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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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No. 102 16 Pages
Associated Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1946
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
'or Homer L.
on Day To Be
Homer L. Ferguson
,eled, with all com
li unusual success
Iscs of the program
51 next Wednesday
U shipbuilders." as
... .iviirman of the
L employees of Mr.
j ihom to wear all
av. The ribbons can
t after today ai nn.a
L nf Coinmerce office
bnton. Ther- are no
group at the court
tai nroeram. and
tlUltUM' I u
aized during the pro
ud last details for
has been completed,
tickets have been put
L four banks in the
tbe two Chamber ot
Bices. The tickets are
onlv 600 are avail-
' -til J A
hittance win De mctue
Jecue at the Armory
lets. The program at
luse is free.
kesville chamber of
k which Ed L. Sims is
sponsoring the gala
old friends of Mr.
k. Tom Stringfield of
md Mr. Reuben B.
resident of the Cham-
kd Fibre company, are
of the event.
ps include a motor
Pie county at large
and Mrs. Ferguson
b Canton, about 10
le morning of the 20th.
ide will go on to
and join a parade
the 55-piece Waynes
:hool band. After the
Drmal program will be
Itringfield master of
nd Mr. Robertson pre-
pished guests and
the Ferguson party.
json plans to fly to the
and spend the night
He will be met in
ednesday morning by
Ion and other officials
Won Fibre firm. They
fried from the Hay-
une into Canton by
from Canton, and
N later by the county
Ne. The joint motor-
lormed on Park street
Ner the direction of
roupe and the Can-
:ad will proceed to
'Of the harlii, u
v u ,: uaa
'd as including bar
W pork, barbecued
en, mixed vegetable
cold sliced onions,
10(1 apples, coffee and
'eer is publishing
special edition about
Some 60 pictures
J'Ps he has built
la the edition. Many
J bout the yard, its
Jfte ships will also
. 't w ith a bow
1 sot rid of the
the scent. The
1 move out of
just - ' tnicKen
?5J Mountaineer by
bont th lowest tem-
1ifame as las
8ny lower in val-
' about 4 vternoon
k night Not qulte
Farm); Staff of
58 g -15
Iebralion To Honor
Ceremony For New
Building Will Be Held
A new church building and par
sonage will be started for the
Clyde Methodist church, with the
ground-breaking to take place at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, weather per
mitting, it is annoui'ced by Rev. J.
E. Sampley, pastor, and Frank
Chambers, member of the build
ing and finance committees.
The new church is designed to
have an auditorium to seat 300,
will be equipped with modern
heating facilities, and on the base
ment floor will have a kitchen and
dining room for social affairs as
well as several Sunday School
A pipe organ is to be installed
prior to the completion of the
building, states Mr. Chambers.
Stained glass windows will be
placed in the auditorium donated
by various families of the congre
gation. The building will be of native
granite, which already has been
contracted. Total cost of the church
and parsonage is estimated to be
It will be located on property
recently purchased from Hascue
Haynes, near the new Wesleyan
Methodist church. This location is
expected to afford ample parking
space. " "" """"
Rev. Walter W. West, district
superintendent, will be the princi
pal speaker at the ground break
ing ceremony. A short talk also
will be given by Rev. Edgar Price
of Asheville, a former pastor at
Clyde. John Stamey, chairman of
the building committee, and Boone
Cagle, chairman of the finance
committee, also will speak briefly.
New members will be taken in
the church on Sunday and baptism
ceremonies conducted at the site
of the new building.
Th present church building and
lot is now being offered to the pub
lic for sale, states Mr. Chambers.
The U. S. Employment Service,
which returned from Federal to
state control November 1, will in
the future follow the office hours
of other North Carolina agencies
and be open to the public on Sat
As announced by Miss DeBray
da Fisher, manager of the Waynes
ville and Canton offices, their
schedule now is from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday through Friday, and
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sat
urdays. The change was made this
week upon receiving instructions
from the state office.
Previously the employees work
ed the same number of hours in a
R. E. Sentelle
In Atlanta On
Business for H.E.M.C.
R. E. Sentelle, attorney for the
Haywood Electric Membership Cor
poration, left yesterday for At
lanta, where he went on legal
business for the corporation.
Mr. Sentelle was accompanied by
Mrs. Sentelle and while in Atlanta
they will be the guests of their
daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Smith. They
plan to return home during the
Five Service Discharges
Received By Draft Board
Five service discharges were re
ceived by the Waynesvilel area
draft board this week.
SSgt. Charles Page, discharged
Oct. 29 at Fort Bragg; T5 An
gus McClain Best, Oct. 31 at Fort
Riley, Kan.; SSgt. Arthur Smith,
Jr., Nov. 1 at Fort Eustis, Va.; and
Pvt. Brown A. Rhodarmer, dis
charged Oct. 19 at Fort Bragg were
the army releases, and GM 3c Jos
eph B. Mllner was discharged from
the navy on Oct. 30.
I K ft & 1
Pictured above is the 500-pound bear killed Nov. 7 near Max Patch after being shot by Carl and Oliver
Rathbone. The hunters are, kneeling, left to right: Rufus Sutton. Arthur Rathbone. F. R. Houston, and
Hewitt Rathbone. Behind Mr. Sutton is William Parton. In the back row, left to right, are Larry Caldwell,
Arthur Lewis, J. F. Plemmons, Vester McGaha, Carl Rathbone (holding his 300 Savage rifle), Floyd Miller.
Ethan Evans, Oliver Rathbone, Willard Setzer, Alonzo McGaha, and Jarvis Rathbone. This is a Moun
taineer photo by Ingram, Skyland Studio.
Judge Zeb V. Nettles Will Preside
it Criminal Court Opening Monday
By Fire In Cecil
Township Tuesday !
A complete loss of house, house
hold furnishings, clothing, and barn
was sustained by the family of Carl
Bridges, of the Cecil community,
in a fire Tuesday morning.
The fire was discovered by Mrs.
Rridees. who was abed sick, and
she escaped the house bringing her
two young children, one 18 months
and the .other four years old. Mr.
Bridges "Was neat The 'house' get
ting firewood, and came back in
time to take their livestock from
It has not been determined what
was the cause of the fire. Loss is
estimated at around $2,500. The
house itself was covered by insur
ance. Hazelwood PTA
Hear Talk By
Mrs. J. B. Neal
ht,.c iinmc n v,t iiK-ori n(.'' m'acti. Livae. na.pn cn-
.,, ,. ...
the Waynesville Township his:ti
school was the principal speaker
at the regular monthly meeting of
the Hazelwood Parent Teacher As
sociation held on Monday night in
the school auditorium.
Mrs. Neal took as her subject.
"Books as Bridges" and stressed
the importance of the right books
for children as bridges to a well
rounded future life socially, spirit
ually and mentally. She chose her
subject in recognition of annual
national book week.
Mrs. Grady Farmer, president
of the Association presided. The
meeting opened with the usual
ritualistic ceremony of the present
ation and salute to the national
and state flags, followed by the
singing of The Star Spangled Ban
ner. The Glee club under the direc
tion of Miss Stephanie Moore gave
During the business session it
was voted that the organization
contribute a band uniform through
the drive that is now being made
for new ones for the high school
Announcement was made that
the next meeting would be held
on December 16th and the pro
gram which will be given on
Christmas will be presented by the
students of the sixth grade under
the direction of Mrs. Robert Palm
er. Feldman, Jeweler
Returns From New York
Dave Feldman, owner of Reliable
Jewelers, has returned from an ex
tensive buying trip in New York
City. Mr. Feldman bought a large
assortment of holiday gifts which
will be shown at an early date at
his store on Main street.
THREE DIE AS HOUSE BURNS
CHESTER, S. C (AP) Three
Negro children were burned to
death near here Thursday when
flames destroyed the rural home of
their grandmother, who was away
from the dwelling at the time
working in a nearby pecan orchard.
Hunters Kill Large
One Of Heaviest
Dockets On Record
To Be Tried; Judges
The November term of Haywood
county Superior court, criminal
session will convene here on Mon
day morning with Judge Zeb V.
Nettles of Ashevilie, presiding.
Judge Frank Armstrong of Troy
was scheduled to preside at trie
term, but he and Judge
! made an exchange
The docket is unusually heavy'
and it waa thought ould last iirto
th aceeod Mk.wftMn-are 1
number of major charges icvo'v-
in automobile accidents and
The jury drawn to serve durm
the term includes the following
for the first week:
Waiter Chambers, of Jonathan
Creek. Rufe Buff, of Ivy Hili. E
J. Schulhofer. Waynesville; Lav -
rence Francis. Cecil. Zemerv Hog-
len. Crabtree. J. Car'.yic Haynes.
Clyde; Cleve W. Medford. Clyde,
W. L. Amnions. Beaverdam. Frank
i Rathbone. Fines
! Anders-on Civ de.
Edd W. Brown
Clyde; J. Har-
f!vev Beach. Clyde
ley. Wav nesv llle. D. Ray Cathev.
Plsoon: 0ral Y3lt,s. iri,n outT: Roy
j a. Haynes. Clyde: John Caldwell,
j jvcv Hill; Hilliard Mood v. Wavnes-
ville; Howard Shook. Clyde; G. G
Lcatherwood. Waynev:!le. Clar
ence Medford. Beaverdam. W B
Green. Fines Cretk. Odie Fi-li
White Oak and Joe Michal. 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. Cathev. Pigeon. Al
len Burgess. Jonathan Creek
J. F. Rogers. Crabtree: Edd W
Wilson. Beaverdam; J. Manson
.Veriford. Iron Duff; Joe M. Sta
nley . Way nesv llle: Dave H. McEl
roy. Iron Duff. J. Boone Swayngim.
Waynesville; M. Hub Caldwell, Ivy
Hill: Paul Derguson. Fines Creek;
B. R. Lcatherwood, Cataloochee;
Carmon Arrington. Fines Creek;
and F: ed T. Pedcn. Beaverdam.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Davis of
Waynesville. Route 2, announce the
arrival of a daughter, Frances Man
ning. November 7, by adoption.
"Cornzapoppin", Local Talent Show,
Is Sponsored By Haywood Youth Club
Cornzapoppin. the local - talent ! marry no one but Bob Sandrock
musical comedy sponsored by the j (Lester Burgin) the boy down the
Youth club, went into production j way.
this week under the direction of Pa Judkinfe decides to bottle the
Miss Lillian Peckham. It will be j Skunk Creek water to gain riches
presented the nights of Nov. 22-23! and become boss of the family, and
at the high school auditorium. asks the help of Aunt Bessie (Rose
The play is based on the antics j mary White), but this matriarch of
of a hillbilly family attempting to the household has lost her pet bear
get rich by bottling the "purtyjcub and can't be bothered.
;melline" water from Skunk Creek. Elmer and Mazie Mae (Jean
two hours of laugh, tunes and! Hyatt) are no neip in mis crisis been eligible for release in approxi
novelties. j and Miss Twitt' (Sue sPears) is 50 mately five months.
Characters include members of ;
the Judkins family where Elvira
played by Dorothy Sloan, rules the
roost, including her husband,
Henry, and her daughter, Sue,
whose part will be played by
Luella Hall. Elvira wants Sue to
marry the Squire (Dan Watkins),
but her daughter is determined to
Announcement that the
opening of the Chicken
its new building will be on Thanks
g:v;g Day was made this week by
J G Gcmnser, owner and man
ager of the eat;r.g place by the
highway in Haze! wood
Opened this summer as a small
- - j P!ans call for the preMnt
1" ians. the first bufldizw wasiff)rTns ,0 ?fvrn fo member, of
shoved into it new gray-white brick
quarters 50 feet Ion ana Z j feet
wide recently wt'.rs on.y a one-
da;, stop ir. serv.r. the putnic Ail
outside work on the building is
complete, and workmen now are
complet.r.e the interior.
: The new buwdir.5 is built around
! the grill, with a modernly styled
j Mmnter and four tab;os ln front.
j Wa,,s are o( natura: colored white
i A Iargc pnvatc dmmg room
i , n( v,,,,m.t,o m,
ill lilt 1' ai vi i. v. . v. . . .....
be reserved for couples only and
opened in the evenings alter 5
A niuuc box will be placed in
the private room, with an amplifier
in front. Chicken dinners, steaks
and .-(..i food will be featured on
Mr Gernner points to the large
parking -"pace around his building
to stre drive-in patrons. The
public is extended an invitation to
visit the Chicken Real, which is
open for business now while final
work is being carried out.
Haywood P.-T. A.
After being inactive for several
years, the Haywood Parent-Teacher
Association County council will be
reorganized at a meeting to start at
2 p.m. today in the main court
room at the Court House.
Officers and members of all
P.-T. A.'s in the Waynesville dis
trict have been invited to attend
the meeting by Mrs. Grady Farm
er, chairman. Mrs. T. Allen Luther
of Asheville district P.-T. A. direc
tor, will be present to assist in
getting the council reorganized.
in love witn tne bquire sne is ot
no assistance either, while Cousin
Linney Pearl (Mary Hyatt) can
think of nothing except collecting
rocks and mountain music. How
ever, Paw has a big idea and things
begin to happen with the audi
ence enjoying the situations that
precede the happy ending.
State Charter Is Granted
For Haywood Radio Station
For 75 New
Drive Will Conclude
Tonight After Much
With funds for 74 uniforms
pledged, the W. T. H. S. Band com
mittee plans to conclude its drive
at the football game tonight at
which time persons desiring the op
portunity to make small donations
will get the chance.
Hearty response has been given
by Waynesville and Hazelwood
firms and individuals to workers
of the drive, which was begun at
last week's football game by W. A.
Bradley, committee chairman. Many
additional pledges have been re
ceived this week after reaching the
half-way mark by noon Monday,
and the order for the 75 new uni
forms to equip the senior band will
be placed within a short time,
Due to the many splendid per
formances of the band in its ap
pearapces here and away from
home, the drive has found favor
able sentiment everywhere. Since
returning to the hands of their
popular director, Charles Isley, the
band has been called upon to per
form at practically all community
functions: football games, parades,
the county Livestock show, and
i other large gatherings.
; the Junior Band upon receipt of the
A complete list of donors to date
is as follows: Athletic Association
MOi, W. H. Burgin, W. A. Bradley
and Rufus Siler, Builders Supply
company, C. N. Allen, Cash Gro
cery, Curtis Drug, First National
Bank (4. Farm Agent's Office,
Chess George iWWNC Cafe) Day
ton Rubber company (one or
more). Garrett Furniture company
(2 i. M. O. Galloway.
Junaluska Supply and Charlie's
Place. Hallett Ward and Walter
West, Hazelwood P.-T.A., T. C. Nor
ris, Massie Furniture company,
Martin Electric company, Joe Mor
mino and John Boyji, L. N. Davis
company. A. C. Lawrence Leather
company (one or more)., Dr Kcr
mit Chapman, J. H. Way. Haywood
Democratic Executive committee,
Dr. and Mrs. N. M. Medford, Pet
Dairy Products, R. L.'s Taxi Serv
ice. C. E. Rays Sons 2.
Slacks, Sims Tire company, Twin
City Bus company, The Haywood
company. Dewey Stovall, Felix
Stovall. C. J. Reece, The Toggery,
Unagusta Manufacturing corpora
tion 5 , Jonathan Woody, Watkins
Chevrolet company, E. L. Withers
company, Robert Welch, Wellco
Shoe corporation (5), Waynesville
Country Club (2). Underwood
Lumber & Supply company, R. N.
Barber and .company. The Moun
taineer. Dr. Sam and Dr. Thomas
Stringfield. Jr., Bryan Medford and
Dr. J. R. McCracken, Morgan and
Ward, and Mrs. James E. Massie.
Tattooed Prisoner Gets
Away From State Camp
RALEIGH The tattooed motto
on his arms pleads "Love Me, Will
You." but the officers who hunted
Claude Brewer yesterday weren't
interested in romance.
Brewer. 38-year-old honor grad
er, walked away from Central pri
son Tuesday morning, tattoos and
all, and the warden wants him
"He can be recognized easilv,"
State Prison Department officials
said in reporting the escape, "by
the 'Love Me, Will You' tattooing
on his arms."
Brewer was sentenced from
Mecklenburg County in November,
1945, to two-three years for false
pretense. If he hadn't ruined a
good prison record by taking
French leave. Prison Inspector
Kyle Matthews said, he would have
THREE KILLED IN EXPLOSION
COLUMBIA, S. C (AP) A
terrific explosion shattered a Co
lumbia curb market wholesale
building Thursday, causing six
deaths and injuring at least three
other persons, according to police.
An AP Newsfealurel Pictograph
Fred A. Withers, 61, well known
operator and owner of the Withers
Jewelry and repair shop in West
Gastonia, died Friday morning at
6:30 in a Gastonia hospital, follow
ing an illness of three weeks.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
West Avenue Presbyterian Church
in Gastonia with the Rev. W. C.
Neel, pastor officiating, assisted by
the Rev. W. A. Hoffman, pastor of
the West Avenue Baptist Church.
Burial was in Hollywood cemetery.
Mr. Withers was the son of the
late William Andrew and Maticia
Allen Withers of Waynesville. He
left here around 25 years ago and
had been in the jewelry business
in Gastonia for the past 20 years.
Mr. Withers is survived by his
wife; two daughters, Mrs. John
Shannon, of Charlotte, and Mrs
Raymond Corvvin, of Endicott, N.
J.; five grandchildren and a num
ber of nieces and nephews.
Attending the funeral from here
were Mr. and Mrs. Porter McClure
and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Withers,
nieces and nephews.
The Carat hers funeral home was
in charge of the arrangements.
Champion To Vote
On Union Issue
The National Labor Relations
Board lias announced that thev will
I conduct an election bv secret bal
lot at the Canton division of the
Champion Paper and Fibre com
pany next Tuesday and Wednesday,
The election is to determine
whether or not the production and
maintenance employees of the firm
wish to be represented by the
A. F. of L. for purposes collective
bargaining. The vote will be "Yes"
or 'No and will be based on the
majority of votes actually cast.
The voting booths will be set up
in Champion's new cafeteria, and
all employees eligible to vote will
be permitted to do so during their
regular working hours.
The NLRB has also announced
that the C.I.O. has withdrawn their
request to be placed on this bal
lot. 4 Haywood Men Serving
On h ederal Grand Jury
Three men from Waynesville and
one from Canton presently are
serving on the Federal Grand Jury
in U. S. district court. Asheville.
Judge E. Yates Webb of Shelby is
the presiding juige. with approxi
mately 100 cases on the docket.
Haywood jurors are as follows:
Millard Howell. David A. Boyd and
Joe H. Tate of Waynesville, and
Wallror Rrnu n f n4nn Tu J
foreman is C. W. Waldroo of
One of the first cases handled
by the grand jury involved th'
Charlote divorce mill." with an
indictment made of Ward M. Blan
ton, Charlotte on charges of violat
ing the Mann act.
ECLIPSE OF SUN ON 23RD
A partial eclipse of the sun will
be visible in W'estern North Caro
lina Saturday, Nov. 23, shortly aft
er noon, weather permitting, ac
cording to officials of the U. S.
weather bureau. I
Procedure For Getting
License and Building
Station Will Take
A charter was granted on Tues
day to The Smoky Mountain Broad
casters. Inc.. for the construction
and operation of a modern radio
station in Haywood county. The
charter was granted by the secre
tary of state, Thad Eure.
The new corporation has com
pleted all engineering plans for
the station, and formal application
is being made to the Federal Com
munications commission for a
license for operating the station.
Robert M. Wallace, a radio en
gineer and broadcaster, has han
dled all the engineering details,
and will be in charge of the opera
tion of the station. Mr. Wallace
has been in radio for more than
20 years, and has met with success
in all phases of radio work. He is
now station manager of WOHS at
The stockholders of the corpora
tion were slated to meet yesterday
afternoon to elect officers. The
stockholders include, besides Mr.
Wallace, J. E. Massie, Aaron Tre
vost, W. Curtis Russ, C. N. Allen,
M. T. Bridges, William Medford,
Wayne Corpening, E. S. Slack, and
Holt McPherson, of Shelby, a news
paper man and radio official.
A thorough survey has been
made of the field, and the en
gineer's recommendation carries
the full report, pointing out that
a local station would afford ideal
radio reception at all times.
As a rule it requires several
months for an application to be
processed by FCC, and if approved
about six weeks is required to
construct a station.
17 Acres At Clyde
Bring About $10,000
About 17 acres, or one third of
the property at Clyde known as the
J. L. Morgan land, was sold at auc
tion Wednesday. The total for the
17 acres was approximately $10,
000. Medford Leatherwood was auc
T.ggs and Poultry
The Farmers Exchange; Eggs 55c
a dozen. Fryers and broilers 25c
a pound, hens 23c. Asheville mar
ket: Eggs, market steady, receipts
light, U. S. Grade A Large 57;
A medium 47; B large 47; and
Grade C 30. Live poultry, market
about steady, receipts light, fry ers
and broilers 36-38; hens 25-28: and
mixed turkeys 35-37.
Asheville: Livestock Auction Sale
Nov. 8th: Receipts light. Demand
good. Market about steady for
steers and other classes stronger.
Cows Fat butcher type 12.00
14.50; medium 10.00-12 00; can
ners and cutters 7 OO-10.00. Heifers
Good fat type 15.00-17.50; med
ium to good fat 12.75 to 15.00;
common and dairy type 9.50-12.75.
Good fat vealers 18.00-20.00; medi
um 12.00-18.00; culls and dairy
type 9.00-12.00. Steers Good to
choice butcher type 17 00-18.75;
medium to good 15.00-17.00; fair to
medium 12.00-15.00. Bulls Medi
um to good 13.50-14.00; common
to fair 10.75 to 13.00.
Sheep & Lambs
Asheville: Livestock Auction
Sale, Nov. 8th Receipts light.
Good fat lambs 17.00; medium 12 00
to 15.00; old ewes 5.00 to 8.75.
The Farmers Exchange: Potatoes
$2.10. Black Walnuts remain at
Atlanta, Apples, market steady,
boxes of Va. 2" min.. Yorks
$3.50; 2M" Staymans S3.50-S3.75;
Delicious $3.75; bushel baskets of
Va. and W. Va 2VV mih. York and
? i mm. $3.50. Bulk per bushel
irum iv i,., va., w. Va.. mostly
ordinary quality $1.50 to
Some poorer $1.15 to $1.25.
Snapbeans, Market slightly
stronger and poles steady. Ga.
bushel hampers of green round
type of ordinary to fair quality
$3.00 to $3.75. Fla Bushel hampers
of tendergreens, $4.00 to $4.25 and
poles $6.00 to $6.25.
Cabbage, market steady. Eastern
N. C, 50 lb. sacks domestic round
type, $1.15 to $1.25.
Squash, market steady, Ga. Bush.
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