are approved, and the Hazclwood,
Beaverdam, North Canton and
Pennsylvania Avenue elementary
schools. Two other elementary
schools in the county, Crabtree and
Clyde, arc expected to be added
to the accredited list this year,
reports Supt. .lack Messer.
It. is possible to have the larger
elementary schools become accred
ited, he explains, but due to the
small number of pupils in many
of the schools they can never meet
the standards .set by the slate.
To become accredited a school
must meet the following require
ments: One teacher per grade,
A majority of the teachers must
have class A certificates. All spe
cial subject teachers (music, art)
must hold certificates in their field.
The school is required to have a
library of 300 volumes, library
facilities suitable for general
(Continued on page 8)
on Main street.
Close to $50 was taken from Mr.
Walker's station, and not a thing
was missing from Mr. Cogdill's
where the thieves had broken the
plate glass in front. The Depot
street station was entered from
the rear by breaking a door in. A
small hole was made in the glass
near the night latch at Mr. How
ell's station allowing them to open
the door there.
The arrest was made Thursday
morning by the town police, who
have been working steadily on the
case since the robberies were discovered.
Board Of Conservation
To Meet Monday
A conference to discuss plans
for making an industrial survey
of Western North Carolina will be
held here Monday, by representa
tives of the State Department of
Conservation and Development,
TVA, and officials of Western
North Carolina Associated Com
munities. Charles E. Ray, vice president
of the W. N. A. C. group, will
serve as chairman on arrangements
for the conference and the event
here is being sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce.
Between 12 and 15 delegates
from the two agencies will be
joined by representatives of the
Chamber of Commerce and other
civic leaders for the conference
which will begin at noon with a
luncheon. Immediately after the
luncheon, the group will go into
The luncheon will be held at
the Wayside Lodge at 12:30, with
the Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce as host.
Plans for making the industrial
survey were discussed at a recent
meeting of the W. N. A. C. in ses
sion at Fontana, when H. E. Hud
son, of TVA, talked on the subject.
Percey Ferebce, of Andrews, pres
ident of W. N. A. C. had invited
Mr. Hudson to attend the meeting
and present a tentative outline
of the project.
Expected here for the meeting
will be Paul Kelley, of the Depart
ment of Conservation and Develop
ment, and several associates, as
well as Mr. Ferebee, C. M. Doug
las, of Brevard, secretary of W. N.
A. C, as well as several members
of each organization.
The Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce started a similar survey
in Haywood earlier this year, and
have almost completed the work,
according to L. E. Sims, president
of the Chamber of Commerce here.
"The findings we have gathered
already have been an eye-opener,"
Mr. Sims said. "A general indus
trial survey for all Western North
Carolina will be a fine project at
this time," he continued.
Youth Hit By .22 Bullet
Is Recovering Nicely
Leonard Price, who was injured
Sunday by a .22 cal. rifle bullet
that pierced his right arm and ab
domen, is reported "doing very
well, getting along nicely" at the
Haywood county hospital.
The Farmers Exchange: Eggs 55c
a dozen, fryers and broilers 25c
a pound, hens 22-23c. Asheville
market still steady with prices the
same: A large 63; A medium and
Grade B 51c, grade C 23c. Live
poultry market weak and buying
slow and heavy bred broilers and
fryers mostly 40 to 44c, heavy hens
26 to 30c; roosters 18 to 20c.
Apples, Atlanta market steady,
boxes of Virginia 2Vi inch mini
mum, Delicious and Staymans,
U. S. No. 1, 3.50 to 4.00; VA inch
minmum, Jonathan, 3.00 a bushel,
U. S. No. 1, N. C. Rome, 3.00 to
3.50; Virginia 2V4 inch minmum.
Grimes, 2.50 to 2.75. Bulk apples of
various varieties by the bushel, Va.,
Ga., S. C. and N. C, 1.25 to 1.75,
few best 2.00.
Cabbage, Atlanta market steady,
50 lb. sacks N. C. domestic round
type 1.00 to 1.50, few best green,
Sweet potatoes, Atlanta market
steady, Ga. and Ala. bu. baskets of
Puerto Rico 2.00, to 2.50, bulk per
bu. 1.00 to 1.25.
Potatoes, market steady, 100 lb.
sacks N. Y., U. S. No. 1, round
whites, 2.85 to 2.90. Idaho long
whites washed, 3.50 to 3.75.