The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, November 12, 1946, First Section, Image 1
Mshed The Waynesville Mountaineer 49,500 People Live within 20 mile of WaynesviU their Ideal shopping center. A-WeeK fuesday Way Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park No. 101 14 Pages Associated Press News WAYNESVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1946 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties mm mi send sTo I. n Boom Is Banquet rAs Patriotic Lead In ce Oservance jin shortly before aused all units but ecidc against march ! street in I ho Armis bration. there was a w on hand to watch ich and enter the icre Rev. Paul Town r the re-dedication of :an in leading the e and Rood will, n "The Meaning of ."Rev, Mr. Townsend ideals for which the lice men gave their and emphasized that eeds this same devo ime. "America is the orld." he stated, and th person "resolve to citizen possible" by red, racial prejudice becoming "a builder rasite." oom was filled with that included many he to world wars in were in uniform snor was paid to the lofhers and fathers ibers of the American Veterans of Foreign rs of the ceremony, rs and color bearers, itman, commander of st. presided. Crockett gave the or. After the band tonal anthem under i! former Marine Cor Isloy, the Legion ad ism Medford, intro mit. Townsend as a Main who had been was of the recent war observance was 1 "ifilil with a ban Ihe patriotic groups Aond Elementary na. at which Frank hevilio was the prin- a veteran and newly scnator, spoke on fr Armistice Day." hat this is a time to W Present position, ledicate ourselves to " which we fought, 'we civic obligations " 'o promote these er Report Mountaineer by "her Bureau)- f- -Partly cloudy wcasional light "id early tnnioht fi 'ng cloudiness and T?2 laF,e r U-Fair and cool ireezing tempera les mornin e temperatures as re stafT of ,ho sto, Max. Rain fall .25 .08 .00 .00 Min. 45 45 38 37 63 69 71 ?4 thon . nti To i! of hi.l . Uar1 WflS Kter 1, i y- Jr- inn, first be r0.!ed regular ty t Wen will be heUni.rfCUit other eHistM ttwo offi- tied L l,he,unit then ' and approved ir Dead Honored in Armistice Program Details Of Program For Homer L. Ferguson Day ikre Almost Completed Speaks Here FRANK PARKER, Asheville vet eran, civic leader, and recently elected state senator, spoke to those attending the Armistice Day banquet Monday night in the Hazelwood school. Parking Lot Will Relieve Traffic In Hazelwood Town Given Use Of Space By Allen; Planning to Number Houses A free parking lot to relieve traf fic congestion in the shopping dis trict will be set up by the Town of Hazelwood on the vacant lot ad joining the store of C. N. Allen, who has donated the use of this property. The lot will be covered with cin ders or gravel and arranged for use by automobiles, states Mayor Clyde Fisher. It should be ready for use within a short time, he adds, and will aid shoppers con siderably during the rush hours of week-ends. This was decided on at a special meeting of the mayor and board of aldermen Friday night. Another meeting is to be held by the group tonight, at which time a final selec tion of a police officer to serve the town is to be made. Another project being worked on by the Hazelwood officials is to get all houses within the town lim its numbered. A survey of the town has recently been completed, and arrangements are being made for the printing of an official map. Some difficulties are being experi enced in getting the map printed, but when it is received the num bers for the various homes and business places will be assigned. Recommended ftomand NG Company by the regular army be extended Federal recognition as a unit of the National Guard of the United States and of North Carolina. Capt. James Davis, present com mander of the local State Guard company, has been recommended by Mayor Way to be unit com mander of the anti-tank company. Frank Byrd also was recommended to be one of the first lieutenants in the organization. Following the recent public an Continucd on Page Six) The committees in charge of all details for staging Homer L. Ferg uson Day in Haywood county on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, met last night and completed final details for the gala affair which will honor the internationally known ship builder on his return to his native county. Ed L. Sims, president of the Chamber of Commerce, the spon soring organization, was well pleased with the reports, and the details that have been completed for staging the big one-day affair. Dr. Tom Stringfield is general chairman, and Reuben R. Robert son, of Canton, is co-chairman of the event. Tentative plans include a motor cade from the county at large, meeting Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson and party at Canton, about 10:00 o'clock on the morning of the 20th. The motorcade will come on to Waynesville and join in a parade headed by the 55-piece band. After the formal program at the court house will be held, with Dr. String field master of ceremonies and Mr. Robertson presenting Mr. Ferguson, together with distinguished guests and members of the Ferguson party. Plans are to have the program broadcast from 11 to 11:30 over WWNC. Lachlan Hyatt, former employee of the shipyard, is In charge of ar rangements for having all former employees of Mr. Ferguson's from Haywood, to attend the program in a group. Each will be provided with a special ribbon for identifica tion. After the program at the court house, a barbecue will be given at the Armory in honor of Mr. Ferg uson. Due to limitations of food and space, admission to the barbe cue will be by ticket only. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at the four banks in the county, and at the Chamber of Commerce here and also the Chamber of Commerce in Canton. Much interest is being shown in the event, and newspapers in New port News, Raleigh, Charlotte and other points have carried articles of the celebration. The Mountaineer has under way, a special section of the papei for the 19th, carrying the complete story and life of Mr. Ferguson. Dozens of pictures will be used, and many articles about Mr. Fer guson will be included In the spe cial section. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Chambers of Salem, N. J., a daugh ter, Barbara Lee, on November 4th. Mrs. Chambers is the former Miss Hazel Lee Ward, of Waynesville. Lions p W HI HI T The Waynesville Lions club recently entertained a number of Haywood apple growers in observance -A National Apple Week. The club h ueht in three specialists from State College to discuss various phases of orchard work. The above picture for The Mountaineer was made hist after the meeting at Wayside Lodge. Seated left to right, front row, Wayne Corpening, county agent, in charge of the program; J. F. Corner extension entomologist of State College, Dr. Clyde Smith, entomologist in charge of DDT, State College, Joe S. Davis, president of the club Dr Charles Clayton, plant pathologist of State College, Howard Clapp, in charge of the State Test Farm; second row, left to right, Charles Edwards Lake Junaluska, Jack McCracken, route one, K. L. Burnette, Cruso, Watson Howell, Cruso, Ira R. Cogburn, Cruso, T. H. Rogers, Clyde John W. Boyd, member Lions Betterment committee, Robert Boone, route one, C. C. Davenport, also member of the Lions committee, and Hiram McCracken, route one.. This Is a Mountaineer photograph by Ingram, Skyland Studio. Associated Press News Added By Mountaineer Beginning with this issue, The Mountaineer will have As sociated Press services. This Is the only newspaper between Morganton and Murphy, other than Asheville, to have the services of the Associated Press. The news and features of Associated Press will be usd only to supplement the large volume of Haywood county news now being carried. Plans are under way to even expand facilities for getting more Hay wood news. In addition to a staff photog rapher, The Mountaineer will continue to get national and international pictures from King Features, as well as pic tures from the Associated Press. With these three sources of spot news pictures. The Mountaineer will carry even a larger number of pictures than Half Of Mew Uniforms For Band Are Pledged Electricity Off Sunday Afternoon Electricity will be off in Waynesville, Hazelwood, Lake Junalusjka, Balsam, and on the R. E. A. lines of this area on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. This announcement was made by H. M. Burleson, local representative of the Carolina Power and Light company, who explains that the interruption of service is being made to do maintenance work on lines. This work could not be done safely without cutting off the power. Christmas Lights For Main Street To Go Up Again Main street will be decorated in Christmas lights this year, for the first time since the use of power was curtailed during the war years. G. C. Ferguson, town manager, reports that part of the supplies for the holiday lights, ordered in Sep tember, have already arrived, and that the supplier has promised de livery of the remaining items be fore long. New equipment will be used al together, with pre-colored bulbs rather than the ones dipped in paint that were used in previous years. Lights will be placed across the street from the Baptist church down to the Hotel Gordon, between the first and 10th of December. Club Entertain Apple Growers And Specialists ever. At present, this news paper carries more local pic tures in a week, than most newspapers in towns the size of Waynesville carry in months. In getting Associated Press services and news. The Moun taineer will have news avail able from the four corners of the globe. Thousands of re porters and editors are on duty 24 hours a day gathering news, pictures and features for the Associated Press. The publishers of The Moun taineer have always felt that Haywood county news should come first, and then sectional, state and national. With the services of the Associated Press, the publishers feel that a "complete newspaper" can be given the many thousands of readers every Tuesday and Friday. Bradley Starts Drive For New Equipment At Football Game Saturday Starting at the football game Saturday night, W. A. Bradley, chairmna of the W.T.H.S. Band committee, opened a drive to equip the band with new uniforms. Pledges for the purchase of 37 uni forms were received from various firms and individuals before noon Monday, and members of the com mittee expressed the intention of completing their drive before the end of this week. Mr. Bradley, speaking over the public address system to the foot ball audience at half-time inter mission, pointed out that their present uniforms had been used since 1939 and didn't fit their pres ent wearers as well as could be ex Continued on Page Six Highway Record For 1946 In Haywood (To Date) Killed - - 14 Injured 159 (This Information Compiled From Records of State High way Patrol) Two Injured When Auto Overturns Monday Ail Car Slides Off Wet Hoad and Overturns To Injure Navy Man And Wife A navy man and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cope, were injured Monday morning, about 10 o'clock, while riding in a car driven by Samuel Knight of Hazelwood when it skidded off the raln-slickened highway east of Waynesville and overt urned. Cope suffered a broken collar bone and fractured nose, and his wife received bruises. Both were taken for emergency treatment to the Haywood County hospital; which released Cope to a service hospital and his wife was released without further need of hospitali zation. The car, a 1940 DoSoto sedan, got out of control on a straight stretch between the Ratcliff and Francis Cove curves, and went off the road. Patrolman O. R. Roberts, who investigated the accident, at tributed it to the slick road sur face. Lions And Rotarians Sell Calves At Auction The principal item of business at both the Lions and Rotary club meeting last week was the auction ing off, in packages, of the Hay-wood-grown baby beeves purchased by the two organizations during the W. N. C. Livestock sale in Biltmore. Medford Leatherwood served as auctioneer at both meetings, and the clubs realized a profit over the purchase price and additional costs that will be added to their funds for community betterment programs. At the Lions club meeting Thursday night the calf brought a total of $526, averaging $1.08 per pound. The Rotarians paid up to $1.61 a pound for their calf, getting a total of $503. The beeves had been processed at the Farmers Federation freezer locker. Rev. Malcolm Williamson had been in charge of getting the meat cut and delivered to the Rotary club. Two new members, Dr. Boyd Owen and Frank Kirkpatrick, are announced by the Lions club. Merchants Assert Some Prices To Decline; 0PA Functions Ended Sunday Haywood Merchants Look For Supply To Exceed Demand In Many Types of Goods A survey of a number of Hay wood merchants on Monday show ed they do not expect many in creases on merchandise, now that OPA controls does not exist except on rent, sugar and rice. A few items will show a slight increase, the survey showed, while a number of retailers felt some items would come down, and the supply is now exceeding the de mand. Men's slioes seemed headed for a slight increase, while women's shoes advanced only recently, and present prices will probably be toiis. There was no flurry of buying here Monday, although the stores were closed from ten until noon for the Armistice Day program, One merchant said he felt that few manufacturers would increase prices, due to the increases being made in the general supply. Com petition is again a big factor in controlling prices, as was shown on several recent spring showings in the south which were attended by many Haywood merchants. Those houses who refused to give a defin ite price on merchandise, were get ting very few orders, as buyers were not interested in taking a chance on "prevailing prices at time of delivery." Winners Are Named In Townships Republican Wins In Canton, Dispute Gives East Fork Office to Democrat Beth T. Grogan was the lone Re publican winner in Haywood county during the general election of Nov. 5, winning in the race for con stable of Beaverdam township by a vote of 1,203 to 876 for his Democratic opponent, Horace Me haffey. He will succeed Wheeler Scott (D), who has held the posi iton for 15 years and was not a candidate ii this year's election. In East Fork township the con stable race was complicated by one of the election officials writing in the name of an extra candidate for Republican voters, and when the Danots were submitted to the coun ty Board of Elections the Repub lican votes were not counted. This action placed J. B. Heather ly (D). who had received 7fi vntp as East Fork constable. The count (Continued on Page Six) Market Reports (Note: Local prices as of Mon day, others as of last week-end due to holiday). Eggs and Poultry The Farmers Exchange: Eggs 55c a dozen. Fryers and broilers 25c a pound, hens 23c. Asheville mar ket: Eggs, receipts light, market steady. A large 58c, A medium and Continued on Page Six) Wellco Now Furnishing Music To All The Wellco Shoe Corporation re cently installed a system for broad casting musical programs on a 24- hour basis throughout both their manufacturing plants here. The management has subscribed to World-Wide Laboratories for up-to-date records, which provide spe cial musical programs for every hour of the day. The programs are arranged to best fit the needs of the employees. At rest periods dif ferent music is played than is played with the plant in operation. The system is at plant No. 1 and Truman Announces Sweeping Decontrol Order Returning Goods to Free Market Price ceilings on everything ex cept dwellings, sugar and rice were wiped away completely by Presi dent Truman in a sweeping order Sunday night that meant the end of OPA. This action was taken four days after the election in which the Republicans seized control of the house and senate in a campaign around the slogan "had enough?" (of controls and shortages). The president answered the public deci sion with his sweeping decontrol order, and declared that: "The law of supply and demand operating in the market place will, from now on, serve the people bet ter than would continued regula tion of prices by the government." Ceilings were lifted from build ing materials and lumber, all tex tiles and apparel, consumer durable goods such as electric refrigera tors, washing machines, etc.; house hold furniture, heavy machinery and equipment not prevoiusly de controlled and farm machinery and equipment. Automobiles, basic metals, news print and other paper products, tires and other rubber items, all chemicals and drugs, coal and coke, transportation and laundry and dry cleaning and repair services. OPA announces that a special liquidation agency will be set up to end its work. One official also predicted price increases cf 10 to 100 per cent on the items removed from control with scarce build ing materials to jump more than 100 per cent. Other predictions: autos up 12 to 15 per cent, soap up "no limit", coal to increase 50c to $1 a ton. Water Line Completion Is Expected In 30 Days Many New Water Customers Added Waynesville's new water line was nearly one-third laid by last week end, with completion expected within 30 days. About 2,500 of the 9.000 feet line has been joined together. The con tractor in charge was planning to lest it unaer 250 pounds pressure by tieing it in to an old line near Buchanon's store up the Allen's Creek road, then coverine ud the completed section. The new line will add around 300,000 gallons daily to the local water supply, at an expected cost of near $40,000. This added water capacity will take care of the needs of Wavnes. ville for many years to come, with enougn supply to encourage growth of the town and surrounding ares it serves. Although there is a larger demand for water durine th summer than in other seasons of the year, many new water users have been added during the past six months who will be steady cus tomers. According to G. C. Fprernsnn town manager, there has been an average of 20 new water customers added per month since SDrine Rp. tween 30 and 40 of this number were new homes built around the Camp Branch road in the Allen's Creek section, and the others were within the limits of Waynesville. Employees is carried to plant No. 2 by special wire. A special machine was also installed for making recordings of speeches, music or any program which the plant might want to utilize later. Announcements can be made over the system at any time, and afford quick communi cation to every employee on duty at one time. The Wellco Shoe Corporation is one of the few plants In the South providing special music for their employees.