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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, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ie Stale Highway
t of the largest
vei taken in this
hen they stopped
jhway near Clyde
rung C00 gallons
north nearly $12,-
according to un
ison and his wife,
mpson, both of
brought for near
House the same
iund over to court
jossession for the
00 gallons of non
quor." s were driving a
ded for Asheville,
Jones, assisted by i
and E. C. Guy,
Jthe site of the old
Is side of Clyde.
lase of the liquid
ed into a small
n's bond was set
at of his wife at
,nd were released
fc their trial.
50 members of
strict five Presby
Itcd to attend the
(leeting will begin
h the registration,
i service starts at
fc church, will lead
ss for lunch, the
re-open at 1:30
until 3:30. Mrs.
Went of the Ashe-
will conclude the
a Stewarship En-
- D l
Wednesday, an ap-
lrsi btate Bank,
PPen a branch at
MVPr tV,o i .
i '..c asbeis ana
Jlitics of the bank
jjhe First National
rllle at Fontana.
ere oDenpfi fv,
during the con-
F two men wanted
Nlty fnr -11 .
lie tWn rr,
I lo men, were
fere k - "earing
bound to SuPe.
-"ids not done
le Mountn.V i
f Bureau y
L Fair ta
fl the sta of
en Mab Liquor
At Clyde Friday
00 Gal. Load
Under N. G.
Tentative plans for North Caro
lina's postwar National Guard were
announced Thursday, and will call
for Waynesville to furnish an anti
tank company. Canton is to re
cover the 30th Signal company, the
same unit it had in the pre-war
Adjt.-Gen. J. Van B. Metts, of
Raleigh, announced the assignment
of 110 units to towns and cities
over the state. The 119th and
120th infantry regiments of the
30th "Old Hickory" division will
remain in North Carolina, plus the
addition of special and service
troops, making an overall strength
of 13,000 men.
In an anti-tank company a mini
mum of 60 or more soldiers must
be enlisted. Most of the present
members of the State Guard are
expected to be absorbed into the
National Guard, which will furnish
pay at rgular army scale for periods
One technicality in the way of
enlisting personnel for the National
Guard a ruling that prevented
persons of draft age (19 to 29) who
had not completed a term of mili
tary service from serving was re
moved by a War Department ruling
The National Guard is expected
to be reorganized shortly after the
first of the year, after which the
State Guard will be disbanded.
During the transition period it will
be possible for a person to belong
to both organizations.
Draw Jury For
The Haywood county board of
commissioners drew the jury for
the November term of Haywood
county Superior court, criminal
term, at their regular third Mon
day meeting yesterday.
Drawn to serve the first week
were: Walter Chambers, of Jona
than Creek; Rufe Buff, of Ivy Hill;
E. J. Schulhofer, Waynesville;
Lawrence Francis, Cecil; Zemery
Hoglen, Crabtree; J. Carlyle
Haynes, Clyde; Cleve W. Medford,
Clyde; W. L, Ammons, Beaverdam;
Frank Rathbone, Fines Creek; Ho
race Anderson, Clyde.
Edd W. Brown, Clyde; J. Harvey
Beach, Clyde; Ralph W. Ensley,
Waynesville; D. Ray Cathey, Pig
eon; Oral Yates, Iron Duff; Roy A.
Haynes, Clyde; John Caldwell,
Ivey Hill; Hilliard Moody, Waynes
ville; Howard Shook, Clyde; G. G.
Leatherwood, Waynesville; Clar
ence Medford, Beaverdam; W. B.
Green, Fines Creek; Odie Fish,
White Oak and Joe Mlchal, East
Those drawn to serve during the
second week of court were; Sam R.
Rathbone, Waynesville; Ben James
Crabtree; Matt L. Burress, East
Fork; Martin W. Suttles, Clyde;
Charles B. McCracken, Fines
Creek; Marl L. Cathey, Pigeon; Al
len Burgess, Jonathan Creek.
J. F. Rogers, Crabtree; Edd W.
Wilson, Beaverdam; J. Manson
Medford, Iron Duff, Joe M. Stamey,
Waynesville; Dave H. McElroy,
Iron Duff; J. Boone Swayngim,
Waynesvile; M. Hub Caldwell, Ivy
Hill; Paul Derguson, Fines Creek;
B. R. Leatherwood, Cataloochee;
Carmon Arlington, Fines Creek;
and Fred T. Peden, Beaverdam.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Sims an
nounce the birth of a daughter, in
an Asheville hospital, on Saturday,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, Jr. and
Mrs. Bryan Medford left Monday
for Washington, D. C. to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Dellinger.
HE TOOK ARMY FOR A RIDE
IMPERSONATING an Army colonel, ex-private Albert L. Hardwicke
(right) 25, requested a pilot and plane at the Army Air Field, at Miami,
Fla. Lt. James L. Daggett (left) was assigned to him. Taking over the
controls in the air, Hardwicke began stunting and crashed into Biscayne
Bay. After they had been rescued, Hardwicke was held by the U. S.
Marshal's office and Daggett returned to the field, minus $700 which
floated out of his pocket, and plus some head bruises. (International)
Democrat Rally Opens
Afternoon o! Ihv. 2nd
Meeting Held Here
In Office Of Haywood
Agents In All Day
Six district home agents from the
19 counties of district number one
of the State Federation of Home
Demonstration clubs with the dis
trict agent at large, Mrs. Pauline
Totchkiss, met here in an all-day
session in the office of the Hay
wood home agents.
The purpose of the meeting was
to complete plans for the coming
year for the home demonstration,
4-H club and neighborhood leaders'
programs in the counties of the dis
trict. The group recessed at the
noon hour for lunch at Wayside
The agents present in addition to
Mrs. Hotchkiss were: Miss Anne
Benson Priest, of Henderson coun
ty; Miss Josephine Johnston, of
Swain county, Miss Maude Searcy,
of Mitchell county, Mrs. Florence
Sherrill, of Macon county, and Miss
Velma Beam, of Clay county and
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, of Hay
wood. The nineteen counties included
in the western district are: Alle
ghany, Burke, McDowell, Bun
combe, Haywood, Macon, Graham,
Cherokee, Swain, Clay, Henderson,
Transylvania, Yancey, Mitchell,
Ashe, Avery, Madison and Watauga.
Promoted To New
George A. Jones, native of Clyde
who has been employed by the
Southern Railway system in this
district since 1917, was promoted
to the newly created position of
commercial agent with headquar
ters in Asheville, it was announced
Mr. Jones left Haywood county
at an early age, and finished high
school at Hendersonville. He be
gan working with the railroad as
a clerk at Canton, later serving as
cashier. In 1920 he went to Ashe
ville as a rate clerk in the division
freight office and in 1925 had been
promoted to chief clerk to the as
sistant general freight agent.
The National Labor Relations
Board reports that 1,651 cases were
filled with it during August, an all
time high record for a month and
that 73 per cent of them were
petitions for elections and the rest
complaints of unfair labor practices,
Redden and County
Candidates To Speak,
Plans have been completed for a
"dual" Democratic county - wide
rally here on Saturday, November
2nd, according to C. E. Brown,
The rally will get under way
at 1:30 with a concert by the
Waynesville Township high school
band, .followed by a program in the
court room, featuring Monroe Red
den, Democratic nominee for Con
gress and John Queen, present
solicitor, as the two speakers. Mr.
Redden will be presented by W.
Roy Francis, and W. G. Byers will
present Mr. Queen.
All Democratic nominees will be
formally presented to the group.
At 8:00 o'clock a square dance
will be held at the Armory, with
three string bands playing. The
bands will be Carpenter's, Haney's
and the Soco Gap band.
A record breaking attendance is
expected at both occasions, Mr.
Brown said, as this will be the only
rally held in the county before the
election on November 5th.
Revival to Start
At Dellw'd Church
A revival will begin Sunday eve
ning at the Dellwood Baptist
church, starting at 7:30 o'clock,
with the Rev. George MehafTey of
Waynesville as evangelist. Services
will be held each evening at the
same hour through the following
The public is extended a cordial
invitation to join the worship in
From 8 HI
Haywood countys polling places
for the Burley tobacco quota vote,
Friday, October 25th, will be open
from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. All eligible
persons are urged to vote, since the
growers' final decision will have
much effect upon this important
crop in relation to price and supply
in the future.
"Congress has made it possible
for us to decide for ourselves
whether we want marketing quotas
continued for 1947," states R. C.
Francis, AAA committee chairman,
"and it is up to us to go to the
polls and state our pefrerence."
A high percentage of the 1,500
growers, tenants and share-crop
Woman Killed, ESusband Injured In
Auto Oollison Here Sat. Night
Mrs. Mary Frady
Is Victim Of
On Pigeon Street
Mrs. Mary Frady, 58, was killed
and her husband, Liner Frady, was
critically injured around 7 o'clock
Saturday night when they were
struck by an automobile on the
Pigeon road about a mile from !
Waynesville, near the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Louie Siler. They were
walking east and the car was travel-1
ing in the same direction.
James Franklin, 21, of the Fran
cis Cove section, was given as the
name of the driver of the car bj
Sheriff R. V. Welch.
Franklin is being held in the
Haywood county jail in connection
with the accident.
No date has as yet been set for
the hearing, it was learned from
the sheriff's department, the hear
ing pending the condition of Mr.
Mrs. Frady was pronounced dead
on arrival at Haywood County hos
pital, where she was taken im
mediately following the accident.
Mr. Frady was reported by his at
tending physician to have suffered
a compound fracture of Uie leg,
fractured ribs and possible internal
injuries. He has been in a critical
condition since the accident.
Investigating the case were State
Highway Patrolman E. W. Jones,
and Wade McDaniel and John Kpr
ley, deputies from the sheriff's de
partment, who stated that the auto
mobile in which Franklin was rid
ing after striking the couple over
turned in the ditch. ...
Funeral arrangements for Mrs.
Frady are incomplete, due to the
grave condition of Mr. Frady.
In addition to her husband, Mrs.
Frady is survived by two daughters,
Mr.. Grady Sisk and Miss Polly i
Frady; two sons, Liner Frady, Jr.,
and Everett Frady; one step-daughter,
Mrs. Willie May Frady Palmer,
all of Waynesville, Route 2; one
brother, Tom Forga of Gastonia;
two sisters, Mrs. Ira Reece, of
Waynesville, and Mrs. Clarence Ed
wards, of Lake Junaluska, and five
Garrett Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
To High School
Rhododendron Camp of the
Woodmen of the World presented
an American flig to the Waynes
ville Township High school on Fri
day morning. Oct. 18.
Supt. M, II. Bowles assembled
the entire student body in a cir
cle around the flag pole, and the
W.T.H.S. Band, under the direc
tion of Charles Isley, was stationed
in the center of the circle and play
ed "Call to the Colors."
After this, Mr. Bowles intro
duced the representatives of the
Waynesville camp, W.O.W. , com
posed of L. C. Davis, C. C, F. H.
Leatherwood, Leo Buckner, Sr.
and Leo Buckner, Jr. Mr. Davis
made a brief and appropriate ad
dress presenting the flag which
was accepted for the school by
As the flag was being raised the
entire assembly stood at attention
while the band played "The Star
Spangled Banner," after which
Mr. Bowles led the assembly in
I the flag salute
To 6 P.M.
producers of Burley tobacco in
Haywood is expected to cast bal
lots. They will have the choice
of extending quotas for one year
only, extending them for three
years, or to end government set
Should the growers vote to ex
tend quotas, the AAA has an
nounced intentions of reducing the
1947 crop to approximately 80 per
cent of the present production. A
genral decrease in acreage will be
set, although present plans are to
have a small amount of tobacco al
lotment under the direction of the
community AAA committees for
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I "!y r
MISS MARY H. ELMORE,
teacher of biology and general sci
ence at the Waynesville Township
high school, who was elected vice
president of the 12th district of
the Young Democrats at the meet
ing recently held in Asheville. She
is a native of Franklin and attend
ed the meeting in Asheville as a
delegate from Macon County.
Miss Elmore has been prominently
identified with the Young Demo
crats and has been a delegate to a
number of state and regional group
Of County And
To Go To Asheville
Miss Margaret Johnston, county
librarian and her assistant, Mrs.
Jajnes Atkins, Jr., are scheduled to
attend the Southeastern Library
association in its twelfth biennial
conference to be held in Asheville
from Oct. 23 through the 26th. Miss
Johnston will attend the entire
conference, but Mrs. Atkins will
attend the conference on Friday.
Other librarians from this area
who will attend are Mrs. Lois Neal,
librarian at the Waynesville Town
ship high school library and Miss
Margaret Boyd, librarian at the
Bethel high school.
Others from the county who are
expected to attend the trustee's
luncheon on Thursday at the Bat
tery Park roof garden are George
A. Brown, Jr , Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn
and Glenn Palmer, members of the
Haywood County Liabrary board of
trustees. The speaker will be Wil
liam T. Polk, of Greensboro, ,who
will speak on "What's in a Library."
Attendance at the meeting from
the nine Southeastern states in the
area will include librarians, trus
tees, and friends of libraries.
Any person who is interested in
better library service is invited to
attend the meetings and view the
book exhibits, most of which will
be held in the Asheville auditor
ium, it was learned from Miss
The Haywood County library will
be closed on Friday during the day
when Mrs. Atkins is attending the
Of special interest to Haywood
county citizens will be the exhibit
from the county library, which will
include a complete story of the
Cherokee Reading club and other
projects of the library.
Central Elementary PTA
Will Meet Tonight
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Central Elementary school will
meet tonight at 7:30 in the school
Final plans will be completed
for staging the annual Hallowe'en
carnival on the night of the 29th.
A membership campaign will also
Much interest is being shown in
the carnival, and a large attend
ance is expected tonight as the
grade with the largest attendance
will get half holiday.
4-H and F.F.A.
Members To Sell
Animals in Biltmore
Eight 4-H and ten FKA members
from Haywood county will enter
baby beef in the Fat Stock Show
and Sale to be h"ld Wedhesday and
Thursday at Planters Warehouse in
Biltmore, reports assistant county
agent Bill Robinson.
Several prospective buyers from
the county and other interested
persons will attend the show as
Ted Francis of the Waynesville
4-H club, whose steer won first
prize at the recent Haywood Coun
ty Livestock Show, will enter the
Buncombe county show. The Hero
ford calf of Leslie Davis, young
Waynesville 4-H member who died
from a recent accident while rid
ing a bicycle, will be entered by
Hugh K. Terrell, Donald Mc
Cracken, Jack and Neal Stamey
from the Bethel 4-H club; Howell
Brown and Jimmy Howell of the
Clyde Juh; and Woodv Best of
Crannce, win enter animals In the
show. Wayne Corpening and Mr.
Robinson will accompany them.
Five members of the Clyde FFA
chapter, with agriculture teacher
R. C. Evans, and five members of
the Crabtree chapter, accompanied
by B. F. Nesbitt, will enter the
show and sale.
Prizes will be awarded in four
main divisions, with judging to be
gin at 1 p. m. Wednesday. The
sale will start the same time Thurs
day. Sponsors of the show are
the N. C. Bankers Association and
the Asheville Chamber of Com
merce. Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Towles
On Sunday, 19th
Funeral services were conducted
at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at
Parker s Chapel, Methodist church,
in the Crabtree section for Mrs.
Minnie Campbell Towles, 73, widow
of John D. Towles, of Crabtree,
who died at 7:15 a. m. Saturday at
the home of her son and daughter-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Towles
near Candler. Burial was in the
Rev. C. O. Newell, pastor of the
church, assisted by Rev. T. A.
Groce, of Asheville, and Rev.
James McChesmey, pastor of Oak
Forest Presbyterian church on the
Sand Hill road, Buncombe county,
Serving as pallbearers were:
Troy Moody, Woodrow Cambron,
Carl Campbell, Lee Campbell, Paul
Campbell, Frank Campbell, Jr., and
The body remained at Garrett
Funeral Home until one hour of
the service at the church.
Mrs. Towles, who was widely
known and connected in Haywood
county is survived by the following:
six sons, Thomas L. Towles, of Bos
ton, Mass., J. W. Towles, of West
Asheville, J. D. Towles, of Enka,
Franklin D. Towles, of Salem, N. J.,
Sam D. Towles, of Houston, Texas,
and Clinton Towles, of West Ashe
ville; two daughters, Mrs. Hobart
L. Morgan, Jr., of Clemson, S. C,
and Mrs. May T. Queen, of West
Asheville; four brothers, C. E.
Campbell, of Whittier, Thomas L.
Campbell, Frank Campbell and
Jarvis Campbell, all of Waynes
ville; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Cam
bron, of West Asheville, Mrs. Lucy
Reagan, of Long Island, N. Y., and
Mrs. D. O. Plott, of Dellwood.
Jack Davis, ACMM
Home For 15-Day Leave
Jack Davis, ACMM, U. S. Navy,
is spending a 15-day leave here
with his family. He is now sta
tioned at the Naval Air Base in
Norfolk, Va. Entering the service
eight years ago Chief Petty Officer
Davis has served in waters in all
parts of the world. '
During World War II he served
in both the Atlantic and the Pacific
And TVA Get
Labor Supply In
11 W. N. C. Counties
To Be Studied
A thorough 11-county Industrial
survey was launched here Monday
at a luncheon meeting, with ten
tative plans of completing the
work soon after the first of the
Representatives of TVA. the
State Planning Commission, the
state Department of Conservation
and Development and the recently
organized Western North Carolina
Communities Associates spent sev
eral hours mapping plans for
launching the survey covering Hen
derson, Buncombe, Madision, Hay
wood, Jackson, Swain, Macon, Gra
ham, Clay, Transylvania and Cher
okee counties. The survey will be
on the 11-county area basis, brok
en down to even the smallest com
munities, according to the plans
adopted here Monday afternoon.
Included in the information to
be recorded, will be the rainfall,
temperatures, stream flow, content
of water, the soils, and potential
labor markets. These are but a few
of the scores of details the sur
vey will embrace-
The survey is bemg made for the
purpose of providing potential in
dustries with complete and accur
ate information regarding the area.
The group met here as the guests
of the Waynesvilles Chamber of
Commerce, and were welcomed by
Charles Ray, vice president of
W.N.C.A. At the meeting, Ed Sims,
president of the Chamber of Com
merce presided during the lunch
eon, and then turned the meeting
I over to Percey Ferebee, president
Among those attending the meet
ing included: T. N. Hubbuch, M. L.
Dickinson, and I. N. Childs, of
Knoxville TVA office, Ed A. Con
over and James L. Hayle, and Mrs.
Hayle, of the state planning com
mission, Raleigh; Philip Swartz, of
the state department of conserva
tion and development; G. A. Jones,
Southern Railway, Asheville; Art
Jones, Asheville Chamber of Com
merce; Percey Ferebee, of An
drews, president Western North
Carolina Communities Associates;
C. M. Douglas, of Brevard, secre
tary of W. N. C. A., C. R. Freed,
Those from Waynesville register
ing for the meeting Included Mr.
Ray, Mr. Sims, Claude N. Allen,
William Medford, Jonathan Woody,
and W. Curtis Russ.
Eggs and Poultry
The Farmers Exchange: Eggs
55c a dozens fryers and broilers
25c a pound; hens 23c. Asheville
market, eggs, receipts light. Mar
ket steady. U. S. grade A large
63c; A medium 51c; U. S. grade
B large 51c; and grade C 32c. Live
poultry, Asheville, market about
steady. Broilers and fryers 40c;
heavy hens, weaker at 25 to 28c,
and old roosters 18 to 20c.
The Farmers Federation: Pota
toes, $2.10. Black walnuts, $3.25
per 100 lbs.
Apples, Atlanta, market steady,
boxes 2Vfc inch minimum, Virginia
Delicious and Staymans. $3.50 to
$4.00; 2b inch minimum, Jonathan,
few $3.00. West Virginia and Vir
ginia 2Va minimum, Staymans,
$3.25; 2hi inch minimum Yorks,
$3.75; Grimes, $3.00. N. C. Rotries
U. S. No. 1, large to very large,
$3.00 to $3.50, few loW at $2.75.
Bulk per bushel, various varieties
from Ga., Va., West Va., and N. C,
poor to oridnary quality, $155 to
Cabbage, Atlanta, market dull.
N. C. 50 lb. sactai domestic round
type, many white, $1.25 to $1.50.
Few green $1.65. S. C. green $1.40
Sweet potatoes, Atlanta, market
about steady, Ala. and Ga. bushel
baskets Puerto Rico, $3.00 to $255.
Few best higher. Poor large and
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